Bob Silvester Junior Golf Program
In 2014, the Orleans Country Club board of directors and its members recognized Bob Silvester’s contribution, support, and continued involvement (even after retirement) of junior golf activities by officially acknowledging the junior program as the Bob Silvester Junior Golf Program.
We were able to bestow this honor to Bob prior to his passing on October 23, 2014. A commemorative album that embodies the man behind the name and the history of the junior golf program is on display in the pro shop.
Family Tees at OCC
Look for the Green Stakes on each hole!
Play a fun family scramble. Adults tee off from their normal tee while the kids get to hit from the junior tees! A great way to get new young golfers encouraged about their game while having fun with the whole family!
Remember, kids 12 and under play for FREE! And all juniors get FREE range balls anytime they want.
Scorecards are now available in the Pro Shop.
FREE Junior Golf Clinics – Preschool through Grade 12 – held Saturday mornings from 10AM to 11AM, starting June 18th, 2022.
Mark your calendars for the 6 Saturday 2022 sessions: June 18th, June 25th, (no clinic July 2nd), July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, & July 30th.
There is no cost and all equipment and golf balls are provided! Volunteers should arrive around 8:45AM to assist with set-up.
NEK Junior League Golf
NEK Junior League Golf is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 17 and under, provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game!
Practice dates are on Fridays, starting June 24th, 2022. Several matches will be scheduled over the course of the summer.
REGISTER with Josh Olney IN THE PRO SHOP
or call Josh Olney at 802-754-2333!
Junior Golf Membership, Driving Range Privileges and Private Lessons
12 and Under Play for FREE
Did you know youth 12 and under can PLAY golf for FREE when accompanied by an adult? Some restrictions apply (see pro shop for details).
Junior Golf Membership
Dues for ages 13 to 18 are ONLY $125 plus tax. To apply for a FREE membership, see the Jesse Strong Memorial Junior Golf Membership below.
Free Driving Range Use
Juniors have FREE driving range privileges (age 18 and under). Go to the pro shop, ask for a bucket of balls and head out to the range. This program is sponsored by Saint Jay Auto.
Private lessons can be scheduled with our PGA Golf Pro, Josh Olney
1 hour lesson for $50 1/2 hour lesson for $30
Jesse Strong Memorial Junior Golf Membership
Marine Sgt. Jesse W. Strong died January 26, 2005 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jesse was from Irasburg, VT and was 24 years old.
In honor of Jesse, the Jesse Strong Memorial Junior Golf Membership was established originally by a anonymous donor and has been taken over by the Bob Silvester Junior Golf Program.
If you are between the age of 13 to 18, you are eligible to apply for a FREE membership, the Jesse Strong Memorial Junior Golf Membership. Applications are available in the Orleans Country Club Pro Shop!
Arthur Mandros / Bob Silvester Scholarship
The Arthur Mandros Scholarship was established in 1994, in memory of the Orleans Country Club long-term PGA Golf Pro, Arthur Mandros. The first scholarships were awarded in 1995. The recipients are chosen based on their affiliation with golf and Orleans Country Club.
In 2018 the name of the scholarship was changed to the Arthur Mandros/Bob Silvester Scholarship. Bob Silvester, like Arthur, was a long time PGA Golf Pro at Orleans Country Club. Bob had worked for Arthur as his Teaching Pro, and then took over for Arthur when he had to retire due to illness. Bob Silvester also has passed and their names were combined for the scholarship.
The idea is to support young people from the area, who hopefully will complete their post high school education and continue to support and participate in activities at Orleans Country Club.
Orleans Country Club’s Arthur Mandros / Bob Silvester Scholarship
If you are interested in applying for the Arthur Mandros / Bob Silvester Scholarship, pick up a generic scholarship form from your guidance counselor. Send the form along with a cover letter explaining your affiliation with Orleans Country Club by the first of May.
Either deliver to the pro shop, or mail to:
Orleans Country Club
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 8
Orleans, VT 05860
The Vermont Golf Association also has a scholarship program!
The VGA opens the application process in mid January. The deadline is May 1st for the applications and necessary attachments for submission. Go to vgasf.org for more information.
Vermont Golf Association Junior Golf
The Vermont Golf Association is dedicated to growing the game of golf by offering a selection of competitions for the beginner, intermediate and advanced golfers. For more information go to this link on the Vermont Golf Associations web site. Click HERE!
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