Off the Tee: Oglebay Women’s Club makes donation

The Oglebay Women’s Golf Club is doing its part to help the community and more specifically fellow women.

The club donated the proceeds from its annual golf tournament to the YWCA Wheeling and the Tri-County Help Center in St. Clairsville. The event was held in June and it raised $1,000 with a full field of golfers taking part.

The $1,000 that the tournament raised was then matched by “passionate sponsor” Niki Mullinix, who is a partner and certified financial planner at Mosaic Wealth Consulting in Canonsburg.

During the course of the event, a representative from the YWCA and Tri-County Help Center spoke to the golfers, describing the services each group provides to area victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The OWGC is spearheaded by Carol Varner (president), Carol Johnson (raffle coordinator), Joyce Berdine (sponsorships) and Chris Murkoski (tournament director).


The annual Tom Donahue Memorial Golf Scramble was held on June 17 at BecWood Hills Golf Course. The Dwayne Pielech team won the first-place prize with a score of 58. The squad captained by Mike Becca was second with a 59, while Jeff Lucas’ team was third with a 60.

The Bellaire American Legion Post 52 expressed its appreciation to speonsors, donors and members of the American Legion family for all of the support and help in making the event a resounding success.


The Dick Gibbons Memorial event was held on July 12. Art Lightner captured the 9-hole title with a score of 34. He was two shots better than Tom Mitchell. Chris Bommer (37), Bob Green (37), George Melnik (38) and Gary Mercer (38) rounded out the top five.

In the handicap scoring portion of the event, Robbie Evans prevailed with a 32. He was two shots clear of Josh Green and Don DeWitt.

The club held its annual Presidents Cup event on July 15 and 16. Bob Green and Jay Davis prevailed with a score of 125, including rounds of 65 and 60. Nick Klamut and Dick Moore were second with a score of 133. Larry Goodnight and Jerry Yuhase finished third with a 136, while Robbie Evans and Joe Kosar were fourth at 136. Mart Hartline and Rich Colley finished fifth with a 139.

In the handicap scoring, Chris Bommer and Gary Mercer prevailed with a 120.

The Club Marshall event was held last Thursday. Roger Kupfer prevailed by five shots with a round of 31. Chris Bommer was second. George Melnik, Bob Green and Rich Colley rounded out the top five. All posted rounds of 37.

The handicap scoring crown went to Nick Klamut with a 33. Bob Hicks with second with a 33 and Terry Younkins was third with a 34.


Prep golf practice officially begins a week from Tuesday. Area players continued to work toward their respective seasons in junior play. Barnesville’s Davey Wells fired an 82 to finish 10th in the ECOJC event last week.

In the First National Bank Junior Golf Tour at Oak Shadows, St. Clairsville’s duo of Brandon Vucelich and Jacob Jeffries finished second and third overall with identical scores of 79. Buckeye Local’s Emily Holzapfel was seventh.

In the 13-15 year old division, Luke Kroll finished second with a round of 80.


The club held its annual Couples Golf outing on July 13. Tim and Jen Roberts and Dave and Kim Miller tied for the win with a score of 10-under.



The event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Cadiz Country Club, beginning with a noon shotgun start. The entry fee is $100 per player and that includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and beverages. The field is limited to 36 teams. To enter, please call 740-942-6206.


Powhatan Saner Post 228 American Legion Youth Fund is sponsoring a three man golf scramble on August 5 at 9 a.m. at Clairmar golf course in Powhatan. The entry fee is $200 per team and hole sponsorships are available for $50. Fee includes cart, beverages, lunch at turn and dinner following. Teams are limited. It is being held in memory of Tony and Eileen Vallelongo. For more information, please call 740-795-4190 or 740-359-6513.


The St. Joseph, Tiltonsville, Holy Name Society is sponsoring its 35th annual four-man golf scramble on Saturday, August 12 at Fairway River Links in Rayland. Entry fee for the 7 a.m. shotgun start is $50 per golfer and includes a golf cart and continuous food and beverages. Cash prizes, skins game, closest-to-the-pin competition and 50/50 raffle are also scheduled. Hole sponsorships are available at $25. Registration at the Fairway River Links or by phoning: (740) 859-9304 or (740)859-2698