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Par for the Course: Aurora’s Barrington Golf Club hosts prestigious Folds of Honor fundraiser

Par for the Course: Aurora’s Barrington Golf Club hosts prestigious Folds of Honor fundraiser


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer

Members of the Planning Committee for the Folds of Honor golf outing included (left to right) Barrington member Mike Scanlon, PGA board member Mark Sierak and President Tom Agresta, Jr.

Barrington Golf Club in Aurora hosts one of the largest events in the nation to benefit the Folds of Honor.

This week, the club again boasted a successful outing, with golfers filling the course to help Folds of Honor provide life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military.

The mission of Folds of Honor has now expanded to include the families of America’s first responders.

“This event exemplifies real American people giving back and supporting our true heroes and now serving those who have served for us to enjoy our freedom,” said Tom Agresta, President of the Northern Ohio Folds of Honor.

Members of Kent State ROTC Color Guard are shown during the opening ceremonies of the Folds of Honor outing at the Barrington Golf Club in Aurora.

Mark Sierak, PGA, and Mike Tur, a Barrington member, are both on the Board of Directors and spend hours preparing for the event that is one of the most important events they organize.

From the opening ceremonies, which includes the Kent State University ROTC Color Guard and members of the Patriot Parachute Team gently dropping onto the 18th green of Barrington to the final, Folds of Honor banquet, golfers, organizers, and volunteers have fun while raising thousands of dollars for the Folds of Honor.

Members of the local National Guards volunteered at every hole and welcoming golfers.

“A huge thank you to the volunteers who make this event successful,” said Tur. “We had a great day, great turnout and great feedback from the participants. Everyone played a big role in the success of the 6th annual Folds of Honor event.”


With the final round of the 93rd Portage County Amateur on July 30 in the record books, the only event remaining on the Portage County Amateurs’ four-tournament summer schedule is the 53rd Senior Amateur at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent on Aug. 26 and Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna on Aug. 27.

Golfers may visit PCAgolf.net to register via Venmo or Paypal or stop by the host golf courses to register in person in the pro shop.

Registration is $90 today or $100 late registration by Aug. 23.

The Senior Amateur is a reunion for golfers, as well as a competitive-golf tournament as everyone looks forward to the competitive event in three age divisions: 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus. Women are welcome in their own division to play.

Defending champions are Geoffrey Burge of Aurora, Dave Peck of Macedonia and Steve Bedell of Brecksville.

For questions, call/text 330-206-9083 or email golffam2@gmail.com.


Aurora’s Gracyn Vidovic

More than 100 golfers and 14 girls teams from Northeast Ohio recently competed in the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Showcase hosted by Avon Oaks Country Club in Avon.

Local golfers competed in their final tournament before the beginning of the high-school season with solid results.

Gracyn Vidovic of Aurora carded a 73, 1-over-par, to finish in a tie for third place and Madolyn Kost of Kent earned sixth place (75).

Manisha Girn of Aurora joined her Greenmen teammate in the top 10, firing a 78 and finishing in ninth place.

The girls from Aurora finished in sixth place behind two solid Magnificat teams, Grove City, Medina and Hudson.

“What a great day at the 22nd Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Showcase,” said Lynne Plaisance, Foundation Director.


(Please call 330-206-9083 or email golff2@gmail.com to add an event to the calendar.)


Register at host courses, online at pcagolf.net or via Venmo and Paypal. Call 330-206-9083 for information.

53rd PORTAGE COUNTY SENIOR AMATEUR, Aug. 26-Raccoon Hill, Kent; Aug. 27-Windmill Lakes, Ravenna. Registration deadline $90 by Aug. 6, $100 by Aug. 23rd. Divisions: age 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older, women.


• Aug. 18:  37th Hattie Larlham Golf Classic, Sugar Bush Golf Classic. (Registration — $650/foursome; hattielarlham.org).


(The Northern Ohio PGA has a host off tournaments throughout northern Ohio for all ages and skills. Local tournaments are included here. For a complete list and to register online log onto www.thenorthernohiopga.com and click junior golf.)

• Aug. 14: 18-Hole Collegiate Series, Barrington Golf Club, Aurora.

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