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We've lost a Friend.

John Kretzschmar

John Kretzschmar

The TDGA Family mourns the passing of John Kretzschmar. John was a past President of the TDGA (1985), Tournament Chairman of the Western Junior Championship (1985-1999) past President of the Western Golf Association (1999-2000) past Chairman of the Western Golf Association (2000-2001), a dedicated Rules Official, and a tireless fundraiser and supporter of the Evans Scholarship program. He received the Burt Silverman Award from the TDGA, was inducted into the Toledo Golf Hall of Fame in 2001, and received the Donald D. Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to the Western Golf Association and the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Cliff Siehl is the 2018 Recipient of the Burt Silverman Award

The Burt Silverman Award is presented to someone who has substantially contributed to the golf community.

Silverman Award Winner

Cliff Siehl

Silverman Award Winner

David Belden presenting the award to Cliff

Cliff's contributions to golf include:

TDGA Advisory Board Member from the early 1990’s – 2000

TDGA President 2004 (his term on the Board of Trustees ran from 2000 to 2006)

TDGA Executive Director 2007 – 2017

USGA Rules Official

Numerous Rules Assignments for USGA tournaments, state tournaments, city tournaments, college invitationals, etc. – has officiated at close to 100 events

Strongly involved with the NCAA Division I Girl’s Regional Qualifiers and National Championship – he has been the Official in Charge of 7 NCAA Division I Women’s Regional Qualifiers and been an official at 7 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships

Has attended 12 USGA/PGA Rules Seminars and his scores have been exemplary (including a recent 100%)

Port Clinton High School Golf Club Founder & Coach – Cliff and his wife Peterann began a girls’ golf club at Port Clinton High School in the 1990’s which provided the 1st golf opportunities for girls attending Port Clinton City Schools. Cliff coached the team for several years before it attained status as a varsity sport. Their daughter Whitney is a school record holder in the program.

Cliff and Peterann (retired Professor at BGSU) reside on Catawba Island. They have one daughter, Whitney, who played golf for a season at Northwestern and is now an attorney in Chicago, IL.

Cliff has been a member of the Catawba Island Club since 1975. The game of golf has always been a central part of his life.

Congratulations, Cliff!

TDGA Announces Players of the Year at Annual Meeting.

Player of the year - BRANDON HOELZER       Senior Player of the Year - ALAN FADEL
     - T.D.G.A. Stroke Play Champion
     - Gross Champion - Two Man Scramble
     - Gross Champion – Four Man Shamble
     - Gross Champion – Four Man Scramble
           - T.D.G.A. Senior Stroke Play Champion
     - T.D.G.A. Stroke Play Runner-Up

Ohio Rules Officials gather for DI High School Championships!.

Rules Crew

2018 HS Championship Rules Team (From Left: Tod Burhans, Cliff Siehl, David Griffith, Randy Iceman, Rob Aleska, Marianne Reece, Bill Law, Terry Seagert, Lindsey Butler, Chad Hammond, Tom Palding)

Rules Officials from around the state spent the last two weekends in Columbus at Division I, II, and III High School Golf Championships. It's a great opportunity for Officials to meet our counterparts from around the state and learn from their varied experiences as we help the players.

New Rules of Golf for 2019 released by the USGA and the R&A!

Click here to read the the new rules in PDF format!

New Tournament Registration Process in Effect!

The TGDA has upgraded to a new online tournament platform called USGA Tournament Management powered by Golf Genius (USGA TM). As it is a new system, all TDGA Tournament Players will need to register for a new account (i.e. create new player profile and a password).

Registration instructions can be found here.

Contact Tod Burhans at (419) 262-8838 or via email at if you have questions.

The USGA and R&A announce World Golf Handicap System!

For more information, see the links below:

World Handicap System Home

Highlights of the World Handicap System.

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