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Josh Lemons: North Oaks Golf Club Superintendent

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Apr 2, 2020 9:42:36 AM

There’s something you should know about Josh Lemons. He gets things done. Whether it’s in his personal life or in his profession, when he sees the path forward, he’s on it. 

“I’m a man of action,” Josh says confidently. The new North Oaks Golf Club Superintendent hit the ground running before he even had the job, surveying the course during the interview process. And now with the responsibility he’s always craved and an early spring, cleanup is well underway. Despite his eagerness, Josh confesses it’s challenging to start fast during these uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, he’s optimistic given the condition of the course: “The course came through perfectly, the greens are fantastic.”

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Topics: North Oaks News

Target Top Donors: How Small Charity Events Raise More Money

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Mar 11, 2020 8:39:52 AM

Planning and pulling off a charity event comes with a multitude of things to consider, and details to iron out. With the goal of inspiring your guests to generously donate to your charity, you’ll want to keep their experience at the forefront of your mind as you organize this event. So while larger charity events have become the standard, a smaller affair may actually be a better opportunity for your charity. 

Skip the Normal Charity Event Scene

It may seem as though the best way to draw in more money for your charity is by bringing in more people to your event. But consider that as your guest list grows, you will encounter a variety of new budgetary considerations. You'll need a larger event space, more tables, chairs, and linen rentals. Not to mention, more staff will be needed to accommodate the crowd.

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Topics: Weddings & Events

Busting the Top Myths About Golf Club Membership

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Mar 9, 2020 11:15:42 AM

You love golf and want to play more, so what’s keeping you from taking the plunge and joining a golf club? Maybe you’re concerned a golf club won’t have enough other things (outside of golf) for your family to do? Maybe you’re worried about the investment? Perhaps you’re worried about not being a good enough golfer or you simply think joining a club sounds too pretentious? 

Today golf clubs are a much different place than they were even 10 years ago. 

While golf remains a strong part of the club’s identity, it’s also a great place to meet new people, enjoy quality family time and be a part of a community where you belong in this increasingly superficial world.

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Topics: Membership

4 Benefits of Working a Seasonal Job at a Golf Course

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Feb 27, 2020 2:02:00 PM

If you’re a full-time student, it’s tough to balance a job year-round. That’s why seasonal jobs are such a great alternative. But it’s understandable why you wouldn’t want to go straight from the classroom to a summer job where you’re cooped up and missing out on the most beautiful time of year! Working a seasonal job at a golf course gives you the best of all worlds – a summer job to put cash in your pocket and gain work experience, all while having fun and enjoying that precious vitamin D. 

From the course to the driving range, a summer job at a golf club provides a variety of positions and responsibilities – and benefits that reach beyond your paycheck. Here are the top four benefits of working a seasonal job at a golf course:

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Topics: North Oaks News

How to Make the Game of Golf Fun for New Golfers

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Feb 19, 2020 1:58:42 PM

Skilled golfers make the game look easy, their effortless swings perfectly striking the little dimpled ball, driving it into the air with uncanny accuracy. The allure of the game for beginners starts with one simple thought - “it looks so easy!” And then they put a club in their hand for the first time and all of a sudden what looked so easy becomes exceptionally complicated. The grip, the stance, keep your head still, don’t look up, the rules, etc. Barriers to enjoying this wonderful pastime pop up all over the place! So, how do you get past these roadblocks to learn the game? Or if you’re introducing the game to someone new, what are ways to help make that outing fun and memorable for all the right reasons? We have a few suggestions:

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Topics: Golf

Fore Questions About a Golf Membership at North Oaks Golf Club

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Feb 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM

From finding a sponsor to understanding the different levels of membership, there are a lot of questions that come with joining a private club like North Oaks Golf Club. You may be wondering about costs, meeting new friends, or making sure that your family is going to enjoy it as much as you will. 

We asked our general manager, Phil Anderson, to identify and answer the top four questions he gets when it comes to golf membership at North Oaks Golf Club:

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Topics: Golf

Making the Most of Your First 30 Days at a New Club

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Jan 28, 2020 3:03:33 PM

Much like your first day at a new school, joining a new club can be a bit intimidating. Everyone walking the halls--or in this case, the greens--seems to already know one another and knows what's going on. But just like school, learning the ropes of a new club isn't nearly as intimidating as it seems. 

With plenty of social and golf groups to join, family activities to get involved in and lessons to help you improve your skills (not to mention the ability to play the course as much as you'd like) you'll get settled in in no time! Keep reading for a few tips to help make your adjustment go even more smoothly.

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Topics: Golf, Membership

To Club or Cabin? That is the Question

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Dec 17, 2019 3:17:47 PM

When it comes to investing in your family's future and well-being, certain decisions, like whether or not to start a college fund or to supplement your retirement account, are easy to make. But what about the decisions that can start benefiting your family today, rather than years down the line?

Many families find themselves considering making an investment in how they choose to spend their time together. Two popular options are to purchase a cabin getaway or join a country club. While both certainly have their pros, there are also plenty of cons that you need to be aware of to help you make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn what you can expect when you buy a cabin or join a country club, and why one might be the better choice for your family.

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Topics: Golf, Membership

Holiday Planning: 4 Reasons to Host Your Office Holiday Party in January

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Nov 21, 2019 11:37:12 AM

It’s that “in-between” time of year right now – the leaves on the trees have fallen and there’s a chill in the air. The calendar blocks and hot chocolate mugs start to fill up and we scroll the ads for Black Friday sales and scour for Christmas card printing deals. It’s the period of time in November and December when we acknowledge the presence of winter, and embrace the company of the holidays. 

With this season comes our office holiday parties and a laundry list of anticipated festivities, and party planners have to wonder: is this season the best time to have a holiday office party? Or could there be hidden benefits to waiting? Here are a few reasons why having an office holiday party in January or February may be a bonus for your company, rather than a s

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Topics: Weddings & Events

Tom Lehman’s Style of Golf Course Architecture

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Nov 1, 2019 4:52:35 PM

When you think of famous golf course designers, names like Donald Ross, Pete Dye and Tom Fazio often come to mind. Many golfers also have favorite designers based on the designers' “signature” approach. For example, if you typically fade the ball, you may love courses designed by Jack Nicklaus Design. Or maybe you have an affinity for courses designed by A.W. Tillinghast who worked on more than 250 golf courses including Winged Foot, Baltusrol and Bethpage Black. 

One designer you may not be as familiar with is the late Stanley Thompson. Thompson, who was Canadian and an accomplished golfer in his own right, spent 40-years of his life designing courses. With nearly 150 courses in Canada and 26 courses in the United States, his most well-known courses are the Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course in Alberta and the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course in Jasper, Alberta. Thompson, the designer of North Oaks Golf Club which was built in 1951, is well-known and respected for his ability to preserve the natural terrain upon which his courses were built. 

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Topics: Golf

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