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Sowards Wins Ohio Senior Open

By Lynn Plaisance / May 29, 2019

FINAL ROUND 63 GIVES SOWARDS OHIO SENIOR OPEN TITLE Tim Rogers Northern Ohio PGA Contributor AKRON: Dublin pro Bob Sowards blitzed the field and the West Course at Firestone Country Club on Thursday with a final-round 7-under 63 to win the 34th Michelob Ultra/1-888-OhioComp Ohio Senior Open by two shots. Sowards, playing in the Senior…

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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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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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Jack McKelvey Earns Golf Professional of the Year

By Lynn Plaisance / November 9, 2018

Jack McKelvey has earned the prestigious award of Golf Professional of the Year at the Northern Ohio PGA Section Fall Meeting at Westfield Center on October 28th, 2018. As the Head Professional at The Country Club since 1993, McKelvey has had quite an impressive resume. In 2008, he was on the PGA President’s Council on Growing…

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Brad Apple, Randy Iceman Inducted into NOPGA Hall of Fame

By Lynn Plaisance / November 6, 2018

Brad Apple, PGA and Randy Iceman, PGA were inducted into the Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame during an official awards ceremony on October 22, 2018 at Westfield Country Club’s Cary Blair Center in Westfield Center, Ohio.   Brad Apple became a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 1991. He is currently the COO/Director of…

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Team Ohio is One of Twelve Regional All-Star Teams set to compete in the 2018 PGA Jr. League Championship.

By Brad Sims / November 6, 2018

The PGA Jr. League Championship will be hosted at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AR., November 16-19. All of PGA Junior League would not be possible without the help of our Presenting Sponsor: NATIONAL CAR RENTAL For information about PGA Junior League for the 2019 season CLICK HERE Each of the last two years, PGA…

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