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Richard "Dick" Paige

Touted in the press as “Akron’s most consistent amateur golfer” Dick Paige’s golf career certainly lived up to the billing. At the early age of 12 , he showed promise, firing a 69 at Fairlawn Country Club. Then at Buchtel High School (1943—47) he led the Griffins golf team to two city series titles and a runner up finish at the state tournament in 1946. At Wooster College, (1947-53) he was the Scots number one golfer and earned medalist honors in the Ohio Conference tournament, leading his Wooster team to a second place finish. He holds the distinction of never having lost in match play competition during his entire high school and college career. From the mid-‘40’s until the late ‘60’s, Paige dominated amateur golf in the Akron area. He won 16 Akron District Golf Association (ADGA) tournaments, including back-to-back match play championships and three medal crowns. He qualified for the 51st U.S. Open Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club but did not make the cut.

Inducted 2008 | Golf