Patriot Day & Olney Invitational News!

Olney Invitational Golf Tournament at Orleans Country Club

Saturday, September 22, 2018

This was the first year of an annual event.  There were 80 players, which is a great turnout for the first year.  It will certainly grow moving forward!

One of the highlights of the day was the music that was playing outside while people played golf, it could be heard throughout the entire course, thank you to Nick Bourassa of NIX MIX!  Also thank you to Barr Hill Distillery and to Jasper Hill Farm for their delicious samples on the course!  And a HUGE thank you to the many sponsors for this event.

Another highlight was WWII and Korean War Veteran Pete Gonyer who joined us for the event. At the end of the day,  Josh shared Pete’s military background and countless awards and medals pictured in the above photo. A perfect way to wrap up a great day.

After it was all said and done, between the players, the hole sponsors, and the raffle donations, $3,855 was raised for local area Veterans and their families for heating assistance for the upcoming winter.

Also a big thank you to Katie Haley who will handle the actual donations to these families.  Thank you to everyone, hope to see you again next year!

Josh Olney


Jane Horton, Bob Horton, Carol Boucher, Bruce Reed & Pete Gonyer enjoying the day.

And Pete Gonyer at the Tee.

Patriot Golf Day Marathon at Orleans Country Club

On Thursday, October 4, 2018,  Josh Olney, PGA Golf Professional and Frank Barsalow, Golf Course Superintendent each played 108 holes at Orleans Country Club to help raise money for the Folds of Honor, which helps provide scholarships to spouses and children of those fallen or disabled in service to America.

They started their day at 6:59 AM and finished the 108th hole (6 full rounds) at 4:55 PM.  Between the two of them, they were able to card 14 birdies and 1 eagle!  Thanks to Orleans Country Club for the use of the golf course and their two fastest golf carts!

A HUGE thank you to all the folks that made donations totaling an amazing $1830!

Josh Olney & Frank Barsalow to play 100 Holes

Patriot Golf Day – Thursday, October 4th

Josh Olney, PGA & Frank Barsalow, Course Superintendent will be playing 100 holes in one day in an effort to support Patriot Golf Day.

You can help by sponsoring $0.25 per hole played or whatever amount you choose! To get involved, contact Josh Olney or call Josh at (802) 754-2333.

View Folds of Honor Fact Sheet here!


VT Cares Charity Golf Outing & Rock and Roll Dance

Hole-In-Ones to Report

TWO Weekend ACES’s at OCC

ACE #2  Jim Bilowith

Sunday, September 16, 2018
3rd Hole ~ 152 Yards ~ 6 Hybrid
Witnessed by Derek Doran, Robert Delisle, & Peter Bergmans

As stated by Derek Doran, “Pretty shot, on the pin, Tee to Hole.”

ACE #1  Travis Dudley

Saturday, September 15, 2018
13th Hole ~ 9 Iron ~ White Tees ~ 134 Yards
Witnessed by Jon Snyder, Tyler Darling, Lincoln Martin, & Ezra Spring

It was the Glow Ball Scramble Event. Played after dark, this fun casual game of six holes plays on holes 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, and 18.

This was Travis’s 1st Hole-In-One! His group was actually on their way in from a great night of GLOW BALL and decided to play the 13th Hole again. Is it a true Hole-In-One? Of course it is!!! There was a shot made and it went in the hole, complete with witnesses. Congratulations Travis!

August 1994 ~ Two Aces within the Hour 

Submitted by Martha Kinsley September 2018

ACE #1  Martha Kinsley

Friday, August 26, 1994
3rd Hole ~ 5 Iron ~ 135 yards
Witnessed by Brian Kinsley, Chuck Dudley, & Terry Dudley

On Friday, August 26, 1994 Brian and Martha Kinsley were playing in the ‘Nine and Dine’ with Terry and Chuck Dudley. The format was a scramble. At the first tee, Chuck announced that the group should try to get birdies on every hole. They all jokingly agreed to his announcement, but thought it next to impossible.

As it turned out, the team did get birdies on 6 holes, parred 2, and Martha had a hole-in-one on Hole 3. Terry and Martha were both putting so well that the men each had to sink only one putt. Chuck was so excited with the team score; they shot a 28! Not realizing how well they had done, Chuck was clear in letting his team know what a special night it was. He deemed the evening “Our Divine Nine – The most incredible nine holes of golf we have ever witnessed… (much less to have participated in).”

As the group reminisced, Chuck was able to provide a blow-by-blow account of their nine holes of golf with the greatest of detail. Memories of the evening of August 26, 1994 will always be there with vivid recall—a very special time together!!

ACE #2  Robert Delisle

Friday, August 26, 1994
3rd Hole ~ 5 Iron ~ 152 yards
Witnessed by Peter Bergmans & Derek Doran

Martha Kinsley shares more of the story for this historic Hole-In-One night at OCC.

Brian Kinsley’s brother Brent was in the group behind the “Divine Nine” group and behind him was Robert Delisle, Peter Bergmans, and Derek Doran. Robert also shot a hole-in-one on Hole 3.

Back then Hole-In-One Insurance covered everyone’s drinks back at the clubhouse. That night there were two free drinks for everyone.

As reported in the Newport Daily Express Wednesday, August 31, 1994

At the Orleans Country Club on Friday, the par 3, 3rd hole yielded two hole-in-ones in less than an hour.The first ace was collected by Martha Kinsley who was playing in a foursome with her husband Brian and Chuck and Terry Dudley. A short while later Robert Delisle scored the second of the day on the same hole playing with Peter Bergmans and Derek Doran.

Fall Scott Results & Jankowski Wins VT PGA Stroke Play Event

Fall Scott Champions

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dave Poulin (left) and Jesse Osborne (right)   139 score (-5)

See complete tournament results below!

2018 Fall Scott Results

Jankowski Wins Vermont PGA Stroke Play Championship

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

After two days of play at Stowe Country Club, Dave Jankowski brings home the VT PGA Stroke Play Championship Trophy which now resides at Orleans Country Club until next year’s tournament.

As Wednesday’s round started to reach its eventual conclusion, Jankowski could see a possible win when he got to the final hole. “I knew that I needed to make par on eighteen, and I was able to sink an eight footer for par to win it. It came down to the last shot and Dave Bennett finished one shot behind me at one under par and I was fortunate enough to edge him out at two under par,” said Jankowski.

With the win, Dave gets a glass trophy to keep for himself, and the big trophy will get a plaque added to it with Dave’s name on it and will be on display at OCC.

See Dave Jankowski’s scorecard!

See PGA Stroke Play results.




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One Heck of a Golf Story

On Thursday, August 23, 2018 the “early morning group” awarded Ray Giroux with a trophy for his “Double Roof” shot birdie on Hole #18 this season.

According to unnamed witnesses, the ball was hit with a hybrid club onto the roof over the ladies locker room, then bounced high in the air coming down on the porch roof facing the green, then rolling off onto the ground and ending up 4 feet from the hole for an easy putt. The trophy was presented by Cincinnati Ron.

The members of the early morning group are Charlie Killian, Mike Kelton, Walt Raymond, Don Putvain, Mark Hallam, Pat Clarke, Pete Bertoletti, Ray Giroux, Stephen Plume, Bob Fair, Cincinnati Ron and Darryle Mongeon.

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