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Coach's Corner: USE GPS (Golf Professional Services)

August 2018

Use GPS (golf professional services) to get direction with your game

                               The great Yogi Berra once said, “if you don’t know where you are going, you might end up someplace else.” This is where the majority of the golfing population is going, someplace else. You need directions to get to your destination if you are taking a road trip. You need direction with your golf improvement.

                I see and hear players working on their game every day on the range and practice green with some idea or tip that they heard or saw that has nothing to do with what the root cause of their problem is. You wouldn’t take medication for a sickness you do not have, then why would you work on your game with motions or concepts that are not your issue? Kind of a head scratcher to me.

Head scratcher


If you are sick, you go to the doctor. If your game is sick, go to a PGA Professional. I have very important news for you…YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE! The proper way to work on your game is go for a check-up. Find out what’s wrong, how bad is it, and how you can fix it. Professional golfers have coaches, you should too.

Coaches Corner Brad

The Coaches Corner is brought to you by our Oaks Course Golf Pro, Brad Patton. Brad is the Lead Staff Instructor and PGA Assistant Golf Professional. He has real a passion for golf and instruction, and has been part of the Oaks Course team for several years.

Karen's Korner: Bye Bye Summer it's Back to School

It’s almost time to go back to school! Time flies when you are having fun. We’ve had a busy summer at the Oaks with three golf and science camps. I want to thank the staff, camp counselors, and all the people who brought their specialties to teach us something new.

It was fun to watch kids of all ages learn the fundamentals of golf and hope they continue to play and grow the game. They made new friends and made kids who were not as outgoing feel as they were all in it together. I loved to see kids just having fun and the adults trying to keep up with them. I just had to feed them and let me tell you, these kids can eat!

The campers were fun, the weather was “HOT” and now the parents can send their children back to school with a full stomach, better understanding of the environment and the fundamentals of golf. I hope the teachers had a restful summer because guess what, “Here they come”. See you next summer.IMG 3318

Karen's Korner: Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day is coming up and I think about the childhood memories I have of my Dad. On Sunday afternoons, my family would ride the dirt roads of Newton County and pick up empty coke bottles on the side of the road. Those days were special to me because we all would get to sit in his lap and drive. Coke bottles brought good money in those days. My family would sell the empty glass bottles and go to Panama City Beach every summer on vacation.

I write about this because we at the Oaks Course wish every Dad a “Happy Fathers Day”. If your Dad is no longer living, please take a moment to remember a special memory, I promise it will put a smile on your face. If you are looking for a memorable time with Dad, head to The Oaks Course on Sunday, June 17 from 2pm to 6pm for our Father’s Day Fish and Play. REGISTER HERE. Then on Saturday, June 30th we will once again have “Family Putt-Putt” golf night. The putt-putt is “FREE” and so are the memories. We will have hotdogs, snacks and drinks to purchase. It will be a “BLAST”. Too bad we can’t sell the bottles anymore.



Do you remember the days of playing in big club tournaments? Did you used to play in them or have you ever been interested in teeing it up in a big event? If you are in either of these categories, or just like to play golf, we have news for you…


                We know that your spare time is limited, so the format has changed to accommodate you. This will be a one day event, June 30th. Tee times start at 9:00 a.m. so you can get started early, have lunch with us, and have the rest of the day to spend with your family or friends.

                Entry fee is $80 and this gets you your round of golf with cart, lunch, smoker and prizes. We will have multiple flights so you will compete against players of your ability. The Grand Champion will be from the Championship Flight, which is not handicapped, but all of the other flights are handicapped. USGA official handicap is required.            

                This is an “Open,” so everyone is invited. If you would like to test your skills against other players, sign up today. Time is running out. Hope to see you on the 30th of June! REGISTER HERE

Oaks Open 2018

Karen's Korner: What to do with the kids

Guess what? It is spring time in Georgia, pollen is flying and it is 80 degrees! Who says the south is slow. We moved from winter to summer in record time. We celebrate moms in the spring because if we wait any longer, it will be 100 degrees and the kids will be out of school. We have to butter them up early so they don’t run out of the door screaming “What am I going to do with these kids”.

I know what you can do with them; the golf course is beautiful this time of the year. The grass is green, drinks are cold and we can keep you and your kids busy. Clinics, fishing and food, what more could you ask for? We even have putt-putt golf once a month. If you have not seen 6 year olds play golf you don’t know what you’re missing. It definitely gives the word “FORE” a different meaning. Better yet REGISTER HERE to sign them up for Junior Camp.

Come out to the golf course with your families and celebrate summer with us. We have something for everyone. We even have a beautiful veranda to sit and enjoy nature or sip on a cold drink. It is just like summer of old, enjoying old friends and making new ones. I will keep the drinks on ice for you. See you soon.

11240 Brown Bridge Road
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 786-3801