Zoar Memorial

Independent Event

Zoar Golf Club, Sun May 26, 2019, 10:00 AM Start

8229 Dover-Zoar Road NE, Zoar   COURSE DETAILS >
FORMAT/FIELD: Individual Stroke Play, Amateur

Zoar GCA 36-hole amateur stroke play championship contested at scratch, with prizes provided at the player’s choice.

The Zoar Memorial is open to any low handicap amateur, with a Senior Division for players age 50+.

Entry Fee: $120 per player includes all fees: golf, cart, prizes, skins. Optional skins pot will be $10 per day.

To enter, email Brad Haynes at Zoar Golf Club or call the pro shop at 330-874-4653.

John Columbo 2019 Zoar Honoree

The event takes the opportunity to honor and remember players from past years of tournament competition in the region. The 2019 Honoree is John Colombo of Roswell, Ohio.

John, 80, is a lifelong resident of Tuscarawas County and was a regular winner in the Tuscarawas District Golf Association tournaments. His sons, John, Craig and Chris, all inherited his passion for the game. His first win came when he was 15 years old. He started to play golf when he worked at the “old Country Club”, now Union CC, when it was just 9 holes. He said he mowed, raked bunkers, caddied and played on Mondays.

He remembered the TDGA as a very good and well run organization by Warner Kopp. Kopp was the recipient of the 2018 “IN MEMORY” recognition. The organization hosted tournaments at Sugarcreek, Wilkshire, Green Valley, Big Bend, Hickory Flatts, River Greens, Union CC and Zoar GC.

Colombo was a four sport letterman at Midvale High School. There was no golf team back then so he enjoyed track, baseball, football and basketball. Colombo has the distinction of making the first basket ever in a state tournament in the new St. John’s Arena at Ohio State. Midvale lost to eventual state champion Ayersville.

This year’s “In Memory” recognition is Jack Matchett, Colombo’s longtime golf partner who passed away ten years ago. Colombo said he was a fun-loving, joke telling player that everyone enjoyed in their foursome. “I am pleased that our names will be on the board next to each other,” said Colombo. “I miss him every day.”

Defending Champions: Championship Division – Ian Hardesty – 142; Senior Division – Brad Baker 145