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Published: Sunday, 6/19/2011


Letters: Good riddance to Pryor

I can only laugh at the story in Wedneday’s Blade headlined “Pryor done at OSU”.

“In the best interest of my teammates, I’ve made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at the Ohio State University”

I hope no one is gullible enough to believe this. Isn’t it time Terrelle Pryor starts to mature into a young man, and account for his own actions? Was it in the best interest of his teammates that he sold whatever he did knowingly breaking NCAA rules? Was it in the best interest of his teammates to vow to return, and now subsequently decide not to? Truth is .... it’s all about Terrelle.

Unfortunately he will be awarded at the next level with a sizeable signing bonus and salary not based on merit but potential. While he compiled a winning record at OSU, I for one saw few moments of brilliance and many more of just mediocrity.

No need to say a job well done and thank you. How about just a good riddance.


Caddie program is great experience
As a former Inverness caddie who attended Ohio State University as an Evans Scholar, I felt a strong sense of pride to read the article in Sunday’s sports section (“A helping hand,” by Dave Hackenberg).

I started out over 20 years ago as a shy 14 year old, but my years spent at Inverness helped instill a sense of confidence, responsibility and respect for others that I carry with me today. Working as a caddie is more than just a summer job. It has the potential to open doors to the community and an education that one might not otherwise have had the privilege of being a part of. (I even met my future husband on the benches of the caddie-shack.)

I never miss the opportunity to recommend the experience to others. It truly was one of the most important experiences of my lifetime.


  • I certainly appreciate your recognition of the Evans scholarship program of Toledo’s private golf clubs. Too often club members are not recognized for the good that they do for the young people in the area.

As a member of Sylvania Country Club, I am very proud of our caddymaster Tom Grzywinski and the time and effort he has put in for the past 20 years towards the development of these future leaders.

The majority of the members of our club donate a considerable amount of money to support the Evans Scholarship Program.

As a sideline, my stepson was a caddy at Toledo Country Club and received an Evans scholarship to Miami University and today is a successful business owner, great husband, and father.


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