About the Senior Program
As most of you are aware, Oakhurst CC participates in the BASA program which includes most of the country clubs in the greater East Bay. BASA member clubs schedule home and away events throughout the spring/summer. The matches are more of a social event than competition. A typical day includes breakfast, golf, and lunch. The golf portion of the activity usually consists of mixed foursomes (members from all clubs) playing a Stableford format. Limited prizes are usually awarded following the match.
With the increasing costs of food/beverage and staffing, the costs for event participation will be increasing from prior years. The cost to Oakhurst members for home events when hosting visiting clubs will be $55 and include a buffet breakfast and lunch comparable to prior years. The charge for Oakhurst only home events will be $40 and include a continental breakfast (donuts/pastries, fruit, OJ, coffee) and a buffet lunch. Away events will vary in cost but the common charge will be $70. To be completely transparent regarding these charges, the actual cost for home events with other clubs will be $65 so this difference is being subsidized with funds from the annual registration fee as well as slight add on to the away event fees charged for us to play other clubs.
A member can participate in some/all of the events, so don’t feel as though you must play each event. We do, however, expect any participants to play in as many home events as away contests. You DO NOT have to be a Men’s Club member to participate, but you must be a member at Oakhurst, be 50+ years old, and have an established handicap.
Each Senior participant will be charged a yearly one time fee of $50. This amount will show on your monthly Oakhurst billing statement (likely April statement). These funds will be used for event prizes such as scrip/wine/balls and subsidizing the cost of increasing food and beverage in order to keep event pricing reasonable and competitive with other clubs.
Well in advance of scheduled events, you will be receiving an email announcing the date and time that event registration will be available on Foretees. Typically we will set up sign ups for 4-5 events that are scheduled for the upcoming month. To register for events:
If you use the Foretees app on your smart phone, open the app, click on Foretees at the bottom of the screen. Then select Golf image/link followed by Tournament Registration. Find the event you want to register for and click on it.
If you use a computer to access Foretees, access the Oakhurstcc.com website, sign in as a member, click on member tee times, then select your name. This will bring you to the page with a calendar to sign up for tee times. At the top of the page there is a menu spanning across the top. Select Events which will show a list of all events scheduled including the Senior outings that have been released for signup.
Senior Golfer of the Year
As the season progresses, participants are awarded points for participation, greenies, putting contest winners, flight winners, low net and low gross. These points accumulate, and the leading sixteen point earners after the final event of the year (Yocha Dehe), will have the opportunity to play on Thursday, October 20 for the championship. In the bar area of the club there is a plaque mounted on the wall that displays the SGOTY points winner as well as the year-end event champion. As the season progresses, you can follow the points race on the Oakhurst Men’s Club website by clicking on the Seniors tab.
The Oakhurst Senior Board
- Steve Larragueta - Captain and Away Chairman
- Jack Duncan - Home Chairman
- Bill Callahan - Operations Chairman
- Jeff Martin - Finance Chairman
- Tom Marshall
- Brad Howell
- Dennis Byerley