Oatlands Pro Shop News – Saturday 25th May 2019
This monthly Enews is dedicated to Pro Shop News and Events.
For more information please contact one of our friendly Pro Shop staff.
Getting Started Programme
Commences Sunday 18th August and Thursday 22nd August
Refer a friend or family member to our Getting Started Programme.
Two programmes available:
Sunday 8:30am – 9:30am: Starting Sunday 18th August, 8 week programme (excludes Father Day and Labour Day weekend).
Thursday 11:00am – 12:00pm: Starting Thursday 22nd August, 8 week programme.
Cost for the programme is:
$30 / Week ($240 for 8 weeks)
Participants who join the Club membership, during or at the completion of the programme, will receive a credit equal to the programme cost against the first year of membership if joining in the 6 or 7 day membership category.
For more information please contact the Pro Shop!
Golf Lessons at Oatlands Golf Club
David Ecob has extended his lesson availability with a ladies Coaching Clinic now taking place on Thursday afternoon’s and a Friday clinic to commence over the coming month.
Korean speaking PGA Professional will be commencing golf lessons in July with a series of clinics be conducting in Korean. These will be advertised on the website over the coming month.
Lesson timesheets: OGC currently utilises a third party booking platform for lesson bookings. Over the next month this will be integrated into the Clubs MiClub website platform with a tab for Golf Lessons listed under Bookings/Fixtures of the member homepage.
Pro Shop Ball Accounts – Ball Account 2019 expires on 30th June
Members are reminded that their 2019 member ball account will expire on the 30th June. There is currently approximately $30k in ball credit in this account and members are encouraged to check their balance and utilise this credit before June 30th.
Ball credit can not be used for purchase of Gift Vouchers or Lesson Vouchers.
Pro Shop Mid-Year Sale
The annual Pro Shop mid-year sale has commenced and will run up to 30th June. Sale items and promotional activity included are listed below:
Up to 50% off selected apparel
Demo equipment priced to clear. Items discounted up to 60% off new price
All golf bags in store 10% off
Superseded golf shoes 30% off
All push buggies 10% off
Purchase any MGI Zip Series electric golf buggy during the month of June & July at “Best in Australia” prices and also receive one free umbrella holder valued at $50
Titleist 718 Series trial golf sets and Scotty Cameron Demo putter pack available for trial from 10th June till 8th July
US Open promotions coming for mid-June
Pro Shop Online Store – Launching July
The Pro Shop is in development of an online store which will give members a greater selection of products to those on display in the Pro Shop.
Working with a third party website provider and the majority of golf suppliers has enabled the Club to develop an online store that gives members access to virtually all products in the Australian market. Products purchased online that are stocked in the Pro Shop will be available for collection the next business day, with product not in store delivered to the Pro Shop within a week. We hope members will utilise this online store and will launch the store with a number of member benefits and discounts.
Mizuno Demo Day
The Pro Shop is hosting a Mizuno Demo Day on Thursday 6th June.
Demo days are obligation free and a great way to test the latest equipment on the market with a specialised Club-fitter and using the latest launch monitor technology to check swing speed, launch angle, spin rate and an array of other data that allows clubs to be specifically fitted to your golf swing.
Junior Development Programme Fundraiser Golf Day
Monday 10th June
Come and play with the champions of tomorrow and help raise funds for your Junior Development Programme.
Registration commences at 11.00am with fresh build your own bacon & egg rolls available from the Clubhouse.
A player briefing is held at 11.45am with golf commencing at 12.00noon. The event is a four ball team ambrose with players using a minimum of two (2) tee shots each.
There are plenty of great prizes on offer including four (4) nearest the pins, overall team prizes for first through third and of course a scratch competition in conjunction.
The stars of the day are the JDP members who will provide assistance on course. The good news is that they can substitute one of their shots for someone who may be struggling on your team! The day wraps up with an informal meal in the Clubhouse and presentation of prizes.
Cost is $55 per person with funds going towards the Junior Development Programme.
Men’s Interclub 2019 – The Team to Beat
The Interclub team travelled to NSW Golf Club to take on last year’s finalist Killara.
Blue skies and almost still conditions greeted us – something none of us have ever encountered at NSW before!
The team pulled out another fantastic performance to come away with a tightly fought victory 5/3, which secures us first place in our division and a spot in the sectional final.
Matt Seamons and Peter Schleibs got the team away to yet another strong start with commanding victories. Roger Nakaad was down early and fought back hard to take his opponent to the 17th, just missing a remarkable comeback.
Sean Porter led all day and closed his opponent out strongly, showing his matchplay experience. Kyle Dignam led all day, and whilst falling just short, showed some great form.
Our top pairing of Luke Mason and Tim Frazer both showed cool heads and solid ball striking to provide the final two points the team needed for the win. They are a formidable team.
Next week, the team plays NSW at home, teeing off at 8am. While our team is through, NSW are desperately trying to avoid the wooden spoon and will be highly motivated. All home teams so far have had great support and it would be fantastic to see some supporters there – you will see some great golf!
Tim Frazer – 3/1 Up
Luke Mason – 2 Up
Sean Porter – 4/2 Up
Kyle Dignam – 1 Down
Roger Nakaad – 2/1 Down
James Coates – 4/2 Down
Peter Schleibs – 4/2 Up
Matt Seamons – 2 Up
Pennant Player Profile – Norm Nakhoul
Current handicap: 2
Lowest handicap: Scratch
Best score at Oatlands: -4
What age did you start: 13
Personal golfing highlight: I’ve had 5 Hole in Ones
Favourite Tour Player: Rory Mcilroy
Favourite Golf Course you’ve played: The Australian GC
Tell us about yourself:
Golf has played a major role in my life for the past 10 years. It has taught me many values and embedded traits that make me who I am today. I am able to take the patience, determination and perseverance which I’ve learnt over the years and apply them in other aspects of life.
I recently began working in disability support. It has been a life transforming experience to be able to care for those who need it. Not only is it rewarding to see growth and progress of those who I’ve worked with, it has also had a profound impact on how I see and understand myself. I plan to continue down the path of self understanding and personal development while keeping golf fixed as the main priority. I look forward to improving my game and playing to my fullest potential in the near future.
The Future of Course Marshalling
On a recent trip to Japan, long time member Harry Beck came across this electric Course Marshal cart while playing a game of golf.
So if you see a flashing light in the rear view mirror while out on course please send all correspondence to Harry.
Joke of the Month (well, a monthly joke, quality not assured)!
Drowning your sorrows
After a particularly poor round, a golfer spotted a lake as he walked despondently up the 18th.
He looked at his caddie and said, “I’ve played so badly all day, I think I’m going to drown myself in that lake.”
The caddie, quick as a flash, replied, “I’m not sure you could keep your head down that long.”