Club Champions 2018

posted Apr 15, 2018, 9:10 PM by Oakwood Couples   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 12:46 PM ]

We recently crowned our Club Champions for this season:
Bob & Mary Figgis were the gross winners
Harry & Liz Pritchard won the net.

Photos discontinued

posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:28 PM by Oakwood Couples

Posting photos of the flight winners has been discontinued due to a perceived lack of interested. If you disagree with this decision, let us know, but be prepared to volunteer to help.

Chits are now more flexible

posted Feb 14, 2018, 4:26 AM by Oakwood Couples

The prize money you get from your golf leagues (affectionately known as "chits") can now be used at the fitness facility as well as any of our restaurants in addition to the golf shop. The restriction that they must be used by January 31 of the following calendar year is still in place.

By the way, while many people think chit is an acronym for "credit held in trust", in fact, it originates from an 18th century Hindi word "chitty".

Where are the photos?

posted Dec 19, 2017, 10:57 AM by Oakwood Couples

Good question. We haven't been as diligent as we could have been regarding event photos. We thought no one cared, but in checking the website statistics, the Gallery page was accessed 31 times last week. So someone's looking. I did manage to get the November 24th photos posted today.

We'll see if we can get a better system in place to manage the photos, but that won't happen until the webmaster returns in late January.

If anyone is interested in tackling the job of organizing the photos, I'd be happy to accept your help.

You've got questions? We've got answers

posted Nov 28, 2017, 8:08 PM by Oakwood Couples

We've compiled a list of the common questions we get and put together a FAQ posted on the website here. If you have any others, just let us know by reply e-mail.

2018 Executive Installed

posted Nov 12, 2017, 7:01 PM by Oakwood Couples   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

Now Past President Dave Higgins introduced the Executive for the upcoming season:

Left to right:
Vice-Presidents: Fred & Linda Smith
Presidents: Dick & Carole Schmidt
Secretary/Treasurer: Mary Dyrseth-Ray & Jim Ray

The actual election was quick and to the point so as not to give any of these fine volunteers a chance to change their mind!

Team handicap calculation for scrambles

posted Jan 24, 2017, 7:58 PM by Oakwood Couples

The standard paring for a scramble event is "ABCD". In pairing terminology, "A" is the lowest handicapper on the team, "B" is the second lowest, "C" is the second highest and "D" is the highest. The idea is to have a low, high,  and two medium handicappers on each team.

In our case, this pairs the low handicap couple with the high handicap couple, the second low with the second highest, etc. The result is that all teams have the same (or as close as possible) total handicap. Any team handicap you assign is immaterial because it is (virtually) the same for all teams.

The problem with an ABCD pairing is that it tends to result in the same couples playing with each other. This violates our number one rule which is to mix up the couples so you meet different people.

Without an ABCD pairing, you need a proper team handicap so the competition is fair. For that, we defer to the USGA which recommends using a team handicap of 20% of A's handicap plus 15% of B's handicap plus 10% of C's plus 5% of D's. The premise is the team is likely to use more of A's shots than, for example, D's.

Using the USGA's recommended team handicap keeps the competition fair regardless of which pairing method we use.

Want to get the best birthday present for the webmaster?

posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:04 AM by Oakwood Couples

Ensure your GHIN number is active for 2017. Based on our experience, you need to renew your league membership (the one that gives you your GHIN handicap, such as MOGA, OLGA, etc.) by December 15. If your GHIN number become inactive, you can't be paired in our events until it reactivates.

2017 Executive receives enthusiastic approval

posted Nov 14, 2016, 8:15 PM by Oakwood Couples

Our new executive members for 2017 are:
Presidents: Dave & Stephanie Higgins
Vice-Presidents: Dick & Carole Schmidt
Treasurers: Fred & Linda Smith
Webmasters: Fred & Linda Smith

The motion would have passed unanimously if it hadn't been for certain members of the executive voting against it.

Vegetarian options posted to site

posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:38 PM by Oakwood Couples

The alternative vegetarian meals which are available have been posted to the site under Schedule>Meals.

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