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14th hole fans just want to have fun

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Take some, loud, obnoxious, hardcore football fans, place them in the middle of a gallery at a golf tournament, and try to guess what happens next.

Under most circumstances they'd be asked to leave within 5 minutes but at the Marathon Classic, on one hole at Highland Meadows, the hooting, the hollering, and the razzing was all fair game.

Welcome to Club 14.

"You come out here and do everything you wouldn't normally do at a golf course and just have some fun," explained Franz Gilis.

Gilis took control of a small brigade of fans overlooking the 14th hole on Friday. They chanted, cheered and even booed occasionally, a little bit of everything.

This is the second year Highland Meadows organized what's known around golf as a party hole. Last year it's was called "Klinger's Club," in honor of Jaime Farr. This year under the new sponsorship, the name was changed to Club 14.

"It's fantastic," said first time Club 14 spectator Monica Schaupp, "this group is super enthusiastic, very entertaining. It's a really great time."

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