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Northern California Golf Club

Fremont, CA

Northern California Golf Club

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB

We are a social golf meetup group, which offers its members an option to join our very own NCGA Associate Club by the same name: Northern California Golf Club.  To register, here is the link:

https://northerncaliforniagolfclub.memberplanet.com/

If you click on the above link, you'll see a green "Join This Club" button with a yellow star on it.

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You are welcome to join us if you are an Intermediate+ golfer. Here are some expectations:

- Familiarity with basic rules of golf and golf etiquette, particularly the practice of honoring a good pace of play;

- Respect for the game and our members;

- Adherence to our policies, including showing up for events on time or earlier if requested.

Whether you participate in our golf outings or our non-golf social events, you are responsible for any damages or injuries you cause to property or other persons. You are participating at NCGC events at your own risk, and neither the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGC is also not liable for any injuries inflicted upon it members or damages done to members' properties or loss of properties (including golf equipment, transportation, etc.) during events and travel to and from our meetups.

Also, unless you are already a member of our Beginners group, you must use your real name or initials and a recent photo of yourself when signing up. If you are not comfortable with this policy or any of our other policies, this is not the group for you.

OUR GOALS AND ACTIVITIES

Let’s play our part in promoting and practicing the industry’s goal of finishing a round in about 4.5 hours.

For over two years, we have been providing exceptional golf experience to players of all ages, and our group keeps getting better and better. We will continue to play 18-hole courses all over the Bay Area and sometimes beyond.

We oftentimes hang out after the round for a meal or a drink. This is optional, so don't feel obligated to stick around if your plans do not permit it.

We are also open to suggestions for playing various courses in the Bay Area. If there is a course you would like to play, let one of the Event Organizers know and we will look to getting it on the calendar.

FEES

Annual NON-REFUNDABLE fee: $11.36

If a member is removed from our group, this fee will not be refunded.

ATTENDANCE and RSVPs

Our attendance policy is strict. This is a requirement as we reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance, and we are required to fill those tee times. Golf courses do not like last minute cancellations as they make their money by having full foursomes.

When you receive notifications of scheduled meetups, it is not necessary to reply "No" if you are not attending an event. You have the option to click on "Yes" or "No," but you don't have to; you can simply delete the email without replying. Of course, if you RSVP "Yes" then your plans change, you must update your RSVP to "No."

Do not sign up for a meetup if there's a chance that you might have to cancel at the last minute. It's better for you to sign up at the last minute than to cancel at the last minute.

* Although one no-show may result in the removal from our group, the first no-show may only be given a warning, depending on the circumstances. 

 * Last-minute cancellations are frowned upon. A last-minute cancel is if you cancel your RSVP after the RSVP deadline or after an Event Organizer has posted the group assignments, which might be a day or two before the RSVP deadline.

* A combination of a no-show and last-minute cancellation will also result in the removal from our group.

* Last-minute cancellations will be accepted from our "regular" members who have a good attendance record—until it starts to become a habit. 

Thank you for observing and respecting our policies. We work hard to ensure that our members always have a great experience on the golf course.

Welcome to the Northern California Golf Club. We look forward to your upcoming participation.

--Lucy

114 members · Private

Bed to Shred, Biking in The Greater SF Bay Area & Beyond!

San Rafael, CA

Bed to Shred, Biking in The Greater SF Bay Area & Beyond!

We're a group of acoustic mountain bikers, road cyclists, and gravel grinders (SORRY, NO EBIKES). Grab your bike and come roll with us so long as it's purely human powered, in good working order, terrain appropriate, and you can wield it. We'll also offer occasional get fit off the bike opportunities that level up your on the bike time as well as create that innate musculoskeletal protection, via mobility, flexibility, stability, & strength training, to help keep you better protected!


I’m a bike enthusiast, strength and fitness coach, yoga & pilates instructor, bodyworker, and more who’s on a journey to improve my bike skills and fitness, as well as use the bike to continue to restore my health and well being. When the group fills out and has regular dependable attendees the plan is to put together weekend bike adventures. The aim is for all of us average Joes and Janes and the more gifted to support one another to shred on year after year, after decade, on and on! Additionally the hope is to put together weekend bike adventures.Therefore a target is for this to be an active group. We’ll offer both small and the whole enchilada group rides for MTB & road. To encourage active participation and cover the cost of this group there’s a small yearly fee. In order to hold us accountable there's a penalty for no shows. It's an honor system--true emergencies and illness are valid excuses that won't incur a penalty so long as you let us know and remove your name from the RSVP. First cancellation is a freebie. Habitual no showers will be dropped from the group. Window lickers will be dropped from the group. Excluding illnesses, emergencies, and other valid long term absences such as temporarily out of state, etc, those with unexplained long term absences will result in being dropped from the group if you've not made any rides in a quarter and didn’t make an effort to let us know you’ll be away temporarily. It’s all about accountability…we’re here to ride, right, so let’s make it happen!


Do you've a great place to ride...let us know and we'll try and get it on the calendar. Have a time you prefer to ride, but we don't offer that time...if you're willing to be the ride leader let's make it happen, drop us a DM.


Road cycling: safety first, please always have a headlight & red flashing taillight.

Mountain Biking: if the scheduled ride’s w/in 2hrs of sunset it’s advised you have a flood/bar light & spot/helmet light even if it’s expected we’ll be done before dark.


Ideally have a trail app or map of the area. I usually know where I’m going, but say you inadvertently take a wrong turn and no one noticed. You’ll appreciate you’ve a trail app/map; better safe than sorry, although someone’ll eventually come looking for you!! With that if you decide to intentionally separate from the group please let the ride leader know so the calvary isn’t sent out searching for you.


Are you up for carpooling or caravanning to a particular ride? If so, please post in the discussion area of the specific ride you’re interested in. Include relevant details such as: if you’re iso a ride or can drive; rack capacity; where you can meet; and any details you feel are important to you.


FYI: IF no one’s RSVP 24hrs before a scheduled ride, said ride, without notice, MIGHT change in time &or location. Some RSVPs will close BEFORE the day of the event. If you’re n the fence, get off the damn fence and on your bike 😁

22 members · Private

Modesto Fun, Fitness, and Adventures

Modesto, CA

Modesto Fun, Fitness, and Adventures

Thank you to everyone who participated in Modesto Women's Fun & Fitness in 2020! 

For 2021, I am changing the name and focus of the group. While it will still be about fun and fitness, it will also be about new adventures and experiences. The group will also be open to women AND men. These activities will incorporate all three of those things--Fun, Fitness, and Adventure. I plan to research and schedule lots of fun outdoor activities and will welcome anyone's ideas going forward.


Group Changes for 2021:

Another change will be that members will now need to introduce and say a little bit about themselves upon joining. If you are already a member, please go in and answer these questions about yourself so that I and other group members can learn about you! In addition, while joining the group is free, in order to participate in future activities there will be yearly membership dues of $10 per person (a small price to pay for fun and meeting new people) in order to offset the cost of organizing the group. Additionally, I will be requiring everyone who joins to have a clear, recognizable photo of THEMSELVES in order to be a member. This is for several reasons, but the main ones are so I know what you look like when you join an event and can account for everyone that signed up, and most importantly, for all group members safety and security. If you join without posting a photo or use a one of a pet or one of your kids instead (not that we don't want to see them too!), I will kindly ask that you post a photo of YOU within seven days. If one is not posted by the deadline, you will be removed from the group. I will continue to look for free and low-cost activities, however, if there is a cost involved this will be posted on the event information, so please be sure to read it carefully and follow the instructions.

I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming year, experiencing new and enjoyable activities, and once COVID starts to settle down, participating in both indoor and outdoor activities. Safety precautions to decrease the likelihood of contracting the virus will always be of utmost importance!

163 members · Public

East Bay Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Ed) EVERYBODY WELCOME!!!

San Leandro, CA

East Bay Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Ed) EVERYBODY WELCOME!!!




Words from the group's founder: Daniel "Uber" Bäsel


I am looking to start up a casual pick up game here in the East Bay with some like minded people. To see if you are interested, let me introduce myself...

About me:

I was born and raised in Germany and played soccer from the age of 3 all the way through high school and then casually into my late 20's.

Now in my mid-30's and many pounds heavier, I am far from peak conditioning but would like to start casually playing soccer again on the weekends.

Ideally I would like to play either Saturday or Sunday mornings for about 2 hours in the San Leandro/Castro Valley/Hayward area at a location we can all agree on. I can provide the nets and cones as well.

EVERYBODY is welcome, but if you are a pro player and expect an ultra competitive setting this may not be for you.

I would love to build a little community of like minded soccer fans from around the world to spend a few hours with each week kicking the ball around!

If you are interested, please join this group and i will get in contact with you!!

RULES:

Here are a few rules to follow when deciding to join us for a friendly pick-up game. most of these are pretty "common sense" but I still think it is a good idea to lay them out so everyone knows what to expect (Please note that breaking these rules will eventually result in a ban from this group):

1) "The Golden Rule": We are all here to have fun, get a little exercise in and walk away happy and most importantly healthy. Slide tackling/Body Checking is ABSOLUTELY NOT permitted ANYTIME and doing so will result in a warning as well as a free kick for the other team. 

2) "Everybody's Game" : This is a MeetUp group for EVERYONE who would like to come and play. Young and old, male or female, skilled or brand new to the game of soccer. Please treat it as such. If you are a skilled player with lots of experience, try to involve the players who may be new to the game as good as you can.

3) "Foul Language" : We are all adults in this group and I sure have a potty mouth at times. Just a few things to keep in mind though. Cursing or directing foul language at another player is NOT TOLERATED and will result in a warning. If the game angers you to the point where you have to direct foul language at another player, perhaps this is not the meetup for you.

4)"Goalies" : Most people don't like to play goalie but if we all share the duty of playing goalie, it becomes less of a hassle for everyone. Please volunteer to play goalie rather than having to be asked to.

1092 members · Public

Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group

Fremont, CA

Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group

We are a social golf meetup group for those who have experience on a golf course, as well as beginners who have taken professional lessons.


Due to player developments or improvements in the golf skill level of many of the members, we branched out from our sister Club, the Bay Area Beginner Golf Meetup Group.


I am the creator of the below rules for the BABGMG (in 2012), so I am copying, pasting and updating them here, starting with some of our expectations:


- Familiarity with basic rules of golf and golf etiquette, particularly the practice of honoring a good pace of play;

- Respect for the game and our members;

- Adherence to our policies, including showing up for events on time or earlier if requested.


Whether you participate in our golf outings or our non-golf social events, you are responsible for any damages or injuries you cause to property or other persons. You are participating in NCGC's Beginner+ Group (NCGCb+) events at your own risk, and neither I/the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by you or any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGCb+ is also not liable for any injuries inflicted upon it members or damages done to members' properties or loss of properties (including golf equipment, transportation, etc.) during events and travel to and from our meetups.


Also, you must use your real name or initials and a recent photo of yourself when signing up. If you are not comfortable with this policy or any of our other policies, this is not the group for you.


OUR GOAL

Let’s play our part in promoting and practicing the industry’s goal of finishing a round in about 4.5 hours.


OUR ACTIVITIES

Although this is a new golf meetup group, many members of this Club have been golfing together for more than 8 or 9 years. For close to a decade, we have been providing exceptional golf experience to players of all ages, and our group keeps getting better and better. We will continue to play 18-hole courses all over the Bay Area and sometimes beyond, as well as schedule 9-hole events and group golf lessons for the newer golfers in our group.


We oftentimes hang out after the round for a meal or a drink. This is optional, so don't feel obligated to stick around if your plans do not permit it.


We are open to suggestions for playing various courses in the Bay Area. If there is a course you would like to play, let one of the Event Organizers know and we will look to getting it on the calendar.


FEES

Annual NON-REFUNDABLE fee: $15.00 

If a member is removed from our group, this fee will not be refunded.


ATTENDANCE and RSVPs

Our attendance policy is strict. This is a requirement as we reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance, and we are required to fill those tee times. Golf courses do not like last minute cancellations, as they make their money by having full foursomes.


When you receive notifications of scheduled meetups, it is not necessary to reply "No" if you are not attending an event. You have the option to click on "Yes" or "No," but you don't have to; you can simply delete the email without replying. Of course, if you RSVP "Yes" then your plans change, you must update your RSVP to "No."


Do not sign up for a meetup if there's a chance that you might have to cancel at the last minute. It's better for you to sign up at the last minute than to cancel at the last minute.

* Although one no-show may result in the removal from our group, the first no-show may only be given a warning, depending on the circumstances. 

 * Last-minute cancellations are frowned upon. A last-minute cancel is if you cancel your RSVP after the RSVP deadline or after an Event Organizer has posted the group assignments.

* A combination of a no-show and last-minute cancellation will also result in the removal from our group.


ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS   

-- I understand that pace of play is very important to this group. If I am a slower player, I agree to pick up my ball if necessary to maintain a good pace of play.

-- Although there will be some 9-hole meetups scheduled, I understand that most of the meetups will be for those who are at an advanced-beginner or intermediate level. As a beginner, if I’d like (more) 9-hole or easier 18-hole meetups scheduled, I will request them.

-- I understand that this group takes its rules seriously and that infraction of any of the group’s policies will result in my removal without a refund of my membership dues.

-- I agree that by RSVPing to a meetup, I am committing to attend that event. I understand that cancellations should only be for exceptional circumstances and that multiple cancellations will result in my removal from this group without a refund of my membership dues.

-- I understand that some meetups may require a pre-payment, and in the event that I am unable to attend, it is my responsibility to find a replacement player. If a replacement is unavailable, I understand that I forfeit my pre-payment.

-- If health-related mandates are issued (including for COVID-19), I will be participating in NCGCb+ events at my own risk, and I agree to follow any and all social precautions imposed by the golf course and the county in which the course resides. 


Thank you for observing and respecting our policies. We work hard to ensure that our members always have a great experience on the golf course.


Welcome to the Northern California Golf Club's Beginner + Group. We look forward to your upcoming participation.


Lucy

Organizer

Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group

47 members · Private

Bay Area Golfers

San Jose, CA

Bay Area Golfers

Membership is limited.

$7 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE REQUIRED FOR JOINING. Annual dues are used to offset annual $198 MeetUp expenses. We request pre-payment because tracking and chasing deliquent members are not fun. We rather spend the time organizing great venues for you.

1. Click on "Request to Join"

2. Pre-pay the annual dues and send payment to:

https://paypal.me/bayareagolfers/7

This is a group for intermediate golfers. We regularly play 18-hole courses in the South Bay and around the Bay Area. Both men and women of all ages are encouraged to join. But note that the core group is baby boomers.

Our goal is to play a lot of golf and have fun in the process. All members must be familiar with pace of play and course management, basic golf rules, golf safety and golf etiquette and a good attitude is a must. We often gather in the clubhouse or at a local restaurant after each round for food and beer. This is optional, but drinks after a round may be required to forget your score. 

Group Policy

- This is not a dating site.

- Members promoting any special interests including but not limited to political, sexual, or religious agendas will be removed from the group. 

- There may be no refund to members removed from the group on account of his/her refusal to follow our guidelines presented below.

- Members with repeat late cancellations or no-shows will be removed. 

- Using computer illiteracy as an excuse for not following these guidelines is not acceptable. Everyone should have the MeetUp app downloaded to their phone and have notifications enabled. If you refuse to cooperate or are unable to do so, you don’t belong in this group.

- When you cancel an event, change your RSVP to "Not Going". You don't have to post a discussion to tell us why you’re not joining us at the event.

- Inactive members who don't participate in our events will be removed after dues expire.  Anyt member will be removed from the group after a grace period if dues are not paid.

- Members who repeatedly show up to an event without securing a spot on the 'going list' will be removed.

--- Do not show up if you are just on the Waitlist!!! 

- Members presenting excessive negative comments, gossiping about another member or airing out dirty laundry will be removed. 

- Organizers reserve the right to remove any member at any time. Dues may be refunded if removal is within 6 months of payment.

Disclaimer:

Under no circumstances shall Bay Area Golfers MeetUp group including organizers and event hosts be responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, injuries or damages arising out of your participation with golfing or other organized activities.

91 members · Private

Runnin for Rhett | Blue Crew Training

Sacramento, CA

Runnin for Rhett | Blue Crew Training

Whether you are just getting off the couch or a seasoned competitor, our training Blue Crews will help you prepare for a successful event. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join us!

Our vision is to give every child the chance to live a healthy life. Our goal is to have those who can, TRAIN FOR KIDS and encourage them to RUN BECAUSE YOU CAN.

Our unique model raises funds to host our after school <a>Youth Fitness Program</a> through membership fees from our R4R Blue Crew adult training program, supplemented with events we host and generous corporate and individual sponsors.

So when you train with R4R’s Blue Crew, you are training not only for yourself but for the youth of our community. Every two months you are a member of the Blue Crew you enable another student to participate in the R4R <a>Youth Fitness Program</a>. 1 year of your training = enables 6 youth to move into life.

Our R4R Blue Crew is designed to offer a wide array of training options to our members. Beginner to veteran, slow to fast, young to old – we’ve a program for you, in your community, at convenient times/days in almost every possible topic: walking to 5K racing, trail running to cycling, social to competitive. Check out all our training Crews here and come join us. Your membership affords you unlimited access to all and as many Crews as you like plus a baby blue R4R Blue Crew technical t-shirt.

191 members · Public

Sacramento Area Golfers

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Area Golfers

Welcome to the Sacramento Area Golfers (SAG). We are a co-ed group of intermediate to advanced golfers who participate in golfing events around the Sacramento area, other cities and countries!  We travelled together to So. Africa (2016),  Scotland (2017), SE Asia (2019), and planning Australia/New Zealand 2021!!  We usually play 18 holes but on occasion will play a 9 hole course after work, or join group practice sessions to build on our golfing skills.  We try to follow USGA guidelines to the best of our abilities.  The bottom line is, we just want to golf, enjoy each other's company, and have fun!  We DO try to observe the basics of golfing etiquette.  

Minimum requirements to play with SAG:
- At least one year experience playing 18 hole courses.  This group is not for beginning golfers.
- Average score less than 110-115.  (If you're average score is closer to 120-130 you will need to increase your    skill level before playing with us)
-Know the basic rules of golf and golf etiquette
-You must have a recognizable photo of yourself on your member profile
-Please make sure that you have your first and last name on your member profile

Please know the basic rules of golf and golf etiquette before you play with our group.  

Being focused on your "Pace of Play", playing "Ready Golf", and adhering to golf etiquette are very important concepts in our group. Less experienced golfers can play well with more experienced golfers when these rules are followed.

Please be aware of our RSVP cancellation policy:  
"Members who cancel within 48 hours of an event must donate $20 to SAG's Membership Fund at 
https://paypal.me/sacareagolfers Members are removed from SAG at Organizer's discretion after 3 no-shows. Please be courteous and remove your RSVP if you can’t attend an event".

Whether you participate in our golf outings or our non-golf social events, you are responsible for any damages or injuries you cause to property or other persons.  You are participating at SAG events at your own risk, and neither the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by any of our members (or their guests) during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups.  SAG is also not liable for any injuries inflicted upon it members or damages done to members' properties or loss of properties (including golf equipment, transportation, etc.) during events and travel to and from our meetups.  SAG members are responsible for reimbursing SAG for any incurred costs associated with your event cancellation.

Join us on our Facebook Group Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacareagolfers

202 members · Private

Women Walking Berkeley's Beautiful Neighborhoods

Berkeley, CA

Women Walking Berkeley's Beautiful Neighborhoods

When the pandemic began and my gym closed, like many, I started to daily walk. I conscripted friends and we would walk Berkeley's different neighborhoods. Sometimes we would walk fire trails. Our habit was to walk for a couple of hours, occasionally stopping a few moments to admire a garden, beautiful home, bird in a tree or poem on fence. I would bring my BAHA and BHS pamphlets along so we could learn about homes of architectural note we might encounter. Since the introduction of vaccines and boosters, many of those friends have stopped walking, going back to work, the gym or resuming other aspects of their previous lives. I would like to continue being outside and walking, while providing a venue for friendship. During each meeting, this group will walk a different neighborhood of Berkeley (or a nearby town) for two hours or so. Note these walks are meant to be enjoyable, leisurely and relaxing; the "workout" is a result of the distance walked, NOT the speed. Too, the focus is as much about Nature and camaraderie as it is about beautiful homes (I will be mentioning architects in these descriptions since I cannot forecast what wonders Nature will have in store). Walks may include some modest elevation gain. For the first few walks, we will meet in Willard Park in The Elmwood. Please know that although I am 69 years old, this group encourages women of all ages to come together. Please bring a mask. Unless it is torrential, rain will NOT cancel.

127 members · Public