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A triumph through tragedy

September 27, 2016 BASCOM — Being 25 and not having started a family yet, I don’t know the magnitude of loss a parent feels when they lose a child. Not many can speak to the feeling, or terror. more »»

Three more additions to my hand-picked local Ryder Cup dream team

September 25, 2016 Last week on these pages I announced that I was going to emulate U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III by choosing members to my own local Ryder Cup team. more »»

Putting together my Ryder Cup team from a pool of local golfers

September 18, 2016 Davis Love III is this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup captain. Eight golfers qualified on points and Love gets to select four captain’s picks to round out the tea. more »»

A golf scramble with a very special meaning to this columnist

September 11, 2016 Most ardent golfers love to play in scrambles. For those readers who are not golf enthusiasts and may not be familiar with a golf scramble, let me explain the concept. more »»

Earning the Olympic grade: Reflections of Rio2016

September 6, 2016 The updated vision of the Olympic Movement is “a better world through sport. more »»

Golf’s return to the Olympics a success despite absence of top players

August 28, 2016 After an absence of 112 years, the game of golf returned to the Olympics in Rio. As the event unfolded it was the absence of the top four male golfers in the world that seemed to be the story. more »»

Beyond the Rings: 2016 Rio Olympics serves as living classroom for academic experience

August 21, 2016 When Rio received the IOC blessing to stage the world's largest sports festival, only 18 percent of the city's 6.5 million people had access to public transportatio. more »»

The old Seneca County League athletic reunion brings back memories

August 21, 2016 It was, for sure, a gathering of senior citizens. more »»

Uber and WhatsApp trending at 2016 Rio Olympics

August 13, 2016 The Rio Olympics in 2016 have been a cornucopia of magical memories and frustrating disappointments for athletes, organizers, hosts, sponsors and spectators — including the 15 members of the Tiffin... more »»

T.W.I.G. — Men’s Olympic golf, snail-like pace of play and another 58?

August 13, 2016 Despite my complaint about professionals playing golf in the Olympics, I still tuned in this week for the first two rounds of competition. Perhaps it was the start time. At 6:30 a.m. more »»

An amazing summer followed by a season of change

August 6, 2016 The calendar tells us that the summer is about as long as any of the other three seasons in a year. But we all know better. Summer in Ohio means long, relaxing days, baseball and cookouts. more »»

Some serious (or not) advice for all you golf fanatics out there

August 6, 2016 Over the multitude of years that I have played this great game, I have heard a lot of people say things that were meant as sound advice for anyone willing to listen. more »»

Brazil can throw a sports party, after effects highlight country's plight

August 5, 2016 The streets of Leblon in Rio de Janeiro, temporary home for the Tiffin University contingency during the Olympics, was alive at midnight before the Opening Ceremonies to welcome one of the last legs... more »»

Olympic Games will include golf, if one cares to tune in and watch

July 24, 2016 When the Olympic Games begin a couple of weeks from now in Rio, golf will be on the list of sports people can enjoy watchin. more »»

He’s still the People’s Champ, but with a caveat

July 16, 2016 TROON, Scotland (AP) — As Phil Mickelson struts around Royal Troon, positioning himself to make a run at a sixth major championship, there’s no doubt he remains the People’s Champion. more »»

After some tough years, Hada made ’Berg a winner

July 16, 2016 The resignation of Heidelberg softball coach Betsy Hada brought back memories of the day she was hired in 2008. I was driving somewhere when my phone rang. more »»

Bridging the generations through the game of golf at Seneca Hills

July 16, 2016 Have you seen those puzzles that show you five pictures and ask you to find the one that doesn’t belong? You will see an apple, a pear, an orange, a banana and a puppy. more »»

TWIG — A PGA cancellation, a woman’s major and local controversy

July 10, 2016 Let’s start with the PGA Tour. If you were wondering where the men were playing this week, the answer is nowhere. more »»

Dustin Johnson in a major tournament means a rules controversy

July 2, 2016 All sports competition has to have rules. Without them most games would likely result in anarchy. more »»

Rio Olympics likely to surpass local expectations

June 29, 2016 June 2016 may best be remembered for the Cavs' run in ending Cleveland's championship drought. more »»



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