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Mallard Creek All-Stars Taking Fourth Consecutive Trip to PGA Jr. League Championship

By Lynn Plaisance / September 17, 2018

(Story Courtesy: The Mallard Creek All-Stars are Championship-bound for the fourth year in a row! Captain Jim Wise, PGA, and Coach Chris Reed have led their All-Stars to victory again, complete with five returning 2017 All-Star team members. In the Saturday morning session, the Northern Ohio PGA Section Champion Mallard Creek All-Stars captured their…

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Match Play Champions Crowned!

By Lynn Plaisance / September 7, 2018

Northern Ohio PGA crowned its 2018 Denny Shute Memorial Match Play Champions on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Portage Country Club. Denny Shute won 3 Major Championships in the 1930’s. Shute was the Golf Professional at Portage Country Club from 1945-1972. The Northern Ohio PGA honors his memory by hosting our last major of the…

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Casey Schrader is 2018 Northern Ohio PGA Section Champion!

By Lynn Plaisance / August 29, 2018

Casey Schrader, Pepper Pike Club, led the field all three days of the Northern Ohio PGA Professional Championship at Chagrin Valley Country Club, August 27-29, 2018. He went into today’s final round with a six stroke lead over his nearest competitors. He didn’t finish with his strongest round; shooting a 73 today, but it was…

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Honorary Member George Sweda Awarded The Journalism Award

By Lynn Plaisance / August 24, 2018

The Northern Ohio PGA Section would like to congratulate Honorary Member, George Sweda, on receiving the inaugural Journalism Award from the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Sweda accepted the award during the Ambassador of Golf Ceremony before the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational on August 1. The Journalism Award recognizes Sweda for his more than 30-year…

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Mallard Creek Wins Inaugural NOPGA PGA Jr. League Section Championship

By Lynn Plaisance / August 20, 2018

After a weekend of exemplary play from 130 Northern Ohio junior golfers, the Mallard Creek team came out on top to win the Inaugural NOPGA PGA Jr. League Section Championship. 13 All-Star teams (Akron, Toledo 2, Youngstown, Mallard Creek, Cleveland East 1, Cleveland South East 1, Cleveland East 2, Cleveland West 2, Cleveland South East…

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Gary Robison Is 5-Time NOPGA Senior PGA Professional Champion!

By Lynn Plaisance / August 17, 2018

In a historic win, Gary Robison from Brookside CC became the Northern Ohio PGA Senior Professional Champion for a record fifth time. Robison posted a final round 2 under par 70 to finish at -7 (143). Steve Parker from Portage CC finished 2nd after posting a tournament low -6 (66). With the victory Gary Robison…

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University of St. Andrews names residence hall in tribute to PGA Hall-of-Famer Renee Powell

By Lynn Plaisance / August 16, 2018

Story & Photo Courtesy: PGA of America – The University of St. Andrews will honor PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell of East Canton, Ohio, and British journalist Katharine Whitehorn by naming a residence hall after each of them. Powell and Whitehorn are being recognized for their inspiration in diversity in golf and the advancement of women…

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Jaysen Hansen Competing In 100th PGA Championship!

By Lynn Plaisance / August 8, 2018

Northern Ohio PGA Golf Professional Jaysen Hansen, Head Golf Professional at Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio is joining the deepest all-professional field of the year when he competes in the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. Hansen’s tee times are: Round 1 (Thursday, August 9): 12:37 pm – Round 2 (Friday, August 10):…

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Stephen Gangluff Is Ohio Open Champion!

By Lynn Plaisance / July 15, 2018

Stephen Gangluff (Delaware, OH) opened his 2018 Davey Tree/Minute Men Ohio Open campaign on a torrid pace at Fox Meadow Country Club where he shot an 8 under 64. This fast start paired with another great round of 66 on Tuesday at Weymouth Country Club put him at 14 under and in a strong position…

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Clearview HOPE Receives $2,500 Donation

By Lynn Plaisance / July 6, 2018

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation hosted its Inaugural Smucker’s Pro 3 Am on July 5, 2018 at Firestone Country Club (North Course) to benefit the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation and Clearview HOPE. Due to the generosity of the Title Sponsor, Smucker’s, and the 128 participants who supported the event, as well as, the…

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