The GOACC Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 12, 2021
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GOACC Golf Classic Set for July
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Committee met this week in March 2021 regarding its Chamber Golf Classic. As the 2020 edition was held during COVID restrictions, the committee is going forward with its 8th annual Chamber Golf Classic on Monday, July 12th at the Bartlett Country Club.
Most of the COVID19 restrictions that took place in 2020 are not on the schedule for this year. “During the meeting, Dwayne (Randal, golf pro at the Bartlett) stated that our date in July – the course should be pretty much back to normal. Committee did keep the box lunch out with the golf carts however, as many would come right from work to the course and weren’t able to eat,” stated Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO.
The format of the classic will be a scramble with a limit of 30 Teams and no handicaps. The committee has decided to go with mulligans this year, which will be the first for the golf classic. Registration will open at Noon that day with a shotgun start set for 1 PM. Dinner with awards and cash bar will be at 6 PM.
Mrs. Yanetsko added, “The mulligans were added so we could gift more monies to the charity. Each year the committee decides on a fund through the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to donate to. It has been Meals on Wheels, Swizzy’s Cause, Interfaith Caregivers, United Way, McHone Scholarship, Mental Health and last year was Canticle Farm. My family lost our leaders this year with mom (Irene) passing away in January and dad (Dave) in February. The committee surprised me with suggesting that we donate to our sister’s / their daughter’s fund – Michele Krahe Peace Scholarship Fund that sits with CRCF. I was speechless and very appreciative.”
The classic player fee is $125 per player/$500 per team includes greens, golf cart, lunch and dinner. Hole sponsorships will be available to business organizations at a $100 fee per hole. If you have 120 small items that you would like to place in the bag, please let us know. Items could include pens, koozies, free drink token, etc. For those that aren’t able to golf but would like to come for dinner and awards, the fee is $40.
Erica Dreher, GOACC Member Services Manager, “The Classic features corporate teams and community teams. Corporate Team consists of employees within the same physical company with current active employees who are full-time year-round. Community Team is a team of friends, family, non-employment associates captained by a GOACC member.”
Mrs. Dreher added, “Last year, the classic had 24 teams – we are hoping to fill the course with 30 teams. Back again this year: every team member’s drive has to be used at least twice, a putting contest before tee off at hole #17 will be held, and a 2-putt rule.”
Prizes from the pro shop will be awarded for Best scores in both divisions. Overall winning teams will take home bragging rights and a traveling trophy to ‘show-off’ all year. Other specials include skins, closest to hole and longest drive.
The golf winners from the 2020 Chamber Golf Classic were for the Corporate Division, Siemens with teammates: Jeff Crouch, Rich Davis, Marcus Aiello and Bob Forness; and for the Community Division, Scott Rotary Seals with Josh Rodman, John Forrest, Brian Rodman, and Scott Barry.
History of this event: Four Chamber members met with GOACC staff back in the Fall 2013 regarding the highly successful Corporate Challenge 5K. Ledgie DeRose, Jeff Crouch, Frank Higgins, and Scott Derwick all have participated (or their companies) in the run/walk but wanted to add another dimension to the corporate challenge. That day, the 1st GOACC Corporate GOLF Classic was developed! The idea behind the golf teams would be employees/spouses of participating employers similar to registration guidelines of the challenge.
For more information on the Corporate Golf Classic, please contact Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or by email to email@example.com. Information can also be found on the Chamber’s website, www.oleanny.com and facebook page, www.facebook.com/OleanNYChamber.
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