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SOPGA Spring Meeting Moving to Virtual Platform 1

SOPGA Spring Meeting Moving to Virtual Platform

March 04, 2021

The Southern Ohio PGA Spring Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, April 12, 2021 due to the lingering impact of COVID-19. During the meeting, we

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Mid-Ohio Golf Car, Yamaha Distributor Commits to 3-Year Partnership 1

Mid-Ohio Golf Car, Yamaha Distributor Commits to 3-Year Partnership

February 10, 2021

Mid-Ohio Golf Car, a Yamaha Golf Car Master Distributor, has agreed to a new, three-year partnership in support of our Southern Ohio PGA Professionals

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SOPGA Saddened by the Loss of Hall of Famer Thomas 1

SOPGA Saddened by the Loss of Hall of Famer Thomas

February 08, 2021

The Southern Ohio PGA is saddened to learn of the passing of 2018 Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Paul Thomas, PGA. Paul became a PGA

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Leading the game of golf for over 70 years

The Southern Ohio Section, PGA of America is an association of over 500 golf professionals whose mission is to promote the interest, participation and enjoyment in the game itself; establish and maintain professional standards of practice, and enhance the well-being of golf professionals.

We achieve our mission to grow the game of golf through our educational opportunities, employment consulting services, community initiatives, sponsorship efforts, and many other local programs for enthusiasts, students, business professionals, and other community members in the southern Ohio area. Our Section operates through our Southeast and Southwest Chapters.

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1 week ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Congratulations to Brad Reid, PGA on 25 years in the SOPGA! Brad is currently the Head Professional at Rocky Lakes Golf Course and our newest Quarter Century Member. ...

Congratulations to Brad Reid, PGA on 25 years in the SOPGA! Brad is currently the Head Professional at Rocky Lakes Golf Course and our newest Quarter Century Member.

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Congrats Brad Reid. One my 1st playing experiences in the section... so many moms ago. A good guy!!

Congratulations Brad!

Congrats Mr. Reid very cool !!

Congratulations Brad

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1 week ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Congratulations to our newest Quarter Century Member, Scott Jones, PGA! Scott is currently the Golf Director at Turnberry Golf Course but has also worked at three other CRPD Golf facilities throughout his 25 years in the SOPGA. ...

Congratulations to our newest Quarter Century Member, Scott Jones, PGA! Scott is currently the Golf Director at Turnberry Golf Course but has also worked at three other CRPD Golf facilities throughout his 25 years in the SOPGA.

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Congrats Mr. Jones Awesome stuff !!

Congratulations Scott!

Scott, Congratulations!

Congratulations! Don't know Scott but as a former college coach of 15 years and active in junior golf events and serving on the OPGA board for almost 20 years I have heard great things about Scott and his operation at Turnberry from numerous people, especially his work with juniors. Well deserved recognition and keep helping golf be great.

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2 weeks ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Today's #SOPGASigningDay is all about Mizuno! We're happy to continue partnering with Tim as he & Mizuno strive to provide the finest fitting tools to our PGA Professionals.

The 2021 SOPGA Pro-Assistant presented by Mizuno will take place on Monday, October 18 at Cincinnati Country Club.
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Todays #SOPGASigningDay is all about Mizuno! Were happy to continue partnering with Tim as he & Mizuno strive to provide the finest fitting tools to our PGA Professionals. 

The 2021 SOPGA Pro-Assistant presented by Mizuno will take place on Monday, October 18 at Cincinnati Country Club.
3 weeks ago
Southern Ohio PGA

We're excited to announce this #SOPGASigningDay that Rick, Jason & the team at Mid Ohio Golf Car have committed to a 3-year partnership of the Mid Ohio Golf Car Capital City Classic!

Read more about the partnership here: bit.ly/3tSVXZy
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Were excited to announce this #SOPGASigningDay that Rick, Jason & the team at Mid Ohio Golf Car have committed to a 3-year partnership of the Mid Ohio Golf Car Capital City Classic! 

Read more about the partnership here: https://bit.ly/3tSVXZy
3 weeks ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Good luck to Cincinnati native Kevin Hall playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week!

Check out the surprise message he got from Jack before his round yesterday.
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4 weeks ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Good luck to our SOPGA members competing in the final round tomorrow! ...

Good luck to our SOPGA members competing in the final round tomorrow!
4 weeks ago
Southern Ohio PGA

The Southern Ohio PGA is saddened to learn of the passing of 2018 SOPGA Hall of Fame Inductee, Paul Thomas, PGA. Paul served Zanesville Country Club for 26 years and was a consummate PGA Professional. Our thoughts are with his family. ...

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Threw the mold away Played winter PGA events one year with him. Lots of fun. Got to see his grandson do great things. God bless.

A great Professional and a great gentleman.

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

One of a kind, will be missed by so many.

Legends are in our hearts forever, RIP my friend

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1 month ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Time is running out to take your shot at the @FoldsofHonor Super Bowl raffle. We’re down to one week until the big game and you can add to the excitement by winning some big golf prizes next weekend. Click here for more info: ow.ly/odV130ruW9G ...

Time is running out to take your shot at the @FoldsofHonor Super Bowl raffle. We’re down to one week until the big game and you can add to the excitement by winning some big golf prizes next weekend. Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/odV130ruW9G
1 month ago
Southern Ohio PGA

As you're gearing up for the Super Bowl, please consider helping the @FoldsofHonor achieve their goal of raising $25,000 to start the year! They have a great Super Bowl raffle set up with some amazing golf prizes available. Click here to learn more: ow.ly/n1O750Dk4wW ...

As youre gearing up for the Super Bowl, please consider helping the @FoldsofHonor achieve their goal of raising $25,000 to start the year! They have a great Super Bowl raffle set up with some amazing golf prizes available. Click here to learn more: http://ow.ly/n1O750Dk4wW
1 month ago
Southern Ohio PGA

Chalk up another victory for @BobSowards at a @PGA event. He and Ben Kern held off the field to win the Senior Junior Championship today. The final round was played on the Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club and Bob holed a bunker shot to secure the win. Sound familiar? Congrats Bob! ...

Chalk up another victory for @BobSowards at a @PGA event. He and Ben Kern held off the field to win the Senior Junior Championship today. The final round was played on the Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club and Bob holed a bunker shot to secure the win. Sound familiar? Congrats Bob!
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