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!