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Systems Approach to Golfing. Richard (Chip) Heyl and Glenn Apple have been competitive amateur golfers most of their adult lives. After Chip wrote the Systems Approach to Golfing, Glenn helped with the marketing of the text. Together they wrote The Long View of Improved Putting.

Both attended Bowling Green State University in the early 1960s and majored in mathematics in the College of Education. While at Bowling Green they were on the Falcon Golf Team and played a lot of golf together and became life long friends.

Glenn Apple inducted
into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.

The Ohio Golf Hall of Fame
The panel who selects the annual inductees is made up of people from the Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Ohio Golf Association. The inductees could include with backgrounds with golf skills, to golf course designers, to administrators, to media, to coaches, etc.

From the Program
"We make a living from what we have. We make a life from what we give." Glenn Apple has made a life by giving back to the sport in which he excels.

He has been a volunteer instructor for the Fellowship of Chrisitan Athletics at golf camps in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin and has served on the board of directors of the Ohio Public Golfers Association for many years.

He has taught mathematics at the high school and junior college level and received a Master of Arts degree from Ohio State University in 1966.

Glenn was born in 1939 in Sydney, Ohio and received an academic scholarship to Bowling Green State University in 1961 where he played golf under the coaching of Forrest Creason.

He has been recognized as the number one golfer in the Cleveland area numerous times, and is the many-time winner of the Northern Ohio Match Play Championship.

He has won four times and been runner up four times in the Ohio Public Golfers Championship. He was three times runner up in the Ohio Mid Amateur and is a Hall of Fame member of the Ohio Public Golfers, the Medina County Athletic Association and the Columbus Golf Association.

Glenn has used the long putter since 1988 and teamed with his BGSU teammate Chip Heyl of Sterling, Virginia to co-author a comprehensive book regarding its use, titled The Long View of Improved Putting.


Glenn after receiving ovation.

After years of coming close, he finally shot his age in 2005 with a score of 66.

His wife, Julie, of forty-eight years and his four children are his greatest fans and supporters.

Other notable Golfers in the O.G.H.F.
The inductees come from a vast and varied list of occupations, but all have made a contribution to the game of golf from architects to media personnel.

  • Byron Nelson
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Ralph Maltby
  • Bob Hope
  • Tom Weiskoph
  • Paul Hornung
  • Toney Penna
  • Pete Dye
  • Arthur Hills
  • Mark McCormack
  • Dow Finsterwald
  • Former Governor James A. Rhodes