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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

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Several club champions crowned on local courses Several club champions crowned on local courses
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Philipsburg Elks Country Club held its 2017 men’s club championship over the Labor Day weekend with five-time champion Pat Brown collecting another trophy by defeating runner-up Bo Sankey, 9 and 8, over 36 holes. Placing third was Jordan Albright, followed by Adam Timchak in fourth. [Read More]
McLaughlin, Fry win championship flights at PSU Blue McLaughlin, Fry win championship flights at PSU Blue
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Penn State Blue Course Ladies League recently held its gross and net division championships: In the nine-hole event, winners were: Connie McLaughlin, championship flight gross; Anne Fry, championship flight net; Karen Wheeler, first-flight gross; Fiona Adams, first-flight net; Sue Sargo, second- [Read More]
Mount Nittany Golf Classic Sets Fundraising Record Mount Nittany Golf Classic Sets Fundraising Record
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
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]
Mount Nittany golf classic sets fundraising record Mount Nittany golf classic sets fundraising record
9 weeks 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
10 weeks 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
11 weeks 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
12 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
14 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
15 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
25 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]
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