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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

Articles by John Dixon

Mount Nittany golf classic sets fundraising recor Mount Nittany golf classic sets fundraising recor
15 hours ago - Centre County Gazette
The 27th Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic, recently held at the Penn State Blue and White courses, raised a record-breaking $176,000. [Read More]
Annual fundraising golf event set for Toftrees Golf Resort Annual fundraising golf event set for Toftrees Golf Resort
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The 17th annual Shaner and JB Griffin Memorial Foundation Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, at Toftrees Golf Resort. Over the past 15 years, the tournament has raised more than $586,000 to support the community. The golf classic will benefit the [Read More]
From Humble Beginning, Mount Nittany Golf Classic Now a Major Charity Event From Humble Beginning, Mount Nittany Golf Classic Now a Major Charity Event
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
Before the Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic became a reality in 1991, the forerunner of the event was a pro-am started by Altoona automobile dealer Dean Patterson, through a friendship with professional golfer Davis Love III, at Hollidaysburg’s Scotch Valley Country Club. [Read More]
Humble beginning sets tone for current Mount Nittany Golf Classic Humble beginning sets tone for current Mount Nittany Golf Classic
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Before the Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic became a reality in 1991, the forerunner of the event was a pro-am started by Altoona automobile dealer Dean Patterson, through a friendship with professional golfer Davis Love III, at Hollidaysburg’s Scotch Valley Country Club. [Read More]
Skytop Golf Club lighting up with night scramble Skytop Golf Club lighting up with night scramble
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Skytop Mountain Golf Club, located outside of Port Matilda, already has given golfers the opportunity to skip the cart and play 18 holes while riding a golf board. Now, the club is offering another game changer for enthusiastic players looking for more out of their play. [Read More]
Back in the day, 'P-G ball' was the name of the game in Slabtown Back in the day, 'P-G ball' was the name of the game in Slabtown
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — I was born in Philipsburg and raised in the area known as Slabtown, where there existed in a five-block radius, three baseball/softball fields, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and a pinochle shelter. To say the least, it was a great place to spend one's summer days from sun [Read More]
Pros Discuss Signature Holes at Centre County Golf Courses Pros Discuss Signature Holes at Centre County Golf Courses
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
The signature hole at a golf course is the one hole that the course has decided is the most aesthetically pleasing and most photogenic. The PGA professionals at Centre County's golf facilities feel these are their clubs' signature holes. [Read More]
Jeb Boyle Carries on Family Golfing Tradition at Centre Hills Country Club Jeb Boyle Carries on Family Golfing Tradition at Centre Hills Country Club
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
State College native Jeb Boyle didn’t have far to roam from home to find his true love — golf. Boyle, who begins his 30th season as the head golf professional at Centre Hills Country Club, had mentors right in his own backyard. [Read More]
 Pros discuss signature holes at Centre County golf courses Pros discuss signature holes at Centre County golf courses
16 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The signature hole at a golf course is the one hole that the course has decided is the most aesthetically pleasing and most photogenic. A signature hole may or may not be representative of the golf course, but because of its beauty or dramatic design it is the hole featured when talked about around [Read More]
Jeb Boyle carries on family golfing tradition at Centre Hills Country Club Jeb Boyle carries on family golfing tradition at Centre Hills Country Club
16 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — State College native Jeb Boyle didn’t have far to roam from home to find his true love — golf. Boyle, who begins his 30th season as the head golf professional at Centre Hills Country Club, had mentors right in his own backyard. The Boyle family name is synonymous [Read More]
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