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The Oaks Club Receives Prestigious Distinguished Gold Club of the World Award

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Award designates The Oaks Club as the first West Central Florida private club to receive this esteemed status.

OSPREY, Fla., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oaks Club today announced it has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Gold Club of the World award, a program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs.  The Distinguished Clubs award program uses a club-specific rating system based on an extensive evaluation process that distills and measures a club's member experience.

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"This honor showcases our member experience at the highest level.  We are the only club in West Central Florida with this designation and are extremely proud of the staff and leadership who are an integral part of our success," said Jeff Hartigan, General Manager, The Oaks Club.  "This year marks our 30th anniversary and our membership is at an all-time high."

As defined by Distinguished Clubs, "Member Experience" is that special combination of "Qualities" that a private club provides its members.  It is not just the quality of service, or of the facilities, or of the product provided, it is also the quality of the staff and of the management, as well as the overall club governance they deliver.  The most important quality, however, is the quality of the intangible.  While difficult to measure, the latter is comprised of those magic moments experienced, the members befriended, the memorable events and famous tournaments attended, as well as the club traditions, history, and heritage proudly recognized. 

Additionally, five department heads at The Oaks Club were awarded "Gold Distinguished Achievement in Leadership" winners.  They are: Susan Greene, Director of Membership and Marketing; Holly Caviglia, Director of Clubhouse Operations; Tim Beckwith, Director of Golf; Nick Kearns, Director of Green and Grounds; and Tom Whitten, Director of Tennis. 

To be a Distinguished Gold Club is to be one of a select group of private clubs that have been recognized as providing an absolutely excellent Member Experience. 

"We'd like to congratulate The Oaks Club for earning Distinguished Gold Club status," said John Fornaro, Publisher of BoardRoom magazine. "Special recognition also goes out to General Manger, Jeff Hartigan, as well as the club's Board of Governors, its department heads, and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience."

About The Oaks Club

The Oaks Club is a private country club community developed on more than 1,000 acres situated on the east and west sides of U.S. 41 in Osprey, Florida, just 12 miles south of downtown Sarasota. Club amenities feature two championship golf courses, 40,000-square-foot Georgian-style clubhouse with three restaurants, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, pool complex, croquet, guest lodge and an active social calendar.  For more information:

Allison Moore - Ward Group PR 
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