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NOPGA Honors Members With 2020 Section Awards

By NOPGA Webmaster / November 4, 2020

There is more to being a golf professional than having the ability to play the game at a higher level. That is a given for the members of the Northern Ohio Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Each year, the NOPGA recognizes its members and associates who have made significant contributions to the…

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Dietz, Robison and Powers Prevail in Denny Shute Memorial Match Play

By NOPGA Webmaster / October 21, 2020

AKRON: Randy Dietz won by closing with a flourish. Gary Robison won with a mid-round surge. John Powers won by holding steady over the final five holes. Different divisions, different paths, same finishes. Click Here For Complete Brackets and Event Info That’s how it went Wednesday in the Denny Shute Memorial Match Play Championship at…

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Stocking Caps Were the Fashion of the Day During Closing Rounds of Denny Shute Memorial Match Play Championship

By NOPGA Webmaster / October 21, 2020

AKRON: It was cold enough to make stocking caps the fashion of the day, the fairways were beyond wet and a recent aeration left the greens with a texture resembling a miniature speed bump. All that was missing during Tuesday’s playing of the Denny Shute Memorial Match Play Championship was a stiff, swirling wind. Remarkably,…

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Randy Dietz, Rob Moss Set to Defend Titles in Denny Shute Match Play Championship at Portage

By NOPGA Webmaster / October 17, 2020

Warrensville Heights, Ohio: Randy Dietz and Rob Moss each will attempt to win their second consecutive titles when the 46th Denny Shute Match Play Championships begin Monday at Portage Country Club. Event Info & Match Play Brackets Dietz, a Teaching Golf Professional at Windmill Golf Center, won the Regular Division title in 2019 en route…

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North Rises Again! Ohio Cup Champions For The Fourth Consecutive Season

By NOPGA Webmaster / October 7, 2020

AKRON: It was both surprising and complete. It was about both pride and, in some ways, atonement. And, few can doubt that it was impactful. A stunning rally during Wednesday’s 16 singles matches lifted the Northern Ohio PGA Section (NOPGA) to its fourth straight victory in the Ohio Cup Matches on the South Course of…

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Northern Ohio Rallies From 3-Point Deficit But Still Trails By One In 24th Ohio Cup

By NOPGA Webmaster / October 7, 2020

AKRON: After a disappointing morning round the Northern Ohio PGA Section (NOPGA) team rallied strong in the afternoon segment in the 24th annual Ohio Cup Matches on the South Course of Firestone Country Club. Still, there will be an uphill climb today when the event concludes with 16 singles matches to determine if the NOPGA…

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NOPGA Members Raise Pledges of Over $55,000 in Inaugural Smucker’s Birdies for Charity Event

By NOPGA Webmaster / September 30, 2020

AURORA: It was a gesture of generosity. It was a display of camaraderie. All in the spirit of playing it forward. And, in the end it was a great day of golf and a great day for golf and the charities the game supports. That’s the way it was on Monday (September 28) at Barrington…

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Jim Troy Holds on and Gary Rusnak Finishes Strong in Demanding Mitchell-Haskell Tour Championship

By NOPGA Webmaster / September 22, 2020

A CONTRAST IN METHODS Jim Troy holds on and Gary Rusnak finishes strong in demanding Mitchell-Haskell Tour Championship Pepper Pike: It doesn’t matter how you get it done as long as you get it done. Jim Troy can attest to that. One near-disastrous hole early in a round is not nearly as decisive as closing…

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McHugh Goes Hunting For Deer. But Discovered Birdies Will Do.

By NOPGA Webmaster / September 8, 2020

AURORA: Fox Den Golf Course’s Tyler McHugh has a passion for hunting. McHugh usually sets his sights on big deer – the 8-point variety – but he turned his attention to a much smaller, but more lucrative, target on Tuesday at Club Walden during the 36-hole NOPGA National Car Rental Assistants Championship. Click Here For…

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Jaysen Hansen’s Rally From Five Shots Back Clinches NOPGA Professional Championship

By NOPGA Webmaster / August 26, 2020

MANSFIELD: He thought he would have to shoot an incredible round to win. As it turned out, it only took a superb round to make Beechmont Head Golf Professional Jaysen Hansen the Northern Ohio PGA Professional Championship winner. Click Here For Full Results Hansen shot a final-round 4-under 68 – the lowest round of the…

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