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Mission Statement

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation is a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation was created for the purpose of administering the charitable and philanthropic affairs on behalf of the golf professionals within the Northern Ohio PGA Section.

These affairs include, but are not limited to, development, promotion and growth of adult and junior golf programs, scholarship programs for children, programs for minority and underprivileged youth in Northern Ohio, and contributions to allied charitable organizations.

Coming Soon to Northern Ohio:

youth on course

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation is proud to announce that in collaboration with the Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA), we have formed a partnership with the nonprofit Youth on Course (YOC).

Youth on Course was established in 2006 in Northern California as a way for young juniors to play golf at a reduced price; these members can play any of the 1,400 courses listed as Youth on Course facilities for a cost of $5 or less.

Juniors between the ages of 6-18 become a member of Youth on Course by registering online. Juniors will pay $30 for membership and then can play for $5 or less at participating courses during designated times. Their Youth on Course member number gives access to all participating YOC facilities. There is no limit to how often members can play using their Youth on Course membership.

Thank You To Our 2021 Donors!

Maggie Box
Liam Curtis
Logan Dyer
Nicholas Fartelly
Jack Gerborg
Grant Gobezie

Drew Kitzmiller
AJ Marcinko
Paige McKendry
Sam Murray
Sophia Nguyen-Huynh
Klaira Paramore

Christopher Paterakis
Will Pollack
Rob Prevette
Ryan Przybysz
Connor Ritter
Allyson Siewert

Ben Skripac
Jack Stanovic
Kayla Tejada
Preston Trumpler
Jacob Zahler

Help Grow The Game


To Make A Donation Today.

Please make check payable to:

Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation
4735 Richmond Rd.,
Warrensville Hts., OH  44128

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Smucker's Birdies For Charity
Barrington Golf Club
September 28, 2020

72 Holes To Benefit Charity!

The concept of the event is simple. Section Professionals will tee it up to raise money for the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation by making as many birdies as they can while playing 72 holes in one day.

This day is designed to be a fun day for everyone involved with the focus being raising money for the selected charities. On behalf of the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation, we will support The Turn, Ohio Girls Golf Foundation, Clearview HOPE, Evans Scholars Foundation and the Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Program. 

Thank you to our Pros who Participated!

Dan Banks, Signature of Solon
Joe Borawski, Brookside Country Club
Mitch Camp, Club Walden
Steve Carter, Pepper Pike Club
Brett Coluccio, Northern Ohio PGA
Zack Cork, Pepper Pike Club
Asa Donaldson, Shawnee Country Club
Mark Evans, Mayfield Sand Ridge
Jaysen Hansen, Beechmont Country Club
Collin Hennon, Shawnee Country Club
Matt Hill, Beechmont Country Club
Chad Kitzmiller, Westfield Country Club



Cory Kumpf, Brookside Country Club
Adam Lewicki, Portage Country Club
Thomas Lydic, Pepper Pike Club
Collin McEndree, Club Walden
Sean McGuire, Pepper Pike Club
Dennis Miller, PGA of America Life Member
Rob Moss, Pepper Pike Club
Steve Parker, Portage Country Club
Jordan Paolini, Shaker Heights Country Club
Drew Pierson, Shaker Heights Country Club



Tim Perin, Lakewood Country Club
Julian Pina, Findlay Country Club
Scott Pollack, 1899 Golf, Cle East

Jordan Schroeder, Findlay Country Club
John Sico, Westwood Country Club
Mark Sierak, Barrington Golf Club
Adam Stinogle, Beechmont Country Club
Brian Suydam, Beechmont Country Club
Tom Waitrovich, Lakewood Country Club

Making The Golf Community A Better Place In Northern Ohio

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

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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The J.M. Smucker Company Renews Sponsorship

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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We Thank Our Sponsors For Their Generosity!

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation Proudly Supports the Following Programs

  • Northern Ohio PGA Works Fellowship

    PGA WORKS Fellowship is one of the flagship programs of PGA REACH. PGA WORKS Fellowship aspires to be the most valuable entry-level employment opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to garner experience in all facets of the golf industry.

    PGA REACH launched the PGA WORKS Fellowship in 2017 and placed PGA WORKS Fellows in the Middle Atlantic, Carolinas and New Jersey PGA Sections.

    The Northern Ohio PGA welcomed it's first PGA Works Fellow, Brooke Morgan in 2018. We are currently seeking interested candidates for the 2019 PGA Works Fellowship.

  • Clearview HOPE

    Clearview HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) was founded by Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame Member, Dr. Renee Powell as a cost-free, year-round recreational and therapeutic golf program specifically for women veterans.  Ladies from every branch of service are welcome to join. Previous golf experience is not required. The program begins each year with 6 weeks of lessons followed by regular play and continuous instruction each Friday of the golf season. Instruction is provided by LPGA/PGA Head Golf Professional Renee Powell. During the winter months the program continues with indoor golf clinics, social gatherings, and service projects.  

  • The Turn

    Formerly known as the Northern Ohio Golf Association’s Return to Golf, this organization has been committed since 2002 to serving people with physical disabilities throughout Northeast Ohio. The program, headed by NOPGA professional Robb Schulze, provides innovative, free-of-charge programs to more than 200 participants annually at the Wharton Center at North Olmsted Golf Club. Program participants range from stroke survivors, amputees, and those inflicted with traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Ohio Girls Golf Foundation (OGGF)

    Northern Ohio PGA Director of Operations, Lynne Plaisance is the Executive Director of the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation. The organization encourages, sponsors and supports the game of golf for girls. Over the past two decades, the OGGF has awarded more than $100,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of girls, provided financial assistance to attend designated tournaments, as well as, conducted clinics and tournaments.