East Canton – Jim Nantz has always wanted to see the Clearview Golf Club. He did it on Monday.
He saw it and gave it a big bear hug.
Nantz saw a lot. Before leading a master’s degree as CBS for three decades, he entered college with Fred, who won a master’s degree.
He is in the minority brother-in-law of basketball players to call up the March Madness Super Bowl and Championship games. He and Tony Romo hosted the Browns bosses in January and will return to the Copa del Rey open next month.
He is 62 years old and is playing the “dream job” in his own words.
In appreciation for Renee, Bill Paul
Why was Clearview on the bucket list?
When Nantz opened Clearview 75 years ago, he knew the late Bill Paul, the first black man to open a golf course.
During his visit on Monday, Nantz said, “I was present when Bill won the PGA’s highest honor, the prestigious service award.” I have always known the history of Clearview.
Over the years, I have met Renee (Paul) several times. She always admired him. We met this year. Masters Day may open.
With my in-laws in Cleveland, I seem to be spending a lot of time here. For Renee, I really want to see Clearview.
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Clearview Golf Club
Clearview is a national historical site. Renee Powell – PGA Golf Pro at Clearview includes education, training and golf access for veterans, youth and others.
“I told Renee, I don’t want to be arrogant. It may not help you.
Renee Paul was touched. She has been part of several academic trips to the school, but none of them were on COVID-19 last year. Nantz’s supply led to Monday’s golf tournament “Clearview Festival, with Jim Nantz”.
Nantz was on duty in Memphis on Sunday night, and the world of football flew to Stark County during the World Cup because of the Professor’s Football Prison Festival.
Among the celebrities were Franco Harris, Clark Kellogg, Governor John Cassich
Franco Harris, a long-time friend of Pewl, entered Clearview at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
A parking attendant apologized, saying that VIP parking was full.
“Renee is VIP,” says retired Stiller.
In a welcome address, Rene Powell recognized a few celebrities, including former Brown Greg Prut and former Ohio Governor John Cassich. She closed Harris by swinging “those funny yellow towels” on the Pittsburgh-heavy attraction.
Nantz was invaluable. Like a long-lost cousin, he spoke to everyone.
“You are taller than you look on TV,” said one golfer.
“So do you,” he said to his longtime companion.
Instead of playing with any of the four opposing sides, Nantz landed on the first T and hit the drive as each team passed. Renee Paul fired several shots at an unusual clinic. Nantz hits more time than she does. Paul beats him straight away.
Nantz’s voice is so calm that they want him to speak when they turn back.
As the final quarter-finalist stumbled upon the ball, Nantz spoke to three million spectators and said, “You are about to see one of the sweetest swings in golf.”
He was the broadcaster of Ohio State basketball legend Clark Kellogg, a Nantz correspondent on CBS. Kellogg pushes the drive, but rolls to the right sideway.
Launching a broadcast from Houston
Nantz, like Renee Paul, started playing golf when he was 3. His father climbed the corporate ladder. How he was wounded in Houston and his acquaintance with President George W. Bush is a long story, but he did.
He landed on the University of Houston Golf Team, which once won 16 national championships in 30 years.
“My father was a soccer player,” said Nantz from a park bench near No. 1. I loved football. I played pop warner and football and tried to play high school football, but I was hurt.
I played the game through my youth broadcasters … Pat Sumrall … Kurt Goody. I love football, I love golf, and I love basketball. Fortunately, these became my first sports in CBS.
As a college golfer, Nantz was not in the same league as a couple, but he was in the same class.
“I thought the coach was going to have a big impact on me,” said Nantz. He put me in a room with men who could really play with scholars. It was the biggest thing that happened to me. There was a lot of positive energy.
“Freddie wanted to win the Masters. They knew that my goal was to work for CBS. They built me. With social media these days, a lot … cinema? Doubt?
“That was not in our bedroom. We trust each other.
I do not think that I can accomplish what I have done if I do not have many brothers to tell me that this will happen.
Winners of the Old Tom Morris Award
His dream of seeing Clearview came true on Monday. It was an opportunity for the American Golf Course Supervisors Association to present Nant with the highest honor, the Old Tom Morris Award. Paul’s family wins the award – In 1983, Arnold Palmer became the first winner – In 2019.
For Nantz, it was an opportunity to find Renee’s brother, Larry, the Clearview yard manager.
“Renee is a treasure,” he said. Larry deserves a huge loan.
Nantz has seen a few reliable golf courses. His home in California, which includes 3 holes, overlooks Pebble Beach.
“Clearview is a special place. “This is the day I’ve been looking forward to.”
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