Instructors

Brent Mann– Director of Instruction
Shaun Finley – PGA, Director of Golf

2018 was a great year for the program and we got some excellent feedback for parents as well as students.

Here are a few of the things to look forward to this season…

Team Tiger – Monday Session – $180

  • Description:  Open to our juniors ranging from 9 to 12-years-of-age (general age grouping) – 45minute instructional clinics by The Oaks PGA Professional Staff and volunteers, followed by an hour of golf on the course.

Team Tiger – Wednesday Session – $180

  • Description:  Open to our juniors ranging from 9 to 12-years-of-age (general age grouping) – 45minute instructional clinics by The Oaks PGA Professional Staff and volunteers, followed by an hour of golf on the course.

Team Tiger – Monday AND Wednesday – $245

  • Description:  Open to our juniors ranging from 9 to 12-years-of-age (general age grouping) – 45minute instructional clinics by The Oaks PGA Professional Staff and volunteers, followed by an hour of golf on the course.

Team Hogan – Wednesday Session – $195

  • Description:  Open to our juniors ranging from 13 years of age and older.  This group will receive 45-minute instructional clinics by The Oaks PGA Professional Staff and volunteers, followed by 9-holes of play. Aspiring high school golf team young men and women are encouraged to sign up here!

Team Fowler – Monday Session – $165

  • Open to our juniors ranging from 8-years-of-age and younger – Basic introduction into the great game of golf – and lots of fun too!  All time will be spent on the practice facility and putting green, except in the case of a rainy day.

Team Fowler – Wednesday Session – $165

  • Description:  Open to our juniors ranging from 8-years-of-age and younger – Basic introduction into the great game of golf – and lots of fun too!  All time will be spent on the practice facility and putting green, except in the case of a rainy day.

Team Fowler – Monday AND Wednesday – $230

  • Description:  Open to our juniors ranging from 8-years-of-age and younger – Basic introduction into the great game of golf – and lots of fun too!  All time will be spent on the practice facility and putting green, except in the case of a rainy day.

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FOUR PERSON SCRAMBLE EVENT

Two Shotgun Start Times to Choose From:

8AM SHOTGUN or 2PM SHOTGUN

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$80+ TAX PER PERSON INCLUDES:

CRAFT BEER TAKEOVER  ·  BREWER SAMPLINGS

18 HOLES OF GOLF  · GPS GOLF CAR

PRACTICE BALLS · LUNCH BUFFET 

PRIZES · FREE SLEEVE OF BALLS 

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The Oaks Golf Course Adds a Second Property

Kestrel Ridge in Columbus Sells to Local Family Group

For Immediate Release:
On February 28, 2019 (Cottage Grove) The Oaks, an award-winning family owned golf course in Cottage Grove, has added a second course, Kestrel Ridge in Columbus to its lineup.

“Kestrel Ridge is the perfect example of a destination course that can be a true community asset,” said Jessica Blaska-Grady, general manager of both The Oaks and Kestrel Ridge. “We want to grow our business but at the same time we don’t want to be “just another” golf course. We bought Kestrel Ridge because it’s the right course that can continue to grow along with the entire Columbus community.”

“The Oaks and Kestrel Ridge are similar in that they are about the same age. We want to improve the course and the clubhouse at Kestrel as well and we look forward to creating a second, true destination golf course for families from all over the Midwest.”

The Oaks has developed a positive reputation for its unique promotions targeting golfing families. “6-After-6” offers families a discount rate if they play together and start after 6pm on summer evenings. It’s also believed The Oaks has Wisconsin’s only “no rain outs” guarantee. If a group gets rained out before they reach the 18th tee they’ll receive full value rain
checks for another round.

“We think golf should be fun,” said Blaska-Grady, “and that’s a philosophy we’ll bring to Kestrel Ridge just like we did at The Oaks. At our courses, we want our players to enjoy first class golf, first class service, and have first class fun.”

 

Visit Kestrel Ridge’s site here.

 

Media Contact:
Jerry Huffman
On behalf of The Oaks and Kestrel Ridge
Go2GuyCommunications.com
608-345-1656

Golf Digest magazine chose The Oaks as one of its “Best New Affordable Golf Courses” shortly after its 2003 opening. Other accolades include The Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW) awarding The Oaks multiple awards for Food and Beverage and Player Development. The Oaks also appeared in Madison Magazines’s Best of Madison list.

Interested in joining our Monday Night League or Tuesday Night Ladies League this season? Only a few spots left! 🏌️🏌️🏌️

Our Thursday League is now FULL.

Contact davidbast@golftheoaks.com or call the golf shop at 608.837.4774 ext. 4!

 

Join Our Family!

We satisfy all of your appetites here at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, just minutes from Madison, Wisconsin. Whether it’s your appetite for top-quality rounds of golf on our championship 18-hole, par-71 golf course…or your appetite for delectable dining options with a decidedly “Wisconsin” flair.

BECOME A MEMBER!

It’s true: here at The Oaks Golf Course, we offer 18 holes of spectacular golf. That’s just one of the reasons it took Golf Digest only a matter of months to recognize this as its fifth-ranked “Best New Affordable Golf Courses” shortly after we opened in 2003.

Golf the way it was meant to be.

Whether you’ve been golfing your entire life or just recently picked up the game, a membership at The Oaks is exactly what you need.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

Unlimited Member

Weekday Only Member

Senior Unlimited Member

College Student Unlimited Member

Junior Unlimited Member

Gold Member

Platinum Member

We’d love to have you out to The Oaks for a tour of the facilities! At that time we can discuss the option that best suits your needs, as our many membership options run the gamut.

For more information about membership at The Oaks, click below or call us at (608) 837-4774.

Let’s Stay Connected!

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SAN DIEGO — Getting to No. 1 in the world came with some awkwardness for Justin Rose over the past few months as he played give-and-take with Brooks Koepka for the top spot.

It doesn’t seem to be much of a problem now.

Rose’s two-shot victory on Sunday over Adam Scott at the Farmers Insurance Open was his third in the past year and continued an amazing run of consistency that has seen him post 16 top-10 finishes in his past 24 worldwide events.

“He’s the No. 1 player in the world and he’s showing why right now,” said Scott, whose 19-under-par effort would have won the past nine Farmers tournaments. “Even when he was a little bit off [Sunday], he kept it together, and then closed with five birdies in the last 12 holes. It’s hard to beat when you’re three back around this golf course.”

Rose has been atop his game for the better part of 18 months, with a slew of high finishes dotting his résumé.

But when he finally had a chance to ascend to No. 1 in the world in September at the BMW Championship, he did so despite losing a playoff to Keegan Bradley.

Another oddity occurred when he slipped coming down the stretch at the Turkish Airlines Open, only to win the tournament in a playoff when China’s Li Haotong missed a short par putt — lifting Rose back at No. 1.

And even at the start of 2019, Rose did not hold the top spot, moving back above everyone else sitting as Koepka failed to finish high enough when playing a tournament in Hawaii two weeks ago.

Now it seems he can be there for a while.

Rose, 38, has spent most of the past eight years among the top 20 in the world, a majority of that time in the top 10. For long stretches he has resided in the top five.

For such a world-class player, he might also rank among its most underrated, a guy who is seemingly always there but often without the fanfare.

He won the 2013 U.S. Open and the Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, but it wasn’t until late in 2017 that he began his run of impressive consistency.

Going back to the 2017 WGC-HSBC Championships — 14 months ago — Rose has six victories, 10 other top-five finishes and a total of 21 top-10s.

And in the 27 tournaments he has played over that period, Rose has just a single missed cut. He also has been top four in seven of his past 10 starts.

“I worked really hard on my team,” said Rose, citing his caddie and trainers and his swing coach, Sean Foley. “We tweaked a lot of my technique to try and help my back more than anything to try to get rid of the little niggles I was feeling all the time.

“I think that making those subtle changes kind of made us work hard and in a really good direction. I think we changed the blueprint of my swing, and one, there were health benefits, but two, I think technically I’ve gotten better over the last couple years, for sure.”

It might have gone the other way after Rose lost the 2017 Masters in a playoff to Sergio Garcia. At times over that back nine, it appeared Rose had a second major title wrapped up, before Garcia rallied to force an extra hole, where he won.

Rose, understandably, had to fight through a bit of a golf hangover following that, and Foley has said there were times Rose simply was not ready to get after it again.

“It was obviously a disappointing loss,” Rose said. “But I quickly realized that I’ve had my breaks, I’ve had my luck, I’ve had my tournaments that have gone my way, and that put it in perspective.”

Unlike Koepka, who won the U.S. Open and PGA Championship last year, Rose was unable to secure any major championship hardware. But overlooked has been his record in the 2018 majors: He was top-20 in all four, including two top-10s. He tied for second at The Open.

And now he is perfectly positioned to prepare for this year’s majors. After playing on the European Tour this week at the new Saudia Arabia tournament, Rose will take a three-way break before returning in Florida to prepare for the Masters, his place atop the world ranking looking more secure.

Source: espn.com

FREE Golf Tournament Seminar!

We have had such great success and positive feedback on hosting Phil Immordino’s “How to produce a successful event” that we are bringing him back again for 2019. We would love to have you join us for this FREE seminar and lunch on February 28. You are welcome to bring members of your committee, just RSVP us with the names in the link below so we can be ready with handouts and materials, as well as an accurate lunch count. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at shaunfinley@golftheoaks.com​ or call us at 608-837-4774 ext 4.

 

“How to Produce a Successful Event”
Selling Major Sponsors and Much More

February 28th, 2019  :: 8:30am to 1:00pm

The Oaks Golf Course :: 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI

Topics covered include:

  • Setting Goals & Defining Purpose
  • Staffing Your Event & Recruiting Volunteers
  • Finding & Negotiating with a Golf Course
  • Choosing the Right Tournament Format
  • Promoting Your Event
  • Filing Your Field with Golfers
  • New Games & Contests
  • Obtaining Gifts & Prizes
  • Operations
  • Time Lines & Budgets
  • Going to the Next Level

Not only will you participate in a free in-depth seminar covering the above topics, but you will receive the tools necessary to take your golf tournament to the next level and enjoy a free networking lunch!

Schedule:

  • 8:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am:  Seminar “Take Your Event to the Next Level”
  • 10:30 am: Vendor Presentations
  • 11:45 am: Conclusion
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch & Networking 

Register Here!

To register, please call 608-837-4774 x 4 or click below:

Can’t make the seminar?

Buy the book or DVD!

“How To Produce a Successful Golf Tournament”

Book and DVD

Member Price: $25

Check out our other Educational Materials.

About the Speaker

Phil Immordino, President, GTAA 

Phil Immordino has been involved in the golf industry for more than 25 years. He travels the country giving seminars on, “Selling Golf Tournaments,” “How to Produce a Successful Golf Tournament,” and “Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers.” Mr. Immordino consults with golf courses, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, golf tournament directors, golf instructors, and golf course designers, assisting them in increasing their business.

 

Experience includes:

  • President – GTAA
  • Author, “How to Produce a Successful Golf Tournament”
  • Speaker, Nationwide
  • Tournament Director, 100’s of Golf Tournaments
  • Salesman, Represented 20 PGA Tour events
  • Radio Talk Show Host, “Golfers Report”
  • TV Producer, “Desert Golfer TV Show”
  • Promoter, “Cadillac Outdoor Golf Show”
  • Publisher, “For Golfers Only”

 

Let Us Host Your Next Outing!

The job of coordinating the golf outing for your office, company, charity or other special event can be a daunting task. Maybe you know a lot about this kind of event planning … or maybe you drew the short straw in the vote! We know and understand not only what you face, but the importance of the event itself.

It may be your once-a-year opportunity to gather and reward a sales staff. Or raise funds for your charity. Maybe it’s our 30th high school reunion. No sense in leaving this all-important event in the hands of rank amateurs. Bring your golf outing and event business to The Oaks and you’ll be in good hands.

Let’s Connect!

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Join Our Family!

We satisfy all of your appetites here at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, just minutes from Madison, Wisconsin. Whether it’s your appetite for top-quality rounds of golf on our championship 18-hole, par-71 golf course…or your appetite for delectable dining options with a decidedly “Wisconsin” flair.

BECOME A MEMBER!

It’s true: here at The Oaks Golf Course, we offer 18 holes of spectacular golf. That’s just one of the reasons it took Golf Digest only a matter of months to recognize this as its fifth-ranked “Best New Affordable Golf Courses” shortly after we opened in 2003.

Golf the way it was meant to be.

Whether you’ve been golfing your entire life or just recently picked up the game, a membership at The Oaks is exactly what you need.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

Unlimited Member

Weekday Only Member

Senior Unlimited Member

College Student Unlimited Member

Junior Unlimited Member

Gold Member

Platinum Member

We’d love to have you out to The Oaks for a tour of the facilities! At that time we can discuss the option that best suits your needs, as our many membership options run the gamut.

For more information about membership at The Oaks, click below or call us at (608) 837-4774.

Let’s Stay Connected!

Stay up to date with all things The Oaks! Whether you’re on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram — we’ve got it!

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YOUR WEDDING DAY AWAITS…

No one day in your life is dreamed of, planned for and anticipated like your wedding day. No little girl dreams of disasters. That’s why every little girls’ dreams play out perfectly at The Oaks Golf Course. We plan for not only your dreams but for the contingencies to ensure that your day comes off like a well-rehearsed play.

From the moment your guests enter through the double French doors to our  6,300 square foot Event Center, they’ll see that we’ve taken great pains to transform our facility into the wedding venue of your dreams.

Our staff consists of fully-trained (and licensed when applicable) personnel well-versed on the importance of executing your wedding plans without a hitch.

You can choose The Oaks golf course to handle your catering, or bring in any caterer you like within our catering guidelines.

Before, during and after your big day, keep us in mind at the Oaks.

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Event Center is 6,300 square feet with double French doors to welcome your guests, as well as chandeliers, ceiling fans and a polished concrete floor. Ceremony Site (also can be used for additional dinner seating or a cocktail reception area)

*2,000 Square feet accessible from the Event Center

*Close proximity to the main ballroom pavilion

HOW DO YOU SECURE A DATE?

Contact our Event Coordinator Melissa at 608-957-9792 to discuss available dates and go over any questions you may have. You will be advised of openings, and a contract will be prepared. You may also fill out the information on our Request a Reservation page on our website.

If you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to offer assistance. Once the contract is completed, signed and the non-refundable deposit is received, the date is yours.

Have an event coming up and looking for a space? Call us at 608-957-9792 or click below to email us now!

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Ryan Herrington

 

Branden Grace finished T-34 on Sunday at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, shooting a one-under 287 for the week at Leopard Creek Golf Club, but it was as good as a victory for the 30-year-old South African. The finish, 13 strokes back of winner David Lipsky, in the last European Tour event of 2018 will likely be enough to keep him at the No. 48 spot in the World Ranking when the year’s final list comes out in two weeks.

And with that he’ll be playing in the Masters in April.

All players in the top 50 in the year’s final ranking earn invitations to compete at Augusta National Golf Club. Grace is one of 13 golfers in the projected top 50 who hasn’t already qualified for the first major of 2019.

Here’s a look at the projected final ranking of the year:

 

And here’s a list of the others that are projected to qualify who weren’t in the field already:

 

Alex Noren
Tyrrell Hatton
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Eddie Pepperell
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Ian Poulter
Li Haotong
Thorbjorn Olesen
Matt Wallace
Lucas Bjerregaard
Emiliano Grillo
Branden Grace

No. 51 on the projected final ranking is Aaron Wise, who already is going to Augusta by virtue of his AT&T Byron Nelson win in May. Of those between Nos. 51 and 60, seven must now find another way to earn a spot into the Masters.

52 Ben An
53. Shugo Imahira
54. Brian Harman
56. Abraham Ancer
57. Luke List
59. Alexander Bjork
60. Daniel Berger

Between January and April, winners of any PGA Tour event awarding full FedEx Cup points will earn a spot. Also players inside the top 50 in the World Ranking a week before the Masters will be added to the field.

To those still on the outside looking in, best of luck gentlemen. You’ve got your work cut out for you.

 

Sourcewww.golfdigest.com