OSU Golf: Mid-Season Chat With Coach Hession and Coach Moseley

It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but that’s only encouraging my thoughts/dreams of golf. In (likely) three more months, I’ll be teeing it up at the local (western NY) courses. Meanwhile, I have  a treat for you. I was fortunate enough to spend some time in a Q&A with Ohio State golf coaches Therese Hession […]


BuckeyeGolf: OSUMG Finishes Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, Engle Sets Career Mark

Coaches Jay Moseley and Brad Smith led the team into the Northwest this week, traveling to Portland, OR for the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational tournament, played at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. The 54 hole event, played Sunday and Monday, was played over two courses. Sunday’s first round was at the Ghost Creek course, which […]


Buckeye Golf: Back For Seconds, Carmel Cup

On Sunday, Ohio State wrapped up its first tournament of the year by participating in The Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach. The web site has some pretty good information. Let’s see what I can suss out of the numbers. As a caveat, I have not actually played Pebble Beach, although I have played neighboring courses […]


Buckeye Golf: Michael Bernard and Will Grimmer Qualify for U.S. Amateur

In August, the United States Golf Association (USGA) will conduct the premier amateur golf event in the country, perhaps the world; the U.S. Amateur. This should be of some interest to you because two Buckeyes have qualified for this event. Here’s the announcement from the OSU Athletic Department:  Will Grimmer, an incoming freshman, joins his […]


Buckeye Golf Update: Three All-Americans, Two Tournaments, One New Coach

Let’s head out to the course to see what’s been going on with BuckeyeGolf since the Spring season ended in May. Women’s Golf Update: Niki shot a 2nd round 74 (+4) for a two day total of 147, missing the cut by 3 strokes. I’m sure it’s a disappointment to Niki to to be able […]


OSUMG: It Was a Good Year

As you know by now, OSUMG Coach Don Darr has resigned his position to seek other opportunities. In light of that, what kind of year did the OSUMG program have? Let’s check under the hood.. Stroke Play Performance Ohio State participated  in 12 stroke play events through the season, and actually did quite well. The […]


OSUMG: Turn The Page…

(From OSU Athletics website) News has come out that Ohio State men’s golf coach Don Darr has tendered his resignation to pursue other career opportunities. Coach Darr took over the Ohio State Men’s Golf (OSUMG) program in 2009 and has shepherded it to national success on his watch. “Coach Darr has been a tireless worker […]


OSUMG: NCAA Regionals… almost..

Addison Coll led Buckeyes in New Haven with a score of 6-under par (Picture from the OSU Men’s Golf webpage) Ohio State traveled to New Haven CT to participate Thursday-Saturday in the Regional qualifications to the NCAA’s. The interesting thing about these Regionals, is although you want “your” team to play well, you actually doesn’t have […]


OSUMG: Off to New Haven For NCAA Regionals May 14-16

Ohio State received its marching orders for the NCAA Regionals, and travel east to New Haven, CT. The Course at Yale will host the 14-team field of NCAA qualifying hopefuls. Of the 14 teams, the top 5 will advance to the NCAA’s. The regional qualifier tees it up May 14th-16th. The Course is an older (built […]


OSUMG: OSU 4th at Boilermaker Invitational

Ohio State traveled to West Lafayette, IN for the Boilermaker Invitational. The Buckeyes finished 4th in the 15 team field. carding a 54 hole team score of 871 on the 7,465 yard par 72 course. Clark Engle and Logan Jones led the way by putting together rounds of 70-70-74 (-2) to tie for 6th place. That is […]


OSU Men’s Golf: Lucky Sevens in Texas

The Ohio State Men’s Golf team enjoyed their time in Arizona this past weekend by placing 7th in the 16 team field at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio, TX. The Buckeyes finished the 54-hole event at  the 7,247 yard par 72 course in 2 under par team score of 862. Tee-k Kelly tied for […]

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Back For Seconds: Men’s Golf and ILL@OSU Football

I have a couple of things that I want to touch upon this morning.  A recognition of Clark Engle as B1G golfer of the week last week, and a few comments on Saturday’s football game. Men’s Golf: First, congratulations to Ohio State golf Clark Engle, where based on his medalist performance at the Intercollegiate at […]


Buckeye Golf: Late October Update

This week, the women’s team men’s team traveled to Wilmington, NC to participate in the Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall. Ohio State was one of eighteen teams participating in this event. The men’s team is participating at the Intercollegiate at The Grove, in College Grove, TN. [Update: The Ohio State Men’s team […]


Buckeye Golf: Fireside Chat with Coaches Hession and Darr

This week, both the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams are off, as in “no scheduled matches” off. I took the opportunity to have a back and forth with Men’s Coach Don Darr and Women’s Coach Therese Hession to discuss a couple things about post round feedback and teaching, match preparation and “down time” activities. Please pull up a […]


Buckeye Golf: Early October Update

This week, the men’s team traveled to Ft. Worth, Texas for their event and the women’s team traveled to Chicago. Illinois. If you remember, last week the women’s team was off, while the men won the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. This week didn’t turn out so well.  After the team recaps, I’ll have a brief commentary, […]


Buckeye Golf: OSU Wins Jack Nicklaus Invitational

The men’s team hosted the 12-team Jack Nicklaus Invitational, played on Ohio State’s Scarlet course. The women’s golf team was off this week, so let’s proceed to the back tees.   Men’s Golf The Buckeyes started strong and finished strong in winning the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, played at OSU’s Scarlet Course. On Sunday/Monday, Coach Darr […]


Buckeye Golf Recap

After good-great opening season matches for the men’s and women’s golf teams, they picked up their sticks again as the men went to Skokie, IL for the and the women traveled to Ann Arbor, MI for 2014 East & West Match Play Challenge.   Men’s Golf On Sunday/Monday, Coach Darr to his team to Skokie […]


Talking Buckeye Golf with Coaches Hession and Darr

Both teams, women’s and men’s, are off this week. However, that doesn’t mean nothing is going on. We have some updates from both programs that I think you’ll find interesting. There will be a couple of announcements for the two teams, which are noteworthy in themselves. Additionally, we have a short Q&A session with each […]

Men's Golf: Off to the Regionals!

The Ohio State Men’s Golf team was selected this morning to participate in the 2014 Super Regionals. Coach Darr will take the Buckeyes to The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, MO.  From The Golf Channel, here is Ohio State’s Region: The Club at Old Hawthorne, in Columbia, Mo.: Teams: Oklahoma State, Virginia, LSU, Arkansas, Arizona State, Iowa, […]

Men's Golf: B1G Tournament

Coaches Donnie Darr and Ryan Potter led the Ohio State Men’s Golf team to French Lick, IN this weekend for the Big Ten Championship Tournament. The Ohio State Men’s Golf team placed 6th in the event. The team put themselves in good position after their 2nd round 294, the best score of any competitor for […]