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The J.M. Smucker Company Renews Sponsorship

By Lynn Plaisance / May 22, 2019

Founding Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation Sponsor, The J.M. Smucker Company has renewed its 2019 sponsorship of the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation. The Northern Ohio PGA and the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation thank The J.M. Smucker Company for its continued support of our mission to make the community a better place through golf…

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Moss Competing In Senior PGA Championship

By Lynn Plaisance / May 22, 2019

Rob Moss, Pepper Pike Club, is among 35 PGA Club Professionals competing in the 156-player field of the 80th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which opens play Thursday at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. They are led by reigning Senior PGA Professional Champion Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio (front row, fifth from left).…

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Ohio Senior Open

By Lynn Plaisance / April 29, 2019

The Northern Ohio PGA is now accepting applications for the 34th Michelob Ultra/1-888-OhioComp Ohio Senior Open May 29-30 – Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH – West Course – Main Senior Division for Golfers 50 years of age and older | Super Senior Division for Golfers 60 years of age and older Click Here to register…

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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 The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open on 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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Windmill Golf Center Junior Winter Golf Camps for 2019

By Lynn Plaisance / November 12, 2018

Windmill Golf Center will be conducting Junior Winter Golf Camps once again in 2019. The purpose of these camps are to provide juniors with a positive and fun learning environment so that they can flourish under the direction of experienced, motivated and highly skilled instructors while having a memorable time. Junior Campers will be instructed…

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Cory Kumpf Awarded Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

By Lynn Plaisance / November 9, 2018

Cory Kumpf has earned the award of Assistant Golf Professional of the Year at the Northern Ohio PGA Section Fall Meeting at Westfield Center on October 28th, 2018. Cory is currently in his ninth year as an Assistant Golf Professional at Brookside Country Club in Canton, Ohio. While at Brookside Country Club, Cory has evolved…

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