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Posted: May 2, 2013 7:50 p.m.

Meet The Oaks' pro Lisa Vaught

The Oaks Golf Course’s new golf professional Lisa Vaught answered some questions with The Covington News about what she can bring to the course and Newton County.

CN: How long have you been a pro and what is your golf experience?
LV: I started in 1997 working as an apprentice at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa, Tenn. I played numerous amateur tournaments and some Futures Tour events.

CN: When did you get involved in the game and what do you enjoy most about golf?
LV: My father played and when I was a senior in high school, I ask my father (who played periodically) to learn to play. I enjoy the challenge of the game.

CN: What is your vision for what you can bring to The Oaks?
LV: To grow the junior program, bring more women to the course and increase membership.

CN: Why do you enjoy instructing people in golf?
LV: I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Getting to watch them improve and seeing the enthusiasm of making a first par or achieving goals.

CN: What do you feel the excitement, or adversity is for a female pro?
LV: The golf business is a male world and makes finding the facility that will embrace a female more difficult. The excitement is watching the reaction of people when someone calls to speak to the pro and find out it is a female.

CN: What made you choose The Oaks as your next stop?
LV: After talking to Dick Schulz, I liked the direction he wants to take The Oaks.

CN: How do you like the Covington, Newton area so far?
LV: It’s good. I like the small town feel and the people I have met are very welcoming.

Here are the prices of lessons with Vaught at The Oaks Golf Course:
• Adult lessons lasting 45 minutes to an hour cost $80 with 1/2 hour lessons costing $45
• A series of three lessons, $200
• Playing lessons, $100
• A group lesson (2 or more), $45 each
• All junior rates are half price.

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