John Eckberg has been a life-long bogey golfer, whose addiction to the sport began with nine-iron pitches to and from neighbor Frank Haines's back yard and on the golf courses in and around Akron, Ohio. His fondest golf memories date to his teenaged-years when he and his brother would annually sneak into PGA events at Firestone Country Club, then spend the day eluding marshals as part of the army that trailed Arnold Palmer.
Countless kids have learned to love golf at Indian Valley Golf Course in suburban Cincinnati. Some have blossomed into aces, others keep it as a hobby only. But that's what the game is all about here: giving kids a chance to play and parents the opportunity to watch them grow. For children and adults, the course is inviting - it's also incredibly cheap, offering as much value as anywhere else in the Buckeye state.
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