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Par for the Course: Russ aces No. 10 at Paradise Lakes

Par for the Course: Russ aces No. 10 at Paradise Lakes


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


Josh Russ of Rootstown scored his first ace playing at Paradise Lake Golf Club in Suffield in the Friday Night League.

Russ took a score of one on the card for the tough 10th hole, traveling the 144 yards to the cup over the water on the par 3 hole.

Congrats, Josh.



On June 1, Paradise Lake welcomes the 24th annual St. Joseph Knights of Columbus four-person scramble. The shotgun start begins at 8 a.m.

Registration is $110 per person and includes 18 holes, skins entry, a move-up on hole 17, sandwich at the turn and beverages all day during play. A steak dinner follows the golf. Players may also purchase mulligans for $5 per golfer.

Prizes are awarded for first- and second-place teams ($400 and $200, respectively), longest drive and closest to the pin.

To reserve a spot for a team, call Mike Kovacich at 330-716-4430 or Tom Hartong 330-620-9121. Reservations are required by May 25.

June 8 will find the Kent Browns Backers hosting their 23rd annual outing at Paradise Lake beginning at 8 a.m. sharp. Golfers should arrive by 7:30 a.m.

The $100 fee per person includes 18-holes, carts, lunch at the turn and a ribs and chicken dinner as well as beer.

Golfers compete in a target hole contest as well as cash prizes for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

Additional prizes include golf clubs and a golf bag plus a skins contest and lots of merchandise, including Cleveland Browns prizes.

A $100 down payment holds a spot for a team.

Register at kentbrownsbackers.org/charity-golf-scramble.



Windmill Lakes Golf club is offering an opportunity to win a Scotty Cameron putter while raising money for PGA Hope.

PGA Hope is a program designed to support veterans and active members of the military in northeast Ohio, using the game of golf as a means of rehabilitation.

Stop by the Windmill Lakes pro shop to donate. Available putters are a Newport 2, Fastback 1.5, a Phantom 7 or Phantom 7.5.

Windmill Lakes is selling 100 squares for $20 a piece with all proceeds benefitting PGA Hope.

Drawing will be held in early summer.

Call Windmill at 330-297-0440 or stop by the pro shop.



June 9 is the start date for the Olde Dutch Mill Junior Golf League that continues every Sunday starting at 4 p.m. for recommended ages 7 to 14.

Fees for the league is $175 and includes on-course instruction from U.S. Kids certified instructor and Olde Dutch Mill golf professional Mike Jenior; fun drills and competitions to hone the junior golfers skills and knowledge of the game, prizes given out each week, nine holes of golf each week (paired in age division) and an end of season banquet and prize raffle on July 28.

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

To sign up, call 330-654-4100.




June 29—Portage Sports Four-Person Scramble, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield. ($300 per team, email tomnader@portagesports.com to register a team or for sponsorship opportunities)



Register at host golf courses, online at pcagolf.net or via mail. For info call/text 330-206-9083, email golffam2@gmail.com, or log onto the Portage County Amateurs Facebook page.

JULY 21—10th Portage County Kids Amateur, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield.

JULY 22-23—18th Matt Mishler Portage County Junior Amateur, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield and Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna.

JULY 27-28—94th Portage County Amateur, Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent.

AUG. 24-25—54th Portage County Senior Amateur, Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent.



(To add an event to the calendar, text or call 330-206-9083 or email golffam2@gmail.com.)



June 28—Olde Dutch Mill Junior Tournament, Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Lake Milton. (Registration information 330-654-4100)


NOPGA Junior Events (register a at northernohiopga.com)

MAY 28—NOPGA Junior Series at Lake Forest Country Club, Hudson.

JULY 15-16—48th Ohio Junior Girls Championship, Marion Country Club, Marion. (WOSGA.org)

JULY 22—Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Showcase, Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon. (Sponsored by NOPGA)

JULY 15-16—NOPGA 36 Hole Jr. Series, Windmill Lakes, Ravenna.

JULY 30-31—41st NOPGA Jr. Tour Championship, Club Walden, Aurora.



MAY 26—Waterloo Boosters Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield. (Todd Wise 330-842-9279).

JUNE 1—The Golden Flash Bash, Fairways at Twin Lakes, Kent. (KentStateSports.com/FlashBash).

JUNE 1—St. Joseph Knights of Columbus 24th Annual Public Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield. (8 a.m. shotgun start, $110 per person, registration: Mike Kovacich 330-715-4430, Tom Hartong 330-620-9321).

JUNE 8—23rd Annual Kent Browns Backers Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield. (8 a.m. start, $100 per person, registration—kentbrownbackers.org).

JUNE 8 -10—Northeast Ohio Amateur Championship, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. (Register at Northeast Ohio Golf Association at www.noga.org)

JUNE 15—Putt Around Downtown, Main Street Kent (Noon to 5 p.m., registration at ticketstripe.com/events/9023105231163173)

AUG. 4—Nancy Cannon Memorial Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield.



JUNE 6-8—Ohio Women’s Open, Heatherwoode Golf Club, Springboro. (ohiowomensopen.com)

JUNE 8-10—Northeast Ohio Amateur Championship, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. (Register at www.noga.org)

JULY 22-25—101st Women’s Ohio State Amateur Championship, Belmont Hills Country Club, Clairsville (WOSGA.org)

JULY 22-25—8th Women’s Mid-Amateur, Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville. (WOSGA.org)

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