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2022-2023 Winter Education Series Announced

FAIRBORN, OH – Temperatures are dropping around Southern Ohio, which means it is time for SOPGA Professionals to kickstart their winter education schedule! The Southern Ohio PGA is excited to announce several educational opportunities set to

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Coll Blends His Best Experiences to Earn Golf Professional of the Year

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to name Ryan Coll, PGA Director of Golf at Columbus Country Club, as the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year.  Ryan Coll, PGA Director of Golf at Columbus Country Club, is the

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Coach Yoder Builds Junior Golf Community in Southern Ohio

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to recognize Chris Yoder, PGA Director of Youth Player Development at Scioto Country Club, with the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year Award presented by GOLFTEC. …Chris Yoder, PGA

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Sowards, Yeazell and Holt Earn 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Players of the Year

FAIRBORN, OHIO ー Bob Sowards, PGA of Dublin; Melissa Yeazell, PGA of Cincinnati; and Taylor Holt of Columbus captured their respective 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Professional, Senior PGA Professional, Women’s PGA Professional and  Associate Player

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Grant Continues Tradition of Inspiring PGA Professional’s Next Generation through Mentorship

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to recognize Jeff Grant, PGA General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at NCR Country Club, with the 2022 Bill Strausbaugh Award.  Jeff Grant, PGA General Manager and Chief Operating Officer

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Membership Elects Falardeau, Gilligan, Grant and Simminger to Southern Ohio PGA Board of Directors

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is proud to announce that four members have been elected to fill At-Large Director roles. At the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Fall Meeting, the membership elected Joe Falardeau and Chad Gilligan to serve a

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Arnold Ends 2022 Season Claiming Back-to-Back SOPGA Tour Championships

COLUMBUS, OH – Sam Arnold, PGA finished four-over-par to successfully defend the SOPGA Tour Championship title. “Fantastic. Just fantastic,” reflected Arnold on his 2022 season. “To win a tournament in our Section amongst all the best

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Players Battle High Winds and Low Temperatures in Opening Round of 2022 SOPGA Tour Championship at Scioto Country Club

COLUMBUS, OH – Reigning Champion Sam Arnold, PGA holds a one-stroke lead over the field after opening the 2022 SOPGA Tour Championship at Scioto Country Club with a score of even-par 71.  Southern Ohio PGA Professionals earned points throughout

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Jurick Recognized for Commitment to Professional Development 20 Years After First Award

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to recognize Steve Jurick, PGA Executive Director at Miami Valley Golf Association, with the 2022 Professional Development Award. …Steve Jurick, PGA Executive Director at Miami Valley

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Starr Shines in Cultivating Inclusive Golf Community

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to recognize Matt Starr, PGA Head Professional at Meadow Links and Golf Academy, with both the 2022 Patriot Award and Youth Player Development Award.   Matt Starr, PGA Head Professional at

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