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Mallard Creek Wins PGA Jr. League Section Qualifier

By Lynn Plaisance / August 19, 2019

Some of Northeast Ohio’s youngest and brightest stars were on display Sunday at Eagle Creek Golf Club. It is guaranteed you will be reading their names in the future, once they enter high school and beyond. A team representing Mallard Creek Golf Club continued the club’s winning ways by capturing the Northern Ohio PGA Junior…

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Steve Stone Wins Northern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Championship

By Lynn Plaisance / August 9, 2019

BRANDYWINE PRO STEVE STONE RALLIES TO WIN NORTHERN OHIO SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Brandywine Country pro Steve Stone fired a final-round five-under 67 on Friday to win the Northern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Championship at Oberlin Golf Club. Stone, of Perrysburg, finished the 36-hole event at 8-under 136 for a come-from-behind, one-shot victory over defending…

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GANGLUFF WINS SECOND OHIO OPEN TITLE WITH STIRRING RALLY AND PLAYOFF BIRDIE

By Lynn Plaisance / June 30, 2019

Dramatic finishes are not uncommon in the Davey Tree/Minute Men Ohio Open. The 98th version of the event — presented by Pyramid Testing & Meritech – was one for the ages, however, as 43-year-old Stephen Gangluff roared from behind to win in a 3-man playoff on Wednesday at The Weymouth Club. Gangluff, of Delaware, shot…

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NOPGA Section Foundation Smucker’s Pro 3 Am Benefited North East Ohio Charities

By Lynn Plaisance / June 20, 2019

A beautiful day, a pristine golf course and three deserving charities. It doesn’t get much better than that. And, that’s how it was during the Professional Golfers Association Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation Pro 3 Am Day on the North Course at Firestone Country Club. The Stow-based team of professional Tyler McHugh, Chet Feldman, Cody…

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Sowards Wins Ohio Senior Open

By Lynn Plaisance / May 29, 2019

FINAL ROUND 63 GIVES SOWARDS OHIO SENIOR OPEN TITLE Tim Rogers Northern Ohio PGA Contributor AKRON: Dublin pro Bob Sowards blitzed the field and the West Course at Firestone Country Club on Thursday with a final-round 7-under 63 to win the 34th Michelob Ultra/1-888-OhioComp Ohio Senior Open by two shots. Sowards, playing in the Senior…

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Powell Named At-Large Director by PGA of America

By Lynn Plaisance / April 4, 2019

PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell, the PGA Head Professional at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, has been elected the first at-large director of the PGA of America Board of Directors. Powell, 72, is a member of the PGA Hall of Fame and serves on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. She…

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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 Lynn Plaisance / 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 Lynn Plaisance / 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 Lynn Plaisance / 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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