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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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Mount Vernon’s Jim Troy Repeats In NOPGA Assistants Championship

By Tim Rogers, Northern Ohio PGA Contributor / September 3, 2019

Jim Troy admits to having an affinity for old-style, traditional golf courses. The assistant pro at Mount Vernon Country Club proved it Wednesday when he cruised to a six-shot victory in the NOPGA Assistant Championship at the Mayfield Campus of Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club. Troy was the only player in the 34-man field to…

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Another Stone Emerges Victorious As Mike Stone Wins Northern Ohio PGA Professional Championship

By Tim Rogers, Northern Ohio PGA Contributor / August 28, 2019

We’ve heard it thousands of times from pros and amateurs alike and it rarely gets debated. Fairways and greens. It might sound cliché-ish and border on the mundane, but fairways and greens rarely lose a tournament. That was the plan Perrysburg’s Mike Stone plotted for himself at the start of the week and it paid…

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Steve Stone Wins Northern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Championship

By Lynn Plaisance / August 9, 2019

BRANDYWINE PRO STEVE STONE RALLIES TO WIN NORTHERN OHIO SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Brandywine Country pro Steve Stone fired a final-round five-under 67 on Friday to win the Northern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Championship at Oberlin Golf Club. Stone, of Perrysburg, finished the 36-hole event at 8-under 136 for a come-from-behind, one-shot victory over defending…

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GANGLUFF WINS SECOND OHIO OPEN TITLE WITH STIRRING RALLY AND PLAYOFF BIRDIE

By Lynn Plaisance / June 30, 2019

Dramatic finishes are not uncommon in the Davey Tree/Minute Men Ohio Open. The 98th version of the event — presented by Pyramid Testing & Meritech – was one for the ages, however, as 43-year-old Stephen Gangluff roared from behind to win in a 3-man playoff on Wednesday at The Weymouth Club. Gangluff, of Delaware, shot…

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NOPGA Section Foundation Smucker’s Pro 3 Am Benefited North East Ohio Charities

By Lynn Plaisance / June 20, 2019

A beautiful day, a pristine golf course and three deserving charities. It doesn’t get much better than that. And, that’s how it was during the Professional Golfers Association Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation Pro 3 Am Day on the North Course at Firestone Country Club. The Stow-based team of professional Tyler McHugh, Chet Feldman, Cody…

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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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