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Press Release April 26, 2019
MOHAWK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Mohawk Golf and Country Club, located at 4399 South State Route 231 Tiffin, OH, is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, May 11th. A tournament will be held starting at 11 AM, followed by a dinner for members and their guests at 5 PM. Historical exhibits will be on display and a brief summary of the history will be presented at the dinner.
Mohawk Golf Club was incorporated at the Shawhan Hotel in Tiffin on May 10th, 1919. After visits to the site, Donald J. Ross, golf architect, designed the nine hole course. The course was opened for play in 1921 with the clubhouse located across from the ninth green.
An additional nine by architect Fred Garbin, as well as a new clubhouse and swimming pool, were completed for opening in April, 1970. The club name was changed from Mohawk Golf Club to Mohawk Golf & Country Club in 2004. In 2013 the club hired golf course architect Brian Huntley for a restoration plan that included bringing the course back toward the style of Donald Ross.
For additional information contact:
Dr. Roy Zinn at email@example.com, 419-937-6501 or Golf Professional Nick Dendinger at firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-447-5951.
Mohawk G&CC website
PGA Tour Plays Another Ross!
The PGA Tour will be playing the Rocket Mortgage Classic on June 27-30, 2019 at the Detroit Golf Club. The Club has two 18 hole courses, the North and the South, designed by Donald Ross in 1914. The Ross connection to the Detroit Golf Club is especially strong considering that Alec Ross, the brother of Donald Ross, was the club professional there for 31 years prior to his retirement in 1945.
Link to Detroit Golf Club
Link to Tournament Website
This Saturday, 128 of the best women amateur golfers will start play in the USGA Women’s Amateur Four Ball at Timuquana CC, a 1923 Donald Ross design.
Timuquana Course Tour
Championship Fast Facts
Donald Ross Society member Vaughn Halyard and Jeff Mingay look at the career of Ron Prichard in Golf Course Architecture Magazine.
Click here to read the article
Golf Heritage Society Event – Thursday May 23rd
Tumblebrook GC – Coopersburg, Pa.
The Golf Heritage Society would like to extend an invitation to any Donald Ross Society member or Hickory player to a 9-hole hickory event on this Donald Ross Course just outside of Philadelphia. Tee off around 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a Show-n-Tell of your favorite collectible. Bob Gettis, former president of the now Golf Heritage Society will host.
You will need to email Bob directly at email@example.com to sign-up and for further details.
(This is NOT a Donald Ross Society run event, and ALL sign-ups/details will be handled by the Golf Heritage Society).
Price for walkers is just $12 and carters $22. Lunch will be available after golf.
He will have some hickory sets available at no charge for those that may not have a set and want to give hickory a try. You can walk or ride. Consider bringing a friend!
For information on the course, please see: https://tumblebrookgolf.com/
For information on the Golf Heritage Society, please see: https://www.golfheritage.org/events/
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Architect Kris Spence has just completed this restoration.
Sara Bay Article October 2018
Read Jason Way's article (FriedEgg.com) about the restoration efforts at Cedar Rapids Country Club. Vaughn Halyard, one of our Ross Historians, led the charge.
Jason Way - Fried Egg Article
Please see the link to the Golf Course Architecture's article and interview with Andrew Green
Golf Course Architecture Article - Sept 2018
Elk Rapids GC was a recipient of a Donald Ross Society Grant. Please see what the club wrote to it's members below, in addition to viewing the video and article about the completion of the course.
Elk Rapids GC Article
ERGC Receives Ross Society Grant
Last fall, we let Mr. Becken know about our "course completion" project planned for 2018. He encouraged us to apply to the DRS Foundation for a grant to help with the project. We did, and the Foundation subsequently approved a $ 6,000 grant to ERGC. Through the generosity of the DRSF, two new tee boxes that were unfunded "future projects" were completed this spring along with our other course improvements.
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