Jefferson City resident Kenny Schroeder has shared one of his passions with the community.
Schroeder recently completed a scaled replica of the Oak Hills Golf Center clubhouse. This piece of artwork is available for viewing during normal business hours and can be seen right inside the entrance of the clubhouse.
The interior framework is wood from 2-by-4s that were cut down to small dimensions equal to the scale used for the replica. The siding and trim that you can see on the model was made from cedar wood. The shingles that help bring this replica to life are made of vinyl siding pieces that were each cut by hand. Each individual piece was handled, loved, sanded, glued and nailed. The only metal that was used on the entire project was ridge cap.
All plants that you see are artificial plants that were also cut to scale.
The project took about six months to complete, working on and off.
Schroeder has completed replicas of other buildings, such as churches, log cabins, barns, dollhouses and a replica of his grandfather's home. The clubhouse was unique facility and sparked an interest that inspired him to make the replica.
"I thought it would give Oak Hills something special other courses wouldn't have," Schroeder said.
Schroeder also works part time at the course, making it that more special to have the replica on display.
Schroeder spends almost every Sunday morning playing 18 holes at Oak Hills Golf Center.
Leann Porrello is the cultural arts specialist with Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry.