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Par for the Course: History unveiled at Twin Lakes

Par for the Course: History unveiled at Twin Lakes


The Fairways at Twin Lakes current manager and former golf professionals gathered with Howard Morette Jr., son of the late, long-time golf pro Howard Morette, to celebrate the illustrious history of Twin Lakes Country Club. From the left: Tom Atchison, Bill Stemple, Butch Morette, Bryan Harvey and Bill Reilly.

By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


The Fairways at Twin Lakes was a prestigious country club just north of Kent before it became the beautiful public course that it is today.

The top of the time capsule buried on the grounds of Twin Lakes Country Club, now the Fairways at Twin Lakes, prior to its opening to reveal its contents.

Members of the country club buried a time capsule 50 years ago to be opened in September 2023.

Bryan Harvey, current manager of the Fairways at Twin Lakes and the successful coach of the Kent Roosevelt girls varsity golf team, opened the time capsule and invited former members, golf professionals and others to view many of the historical photos as well as the contents of the time capsule to an evening celebrating the golf club.

Butch Morette, son of longtime golf professional Howard Morette, entertained and informed the people gathered in the clubhouse. Morette grew up on the course.

Butch Morette, son of longtime Twin Lakes Country Club Howard Morette, sits on the practice green in front of the former clubhouse in 1951. Butch was 1-year-old.

Photos of documents, pictures and other information will be included in a detailed story on Portage Sports history this week.

Stay on the look out for it.



Golfers that frequent Olde Dutch Mill in Lake Milton are looking forward to the annual Caddyshack Open that tees off on Oct. 7.

The four-person scramble tees off at 9 a.m. for $75 per person. The outing includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner and drinks.

The outing features many obstacles on the course reminiscent of the move Caddyshack.

Call 330-654-4100.



Paul Hickin of North Hampton scored a hole-in-one on the third hole at Raccoon Hill Golf Course in Kent.

Hickin used his 3-wood to travel the 179 yards to the hole.

The ace is notable since Hickin managed the fete at the age of 82.





• OCT. 7 — Wound Warriors in Action Benefit Golf Outing, Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent. (Four-person, 18-hole scramble; $440 per team.) Call or text Chad Brazill 330-289-7414).

• OCT. 7 — Caddyshack Open, Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Lake Milton.(Four-person, 18-hole scramble, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $75 per person.) Call 330-654-4100 to register.

• OCT. 15 — Cross Country Scramble, Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Lake Milton. (Nine-hole, four-person scramble across the 18-hole course, $220 per team.) Call 330-654-4100.

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