July 5, 2020  

 COVID-19 Phase II protocol:  all members, guests, and staff will be required to wear a facial covering when inside the golf shop, club house, and driving range shop. This is in compliance with Governor Brown’s order.

Here are the outside events for the month of July.

  • July 2 – Congratulations to Jay, Theresa Schuh, Joan Thomas, Yasuko Itoh, and Karen Schultz for their 1st place finish at the OPGA Pro-Am at SGC.
  • July 7 marks the return of the University Club. This is a 5pm 9-hole shotgun that will utilize all 18-holes. We will close the 1st tee at 2:30. In regards to carts we will stop sending 18-hole carts at 12pm and 9-hole carts at 2pm. Ladies Club, Seniors, and Barracuda tee times will be as per usual. 
  • July 8 – We have a small group from Michelbook in (10:00am-11:04am) they will need 15 carts so we will be operating with less carts on that day. Ladies & Seniors will go off as normal. Barracudas will be 11:12am-11:52am)
  • July 10- Boys & Girls Club 100-hole Marathon-  Course closed until 1:00pm
  • July 13- Home Builders Association- Course Closed until 2:00pm
  • July 17- South Salem HS Golf Event- TBD
  • July 18- OGA Parent/Child Chapman-  1st tee closed 7:00am-1:00pm
  • July 19- OGA Parent/Child Chapman-  1st tee closed 7:00am-1:00pm
  • July 20- OWGA 8:00am shotgun
  • July 31- Cap City Practice Round
During the days that are impacted by tournament play, I would like to remind you that we have 8 courses on our reciprocal list that are available.
The courses are:
  • Spring Hill
  • Michelbook
  • McNary
  • Charbonneau
  • Club Green Meadows
  • Juniper
  • Pine Ridge
  • Coos Golf Club
With the news that Marion County will enter Phase II tomorrow this will give us as a club a little more freedom in regards to events, men’s and ladies club as well as moderate size golf events. Here are a few things that we can look forward to:
  • The men’s club on Thursday evenings may be able to move into the traditional back 9 shotgun soon.  
  • Driving range will be moving to the grass tee on the far side of the range. Social distancing will be enforced.
  • Whiskey Browns is now open with social distancing both in the outside and inside seating areas.  Take out is also available.
    • Flags are on the greens with a swim noodle around inside the cup. We ask that you do not touch the flags. 
    • Social distancing is still required.
    We will continue with the following: 
    • The putting green at the golf range and near the pro shop will not have flags.
    • We will limit the number of people in the golf shop to 6 or less.
    • The staff has been hard at work disinfecting the golf shop, entry ways, and writing utensils. 
    • No rakes in the bunkers, and no water in the ball washers.
     Again, thank your for your understanding during this time.  Stay safe and hope to see at the club soon.
    Best,  Alan Reese, Golf Pro