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Duffer's Alley Week of September 17, 2014

Well the 2014 golf season is over and it was far too short. But it was sweet. Cleveland's NNGA Chapter continued to grow. Its recruiting efforts paid big dividends as an entire new group of men were added to its membership through its "Associate Member" program. Young men like Deshon ...

Duffer's Alley Week of September 3, 2014

Well, the more things change the more they stay the same. At least that how it goes when it comes to the Championship of Cleveland's NNGA chapter. For the third consecutive year, Jeff Gilbert is the overall champion. But we'll get to him later. The weekend of August 23, 24 ...

Duffer's Alley Week of August 20, 2014

Well, it's that time of the season when the members of the various golf leagues get real serious. Bragging rights for the next six/seven months are at stake. This is when all of that practice and getting up early on Saturday and Sunday morning will hopefully pay off. It's Club ...

Duffer's Alley Week of August 13, 2014

If you heard a lot of rejoicing this weekend, it was golfers celebrating three entire days without a drop of rain. What a wonderful, sun filled weekend in Cleveland. If you’ve been following this column, you’ve notice that I haven’t had much to say about my golf game. We’ll, that’s ...

Duffer's Alley Week of August 6, 2014

Golf is probably the most addictive game on the planet. Let me give you an example of just how addictive it is. Last Saturday, a group of guys went to play at a course in Geauga County. The forecast was for thunderstorms and the sky was pitch black when they ...

Duffer's Alley Week of July 30, 2014

You know something that is most embarrassing to all genius, me included? It’s when you find out that for all of your brilliance, you don’t really know that much at all. That happened to me this weekend (it wasn’t the first time, but who’s counting), when I once again was ...

Duffer's Alley Week of July 23, 2014

I played some great golf courses this weekend (Fowlers Mill and Windmill Lakes) with some dynamic partners, Attorney Bob Davis, Billy Sweeney, and Larry Harris; and Attorneys Donald "Corky" Williams and Mike Cheselka, and motivational speaker par excellent, George Frazer. I planned on telling you about my rounds, but I ...

Duffer's Alley Week of July 16, 2014

One of the highlights of Cleveland’s golf season is the annual trek to Detroit to play in the Motor City Eagles Golf Tournament. For the last 20 years our First Lady of Golf, Margaret Brown has led Cleveland’s contingent. The tournament was formerly known as the Bard Young Memorial Tournament. ...

Duffer's Alley Week of July 9, 2014

What a wonderful July 4th weekend! Golfers all over Northeast Ohio rejoiced. Great weather, perfect playing conditions. What could possibly have been better? We’ll maybe my golf game, but that’s another story. My weekend began with a round at Rawiga Golf & Swim Club, a beautiful track in Medina County, ...

Duffer's Alley Week of July 2, 2014

Today marks the debut of Duffers' Alley, a weekly column on the exploits of Black Golf clubs featuring the members of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Negro Golf Association (NNGA) as well as other local golf clubs. The column will also provide information on charity golf outings which benefit ...

Duffers Alley Week of June 25

Michael L. Nelson, Sr., Esq. Hats off to the Cleveland Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated on its 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. In spite of threatening weather, 106 golfers teed it up at Pleasant Hills Golf Course on June 18, 2014 in Chardon, Ohio. This is one tournament ...

Duffers Alley Week of June 18

Michael L. Nelson, Sr. What could have been nicer than a beautiful, sun-filled, Father’s Day weekend like the one we just experienced? I’ll tell you what! For Wayne Carter it was his hole-in-one, 139 yard par three 15th on the Blue (now known as the Links) at Highland Park Golf ...

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