Page honored by Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of Kent State University.

Photo courtesy of Kent State University.

Daniel Staimpel

For more than 30 years, Coach Herb Page has been part of Kent State’s men’s golf team. Leading the team to 74 tournament titles and taking the team to unprecedented heights, Page is now a member of the 2012 Ontario Golf Hall of Fame class.

“I’ve been blessed,” Page told’s Mike Hayakawa. “A lot of nice things have happened to me through golf. To be inducted in the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame is really special.”

Page joins Stephen Ross, the former Royal Canadian Golf Association executive director, and Graham Cooke, a golf course designer and amateur golfer, in this year’s class. Page, a native of Markham, Ontario, said it was very special to be honored by his providence.

“This one (Ontario Golf Hall of Fame) is special because of my roots in Markham and the people who started me out in the game when I was 12 or 13,” Page said to “I left Markham when I was 18, and a lot of people have helped me to where I’m at now.”

Page is also a member of the Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame, the Portage County Sports Hall of Fame, the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame and the Varsity “K” Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

“I am truly thankful to so many people for choosing me for this honor,” Page said to “[None] of it would [be] possible without the support from the great people here at Kent State and all the talented golfers from Ontario that have made their way here and helped our program accomplish so much.”

Page has coached 82 All-MAC golfers, 21 All-Americans and 19 All-America Scholar-Athletes during his 34 years at Kent State.

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