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The Up and Down - March 2024

General Manager's Update

Hard to believe it's already March! We are looking forward to some sunny spring days and and gaining some much needed additional daylight this month! I am thrilled to report some good news this month... The irrigation replacement project that has been ongoing for 5+ months is just about wrapped up! Within the coming days, the crews from Heritage Links will be packing up and moving on out to their next job. As messy and disruptive as this project was through the winter months, we are thrilled that the golf course will be back in great condition come the summer when golf is more enjoyable. The conditions of the course should improve with the new system and we look forward to putting it to use! The driving range will remain closed temporarily as we work to repair / replace over 800 linear feet of stormwater drain pipe. We will update you as soon as we can once this project is completed. 

The Portland Golf Show is THIS WEEKEND (March 1-3) at the Portland Expo Center. With the forecast looking rather grim, we hope to see you at the show! Stop by to check out new clubs, scoop up some deals, and to see what's what in golf for 2024. 

In allignment with the Portland Golf Show, we will be running a prepaid round special ONLINE ONLY through our online store! The sale will only be open through Sunday Night and limited quantities are available.



The brief 3-day trial period we had of sunshine and 60-degrees last weekend was a sign that Spring is coming! We are so eager to see you all again and are really looking forward to a great summer of golf. We will begin hiring for some new seasonal help here soon, so if you or someone you know is looking for a job at the course please reach out to me directly. We will have positions open in our Golf Shop, Outside Service, Greens Maintentance, and Restaurant departments. Lastly, at some point in March I will be stepping away for a few days / weeks as my wife and I welcome our first child to the world! Baby girl is due March 29 and we could not be more excited to meet her! 

Fairways and greens, 

Ryan Garry
General Manager
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Director of Player & Business Development Update

Posting season is finally here! One thing that I like to do before the season starts is to set goals for the upcoming season. Goals like number of rounds, Greens in Regulations, Fairways per round, putts per round, putts per hole, scoring average, or anything else you want to improve on. By doing this it can focus your practice to where you need to improve your game. I personally like to use the GHIN Handicap app and track my round, hole by hole with stats. After the round it gives you a great snapshot of what you did during the round. It is one of the many member benefits of having a GHIN number.

Here are some things that are going on now:

Shamrock Shamble Tournament - Register your team NOW! 


PGA Junior League – PGA Junior League registrations Opened up on February 1st. There will be a few changes to the Junior League program this year. We will be offering a PGA Junior League U13 Peewee program for golfers 5-8. This program will be a 5-week program starting in June. We will continue to have our regular 10-week program for 9-13- and 14–17-year-old golfers starting at the end of May. This year there will be limited spots available! Please reach out to me for any questions or for any scholarships needed.

PGA Junior League

Lessons – Now is a great time to start that lesson series that you have always wanted to start! I am offering individual lessons, 3-lesson and 5-lesson packages. Book your lessons now!

Book a Lesson with Tyler

Comprehensive Golf Training program - I have partnered with Burn Fitness, Neil Wilhelm TPI and myself to offer a comprehensive golf training program! This program is designed to train you to like the pros! This program will include a TPI Screening, Inbody scan, personal training and golf lessons! For more information, please contact me!

Tournaments  - We are beginning to fill up our 2024 event calendar. Do you have a charity fundraising event? Want to host a company party? Do you have a traveling OGA Member Club that wants to come out and play? OGA is a great venue at an affordable price! We know planning an event can be difficult! We’re here to help make the process easy on you. From the moment you begin coordination of your golf outing until the final trophy is handed out and the last guest departs, our event staff is here to serve you. Feel free to reach out to me to see if OGA Golf Course is the course for your next event!

Host an Event at OGA!

See you at the Golf Show! 

Tyler Dube
Director of Player & Business Development
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Golf Shop Manager's Update

Welcome to March, the golf season is here! It is officially posting season so if you haven't joined our players/women's club then now is a great time to do that. You can buy these online or in the shop.
This weekend you will see some of us at the Golf Show in Portland so make sure you stop to say hi!
Thank you all who participated in our recent giveaway on our Social Media Channels. Be on the lookout for another one here soon! Every month we will give you a chance to win some goodies so make sure you are following us on Facebook/Instagram or coming into the golf shop.
2024 orders should start arriving in a couple weeks so come check out the sale rack which will have goodies for $10 to $20, shoes will be around $30-$50 and other misc. items throughout the shop will also be greatly discounted!  Some great brand promos this month we have are Titleist Prov's/AVX, buy 3 dozen get 1 dozen free and TP5/TP5x Buy 3 dozen, Get 1 dozen FREE Personalization.
Have a great March, I am looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Kayla Spaght
Golf Shop Manager
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Superintendent's Update

Spring is right around the corner and hopefully some drier weather. It has been one wet winter.

The new irrigation system is fully installed, minus a few odds and ends. Nothing to impact play. They still have a bunch of cleanup, repair to turf and cart paths, and troubleshooting to do, but they should be gone within the first few days of March. 

We still plan on installing some drainage on #14 as soon as possible. Please be patient if we are working out there as we will be smack dab in the middle of the fairway.

Aerification will begin on the 24th with the greens. We have two aerifiers this year, so hopefully we can move a little faster. This will be followed by tees and possibly fairways. Fairways will depend on weather and course conditions.

We will mow the rough as soon as we are able to get around without getting stuck too often. The turf is beginning to wake up and mowing frequency will increase for all areas.

Happy Golfing


Dan Imes
Golf Course Superintendent

Food & Beverage Manager's Update

Orchards Grill is currently open daily 11am-4pm. 

Current lunch menu can be found here on our website: https://www.ogagolfcourse.com/orchards-grill/about-orchards-grill

As we head in to spring we will be extending our hours when the weather gets nicer and the days get longer. Looking forward to having the patio open to enjoy meals and drinks outside overlooking the 18th green and practice area!

We have six beers on draft and we can make a variety of well-known cocktails at the bar. Here is our current seasonal cocktail menu and beer list:

Pink and Red Pattern Cocktail MenuPink and Red Pattern Cocktail Menu 1

We welcome adults and families with kids of all ages to dine at Orchards Grill.  Takeout is available by calling 503-981-4653 ext. 5 to place an order.

Hope to see you all at the Grill or in the clubhouse!!!!

Alex Jeli
Food and Beverage Manager
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