BHS 59 Golfing Events
The following is a listing of four (4) BHS 59 golfing events planned for the summer of 2019. Each will be preceded by a breakfast and followed by a "19th" hole.
Regarding the July 26-27 golfing events a couple of very informal gatherings associated with our 60th class reunion that weekend are in the planning stage. More details as to those activities will follow in the days ahead both via the BHS Classmates Google Group and on the class website www.bhs59.com.
Also specific information for each golfing event will be provided by the respective hosts approximately three weeks prior to the actual date.
In the meantime please note the dates below on your calendars:
2019 BHS 59 GOLF SCHEDULE
Friday, May 24th - Myron Mondora, host
Breakfast - 9:30 a.m. Bob Evans, Canfield
Golf (18 holes) - Kennsignton Golf Club, Canfield - www.kennsigntongolf.com
Tee Times (4) 11:20 a.m., 11:28 a.m., 11:36 a.m. and 11:44 a.m.
19th hole - approx. 4:00 p.m. Kennsignton Grille Porch, Canfield
Friday, July 26th - Jack Haplea, host
Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. Bob Evans, Boardman
Golf (18 holes) - Reserve Run Golf Course, Beaver Township www.reserverungolf.com
Tee Times (5) 9:26 a.m., 9:34 a.m., 9:42 a.m., 9:50 a.m. and 9:58 a.m.
19th hole - approx. 2:30 p.m. Another Round at Reserve Run, Beaver Township
On June 5, 1959 217 members of the Boardman High School class of 1959 received their diploma's from Superintendent Irving J. Nisonger and Principal James W. Tidd at the brand new Auditorium atttached to the old high school located at 7410 Market Street which is now Boardman Center Middle School. Then Market Street was a three lane roadway and St. James Episcopal Church and Angie's were the only prominent structures on the other side of the street where the Southern Park Mall now stands. At that time the Boardman News, founded in 1947, was not yet a teenager.
On July 26, 2019 several members of BHS 59 and a few guests assembled once again some 60 years, 1 month and 21 days later to both celebrate and reminisce about their four years at Boardman High with four separate events: breakfast at Bob Evans, golf at Reserve Run, a 19th hole at Another Round at Reserve Run and an evening gathering at the Magic Tree.
At the morning breakfast, class president Don Samuels, now entering his 65th year in office, vowed to "keep Boardman great" and at a minimum retain some of the Boardman vestiges the class experienced growing up in the 1950s. However, Samuels was pessimistic about the return of four prominent class hangouts: Howard Johnson's, Shotts Restaurant, the Newport Theater and the Southside Drive-In.
Thirteen golfers (12 Boardman grads and one Ursuline grad) played in a scramble golf event at Reserve Run Golf Course. The golfing group was subdivided into four teams captained by Jack Haplea '59, former Boardman Superintendent and basketball coach Dick Selby '49, Lloyd Murray '59 and Bill DeCicco '59. Showing respect for Mr. Selby who taught 8th grade history to many of us he was permitted to recruit two younger "ringers" for his team golfing semi-pros Dave Brenner '63 and Mark Rappoport '63. Needless to say the Selby group was the victor with a score of 59 (perhaps an appropriate number for the day) 12 strokes under par.
The remaining three teams were not even close but had a few great golfing shots nonetheless. Team Haplea comprised of Tom Ziemainski '59 and Jim Jones '58 placed second with a score of three under par while team L. Murray made up of Myron Mondora '59, Dean Murray '60 and George Zokle (Ursuline '60) finished third. The DeCicco team which included Don Bartelmay '59 and Don Bartlett '59 ended up dead last at even par perhaps in part due to confusion about teeing off in alphabetical order.
As a consolation DeCicco won closest to the pin (about four feet) on hole #15 while Jones was the nearest to the pin on hole #2. Also "longest drive" prizes were awarded to Bartelmay (from Aiken, SC), Ziemainski (from Newark, DE) and Jones Elkhart, IN). And as always no one brings more pizzazz to BHS59 events than Ziemainski.
Several non-golfers joined the golfers and President Samuels for a 19th hole at Another Round at Reserve Run including: Bill Gordon (Rayen '46), Carol Bender Gordon '59, Sarah Schunn Bartelmay '62 and Steve Stevenson '59. And Dave Beede '59 eventually arrived, last but not least, for the Magic Tree gathering.
Several of those in attendence were also graduates of recently closed Market Street School. DeCicco noted that since relocating from Boardman to greater Cleveland 6 years ago that most Cuyahoga County communities have both senior and recreation centers.
Some discussion occurred that the Market Street School should be retrofitted, along with selected demolition, for those purposes as the building contains excellent administrative space, classrooms, a gymnasium and kitchen/cafeteria facilities along with ample parking and outdoor recreational space. It was further noted the acreage could become a focal point for "North" Boardman and also perhaps the site might help alleviate persistent flooding problems. Anyway it was agreed this proposal is something that township officials, the school board and various civic organizations should further explore.
Haplea who coordinated the outstanding 60th reunion activities reminded classmates and friends of classmates to mark on their calendars for the next BHS 59 event of 2019 the Selby Open to be held on Friday, August 23rd at The Links at Firestone (www.linksatfirestonefarms.com).
For those interested in particpating contact Dick Selby at email@example.com and/or Myron Mondora at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is open to all BHS graduates through the class of 1970 and their guests.
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Saturday, July 27th - Lloyd Murray, host
Breakfast - 9:00 a.m. Mill Creek Golf Course Grille, Boardman
Golf (9 holes) - Mill Creek Golf Course, Boardman
Tee Times (2) 10:00 a.m. and 10:08 a.m.
10th hole - approx. 12:30 p.m. Mill Creek Golf Course Grille, Boardman
Friday, August 23rd - Dick Selby, host
Breakfast - Das Dutch Haus, Columbiana
Golf (18 holes) - Links at Firestone, Columbiana www.linksatfirestonefarms.com
Tee Times (4) 10:00 a.m., 10:08 a.m., 10:16 a.m., and 10:24 a.m.
19th hole - approx. 3:00 p.m
Homestead at the Links at Firestone, Columbiana
The following is a listing of four (4) BHS 59 golfing events planned for the summer of 2018. Each will be preceded by a breakfast and followed by a "19th hole." The two August events will be held the same weekend as the 100th Anniversary celebration for the Boardman Local School District and the 60th reunion of the class of 1958.
Additional details about all activities and events soon will be posted here. Also, specific information for each golfing event will be provided by the respective hosts approximately three weeks prior to the actual date.
In the meantime consider noting the dates below on your calendars.
2018 BHS 59 Golf Schedule
Friday, June 15th @ 11:12 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 11:28 a.m. and 11 36 a.m. at Kennsington Golf Club -- Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com ($29.00 greens fee)
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Canfield at 9:30 a.m.
19th Hole at Kennsington Grille at 3:45 p.m.
Host: Myron Mondora
On an almost perfect day at Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com the first BHS 59 golfing event of 2018, well organized and graciously hosted by Myron Mondora, is now history. Twelve golfers (11 Boardman grads and one alien) played golf and president Don Samuels joined the group for breakfast at Bob Evans - Canfield and after for the 19th hole at the Kennsignton Grille where dozens of women were present ranging in age from 50 to 90 all claiming to have once dated Jack Haplea.
Upon the completion of his 62nd year in office, between pancakes at breakfast president Don pledged to do everything within his power to "make Boardman great again" and at least return it to the place we all experienced growing up in the 1950s. Further after a couple of beers at the 19th hole Don vowed that neither Austintown Fitch nor Cardinal Mooney will ever have nuclear weaponry under his watch.
The golfing event was subdivided into three foursomes captained by Dick Selby '49, Lloyd Murray '59 and Don Bartlett '59. Coach Selby was reprimanded for recruiting a much younger semi-pro team comprised of Dave Brenner '63, Mark Rappoport '63 and Jim Soller '65. With these "ringers" the Selby team easily won the event with a score of 6 strokes under par for a 65. Feeling guilty for his actions Dick issued lifetime "get out of detention free cards" to all those on the opposing teams.
The remaining two teams, Murray and Bartlett tied for second with identical scores of 1 over par or 72. Team Murray included: Myron '59, Dean Murray '60 and George Zokle (Ursuline sometime in the early 1960s). Team Bartlett consisted of Bill DeCicco '59, Pete Chick '61 and Debbie Chick '70.
The following special awards were made: closest to the pin on #6 -,Dean Murray, closest to the pin on # 13 - Debbie Chick; and longest drive - Jim Soller (from Houston, TX). Debbie "Deuce" Chick also made the play of the day scoring a birdie two on #13 with no assistance from her teammates. Unfortunately no trophies were issued by Myron at awards ceremony which followed as he claimed he did not know Paul Morris Sports was permanently closed more than 50 years ago.
Mark you calendars now for the next two golfing events which will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Boardman Schools and the 60th reunion of the Class of 1958. In the weeks ahead look for more information about our Friday, August 3rd outing at Reserve Run www.reserverungolf.com hosted by Brother Hap and Saturday, August 4th (9 holes only) again at Kennsington hosted by Lloyd. Word has it that Brother Z will be travelling from Delaware to attend both so be assured the August events will have lots of pizzazz as well as utterances of the b-word highlighted in bold blue print.
And don't forget to note the final premier event of the year the "Selbypollooza" on Thursday, September 13th at the Links at Firestone (www.linksatfirestonefarms.com). Last year some 25 plus participated.
For additional information on the above, scroll down on this page.
Submitted by Bill DeCicco.
Friday, August 3rd @ 10:24 a.m, 10:32 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 10:48 a.m., 10:56 a.m. and 11: 04 a.m. at Reserve Run Golf Course, 625 East Western Reserve Road, Poland OH www.reserverungolf.com ($29.00 greens fee)
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Boardman at 8:45 a.m.
19th Hole at Another Round at Reserve Run at 3:30 p.m.www.reserverungolf.com/restaurant with all attendees invited to a BHS 58 gathering after at the Magic Tree, Boardman, OH
Host: Jack Haplea
It was a perfect day for golf and was the beginning of an enjoyable weekend spending time and stories with classmates. I echo posted comments thanking the class of 1958 to allow surrounding classes to partake in their 60th celebration. Kudos again to Dave Allen, Jim Jones and their committee.
Saturday, August 4th @ 10:00 a.m., 10:08 a.m., and 10:16 a.m. at Kennsington Golf Club, Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com This will be a 9 hole event.
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Canfield at 8:30 a.m.
"10th" hole at the Kennsington Grille at 1:00 p.m.
Host: Lloyd Murray
We had more golf on Saturday after another Bob Evans breakfast, then 9 holes of golf at Kennsington followed by lunch on the patio.
Hereunder is the official 2017 schedule of BHS59 events.
Regarding the four golfing events, a minimum of four foursomes have already been reserved for each with the tee times noted below. Most events will be preceded by a breakfast and followed by a 19th hole.
Our annual summer gathering will be held again at Another Round At Reserve Run on Friday, July 14th beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Additional details for each event will be provided by the respective hosts approximately three weeks in advance of their occurrence.
Consider marking the dates and times on your calendars now.
Thursday, May 25th @ 10:48 a.m., 10:56 a.m., 11:04 a.m. and 11:12 a.m. at Kennsington Golf Club -- Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Canfield at 9:00 a.m. and 19th hole at the Kennsington Grille at 4:00 p.m. -- Host: Myron Mondora
Friday, June 16th @ 10:48 a.m., 10:56 a.m., 11:04 a.m. and 11:12 a.m. at Kennsington Golf Club -- Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Canfield at 9:00 a.m. and 19th hole at the Kennsington Grille at 4:00 p.m. -- Host: Myron Mondora
The 1st 2017 BHS Golf Outing was held Friday, June 16th. This was a makeup outing as the original date of May 25th was rained out.
Thursday, July 13th @ 10:30 a.m., 10:38 a.m., 10:46 a.m. and 10:54 a.m. at Mill Creek (North) Golf Course -- Boardman, OH www.millcreekmetroparks.org (click onto golf)
Breakfast at Mill Creek Golf Course at 9:30 a.m. and 19th hole at Stonebridge at 3:30 p.m. -- Host: Lloyd Murray
Friday, July 14th @ 10:32 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 10: 48 a.m. and 10:56 a.m. at Reserve Run -- Poland, OH www.reserverungolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Boardman @ 8:45 a.m.. No 19th hole. -- Co-hosts: Bill DeCicco and Jack Haplea
Friday, July 14th @ 3:30 p.m. until??? Annual Summer Gathering (Another Round at Reserve Run) 625 East Western Reserve Road, Poland, OH www.reserverungolf.com/restaurantAfter the Hap and Bill Open at Reserve Run, we settled in for food, refreshments good conversation.
Wednesday, August 16th @ 10:20 a.m., 10:28 a.m., 10:36 a.m., 10:44 a.m. and 10:52 a.m. at the Links at Firestone -- Columbiana, OH www.linksatfirestonefarms.com
Breakfast at Das Dutch House, Columbiana @ 9:00 a.m. and 19th Hole at the Links at Firestone at 3:30 p.m. -- Co-hosts: Dick Selby and Myron Mondora
We had the largest turnout yet for a BHS Golf Outing. 28 PLAYERS!!!!! A new record.
The following is the official 2016 schedule of BHS 59 golfing events, including the annual summer gathering.
Regarding the golf events, four foursomes have been reserved for each of six (6) outings with the first tee time noted below. Most events will be preceded by a breakfast and followed by a "19th hole." Additional details for each event will be provided by the respective hosts approximately three weeks in advance of their occurrence.
The Annual Gathering will be held on Friday, July 15th, beginning approximately 3:00 p.m.,
Friday, May 13th @ 10:00 a.m. -- Kennsington Golf Course -- Canfield, OH http://www.kennsingtongolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans -- Canfield @ 8:15 a.m.; 19th Hole @ Kennsignton Grille
Host: Myron Mondora
Thursday, June 23rd @ 10:30 a.m. -- Chippewa Golf Course -- Doylestown OH www.chippewagolfclub.com
Breakfast at Chippewa Golf Course @ 8:45 a.m.; 19th Hole @ Chippewa Golf Course
Host: Gary Stewart
Thursday, July 14th @ 10:00 a.m. -- Mill Creek (South) Golf Course -- Boardman, OH www.millcreekmetroparks.org (click onto golf)
Breakfast at Bob Evans -- Canfield @ 8:30 a.m.; 19th Hole @ Stonebridge Tavern on Rt 224 near golf course
Host: Lloyd Murrary
2015 BHS 59 GOLF EVENTS and ANNUAL GATHERING SCHEDULE
The following is a 2015 schedule of our BHS 59 golfing events (including the annual summer gathering).
Four foursomes have been reserved for each event with the first tee time noted below. All events will be preceded by a breakfast and "19th hole." Additional details for each breakfast and 19th hole will be announced by the respective event hosts approximately 30 days prior to the event.
In the meantime consider noting the following dates on your respective calendars.
11:04 a.m. Friday, May 15th Windmill Lakes www.golfwindmilllakes.com Ravenna Myron Mondora
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 24th Chippewa Golf Club www.chippewagolfclub.com Clinton Gary Stewart
10:32 a.m. Wednesday, July 22nd Reserve Run www.reserverungolf.com Beaver Township Bill DeCicco
Ten golfers participated at the July 22nd outing at Reserve Run:
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22nd ANNUAL SUMMER GATHERING (Another Round at Reserve Run) Beaver Township Bill DeCicco
We also had a excellent turnout for the Annual Gathering at Another Round at Reserve Run with the following present:
Bill DeCicco, Pete Chick, Debbie Chick, Dick Selby, Jack Haplea, Myron Mondora, Lloyd Murray, Ron Chick, Ted Gavozzi, Mike Yeager, Carole Bender Gordon - 59, Dave Phillips - 59, Don Samuels - 59, Dave Beede - 59, Tom Ziemianski - 59, Ed Lugibihl and Dean Murray - 60 (half credit as he was there for another event).
10:32 a.m. Thursday, July 23rd Salem Hills www.salemhillsgolf.com Salem Lloyd Murray
Nine played golf on July 23rd at Salem Hills with Dave Beede, Dave Phillips and Don Samuels also participating at the 19th hole which followed.
Report submitted by Bill DeCicco.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 19th The Links at Firestone Farms www.linksatfirestonefarms.com Columbiana Dick Selby
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16th Sawmill Creek Lodge  www.golfsawmillcreek.com Huron Jack Haplea - negotiated a price of $40 for 18 holes and cart
10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 15th Boulder Creek www.bouldercreekohio.com Streetsboro Myron Mondora
On a nearly perfect golf day in Streetsboro, OH
the threesome led by Captain Mark Rappoport '63 and teammates Jack Haplea '59 and Bill DeCicco '59
shot the temperature (67 degrees) and eked out a 2 stroke victory over the foursome of
Dick Selby '49, Myron Mondora '59, Lloyd Murray '59 and Dave Brenner '63.
Alan Murray (BHS 59) has an affiliation with "My Loop Card" which offers discounts for the three golf courses we will play in the Boardman area (Reserve Run, Salem Hills and the Links at Firestone Farms). For additional information contact Alan at email@example.com and also check out the website: www.myloopcard.com. The Loop Card, if purchased can be used at some 20 "local" golf courses during the entire 2015 season.
2014 BHS 59 Golf Calendar
TIME DAY/DATE GOLF COURSE LOCATION HOST
10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 15th Boulder Creek Streetsboro Myron Mondora
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2nd Chippewa Clinton Gary Stewart
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23rd Reserve Run Poland Bill DeCicco
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23rd ANNUAL SUMMER GATHERING (at Reserve Run) Bill DeCicco
10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24th Kennsington Canfield Cliff Green
9:00 a.m. Friday, August 29th Sawmill Creek Huron (in conjunction with 55th) Jack Haplea
The team of Mark and Ron Rappoport, Cliff Green and Lloyd Murray eeked out a two shot win over team Don Bartlett, Norm Chervany, Tom Ziemianski and Jack Haplea.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24th Links at Firestone Columbiana Cliff Green
Golfers: Haplea, A. Murray, Brenner, Mondora, R. Chick, Yeager,
M. Rappaport, L. Murray, Green, Bartlett, Selby and Gavozzi.
Thank you Dave Phillips for sending us these photos.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 15th Boulder Creek Streetsboro Lloyd Murray
Most golf outings will be preceded by a breakfast gathering and followed by a 19th hole. Additional details will be provided by the respective hosts several days prior to each event.