Dave Shedloski feature tells about Curtis’ new Ohio golf academy
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio golf writer Dave Shedloski wrote a great piece for Golf Digest about the early retirement of former British Open champion and Ostrander, Ohio native Ben Curtis. Shedloski takes a look back at the career of Curtis and tells about his newest endeavors in the game. Curtis, who now resides in northeast Ohio, is starting his new Ben Curtis Golf Academy at the Country Club of Hudson this year.
Curtis was the first golfer since Francis Ouimet in 1910 to win a major championship in his first attempt, when he shocked the world by winning the British Open in 2003. An accomplished amateur during his career at Kent State University, Curtis attained the title of being the #1 ranked amateur in the world before turning professional. He won the Ohio Amateur back-to-back years in 1999 and 2000, winning the event by an amazing 17 strokes in 2000.
Read here to hear the story of the kid from Delaware county and Buckeye Valley High School who grew up on his family’s Mill Creek Golf Course and became a legendary golfer in the Buckeye state.