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Pre-Registration has closed for tomorrow's event    May 18, 2013

Online registration has closed for Sunday, May 19th event at Eagle Valley GC.
You may still attend but must go to Late Registration table on site. Looking forward to a great day of golf!

Bring sunscreen!


2013 CARSON CITY EVENT JUST AROUND THE CORNER! SUNDAY, MAY 19th    April 30, 2013

The 2013 Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic is coming around the corner! IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!

SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 2013 AT EAGLE VALLEY GOLF COURSE, CARSON CITY, NEVADA.

The Sierra Nevada Chapter PGA Professionals, NCPGA, Play Golf America, Eagle Valley Golf Course, CCMGC, Calculated Industries, Inc, are bringing this FREE one-day event to our Northern Nevada area.

We are looking for a wonderful turnout and day of FREE FAMILY GOLF FUN. Our day will consist of registration (on-site, after pre-registration) - which includes receiving backpacks filled with golf goodies including CII calculator, T-shirt (limited quan), GOLF EXHIBITION (typically a world renown Trick-shot artist - TBA), Lessons by SNCPGA PROFESSIONALS on long game, short game and rules, FREE RAFFLES (hundreds of prizes), FREE SNACK LUNCH, Free Golf Club (fit to your size for you to keep! - if you do not have equipment of your own - limited to first 500)

PLEASE JOIN US BY REGISTERING AT THIS SITE

Registration information, flyers will be available at your local golf courses mid-April. We will also be distributing flyers and posters in the 8 local school districts, in our area. Please note that applications will be available in Spanish and English.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS on Sunday, May 19th in Carson City. Please call: 775-772-6180 for additional information.


On-line Registration    February 11, 2013

May 19th Carson City Clinic ONLINE REGISTRATION available beginning March 15th, 2013 Please make note to register after that date. Thank you!


2012 STOP BEFORE CONTINUING REGISTRATION    April 3, 2012

Hello All! IT IS AFTER 7:00pm on SATURDAY EVENING AND I AM FINALIZING GROUPS, SIGNUPS and NAME BADGES. THIS REQUIRES THE REGISTRATION PROCESS TO BE CLOSED FOR TOMORROW'S EVENT.

YOU CAN REGISTER ON-SITE (BE THERE BY 10:30, IF POSSIBLE) TOMORROW MORNING AT LATE REGISTRATION TABLE.

REGISTRATIONS AFTER THIS POINT ARE NOT VALID IN THE SYSTEM.



The event will be in Carson City scheduled Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at Eagle Valley Golf Course.
We are looking forward to a wonderful turnout and day of golf!
There have been a lot of people including one of the most amazing group of Golf Professionals in the Country: Our committee of Gus Jones, Greg Enholm, Jim Kepler, John Hughes and Mike Mazzaferri with Shelly Godeken-Wright along with all of our SNCPGA Professionals, Board of Directors put this together and make it happen.
Sponsors involved in financially making it all possible with contributions of product and dollars. We want to make sure you take time to read the Sponsor list and thank them when you have a chance.
It is a lot of coordination, time and expertise from many folks.


FRED ALEXANDER MEMORIAL FAMILY GOLF CLINIC ON FOR CARSON CITY!    May 2, 2011

The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation and The Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinics that we have all grown to love have been cancelled.

HOWEVER, OUR OUT-STANDING PGA PROFESSIONALS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA CHAPTER AND NCPGA ALONG WITH PLAY GOLF AMERICA AND LOCAL SPONSORS HAVE PUT THE 2011 EVENT BACK ON THE CALENDAR!!! It takes a group of dedicated Professionals to make this day happen and we will be putting everything together for a SPECTACULAR DAY.

Our event, as they have always been will be a FREE DAY OF FAMILY GOLF at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City, Nevada. All of the details will be posted on this site as they become available.

PLEASE NOTE: change of website name and address as of Friday, May 6th.

www.alexandergolfclinic.com

WE WILL HAVE AN AMAZING PERFORMER, LESSONS ON LONG AND SHORT-GAME FROM PGA PROFESSIONALS, SNACK, EQUIPMENT FOR THOSE THAT NEED, FREE RAFFLES, ETC! It is truly an amazing day and one that we are so excited to bring to our area.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR AREA GOLF COURSES, SCHOOLS (check with office or PE dept, as well as most elementary kids will receive in their back-packs) BY MID MAY.

You will be able to register on-line at our website or send in application from flyer that you receive. (IT IS VERY BENEFICIAL TO REGISTER ON-LINE, as it makes multiple registrants easier and faster and we will be able to up-date you as we draw near to the event date)

THANKS AND SEE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS on SUNDAY, JUNE 12th at Eagle Valley Golf Course!!


NEBRASKA Fred Alexander Clinic    February 22, 2011

NEBRASKA


I am sure everyone is getting anxious to play after a cold, cold winter! The ice will soon be melting and we sincerely hope that you are ready to get started with a wonderful spring golf season.

We are very sorry to inform everyone that the 2010 Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic was the last clinic our Foundation will be doing in the Nebraska area. Judy Alexander has been extremely generous to many communities around the country introducing tens of thousands to the game of golf. We have very much enjoyed our time, in the Midwest, making available a great day of golf. Our partnership with The Nebraska PGA Section along with Play Golf America has been a very special one. It has been a relationship that shows just how much everyone, back in Nebraska, is dedicated to make possible the game of golf.

So many of you have volunteered your time, dollars and sponsorships, throughout the years. We thank ALL OF YOU, PGA Professionals, Family, Golf Teams, Golf Course Staff, Executive Directors – NEPGA and the list goes on and on. You have no idea how special you are to commit to making the golfing world a better place. As Fred Alexander loved the game, you have given more kids, people with disabilities, Veterans and families that same chance.

The facilities that hosted events along the way… The first back in 1997 and early 2000’s, CROOKED CREEK GOLF COURSE, Jerry Fisher, Matt Simpson and Staff. Wow, were those days fun and exciting! Their golf course was suited well to the type of event we put together. We took an idea and made it into something it is today. We learned a lot about the space and time it took to make a first-class event and also just how many people, in the background and day of the event, were needed to make a championship day. Thank you to all.

Our second facility, QUARRY OAKS GOLF COURSE began hosting this event back in 2004. Joe Sutter, Brian, Staff and Owners helped to make their golf course a very special place for the many that came. Joe has always been involved with our events and when it worked to make the change to their facility, it was a wonderful partnership. Quarry Oaks is one of the most beautiful courses in the State of Nebraska and the fact that they made our Clinic part of their very busy schedule, we are very appreciative.

There are just too many people to thank all along the way but a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of our family. Steve and Kathy, Charlene and Jim, Matt and Sara, Kelly, Vic and Barb, Rhonda, Rod and Jodi, Becky, etc, and many Teachers from LPS and OPS that made our day part of their schedule. You can’t possibly know how much we enjoyed seeing all of you each year and making this event a reality for your community youth and families.

Personally, I will miss seeing all of you every year. It was one of the highlights of the year, coming back to where I grew up and giving something back to the game which has been so beneficial in my life. Everyone along the way from my Golf Coach at The University, to friends I have made in the last few years at Quarry Oaks and The NEPGA. All of our Sponsors, that I would call and they would quickly make a phone call to get their donation in place. I think this is a tribute to our work and I am very proud to have been a part of The Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinics and most extremely fortunate to have been Executive Director of The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation.

Thank you and Very Sincerely,


Shelly Godeken-Wright


BREAKING FOUNDATION NEWS    February 22, 2011

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

To ALL OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, PROFESSIONALS, GOLF COURSES, VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS:

We want to say a very special thank you to all of you that have participated, volunteered, taught and sponsored our many Fred Alexander Memorial Golf Clinics through the years. We have created wonderful friendships, memories and opportunities for many kids and families. Our inclusion of War Heroes and those individuals with disabilities made our events truly one-of-a-kind and we have been very fortunate to be able to bring these events to many around the country.

These clinics have been made possible because of the generosity of The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation and the Alexander Family. There has been no-one, in our area, that has been as instrumental (financially) in introducing the game of golf to ten’s of thousands, as Judy Alexander. What began as a small idea back in 1993, when her husband Fred passed away, took off into events and things we never dreamed. She wanted to preserve his love of the game in a way that would perpetuate the sport and we certainly accomplished that. This game and all of us involved have become better for having her involved with our community golf.

There have been so many people involved with our events from National Sponsors, Local Sponsors, Volunteers during the event and Volunteers in the background leading up to the day. We certainly cannot list them all throughout the years. But, WE CAN THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, because without your vision, support and hard-work, these events never would have become successful.

Our dream was to introduce the game of golf to many in the memory of Fred Alexander. I think he would be proud of the thousands that have had the opportunity to fall in love with the game. Judy and I have heard from so many of you over the years. Stories that make us all really realize just what we have accomplished.

Judy has decided that The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation will be dissolved and the last two big events that we host in Carson City, Nevada and Ashland, Nebraska have come to an end.

I, personally, wish to thank everyone along the way that made these many years so special. From our formative years in Dayton, NV with Jim, Tom, Sid, Lou, Mike, Fred, Don and John to our many events all over the country and all of the PGA Professionals along the way. Calculated Industries, Inc (Judy Alexander, Ken Alexander, Steve, Mark, Allen, Ed, Stacey, Susie, Bonnie, Phil, Keith, OARC and so many more. University golf coach, Jerry, back in Nebraska that let us take our first big step out of Nevada and into a whole other world. All of the PGA Sections, Professionals, LPGA, and Apprentices, that donated their time. I can’t thank you enough from the bottom of my heart. Sponsors that gave year after year to the PGA Professionals, Kids and Families. Play Golf America which has been involved with our events for so many years. And I would be remiss to mention the many performers we have had entertain at our clinics. They made each and every one of our days very special and showed the participants a different and unique side of golf.

Special thanks to my home PGA Section, The Northern California PGA and our Sierra Nevada Chapter. All of you, from Board of Directors, to Play Golf America, to PR, to Executive Secretaries and Directors and Members. Remember just how important our jobs are in introducing kids and families to this great game. We have a duty and responsibility to perpetuate and grow the game and youth is our dedicated path.

I want all of you to know that having been a part of The Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinics has been a remarkable journey and I truly thank you all.

Sincerely,

Shelly Godeken-Wright
Class ‘A’ PGA Professional
Former Executive Director/ The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation





Touching base with Alexander Clinic participants    October 8, 2010

Hope you all are having a wonderful Fall! Getting those clubs ready for winter, no doubt. Winter here has been in the form of rain for a week. Probably better than snow right now. The golf courses here at Lake Tahoe are getting ready to close this week and next. Time to get them ready for winter. This past winter/spring really took a toll on them and made it a tough summer for the grass. I am sure a nice wet Fall and early close to get everything properly ready for cold and snow will be all it takes. Good Luck!
We just want to say THANK YOU again to all of our great Host Facilities. Your donating of your courses makes our events possible and we so appreciate your time, efforts and generosity.
A special THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Sponsors and Volunteers!! Again, you make it possible to do what we do.
Last but not least, THANK YOU to all of the area PGA Section Professionals. You are all terrific and really the backbone of our day. You are the best!
Everyone, have a great winter and keep your game in shape by swinging indoors and putting when you can. Everything you do inside just to keep a motion going will put you that much further ahead this next season.

Shelly


QUARRY OAKS, Ashland, Nebraska HUGE HIT!!    September 12, 2009

Quarry Oaks event held on Saturday, June 27th in Ashland Nebraska. WHAT A DAY!!! We had had the worst week of weather prior to our day with heat indexes up around 110 degrees. Didn't know how we would pull it all off, but Fred did his magic and once again the day was overcast (a little threatening, but never came in over Quarry Oaks) and 80 degrees. It was an awesome day in many ways!! FIRST OF ALL A VERY BIG THANKS TO QUARRY OAKS (Joe, Brian, Staff, Owners, etc) for being such a terrific host facility. It takes a certain type of place to accommodate our kind of clinic. Quarry Oaks is truly one of the most beautiful settings and courses back in that area. You should take time to visit there when you have a chance. The course sets along the Platte River and is really quite stunning. Our event began with a lot of pre-registrations. We were busy entering data for a lot of excited families! At registration, every participant received a T-shirt and back-pack compliments of The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation) We have great golf goodies included in those bags (tees, program for the day, candy, calculator especially made for our events and donated by Calculated Industries, Inc. THANK YOU to all that make that possible) After we get everyone through regristration we keep them in the cool indoors or they get to go out to our Exhibition area where our great performer for the day KEVIN COMPARE was warming up and get a good birds eye seat. Craig Estiduillo (announcer for Salt Dog baseball and some Husker activities) provided dj'g for the day and we had great music and pa capabilities for Kevin and myself.
THE NEBRASKA PGA SECTION and PLAY GOLF AMERICA were terrific and we want to thank them for their support of bringing Kevin back to Nebraska. THE PROFESSIONALS WERE ALL GREAT. I have heard so many positive comments regarding the level of instruction received so a very big thank you goes out to our Professionals for that day!

SPONSORS FOR NEBRASKA: We have so many great National Sponsors as well as local sponsors. The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation Ken and Marietta Alexander The Antigua Group The Nebraska PGA Section Play Golf America Sundog Sunglasses

We have so many wonderful Family members that help with this particular event. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you. Charlene and Jim Simpson need to have special recognition as they do SO MUCH not only the day of the event but take care of many things in the background leading up to our big day. THANK YOU! I am very thankful for my Husband's help and all of his family as there were a lot of little things that happen throughout the day and they all jumped in and got things on the right track and we thank them all very much!

AGAIN, THANKS TO ALL and LOOK FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL 2010! Shelly


CARSON CITY A HUGE HIT!! THANK YOU TO ALL!    August 9, 2009

Our Carson City, Nevada 2009 event held at Empire Ranch GC was FANTASTIC! Thank you to Empire Ranch Golf Staff and Superintendent! Keith, Jim, Darrel, Terry, etc were all terrific. WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 650 participants on Sunday. WHAT A BIG DAY OF INTRODUCING KIDS, FAMILIES and SOME OF OUR LOCAL WAR HEROES TO THE GREAT GAME OF GOLF. Kevin Compare was on hand to perform his wonderful trick shot show and over 30 PGA Professionals were there to give FREE lessons to participants on the range, short-game, rules & respect...IT WAS TRULY A GREAT DAY! The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation gave everyone a quick lunch and drink as it was over 90 degrees! There were many raffle prizes won in our FREE raffle by hundreds of kids. A BIG THANK YOU TO CALCULATED INDUSTRIES, INC for their generous contributions for our raffle, as well as much of the background work of the day. Our Sponsors ARE ALL APPRECIATED! Every child received a FREE pair of SUNDOG sunglasses on Sunday, WHAT A TREAT! Thanks to Ryan Chin and Sundog. Also, special thanks to The Angiua Group in providing the most spectacular shirts to all of the Professionals helping with our day's activities. Tony Smith and Antigua, THANK YOU! Golf Headquarters in Reno..Thanks to Pat and Scott Hickey for their generous contributions of golf clubs and many of the golf raffle prizes. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR LIST OF SPONSORS LISTED BELOW: The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation Ken and Marietta Alexander Sierra Nevada Chapter of The NCPGA Play Golf America Calculated Industries, Inc Sundog Eyewear The Antigua Group Titleist Golf /Justin Eiguren Golf Headquarters/Reno Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Old Greenwood GC Coyote Moon GC Genoa Lakes GC Nevada State Bank One by One Program

THANKS TO EVERYONE, for making this such a memorable Clinic. It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to pull off an event such as this. THANK YOU