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FINALLLY! A major event on the golf scene on the tee; 35th Ohio Senior Open set for Firestone West

By NOPGA Webmaster / June 5, 2020

Seven men have been able to win both the Ohio Open and the Ohio Senior Open during their careers. No one has been able to do it in the same year. Enter Bob Sowards. Sowards, the Director of Instruction at the Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club in suburban Columbus, has more in his range-finder than…

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NOPGA Announces Date Change & Opens Registration for Michelob Ultra Ohio Senior Open

By Lynn Plaisance / April 15, 2020

With the state’s current stay at home order in effect through April, The Northern Ohio PGA has decided to reschedule the Michelob Ultra Ohio Senior Open to June 10th and 11th. Applications are now being accepted for the 35th Michelob Ultra Ohio Senior Open. This year’s tournament will once again take place on Firestone Country…

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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 COVID-19 NOPGA Facility Playbook for Safe Operations Information contained in this operational playbook is for general education and knowledge. It is not designed…

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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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