Edwin Preisler of Cleveland was vice president of the Ohio Golf Association for 35 years. At the same time, Ed had accumulated countless numbers of titles and honors in golf during his 80 illustrious years.
As a high school Basketball star at Glenville High School, he was named to his local area’s hard court Hall of Fame, but he switched his love and skills to golf and became “Mr. Golf” in northeast Ohio. Through his stellar achievements and leadership he earned a spot in the Greater Cleveland Golf Hall of Fame.
Preisler had been a stalwart in the Maccabian Games every four years since 1961, winning two gold medals and two silver prizes in the Jewish Olympics in Tel Aviv and an introduction in the Israel Parliament.
Ed had been a driving force and president of the Northern Ohio Caddy Scholarship Foundation.
Preisler was an active participant in senior citizen golf events and a member of the Super Senior Citizens League.
Ed has amassed numerous golf titles including the prestigious Ohio Amateur in 1946 at Shawnee Country Club in Lima; the Ohio Pre-Seniors in 1946 at Tippecanoe Country Club in Youngstown and the Ohio Senior in Browns Run in Middletown, in 1967. Preisler has won three of the five Ohio state titles. He missed the Ohio Juniors because he was over the age limit when he began his assault on golf championships and the new Ohio Senior Amateur began after his masterful days had diminished.
Preisler has been active in many civic and industry activities, including 60-plus years with the Preisler Lumber Company, which he was president.
He has been a mainstay in charities like Karamus House, Fairfax Foundation and the Society for Crippled Children.
Preisler was a colorful golfer and frequently wore knickers, gently chewed a golf tee that set off his perpetual smile and toped everything off with a Scottish tam, tassel and all.