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August 21, 2013


The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2013 Chamber Scholarship Golf Classic at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course in Amsterdam with shotgun start at 11:30 am and Hales Mills Country Club in Johnstown with shotgun start at 12:00 pm. The Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course is a Robert Trent Jones designed course and Clubhouse is run by proprietor, Laura Elmendorf. Hales Mills Country Club has opened under the new management of Roy Dygert whose team has been busy remodeling the clubhouse and preparing the course for a new season. The tournament will offer participants a fantastic day of golf, camaraderie, great food and refreshments, contests of skill, as well as some fun, new features. An awards reception will be held at Hales Mills, offering a Happy Hour beginning at 5:00 pm with dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Bradlee Gillen. The Award’s program following dinner will feature a Master of Ceremonies who will present awards to the top golfers of the tournament and prizes to the contest winners. Raffle prizes which have been donated by local Chamber businesses will be given away via raffle drawings throughout the event as well. The evening will close with a dessert and coffee station. A registration fee of $135 per person or $525 per foursome includes greens fees and cart, lunch at each course, stations style awards reception, on-course refreshments, golfer goody bag, and welcome gift, as well as other unique inclusions and experiences. Registrations for golfers are taken on a first-come, first-served basis as to course selection. Non-golfers are encouraged to attend the dinner portion of the event for a $40 reservation. Partial proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Chamber’s Scholarship Program which now awards six $1,000 scholarships to Fulton and Montgomery County seniors each May. This year’s Luncheon Sponsor at the Amsterdam Muni is St. Mary’s Healthcare. Many other sponsorship opportunities are available, as well as ad space in the tournament program including Premier Corporate Sponsorship; Luncheon Sponsorship at Hales Mills; Awards Reception Sponsorship; Happy Hour Sponsorship; Refreshment Cart Sponsorship; Tipple Hole Sponsorship; Hole in One Sponsorship and raffle prize donations. Bartyzel, Inc. is donating liquid refreshments for the beverage carts on each course. To register for golf or dinner, if your business would like to become a sponsor or raffle/prize donor, contact Sharon Jenkins at 518-725-0641 or via e-mail at For course inquiries, please contact Joe Merendo, PGA Class A Pro, at the Amsterdam Muni at 842-9731 or Rick Cheney at the Hales Mills Pro Shop at 736-4622.