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Two $10,000 Scholarships given at Inaugural Kenny Novak Pro-Junior-3 Am Scholarship Day

By NOPGA Webmaster / July 27, 2021

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation awarded two graduating high school seniors with $10,000 scholarships to pursue their higher education today. The inaugural Kenny Novak Pro-Junior-3 Am was successful in raising funds towards next year’s scholarship winners. The family of George Balog donated the funds for the first year’s scholarships. Eighteen teams participated in a…

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Jake McBride Is The 100th Ohio Open Champion!

By NOPGA Webmaster / July 2, 2021

WESTFIELD CENTER: He contended with multiple weather-related and frustrating suspensions that can derail a man’s momentum faster than a double-bogey. He bested a talented and deep field — the largest in the century-old event — and dissolved the enigma of never having won as a professional. He dealt with changing course conditions that can alter…

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By NOPGA Webmaster / July 1, 2021

WESTFIELD CENTER: Two-time champion Justin Lower added a 6-under 64 in his second round Wednesday and is the leader in the clubhouse of the rain-plagued 100th Ohio Open at Westfield Country Club. Leaderboard Torrential rain, brisk winds and occasional flashes of lightning caused suspension of the tournament for the second straight day with play expected…

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By NOPGA Webmaster / June 30, 2021

WESTFIELD CENTER: Uniontown’s Jake McBride beat the weather, the golf course and the players that finished before stormy weather caused a suspension of play at the 100th Ohio Open at Westfield Country Club. Full Results of Round 1 McBride, 26, rode a hot putter to an 8-under 62 on Westfield’s North Course to take the…

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Northern Ohio PGA Section Announces Emily Koehler as New PGA Works Fellow!

By NOPGA Webmaster / June 11, 2021

The Northern Ohio PGA is excited to welcome Emily Koehler to our Staff as the new NOPGA Works Fellow. PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative, designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce. Funded by PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA WORKS leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events, and the…

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By NOPGA Webmaster / May 29, 2021

AKRON: Call this one “Dancing In The Rain with Bob Sowards.” That’s what the Dublin-based Sowards did during both rounds of the 36th Michelob Ultra Ohio Senior Championship on the Fazio Course of Firestone Country Club. Complete Results Call it whatever you like . . . a waltz, the Twist or the boogie-woogie . .…

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McHugh Wins Club Car/Pepsi Stroke Play #2

By NOPGA Webmaster / May 25, 2021

  Club Walden swept the field in the second Northern Ohio PGA stroke play event of the 2021 season. In the Championship Division, Tyler McHugh shot a bogey-free 64, tying the course record at Barrington on his way to winning by three shots. When asked about his round, Tyler said, “22 putts was all it took and I…

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McGuire Wins Stableford Stroke Play #1

By NOPGA Webmaster / May 18, 2021

Pepper Pike Club’s Sean McGuire took home the Championship prize with a total of 32 Stableford points, while 1899 Golf’s Gary Rusnak, PGA was the winner of the Senior Division with a total of 27 points in the Northern Ohio PGA’s Club Car / Pepsi Stableford Stroke Play #1 at Elyria Country Club. For full story, visit

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NOPGA Announces Its 2021 Tournament Schedule!

By NOPGA Webmaster / April 14, 2021

100TH PLAYING OF OHIO OPEN, NEW WOMEN’S EVENT HIGHLIGHT 75TH SEASON WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH. – The playing of the 100th Ohio Open and a new event specifically for women highlight the 2021 schedule of the Northern Ohio Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America. The NOPGA’s 75th season gets underway on April 19 at Firestone Country Club and includes more than 30…

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Drive Chip and Putt Registration Now Open

By NOPGA Webmaster / March 1, 2021

The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for 2021 -2022 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is now open on Local qualifying begins May 1, 2021, and will continue throughout the summer with 330 events in all 50 states for boys and girls, ages 7-15. The full schedule of qualifying…

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