Newsletter - April 2020

Volume 27, Issue 4 | April 2020

The Seven Oaks Scene

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

Take advantage of our Take Away Menu for Pick-up or Delivery* Access our menu on our Website under Dining & Events, in the Club Links section of the Clubster App or in our Weekly Email!

*Delivery available in the Seven Oaks or Grand Island Communities only

Due to guidelines in regard to the COVID-19 Pandemic changing almost daily, we have opted to omit advertising for upcoming Social Events for April and May. When circumstances change and we are able to host large groups at the Club again, we will gladly share all of the fun events we have scheduled. As always, the Staff of Seven Oaks wish you good health and lots of happiness!

Current Club Hours


Saunas, Steamrooms, Spas & Showers are CLOSED. The Clubhouse is open for Take Away Food only, Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 8pm

Golf Course (18-holes) ** Tuesday - Sunday 7am - Dusk Tennis & Pickleball ** Monday - Sunday 6am - 10pm

** Golf, Tennis & Pickleball is open for MEMBERS ONLY. No guests are allowed at this time.

Gyms/Pools All Gyms & Pools are CLOSED

Let's Get Social!

Contact the Reception Desk to get your invitation!

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Board of Governors

Committee Chair


Jeremy Behmer



Mike Burton


Scott Howry


Jay Ericsson


Tom Feher


Rich Gargan



Ryan Newman



Bruce Powelson Governor

Dianna Prather



Club Contacts

Clubhouse Manager

Enrique Contreras, CCM


Jay Ervine

Golf Director

Joe Haggerty, PGA

Catering Director

Marie Joseph

Tennis Director

Dave Krueger

Fitness Director

Nikki Billiard


Erica Sabin

Membership & Sales

Tonya Bower

Member Services

Eryn Urban

Executive Chef

Paul Burzlaff


Tasha Moon

Facilities Manager

Lance Schneider

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Welcome to our Newest Members! DJ & Priya Agahi, Raymond & Raina Chan, Paul & Melissa Domen, Venugopal & Sabitha Eppanapally, Raul & Carol Escobedo, Eric & Seungju Kong, Frank & Elise Martin, Zach & Allison Pierucci

C ouples T wilight G olf A pril 14 th @5:30 pm

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 … A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

The full secret life of Virginia Hall--an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war.

Our next meeting is April 23rd at 5:00 pm via Zoom

$20 per couple Members only

Call Bee Barmann at 665-1375 for information on joining the meeting.


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From the Golf Shop by Joe Haggerty, Director of Golf

Congratulations to our own Vince Santopietro

Junior Golf

Drive, Chip, and Putt registration is now open, we encourage you to sign up your junior golfer(s) at The qualifying location will be at Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo, CA on June 24th. PGA Junior League registration is also now open. We are doing the 13 and under program with PGA Junior League. Click Here to start registration or go to

Don't miss out on Junior Swing Class - Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45pm - 5pm

Non-Motion Fundamentals

named one of PING GOLF's Club Fitters of the Year!

It’s time to take advantage of the longer days of spring and summer! All Golfers have the extra time and warmer weather to work on their game - on the course, the practice tee and mentally. It’s important to start off a new season with the goal to improve your game, no matter what level of Golfer you are. Act like you’re starting the game of Golf for the first time by going through your equipment and getting your swing checked. Check your clubs to see if your grips are fresh. Look for loose ferrules and rattles in club heads, shafts that may be bent or have nicks or dents and your bag to make sure it is in good shape. Go through your swing mechanics and your thoughts of what you’re trying to do to hit a golf ball square and solid, as we all want to do! To become better “ball strikers” we must become better at our Non-Motion Fundamentals. Start with the grip being the first order of business. Whether you inter-lock or overlap with your grip, make sure that you have practiced the grip, so it becomes second nature and that the club face is in the square position in relationship to your hands and the target. Both hands need to match each other in their position, with the back of the lead hand facing the target and the trailing hand, when opened, also facing the target. Learn what square looks like when you’re standing over the ball. Many Golfers will stand behind the ball before a shot and get their target line but when they actually set up over the ball they will set up crooked, with either their feet, hips, shoulders (or all 3) lined up off the target line. Correct ball position is also very important. It allows you to develop the proper and natural motion of swinging a club. Poor ball position creates poor motion because the ball is too far away or too far back in the stance; these are the most common mistakes in setting up to the ball. Remember these three Non-Motion Fundamentals - Grip, Alignment, Ball Position - and check them the next time you go practice or come in the shop and have professional eyes evaluate at them. It’s a great way to give ourselves a better chance of making a balanced swing at our target!

Hole in One!!

M ike H orack Oaks #4 on March 6th

Here’s to Better Golf!

Vince Santopietro, PGA

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

This year's Ladies Tri-Club Tournament with Rio Bravo CC and Stockadale CC was another 3 days of great golf, competition and fun! Tri-Club Tournament Results 1st Place Stockdale Country Club 2nd Place Seven Oaks Country Club 3rd Place Rio Bravo Country Club We are very excited to see more and more lady golfers coming out to join us for Thursday Play! Now that the weather is warming a little, we hope more of you will come out and play!

Thursday Play Results March 5th

March 19th

1st Gross Annette Warmerdam

1st Gross Cindy Shih

1st Net Sharold McBride 2nd Net Barbara Beaty Chip-In Sharold McBride

1st Net Annette Warmerdam

2nd Net Sun Song

Closest to the Pin Mary Ann Dixon

Tracy Woodard Closest to the Pin Barbara Beaty

ACE OF THE MONTH: Sharold McBride

Golf Course

Members only

by Jay Ervine, Director of Agronomy

Now, more than ever, we all need to have a little more patience. Please remember to make sure the hitting area is clear of staff before taking your shot. Many times, a staff member is on a loud machine and cannot hear your verbal warning. The staff religiously looks for golfers approaching, but sometimes they cannot see you clearly. Please wait until a staff member is clear before you hit your shot in their direction. Also, if you play early in the mornings, please play at a normal pace of play. Rushing your round and playing nine holes in less than an hour holds up staff members from doing their morning tasks ahead of play. Once a staff member is caught behind, it dramatically slows them down and can cause a domino effect with groups behind you.

Video of the Month:

Golfers & Maintenance Staff: Strategies for Sharing the Course

Even in bad times, the sunrise on the course is always beautiful.


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At the Courts

by Dave Krueger, Tennis Director


Junior Tennis

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 curri- culum 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. Adult Tennis 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. Beginner Tennis Drills Wednesdays 9 – 10:30am.


Tennis Tip: Tennis racquets come in varying sizes for both the head of the racquet and the grip. If your racquet is not sized correctly according to your height and weight, it can cause pain in the wrist and tennis elbow. It’s a good idea to go into a store, try out the racket in person, and even have an expert fit you.

For Wednesdays call Jason at 661-717-4217 and Jonni at 714-366-2985 for Thursdays.

Italian Tennis Mixer April 15th at 6pm

$10 per player includes tennis & prizes Call Dave at 661-343-4174 to sign up

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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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