Another Oregon championship on its way to Black Butte Ranch
Big Meadow, Glaze Meadow in great shape for 91st OGA Men’s Team Championship
A visit from the Oregon Golf Association has become a bit of an annual ritual here at Black Butte Ranch.
Just last year, Big Meadow was the site of the OGA’s Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship. A year before that, Glaze Meadow hosted the 107th Oregon Amateur Championship, the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the state.
We’re always proud to test the state’s most accomplished amateur golfers, and that will be the case again when Black Butte Ranch hosts the 91st OGA Men’s Team Championship on Sept. 29-30 at both Big Meadow (Saturday) and Glaze Meadow (Sunday).
“This is the third consecutive year that Black Butte Ranch has hosted an OGA championship, and it is something we want to continue to do whenever the opportunity arises,” said Jeff Fought, Black Butte Ranch’s director of golf. “We want to support amateur golf in the state as much as we can, and hosting state and regional championships such as this is a great way to do this. Plus, we love to see the best amateurs in the state tested at both Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow. And it speaks well of everyone at Black Butte Ranch that the OGA chooses to return for its championships.”
The OGA Team Men’s Team Championship will feature golfers from all over the state representing man of the best-known golf clubs in Oregon. Of course, with a state championship comes a certain amount of prestige, which is always a benefit for Black Butte Ranch.
For our golfers, though, there is another benefit. To ensure that the competitors in the OGA Men’s Team Championship receive a worthy test, Black Butte Ranch has been busy preparing both golf courses.
Lead by superintendent Jeff Knutzen, the maintenance staff has been busy making sure the finer detail work is completed and that the conditioning is such that the firm and fast conditions required for such a championship are at the ready by the time the competitors hit the first tee.
This means the crew has been hard at work making sure that the course shows well, with crisp edges that accentuate the aesthetics of both courses. And it ensures that the summer conditioning will reach well into fall, where us everyday golfers can take advantage.
“We want to always put our best foot forward for these types events” Fought said. “Both courses are beautiful right now. The greens are quick and true, and will easily be sped up during the tournament. And Black Butte Ranch golfers should be able to take advantage for weeks to come.”
Special lodging packages available for the Fall Tour and OGA participants, call 541-595-1237 for details.
Of course, it’s not just the Men’s Team Championship that has Black Butte Ranch hard at work. The Fall Tour will be back for its 39th playing, Sept. 26-27. And The 2nd Annual Civil War Golf Tournament will tee off on Sunday, Oct. 7. Registration is still open for the Civil War.
It should be a busy few weeks at Black Butte Ranch, and everyday golfers should be the beneficiaries.
For those who want to watch the action in person — including the members of Black Butte Ranch’s own team — spectators are welcome. Others can follow the action at OGA.org. Those who want to play Black Butte Ranch can take advantage of our fantastic rates.
Of course, our best rates are always found online. To book a tee time, visit us online, call 855-210-5305, or the Golf Shop at 541-595-1545.