By Susan Jenior
This is the final Par for the Course column for the season.
It was an exciting season for golfers with new events on the schedule, including the first Junior Ohio Cup at Westfield Country Club between the Northern Ohio and Southern Ohio PGAs, another successful series of Portage County Amateurs (Amateur, Senior, Kids and Junior) and a calendar full of outings at Portage County’s golf courses that welcomed golfers to a variety of events that suits their abilities.
Golf is a wonderful family sport, one that keeps all ages playing together no matter the age. Grandparents, great grandchildren and golfing friends.
Watch Portage Sports in January for announcements of Portage County Amateur dates and new opportunities (both clinics and events) for junior and adult golfers.
As the regular league and tournament season comes to a close, be sure and check with your favorite golf course to see if they remain open throughout the winter, weather permitting.
Our family played golf on Christmas Day, New Years Day and Thanksgiving weekend all in one year.
Wishing you an extended golf season and look forward to seeing everyone on the links.
BEN LANSINGER — MALONE UNIVERSITY
Lansinger completed his senior year at Malone for the Pioneers, earning several top-10 finishes at tournaments this season.
A native of Mogadore, highlights of his four-year career at Malone included earning Greater Midwest Academic All-Conference team twice.
Lansinger was a two-time Player of the Year in the Portage Trail Conference in 2018 and 2019 while competing for the Wildcats.
Several golf courses, near the end of the regular season, offer a superintendent’s revenge scramble or event for golfers.
Fairways at Twin Lakes joins the party with Harold’s Revenge, named for longtime superintendent, Harold Burns.
The four-person scramble, teeing off with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. on Saturday features nine holes, chili, prizes for first- and second-place teams, as well as proximity awards.
Golfers playing the tough Donald Ross designed course will find the nine-hole round free if they shoot par or better in the scramble.
If not, the cost is $20 per person or $80 per four-person team.
Call 330-673-7888 for additional information.