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Karnes Named 2021 Southern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year

Rob Karnes, PGA…Southern Ohio PGA 2021 Golf Professional of the Year…After 30 years as a Golf Professional, Rob Karnes, PGA is still as excited and energetic about promoting the game as he was on his first day in the industry. Although he

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Arnold Claims 4th SOPGA Tour Championship by Two at TPC River’s Bend

MAINEVILLE, OH (October 13, 2021) – Sam Arnold, PGA claims 2021 SOPGA Tour Championship! Arnold carded rounds of 71-68 over two days at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio to finish five-under-par, two strokes ahead of the field, and add his

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Captain George Leads Southern Ohio to Victory at 25th Ohio Cup

GROVE CITY, OH (October 6, 2021) – Captain Cory George, PGA and the Southern Ohio Team reclaimed the Ohio Cup after four years with an 18-14 victory over the Northern Ohio PGA Team.  Day two of the 25th Ohio Cup at Pinnacle Golf Club began

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Southern Ohio Fights for Strong Start in Battle for the 25th Ohio Cup

GROVE CITY, OH (October 5, 2021) – Strong start for Southern Ohio as the team leads Northern Ohio by one through opening matches at the 25th Ohio Cup.  32 Ohio PGA Professionals arrived at Pinnacle Golf Club early Monday morning prepared to

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Coll and Wilson Claim Century Equipment, a Jerry Pate Company Fall Pro-Pro Championship

DAYTON, OH (September 27, 2021) – Congratulations to Ryan Coll, PGA and Chase Wilson, PGA on their round of 64, eight-under-par to claim the 2021 Century Equipment, a Jerry Pate Company Fall Pro-Pro Championship at Walnut Grove Country Club! 

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Ables Elected to Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame; Crotty Receives Legacy Award and Tilton Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

FAIRBORN, OH (September 18, 2021) – JR Ables, a 45-year member of the PGA of America, has been elected to the 2021 Hall of Fame class for the Southern Ohio PGA. Joining Ables in receiving recognition are Mike Crotty, PGA, who was chosen to

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Kocsis Honored with Inaugural Champion of Women’s Golf Award from Ohio Dominican University Women’s Golf

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 17, 2021) – Fran Kocsis, PGA is a Champion of Women’s Golf. Ohio Dominican University Women’s Golf presented Kocsis with the Champion of Women’s Golf award Friday evening prior to opening their season at the

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Southern Ohio PGA Team Set for 25th Ohio Cup

FAIRBORN, Ohio (September 15, 2021) – The Southern Ohio PGA is proud to announce the 16 PGA Professionals competing as part of the 25th Ohio Cup team!  Click here to view the full announcement video with help from the team at Saling Simms

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Mike Thomas Claims 2021 Southwest Chapter Stroke Play Championship

SPRINGBORO, OH (September 13, 2021) – Mike Thomas, PGA is the 2021 Southwest Chapter Stroke Play Champion! Thomas carded rounds of 71 – 70 to finish the day at one-under-par and claim the championship at Heatherwoode Golf Club.  Members

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Sowards’ Claims Final Classic Victory of 2021 Season Through an Extra Hole at New Albany Country Club

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (September 7, 2021) – Congratulations to Bob Sowards, PGA who carded a three-under-par 69 during the regulation round at New Albany Country Club and birdied the first hole of a three-way playoff to claim the New Albany Classic

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