Kenny Novak Scholarship Day

July 29, 2024 at Club Walden - 12:30 Shotgun Start

Proceeds from this day will support the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation. Our main initiative from this event is to raise money to help financially deserving junior golfers pay for their college education. In 2021, 2022, we provided two juniors with a $10,000 scholarship divided over four years.  In 2023, we were able to give $27,000 worth of funding. With funds raised from this year's event, we will fund 2024's scholarship recipients. Thank you for helping make the golf community a better place in Northern Ohio!

george balog, ben and rachel

Pictured to the left are Section Foundation Scholarship Benefactor, George Balog (Center) with the inaugural Scholarship recipients Ben Ellis (Left) and Rachel DiDonato (Right).

Ben Ellis graduated from Chippewa High School in 2021 with a 4.16 GPA. Ben was a member of the National Honor Society and was even NHS president during his senior year. Ben is attending college at Siena Heights University where he will pursue a degree in Global Studies and International Politics.

Rachel DiDonato graduated from Green High School in June with a 4.457 GPA. Rachel is attending college at Northern Kentucky University where she is pursuing a degree in business with minors in health sciences and Spanish.

Information about the Day:

Format: 5-Person Scramble

1 Professional, 1 Junior, 3 Amateurs


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration & Lunch

12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards

For more information, contact Danielle Monas (Nicholson) at or call the Section Office at (216) 765-1214!