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About The Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open & Pro-Am

Pro-Am Logo 3 color nodate-nobenefitOUTLINES.jpgJoin us for the 36th annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open & Pro-Am in Cooperstown on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  This year's Baseball Hall of Fame Ambassador to the Pro-Am will be Catcher Carlton Fisk, formerly with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. 

Click here for printable 2018 Pro-Am registration information. 

Click here to register for the Pro-Am through our secure online option. (Pathfinder's tournament staff will confirm your registration information). 

For over three decades, golfers have gathered the day after Labor Day at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Cooperstown, to take part in a premier event, The Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open and Pro-Am. This benefit tournament is unparalleled, combining a one-day Pro-Am with a three-day Seniors Open for teaching and club pros, all in a pristine setting that offers challenging play, unmatched hospitality, and breathtaking views of Otsego Lake.

BigCheck17.jpgFounded in 1982, the Pro-Am pairs amateur foursomes with a Senior Golf Professional for a two-man best ball round on one of the Northeast's most-storied courses. Each year, the
 Pro-Am raises $50,000 for Pathfinder’s scholarship fund, and additional funds to support the educational programs at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

With The Otesaga Resort Hotel as Title Sponsor, NBT Bank as Presenting Sponsor, and 
Coca-Cola Refreshments as Corporate Sponsor, the tournament also features an evening cocktail reception, prizes and raffle/auction items to bid on, and an Awards Banquet at the historic hotel’s Glimmerglass Dining Room that includes a keynote by a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Past Hall of Fame Ambassadors have included Tim Raines, Rollie Fingers, Ryne Sandberg, Fergie Jenkins, Johnny Bench and Mike Schmidt. Our current Pro-Am Steering Committee Chairs are Daryl Forsythe, former chairman of the Board of Directors of NBT Bank, and Dan Spooner, the Director of Golf of the Leatherstocking Golf Course.

The Otesaga graciously offers Pro-Am participants a discount room rate during the tournament: To make reservations, please call 1-800-348-6222, and choose Option 1.

To learn more about the Pro-Am, e-mail golf@pathfindervillage.org, or contact Lori Grace, Director of Development at Pathfinder Village Foundation at (607) 965-8377, ext. 115.  

Senior Golf Professionals interested in registering for the Seniors Open should contact Dan Spooner at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, at (607) 544-2546, or send an inquiry by email to otesagahotel@otesaga.com.   Those interested in entering the Seniors Open, which offers a purse of $75,000 (dependent on registrations) may also visit the tournament's website at www.otesagaseniorsopen.com for more information on that event, which will run Wednesday, September 5 through Friday, September 7, 2018.  

To learn more about the Leatherstocking Golf Course, enjoy this video tour provided by The Otesaga Resort's website.  And don't miss The Otesaga's Hospitality video, which shares the adventures and delights of a visit to America's Favorite Village.

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