Spotlight on Richmond Country Club

Richmond Members open their doors to Youth on Course

Richmond Country ClubRichmond Country Club isn’t the easiest place to find but don’t tell that to the 25 youth currently learning life skills, goal-setting, nutrition and golf at one of Northern California’s oldest clubs. Richmond Country Club and its members have opened their doors to Youth on Course and a mix of community partners that have come together to provide a better future to area youth. What started in the fall of 2011 as an experiment in the local community has turned into a program for youth that not only the community is excited about but also the Richmond Country Club members.

"More than teaching golf, Youth on Course teaches responsibility, discipline, courtesy and respect for others. We are fortunate at RCC to focus on golf and to assist in the lives of our local youth," said Mac Niven, the club’s general manager.

Like other area sites, participants are given a set curriculum delivered in a fun yet structured setting and occasionally offered the chance to attend unique events. Due to the generosity of Chevron, participants traveled to the STEM ZONE, Chevron’s corporate hospitality tent turned education center at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The Richmond members also know the value the clinic brings to the community as the club generated contributions to support the clinic totaling $8,000. With access to golf, internships and college scholarships all opportunities for participants in the years to come, the next generation of Richmond community leaders are at Richmond Country Club every Thursday afternoon.

o Richmond – Richmond Country Club
o City of Richmond, Richmond PAL, Salesian Boys & Girls Club, YMCA East Bay, Mechanics Bank, Chevron, George Miller Youth Fund, Sistas on the Links, UC Berkeley Men’s Golf


The following clubs and their members supported Youth on Course through the 2011 Club Enrollment Program:
Ancil Hoffman GC
Antioch Seniors GC
Blackhawk CC
Castlewood CC
Claremont CC
Corral de Tierra
CourseCo Properties
Del Paso CC
Diablo CC
Fort Washington GCC
La Rinconada CC
Lake Merced GC
North Ridge CC
Orinda CC
Peninsula GCC
Richmond CC
Rossmoor GC
Round Hill GC
Ruby Hill GC
San Jose CC
Serrano CC
Sharon Heights CC
Sierra View CC
Valley Hi CC

Patrick Quinn Takes the Reigns as Board President

Patrick QuinnPatrick Quinn was recently nominated as board president of the NCGA Foundation - Youth on Course. Paul Morton had served as president the previous four years and significantly increased the scope of Youth on Course.

Quinn has served as an officer the past two years and has been on the Foundation board since 2006 and NCGA board since 2007. The San Jose native has been instrumental in the creation and growth of the Honorary Board of Directors, Youth on Course clinics at San Jose Country Club and expansion of the Foundation’s donor base.

"I am proud to serve as president and look forward to providing increased opportunities for at-risk youth through our Youth on Course program," said Quinn.

New Additions

In January, the Foundation welcomed Michael Lowe to the staff as program manager. Lowe was previously with Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco and also has a teaching background.

Additionally, David Baker and David Doolin were nominated to serve on the Board of Directors. Baker is managing partner at Moore & Baker LLP in Walnut Creek and was a former Honorary Board member while Doolin is a partner at Petrinovich, Pugh & Co. in San Jose.

Each gentleman brings a wealth of financial experience to the Foundation and has already made a positive impact with Youth on Course.


2012 NCGA Foundation -
Youth on Course

Patrick Quinn – President
Tom Carter – Secretary
Lyn Nelson – NCGA CEO/ED

David B. Baker
Tom Bone
Chris Clark
David Doolin
William E. Hammonds
Dan Hansford
George Miller
Paul F. Morton
Ron Read
Rocky Rushing
Loretta Walker
Russ Yarrow

Mark Your Calendars

Cache Creek Resort and Yocha Dehe Golf Course will host the 6th annual Youth on Course invitational June 7-8. The event, which raises more than $100,000 annually for the Youth on Course program, is a way for both corporations and individuals to come together in support of at-risk youth.

Proceeds from the invitational have supported community partnerships with organizations such as La Familia Counseling Center and The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.

Elected officials from all parties in Sacramento come together for the annual gathering with past corporate support from Comcast, CCPOA, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. among others.


For information on participating
in the event please visit
A sponsors reception will be held the evening prior to the golf tournament.


Cache Creek

Mission: Provide deserving youth the opportunity to
develop life skills and values through golf.

Adam Heieck – Executive Director

Elizabeth Clifton – Development Manager

Michael Lowe – Program Manager


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