5

Hayward commercial for Golf Channel

The PGA Nationwide tour is in Hayward right now, way up in the hills for the Stonebrae Classic. Here’s a promotional spot for the city that has been running on the Golf Channel.

It’s pretty slick, has an etheral-yet-upbeat background tune and the narrator’s got a great voiceover voice. Take a look and tell us: Do you think it accurately captures the essence of Hayward?

Eric Kurhi

  • monica ruiz

    Yes. It highlights the positive just like any other commercial promoting a destination. Think of San Francisco, we think of the tourist spots but not of all the violence that occurs in that city. That’s good marketing.

  • qodrn

    What a film about the area next to the golf course. They skipped the empty houses, the whole gang areas, the empty and closed businesses. Im guessing that most of the gangs have moved on to better financed areas.

  • J. W. Kyle

    Having been a member of the “ad hoc” committee,created by the City of Hayward under a memorandum of umderstanding AS BETWEEN THE CITY OF HAYWARD AND THE PRICIPAL OWNER OF LAND AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT UPON THE THAT WHICH ISS KNOWN AS WALPERT RIDGE, i WAS A MEMBER OF THE MAJORITY WHO ADVOCATED FOR CREATION OF THE GOLF COURSE.

    WHY?

    WELL, MY EXPERIENCE AS A REAL ESTATE APPRAISER TAUGHT ME THAT PEOPLE WITH A HISTORY OF SUCCESS IN EDUCATIONAL ACHEIVEMENT, AS WELL AS THROUGH POSSESSION OF ‘DRIVE’ OR, AS SOME SEE IT, “INITIATIVE” THAT LED TO SUCCESS IN IN LEADERSHIP EMANATING FROM EDUCATION.
    MIGHT, IN ADDITION TO AN INTEWREST IN GOLF, THIS WOULD EVENTUATE INTO AN INTEREST IN LOCAL CIVIC AFFAIRS OF WHICH WE HAVE INSUFFICIENT INTELLEXTIAL QUANTITY AS EVIDENCEED BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BLOG SEEN AT ITEMS ABOVE ONE AND TWO ABOVE.

    One of the problems occuring with Stnebare was the extarordinary time involevment in obtaining approval of ANY development which made economic success. In obtaining approval of the development as it now exists.
    The developer gave up more acreage to ‘open space. than is found int he 560 lots and the golf course.

    The same element within the community which fought any and all development upon the ridge is also responsible for defeat of the 238 bypass which in the end caused loss of the Auto Dealerships along Mission Blvd. Thus the sales tax revenue loss. Noticed that I did not point out the continued ruckus over the creation of ‘The loop’ which if delayed any longer wikll not occur due to diminished value ( resulting from inflation caused diminuation of the funds available for that project.

    The real difficulty in Hayward is the creation of the Hayword Blog where folks give vent to negative thoughts which in the final analysis are not really thoughts possessed of anything but the negativism seen within minds failig ro recognize their own deficiency.

    If Stonebrae is guilty of introduction of gang areas, then the author of such thoughts is guilty of simple detraction

    DETRACTION???? YOU COULD MAYBE LOOK IT UP IN A DECENTLY CREDIBLE DICTIONARY…. IF ONE EXISTS IN THE HOUSEHOLDS OF THE ABOVE CONTRIBUTORS!

  • qodrn

    Hey, I voted for the 238 bypass way back when, which has been ignored by the city council. We still need that bypass.

    Let me rephrase. I think the Hayward feature, while beautiful, is too out of whack with reality. Instead of attracking people to Hayward to fill those empty places, I think it might anger folks as they tour Hayward, and cause more people to stay away.

    As much I as think new schools are nice, Hayward still has alot of other problems that need to be eliminated.
    This is not an area that people strive to come to live, as compared to Castro Valley for example.

  • monica ruiz

    I’m confused. Did you say there are gangs in Stonebrae? And I would rather live in the city of Hayward than the unincorporated area of Castro Valley.