Stacy, Spragg keep Doc’s FAGA legacy alive

By JOHN REITMAN sTAFF WRITER If anyone had told Eli Stacy a decade ago that one day he would be running tournaments for the Findlay Area Golf Association, he probably wouldn’t have believed it. Now that he has taken over tournament management for the late Dr. Charles...

Area golf: Cooks’ mission is promoting youth golf

By JOHN REITMAN STAFF WRITER Promoting junior golf has been a lifelong mission for Cathy Cook, so it is only natural that she sometimes gets emotional when the topic comes up. When she and her brother, John Cook, the former PGA Tour and current Champions Tour player dropped in...

Area Golf: Golf was Doc Spragg’s passion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an updated version of a story about Charles “Doc” Spragg that was published in The Courier on July 5, 2014. Spragg, a local booster for youth golf for more than four decades, died in Florida Monday at age 76. By JOHN REITMAN STAFF WRITER...

Area Golf: New training center set at Red Hawk

By JOHN REITMAN Staff Writer The way Jim Cook sees it, any golf course that wants a steady stream of players coming through the door in the future needs a steady trickle of newcomers to the game. The way to accomplish that, says Cook, who is in his fourth year of operating Red...

Can the Olympics give golf a boost?

By JOHN REITMAN STAFF WRITER The summer Olympics are flush with historic names and moments: Jesse Owens winning four gold medals as Adolf Hitler looked on with displeasure at the 1936 games in Berlin; Mark Spitz taking home seven golds in 1972 in Munich; and boxer Cassius Clay...

Golf: Bain is FCC’s ‘prime minister of fun’

By JOHN REITMAN Staff Writer It might be time for a title change for Chad Bain. As the director of golf, membership and marketing at Findlay Country Club, Bain’s job is to make sure the club delivers a diverse menu of activities to hang onto the members it already has and...

Golf: Golf is in the midst of a crucial run

By JOHN REITMAN Staff Writer If there ever was a game that needed an unprecedented come-from-behind finish down the final stretch of its season, professional golf is it. Although Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship might signal the last official major of the...

Pro golf: Mental game important for UF grad Petty

By JOHN REITMAN Staff Writer The great Bobby Jones once said “golf is played on a 51/2-inch course — the space between your ears.” Former University of Findlay golfer Kasey Petty can attest to that. Since turning professional in May, Petty won a U.S....

Golf: Topgolf a fun way to test your skills

By JOHN REITMAN STAFF WRITER During the past two decades, golf has struggled to find its place in America’s sports culture. Core golfers, those who play at least eight rounds per year, remain devoted to the game, but their numbers are dwindling. According to the National...

Local Golf: St. Jean fitting right in as UT assistant coach

  By JOHN REITMAN staff writer TOLEDO — For four years, Stephanie St. Jean was a pretty good golfer for the University of Toledo. After one year as a graduate assistant, she learned that she is a pretty good coach as well. A 2011 Findlay High graduate, St. Jean is...