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Oxbow Country Club Newsletter

July 2013

DERBY WEEKEND Friday, July 26th Derby Couples Golf Saturday, July 27th The Derby

& Sunday, July 28th Derby Pool Party 130 Oxbow Drive ● Oxbow, ND 58047 ● 701-588-4666 ● www.oxbowcc.com


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chris Holland

President

Dave Campbell

Vice-President

Tami Henke

Secretary

Jay Bartley Jeff Olson Tom Baumgartner Mike Andrews DJ Reiger Britton Mattson

MANAGEMENT STAFF Joel Livingood General Manager joel@oxbowcc.com Sarah Bichler Dir. of Member Engagement & Events sarah@oxbowcc.com Torey Ostlund Executive Chef chef@oxbowcc.com

General Manager Joel Livingood

All things considered this month, our golf course is in terrific condition! We cannot thank David Wood and his maintenance crew enough for their hard work and extra hours battling the wet conditions. The course is drying out nicely and I have heard many compliments about our greens and fairways. With the slow start to the year, we will have to work hard to make it up throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall. A tip of the hat to all the golf enthusiasts who play rain or shine! Membership Recruitment Other courses in our area were not as fortunate as us and many have holes under water. Help us get the word out to your friends and family that Oxbow CC is high and dry! Send your membership referrals to Sarah and me today! If they join, you receive a $250 credit on your account! Remember, guests are welcome at couple’s golf each week, monthly stagettes, and many other events. This is a great way to showcase our club to them! Thank you to our Battle at the Bow Committee Another thanks this month is due to our Battle at the Bow Committee (Jay Bartley, Roger Campbell, Mike Amundson, Darin Millar, Adam Wogsland, Logan Johnson, and Shaun Harrison)! This year’s event was our most successful to date and set a record for the most food and beverage sales at a member event! Mark your calendar now for next year’s event June 12 -14.

Brittany Boedekker Food & Beverage Manager Brittany@oxbowcc.com Tom Keppel Controller accounting@oxbowcc.com John Dahl, PGA Head Golf Pro jdgolf@oxbowcc.com David Wood Superintendent davidw@oxbowcc.com Landon Lang Pool Manager & Head Lifeguard Landon.lang@hotmail.com

2013 Battle At The Bow Champions Roger Campbell & Dave Damberger


CLUB HOURS OF OPERATION Welcome aboard all new members! We are privileged to become a part of your lives. You’ve made a great choice in Oxbow Country Club. In no time at all, you will experience the friendly and casual membership that exists here. Please do not hesitate to communicate questions or concerns at any time. New Website Our new website is just about complete and we are very excited about its look and functionality. Watch for details soon for member login information. You will always be able to view an updated calendar of events, menus, and other information so you don’t miss anything happening at your club! General Reminders: Only licensed drivers may operate golf carts. This will be strictly enforced in conjunction with the City of Oxbow. Please remember to register your pool guests with the person in the snack shop. We encourage you to bring as many guests to the club as you would like, but please only bring the same guest one time per month. Member usage continues to be very strong and we thank each and every one of you for your fantastic support. We ask you think “club first” when planning your next event, night out with your spouse, or dinner with your family. Our future success is dependent on the ongoing support of our membership! Please don’t use our product in moderation. See you at the club, Joel

Clubhouse: 701-588-4666 Joel Tom Sarah Brittany Torey

Ext. 29 Ext. 10 Ext. 12 Ext. 11 Ext. 22

Administration Office Hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 5pm Pro Shop & Tee Times: 701-588-4669 Monday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm Sunday - Saturday 7am - 7 pm Bar & Grill Hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 10 pm Saturday 7 am - 10 pm Sunday 7 am - 9 pm Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 7 am - 11 am *Weekday food service begins at 11 am The Bend at Oxbow Hours Wednesday - Saturday 4 pm - 10 pm Pool Hours Monday- Sunday 11 am - 8 pm For general comments or questions and event or membership inquiry please contact Joel or Sarah For billing or payment questions please contact Tom


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Dir. Of Member Engagement & Events Sarah Bichler It’s been great to see everyone enjoying the course, clubhouse, pool and warm weather! Our third annual Battle At The Bow was a success! I hope that everyone had as much fun as I did. We are all looking forward to next years event. We are very excited with the growth of our membership this year! If you see a new member or new family at your club don’t be afraid to say Hi and welcome them to our Oxbow CC family. On another note, we are beginning to book holiday parties & dinners for this winter. Have you booked yours yet? If there is anything I can ever help any of you with, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Events Holiday Parties are right around the corner! Check out page 11 for more information on booking your holiday party/dinner at your club! “Amazing! Fantastic! Gorgeous!” These are the words your guests will be using to describe the event you hosted at your club. From business functions to birthday & anniversary celebrations, weddings, graduations, holiday parties and everything in between, Oxbow Country Club is the perfect place to host any occasion! *Keep in mind that room rental fees are waived

for all of our members! Office: 701-588-4666 Cell: 320-290-0453 E: sarah@oxbowcc.com

Have a safe & fun 4th of July! See you at the club, Sarah

JULY UPCOMING EVENTS

Membership

Don’t forget about our referral program! Oxbow C.C. Referral Program For each referral that results in a full membership you can receive your choice of:   

$250 in Food & Beverage Credit $250 in Cart Fees $250 in Green Fees

Send us your referrals today: Sarah at sarah@oxbowcc.com Joel at joel@oxbowcc.com Help us by sending their name, phone number, email, and a little bit about them!

4th Of July Best Ball Thursday, July 4th

9 am shotgun

Couples Golf

Starting at 5:30 pm

Friday, July 5th

Session 2 Swimming July 8th- July Lessons 219st (Mon. - Fri. only)

8:30 am 10:30 am depending on level

Ladies Stagette

Wednesday, July 17th

5:30pm Social 6pm golf

DERBY WEEKEND

Friday, July 26th - Contact Pro Sunday, July 28th Shop for details


Come join the fun! Maybe you have a special idea for a party and you need some help! Please call or email Sarah and she’ll guide you in the right direction. sarah@oxbowcc.com or 701-588-4666

4th of July Best Ball Tournament  

9AM Shotgun 2-Person Best Ball ( Gross & Net) Includes Golf, Lunch, Prizes Net Winner receives a spot in the 2013 Derby Shootout (Team Handicap must be 10 or Greater)

Thursday, July 4th $ 35/ Member $ 50/ Guest

Are you signed up? 701-588-4669


Food & Beverage Manager Brittany Boeddeker The clouds have parted and the sun is shining! With summer finally in full swing, we have modified our Sundries & Pool House menus to better meet your needs. We added seasoned pub pretzels & ranch, grinders, and a few other new “grab & go� options! Along with this, we are having to-go menus printed up so that you can have a convenient copy of our summer menu & we will have our newly re-designed website up and running soon. Brittany

When did you start at Oxbow CC? I started last August

What do you like to do for fun outside of work? I enjoy spending as much time What is the best part about working at as I can back at home with my OCC? family. I also love going to the Getting to know the members is awesome, lake or doing anything outalso working with a great group of people side. makes it a lot of fun. Favorite menu item at OCC: Fun fact about Carly: The Flat Iron Sandwich Last Summer I went on a 2 week canoe trip to Isle Royale Position: National Park on Lake SuperiBar & Restaurant Staff or with my brothers.

Margarita Monday $5 Margaritas 5 pm - close

Tuesday

Wine Wednesday

$15 bucket of 1/2 price bottles 5 domestic 25% off reserve beers bottles 5 pm - close All Day

Thursday

$6 Martinis All Day


Executive Chef Torey Ostlund We hope everyone is having a great season so far! Everything has been very busy and it’s only going to be getting busier as the temperature starts rising. I’m looking at changing up the menu soon to give you guys some new fresh dishes. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see on the menu, please feel free to shoot me an email, chef@oxbowcc.com.

Chef Torey

You’ll Need:

 3 Large Red Bell Peppers, halved lengthwise & seeded

 2 lb. ripe tomatoes (about 6 medium), peeled, seeded & chopped

Directions:  2 cloves garlic. Finely chopped 1. Roast the peppers: Set the broiler rack on the top rung & heat the broiler.  1/3 cup good quality extraLightly oil a broiling pan Set the pepper halves on the pan, cut side down & flatten virgin olive oil; more as needthem with your palm. ed 2. Broil until the skins blister & blacken (10-15 minutes)  1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 3. Seal the peppers in a paper bag (or put them in a large bowl & cover it) (from 1- 2 lemons); more to 4. When peppers are cool enough to handle, peel away the blacktaste ened skin & discard it.  4 scallions (white & green 5. Make the gazpacho Put the peppers & tomatoes in a food processor & pulse to parts) finely chopped chop them finely (or use a knife)  1 cup peeled, seeded, very 6. Put them into a large bowl & stir in garlic finely diced cucumber (from 1 7. Gradually stir in olive oil to incorporate it 8. Add lemon juice, scallions, cucumber, & all the herbs small) 9. Taste  1/2 cup chopped mixed herbs 10. Season the soup well with salt & pepper (basil, parsley, thyme, marjo- 11. Taste again 12. Add more drops of olive oil or lemon juice if you’d like ram, & tarragon) 13. Cover & chill  Kosher salt & freshly ground 14. Taste the gazpacho again & adjust the seasonings if necessary black pepper

Served in a chilled soup bowl


Friday, July 26th Derby Couples

5 pm Social by the Pool 6 pm shot gun Light apps, shrimp boil & music following

Saturday, July 27th THE DERBY 10 am shotgun 4 pm shootout Join us for golf, grill out lunch & prizes! Sign up Today! Limited to the first 72 teams Call the Pro Shop to register! 701-588-4666 Not Playing? Come out & watch the action in the Derby round Saturday, July 27th at 4PM

Sunday, July 28th Derby Pool Party 12pm - 4 pm Games Galore. DJ. Pool Games. Prizes.


Head Golf Pro John Dahl, PGA

The month of June turned out to be a great month to golf even with the rain. Our junior golf camp was fun & successful with over 30 youngsters out on the course learning the game of golf. Everyone had a great time with our contests and of course, with winning different prizes. With our one day of bad weather during junior golf camp we were fortunate to be able to use the Golf Bubble which all of the children enjoyed. We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped through out golf camp; Bobby Reuter & Jack Hasbrouck. We were happy to also have Brock, Liz, David, Zack, & Ryan help with the children. Our 3rd annual Battle At The Bow member-guest tournament was very successful this year. Be sure to congratulate our 2013 Battle At The Bow Champions, Roger Campbell & his guest, Dave Damberger! Another congratulations goes out to our very own Bill Carlson for winning the Bank of the West KX4 Amateur. Bill followed up this win with a first place finish in the NDGA Stroke Play tournament that was held here at Oxbow. Some club events that are coming up include the Fourth of July Best Ball (Thursday, July 4th) & Derby weekend Friday, July 26th - Sunday, July 28th. Make sure you register for those events today as they are popular & filling up fast! We have extended the date for the first round of our Summer-Long Best Ball to be completed by July 7th. We would like to welcome Josh, our newest addition to the pro-shop staff. We are very happy to have him as a part of our Oxbow CC family. He has a background in golf and is very eager to work in the pro-shop as well as meet all of you. So, make sure you stop in and introduce yourself. Also, Josh is 6’8”, incase you were wondering. Our ladies nights on Wednesday have become very popular and we enjoy seeing all you ladies out every week. Liz Strom has been helping with the ladies clinics, she is a collegiate golfer and doing a wonderful job. Every Monday - Wednesday morning from 9am - 11am is our junior golf days. We’ve been seeing more junior golfers coming out to play, be sure to call the pro-shop to register your child (ren)! Ask a pro-shop employee about our Red River Club which offers great discounts and opportunities to bring guests out to enjoy our wonderful course. Play Well! JD

*Please remember to replace ball marks & divots to keep our course in excellent condition. No one wants to hit out of a divot & everyone wants a smooth surface to putt on.


Abnormal Ground Conditions: Casual Water With all of the rain we have received lately, this is a great rule to be familiar with especially on our lower holes , 10 & 11. While golfing, your ball lands in a deep puddle & is water logged. You move it to the left of the puddle but no closer to the hole, one of the members in your group says it has to be moved behind the puddle. What do you do? Neither moving it to the left or behind the hole is correct. In taking relief from casual water, according to Rule 25-1b, the ball must be dropped, not placed. The USGA ruling states that “If the ball lies through the green the player must lift the ball and drop it, with out penalty, within one club length of & not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on the putting green. When the ball is dropped with in one club length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the condition and is not in a hazard and not on the putting green.�

Oxbow Best Ball

Saturday, August 3rd & Sunday, August 4st

Call the pro-shop to sign up today! 701-588-4669


Oxbow Country Club is a great place to host your next holiday party or dinner. Our quaint country atmosphere decorated for the holidays offers the perfect place to celebrate the year with co-workers, clients, family and friends.

s d n e ri f r ou rs y e l k l or Te w o &c

For more information please call 701-588-4666 or email sarah@oxbowcc.com. Let us create a fun event with lasting memories for you & your guests! *Room rental fees are waived for all of our members!


Superintendent David Wood With all the rain, wind and river issues that we have encountered this past month the golf course survived very well. I would like to thank the volunteers that came out after the wind storm and helped clean branches and repair the pool fence. The practice facility grow-in has improved dramatically this past month. The tee box is maturing and the thin areas are filling-in. The grass plants still need to build a more mature rooting system to withstand divoting and allow for a quick recovery. We are targeting a mid-July opening of the range tee. After reseeding the target greens several times we have established some turf cover to help hold in the topsoil and with stand the rains/erosion a little better. Not having erosion mat on the targets has hindered the establishment and growth. The putting green expansion is maturing nicely and we are lowering the height of cut down and topdressing with sand to improve the smoothness. The new portion of the green will not open at the same time as the practice tee. The chipping green is not as far along as the putting green. We had some wind erosion and disease issues during the grow-in setting it back several weeks. But it is coming along and will be open as soon as it is ready. This is a big project and big investment in our club, please be patient. Seeding has started on the construction areas (dike work) along holes 3, 4, 5, and 6. We will be out in these areas a lot watering and trying to keep the soil wet. Please keep all your carts out of these locations. After all the rains in June we focus on drainage: there are areas that have shown great improvements and areas that need improvements. July we will be addressing several areas that can be improved. See you on the course. David Wood


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Jr. Golf

League

WednesdaySaturday 4 PM - 10 PM

Saturday 7 AM 10 PM Sunday 7 AM - 9 PM *Breakfast served 7AM - 11 AM

Monday- Friday 8 AM - 10 PM *Food service at 11 AM

Bar & Grill Hours

Free Clinic Wed. at 9 AM

League May 28th - Early September Men and Women 6 PM Start

Jr. Golf Reserved Tee Times Mon/Tues at 9 AM

Ladies Night

League

The Bend Hours

Jr. Golf

Jr. Golf

Jr. Golf

Derby Pool Party

31

30

Ladies Stagette 5:30 PM Social, 6 PM Golf, Dinner to follow

League

29

Jr. Golf

Jr. Golf

Jr. Golf

24

23

22

5-5:45 PM Free Clinic Reserved Tee Times From 5:30- 6:30 PM

Open Tee Times until 11 AM Men only after 11 AM

Men’s Day

DERBY COUPLES 5PM Social, 6 PM Golf, Dinner to follow

Men’s Day

Ladies Night

26

Couples Golf

Swimming Lessons

19

Couples Golf

Swimming Lessons

12

Couples Golf

5

Friday

25

Men’s Day

Swimming Lessons

League Ladies Night

Swimming Lessons

Jr. Golf

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

17

16

15

18

Men’s Day

Swimming Lessons

League Ladies Night

Swimming Lessons

Jr. Golf

Swimming Lessons

11

Swimming Lessons Session from 8:30 - 10:30 am depending on level

10

4th of July Best Ball OPEN PLAY

4

Thursday

9

Ladies Night

3 MN Jr. PGA Event

Wednesday

2

Tuesday

8

1

Monday

28

21

14

7

July 2013

Sunday

5:30 PM Social 6 PM Golf Fun format each week

Couples Golf

DERBY 10AM Shotgun 4 PM Derby Round

27

Kid’s Camp Out on Hole 18

20

13

6

Saturday


WednesdaySaturday 4 PM - 10 PM

The Bend Hours

25

Monday

Saturday 7 AM 10 PM Sunday 7 AM - 9 PM *Breakfast served 7AM - 11 AM

Monday- Friday 8 AM - 10 PM *Food service at 11 AM

Bar & Grill Hours

26

19

18

Pool Party

12

5

11

Oxbow Best Ball

4

August 2013

Sunday

Free Clinic Wed. at 9 AM

League May 28th - Early September Men and Women 6 PM Start

5-5:45 PM Free Clinic Reserved Tee Times From 5:30- 6:30 PM

Ladies Night

Men’s Day

Ladies Night

Jr. Golf

29

Men’s Day

22

Men’s Day

15

Men’s Day

8

Men’s Day

1

Thursday

28

Ladies Night

Pro Am

21

Ladies Stagette 5:30 PM Social, 6 PM Golf, Dinner to follow

LASY Jr. Golf

14

Ladies Night

Jr. Golf

7

Wednesday

Reserved Tee Times Mon/Tues at 9 AM

27

Last League

20

League

13

League

6

Tuesday

Open Tee Times until 11 AM Men only after 11 AM

Men’s Day

Couples Golf

30

Couples Golf

23

Themed Couples Golf

16

Couples Golf

9

Couples Golf

2

Friday

5:30 PM Social 6 PM Golf Fun format each week

Couples Golf

31

24

17

10

Oxbow Best Ball

3

Saturday


Oxbow Country Club Newsletter July 2013