Winter Open


As a part of our Osky Winter Open event that we held on February 13 & 14, Cablevey won the People’s Choice award for the best hole of the tournament. Congratulations! Pictured from right to left: Caleb Stout (Industrial Engineering Technician), Will Anderson (Industrial Engineering Technician), David Phelps (YMCA Director who is presenting the trophy), Brandee Francisco (Agriculture Engineering Technician) and Bob Owen (Engineering Technician Manager). These gentleman are a great bunch of guys and travel worldwide for Cablevey.



The Mahaska County YMCA held the 4th annual Osky Winter Open February 13 & 14 kicking the event off with a two-person team tournament at noon. There were 13 teams that participated, and all enjoyed a box lunch provided by Hy-Vee while awards were announced. The tournament winners were:

1st Place: Eric Stout and Doug Cohrt - 97
2nd Place: Jake Edmundson and Chris Weber - 105
3rd Place: Chris Roach and Jason Shafer - 107.
First Flight Winners: Andy Hotek  and Tim Scott - 110
2nd Place Tie: Zach Pease & Steve VanZee and Kent Peterson & Mary Ruffridge - 113

Following the tournament, 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 128 students participating in mini putt along with many other games and activities. At the conclusion of the event on Saturday, the People’s Choice award was awarded to Cablevey Conveyors for the 3rd time in a row.

“We are very pleased with the success,” said David Phelps, YMCA Executive Director. "The Osky Winter Open has become an annual highlight on the YMCA event calendar, and the tournament is a fund part of our fundraising campaign. It’s truly a great opportunity for youth, teens and adults in the community to have some fun during the long winter months, while raising funds for the YMCA,” said Kristen Bandy, committee chair. “The event could not succeed without the many businesses who sponsor holes, putting their creative energy and genius on display. The event is growing because the players and sponsors are having fun and believe in the Y mission.”

“I would like to thank all of our sponsors and the efforts of our dedicated volunteer committee for all of their help with this event. A special thanks to Kristen Bandy for her organization of this event, and to Mike Gipple for his tireless help at coordinating the holes and construction expertise. The Mahaska County YMCA is fortunate to have the support of so many people in our community,” said Phelps. All of the proceeds of this event will go to support the Mahaska County YMCA.



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