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Drive Chip and Putt Update – Qualifying Cancelled, National Finals Rescheduled

By Lynn Plaisance / March 27, 2020

UPDATE REGARDING THE DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT NATIONAL FINALS AND 2020-21 QUALIFYING SEASON AUGUSTA, Ga. – On March 13, it was announced that the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had been postponed due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19. After thoughtful deliberation, and with the guidance of public health experts, the Founding…

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COVID-19 Updates

By Lynn Plaisance / March 20, 2020

Helping Our Golf Community Navigate COVID-19 Our COVID-19 page provides the latest news and resources to help our Members and golf community plan, prepare, and respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. Section News NOPGA & SOPGA Video Conference Call – April 7, 2020 A NOPGA & SOPGA Sections Video Conference Call was held on Tuesday, April…

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Remembering Gino Zavarella, Sr.

By Tim Rogers, Northern Ohio PGA Contributor / March 20, 2020

He was an astute businessman, an innovator, a manufacturer and a pioneer of sorts. He was a golfer. He was a husband and a father and a grandfather. He was a giver, never a taker. Above all, Gino Zavarella was a friend. And, local golf, from the juniors to the seniors and amateurs to the…

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NOPGA Professionals Donated 420 Lessons!

By Lynn Plaisance / February 20, 2020

The Professional Golfers Association is known world-wide for its generosity and charitable contributions and the Northern Ohio Section upheld that tradition at the recent North Coast Golf Show at the IX Center in Cleveland. Simply, it’s called giving back. Approximately 25 members of the NOPGA either participated in the organization’s annual free 10-minute golf lessons…

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Drive Chip & Putt

By Lynn Plaisance / January 31, 2020

The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for 2020-2021 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is now officially open. Drive, Chip and Putt is a fun and free youth golf development initiative for junior golfers of all skill and ability levels, aimed at sparking a lifelong interest in the game. The…

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David Griffith Named NOPGA Executive Director

By Lynn Plaisance / January 29, 2020

The Northern Ohio PGA announces the retirement of Executive Director Dominic Antenucci, PGA, and Junior Golf Director Eileen Antenucci after 20 and 19 years of service in those positions, respectively. During their tenure with the Northern Ohio PGA, the pair strengthened and grew the Section in a number of ways, and embodied its mission to…

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Windmill Golf Center to Provide Five Great options for Winter-Long Golf Camps

By Brad Sims / November 22, 2019

Windmill Golf Center in Macedonia will host the NOPGA Junior Winter Golf Camps starting in early-February, and it’s time for players ages 11-18 years to register. A choice of two-hour time slots are available during each Camp day across a nine-week session starting Feb 8th or 9th. The final session in April includes an 18-hole tournament round. Junior…

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Renee Powell Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

By Lynn Plaisance / November 19, 2019

In case you missed it over the weekend, NOPGA & PGA Hall of Famer Renee Powell was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. The feature highlights Renee’s mission to make the game inclusive for all, especially her work with women veterans participating in Clearview HOPE. Click Here for video. In its eighth year, Clearview HOPE has…

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Mount Vernon’s Jim Troy Repeats In NOPGA Assistants Championship

By Tim Rogers, Northern Ohio PGA Contributor / September 3, 2019

Jim Troy admits to having an affinity for old-style, traditional golf courses. The assistant pro at Mount Vernon Country Club proved it Wednesday when he cruised to a six-shot victory in the NOPGA Assistant Championship at the Mayfield Campus of Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club. Troy was the only player in the 34-man field to…

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Another Stone Emerges Victorious As Mike Stone Wins Northern Ohio PGA Professional Championship

By Tim Rogers, Northern Ohio PGA Contributor / August 28, 2019

We’ve heard it thousands of times from pros and amateurs alike and it rarely gets debated. Fairways and greens. It might sound cliché-ish and border on the mundane, but fairways and greens rarely lose a tournament. That was the plan Perrysburg’s Mike Stone plotted for himself at the start of the week and it paid…

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