On The Roll Again
The hot play of Naga-Waukee GC Teaching Professional, Craig Czerniejewski continued on Monday with a little help from some friends. The foursome of Czerniejewski, Tim Halverson, Dave Halverson and Craig Podlesnik took home the first WPGA North Hills Pro-Am, by posting a solid 17-under-par 125 score in the 2 net best ball format. The team got hot at the right time as they put together a stretch starting with the 9th hole and continuing thru the 14th hole, where they were 10-under-par. With that impressive run the group was able to capture their victory by three shots over the Chenequa CC and North Hills CC squads.
Craig Gets A Leg Up On The Competition
The first individual contest on the WPGA schedule took place on Monday with the Mizuno / Wittek Golf Classic at Washington County GC in Hartford. With the unseasonable spring so far, the day presented sixty-five WPGA professionals with a chance to tee it up for one of their few rounds this spring. The event also started the quest for the three different Wisconsin PGA Player of the Year awards.
Ready Or Not, Here We Go
With a slow start to the Wisconsin golf season, most WPGA professionals have been left wondering when they may open their own club's course, let alone tee it up in a competitive round. Sixty-eight WPGA members and apprentices were able to at least cross off the first competitive round of the season on Monday at the Spring Pro-Pro Kickoff. With windy and soggy conditions the weather held off just long enough to complete the event. However it didn't take several teams to long to knock off the rust, as several scores were posted below par in the four-ball stroke play (1 best ball of 2) format.View More
WPGA Introduces Golf & Game Trip For October
The Wisconsin PGA is proud to introduce its Inaugural WPGA Golf & Game Trip. This coming fall the Wisconsin PGA with the help of Gear For Sports brings together a special road trip involving golf and a UW-Badgers away football game. The trip will take participants on a journey to our neighbors to the South, with our final end destination being the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. The event will start with a visit to Ravisloe CC on South Side of Chicago for our first round of golf, then a second round at Lincolnshire Fields CC in Champaign and finally on Saturday the Badgers taking on the Fighting Illini in football to cap off the trip.
No Bluffing Needed
Thursday marked the conclusion of another great WPGA Nike Golf Las Vegas Pro-Am, as players finished up with a morning round of golf and a banquet lunch afterwards. The annual weeklong trip brought 39 teams and 193 players out to Sin City, to enjoy some great golf and relief from the snow back home. The trip featured players staying at Paris Las Vegas along with golf at Bali Hai GC, Bear’s Best and Royal Links GC.
The 54-hole competition featured three different formats of golf, including 2 Net Best Ball, 1 Net / 1 Gross Best Ball and 1,2,3 Net Best Ball. In the end the team from Maple Bluff CC of Jim Schuman, Dave Bruns, Jerry Shipman, John Orr and Chuck Steinhauer held on for the win.
2013 WPGA Special Awards Feature Jim Richerson, Golf Professional of the Year
The Wisconsin Section, PGA is pleased to announce our 2013 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 Monday, March 11th 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 – Jim Richerson, Whistling Straits / Blackwolf Run
Teacher of the Year – David Roesch, Storm’s Golf Range
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year – Garrett Mack, West Bend CC
Junior Golf Leader – Dirk Willis, Whistling Straits / Blackwolf Run
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Brian Baus, Horsehoe Bay GC
Player Development Award – Wes Warren, North Shore CC
Horton Smith Award – Paul LoCicero, The Legend at Bristlecone
Merchandiser of the Year (Private) – Eddie Terasa, North Hills CC
Merchandiser of the Year (Public) – Jim Lombardo, Erin Hills GC
Merchandiser of the Year (Resort) – Josue Reyes, Whistling Straits / Blackwolf RunView More
WPGA Members Tackle The PGA Winter Championships
Several Wisconsin PGA members have been keeping themselves busy down in South Florida since the PGA Merchandise Show, by teeing it up at the PGA Winter Championships. Most recently the Match Play Championship wrapped up at the end of last week.
Keeping his hot play going was WPGA Member, Patrick Steffes. Steffes was able to successfully navigate his way into the semi-finals of the 64 player bracket before being defeated by Ed Whitman, 1up.
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