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26th Ohio Cup Matches
Lead by Captain Ken Corliss, PGA; Assistant Playing Captain Bob Sowards, PGA and Assistant Captain Steve Groves, PGA

Modern Coach a Focus at

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Save the Date for Monday, October 24 at NCR Country Club

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All are invited to celebrate the 2022 Special Award Recipients & Hall of Fame Inductees on Friday, November 11 at Columbus Country Club.

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Southern Ohio PGA Team Ready to Defend Title at 26th Ohio Cup 1

Southern Ohio PGA Team Ready to Defend Title at 26th Ohio Cup

October 03, 2022

FAIRBORN, Ohio – 16 PGA Professionals are set to represent the Southern Ohio PGA in defending their championship title at the 26th Ohio Cup

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Wilson Earns Recognition for Player Development in Southern Ohio

September 28, 2022

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to recognize Chase Wilson, PGA Director of Instruction at Columbus Country Club, with the 2022

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Six-Under-Par Earns Gage and Sowards Second Century Equipment, Fall Pro Pro Championship 1

Six-Under-Par Earns Gage and Sowards Second Century Equipment, Fall Pro Pro Championship

September 26, 2022

WEST CHESTER, OH (September 26, 2022) – Congratulations to Dan Gage, PGA and Bob Sowards, PGA on their round of 66, six-under-par to claim the 2022

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Congratulations Bob Sowards, PGA and Dan Gage, PGA - the 2022 Century Equipment Fall Pro-Pro Champions!

Gage & Sowards claimed their second Fall Pro-Pro Championship after posting a best ball score of six-under-par, 66 and winning the scorecard playoff on the last three holes.
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Congratulations Chad Gilligan, PGA - the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the Year at a private facility

Learn more about Chad and his unique but functional golf shop at Losantiville Country Club at the link in our story today!

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Congratulations Tom West, PGA - the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the Year at a public facility!

Learn more about Tom and his distinctive golf shop at Heatherwoode Golf Club through the link in our story today!

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Congratulations Melissa Yeazell, PGA - the 2022 SOPGA Women's Professional Champion!

Yeazell claimed her fourth Women's Championship title by staying consistent through 36-holes at Four Bridges Country Club on Monday. Read all about the day at the link in our story.
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Congratulations Chris Rossi - the 46th Southern Ohio Assistant PGA Professional Champion!

Rossi finished five-under-par today to defend his SOPGA Assistant Professional Championship title at Four Bridges Country Club! Read more at the link in our story.
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Congratulations Mike Auterson, PGA and his four amateur teammates on their outstanding play during the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Pro Am Shamble at Columbus Country Club! ...

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Congratulations Jamie Brewer, PGA - the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Assistant Professional of the Year!

Learn more about Jamie and her passion for developing lifelong gofers off all skill levels at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club through the link in our story today.

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Congratulations Sam Arnold, PGA - the 2022 New Albany Classic Champion!

Arnold posted a round of 65 today at New Albany Country Club to take home the final Classic Series trophy (presented by Signs by the Sea) of the season. Read more at the link in our story.
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Congratulations Hannah McCrabb - the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Associate of the Year!

Get to know the Associate Assistant Professional at NCR Country Club and learn how she utilizes her positive, energetic personality in our Section at the link in our story today.

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Congratulations Bob Sowards, PGA - the 77th Southern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Champion!

Finishing four-under-par and claiming the playoff, Sowards defended his Southern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Championship title and became the first SOPGA player to earn five consecutive titles since becoming eligible to compete in the Senior event.

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Sam Arnold, PGA, current SOPGA Professional Champion, holds the lead at the 77th Southern Ohio PGA Senior Professional Championship presented by Cadillac heading in to tomorrow’s final round!

Read more at the link in our story.
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Welcome to the 77th Southern Ohio PGA Senior Professional Championship presented by Cadillac 🏆 hosted at Clovernook County Club! ...

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Congratulations Ricky Denny, PGA and amateur Ben Herman as they posted a team score of eight-under-par to win the 2022 GOLFTEC SOPGA Pro-Scratch supported by Mizuno Golf and Precision Pro Golf at Columbus Country Club! ...

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Congratulations Kathy Keller - the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Sales Rep of the Year!

Get to know Kathy and how her outstanding quality service is driven by a distinct passion for each brand she represents in our Section at the link in our story today.

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Congratulations Sam Arnold, PGA - the 77th Southern Ohio PGA Professional Champion!

Arnold’s consistent rounds of even-par in the first two rounds put him in prime position to go low in the final round and claim his third section title.

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