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.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know the Answers to the Top Golf Questions for 2018

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By Fred Altvater   –Will Justin Thomas continue to dominate? Justin Thomas had a career year in 2017. The 24-year-old won early and often, collecting a total of five wins, including his first major title at the PGA Championship. He finished runner-up to Xander Schauffele at the season-ending Tour Championship, but that was good enough […]

Golf Generates $3.9 Billion Annually for Charity

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By: Fred Altvater   If you are one of the 12 million golfers that participated in a charity golf outing, you helped raise a total of $3.9 Billion for donation to thousands of charitable organizations across the country. Everyone is aware of the $2.4 billion the PGA Tour has raised through its tournaments, since 1938. […]

1966 Glass City Classic Offered the Largest Purse in LPGA History

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By Fred Altvater Toledo has hosted a continuous event on the LPGA Tour since 1984, but long before the Marathon Classic, or Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, a future Hall of Famer, Sandra Haynie won one of the tour’s largest checks, at the time, in the 1966 Glass City Classic. Haynie fired a final-round one-under-par 70 […]

Let It Snow, Let It Snow…….

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In January, most of Northern Michigan is covered in a blanket of snow. Skiers and snowmobilers, rather than golfers, are busily playing in the fluffy white stuff. It may seem like an odd time to feature Boyne Golf Resort, nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, on the cover of a golf magazine, But it’s […]

Evans Scholarships Continue to Help Young People Succeed

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By Fred Altvater   The Evans Scholars program endows former caddies with full-ride collegiate scholarships and the success stories are impressive. For those of you not familiar with the Evans Scholarship Foundation and their collegiate scholarship program, Evans Scholars Foundation currently awards tuition, books, plus room and board to over 985 students at 19 universities, […]

Matt Ginella Finds Bandon Dunes to be a Magical Experience

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By: Fred Altvater   Golf Channel’s Travel Expert, Matt Ginella can travel to any golf course in the world and be welcomed with open arms. But, where does he go, when he gets the chance for a personal golf vacation? Bandon Dunes, of course. Ginella thinks so highly of Mike Keiser’s creation on Oregon’s Pacific […]

2017/2018 Winter Travel Issue

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Enjoy our winter travel publication. Click the cover to get started.

Carl’s Golfland Makes HUGE Jump to the Future of Golf

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By: Fred Altvater   Last month I had an opportunity to visit Carl’s Golfland in suburban Detroit. Carl’s Golfland is a leader in professional club fitting, offering a fully stocked retail store, plus a driving range, with covered hitting bays for year-round golf in Michigan. In addition, they are one of the largest online golf […]

Veterans Golf Association Completes 2017 Season

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  The Veteran Golfers Association is committed to promoting the game of golf to veterans and their family members. The VGA develops programs that allow members to compete, socialize, and remain physically active through the game of golf. The Veterans Golf Association (VGA) is an international golf organization introducing the game of golf to military […]

Golf Life Navigators Can HELP YOU FIND YOUR Best Match in Florida

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If you are nearing leaving your nine-to-five job and dreaming of retirement to a golf community in Florida as your new address, how do you know which of the over 1,000 golf courses and neighborhoods is just right for you? Golf Life Navigators can help you with one of the most important decisions you will […]
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