OFF THE TEE: Oglebay Women’s Golf Association begins season

Another season of Oglebay Women’s Golf Association has arrived.

The league got underway with the spring banquet that was held at Wilson Lodge. More than 40 members were in attendance and the association also gained 10 new members.

According to Chris Muroski, who oversees the the league, the club has both nine and 18-hole leagues with three flights to accomodate all skill levels.

One of the main events for the OWGA comes on June 17 with a four-woman scramble tournament. The top three teams will receive cash prizes for both the low net and low gross.

There’s still an opportunity to join the OWGA. If you’re interested, or have questions, please call Muroski at 304-233-4785.


On top of its tournaments, events and challenging course, Belmont Hills is also hosting Demo Days, which are open to the public.

Ping will hold a demo day on Saturday, May 3. Two other Demo Days were held on Saturday.


I am not nearly a good enough golfer to offer much advice for your games in this space, but I know enough to avoid the hornets.

During the Malaysian Open Friday, Pablo Larrazabal had to jump into a water hazard to avoid the insect attack. He didn’t totally avoid the attack. He was stung four times and needed medical treatment. He even had to play the final five holes in a shirt he borrowed from someone because the hornets returned once he put his original shirt back on.

“They were three times the size of bees,” Larrazabal was quoted by the Associated Press. “They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time.”

So as you play round after round this spring and summer, avoid the hornets.


If you know of golf happenings or local folks shining in the golf industry or field, feel free to let us know. We’re looking for anything local golf related to run in this space. Whether it’s scramble or tournament results, we want it. Don’t hesitate to send information of hole in ones, double eagles, etc. You can skip the bogeys, however.


  • The third annual Saints Club/Butch Soukup Memorial Golf Scramble will be held at Belmont Hills on Sunday, May 4. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. Tournament director Randy Mellott is expecting a full field of 38 teams to take part in the event, which will have all of its proceeds benefit the St. Clairsville High School Golf Program. After the round of golf, the players will go to the St. Clairsville American Legion Post 159 for an Outback catered dinner. Prior to the round, Starbucks will provide coffee and pastries. There will be several special contests during the round. Baumer Financial Group is sponsoring a $10,000 hole-in-one prize on Hole #2 and Sabo Insurance is sponsoring a $5,000 putting contest.The tournament will also honor the St. C. senior golfers from the 2013 season as honorary captains. The top two teams will receive prizes.For more information, contact Mellott at 695-2406.
  • The 23rd Annual Soup Kitchen Golf Scramble will be held Friday, May 2 at Crispin Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1:00. The entry fee is $75 and entry information can be called in to Becky at 304-233-2992. Lunch and dinner are included and 18 hole prizes will be awarded along with cash prizes for top three teams. The Soup Kitchen served over 120,000 meals last year and proceeds from the tournament will help with providing this service.
  • The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its third annual golf scramble on Saturday, May 10 at Fairway Riverside Golf Course in Sardis. The four-player, better ball scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Cash prizes for the top three teams will be awarded. Door prizes, raffles and other events will also be held. The entry fee is $200 per team, which includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. For more information, please contact Kevin Winkler at 310-0610 or via email at
  • The Shadyside Boosters will hold their annual “Tee Up for Tigers” four-man golf scramble on Saturday, May 17 at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course in Armstrong Mills. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and the entry fee is $200 per team. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams and lunch and beverages will be provided. There will also be door prizes and raffles. To enter a team, sign up at Eddie’s Barbershop in Shadyside.
  • THE FLUSHING Masonic Temple will hold its annual scholarship golf scramble on May 17 at the Cadiz Country Club.

The tournament, which is open to the first 22 paid teams, costs $60 a man or $240 per team. There is an optional skins game for $5 per man or $20 per team.

The cost of the tournament includes steak dinner, awards, door prizes, beverages on the course, cart and golf.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is slated for 11:30 a.m. and a hot dog lunch will be served at that time.

All proceeds from the event will go toward two $500 scholarships to benefit Union Local and Harrison Central High School students.

For more information, or to register, please contact William McGowan at 740-942-0473 or Chuck Bizzari at 740-942-8196.

  • THE THIRD annual Thomas R. Dowler Memorial Classic Golf Scramble will be held on May 19 at Belmont Hills Country Club. The event benefits the Thomas R. Dowler Fund that supports students, faculty, program and facilities for Belmont College.

The event will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Lunch and registration will begin at 11 a.m. Following the round, dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The cost for a team is $500 or $125 per player. There will also be prizes, a putting contest and a 50-50 raffle. For more information, to register or become a sponsor of the event, please conact R.J. Konkoleski at 699-3980.

  • THE 15th annual Sons of Italy Bellaire Lodge #754 will hold its annual golf scramble to benefit Alzheimers & Cooley’s Anemia Charities on Monday, June 9 at Oglebay Park’s Crispin Course.

The scramble costs $200 per team and includes green fees, cart, refreshments on the course and dinner after the round. The tournament, which will award prizes to the top three placing teams, is limited to 36 teams.

The prizes will for winning is $400, the second place team will receive $200 and the third place team receives $100.

For more information or to register a team, please contact Phil Pata at 695-0691.

  • A SCRAMBLE to benefit the Amanda Rosepapa Foundation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course in Armstrong Mills. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

The entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team and the event is limited to 20 teams. Teams are being encouraged to pre-register with a $50 deposit to ensure team entry. For more information, please call Rose Rosepapa at 310-4086 or Anita Day at 676-0366.

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