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Par for the Course: Plenty of opportunities to golf as season winds down

Par for the Course: Plenty of opportunities to golf as season winds down


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


It’s the end of summer and it may seem like golf season is winding down.

That is not the case as outings, scrambles events and tournaments are still in full swing at area golf courses, in addition to the high school and middle school golf matches and contests.

As leagues hold their final championships this month, there are still plenty of opportunities to compete. Golf courses are in great shape thanks to superintendents and the weather.

Pick a tournament, outing or simply call the pro shop and make a tee time for a fun day.



The 8th annual Randolph Fire Department golf outing fills very fast for the event at Paradise Lake Country Club in Suffield.

The annual outing tees off this Saturday at 8 a.m. in a shotgun start for the four-person, 18-hole scramble.

Registration is $100 per golfer and includes 18 holes, lunch, dinner, beverages, a 50-50 drawing, raffle entry, skins and mulligans.

Golfers have skill competitions to win, including closest to the pin, long drive, hole-in-one, lottery hole and a raffle.

To register for the outing or to sponsor a hole, call or text 330-931-2961.




Post 9716 VFW in Streetsboro is the host of the 2nd Sportsman’s Club Golf Outing to benefit Wounded Warriors in Action.

The outing is hosted by Raccoon Hill Golf Club on Oct. 7. The four-person, 18-hole scramble is $440 per team and includes Raccoon Hill’s hotdog, chips, pickle lunch, beer tickets, St. Louis-style rib dinner, skins and mulligans.

The day also includes awards, raffles and games as well as a silent auction and awards for men, women, and seniors long drive as well as closest to the pin.

Organizer of the second annual outing, Chad Brazill of Streetsboro offered that the outing allows him as well as others to give back to those who sacrificed so much.

“I come from a family of veterans, a Frogman grandfather who was helping clear beaches throughout the Pacific in World War II, a Grunt father who was in the jungles of Vietnam and a Grunt brother who was in the deserts and towns of Iraq,” said Brazill.

“Various uncles served in all branches,” he continued. “Starting this golf outing is a way to give back to veterans.”

Registration and payment are available at Raccoon Hill, Streetsboro VFW or by calling Brazill at 330-289-7414. Hole sponsors are $100 each.

The benefit gets underway at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start following check-in beginning at 9 a.m.



Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course is hosting the annual Fall Junior Golf League beginning Sept. 10 and running Sundays through Oct. 15th.

Junior golfers receive on-course instruction from US Kids Instructor and course professional Mike Jenior.

The league begins at 4 p.m. each Sunday and is intended for ages 6 to 14.

Juniors play nine holes of golf and enjoy fun drills and competitions.

Prizes are awarded each week as the season concludes with a banquet and prize raffle.

Parents are encouraged to spectate and/or caddy each week and spend time with their junior golfers.

Total fee is $150. Call 330-654-4100 to register or for additional information.



The Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour members competed throughout the season of tournaments and earned a spot to represent the NOPGA a the inaugural Junior Ohio Cup at Westfield Country Club on Oct. 28-29.



The NOPGA juniors will compete against the Southern Ohio PA juniors in a Ryder-Cup style event.

NOPGA golfers chosen to compete in the Junior Ohio Cup include locals Gracyn Vidovic and Brooklyn Millard, both of Aurora.

Vidovic earned the NOPGA Junior Tour Player of the Year in the 16 to 19 age division. Through the season, Vidovic competed in 11 junior tour events, winning four tournaments, and maintaining a 78.2 average.

Millard earned the win in the Junior PGA Section Championship with rounds of 73-76 at Oberlin Golf Club in Oberlin. Millard has competed in several national tournaments as well as joining her teammate Vidovic on the Aurora Lady Greenmen high school golf team.




• WEDNESDAY — University Hospital Portage Golf Classic, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. (18-hole, four-person scramble; $750 per foursome). Benefits UH Food for Life Market and UH Portage Medical Center. Call Amanda Church 440-354-1934.

• SATURDAY — Randolph Fire Department Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Country Club, Suffield. (18-hole, four-person scramble; $100 per golfer). Text or call 330-911-2961



• 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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