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.

OSU Alum Rod Spittle Retires from PGA Tour Champions

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By Fred Altvater The PGA Tour Champions is the most difficult golf tour in the world, on which, to earn a spot. Every year thousands of 45-year-old Champions Tour wannabes dream of making a run for the senior tour, when they turn 50. It sounds good, but don’t be fooled, the system is stacked against […]

Cleveland native Justin Lower barely missed PGA Tour Card for 2019

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The bad news for Canal Fulton’s Justin Lower, he missed a putt at the 72nd hole of the Web.com Tour Championship, to finish No. 26 on the Finals Series money list, just one shot away and less than $500 from earning one of the 25 exemptions for 2019 on the PGA Tour. His eight-foot birdie […]

Kyle Rodes Wins The 88th Habitec Toledo Open

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Highland Meadows Golf Club was the site of the 88th Habitec Toledo Open, last month. Rodes, from Plymouth, Michigan fired rounds of 69-64 for a total of 9-under-par, to collect the trophy. Domenic Mancinelli from Northville, Illinois and Jake Scott from Strongsville, finished two shots back, to tie for runner-up. Jon Jones, from Youngstown, was […]

Ohioans Compete in U.S. Mid-Am

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Although Tropical Storm Florence dumped over eight inches of rain on Charlotte, North Carolina, the grounds-keeping crews at both Charlotte Country Club and Carolina Golf Club had the host courses ready for play in the 38th U.S. Mid-Am Championship. Qualifying out of Dublin’s Tartan Fields, Aaron Siekmann, from Powell fired a 69 to take medalist […]

3 Ohio Women compete in US Women’s Mid-Am

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Three Ohio women earned spots in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Am held at Norwood Hills Golf Club near St. Louis last month. The Ohio qualifier was held in August at Portage Country Club in Akron. Alex Carl from Cincinnati fired a 70 to take medalist honors. Ann Miles from Dublin finished three shots back for runner-up […]

Inverness Intercollegiate Hosts 12 Collegiate Golf Teams

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The Inverness Club hosted 12 collegiate golf teams for the annual Inverness Intercollegiate at the historic club in Toledo. The University of Tennessee won the team title with a three-round score of 12-over-par. Virginia and San Francisco Universities tied for runner-up, seven shots behind the Volunteers. Thomas Walsh from Virginia was red hot for the […]

Master PGA Instructor Bobby Bourne Uses V1 Coaching Software

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By: Fred Altvater Bobby Bourne has been helping golfers, of all skill levels, to improve for 48 years and has conducted over 45,000 lessons. He has coached 12 Ohio High School State Champions, helped junior golfers earn over $3.5 million in college scholarships and even a few have gone to become professionals. Bourne has spent […]

Sun Mountain Travel Bags Make Every Golfer a Pro

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It’s that time of year when Golfaholics get the itch to head south for warmer climates to play a few rounds of golf. Traveling often requires maneuvering through an airport obstacle course and serious golfers don’t want to be seen schlepping through terminals with a sub-standard travel bag. If your travel bag is looking a […]

Callaway Announces Fall Weather Series

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Callaway Apparel recently announces the launch of the 2018 Fall Weather Series, a revolutionary collection that is expertly designed to help you stay comfortable in all playing conditions. The Fall Weather Series is a stylish, but is performance driven, providing the ultimate in versatility to help the serious golfer stay comfortable in extreme weather conditions […]

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Makes a GREAT Golf Getaway

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By Fred Altvater If you are truly looking for a golf getaway, “eh,” that will be the envy of your golf buddies, don’cha youse know. I suggest heading up I-75, cross the Mackinaw Bridge, turn left at St. Ignace and enjoy the gorgeous views along the north shore of Lake Michigan, until you reach Escanaba. […]
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