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05/28/20Frank MarchiThe Club Pro Miami Valley' s Frank Marchi fits the role By GARY NUHN Daily News Sportswriter (1977) The first time he swung at a golf ball, little, 9-year-old Frank Marchi figured he was going to hit it so hard; he'd knock it right on out of Columbus. So, let's see, grip tight, big backswing, let 'er rip. "I missed it and fell down in a heap and couldn’t get up” Marchi was remembering the other day”. “It turned out I had taken my knee cap out of place and I was laid up for two weeks” From those humble beginnings, one of Dayton'...
05/26/20Gene MarchiGene Marchi 1905 - 1969 - Thanks to the Marchi Family Providing this Material - Photos Below Gene Marchi's association with the golf business spans more than half a century. The last 40 years of it at Miami Valley Golf Club. As a lad of Ten years, he started as a caddy at Upper Arlington Golf Club in his hometown of Columbus. He toted bags at that 9-hole layout until moving to Scioto CC when it opened two years later. Gene stayed on as a caddy at Scioto throughout his high school days. After graduating from high school, Gene stayed at Scioto CC for two more years, wo...
05/03/20The MacGregor Golf CompanyThe MacGregor Golf Co. The MacGregor Golf Co. was founded on innovation -- on the creative process of making something new from existing resources. And through the thick and thin of a storied business history, the company has maintained that inventive genius in golf equipment design and manufacture. The Copying Lathe & The Rise of MacGregor It began in 1829, when the Crawford brothers founded the Dayton Shoe Last Company, in Dayton, Ohio. From shoe lasts to golf clubs? Yes, and it wasn't as circuitous or accidental a connection as one might assume. The lasts used...
09/13/14Janet Beardsley - Dayton Golf IconJanet Beardsley View Playing Bio Born in Dayton August 12, 1918, Janet Shock and her brother Don had a distinct advantage. They grew up around the golf business. Her father was the manager at Community Golf Course. Moraine Country Club professional, Alex Campbell, taught Janet to play. Mr. Kettering gave Mr. Campbell permission to use the property adjacent to what is now Kettering Memorial Hospital to give lessons. Obviously, Miss Shock was one of his better pupils. In 1933, business teacher, Dick Sommers, asked Janet to join the first golf...
08/01/93Lots of Servis TimeLots of Servis Time Miami Valley to honor one of its greats Golf Column by Bucky Albers, Golf Writer Dayton Daily News Sunday, August 1, 1993 Download Original Newspaper Article In a life that lasted 72 years, Robert Wesley Servis probably spent more time at Miami Valley Golf Club than anywhere else except his home as a young man, he practiced and played golf there practically every day. In later years, he worked there as maitre d' in the dining room. He was by far Miami Valley's most decorated golfer. That's why it is fitting that the Club is unveilin...
07/21/81Bob Servis Take it Easel BeaselBob Servis…Take it easel, Beasel The best amateur golfer in Ohio just up and put his clubs away Tees and Fairways by Gary Nuhn, Staff Sports Writer Dayton Daily News, Sunday, July 12, 1981 Download Original Newspaper Article It is a tall cup, maybe what, 2 ½ feet tall? The silver is chipping off it, it having been around since 1919 when the Governor of Ohio, James M. Cox, gave it to the Ohio Golf Association to honor its yearly champion, the man who won the Ohio Amateur The Cup sat on a table out front of the pro shop at Miami Valley Golf Club...
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