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Herb Page To Retire From Kent State

By Lynn Plaisance / March 8, 2019

Legendary Kent State Golf Coach and Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame Member, Herb Page announced yesterday during a press conference that he will retire at the end of this season. Jon Mills will become Head Coach. Page has coached the Golden Flashes since 1977, building the men’s golf program into one of the nation’s…

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NOPGA Spring Meeting

By Lynn Plaisance / March 6, 2019

The Northern Ohio PGA Spring Meeting & Education Seminar is scheduled for Monday, March 18 at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio. Registration begins at 8:00 am with Business Meeting starting at 9:00 am.Honored guests include John Lindert, PGA of America Secretary; Allen Wronowski, PGA of America Past President and current Folds of Honor Director of…

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Drive Chip & Putt

By Lynn Plaisance / March 6, 2019

Registration Is Now Open For Drive, Chip And Putt Qualifiers. Parents Can Register Their Junior Golfers, Get More Information at DriveChipandPutt.com The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open on DriveChipandPutt.com. This fun, free and nationwide youth golf development initiative invites…

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NOPGA Conducted 500 Free Lessons

By Brooke Morgan / February 25, 2019

Northern Ohio PGA Professional conducted 500 free 10-minute lessons during the 2019 North Coast Golf Show which was held February 15-17 at the Cleveland IX Center. The North Coast Golf Show is the year’s largest presentation of equipment, apparel and accessories in the Northern Ohio region. This year, the NOPGA section offered local golf fans…

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Page New Inductee into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

By Brooke Morgan / January 10, 2019

OAKVILLE, ONT. (Golf Canada) – The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum today announced that amateur and professional golf standout, Rod Spittle, as well as celebrated collegiate golf coach Herb Page have been selected for 2019 induction into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Spittle, 63, from Niagara Falls, Ont., will be inducted in…

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Powell Family Receives GCSAA Award

By Brooke Morgan / November 27, 2018

PGA Magazine – January 2019 Issue Northern Ohio Section Congratulations to the Powell Family for Receiving the GCSAA’s 2019 Old Tom Morris Award The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) will honor the entire Powell family—Dr. Bill Powell, Marcella Powell, Lawrence Powell and Dr. Renee Powell, PGA—with the 2019 Old Tom Morris Award. This…

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Windmill Golf Center Junior Winter Golf Camps for 2019

By Brooke Morgan / November 12, 2018

Windmill Golf Center will be conducting Junior Winter Golf Camps once again in 2019. The purpose of these camps are to provide juniors with a positive and fun learning environment so that they can flourish under the direction of experienced, motivated and highly skilled instructors while having a memorable time. Junior Campers will be instructed…

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Cory Kumpf Awarded Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

By Brooke Morgan / November 9, 2018

Cory Kumpf has earned the award of Assistant Golf Professional of the Year at the Northern Ohio PGA Section Fall Meeting at Westfield Center on October 28th, 2018. Cory is currently in his ninth year as an Assistant Golf Professional at Brookside Country Club in Canton, Ohio. While at Brookside Country Club, Cory has evolved…

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Jack McKelvey Earns Golf Professional of the Year

By Brooke Morgan / November 9, 2018

Jack McKelvey has earned the prestigious award of Golf Professional of the Year at the Northern Ohio PGA Section Fall Meeting at Westfield Center on October 28th, 2018. As the Head Professional at The Country Club since 1993, McKelvey has had quite an impressive resume. In 2008, he was on the PGA President’s Council on Growing…

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Brad Apple, Randy Iceman Inducted into NOPGA Hall of Fame

By Brooke Morgan / November 6, 2018

Brad Apple, PGA and Randy Iceman, PGA were inducted into the Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame during an official awards ceremony on October 22, 2018 at Westfield Country Club’s Cary Blair Center in Westfield Center, Ohio.   Brad Apple became a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 1991. He is currently the COO/Director of…

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