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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Plain Dealer Reporter
While the late Bart Wolstein had a passion for soccer, both indoor and outdoor, the game he himself played was golf. He was a member at Beechmont Country Club when he disbanded the original Cleveland Force indoor soccer franchise and turned to golf, hiring Jack Nicklaus to design Glenmoor Country Club in Canton and then Barrington Golf Club in Aurora.
Wolstein died in May 2004, but his golf legacy continued Wednesday when his wife Iris presented a $300,000 check, plus a $150,000 challenge grant, to the First Tee of Cleveland at the newly built facility inside Washington Park in Newburgh Heights.
Newburgh Heights' First Tee golf course is scheduled to open in the spring as soon as weather permits. Adjacent to the course will be the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Life Skills Education Center. Bert was the developer's given name.