15th Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic

July 18, 2023

The Otesaga Resort Hotel
National Baseball Hall of Fame



Join fellow golf and baseball enthusiasts for The Business Council’s 15th Annual Member Golf Classic! Attendees will experience unrivaled play on the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course, the world-class hospitality of The Otesaga Resort Hotel, mingle with our award winning broadcaster, and experience American history at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, all in Cooperstown, New York. Following a day of golf, competition and camaraderie, relax and network at The Otesaga during our 19th hole awards reception. Then, join our state’s business leaders on a quaint trolley ride from The Otesaga to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There, you will be treated to a first-class dessert reception, private access to the Hall of Fame Gallery, and hear from our guest of honor, Tim Kurkjian!


Photo of Tim Kurkjian

Tim Kurkjian | 2022 BBWAA Career Excellence Award Winner

Born in Bethesda, Md., Kurkjian went to Walter Johnson High School and received a degree in journalism at the University of Maryland in 1978. He worked as a writer/reporter for The Washington Star, The Dallas Morning News and The Baltimore Sun from 1978-1989. Kurkjian also worked for eight years as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. The last 25 years, he has been a baseball writer/reporter/analyst at ESPN. He has covered baseball for 43 years.

On December 7, 2021, Kurkjian was named the recipient of the Career Excellence Award from The Baseball Writers Association of America and was officially awarded during the induction ceremonies for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in July, 2022.

Tim Kurkjian, age 66, is Husband to Kathy, Father to Kelly (31) and Jeff (29), and Grandfather to Carson (2).

Read more about Tim Kurkjian


10:30 a.m.
Registration | Leatherstocking Golf Course
11:30 a.m.
Lunch | Clubhouse Patio
12:30 p.m.
Shotgun Start (scramble format)
6:00 p.m.
19th Hole Reception | The Otesaga Resort Hotel
7:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception | Baseball Hall of Fame
Featuring Tim Kurkjian 


FEES AND PACKAGES Before 7/10/23 After 7/10/23
Member $375 $425
Non-Member $475 $525
Receptions Only (Member Price)
Receptions Only (Non-Member Price)
Foursome $1,475 $1,575
Bogey - Foursome, Tee & Flag $1,875 $1,975

Price includes lunch, greens fees, carts, attendance to both dinner reception and dessert reception, plus on course contests and more!


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds after Monday, July 10. In the event of rain, evening events will still be held.


From tee signs to scorecards, from trolleys to ice cream – there’s something for everyone when it comes to sponsorship opportunities this year. Our diverse menu of sponsorships provides you with a plethora of opportunities to give your business tremendous exposure. Put your name and logo on all the golf carts or even the souvenir photo frames!

Take advantage of the Bogey-Foursome discount and get a tee sign and flag. Foursome discount includes lunch, carts, greens fees, and evening events for all four golfers. Bring your clients or colleagues.

Our members come from all across the state and represent all industries. No other organization gives you the opportunity to spend time with the caliber of members that we do. Whether it’s lunch, photos, wine at dinner, or the transportation to the Hall of Fame, your sponsorship matters and makes a big impact.


Have a sponsorship idea or question? Contact Maribeth Riley [email protected].

19th Hole Dinner Reception Sponsor
Recognition as a sponsor of Post Golf Reception, which will include food stations, cocktails, lots of networking and our guest of honor. 


Beverage Cart
Cold beverages on the course are a major part of any productive round of golf!


Ben & Jerry's
What better way to help everyone cool down than by providing them with ice cream on the course? 


Photo Booth
Help golfers capture lasting memories by sponsoring our photo booth!


Dessert Reception
Recognition as a sponsor of the Dessert Reception at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Opportunity to introduce our Guest Speaker.


All guests will thank you for providing them with lunch before they hit the links.



Everyone will have a scorecard in their cart all day, why not go along for the ride?

Wine @ Reception
After a long day on the course, guests will unwind with a nice glass of wine, thanks to you!
Reception Slide Show
Everyone will see your logo while looking for their pictures from the day!

Promotional Giveaway
Give each golfer a special gift with your logo! Golf towels or golf balls are just a few ideas that every golfer will love getting.


Golf Carts
Your logo front and center on every golf cart used throughout the tournament. 


Hydration Station
When guests need a drink of water before hitting the links, it's your logo they'll see.


Registration Tent
Every guest has to check-in! Great way for your company to get solid exposure.


Be our transportation sponsor as we head to and from the Hall of Fame after dinner. 


1st or 10th Flag or Tee Sign
The 1st & 10th greens are an ideal place to display your logo!


Tee Sign
Your logo will be featured on the tee box (Exact hole TBD). 


Your logo will wave proudly in the wind on one of the Leatherstocking's beautiful greens.



The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326

  • Please call the Reservations Office 866-494-0085 Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (hours may vary). To get the special rate you must mention the Business Council and the dates.
  • Hotel reservation deadline is Friday, June 2, 2023. Please be sure to make your reservation by this date, as block of rooms will be released after that date and the discounted room rate may not be available.
  • Please note that if you would like to make a reservation for Monday night, please contact the hotel by phone, as that evening is not available online.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations between the booking date and 30 days prior to arrival will incur a $55 administrative fee per room. Failure to arrive on the confirmed arrival date will result in the cancellation of your entire stay and the forfeiture of your deposit. Reservations are non-refundable 30 days prior to arrival and subject to a cancellation of the full stay and tax. Current state and local sales tax will apply to all room rate charges. Please note that this is a new policy for The Otesaga that will be strictly adhered to by the hotel.

Contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or 800.358.1202

Register early and make your hotel reservations. We expect to sell out! 


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