Winter Open


The 4th Annual Osky Winter Open will be held February 13-14 at Penn Central Mall. This year’s planning committee is inviting the community to escape the cold and come play a little mini-putt golf while benefitting the Mahaska County YMCA. This creative two-day event is geared for the whole community. The Y and its business partners have put together an enjoyable event where participants can get out and socialize, join in fun competition, and burn off some extra energy.

Here are the details for this year's event

Tee-Off: The event will tee off with a noon Two-Person Golf Tournament on Friday, February 13. The tournament is limited to 36 two-person teams. The cost is $40 per team which includes a Hy-Vee box lunch for each team member. Register by contacting the YMCA at 641-673-8411. Lunch and flighted prizes are provided.

Open Golf: From 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday and again from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, enjoy open golf ($5 per person or $20 per family). Don’t forget to vote for the best hole design! The “Citizen’s Choice” trophy presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Middle School Teen Night: The course will then be closed for a Middle School Fun Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and it is open to all middle school youth in the county. The event theme is “FEAR FACTOR!” A student ID is required; the cost is $5. The Middle School Fun Night will include a mixture of fun opportunities and maybe a contest or two in addition to mini-putt golfing. Prizes and goodies will be available.

Event proceeds will go toward your Mahaska YMCA programs and scholarships. If you have questions or want to sign up for the two-person tournament, please call the Y, 641.673.8411. Visit and click on Winter Open from the news link in the main navigation bar to learn more and to see pictures from last year’s event.


3rd Annual Winter Open - A Success FORE the Y!

Cablevey Conveyors wins People's Choice for the second time by four votes!

Thanks to all the business sponsors for making the 3rd annual Osky Winter Open a success. This is a great opportunity for the whole community to come out and have some fun and get a break from the winter.

“We kicked off the event with a two-person team tournament on Friday. There was tough competition between the 15 teams. Participants enjoyed lunch provided by Hy-Vee, while awards were announced.” said committee member Matt Sherlock. The tournament winners were Eric Stout and Doug Cohrt with a 92. Trevor Vos and Cody Major shot a 96, which earned 2nd place. Chris Roach and Jason Shafer rounded out the Championship flight with a 102. First Flight winners were John Sterns & Brian Snitker shooting a 118 with 2nd and 3rd going to Ryan Bandstra & Jeff Swim and Tim Veiseth & Mattt Denbergen respectively. The 2nd Flight was captured by Lyton DeGroot & Joe Torrence with the teams of Kevin Wright & Malinda Ratliff and Stacy Bandy & Mary Cooksley rounding out the flight.

“Sponsors, golfers, mall merchants, and volunteers all had wonderful comments about the event. We are very pleased with the success,” said Dawn Collins, YMCA Executive Director. The tournament is a fun part of our fundraising campaign. We raise more than $17,000 from the event with proceeds going to support the Mahaska County YMCA. “The event is a great mix of fundraising and providing a fun community activity. The Y’s after school program played the course during a special field trip Friday afternoon. This was followed by the middle school night with over 130 kids participating in mini putt, bag toss, Just Dance, free throw shooting and hula hoop contests,” said Collins.

With a close race for the coveted People’s Choice award, Cablevey Conveyors squeaked out the win for the 2nd time. It was a very close race between Cablevey and ICI, the People’s Choice winner in 2012. “The competitive talk between the hole designers was fun to listen to. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings from our businesses,” said Linda Crookham-Hansen, Event Chair. “The event wouldn’t be what it is without support from our business community.”

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the event – sponsors, volunteers and community members who participated. But I especially thank the committee who put so much time and effort into planning and carrying out this event. The Y is fortunate to have so many people dedicated to our success,” said Collins.

Event proceeds will benefit the Mahaska YMCA’s efforts to enhance the Y with long overdue additions and updates. For more information about YMCA programs or to join the Y, click on the links in the navigation bar above or call at 641.673.8411.


MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA | 414 North Third Street | Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 | 641.673.8411