Beechmont Country Club Hosts Evans Scholars Selection Committee

  • by Pat
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In January, Beechmont Country Club, in east Cleveland, hosted the Evans Scholars Selection Committee meeting.

Over 100 Evans Scholarship supporters and alumni met to hear the oral interviews of the 20 candidates for the four-year, full-ride college scholarships.

Beechmont Country Club opened its doors in 1923 and has been one of the leading clubs in the Cleveland area for nearly 100 years.

One of the unique features of the course designed by, Stanley Thompson is the elevated greens on 15 of the 18 holes, which make the course play longer than the scorecard may imply.

Beechmont Country Club hosted the inaugural Cleveland Open in 1963. At the time it boasted the largest purse ever for a professional event, $110,000. The event also had an impressive field with, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Sam Snead participating.

The Cleveland Open returned to Beechmont Country Club in 1971. Bobby Mitchell took the title and fired a course record 63, which still stands today.

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