Second Annual

Second Annual McClatchy Golf Tournament Returns to ORA

On July 30 and 31, the second annual “The McClatchy” golf tournament returns to the Olney Country Club. The tourney is a two-person scramble with a maximum of 64 teams. Team entry fee is $300 with tee offs at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will be a steak dinner and Calcutta auction following the afternoon session. For more information on entering the Calcutta auction please call Landon Rowe at 940- 613-5773. The tourney is located at 1 Bankhead Dr. in Olney.

Sponsors this year include Air Tractor as a Gold Sponsor; Dickey, McGann & Rowe Insurance and The Myers Family as Silver Sponsors; JTE Construction, Pro Star Services x2, Archer & Gunn Mercantile, the Hannis and Miller Families, Bill Hughes Drilling and Campbell Ranch and many others as business and family sponsors. The McClatchy is still looking for more sponsors. If you would like to become a sponsor, please reach out to Mr. Rowe at the abovementioned phone number.

The tournament is named after longtime Olney Recreation Association member Jeff McClatchy, who was instru mental in furthering and improving every aspect of the ORA.

After Mr. McClatchy died in 2019, the ORA wanted to honor him as a valued member and past board president. The tourney was possible because of the hard work of the ORA board of directors, the ORA, family, friends, and the many sponsors of the event, said Mr. Rowe, event organizer and ORA president. In May, Olney High School graduate Chloe Neal became the first recipient of the McClatchy Scholarship, made possible with proceeds from the McClatchy Tournament.