Ed Capri was born in Mogadore, Ohio in 1925. He was an outstanding football player both at Mogadore High School and Kent State University (1950). Ed served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Ed was a fierce competitor on the Golf Course winning many S.C.A.S.A. Best ball and Scramble Tournaments. In 1971 he finished second in the Stark County Amateur.
For many years Ed served on the Board of Directors and as President of S.C.A.G.A and The Ohio Public Golf Association. He was instrumental in bringing the Ohio Public Links Championship to the Canton area.
Ed coached football at McKinley High School and Lincoln High School. He and his wife Pat had six children.
Ed passed away in 1988.
ROBERT W FRASE
Bob began his career in the golf industry when he was 16 years old. He started working on the construction at Tannenhauf Golf Club in 1958. He worked there for the next 4 years. During this time he received a degree from Penn State University in Turf Management.
In 1962 he took his first job as superintendent at Bob O Link Golf Course in North Canton. He helped with the construction and daily maintenance of the 27 holes.
In 1968 he moved to Seven Hills Country Club in Hartville as superintendent. He helped with the construction and daily maintenance of their 18 hole golf course.
In 1981 he started as superintendent at Congress Lake Country Club in Hartville and continued his job there through 1994.
In 1993 he began construction on his own golf course with the help of his family. Bob always had a dream to own and operate a golf course. They opened Sable Creek Golf Course in Hartville Ohio with 9 holes in 1994. Since then they have expanded to 27 holes and also have an event center to hold large outings and wedding receptions.
During his career in the golf industry he was a member of the GCSAA and served on the board for 2 terms. In his community he also served on the Marlboro Township Zoning Board for 3 terms.
While still living on the golf course, Bob is enjoying his retirement with his wife Mary, of 55 years. They have 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild that they enjoy spending their time with.
The golf course is now being run by his children.
Jack was not only a great golfer but, also an all county basketball player at Lehman High School.
In 1977 Jack won the Stark County Open. In addition, he won numerous S.C.A.G.A. best ball and scramble tournaments, Including class A in the Stark County Amateur.
Jack was a longtime member of the S.C.A.G.A. Board of Directors. He was also one of the founders of The Esber Golf League which is still in existence today.
Jack was one of the owners of Cooper and Associates, A professional surveying company. He was an Alumnus of Heidelberg College and a veteran of the Marine Corps.
The late Jack and Shirlee Meola raised two boys, Jack Jr. and David.
Karen began playing golf as a junior player in Pennsylvania and was a co-medalist in the PA State Amateur at the age of 17. In 1955 she qualified for the National Junior Amateur.
Karen has had many accomplishments in Golf.
- 14 time Akron District Champion
- 5 time Qualifier U.S.G.A. National Amateurs
- Pennsylvania State Amateur 1955
- Many time qualifier for the Ohio Amateur Championship and Runner up in 1996
- USGA Senior Amateur qualifier many times and Runner up 1996 and 3rd in 1995
- Played in the U.S. Open in Erie, PA
- Participated in Trans National AM, Western AM, Eastern AM, Southern AM, USGA Mid AM, Canadian Senior AM, Bermuda AM, Florida State AM, Florida Tours (The Sally, Harder Hall, The Doherty) and many Invitationals around the country.
- Played for many years in the S.W.I.M. International matches (American and Canada vs Europe)
- 10 time Congress Lake Club Champion
- Won the Stark County Women’s Amateur Golf Championship twice. (1995 and 1996)
Karen is not only a talented Golfer but, also a track and field champion. She was a two time Olympian in the javelin. (1956 Melbourne, Australia 8th place, 1960 Rome, Italy 13th place).
In 1955 she won the Pan American Games in Mexico City. She broke Babe Zaharias’s javelin record set in the 1932 Olympics in 1955 and held the U.S. Record until 1960. In addition, she was United States National Champion in 1954-1955-1956 and 1960.
Karen is also a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame.
Karen was married to the late Ned Oldham and is the mother of four sons, Jeff, Scott, Mark, Eric and eight grandchildren. She currently resides in Florida.
Tom was born in Massillon Ohio in 1942. He grew up in Cleveland and attended Benedictine High School and attended The Ohio State University.
Tom’s Golf accomplishments include:
- 1961 and 1962 Ohio Publinx Champion
- 1963 Western Amateur Champion
- 1965 Ohio Open Champion
- 28 PGA and Senior Tour wins.
- Tied for second at The Masters in 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975
- Tied for second at The U.S. Open in 1976
- Won The British Open in 1973 at Royal Troon
- Third in PGA in 1975
- 1995 U.S. Senior Open Champion
- Canadian Open Champion 1973 and 1975
- Member of The U.S. Ryder Cup Team in 1973 and 1975
Tom also worked as a Golf Analyst for CBS Sports from 1985 to 1995. He contributes today to ABC Sports and ESPN’s coverage of The British Open.
Today Tom is a Highly Regarded Course designer having over 40 courses to his credit.
(Including Troon North, Loch Lomond, Catamount Ranch, Double Eagle in Columbus, Ohio, Forest Highlands, Lahowtan, The Olympic Club, The Ridge at Castle Pines, Shanty River, Quail Hollow in Painesville, Ohio, and Snake River Sporting Club. In 2016 it was announced that Tom will lead the renovation of Torrey Pines in San Diego.
Today Tom lives in Montana with his wife Laurie.
One final note, his mother Eva Shorb Weiskopf was inducted in 2011 to the Stark County Amateur Hall of Fame.