June 2021 June 2021
CLUBLIFE NEWSLETTER OF THE LAKEWOOD OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
RETURNING TO EXCELLENCE
Junior Golf Updates Turf Talk
CHEF’S FAVORITE FRESH MARKETS
From the General Manager, Mark Reid After a wet spring, we are beginning to see the course firm up. With the zoysia fairways, heat is our friend. Because of the soggy spring conditions, there is a small amount of turf damage caused by cart traffic and mowers that we will begin remediating. We await the delivery of the new Beverage Cart that is scheduled for early July. We are also purchasing some new bag storage racks as well as additional items to enhance the driving range experience. At this time, we are beginning to store golf bags
We welcome all of our new members and we are excited about our first post pandemic prime season of golf. again. Contact Brian Bateman for information on bag storage and fees. Flowers are being planted around the course beds; we look forward to their beauty again this year. If you have noticed, there is spray paint, flags, and stakes along holes no. 1, no. 6, no. 7 bordering Lakewood Boulevard. We are pleased to announce that the new light poles are now being placed in the center median and not on the right of way along the fairways. This
will create a nice look as well as prevent the construction from damaging turf on the golf course property. The MGA Summer Classic is going to be a fantastic event this month. With the maximum 72 teams registered, this event is sure to provide plenty of fun, exciting and competitive golf. Good luck to all. Its been a wonderful year so far. We welcome all of our new members and we are excited about our first post pandemic prime season of golf. Enjoy!
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From the GM
Welcome New Golf Members
Golf Like a Pro
Wine of the Month
Returning to Excellence
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Junior Golf Update Our junior golf students went out on the greens June 1-3 ready to brush up on their skills. The juniors’ coaches were impressed by the ease at which the returning students picked up right where they left off from last year. The newcomers were filled with rigor and excelled in the lessons as well. If your child missed the first two sessions, there is still time to sign up for the third:
JUNE 15, 16, 17 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Call the Golf Shop or send an e-mail to Brian@logc.org to enroll.
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2021 LOCC MEMBER EVENT/ GOLF TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Stag Nights Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Mid-April – Mid-October WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Wednesday Events 9:00 a.m. Shotguns
June 24-26 (Thurs-Sat)
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August 7 & 8
MGA Summer Classic Men’s Member – Guest
WGA Club Chamionship MGA Senior Club Championship
WGA Guest Day
Firecracker Couples Event
August 18 & 19
WGA Senior Club Championship
WGA Guest Day
August 10 & 22
MGA Men’s Club Championship
MGA Guest Day
July 24 – 25
MGA Guest Day
MGA & WGA Lakewood Cup
Welcome New Golf Members KEM JACKSON, LOCC OFFICE MANAGER We are gearing up for another exciting year of golf at Lakewood Oaks Country Club. Again this year, we are able to give you a login for the member-only side of our website so you can make tee times. I’ll set up a member number and have it linked to the master account for those family members you wish to use it. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a separate login for tee times. We also have a feature for profile photo that syncs with our point-of-sale software, and we ask that members add a profile photo to their account. We appreciate you taking the time to do this, as it will help staff recognize members. As always, if you have any questions about your account, would like to sign up for automatic ACH payments or would like your statement emailed to you, contact me at email@example.com.
Please Welcome Our New Members! Michael Hatfield Don Houk Scott Frerking Kevin & Laura Wilson John Trimble Mark Cooper Thomas Williams Nicholas & Allison Walker Andy & Hillarie Wright Tom & Jennie Alderman Jack & Vickie Figg Richard & Karan Johnson
Golf Like a Pro BRIAN BATEMAN, HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
We are starting to return to the “New Normal” at Lakewood Oaks Country Club. Obviously mask wearing is no longer required in the clubhouse, however here are a few more things that you will notice around the club: • Scorecards, pencils, and towels will be in carts • New water stations on Hole # 5 and Hole #15 • Towels will return to Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms • Club Storage will reopen • Outside service will be assisting loading and unloading of golf bags
We look forward to an active event season as well as a lot of casual rounds of golf. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know.
Returning to Excellence In addition to the membership following dress code, please make sure that your guests are aware that collared shirts are required with shirt tails tucked in, caps must be worn bill forward, and gym shorts, cargo shorts, and denim are not allowed. This will help avoid any unnecessary embarrassment at the club.
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Chef ’s Whim EXECUTIVE CHEF MOLLY MYERS
Summer is delightful for many reasons. One being that it provides the best opportunities to shop fresh and local. The marinade in this recipe brings a whole new flavor to your everyday grilled chicken, especially if you use fresh ingredients. Give it a try and let us know how you liked it.
Where Chef shops for local ingredients: Downtown Lee’s Summit Wednesday’s & Saturday’s 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. SE 2nd St. & SE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Overland Park Farmer’s Market Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Matt Ross Center Parking Lot, 8101 Marty St, Overland Park, KS 66204
Park Place Farmer’s Market Saturdays- 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 116th Pl. between Ash St. and Rosewood St., Leawood, KS 66211 Lawrence Farmer’s Market Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays: 824 New Hampshire St.; Tuesdays: 1141 Massachusetts Street
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CHEF’S WHIM: RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup white wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon fresh oregano finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 ½ -inch pieces 1 large red onion, quartered and separated into pieces 12 roma tomatoes, cut in fourths (if small, cut in halves) 12 fresh cremini whole mushrooms 12 half-inch slices zucchini cut in half (creating a half-circle) 12 one-and-a-half-inch cubes of fresh bell peppers
Step 1 Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Step 2 Soak 12” wooden skewers in hot water for about 30 minutes before use. Step 3 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil the grate. Step 4 Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off excess liquid. Discard the remaining marinade. Alternately thread pieces of the marinated chicken with pieces of bell pepper, onion, cherry tomatoes, peppers, squashes, and mushrooms onto the skewers.
Tzatziki Sauce ½ cup finely grated cucumber 1 cup thick whole milk Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon drained, fresh lemon juice ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh mint, optional
Instructions 1. Place the cucumber on a towel and gently squeeze out a bit of the excess water. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, dill, and mint, if using. Chill until ready to use.
What did golf look like in the 18th century? LAKEWOOD OAKS COUNTRY CLUB PRO SHOP
Although golf is known to have produced some of the worst dressed athletes in the world, universally golf has been considered, historically, to be one of the best platforms to make outrageous fashion statements. Early golf players could be seen wearing knee length breeches over stockings, sported tailcoats, and wore ruffled cravats around their necks. Towards the end of the 19th century, long trousers became popular but they decided to reject the trend and tuck their trousers into long socks sometimes completing the outfit with full morning suits. The early 1920s provided liberation from the strict fashion for all genders. V-neck sweaters were at their prime along with brightly patterned socks (this was to nod towards the apparel of circus clowns that made their way into town). When the mid to late 1970s came along, golfers embraced color like no other, creating the most eyejarring color combinations. The current fashion trends were guided by the entry of companies, such as Nike, that had dedicated fashion designers introducing well-cut polo shirts, baseball caps, and all-round respectable attire. Source: Golf Fashion History, by Captain Thomsen, 2015
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Lately, rough mowing seems to be a hot topic in the golf course industry. I assure you that we are doing everything in our power to mow the rough as much as possible. When mowing 100 acres (which is approximately the same area as 100 football fields), the job is never done. We mow all day and are able to cover sections of the golf course. (You just have to hope that when your ball strays into the rough that it was a section that had been mowed in the last few hours). As the weather turns to a drier pattern, you will see a definite improvement with our ability to keep up with the mowing. This will help tremendously. You gotta love lush thick grass! Home Lawn tips: June is time for an application of insecticide for those pesky grubs. Just a tip that you might not know: if your house is getting pummeled by May and June bugs at night, it would definitely be a good idea to apply Merit (Grub Ex). The June bugs that you see are the adult stage of grubs. The process is simple: the adult hatches flies straight out of the yard and then the insect flies straight in to and/or on your screen, door, light, etc. Then the adults mate and go right back to the yard to lay eggs and NOW you have GRUBS. Then as the larvae stage grub begins munching on the turf grass root the damage will begin to show in late August through September.
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WGA WGA (LOWGA)
June 1st was National Women’s golf day, celebrating newcomers to the game and players at all levels. The ladies golf group at Lakewood does not need a special day to celebrate the newcomers or our longtime members. I joined LOWGA a few years ago when I decided to start playing golf after I retired. The ladies golf group welcomed a newbie like me with the same enthusiasm they would a seasoned player new to the club. There are many events and activities planned all summer that include both competitive and social. My love for golf is more on the social side but I do try to ignite my competitive side. One event that incorporates perfectly the competitive and recreational is the Lakewood Cup. This annual July event kicks off with a social pairing party and a competitive weekend of play. Winners are celebrated with bragging rights and cheers from the other team. Please contact Val Young to find out more about upcoming events and joining the group. Marlene Norton, LOWGA Treasurer
Wine of the Month KIM CRAWFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC
One of the newest additions to our wine cellar is a Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough 2020). Originating from New Zealand, this is a vital piece to any wine-lovers collection. It offers everything that can be desired – a flowering bouquet of citrus and pineapple sweetness, offering a dry yet decadent and zesty experience. Can be enjoyed at a noontime meal or under the twilight of a dinner candle. Paired best with The Argyle’s seafood dishes, especially the Shrimp Deviled Egg, Seafood Pesto Pizza, and Seafood Cobb Salad. Try this impeccable combination during your next visit to The Argyle.
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From the LOCC Golf Club Committee
Money In/Money Out
Great influx of golf members, 320 plus! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to run our budget like a checking account “Money In-Money Out”, obviously that cannot be the case. We all have the desire to make real change with the course and improve membership experience. We believe that opportunity will present itself more apparently in the 2022 budget. Every October, the Board approves the budget for the following calendar year. For example, the Board set the 2021 budget in October 2020. The Board doesn’t allow the LOCC GM and Staff to increase their budget during the calendar year even when the topline revenue run rate is ahead of forecast. One thing to remember about 2020…while we saw a spike in membership numbers that was offset by significant loss in Tournament revenue. Also, last Fall during the budget planning, no one knew how long Covid was going to linger and when the tournament revenue was going to return. This year, we have sustained those higher membership levels and the tournament revenue is back! We are excited about the opportunities for the future with the Club being in the healthiest position in several years. There is temptation to compare Lakewood Oaks Country Club to area country clubs, why wouldn’t you? Lakewood Oaks has grown stronger as a club the past year, while other clubs seem to have struggled. Lakewood Oaks offers a good product for a reasonable fee. Our “good product”, will continue to improve as funds become available. At current membership levels, we should have the ability to do additional (but not endless) capital and maintenance improvements. As for this year, you will see some continued improvements over the coming weeks based on the Board’s approved budget. Take note of the improved condition of #2 fairway with removal of trees, new drinking water systems on #5 and #15, #6 fairway improving with sod, removing bush on left side of #18 green, removing trees on #8 to improve fairway condition. The Golf Committee feels we have a roadmap to make real meaningful change with membership support in a constructive way. The Committee is focused on getting the right momentum on the key priorities ahead of the budget process in October for the 2022 season. The Golf Committee needs your input on how to best utilize those funds. The Golf Committee supports members through its communication and direction offered to administration/board/staff with respect to the process.
Meet Logan Moresi
Grew up in the BSS district, now teaching 9th grade math, coaching girl’s and boy’s golf for 10 years at BSS. Played golf at Missouri State in Springfield, transferred to Mizzou, graduating in 2011 with my teaching degree and happened to meet my husband, Dan. We have two fur babies, Bruce and Wayne. Growing up in Lakewood has been one of best experiences of my life. We truly have one of the best communities out there! Lakewood Oaks Country Club Golf Committee, – Jim Lysinger, Val Young, Scott Wall, Donna Round, & Chris Johns
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Lakewood Oaks Country Club The celebration of family, a tradition of civility, and a commitment to excellent facilities and services will always be the hallmarks of Lakewood Oaks Country Club. Members embrace a shared tradition of congeniality, high standards of personal conduct and continuity of family association. Set amidst grand oak trees and surrounded by picturesque lakes, the 6300-yard golf club community’s natural environment provides an exquisite backdrop, imparting a celebrated tradition of luxury and geniality that members have treasured since the Club’s earliest beginnings. An immediate sense of serenity can be felt by all who enter. Members and their guests enjoy a bustling lifestyle that is both casual and relaxed, yet refined and exclusive. The Lakewood Oaks Country Club is a place to gather with family and friends and celebrate what is truly important in life, with the people who matter most.
Be our guest.
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