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The Ohio Amateur has had some

very big names hoist its trophy

over its long history. Robert Servis

holds the record with five Ohio

Amateur victories in the 1930’s

and 1940’s. Ben Curtis, John

Cook and Toledo’s own, Frank

Stranahan, all won two Ohio

Amateurs before professional golf


But no former winner can match

the name, Arnold Palmer.

Back when he was still a paint

salesman from Cleveland, after

being released from active duty

with the Coast Guard, Palmer won

the Ohio Amateur in consecutive

years, 1953 and 1954. Both wins

helped him gain the confidence to

also add the 1954 U.S. Amateur

Championship to his resume,

before he began one of the most

storied professional golf careers

of all time.

Did you know there was a Toledo

connection? Palmer’s 1954 Ohio

Amateur win came at Sylvania

Country Club.

To commemorate that historic

feat and to recognize Sylvania Country Club’s 100th anniversary


Ohio Golf Association


reserved the third week in July

to bring the 2016 Ohio Amateur

back to Sylvania Country Club.

Even though those dates had

been reserved several years ago,

Sylvania Country Club became

aware of a possible conflict last

year. To add to the confusion,

the 2016 Olympics forced the

Arnold palmer

1953 swing

Arnold palmer

1954 ohio amateur


Arnold palmer

1954 us amateur

champion trophy

Arnold palmer

coast guard


2016 Ohio Amateur Moved to Findlay Country Club

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