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.

Mid-Michigan Offers Great Golf Too

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By Fred Altvater   When talking about the great golf opportunities in Michigan, the middle part of the state is sometimes overlooked. Mt. Pleasant is conveniently located on M-127 and is an easy drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, Toledo, Cleveland or Columbus. Mt. Pleasant is the home of fantastic golf, as well as, a full range […]

Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open Included Ohio Golfers

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By Fred Altvater The first ever U.S. Senior Women’s Open was held last month at historic Chicago Golf Club. Dame Laura Davies completely dominated the field of 120 women, over the age of 50, that also included 29 amateur golfers. This was a notable event in the world of golf. Women are one of the […]

Four Ohio Girl’s in 2018 US Girls’ Junior Amateur

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Four young women from Ohio qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur. Ashley Zi-Tong Au from Westerville, Pina Pipatjarasgit from Sylvania, Kristin Jamieson from Hillsboro and Madison Spiess from New Albany all made it through the qualifier held at Country Club of Hudson. The U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur was held at Poppy Hills Golf Club […]

Ohio Juniors in USGA Tournament

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  In July the 2018 US Junior was held at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.   Three Ohio junior golfers qualified for the US Junior Amateur. Jackson Chandler, from Dublin, Oscar Zimmerman from Cincinnati and Trey Rath from Powell, all made the trip to Baltusrol.     Michael Thorbjornsen from Wellesley, Massachusetts bested Akshay […]

Brandon Hoelzer Wins Ohio Amateur

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Brandon Hoelzer from Fremont fired four rounds of 68-68-70-67, which put him at 11-under par to win the 2018 Ohio Amateur by six shots over Alex Weiss at Wedgewood Country Club in Dublin. Hoelzer and runner-up Weiss, were the only two players to finish under par for the tournament. It has been a good year […]

Jillian Hollis at Marathon Classic

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An interesting story from the 2018 Marathon Classic involved a new professional golfer from Ohio, Jillian Hollis, who was given a sponsor’s exemption into the field. This was not Hollis’ first attempt at playing in the Marathon Classic, she also earned a sponsor’s invite in 2014, while still a student at the University of Georgia […]

Technology is Making Putting Easier Too!

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By Fred Altvater   As talked about earlier in this issue, modern technology over the last two decades has brought a radical revolution to golf. Advanced space-age drivers, turbo-charged golf balls, and training aids, that Arnie and his Army could only dream about, make it easier to hit a ball further and straighter than at […]

Technology Is Changing the Face of Golf Forever

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Technology has become one of the most important areas of golf advancement over the past twenty years. Since the dawn of metal woods and composite shafts, golf continues to push the boundaries of technological advancement to improve golf swings, lower scores and help golfers enjoy the game more. Here are only a few of the […]

OSU’s Will Grimmer performs well at US Open

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Ohio State Senior Will Grimmer fired two rounds of 66-69 at Springfield Country Club to win medalist honors and qualify for the U.S. Open at Shinnecock last month. This was his second appearance in a U.S. Open, he missed the cut in 2014, but was determined to improve this year. He raised eyebrows across the […]

OSU Names Therese Hession Director of Golf

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Long-time OSU Women’s Golf Coach, Therese Hession was named Director of Golf for both the men’s and women’s golf programs at Ohio State. Hessioin is not the first woman to be named Director of Golf at a Division I school, Patty Post from Delaware was the first, but Hession is the first woman to hold the […]
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