TRYAN To Catch HelminenThe individual slate of competitions on the WPGA schedule got underway with the Mizuno / Wittek Golf Classic on Monday at Chenequa CC. With it came the start of the pursuit for three different Wisconsin PGA Player of the Year awards. From year to year the venues change and the number of events may vary however one constant has remained the same in recent races, the good play of Ryan Helminen. View More
Wild West Winds Provide Quite The Kickoff
The 2012 in state events on the WPGA tournament schedule kicked into gear with the Spring Pro-Pro Kickoff on Monday at Westmoor CC. The day proved to be quite the challenge as the storms moved out of Wisconsin and the winds sped up to gusts around 40 mph. However the players battled their way through the day and posted some great scores in the four-ball stroke play (1 best ball of 2) format.
Finding their way to the top of the scoreboard was the duo of James Lombardo of Erin Hills GC and Kurt Mantyla of The Legend Clubs.View More
Wisconsin’s Only PGA Tour Pro-Am Charity Golf Event Changes Its Name To Heroes for KidsWales, WI (April 4th, 2012) – Formerly named the Backyard Bash, Wisconsin’s only Pro-Am charity golf event featuring all five Wisconsin PGA Tour professionals – Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Mark Wilson, JP Hayes and Skip Kendall – along with many other PGA Touring pros, celebrities and other professional athletes, has changed its name to Heroes for Kids. The second annual, two-day event will be held July 29th-30th once again at The Legend at Brandybrook in Wales. View More
Gettin Bisy Winning
The 2012 WPGA Nike Golf Las Vegas Pro-Am wrapped up on Thursday morning with plenty of sunshine and some warmer conditions. For the final round the 224 player field was split between Bear's Best and Arroyo GC. With all the groups playing the entire rotation of courses, the overall competition became the hot topic of the day.
With the trophies and title on the line The Bisbee's Golf Center group of Jeff Bisbee, JB Moseley, Sean Dwyer, Steve Moore and Jack Schwichtenberg finished strong with a victory in the daily 2 Net competition. The daily victory was good enough to also propel them to a seven-shot win in the overall event.
2012 WPGA Special Awards Feature Peter Nomm, WPGA Golf Professional of the Year
The Wisconsin PGA is pleased to announce our 2012 WPGA Special Award winners. These awards recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of our Wisconsin PGA Professionals on and off the course.
Award winners will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, March 13th at Brookfield Suites. This reception is part of the Wisconsin PGA spring meeting and merchandise show. Below is a list of the winners, by clicking more a detailed press released is available.
WPGA Golf Professional of the Year – Peter Nomm, Minocqua CC
Teacher of the Year – Brendan Locke, GolfTEC
Horton Smith Award – Bob Neumann, Whitnall Park GC
Junior Golf Leader - Wes Warren, North Shore CC
President’s Plaque – Joel Weitz, Vitense Golfland
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Jim Richerson, Whistling Straits / Blackwolf Run
TaylorMade-adidas - Assistant Golf Professional of the Year – Dave Kemnitz, Blackwolf Run
Merchandiser of the Year (Private) – Mark Bergman, Merrill Hills CC
Merchandiser of the Year (Public) – Ryan Wieme, University Ridge GC
Merchandiser of the Year (Resort) – Josue Reyes, Whistling Straits / Blackwolf RunView More
Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association Announces 2012 Apprentice Scholarship
The Wisconsin PGA is proud to report a new initiative from the Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association, the 2012 Apprentice Scholarship program. The program has been created to encourage initiative and high achievement of PGA Apprentices in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program (PGA PGM Program).
The 2012 Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association Apprentice Scholarship is designed to award up to $400 each to as many as five (5) eligible apprentices to be used toward expenses for Checkpoints or Seminars during the PGA Apprentice program. The specific number of scholarships/grants and dollar amounts to be awarded in future years will be based on the financial health of the scholarship fund and announced in the fall of the year.
2012 WPGA Tournament Schedule Released
The Wisconsin PGA is pleased to release its 2012 tournament schedule, which features 50 different events and qualifiers from early March until late October. The tournament slate will once again offer a great variety of competitions for both WPGA professionals and amateurs.
As with each WPGA season, the schedule is highlighted by the major competitions, which will feature four WPGA Professional Championships and three State Opens. Kicking off the major competitions will be a unique opportunity for Wisconsin PGA members at the WPGA Match Play Championship on May 14th-17th. For the first time ever the championship will rotate amongst four different courses, as each Kohler Company course will be utilized.View More
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