Columnist: Fred Altvater

Fred AltvaterFred Altvater is a certified USGTF Level III Golf Instructor, who is the Publisher of the Ohio Golf Journal. He is also a radio show host for the Back 9 Report and has a Roku channel, also called the Back 9 Report.

He enjoys giving golf lessons that help golfer’s of every ability. During his hands-on lessons, he specializes in quickly assessing a golfer’s weakness and helping them correct it in a way that creates an immediate improvement in their game. Get his FREE 5 steps to taking strokes off your game online course with videos at Thought Leaders Online Courses.

11th Annual National Golf Day Enlightened Congressmen

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By: Fred Altvater In April, more than 300 golf industry leaders converged on Washington D.C. to meet with congressional leaders to enlighten them on the importance of the golf industry to the country. The 11th annual National Golf Day was held April 24-25. It featured over 230 activities and meetings to discuss golf’s 15,000 diverse […]

Spring has Finally Arrived!

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It appears Spring has finally reached Ohio. The temperatures are warming up, the sun is making the grass green up and birds are building nests around my house. I even have one pesky woodpecker, who is trying to attract a sexy female by drumming on the flashing that surrounds the chimney on the roof of […]

Opportunities for Junior Golfers in Ohio

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Everywhere around Ohio junior programs are available to get kids started in golf. One of the first junior golf programs in the country began in Toledo in 1973. The Toledo Junior Golf Association is celebrating 45 years of providing a series of great tournaments for NW Ohio junior golfers to enjoy competitive competition and prepare […]

The Long Family Has a Rich Golf History in Ohio

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The Long family has been involved in the golf business in Ohio, since Jim Long bought Riverby Hills 46 years ago. Jim’s son, Cary, who is now the general manager of both Riverby Hills and Eagles Landing in the Toledo area resides near Grand Rapids and lives in the same house previously owned by his […]

Reynolds Lake Oconee Offers a Six-Pack of Great Golf Courses

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Reynolds Lake Oconee has been providing the best golf experience and comfortable outdoor lifestyle for visitors and residents for 100 years.   Families quickly came to recognize the natural beauty of both the river and the Oconee forest, plus the outdoor recreation available. As more and more guests decided to “linger longer,” they turned short […]

Tiger Woods Will Play in 2018 Memorial Tournament

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The Memorial Tournament has been held at Muirfield Village Golf Club since Roger Maltbie won in 1976. The course and the tournament are the pride of the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. It annually draws a stellar field of PGA Tour professionals to Columbus and has generated millions of dollars in charitable donation the Nationwide Children’s […]

Bedford Hills Golf Club unveils new Scoring APP

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Bedford Hills Golf Club in Toledo has announced a new scoring APP for outings and group events at their club for 2018. They recently installed the technology to offer real time scoring, while an event is in progress. VPAR is an APP that can be downloaded to any smart phone prior to the first tee […]

Sylvania CC Hosts Women’s Program

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More and more women are taking up the game of golf, but even more ladies are apprehensive about stepping into the male dominated world of golf. Sylvania Country Club has a plan to help women, who would like to learn a little about golf without the intimidation. Throughout the entire month of May, Sylvania Country […]

Toledo Metro Golf Association Begins 2018 Season

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The Toledo Metro Golf Association’s mission is to have fun and provide a venue for serious golfers of all levels to experience competitive golf. The 2018 schedule includes events at, Ottawa Park, Chippewa, Fostoria CC, Red Hawk, Fremont CC, Detwiler, Heatherdowns CC, as well as, several other area courses. To view the 2018 schedule and […]

CBS’ Jim Nantz to Receive Award at Firestone

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Long time CBS Announcer, Jim Nantz to receive 2018 Ambassador of Golf award at WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Northern Ohio Golf Charities will bestow the 2018 Ambassador of Golf Award to CBS Announcer Jim Nantz during the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in August at Firestone CC. The Ambassador of Golf Award is presented annually to a person […]
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