BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Former British Open Champion Ben Curtis was at the Boardman Thursday night touring the golf training facility that will bear his name.
He toured the Ben Curtis Golf Academy at The Bunker. It is part of the new golf center opening in the Southern Park Mall in October.
Curtis lives in Kent where he played golf at Kent State University and was a teammate of The Bunker owner Jonah Karzmer.
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“We had several conversations, but I was very interested. Of course, the winters are not so nice for us here. Ohio is a very golfing state and of course there is a lot of history in this area too. I think having an indoor court, especially in winter, is a home run, ”said Curtis.
Curtis says he plans to spend maybe a few days a month or one day a week at the golf academy.
If someone wants a lesson from him, he can get it.