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Plutonic Panda
05-27-2014, 08:00 PM
U.S. Senior Open infrastructure continues climb Local News The Edmond Sun (http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x611383086/U-S-Senior-Open-infrastructure-continues-climb)

Richard at Remax
05-27-2014, 10:45 PM
Going to be a fun time. hole 6 (15 for the tourney) has suites and villas wrapping around half of the hole and is going to have an awesome atmosphere. The entrance area behind hole 7 (16) is starting to look like a temporary village. Some of the tents and hospitality areas have trees coming through the floors so it looks pretty neat. I'll try to get some pics when I'm out there next

Plutonic Panda
05-30-2014, 06:03 PM
U. S. Senior Open security plan 2.5 years in the making Event kicks off July 7 at Oak Tree National Local News The Edmond Sun (http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1396871370/U-S-Senior-Open-security-plan-2-5-years-in-the-making-Event-kicks-off-July-7-at-Oak-Tree-National)

USGA announces 2,715 entrants for Senior Open event in Edmond Local News The Edmond Sun (http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x611388117/USGA-announces-2-715-entrants-for-Senior-Open-event-in-Edmond)

Richard at Remax
06-02-2014, 08:30 AM
went out and played last night and took a few pictures. about 75% of the suites have been built. they have just started on entrance area and have yet to start on any of the grandstands

#10 green from #9 teebox
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#15 fairway
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#15 green
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#17 suites built around tree
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entrance work beginning along #16
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Plutonic Panda
06-28-2014, 09:17 PM
City hotels seeing ?significant? boost from Senior Open Local News The Edmond Sun (http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1760115928/City-hotels-seeing-significant-boost-from-Senior-Open)

Richard at Remax
07-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Going out there tomorrow and Wednesday for practice rounds. Ill take some pictures since you cant have cameras/phones when it starts thurs. Got to see course this weekend, looks incredible. Going to be a long week for the pros

also I know they still have some tix available on the website. so I encourage everyone to come out this weekend and support it.

Pete
07-07-2014, 09:40 AM
I had a great time when the PGA (main tour) was at Oak Tree in 1988.

OKCisOK4me
07-07-2014, 12:19 PM
I had a great time at the Senior Championship at Oak Tree in 2006.
'88 was good too.

Then there was the two senior tournaments at that other country club down the way.

s00nr1
07-07-2014, 01:00 PM
A friend just sent me a text describing one of the players had just gone down to the heat.

Richard at Remax
07-07-2014, 02:34 PM
Video: Birds-eye view of Oak Tree National as US Senior Open takes center stage in Edmond | KFOR.com (http://kfor.com/2014/07/07/video-birds-eye-view-of-oak-tree-national-as-us-senior-open-takes-center-stage-in-edmond/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)

looks even better from the ground

Plutonic Panda
07-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Practice Rounds Kickoff US Senior Open At Oak Tree National - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports | (http://www.news9.com/story/25959271/practice-rounds-kickoff-us-senior-open-at-oak-tree-national)

OKCretro
07-08-2014, 07:46 AM
I had a great time when the PGA (main tour) was at Oak Tree in 1988.

got Jack Nicklaus autograph in 1988.

went in 2006 was extremely disappointed. wasn't even that fun. The ads name drop all these well known guys, then it turns out they all drop out right before the tournament.

Jersey Boss
07-08-2014, 04:29 PM
City hotels seeing ?significant? boost from Senior Open Local News The Edmond Sun (http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1760115928/City-hotels-seeing-significant-boost-from-Senior-Open)

But everyone staying there is getting the AARP discount.

Richard at Remax
07-08-2014, 05:10 PM
went out this afternoon. it was no joke hot. a lot more people walking around than I though. the entrance area is real nice. and lots of concessions located around the course. they majority of the masses stayed on holes 9,10, 13-18. its a shame because some of the earlier holes deserve some attention as well. the bleachers feel 10 degrees warmer so that's why people avoided them

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Urbanized
07-08-2014, 08:35 PM
I believe I will have the solution on Thursday: it is called an air-conditioned hospitality tent with an open bar.

ljbab728
07-08-2014, 11:28 PM
Oak Tree is aiming for more after this event.

Oak Tree National aiming to host U.S. Open, PGA Championship | News OK (http://newsok.com/oak-tree-national-aiming-to-host-u.s.-open-pga-championship/article/4986800)

OkieHornet
07-09-2014, 09:34 AM
does anyone know what a "champions club" ticket gets you?

Richard at Remax
07-09-2014, 09:40 AM
champions club info

http://www.2014ussenioropen.com/documents/ChampionsClub_000.pdf

OkieHornet
07-09-2014, 09:51 AM
thanks for the info. looks like i got a golden ticket, huh?

Richard at Remax
07-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Absolutely. better than us pheasants down at the trophy club

Urbanized
07-10-2014, 10:34 PM
I made it out today. The course is in amazing shape. Weather started out beautiful, turned hot but bearable in the shade. The golf was good, crowds light away frome the holes around the public entrance. I think Thursday was definitely the right day. Also, thank goodness for corporate hospitality tents with polar-quality air conditioning. Had a great time with my dad, who is getting up there in years. Glad we went.

ljbab728
07-10-2014, 11:49 PM
I'm not trying to downplay this event at all and I'm thrilled that it's here but it's just not that big nationally. It takes several clicks to even find any information about it at all at ESPN.COM.

venture
07-11-2014, 01:43 AM
I'm not trying to downplay this event at all and I'm thrilled that it's here but it's just not that big nationally. It takes several clicks to even find any information about it at all at ESPN.COM.

It's great for those that want to see some of the bigger names from Golf's past, but I agree...just not a huge national draw. PGA Championship and US Open get the big names and the national attention. I believe all venues are picked for those however for the next 6-10 years. Looking back in history, Oklahoma has done well in getting these events.

Southern Hills has hosted more PGA Champs than any other course - four. It has also hosted 3 US Opens.

Urbanized
07-11-2014, 06:15 AM
I'm not trying to downplay this event at all and I'm thrilled that it's here but it's just not that big nationally. It takes several clicks to even find any information about it at all at ESPN.COM.

It's nationally televised on Saturday and Sunday on NBC.

Dennis Heaton
07-11-2014, 06:52 AM
I will be switching back and forth between watching Colin and the Scottish Open.

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SOONER8693
07-11-2014, 08:12 AM
I'm not trying to downplay this event at all and I'm thrilled that it's here but it's just not that big nationally. It takes several clicks to even find any information about it at all at ESPN.COM.
Agree. It's nice that it is here, but, it's not even a minor blip on the radar screen for 99% of the people of this city and state.

Pete
07-11-2014, 08:16 AM
It's cool to have this but I couldn't help but laugh at the Lost Ogle's line:

"Nothing more exciting than old guys playing golf in Edmond."

Urbanized
07-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Truthfully the most exciting thing about this tournament is that it is a required step for getting into the rotation for events on the regular tour or a regular U.S. Open. By all accounts so far the course and the community have proven their capability and then some. Oak Tree National is truly a world-class course (and for once "world-class" actually MEANS world-class), but it has spent a couple of decades in the wilderness due to financial challenges. It belongs in the regular rotation for majors, and this tournament helps restore it to that level.

Pete
07-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Oak Tree hosted the PGA in 1988 and was scheduled to have it again in 1994, but bankruptcy forced a move to Southern Hills in Tulsa.

New ownership, lots of improvements and new ambitions mean that a regular tour event could return.

Urbanized
07-11-2014, 08:31 AM
I will say this though, that was some serious white people stuff up there. I'm awfully Caucasian and I felt more than a little bit out of place. Even the people of color up there seemed whiter than me. It was fun to visit for a day, but glad to be back downtown keepin' it real this morning.

Urbanized
07-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Oak Tree hosted the PGA in 1988 and was scheduled to have it again in 1994, but bankruptcy forced a move to Southern Hills in Tulsa...

The financial challenges and subsequent couple of decades in the wilderness of which I spoke.

Pete
07-11-2014, 08:41 AM
I will say this though, that was some serious white people stuff up there. I'm awfully Caucasian and I felt more than a little bit out of place. Even the people of color up there seemed whiter than me. It was fun to visit for a day, but glad to be back downtown keepin' it real this morning.

When I come to OKC, I always stay with my good friend who lives on the course at Oak Tree.

It's a different world up there, that's for sure.


One year I was in town over Halloween and a good number of the families were trick-or-treating in golf carts, many with covers and heaters.

And more than once I've seen someone driving a golf cart down the street with a dog on a leash running along beside.

Sometimes, it seems more like contrived irony than reality.

hfry
07-11-2014, 09:05 AM
As a kid I had some good friends that lived in Oak Tree so I would do Halloween every year and it was exactly as Pete described grew even more extravagant. I remember a particular house that would give away the little 6 pack of mini soft drinks for every kid and another that would give away whole bags of candy as there thing... it always just blew my mind. Speaking of the tournament I was there yesterday for most the day and the course looked great. Everything seemed to be running very smoothly and I thought it was great Oak Tree did a special that because of the heat for every water you bought that bought one for you. And the price for one was only 2.50, so in reality you were getting 2 for that price and it didn't feel like such the rip off as every other sporting event. Heck, I was in Cincinnati and St. Louis for baseball games just this past weekend and their bottles of water were 4.75 each and it was 90+ there both games. Just kinda cool IMO for them to throw profit margins out the window for peoples safety. And I think the course being in great shape and being world class is helping promote its name even more, when the players coming off the course talk about how challenging it was and that is should be a regular tour spot for the PGA it can only mean that people higher up are feeling the same way. It would be a great thing for our city to get the year in and out tournament, I would just hope that would have it earlier in golf year that way that could avoid some of this heat.

ljbab728
07-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Oak Tree hosted the PGA in 1988 and was scheduled to have it again in 1994, but bankruptcy forced a move to Southern Hills in Tulsa.

New ownership, lots of improvements and new ambitions mean that a regular tour event could return.

They really aren't interested in hosting a regular tour event.

Oak Tree National aiming to host U.S. Open, PGA Championship | News OK (http://newsok.com/oak-tree-national-aiming-to-host-u.s.-open-pga-championship/article/4986800)


Among other types of events Oak Tree National would be interested in pursuing include international team competitions, like the Ryder Cup and Curtis Cup, or major championships on the LPGA and Champions tours. Top amateur events like the U.S Amateur or Walker Cup are also on the radar.

Still, an event like the U.S. Open would be the top prize.

“We will not go in the direction of hosting an annual PGA Tour event,” Dobson said.

Richard at Remax
07-13-2014, 09:42 PM
Although it as hot as he'll it was a great tourney and glad Monty got the win, even though I was pulling for a Gene.

The big winner was the course though. Only four players finished in red figures. With the success of the 140,000 fans who came and the hospitality and corporate support, the possibility of future events look promising.

U.S. Senior Open notebook: Oak Tree National wins the week | News OK (http://newsok.com/u.s.-senior-open-notebook-oak-tree-national-wins-the-week/article/4988596)

The future of big events at Oak Tree National: When could the course get another major event? | News OK (http://newsok.com/the-future-of-big-events-at-oak-tree-national-when-could-the-course-get-another-major-event/article/4988586)