WELCOME TO THE 2019 GOLF SEASON
The Oakland Golf Course will open Monday, April 1st!
As we start the 2019 golf season, the Board of Directors want to share some information with our members, guests, and visitors to our course.
First, we want you to know that the Golf Club is currently financially stable. Last year we spent funds to upgrade and repair our mowers and other course equipment. We also paid off comp time that was owed our seasonal employees. We survived the winter despite having no rent nor sharing of our utility bills. However, our coffers are lean at the moment and we are counting on membership payments to come in soon so that we can buy fertilizers and chemicals for the course, continue to make repairs to equipment and golf carts, and hire seasonal workers. With reduced membership fees for 2019 we truly need additional and new memberships. If you haven’t done so, please call Bill Kelley (301-334-3883) to make arrangements to pay for your membership or go through this web site (select Memberships) to do so.
Speaking of our web site, it has been totally upgraded. Our 2019 events are already posted, along with current information and a means to securely pay on-line via credit card or PayPal.
Western Maryland Amateur Tournament – You can already download and pay for your entry to the Western Maryland Amateur tournament. We have been planning this winter on ways to make this tournament a great event. You can help by inviting any golfer you know to come join you in playing in this tournament. We know the course will be in great shape!
Have you seen our clubhouse recently? The exterior has been painted and the deck and railings have been repaired. It looks fantastic! The work was done by volunteers! Thank you! As we continue to make more improvements, we will be sending out requests via Facebook and an email blast to recruit volunteers to join the work we are undertaking.
We owe the Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA) a very big thank you. They have given us a grant for about 2/3 the cost of buying and burying the propane tank that sits next to the clubhouse. We’ll start that work when we have a more positive bank balance. We would gladly accept tax-free donations to help us move this project along. Once the tank is buried, the view of the clubhouse from the road and parking lot will be immeasurably beautified. Additionally, we will be able to shop for the lowest prices for propane going forward.
May 1, 2019 will be the opening day of THE NINETEENTH HOLE. We contracted with Sandy Tasker for food and beverage service for the 2019 golf season. She promised to keep the concession open daily, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday-Saturday and 10:00-8:00 on Sunday. This grill will cater to the needs of our golfers and local residents. Please support her in buying your beverages and food on-premise, as well as staying after golf to socialize on our deck!
Bill Kelley is returning as Director of Golf. He stocked the Pro Shop over the winter with some golf attire and other golf items for this coming season. Bryce Friend will return to provide lessons and run the junior clinics. Kenney Greaser will remain with us as our Greens Keeper. We will be looking to hire part-time workers next Spring for our course maintenance so let us know if you are interested.
Some new policies to keep in mind this year:
- REFUND POLICY: Any member request for refunds must be due to health reasons or change in residence from the area. The request will then be submitted to the board for approval. All refunds will be prorated. Green fees will not be refunded; guests will be given a rain check if weather conditions make the course unplayable.
- GREENS FEES AND MEMBERSIPS POLICY: Any member that has not paid their membership fees by April 1st will need to pay green and cart fees until their membership is paid. No credit will be given toward their membership for any green fees paid.