Each Memorial Day Weekend, Zoar Golf Club holds the Zoar Memorial. This 36-hole competition for the amateur golfer also honors and remembers those players that have significantly contributed to the game of golf.
The 2021 Honoree is Greg Goodrich.
Goodrich is widely regarded as one of the premier Champion Golfers of the region. He won six Tuscarawas County Amateur Championships from 1964 to 1971. He was the winner of six Clay City Opens from 1963-1985. Greg was also the winner of over 100 tournaments in Tuscarawas County and around the state.
Most players go an entire lifetime without a hole in one, Greg has had six in his career!
His past has also included serving as a Golf Professional, Greens Superintendent and Director of Golf at 3 different golf facilities in the 80's and 90's.
Goodrich commented on his honor at Zoar Golf Club by attributing his success to his family and fellow golfers. "I have had an unbelievable career in golf, it's a great game. I have played with the best and I am thankful for the friendships I have made."
Goodrich was born and educated in Dennison, Ohio. He furthered his Education at Kent State University and Columbus Business University. He is currently the President and owner of Goodrich Enterprises. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1982.
Also, the local golf community remembers Roy Kennedy, a past Champion Golfer.
Kennedy won the Tuscarawas County Amateur in 1968, The Clay City Open
in 1970 and numerous other amateur tournaments in Tuscarawas County.
Roy also competed annually in the Ohio Public Links and
Ohio Amateur championships.
He was born and educated in Gnadenhutten, retired from the railroad and passed in 2015. Roy was a WWII veteran.
Goodrich commented that Roy, "...will always be remembered as a tough competitor and had tremendous ball striking ability."
The 2020 Zoar Memorial Champion was Eric Crone in the open division, while Brad Baker won his 4th title in the senior division.
The Zoar Memorial tees of Saturday morning at 11:30 and concludes on Sunday afternoon.
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