Friends of Athletics
The Mount Holyoke College Friends of Athletics (FOA) fund was
created by former Director of Athletics Laurie Priest in 1991.
The financial support generated by this fund, especially through
the annual golf tournament, has been extremely important to the
success of the programs. The additional support has primarily aided
the athletes in their winter and spring training trips. More
importantly, the support has enhanced the quality of the athletic
experience for the Mount Holyoke student-athletes.
Annual Friends of
Athletics Golf Tournament at The
About the Tournament
- Second-ranked college golf course (Golf Digest, 2005)
- Scramble format
- Golf carts for all participants
- Mulligans available for purchase
- Complimentary beer/wine/soda
- 9th hole raw bar
- Chicken and lobster dinner
- Tournament favors and raffle
- Prizes awarded for: Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Women's
Division Team Winner, Men's Division Team Winner, Mixed Foursome
The FOA Golf Tournament is held on the second Monday of
September each year. The 2014 Tournament will be on Monday,
September 8. Listed below is the schedule of events:
- 9:00 a.m. - Registration (practice areas open)
- 11:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
- 4:00 p.m. - Reception
- 5:00 p.m. - Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Levels of Participation
- Mary Lyon Sponsor ($1,500) - golf foursome, hole
signage, program recognition, post-tournament recognition, name
listed on Mount Holyoke athletics website, $1,160 tax
- Golf Foursome ($750) - $410 tax deduction
- Golf Individual ($200) - $115
- Young Alumnae ($75) - for alums who graduated
between 2009 and 2014
Organized by the Mount Holyoke College Athletics Department, all
the net proceeds generated by the annual golf tournament directly
support Mount Holyoke intercollegiate athletics. The funds are used
primarily to assist student-athletes on annual training trips.
Mount Holyoke College competes in the New England Women's and
Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and at the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III level. Division III
student-athletes represent the purest form of competition and do
not receive any athletic-based scholarships.
The department sponsors the 14 varsity teams of: basketball,
crew, cross country, field hockey, indoor and outdoor
track and field, lacrosse, riding, soccer, squash,
swimming and diving , tennis and volleyball.
Click here for 2014 Friends of Athletics
Golf Tournament Program.
There are two ways to register for next year's golf
tournament. You may print out the tournament brochure and return as
directed or register online using the registration form.
For questions and additional information, contact Amie
Canfield at 413-538-2469 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History of The Orchards Golf
Set amid the maple and birch forest of the New England hillside,
The Orchards is a 1922 Donald Ross-designed golf course. Its
tree-lined fairways and thoughtful bunkering are just some of the
characteristics that have made many refer to it as the "hidden gem"
of the region. The 6,424 yard, par 71 course was the host site of
the 2004 U.S. Women's Open. The Orchards has also hosted the 2002
NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships and the 2001
Massachusetts Men's State Amateur Championship.
Since January 2000 there has been extensive renovation work to
both the course and the clubhouse. In addition to 18 holes of
picturesque golf, all participants of the Friends of Athletics Golf
Tournament will experience the quaint ambiance of the clubhouse
during the post-tournament chicken and lobster dinner.
For further details and directions visit The