Newsletter - Jan 2020

Volume 27, Issue 1 | January 2020

The Seven Oaks Scene

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

We wish you and your family a wonderful 2020!

Seven Oaks CC's Annual Election and Meeting

With the start of the new year comes the Club's Annual Election and Meeting. This is the time of year our Equity Members have the opportunity to choose incoming Board Members as well as vote on other important items the Board has placed on the ballot. The nominations committee is pleased to present 5 candidates for election to the Board of Governors. They are: Mike Burton, Jay Ericsson, Tom Feher, Scott Howry and Mike Pelle . The 3 candidates with the most votes will be elected to the Board. Within the next couple of weeks, all Equity Golf Members will receiveVoterInformationinthemailwithprofilesofthisyear'sBoard of Governors candidates, explanations of any by-laws amendments that are brought forward and your Ballot. Paper ballots may be returned by mail or dropped in the official ballot box, located across from the Reception Desk. In 2019, we introduced electronic voting to our Election and many of our Equity Members took advantage of this convenience. For those members who have already consented to vote electronically, you will receive an email with your Voter

Information and a link to your e-ballot. This email will come to the main email address that we have on file. If you have not completedourConsent toElectronicNotificationandwant totake advantage of the ease of electronic voting, don't worry - please look in your Inbox (or possibly your Junk Folder) for an email with a link to the consent form. If you need any assistance with receiving your e-ballot or consent form, please contact Eryn Urban at eurban@sevenoakscountryclub.com During the election process, the Board of Governors will schedule a Town Hall Meeting so members will have the opportunity to receive more information on ballot proposals. Please look for an announcement of the Town Hall Meeting in your weekly Thursday email and around the Club very soon. The election will close on February 23rd at the start of our Annual Meeting. We encourage all of our Equity Golf Members to participate in our Annual Election. There are important items each year that are brought forth to better the operations of the Club and improve your experience as members of Seven Oaks and we can't accomplish these actions without your vote!

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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Newest Members! Welcome Our

G ary & P hyllis C ope D ero & N ancy P arker E ric & A nnie R ay

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.

Wine Maker Dinner with Paul Lato Wines January 24 th

This month’s selection is … From This Day Forward by Cokie & Steve Roberts

Our next meeting is January 23rd at 5:00 pm We would love to see you there! 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!

Reception at 6pm Dinner at 6:45pm

Enjoy a Fabulous Multi-Course Meal with World-Class Wines $85 ++ per person Call 664-6404 for reservations

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J anuary 11 th The Chophouse is back! This special menu will feature Prime Beef, Lamb, Lobster and More The Chophouse at Seven Oaks

Join us for a true Steakhouse experience

Reservations beginning at 6:00pm Seating will be limited

Call 664-6404

J oin us for Candlelight Dinner J anuary 9 th R eservations start at 5 pm

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SUPER BOWL T ournament

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 ND 8 AM S hotgun

$ 25 entry includes food after play .

$ 200 Optional Team Buy - In ( cash ) , payable at the time of registration . Gross & Net Payouts , based on total # of teams .

SIGN UP NOW IN THE GOLF SHOP!

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Golf Course

by Jay Ervine, Director of Agronomy

As 2019 comes to an end, I’m reflecting back on what an eventful year it was for the golf course. The first big change to the course for 2019 were the new greens on the Oaks course. As we grew in those Bentgrass greens, all went as well as we couldexpect. They germinated quickly and filled in nicely. Once the stress of the summer months hit, we had a few issues due to their lack of maturity. However, as the bent grass ages they will become better and better each year. We are already seeing that this winter as they are rolling much smoother than the old West-9 greens and the speed is great too. They will continue to soften as they develop more thatch. We also saw no overseeding on fairways on the Lakes and Islands courses. The winter of 2018-19 was the first year of not overseeding the fairways in decades, and due to overseeding the fairways year after year, they were a little thin the first winter without overseeding. However, nowthatweareon the secondyear of not overseeding theWest-9 fairways, we are seeing the Bermuda grass on the West increasing in density and quality. Please make sure to notice the difference between the Oaks and West fairways, as the Oaks is on its first year of not overseeding vs the West’s second year. The biggest change for 2019 was the construction on the original Back-9. We saw the greens expand in size on #’s 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, & 9, and a complete redesign of the fourth green complex. Also, we sawevery bunker on theBack-9 completely redesigned and changed in locations and size. Now the bunkers at the greens complexes are set close to the greens with the sizes reduced, and the fairway bunkers changed in size and locations as well. Many of these new locations will catch the lower handicapper without penalizing the higher players as much. You will also notice how the bunkers will frame the hole and make for a much more visibility appealing hole. I know everyone is excited to play the new bunkers and greens. If Mother Nature continues to be kind this December we’ll get onto the greens after the first of the year.

#5 Lakes: New Bunkers and new Greens grassing.

These were all the most noticeable changes for Seven Oaks C.C. this past year. We are continuing to improve our weed control, tree trimming, and playability yearly. As I start my fifth year with the club in February, I am proud of how much we have accomplished. More is to come and 2020 should be a stellar year as well. Happy Holidays to everyone, and remember to fix all your ball marks and fill your divots in 2020.

VIDEO OF THE MONTH:

ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST GOLF SHOTS FROM THE PGA IN 2019!

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At the Courts

by Dave Krueger, Tennis Director

Adult Tennis

Junior Tennis

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

Red Ball Future Stars Thursdays 4-5pm, ages 5-8 .

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. Women’s Interclub Practice League starts January 10th This league is in preparation for Interclub which starts February 18, The difference between Interclub Practice league and our normal leagues is that we will be using the same format and rules as Women’s Interclub: The first team to 12 games wins; during the match while you are between games you can change sides returning serve. Matches begin at 9am for 5 weeks.  You play with your same partner for the entire 5 week league, you can get subs if you or your partner cannot attend one of the matches. To sign up, please contact Jonni Seymour at (714) 366-2985 Beginner Tennis Drills Wednesdays 9 – 10:30am.

This Quick start program uses fun games and drills to help develop good ball tracking skills. Orange Bal l 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:

HIGH FIVE, A LOT. WHETHER YOU OR YOUR PARTNER HIT A HIGHLIGHT-REEL WINNER AFTER A LONG RALLY, OR YOU DOUBLE FAULT, THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A GOOD HIGH FIVE TO KEEP MORALE AND FUN LEVELS UP, WHILE KEEPING YOUR HEAD LEVEL THROUGHOUT THE MANY PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF A TENNIS MATCH.

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PICKLEBALL TIP: THE SERVE

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD “JUST GET THE BALL INTO THE COURT”? WELL, THEY’RE RIGHT. FORGET THE SPINS AND TRICK SHOTS UNLESS YOU’RE VERY PROFICIENT. INSTEAD FOCUS ON JUST GETTING THE BALL IN PLAY. MAKE THEM MOVE IF POSSIBLE. IF YOUR OPPONENT HAS A WEAK BACK HAND THEN EXPLOIT THAT WEAKNESS, BUT ALWAYS, ALWAYS JUST GET YOUR SERVE IN AND PREFERABLY THE DEEPER THE BETTER!

Pickleball

Women's Fall Tennis League Winners

Drop-in Pickleball Saturdays 9am Open for all levels. Come by and play a couple of games!

Pickleball Clinic Wednesdays 8:15 - 9am Free clinic! All levels welcome!

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

Peggy Sears 3.5 Winner

Heather Blue 3.0 Winner

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Fitness News

by Nikki Billiard, Fitness Director

New Year- New You Weight Loss Challenge Join us for another weight loss challenge starting January 1st! Work on getting those holiday pounds off while competing for a cash prize. This 12-week challenge will have weekly weigh-ins, as well as weekly challenges to help support and promote healthy lifestyle changes. The buy in is $30 per participant. Please sign up with Nikki by texting, calling, or emailing @ 661-205-8287 or nbilliard@sevenoakscountryclub.com

Starting January 8th, we are adding another Metabolic Blast class! Classes will be from 3:30-4:00pm on Wednesdays at the Grand Island Gym. This is a 6-station workout that will raise your heart rate for a set amount of time, followed by short recovery periods in between stations. This workout "revs up" your metabolism to burn more calories throughout the day - in only 30 minutes. Coming back in February will be another 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge ! This is a great way to meet other members who are looking to increase their strength and endurance while losing body fat. The group will meet Monday-Friday at 1:00 pm at Grand Island Gym to do our determined amount of daily swings. The kettlebell swing works the muscles in the hips, glutes, hamstrings, lats, abs, shoulders, pecs and grip. It's a simple and fast way to incorporate a very athletic movement into a routine, safely, while burning a ton of calories.

CLUB CARE

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 J anuary 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

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

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

5:00 - 6:00am Strength Peter GIG 7:00 - 8:00am Ripped Honey ES

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 9:20 - 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

8:15 - 9:15am Arms, Abs, 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

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

4:30 - 5:30pm Yoga Angela ES

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.

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