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Larry Dornisch, PGA Wins 2020 Bill Strausbaugh Award

Dublin, OH – Larry Dornisch, PGA, the Director of Golf at Muirfield Village Golf Club, is the recipient of the PGA of America’s 2020 Bill Strausbaugh Award. This award recognizes a PGA Professional who demonstrates exceptional character,

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SOPGA Remembers Lawrence Herrmann, PGA

The Southern Ohio PGA is sad to report the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Herrmann, PGA. Larry passed away on Sunday, July 12th 2020 after a three and a half year battle with cancer. Larry got into the golf business in 1981 working for his brother Dave

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Eccleton Claims First Victory at Queen City Classic

There is a new face in the Southern Ohio PGA winner’s circle as Austin Eccleton of Heritage Club claimed his first Section victory at the Queen City Classic at Maketewah Country Club. Eccleton shot a 3-under-par 68 to squeeze in ahead of a

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Sowards Wins Thrilling Springfield Classic

Bob Sowards, PGA of Kinsale Golf & Fitness overcame various obstacles to win the 2020 Springfield Classic in a playoff over Jeff Olson, PGA. Sowards and Olson both shot 4-under-par 68 during a choppy, weather-delayed event to force the playoff.

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PGA of America Board Votes to Rename the Horton Smith Award

Southern Ohio PGA Joins PGA of America in Renaming Horton Smith Award | The PGA of America Board of Directors has voted to rename the Horton Smith Award effective immediately. It will be replaced with the new PGA Professional Development Award,

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Forty-Eight Advance to Workday Charity Open Monday Qualifier

Forty-eight players advances to the Workday Charity Open Qualifier on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Golf Club of Dublin. Nearly 130 players teed it up in the Pre-Qualifier with those players finishing 2-under-par or better advancing on to the

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Southern Ohio PGA Well Represented at Ohio Open

The Southern Ohio PGA was well represented on the final leaderboard at the 99th Open Open which concluded on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  Bob Sowards, PGA Director of Instruction at Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and a three-time champion of the event,

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SOPGA Remembers Bob Harrison, PGA

As you may have heard already heard, SOPGA Hall of Famer Bob Harrison, PGA passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Bob was the Head Professional at Clovernook for nearly 40 years from 1971-2007 and was elected into the SOPGA Hall of Fame in 2003.

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PGA Dues Update

Dear SOPGA Membership, I hope that this letter finds your family well and in good health.  The coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of many PGA Members, Associates and facilities.  In an effort to help, our new Executive Director, Patrick

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Update to the PPP and EIDL

I hope this finds everyone healthy and safe. Hopefully many of you have also had the chance to watch the video that I put together about the resources available to you through the PGA and the Government. I wanted to update everyone on two specific

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