August 2021 Edition
DOUGLAS MOORE & GRANT ALVERNAZ
Dear Oakhurst Members,
Welcome to all our new members including golf, sport, and social. We are encouraged with the expanded food and beverage hours, tasty menu changes and successful comeback of our Friday night prime rib dinners as of this past Weekend. Pasta nights are soon to follow.
The fitness center his back to normal hours and our physical therapy activity led by Bernard Go has been used more and more by our members offering massages, stretching, work out programs and rehab for aches and pains. Come and try it!
Our men’s club president, Drew Hagen, has put out a donation letter to all golf members that is 100% supported by ownership and management. We are looking to expedite the rehab of the bunkers which need to be totally redone and would like to do it as soon as possible. With member donations and our matching funds, we can get underway quickly and have all the work done before year end. There have been dozens of questions regarding the donations as we have offered a 0% dues increase for those members that participate. Please feel free to email Marnie, our general manager or Drew, the men’s club president. We will all work hard to answer any questions regarding this project.
It has been exciting to see a variety of tournaments over the past month or so and we look forward to the member/ member and member/ guest competitions which are coming in early September.
We are also pleased to see a growing backlog of weddings, parties, luncheons and other celebrations at Oakhurst. Please check in with Myra Espinosa as she will give you helpful information regarding any and all events at Oakhurst.
Best wishes to all members as we enjoy the last few weeks of summer !
OAKHURST GENERAL MANAGER
Clubhouse Access 9/9 - 9/11
Member Guest Tournament is right around the corner, and we are looking forward to showcasing our beautiful golf course, outstanding membership, and catering services to our guests. Please note that our Restaurant, Golf Course, and Driving Range will not be available to anyone outside of the Member Guest Tournament participants and their families from September 9 to 11.
We are pleased with our recent facilities improvements such as tree removal, fence and bridge repair, crystal clear waters thanks to our swimming pool filtration replacement, and a newly installed picnic area on the pool deck. We look forward to upcoming projects such as our 8th hole waterfall and our Bunker Renovation Project.
Please click the button below for an update to the bunkers renovation plan and its progress.
A big thank you goes out to our hard working culinary and banquet associates for hosting extended hours for several catered events throughout the month. We thank you for your continued patience and friendliness with our new staff members throughout the entire facility.
Hours of Operation
- SWIMMING POOL: 5:00AM - 7:30PM | OPEN 7 DAYS
- TENNIS COURTS: 5:00AM - 11:00PM | OPEN 7 DAYS
- FITNESS CENTER: 5:00AM - 11:00PM | OPEN 7 DAYS
- RESTAURANT & BAR: 11:00AM - 9:00PM | OPEN FRI - SAT | 11:00AM - 7:00PM SUN
- BAR ONLY: 11:00AM - 7:00PM | OPEN THURS
- DRIVING RANGE: 6:30AM - 7:00PM | OPEN TUES - SUN | CLOSED: MON
- GOLF SHOP: 6:30AM - 6:30PM | OPEN TUES - SUN | CLOSED MON - THURS
- GOLF COURSE: 7:00AM - 7:00PM | OPEN TUES - SUN | CLOSED MON
- 9TH HOLE SNACK SHOP: 9:00AM - 4:00PM | OPEN TUES - SUN | CLOSED MON
- GOLF COURSE BEVERAGE CART: 9:00AM - 4:00PM | OPEN FRI - SUN | CLOSED MON - THURS
September 2021 Calendar
- September 3 First Friday - Prime Rib & Live Music
- September 5 Wedding Ceremony/Reception 5pm-10pm
- September 9-11 Member – Guest Tournament (BLACKOUT DATE FOR RESTAURANT, GOLF COURSE, DRIVING RANGE - NO ACCESS FOR NON - PARTICIPANTS)
- September 13-17 Tee Box Aerification
- September 18 Wedding Ceremony/Reception 4:30pm-10pm
- September 19 Wedding Ceremony/Reception 5pm-10pm
- September 20 Outside Tournament - Del Gavio (80) 9:30am
- September 23 Green Tee Tournament SRGC
- September 24 Wedding Ceremony/Reception 5pm-10pm
- September 25-26 Match Play Club Championship Qualifying MGC
- September 27 Outside Tournament SIR 128 (52 players)
October 2021 Calendar
- October 3 Wedding Ceremony/Reception OV 4:30pm-9pm
- October 2-3 Match Play Club Championship Matches MGC
- October 4 Outside Tourn Oakland Fire Department- Tom Marshall
- October 4-8 Greens Aerification Solid Tine
- October 8 Second Friday Prime Rib and Live Music
- October 8 Wedding Ceremony/Reception Tree 4:30pm-9:30pm
- October 10 Wedding Ceremony/Reception DVR Terrace 4pm-9pm
- October 11 Outside Tournament Tilden Park Seniors GC (50 players)
- October 5 Senior Social 5:00 PM SRGC
- October 21 SGOTY Tournament SRGC
- October 23 Wedding Ceremony/Reception OV 4:30pm-9:30pm
- October 30 Annual Senior Open MGC
November 2021 Calendar
- November 5 First Friday Live Music and Prime Rib
- November 6 Wedding Ceremony/Reception Tree 3pm-10pm
- November 13 Wedding Ceremony/Reception OV 4pm-9pm
- November 13 The Ed Lexon Texas Scramble MGC
- November 20 OWGC Turkey Shoot
- November 24 Turkey To Go Pick Up
ADVISORY BOARD PRESIDENT
The purpose of Oakhurst Advisory Board (OAB) is to fairly represent the interests of all classes of members to Club Management by bringing forth member issues.
Once a month we meet in an advisory capacity, to promote and suggest improvements in facilities, services and Club activities. In September 2021, we will be accepting self-nominations for two Member at Large positions. You must be a Full-Privilege, Associate or Executive Member to be eligible for nomination and election. If you think you have what it takes, I would encourage you to apply. An announcement will be forthcoming seeking self-nominations for a seat at the table on the 2022 OAB.
Did you know members wishing to address the OAB are welcome? You simply need to submit the issue or topic in advance to myself five days in advance to be placed on the meeting agenda. I want to hear from you!
AB Meeting Minutes
GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT, GREENS COMMITTEE
Wildlife on the Golf Course
Ongoing repairs to damage caused by our neighborhood hogs will be addressed but for the time being we have marked those areas as ground under repair. Thank you to our 3 Local Nuisance Wildlife Control Experts, Peter, Ryan and their apprentice, for their assistance.
Our sprinkler system has been programmed not to start until 7:30PM. With Daylight Savings quickly approaching, we feel this will address the issue of afternoon golfers not having ample time to finish 18 holes. We sincerely apologize for any and all inconvenience that was caused by our sprinkler system going off earlier than it should, and we thank those members who brought it to our attention. If there are any other concerns, please reach out.
With summer gradually coming to a close, and fall beginning to show itself in the early morning, we are beginning make changes to our agronomic plan. This will involve more aggressive and frequent sand topdressing applications, alterations in chemicals and fertilizers utilized, and the installation of a fall weed abatement program. These are just a few of the things we are beginning to prepare for this Fall season, as we have hopes for some additional in-house projects!
Member - Guest Preparations
With measures being put in place to prepare for these action items, we are currently focusing on course prep for Member/Guest. I know it means a lot to all of us to have the course looking as good as possible for those tournament days. Full effort will be put forth to make the greens fast and smooth, have detail work around tee boxes, etc cleaned up, and to have the fairways/rough freshly mowed and easily played from.
NCGA RULES OFFICIAL
Let’s chat about a few rulings I had been called to make recently. The first one is the Model Local Rule E-5 that was adopted at Oakhurst and may or may not be available in all Tournaments and/or at another club. Check the Notice to Players before using it, and if you are chairing an event—please decide if you want to use it for your Tournament and let the players know about it. The purpose of it is to speed up pace of play by not having the player return to the tee (or last place they hit from) if the ball is lost or goes OB (not in a penalty area). You estimate where the ball went out of bounds or was lost, and make a line to the flag from it, then go to the fairway and using your longest club in your bag that isn’t a long-putter, lie it down into the fairway 2-club lengths and make a second line from there. Now, you have a very large area in which to drop your ball (in between the two lines, no nearer the hole) and you must add 2 strokes to your score. If you hit a Provisional ball, you do not have the option of the MLR E-5 any longer. To muddy the waters, if you happened to hit a Provisional ball and both the original ball and the Provisional ball are lost or OB…you can use the MLR E-5, and you will need to add 2 strokes to your two prior strokes.
Did you know that backyard fences are Boundary lines? Therefore, if you hit a ball into a backyard on any of the yards around a hole your ball is Out of Bounds (OB). If it hits a house and bounces back into the fairway, you are not OB. If it’s on the concrete that makes up the fence line, you are OB. If your ball is up against a boundary fence, but is touching any part of the in-bounds area it is not OB. You don’t get free relief in this case, but you can take an unplayable from the immoveable obstruction with a 1 penalty stroke.
The last piece I want to bring up are the bunkers. I would like to have the bunkers that are truly Ground Under Repair (GUR) marked to give us free relief. Two that come to mind are the fairway bunkers on hole #7 that have bullfrog tadpoles inside of them (REALLY, check it out next time). Many of us were told to drop 1 club length at the nearest point of relief (example, to the fairway side of the right bunker), but that’s not correct. You need to draw a line from the flagstick to the ball in the bunker and drop the ball back on that line as far back as you want. Basically, drop it in the fairway behind the bunker, not on the side of it.
Please know, when I get a call from someone at Oakhurst that needs a ruling…I reach out to at least one, sometimes two NCGA or USGA Certified Rules Officials before giving the final ruling. I have the luxury of learning from them when I work a Tournament because we have radios and the whole committee communicates before assessing a General Penalty (2-strokes) or giving a favorable ruling. That is what I do to be helpful rather than hurtful. Someday, and hopefully soon, I will be officially Rules Certified, but I will still reach out to the others to make sure the ruling is correct.
The rules are there to help you.
While our Oakhurst Staff get ready for the Fall Season, one good note of news is our 1st Fridays are coming back! We had hoped to make sure each one is on the 1st Friday of the month the October event will be on the 2nd Friday. There was a scheduling conflict with our musical entertainment that day, so pardon this minor hiccup. Going forth, all 1st Friday events will be on, the 1st Friday of the month. To those of you who are new to the club and have never attended a 1st Friday event, there are free appetizers and live music. It’s a good reason to come check it out and stay a while.
There are quite a few additional events the staff want to bring back and/or start new, and they will need some help. If you have some interest to work with the Ambassador Committee, please reach out to me. We particularly need help with events for the kids, because I am a little out of practice (my son is 38-years old). If you have little ones, planning events together with the committee will help ensure they can happen. I am confident you would not be expected to miss your own children enjoying events that you helped plan. Also, if there was an event that you would love to see make a comeback, please let me know.
Prime Rib Fridays
Have you been out for a Friday night Prime Rib dinner yet? There are quite a few other satisfying dinner menu choices. The Prime Rib is pretty-darned good though, and you will even get a “big” knife to cut the yummy food. Having food served again at club events (Women’s, Men’s, Senior’s, outside meetings, etc.) is such a welcome gift, and having Prime Rib on Fridays is a nice-classy Country Club touch!
CAPTAIN OF THE LADIES' GOLF CLUB
OWGC SENIOR MIXER TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Thank you to Sue Martin who did an excellent job of chairing this event! Thank you also to Lonita Villalobos for her assistance. Everyone enjoyed themselves, the weather was perfect, and the lunch on the patio was delicious! We had 36 golfers! OWGC Senior Mixer Tournament Results are as follows. Congratulations to the winners!
First Place (NET)
Greg Cabral, James Gee, Jennifer Wright, and Gayle Duncan- 19 under par, total net-125
Second Place (NET)
Marty Brady, Michael Layton, Sara Yu, and Denise Leveroni-18 under par, total net-126
Third Place (NET)
Bill Townsend, Nancy Hedglen, and Sandy Mazza ( blind draw-Charlie Rogers)-16 under, total net-128
Fourth Place (NET)
TIE - won 9 hole card off - Rich Villalobos, Marty Krizay, Patty Rogers, and Sarah Escosa (new member!) - 15 under par, total net-129
TIE - Charlie Rogers, Thomas Hunter, Sue Howell, and Christine Anderson
TIE - Darryl Yasatake, Jeff Martin, Cindy Wilson, and Patrice Dennis
Seventh Place (NET)
Rich Wilson, Bud Hedglen, Lonita Villalobos, and Ann Brady-9 under, total net-135
Eighth Place (NET)
Doug Wright, Bob Huck, G Coddington, and Annette Bernat- 7 under, total net-137
Ninth Place (NET)
Rich Bernat, Jerry Coddington, and Leslie Short ( Sandy Mazza blind draw)- 6 under, total net-138
MEN'S CLUB PRESIDENT, GREENS COMMITTEE
We need to raise $250,000, that is 250 of us putting up $1,000 each. We know that not everyone is able to do this and that is 100% understandable and we also know that there are maybe some of us that can give a little more.
I hope you will all join me in helping to support this effort so that we can move forward quickly.
As promised, we have a progress report for our membership. This is lining up to be a successful endeavor, and to participate would not be in vain. So far, only 120 have opted out, leaving 346 participants each donating $1000 = $346,000 to the bunkers fund. This isn't a final count, more will likely opt out, but it's an excellent start. We are looking forward to honoring so many of you who have opted to participate and will receive a freeze in your dues for 2022. The savings are worth it! If you are not in the position to take part, we want to express our deepest gratitude for you as well, we value your continued membership at Oakhurst and look forward to seeing you next year.
MEMBER-MEMBER TOURNAMENT WINNERS
A big thank you from Oakhurst to all the members who participated in our 2021 Annual Member-Member Tournament! Congratulations are in order for our winners:
First Place (GROSS)
Jeff Azzarello and Michael Rogers (-1)
Second Place (GROSS)
Mitch Bialosky and Bobby Fuller (+1)
First Place (NET)
Ed Stroebel and James Townsend (-19)
Second Place (NET)
Jeff Azzarello and Michael Rogers (-13)
Third Place (NET)
Steve Gonsalves and Kirk Watson (-12)
Fourth Place (NET)
Kyle Austin and Ralph Austin (-10)
Fifth Place (NET)
Dave Erbez and Matt Hill (-9)
Sixth Place (NET)
TIE - Art Cho and James Gee (-8)
TIE - Martin Brady and Al Sardelich (-8)
Eighth Place (NET)
TIE - Malachi Mahan and Jason Stoddard (-7)
TIE - Tom Hunter and Christopher Schmid (-7)
TIE - Dave Brown and Rich Villalobos (-7)
Eleventh Place (NET)
TIE - Charlie Rogers and Jeffrey Martin (-6)
TIE - Rick McGhehey and Robert Sawatzky (-6)
Thirteenth Place (NET)
TIE - Joe Ronco and Marcus Walton (-5)
TIE - Jim Lakin and Fred Leach (-5)
TIE - Nathan Hart and Graig Whelan (-5)
DR. BILL CALLAHAN
SENIOR'S CLUB MEMBER
Senior's Committee Update
Since the last newsletter, the Oakhurst Seniors have played six full-field events. We hosted guests from Moraga and Claremont on August 12th and from Bayonet and Blackhorse, La Rinconada and the Villages on August 19th. Away events were held at Contra Costa, Claremont, the Villages and Crow Canyon. There was also a “mini-event” at Contra Costa, where several Oakhurst Seniors were kindly invited to fill some open slots in one of their home events.
There were some outstanding performances this month from the low handicappers in our group. Rich Bernat won Low Gross honors on three occasions, including a stellar round of 65 at Claremont Country Club. Fred Leach (70) shared Low Gross honors with Rich Bernat at Crow Canyon. Todd Dorman (70 at Contra Costa), Doug Wright (81 at The Villages) Mike Sibbitt (76 at Oakhurst) and Dennis Byerley (84 at Contra Costa “mini event”) also posted some great rounds.
The higher handicappers posted some impressive net scores this month. Oakhurst Advisory Board President Rich Villalobos won Low Net honors twice, with a net 65 at Crow Canyon and a net 73 at The Villages. Fred Leach had a net 70 at Contra Costa. Marty Brady and David Hicks won Low Net honors at Oakhurst on separate occasions, but with identical net scores of 65. James Townsend took Low Net honors at Claremont, carding yet another net score of 65.
The only putting contest of the month was held at Oakhurst and was won by Don Orlando, who drained a long, breaking downhill putt to win a bottle of wine. Art Cho won two close-to-the-pin contests, one at Crow Canyon and one at Oakhurst. Other “closies” were secured by Bill Callahan (Contra Costa), Marty Brady (The Villages), Bob Huck (Oakhurst), Tom Hunter (Oakhurst) and John Marr (Contra Costa “mini-event”).
With two-thirds of the season now behind us, the competition for Senior Golfer of the Year awards is growing more intense. Marty Brady (152 points) has built a comfortable lead, but Bill Callahan (137 points) and Don Orlando (132 point) are still within striking distance! Mike Sibbitt (68 points) currently holds the 16th and final spot in the season-ending tournament. Click the button below for a complete list of the current point standings.
Senior Golfer of the Year
Senior's Club Schedule
There are about a half-dozen events remaining in the 2021 season. The schedule was recently modified, so click the button below to review the changes. You may now be able to participate in an event with which you previously had a conflict! Sign-ups are done through the ForeTees system, usually about a month in advance.
Membership in the Oakhurst Senior Program is open to all male members aged 50 or over. You do not have to be a member of the Men’s Club to join. Dues are currently $50 per year, which the Senior Golf Committee uses to fund prizes and scrip. For further information and details, contact Senior Program Co-Chairman Steve Larragueta by email at Larraguetas@Yahoo.com.
SENIOR SKINS CAPTAIN
Senior Skins Update
We have a 6 man race year end Bob Lee player of the year. All are within $4.00 off the highest winning average. Al Aragon is the current leader with Don Duggan, Todd Dorman,Greg Boyce last champion Michael Han & fast moving Rod Aguliar. These guys have been playing great.
We recently welcomed Ken Collins back to the Skins. Skins play every Tuesday, Thursday @ Friday. Checkin by 7:55 AM. Max handicap 24.
RESTAURANT & BAR
RUBY OLIVEROS, EXECUTIVE CHEF
Friday Nights: Prime Rib Special
Every Friday, 6-9PM come enjoy the prime rib special at the Oakhurst CC Restaurant. Pair it with a nice red wine from the bar, and enjoy the gorgeous patio views of the golf course!
Be sure to mention if you're dining with us for a special occasion. Chef Ruby Oliveras will make your visit a little extra special!
TENNIS - JACOB ORTEGA
USTA HEAD PRO & TENNIS DIRECTOR
Adult 18 & Over Women’s 4.0 Daytime Team Captained by Jeri Feuer Placed 2nd Overall at Sectionals
Adult 18 & Over Women’s 3.0 Team Captained by Kelly Sanchez Placed 3rd Overall at Sectionals.
USTA Teams & Captains:
- Adult 40 & Over Women’s 3.0 – Kelly Sanchez
- Adult 40 & Over Women’s 4.0 Daytime – Jeri Feuer
- Adult 40 & Over Women’s 3.5 Daytime – Wendy Schofield
- Adult Mixed 18 & Over 8.0 – Christopher Cast
- Combo Women’s League 5.5 – Kelly Sanchez
- Combo Women’s League 6.5 – Kelly Sanchez
- Combo Women’s League 7.5 – Kris Karr
- SA 9/4/21 USTA Mixed 4.0 6PM
- TH 9/16/21 Fall Ball A2 9AM
- TU 9/21/21 Fall Ball A3 9AM
- TU 9/28/21 Fall Ball A3 9AM
- TU 10/5/21 Fall Ball A3 9AM
- TH 10/7/21 Fall Ball A2 9AM
- SA 10/12/21 Fall Ball A3 9AM
- TU 10/26/21 Fall Ball A3 9AM
Fall Tennis Junior's Program
Monday – Thursday
- Tiny Mites (Beginners: Pre-K through 1st Grade) 4:00 – 4:30pm $15 Member/ $17 Non-Member per class
- Future Stars (Beginners through Intermediate: grades 2 through 6) 4:30 – 5:30pm $21 Member/ $25 Non-Member per class
- Junior Team (Advanced to Tournament Level Players, typically grades 7+) 5:30 – 6:30pm $25 Member/ $28 Non-Member per class
Juniors Package Deals
- 8 Classes: $110 Member/ $120 Non-Member
- 12 Classes: $140 Member/ $160 Non-Member
- 8 Classes: $150 Member/ $170 Non-Member
- 12 Classes: $215 Member/ $240 Non-Member
- 8 Classes: $195 Member/ $215 Non-Member
- 12 Classes: $240 Member/ $260 Non-Member
Cost and Cancellations
Package must be purchased prior to attending. Packages expire 3 months from purchase date if not completed. Cancellations must be made before 10am on the day of the class. To check weather status contact Jake Ortega. Mobile: (925) 681-8173. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please make all checks payable to Oakhurst C.C.
Contact Chris Gasparro for Tennis Stringing. Phone number (925) 381-7543
Friday Night Tennis
Hosted by: Chris Gasparro
Come join me as I will be hosting a doubles clinic for new players, teaching mechanics as well as tennis strategy. Whether you already have a partner or are looking for new people to play with, this is a perfect opportunity to interact and meet fellow players.
The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members with either cash, check payable to Oakhurst CC, or a charge to your membership account. Collected at the time of the event. Contact me if you are interested. I will be providing drinks and snacks while following CDC/USTA guidelines.
All ages and backgrounds and skill levels welcomed. If you have any questions, send an email to Coach Jake, Coach Chris, or Coach Ricky.
Private and Group Lessons
For info on adult/private lessons, you can find more info on pricing, instructors, and how you can sign up book a session or a package by sending an email to Head Swim Coach of the Oakhurst Orca Swim Team.
PT, MS OCS, TPI, STRETCH-N-GO OWNER
We believe stretching is a vital part of taking care of your body and should be included in any type of cardio, strengthening, and functional movement or sports related program.
As research shows, stretching can help prevent injury, can help warm up the muscles to maximize performance, can help with circulation and expedite recovery, and can help with relaxation and stress relief.
However, what stretches are safe? What stretches are needed? Who is screening for red flags? Who is monitoring change? Are you able to stretch effectively on your own? Do you know the proper stretches, strength exercises, and mechanics to help you maximize performance and prevent injury?
- Health and Wellness Screen
- Sports Performance Screen
- Golf Physical Performance Assessment
- Get Your Stretch Fix
- Deep Tissue Mobilization/Stretch Session
- Certified Massage Therapy Session
- TheraGun Deep Tissue Work
- KT Taping
Call Bernard Go at 925-344-3388 or click the button below to book your services.
MEMBERSHIP, SALES & MARKETING
PICKED FOR TEAM USA!
Final Round Highlights
The Amundi Evian Championship
Third Round Highlights
The Amundi Evian Championship
First Round Highlights
2021 KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Hole in One
WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO OAKHURST COUNTRY CLUB!
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome you and your family as the newest members of the Oakhurst Country Club family! At Oakhurst we are committed to propelling every facet of Club Life towards excellence. Oakhurst aims to inspire togetherness and comradery by offering a community oriented venue for the inception of what we hope will be some of your family's fondest memories.
The Owners, Oakhurst Management Team and Associates are dedicated to ensuring the Oakhurst Legacy passes through time and generations with authenticity and integrity - and we can’t do that without you! The Oakhurst Legacy is made possible only by the beating heart of the country club, our members' loyalty, support, and dedication.
Birthday Wishes to Norm Settle
FITNESS CENTER & SWIMMING POOL Key Cards are available for pick up at the proshop! They are already activated, just sign your name and card number on the clipboard and you're ready to go!
WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS!
WE LOVE OUR GOLF COURSE
DIRECTOR OF FAIRVIEW OAKHURST PRIVATE EVENTS & CATERING
Congratulations to the Newlyweds who had their events booked with us!