September Notice to All Golfers at Oakland:
Although we had a wet start, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect the last couple months and, all along, our course has been in great playing condition. Also, we’ve been fortunate to have our 19th Hole Grill open, not just for our golfers but also the local community. Come by and play golf or grab a bite to eat in this scenic setting.
Here are some items of interest that the Board of Directors want to share with everyone:
- We are fortunate to have received grants to pay 90% of the maintenance building roof repair/replacement costs and about 2/3 of the cost to buy a propane tank and bury it. Thank you to the Town of Oakland!
- The Western Maryland Amateur Tournament was held Aug. 16-18, is in its 56th year! It was a huge success! The course and weather couldn’t have been nicer. Going forward, we will be looking for a corporate sponsor to cover the cost of give-aways (e.g., hats, shirts) and prizes. This Fall, we will announce when bids will be accepted and the details of a sponsorship.
- It’s time for Board Member elections. We will have 3 openings. The Board works together as a strong team to make this course thrive as an asset to the town of Oakland and the golfing community. If you have business or golf course expertise, we encourage you to run for the Board. For you snowbirds, it’s possible to FaceTime or Skype you into our meetings while you are gone over the winter as long as the work you are committed to do is done, remotely or here in person. Details are as follows:
A bulletin for the purpose of making nominations will be posted on September 5, 2019 in the pro shop for 15 days or until September 20, 2019.
Voting will begin on September 25, 2019 and will end on October 10, 2019 at 5 pm.
Ballots will then be counted and results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting on October 17, 2019 at 5pm.
- A weak link in our course is the condition of our golf carts. We need to start replacing them over the next few years. Ideas are welcome and will be discussed at our Annual Membership Meeting, October 17th.