Newsletter -Feb 2020

Volume 27, Issue 2 | February 2020

The Seven Oaks Scene

Golf  Tennis  Food  Fitness  Family  Friends  Fun

SOCC's Annual Election is in full swing...

Paper ballots have been mailed to all Equity members and those of you who have consented to electronic voting, should have already received an electronic ballot. If you have not received your electronic ballot please check your spam folder, the email will be from SOCC Election Coordinator. Voter Information and paper ballots are also available on top of the ballot box, across from the Reception Desk. Votes need to be cast by the start of our Annual Meeting on February 23rd.

J oin us for Candlelight Dinner F ebruary 6 th

We need a 75% affirmative vote to pass the bylaw amendments which are very important to the club's future success. Please vote and remind your fellowmembers to vote as well.

Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize drawing: Five winners will receive a certificate for Candlelight Dinner for two. Five winners will receive a certificate for Pasta Night for two. One winner will receive dinner for two in the Oak Room, with any bottle of wine on our list up to $200.00.

R eservations start at 5 pm

Thank you, Board of Governors

Club Hours

Clubhouse Tuesday - Sunday 6am - 9pm

Oak Room Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 9pm * Pasta Night: Wednesday 6pm - 9pm * Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm To-Go Line: 661-241-5900 Mixed Grille Tuesday - Friday 10:30am - 9pm Saturday & Sunday 7am - 9pm To-Go Line: 661-241-5910 Oaks Snack Ba r Tuesday - Sunday 7:30am - 2:30pm To-Go Line: 661-241-5930

Grand Island Snack Bar Friday - Sunday 9am - 4pm

To-Go Line: 661-664-6069

Golf Course Tuesday - Sunday 7am - Dusk

Tennis & Pickleball Monday - Sunday 6am - 10pm

Grand Island Fitness Center Monday 4:30am - 3pm Tuesday - Sunday 4:30am - 9pm

Let's Get Social!

Contact the Reception Desk to get your invitation!

"LIKE" Us on facebook.com/soccbakersfield

Capture & Share your Seven Oaks memories with us! instagram.com/7oaksccbako

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Board of Governors

Committee Chair

E-mail

Neetu Jhaj

President

neetujhaj@gmail.com

Mike Handren

Vice-President House/Social

mhandren@yahoo.com

Jeremy Behmer

Secretary

Finance

jeremy@brehmerlaw.com

Bruce Powelson CFO

brucepowelson48@gmail.com

Mitch Bronson

Governor

bron1100@aol.com

Dan Corriea

Governor

dan@weststar-inc.com

Rich Gargan

Governor

iwsrich@sbcglobal.com

Ryan Newman

Governor

Golf/Greens

rnewman1@bak.rr.com

Dianna Prather

Governor

Membership

dprather@buckowens.com

General Manager/COO Mike Stanton, CCM mstanton@sevenoakscountryclub.com Clubhouse Manager Enrique Contreras, CCM econtreras@sevenoakscountryclub.com Agronomist Jay Ervine jervine@sevenoakscountryclub.com Golf Director Joe Haggerty, PGA jhaggerty@sevenoakscountryclub.com Catering Director Marie Joseph mjoseph@sevenoakscountryclub.com Tennis Director Dave Krueger dkrueger@sevenoakscountryclub.com Fitness Director Nikki Billiard nbilliard@sevenoakscountryclub.com Accounting Erica Sabin esabin@sevenoakscountryclub.com Membership & Sales Tonya Bower tbower@sevenoakscountryclub.com Member Services Eryn Urban eurban@sevenoakscountryclub.com Executive Chef Paul Burzlaff eurban@sevenoakscountryclub.com Controller Tasha Moon tmoon@sevenoakscountryclub.com Facilities Manager Lance Schneider lschneider@sevenoakscountryclub.com Club Contacts

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to our Welcome

Dominic & Kelci Cerri, Charlie & Sammy Chhuon-Chan, Adam & Terri Cline, Charile & Min Han, Nick & Brenda Heath, Sheila Scott, Tim Soto, Bo & Olivia Thisted Newest Members!

SOCC, Inc . A nnual M eeting

Seven Oaks Book Club The Seven Oaks Book Club meets each month to discuss books on a reading list which is selected by mutual consent of the Book Club members. All members of SOCC are cordially invited to attend.

This month’s selection is … My Antonia by Willa Cather

Sunday, February 23rd at 2pm in the Grand Ballroom

My Ántonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. A platform for commentary about women's rights, it weaves a story where romantic interests are ultimately bandied about by the uncontrolled changes that occur in people's lives. This final book of Cather's Prairie Trilogy is considered her greatest accomplishment.

Our next meeting is February 28th at 5:00 pm We would love to see you there!

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From the Golf Shop by Joe Haggerty, Director of Golf

HOW TO WIN YOUR MATCH!!

1. Look relaxed even when you’re not. Put your poker face on and look confident. Let your opponent see that you’re not nervous. 2. Pay attention to your opponent’s nerves. Try not to make it obvious, but keep an eye open for signs of nervousness from your opponent: shaking, can’t place the ball on a tee, etc. If you sense they are nervous, this should give you confidence and help you plan your strategy. 3. Give short putts or don’t. I’m not a big gamesmanship player but there are some players who will get rattled if you give them short putts and then suddenly don’t. There’s nothing wrong with trying to get under someone’s skin. 4. Know your opponents tendencies. Most of the time you’re going to be playing against someone for the first time. Try to gain a little insight on their weaknesses and their strengths. For instance, if they like to play fast and prefer to hit first, you can use that to your advantage. 5. Work with your partner! Always talk strategies over with your partner. Communicate and get your game plan straight and play to both of your strengths. If you like to hit first, SPEAK UP! If you like to hit putts, SPEAK UP! If your partner likes to be left alone; DON’T BOTHER THEM!

6. Try to get a partner who can putt under pressure. I know this is a tough one and often we do not get a chance to pick partners, but if you get a chance, pick a partner who can putt, especially under pressure. Match play is about pressure and it shows up in your putting. 7. Always expect your opponent to sink the next putt or chip. Never allow yourself to be let down mentally. Always remain positive throughout the match. Remember, “IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER”! 8. Walk ahead of your opponent. I know this sounds silly, but I’ve done it a lot and it sends a subtle message that you are confident and you want to get your ball in the hole quickly. Players who aren’t feeling confident usually aren’t excited to play their next shot. 9. When you’re up, stay aggressive and try to increase your lead. If you’re four up, don’t start thinking that all you have to do is make some pars and bleed your opponent out. Instead, try to get five or six up and end the match. NEVER get comfortable with a lead. 10. Keep your head in the game! Don’t let the match play format, which you may have no experience with, distract you from what you have to do. Remember to hit one shot at a time and always stick to your routine.

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WATSON FLIGHT CHAMPION J ack B oone

MICKELSON FLIGHT CHAMPION J eremy B rehmer

MATCH PLAY CHAMPION C orbin L oyear

KOEPKA FLIGHT CHAMPION C hris H ayden WOODS FLIGHT CHAMPION S al D el R osario

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S.O.W.G.A. News by Cindy Shih, S.O.W.G.A. Vice-President

2019 ACE of the Year - Cindy Shih ACE of the Month for January - Cindy Shih Most Improved Player of the Month - Ellen Hurst

Ladies Thursday Golf results: January 2 1st Gross - Annette Warmerdam 1st Net - Cindy Shih

2nd Net - Josephine Shih Chip -In - Josephine Shih Closest to the Pin - Sun Song and Cindy Shih

January 9 1st Gross - Annette Warmerdam

1 st Net - Josephine Shih 2nd Net - Carreen Hinds Chip -In - Annette Warmerdam Closest to the Pin - Annette Warmerdam

March 28th

January 16 1st Gross - Annette Warmerdam 1st Net - Josephine Shih 2nd Net - Mary Anne Dixon Chip - In - Amy James Closest to the Pin - Mary Anne Dixon and Sharold McBride

Upcoming Events:

Ladies Team Play begins in March!!! If you have not already signed up but may be interested in playing, see the Golf Shop for schedule and more information. Subs are always needed! Ladies Tri-Club Tournament March 12th @ RBCC, 13th @ SCC & 17th @ SOCC $130 per player for 3 days of fantastic golf, sweeps & lots of prizes LET'S BRING THAT TRI-CLUB TROPHY HOME!!!

Quarterly Scramble

March 26th

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 10AM - 2PM

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Golf Course

by Jay Ervine, Director of Agronomy

With the new greens opening, here is a great article from the USGA on ball mark repair on putting greens. Remember, your ball mark is your responsibility as a player.

Repairing Ball Marks: 5 Things Every Golfer Should Know By USGA Green Section Staff JULY 9, 2018 As golfers, a small amount of our time and attention can go a long way in helping to maintain high-quality playing conditions on the courses we play. Repairing ball marks on the putting greens is an easy way to make a positive impact, but the importance of ball mark repair and the proper tools and technique are often misunderstood. Here are five things every golfer should know about repairing ball marks: 1. The proper technique for ball mark repair is easy and fast Insert the ball mark repair tool behind the ball mark and gently pull the top of the tool toward the center. Continue working around the ball mark, pulling the surrounding turf in toward the center of the indentation. Avoid using a lifting or twisting motion because this can damage turf roots. Once you have finished pulling turf in toward the center, gently tamp the area down with your putter to create a smooth, firm surface. 2. Unrepaired ball marks cause lasting problems Failing to repair a ball mark may seem like aminor oversight, but there are lasting consequences. Unrepaired ball marks can take weeks to heal, during which time they can cause balls to bounce off line. The damage to the putting surface is also an entry point for weeds that can cause serious problems. 3. Certain putting greens are more vulnerable to ball marks than others. Any putting green that typically receives high, lofted approach shots will be more susceptible to ball marks. The putting greens on par-3 holes are a perfect example. If you recognize that a putting green is prone to damage from ball marks, it is important to be mindful of repairing your own ball mark and a few unrepaired ones nearby. 4. Soft conditions mean more ball marks. When putting greens are wet or soft, ball marks will be more of an issue. This is just one of the reasons why superintendents work hard to promote firm playing conditions with aeration, topdressing and other maintenance practices. If excessive thatch accumulates beneath the putting surface, ball marks and other turf issues will be more problematic.

5. Almost any pointed tool can be used to successfully repair a ball mark. Many different tools have been created to repair ball marks, including single-pronged and fork-shaped tools. Almost any pointed tool, including a golf tee, can be used to effectively repair a ball mark. Using the proper technique is the key to success. Repairing ball marks is one of the easiest ways that golfers can help superintendents deliver high-quality playing conditions. After hitting a great shot onto the putting green, fixing your ball mark and a couple nearby is an excellent way to celebrate.

VIDEO OF THE MONTH:

How to Repair a Ball Mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzEGA-nws8Y&list=PLnU 5qUEfww3cOAU8iTQTUpF5S4UqhXJka&index=24

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At the Courts

by Dave Krueger, Tennis Director

Adult Tennis

Cardio Tennis Mondays 6:30 - 7:30pm. $15 per class.

Junior Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable heart pumping fitness class on a tennis court, open to everyone, and no Tennis experience is needed! You can burn up to 700 per class with dynamic stretching, hitting lots of tennis balls and engaging in other cardio activity to energetic, motivating music! Call Jonni at 714-366-2985 to sign up. This is the best way to get in to tennis. If you don’t have a racquet or you feel your racquet is outdated, don’t worry, we have plenty of Demo racquets you can try out. Liveball Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm & Thursdays 8 - 9:30am. $15 per person. This program is a fast moving, very intensive hitting and drilling course. The emphasis is on playing points and hitting ‘zillions’ of balls. Must have a USTA rating 3.5 and above. For Wednesdays call Jason at 661-717-4217 and Jonni at 714-366-2985 for Thursdays. Beginner Tennis Drills Wednesdays 9 – 10:30am.

Red Ball Future Stars Thursdays 4-5pm, ages 5-8 . This Quick start program uses fun games and drills to help develop good ball tracking skills.

Orange Ball Tuesday & Thursday 4-5:30pm, ages 7-10.

Players ready to play on a slightly larger court. The classes are designed to continue building athletic skills while learning or refining the skills necessary to serve, rally and score.

Green Ball Tuesday and Thursday 4-5:30pm, ages 7-10. Green ball is designed for beginner to

intermediate level players. We coach using a rally-based curriculum and focuses on scoring, serving and serve return with sound footwork. Yellow Ball Tuesday and Thursday 4-5:30pm, ages 11-18. On court drills will include point play, dead ball drills, fitness drills and mental toughness skills.

TENNIS TIP: I GET ASKED A LOT IF IT’S TOO LATE TO START TENNIS, OR HOW EARLY CAN I GET MY KIDS INVOLVED IN TENNIS. THERE REALLY IS NO AGE CUTOFF FOR PLAYING TENNIS. YOU CAN BEGIN AS A KID AT 5 YEARS OLD OR YOU CAN BEGIN LATER IN LIFE; YOU'LL ENJOY IT JUST AS MUCH. TENNIS IS A LOT LIKE GOLF WHEN YOU FIRST START PRACTICING/PLAYING. TO GET THE BEST RESULTS AND GET OVER THE BEGINNER HUMP, TRY TO PLAY 4 TIMES A WEEK FOR 2 MONTHS, THIS WILL GET THE WHEELS TURNING AND YOU WILL NEVER LOOK BACK. BESIDES, THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLAYING TENNIS ARE UNMATCHED!

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Pickleball

PICKLEBALL TIP: IT’S A BAD FEELING WHEN THAT SHOT WHIZZES BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR PARTNER. IT'S EVEN WORSE WHEN IT’S ONE OF THOSE SLOW PICKLEBALLS, THAT KIND OF DRIBBLES BETWEEN YOU. MOST OF THE TIME, IT DOESN’T WORK TO HAVE BOTH PLAYERS CALLING BALLS. “MINE!” AND “MINE!” OR “YOURS!” AND “YOURS!” AT THE SAME TIME, PUTS YOU AND YOUR PARTNER BACK AT SQUARE ONE! BEFORE THE GAME STARTS YOU NEED TO DECIDE WHO WILL DO ALL THE TALKING ON THE COURT. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW WORDS I RECOMMEND TO SAY DURING THE GAME TO KEEP IT SIMPLE AND WITHOUT CONFUSION: “ME" OR "YOU”. WHEN THE BALL IS ABOUT TO GO OUT, YELL “NO” OR “BOUNCE IT”. MY FINAL PIECE OF ADVICE WHEN CALLING THE BALLS - “LISTEN!”.

Pickleball Clinic Wednesdays 10:30 - 11am Free clinic! All levels welcome!

LET THERE BE LIGHTS Our Pickleball Court lights are installed and shining bright. You can now enjoy your game, any time of day. The lights were made possible by the generous donations of several members; we appreciate your generousity. Have Fun!

DON’T FORGET! WE SELL PICKLEBALLS AND TENNIS BALLS IN THE OAKS SNACK BAR!!

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Fitness News

by Nikki Billiard, Fitness Director

10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge begins Monday, February 3rd! If you want to increase strength, lose inches, gain stamina this challenge is for you! The group will meet Monday-Friday at 1:00 pm at Grand Island Gym to do our determined amount of daily swings. If you can't meet with the group, you can still get into the challenge - call me at 661-205-8287 to find out how! Even in the chill of winter, our Walking Group is still going strong! Please join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8am for an hour walk around the Grand Island neighborhood. No need to RSVP - just meet us at the Grand Island Gym with your walking shoes and a warm jacket!!!

CLUBCARE

FRIDAY EVENINGS 5:30 - 8:00PM!

KIDS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME, PROVIDED THEY ARE POTTY TRAINED. $22 PER CHILD / $12 PER SIBLING (INCLUDES DINNER)

PLEASE CALL 664-6404 FOR RESERVATIONS PARENTS MUST STAY ON PROPERTY WHILE KIDS ARE IN CLUB CARE

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FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE F ebruary 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY SUNDAY

8:15 - 9:15am Circuit Mix Regina GIG

5:00 - 6:00am Metabolic Blast Nicki GIG 6:00 - 7:00am Yoga Angela ES 8:00 - 9:00am Zumba Honey ES 8:15 - 9:15am Circuit Conditioning Regina GIG 9:20 - 10:20am Core Pilates Regina ES 1:00 - 2:00pm Kettlebell Strength Nikki GIG 4:15 - 5:00pm Stretching Pilates Honey ES 5:00 - 6:00pm Yoga Kelly ES

5:00 - 6:00am Strength Peter GIG 7:00 - 8:00am Ripped Honey ES 8:15 - 9:15am Arms, Abs,

5:00 - 6:00am Metabolic Blast Nicki GIG

5:00 - 6:00am Strength Peter GIG 7:00 - 8:00am Pop Pilates Honey ES 8:15 - 9:15am Zumba Honey ES 8:15 - 9:15am Cardio Circuit Regina ES 9:15 - 10:15am Total Body Circuit Sandy GIG 9:20 - 10:20am Stretch It Out Regina ES

7:00 - 8:00am Ripped Honey ES 8:00 - 9:00am Zumba Honey ES 9:00 - 9:45am Core N More Peter GIG

9:00 - 9:45am Core N More Peter GIG

6:00 - 7:00am Yoga Angela ES 7:00 - 8:00am Tai Chi Sharon ES

Glutes Regina ES

9:15 - 10:15am Total Body Circuit Sandy GIG 9:15 - 10:15am Yoga Kelly ES 1:00 - 2:00pm Kettlebell Strength Nikki GIG 3:30 - 4:00pm Metobolic Blast Nikki GIG

7:00 - 8:00am Ultimate Circuit Honey GIG 8:15 - 9:15am Core Balance Regina ES 9:20 - 10:20am Flex & Stretch Regina ES 1:00 - 2:00pm Kettlebell Strength Nikki GIG 3:30 - 4:15pm Metabolic Circuit Peter GIG 4:15 - 5:00pm Zumba Toning Honey ES 5:00 - 6:00pm Yoga Kelly ES 5:15- 6:00pm

4:30 - 5:30pm Yoga Angela ES

CLASS LOCATION KEY: ES - Exercise Studio TP - Tennis Patio GIG - Grand Island Gym GIP - Grand Island Patio

Limited space is available for each class and is on a first come, first serve basis. All participants are asked to sign in at the start of class.

Full Body Workout Nikki GIG

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Car Wash Services Saturdays starting at 9am

Drop your car off next to the Tennis Pool area or give your keys to the Golf Shop and we will do the rest! This is a hand wash interior and exterior service, including tire dressing. $25 for Cars/Small SUVs $30 for Trucks/Large SUVs You can charge it on your member account! Give it a try!

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