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It’s Time for the Marathon Classic

FRED Altvater

“May my swing be straight, and the ball fly far. May my round

be blessed with no more than Par.“ Golfaholic Prayer

If you could kick

the person in the

pants responsible

for most of your

trouble, you

wouldn’t sit for

a month

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Here we are after the July 4th weekend and already half way through

the golf season in the northern portion of the country.

In conversations I have had with golf course operators, they are seeing

a slight increase in overall play, but their sales of merchandise and

equipment are below normal. Even though the country in general is

experiencing a recovering economy, our local golf economy is still

not back to normal.

We are very lucky here in northwestern Ohio and southeastern

Michigan to have a variety of golf courses at our disposal; we can still

play at reduced prices.

We are happy to feature the Marathon Classic o

n our cover this month.

July will see the 31st edition of the annual LPGA Tour tournament in

Toledo. Judd Silverman and his staff do an excellent job each year

luring the best women golfers to visit Toledo, plus this year CBS will

broadcast the final round on network television, a bonus for us all.

The Jamie Farr Classic and now the Marathon Classic has generated

$9.2 million for area children’s charities and they have set a goal to

hit the $10 million mark this year. That is an amazing statistic for our

community. Do your part to help area children’s charities and support

the Marathon Classic July 14-17.


Open Championship will be held at Royal Troon

which has a

history of American winners. Another opportunity for local golf fans

to see the best golfers is to attend th

e U.S. Senior Open to be held


the historic Scioto Country Club in Columbus in August.

Play golf for fun and exercise. I hope I see you on the Back 9.

NWO Golf Links