June 10, 2009

Area golf roundup: June 10, 2009

Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic Thursday, June 18

LAKE PLACID — Many of the area's best golfers and several of the area's not so best golfers will team with U.S. Olympic athletes and other celebrities for the ninth-annual Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic, Thursday, June 18. The four-person team scramble, held at the Craig Wood Golf Course benefits the United Way of Clinton & Essex Counties.

"Outside of the annual campaign, this is our biggest fundraiser," Shirley O'Connell, the tournament's chair and director. "Each year the tournament raises over $10,000, so I can easily say that this event has raised more than $90,000 for the two counties."

Thirty three-person teams from northern New York have signed to tee it up with Olympians, including 2002 Olympic bobsled silver medalist Todd Hayes, 1998 Olympic ski jumper Casey Colby and Joe-Pete Wilson, a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Nordic team and 1965 four-man bobsled world championship bronze medalist. The celebrity field also features Olympic broadcasters Tim Singer and John Morgan and the newly crowned women's singles luge world champion Erin Hamlin, who also slid in the 2006 Olympic Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Craig Wood course and the tournament begins with the shotgun start at 10 a.m. The Jack Shea Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the first-place gross team and the Mike Mannix Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the first-place net team. After the round of golf a steak and chicken barbeque will be served, along with drawing for prizes.

Space is still available for six additional three-person teams. If you would like to sponsor a team, contact Ms. O'Connell at 563-8450. For more information, log on to

Cleveland Demo Day to be June 16

ROUSES POINT — North Country Golf Club will host a Cleveland Golf Demo Day Tuesday, June 16, from 1-5 p.m. All golfers are invited to attend.

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