Osprey Valley Golf September Newsletter*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*
Stepping into Fall
Summer is officially over today, but fortunately there's nothing like fall golf!
One of the blessings of our sensational neighbourhood is that it is a beautiful place to visit in any season. Some people say our golf courses are at their best when the leaves start to turn. We'll leave that up to you, but read on for a little more about one of our other favourite activities in and around Alton - hiking!
Still, if you prefer your autumn walks to include a little white ball, we've got you covered. Our Fall Rates being October 2nd.
Our Majors Pools proved to be very popular again this year with over 500 people participating. Thank you to all who shared in the ups and downs of their favourite players and we again offer kudos to our five winners: Dave Dolliver (Masters), Chris Bird (U.S. Open), Darcy MacDougall (Open Championship), Marc Pietrobon (PGA Championship) and Morgan Rubes, who won our inaugural Canadian Open Pool.
We can't wait to see what next season will bring. With the shakeup to the scheduling of the four Majors, we may change things up a bit. If you have any suggestions or requests, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
That leaves one task to be completed before we start planning for 2018's Pools - awarding our 2017 Grand Prize. Last year, Jamie Wannan took first place in our year long, cumulative contest open to everyone who enters all four Majors Pools. This year, congratulations go to ...
2017 Grand Prize Winner
Chris showcased his skills by winning the U.S. Open Pool and strong scores in each of the other Majors. For his efforts, Chris has won a golf weekend for four at OVG. This includes a pass for four for each of our three courses and two rooms at the historic Forks of the Credit Inn just down the street.
On Tuesday, September 12th we were joined by approximately 100 golfers to wave goodbye to the summer at our final ladies night of the season! A Night For The Ladies has been our most popular monthly event with spots selling out weeks in advance!
Attendees were welcomed to an open driving range to kick off the festivities and hit some practice shots. Prepared and warmed up our guests then tackled Toot for 9-holes of golf before coming back to the Clubhouse for a remarkable buffet dinner! The vibrant djC lit up the patio with her crowd pumping tunes and high energy set. The entire day was a perfect way to say farewell to the long days and warm nights!
A big thank you to everyone who has participated in A Night For The Ladies since June - these events wouldn't be possible without each and every one of you. We'll be reminiscing on these evenings for months to come and we can't wait to do it all again in 2018!
Nine and Dine Season Finale
Tomorrow is your last chance to experience a Nine and Dine at OVG this season and we’re going out the best way we know how!
We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 23rd for an unforgettable day. Get your family and closest pals together to play 9-holes of golf (3pm shotgun start), enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner and kick back as a live cover band rocks out on the patio!
The men of Your New Neighbours are making their return to OVG with their upbeat setlist and energetic personalities. They’ll cover fan-favourite hits from today to back in the day and everything in between!
It’s a great event for a great price - only $39 plus taxes (cart not included).
There are only a handful of spaces left, so call the Pro Shop at 519 927 9034 to get yours!
On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 we proudly welcomed back the 14th annual Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament (CCCGT). Hosting this charity event is a special day year after year for all of us at Osprey Valley Golf.
We admire CCCGT’s commitment and graciousness to the community. Since 2004, the tournament has raised over a million dollars for local non-profit organizations or those providing services in Caledon.
The primary beneficiary of CCCGT 2017 is Bolton Camp. A large portion of proceeds from the recent tournament with go towards the renovation of The Hub, a multi-purpose space that can accommodate a variety of community events, indoor sport and educational activities. The Hub is one of many buildings on the Bolton Camp property that will receive a transformation and upon completion will once again become a destination for all to enjoy.
CCCGT’s initial fundraising goal was to make a minimum contribution of $75,000 to The Hub. We hope this target was surpassed and look forward to hearing the final tally! Not only was the day a big boost to a great cause, but the event itself was phenomenal!
The tournament started bright and early with approximately 280 golfers coming together to make a difference and have some fun! After registration and breakfast was complete, participants took over Hoot and Toot where they prepared for tee off to begin a team scramble for 18-holes.
A number of companies and individuals expressed their generosity by donating to the event. It’s always fantastic to see the community come together (from Platinum Sponsors to Hole Sponsors and everyone in between) to help make a difference!
As Mayor Allan Thompson said, “it’s a remarkable testament to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, golfers, and volunteers who have made this event such a success.”
In many cases, companies sponsored skills competitions and special holes on both courses!
~ Samples from Caledon’s very own Pommies Cider Co.
~ More local beer from GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co.
~ Investor’s Group $5,000 Hole-In-One Hole
~ Mattamy Straightest Drive Hole
~ Orangeville Honda Hole-In-One For a Honda Civic
~ A beer tasting with Caledon Hills Brewing Co.
~ More delicious goodness from Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
~ Coscorp Straightest Drive Hole
~ Digreen Homes Beat The Pro with Town of Caledon Golf Professional, Phil Lankhof
~ Orangeville Honda Hole-In-One For a Honda Civic
Bolton’s Jason Scorcia greeted golfers on Hoot #16 to host the Jason’s Quest Challenge! Jason is a Special Olympic Gold Medalist with a passion for golf among many other sports.You may recognize him from local newspapers as his victories are always a highlight. He was also on-site raising awareness for Jason’s Quest, an organization aimed at promoting and supporting Motionball for Special Olympics. Participants were able to purchase “Jason’s Quest Colouring and Activity Book” with all net proceeds going towards The Special Olympics and Motionball Charities. Great work, Jason!
After a beautiful day, great company and golfing for an important cause, participants gathered on the OVG patio for a drink before making their way to the reception to enjoy dinner, make speeches and create long lasting memories.
We are excited to follow the progress of the reimagining of Bolton Camp. Needless to say the tournament was tons of fun (as always) and we enjoyed hosting such a sincere and hardworking group!
Support the TRCA and Bolton Camp
Bolton Camp first opened its doors in 1922 as a popular destination for low income families. It wasn’t long before the site became a place where parents and children enjoyed spending time together and bonding over time well spent. Across 254 acres of land the property was/is home to creeks, forests, trails and over 50 historic buildings!
Sadly, due to lack of funding Bolton Camp was forced to close after more than 75 unforgettable years.
In 2011 the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) purchased the Bolton Camp property and since then the group has begun redeveloping the previously abandoned site. The TRCA plans to invest $25 million over 10 years to complete the transformation of this historic camp space to a new hub for the community.
Thanks to the TRCA, hopes of rejuvenating and transforming the abandoned camp are becoming a reality. It will take some time to complete but the revitalization of Bolton Camp will allow the site to become what it once was; a community gathering space. While moving forward, the restoration will honour the history and architecture of the past.
At the new Bolton Camp visitors can play sports, shop at artisan markets, eat locally, participate in various programs/classes or even catch a theatre performance … just to name a few. But most importantly, like in 1922, the site will act as a community gathering space where fond memories are made.
In addition to The Hub, Bolton Camp will include: Pop Ups, Challenger Baseball Diamond, The Cookery, Outdoor Pool and Splash Trail, The Hive and The Commons.
To donate to the redevelopment of Bolton Camp or see how you can get involved, visit the website to learn more
Are you an outdoor enthusiast and planning a visit soon? Better pack your hiking boots as well! We promise you won’t be disappointed! Being located in the heart of Alton, throughout the year we are lucky enough to have a wide-array of activities and events within the area, suitable for all ages and interests.
The Alton Mill is hosting the annual Headwaters Arts Festival through October 9th and as the leaves begin to change, we are also lucky to have so many beautiful parks and trails surrounding us!
Located just to our north, park the car at the Alton Mill and head out on the 6km Grand Valley Trail. Be sure to be on the lookout for one of the first dams built in Canada during WWII, and the beautiful flowing streams. When you’ve finished up, why not stop in at the scrumptious Ray’s 3rd generation bakery for a quick snack?
Looking for something a little longer? To our south, the 38km portion of the Trans Canada Trail passes through the Forks of the Credit park, providing some of the most gorgeous views you will see in all of Ontario.
There are many more. For information on all of the wonderful hiking and outdoor options surrounding us, be sure to check out the Caledon Trails Map!