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2024 FVR Memorial
Men’s Golf Invitational 

June 21 – 22 – 23, 2024

This annual event is designed to bring players together for three days of competitive golf, great food, and friendship in a beautiful setting.  Contested in 2024 in honor of Donald Gaughenbaugh, each year those we honor in association with the FVR Memorial had a tremendous passion for and commitment to the game of golf. 

Donald Gaughenbaugh

Our 2024 Honoree

Quick-witted, creative thinker, exemplary problem solver, and colorful were among the qualities of this year’s event honoree Don Gaughenbaugh. A Frosty Valley member since 1983, Don was a Pittsburgh area native who graduated from Bloomsburg University where he met his match in a Coal Region girl, Kathleen, his wife of 42 years. Don served on FVCC’s board for several years, including as president, where his impact was significant, spearheading the transition to the current privately-owned Frosty Valley Resort. An accomplished businessman, his work experience began as an estimator in the industrial mining machinery industry. It progressed over nearly four decades with Kennedy Van Saun, Svedala, and culminated as President of Metso Minerals. Prior to retiring in 2015, managing both the company’s Pittsburgh and Danville offices concurrently, his extensive business travels took him throughout the U.S. and internationally to many countries including Finland, Brazil, India, China, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and South Africa. Don was also a seminar consultant at the Zeigler School of Business at Bloomsburg University where he enjoyed sharing his experience with students. In addition to being a voracious reader, he loved golf and the Pittsburgh Steelers. His greatest pleasure in life, however, was spending time with his wife, family, and friends. No better words could be used to describe Don than those of Greek politician and general Pericles… “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”


Play will be contested over the challenging David Gordon layout at The Golf Club at Frosty Valley Resort.  The Open Division will compete from both Purple/Orange Tees (6400 – 6675 yards), the Senior Division will compete from the Black Tees (5900 – 6100 yards), the Super Senior Division (65+ years of age) will compete from the White Tees (5300 – 5500 yards).  NOTE:  Both players on a team must compete from the same set of tees, utilizing the tees appropriate for the younger member of the team, if applicable.

Event Sponsor

Kathleen Gaughenbaugh

2024 Rules and Guidelines

Entry Fee

  • $440 per two-man team
  • Final deadline for all entries June 3, 2024 by 5pm
  • All entries must be submitted via the electronic entry form by clicking the “Register” link below
  • No entry will be accepted without an accompanying full entry fee via credit card
  • No entry fee will be refunded unless a request for refund is received by June 14, 2024, and the reason for the request is deemed appropriate by the Committee. A $100 fee will be retained by FVR if there is a full field and no replacement team can be found

Entry Fee Includes

  • Two practice rounds are permitted prior to the event after entry has been received and approved by FVR. Practice rounds must be scheduled in advance by calling the FVR Pro Shop (570-275-4700) and players must take a cart at a cost of $20 per player per round
  • FVR members in lieu of practice rounds, members receive 2 free 18-hole cart passes
  • Three tournament rounds of play (including cart)
  • Two meals provided each day
  • Prizes
  • Full use of Frosty Valley Resort facilities including range balls, club storage, and locker rooms.
  • Players may establish a FVR Charge Account for the weekend at registration on the tournament’s first day


  • Entries are limited to the first 96 teams
  • Entrants limited to male amateur competitors 16 years of age or older
  • Players on a team must play from the same tee


  • Play will be three rounds unless altered by the FVR Memorial Committee (“Committee”) based on unforeseen circumstances. There will be three divisions of play: Open, Senior (55-64 years of age), and Super Seniors (65+ years of age). Four-ball play (better ball of partners) will be contested in all divisions with a pair of two-man teams in each starting time each day. Starting times each day will commence from both the #1 and #10 tees as assigned by the Committee. After qualifying play in the first two days of competition, the entire field will be flighted within their divisions for the final day. The Committee reserves the right to adjust the number of teams in each flight to best ensure a competitive event and minimize stroke differential.
  • Morning tee times will be between 7:30am – 9:20am
  • Afternoon tee times will be between 12:20pm – 2:10pm




Two meals are provided each day. Players may choose from any two of Breakfast/Lunch/Buffet:

Breakfast: Served each day from 6:45am – 11am in Tent by Golf Shop

  • Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffin
  • Hash Brown Patties
  • Fruit Cup

Grab and Go Lunch: Served each day from 11am – 5pm in Tent by Golf Shop

  • Choice of:
    • Classic Cheeseburger on a Kaiser roll
    • Club Hoagie (turkey, ham, and cheese) on an Amoroso roll
    • Friday & Sunday: Fried chicken sandwich on a soft bun with tabsco aioli
    • Saturday: Grilled chicken, bacon, ceddar, BBQ sandwich on a Kaiser roll
  • Choice of Bag of chips or fries
  • Fruit Cup

Friday Night Buffet (Opens at 5pm):

  • Tossed Salad & Dinner Rolls
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Atlantic Cod with Caribbean Salsa
  • Honey Dijon Crusted Pork Loin
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Broccoli with Cheddar
  • Fried Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
  • Parmesan Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Assorted cookies & brownies

Saturday Night Buffet (Opens at 5pm):

  • Tossed Salad & Dinner Rolls
  • Carved Prime Rib w/ Au Jus & Horseradish
  • Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu with Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Green Beans & Red Onions in Garlic Butter
  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Peanut Butter Candy Explosion Cake

New for 2024: Add a Plus 1 for Friday night, Saturday night, or Both!

2024 Registration Details Here!

The field is limited to 96 teams, and has at this time filled. Waitlist entries are welcome below and will be contacted should teams be unable to attend.

2024 Sponsors