Rich Brumbaugh, assistant golf coach and former athletic director of Mogadore High School, has plenty to brag about when he heads to golf practice with the ever-solid Wildcats this week.

Brumbaugh, competing at Prestwick Country Club in Uniontown, recently holed the par-3 number 2 hole.

The second hole has a large green guarded by bunkers left and right but Brumbaugh didn’t need to mind the sand as his ball traveled the 147 yards into the hole.

Rootstown and Southeast expand college golf programs

Many area high schools are struggling to create a golf program as teams hit the fairways with only four or five golfers instead of the preferable six to build a full team.

Area schools are beginning to set up youth programs to help grow their golf teams.

This summer, local Southeast schools, with an extensive junior program that includes several leagues at the Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course in Lake Milton and a Pirates Play Golf for elementary students, are participating in several college games against Rootstown.

It’s the first time Rootstown has had a college team in 10 years.

Both schools travel between Sunny Hill Golf Course in Brimfield, home of Rovers, and Olde Dutch Mill, for their matches.

Stow’s Lucas Cutlip progresses in Drive, Chip and Putt

Stow's Lucas Cutlip qualified in the 12-13 division at the regional qualifier for the Drive, Chip and Putt competition at Westfield Country Club.

Regional qualifying for the Drive, Chip and Putt contest was held at the Westfield Country Club to determine young people entering the region.

Among the qualifiers was Stow’s Lucas Cutlip with 116 points in the boys 12-13 category.

Cutlip advances to Scioto Country Club in Columbus for the regional on September 10.

Cutlip was the Portage County Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur 12-U Division Champion in July.

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Saturday and August 28: 52nd PORTAGE COUNTY SENIOR AMATEUR, Windmill, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Lakes, Kent. (50 and over, four divisions, $100/person. Last day to register is Wednesday.) Info: Email [email protected]text 330-206-9083)


September 11th : VFW Post 9716 Golf Outing, Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent. (Four person scramble. Contact Chad Brazill, 330-289-7414.)