Wisconsin PGA Announces 2011 Players of the YearWest Allis, WI – The Wisconsin Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America is pleased to announce its 2011 Players of the Year. Annually over 500 PGA members and apprentices from throughout the state and part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan compete for the awards in three different categories, member, senior and assistant. Taking home the honors for 2011 in each category were Jim Schuman (member), Eddie Terasa (senior) and David Roesch (assistant). The honors were once again supported by Hornung’s Golf Products for the members and the assistant / senior awards were sponsored by the Wisconsin Golf Salesperson’s Association. View More
2011 Holiday Golf Sales
Even though winter is right around the corner, it is never too early to start thinking about the next golf season. Be sure to check out these multi-day events to stock up for next year or find the perfect gifts for your golfing friends.
For details are all the area sales, please click on the entire article.View More
Kendall, Turcott and Woltman Set For Second Stage Of Q-School
Three Wisconsin natives will look to make the grade, as they compete at the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School this week. Nationwide Tour members Skip Kendall and Dan Woltman will be joined by mini-tour professional Jon Turcott in their quest to make it to the final stage. The trio will be joined at second stage by several past winners on the PGA Tour, including major champions, Rich Beem, Todd Hamilton, Lee Janzen and Shaun Micheel.
The three Wisconsinites will compete at these sites on the following days,
Skip Kendall - Hombre Golf Club - November 16th-19th
Jon Turcott - Southern Hills Plantation Club - November 15th-18th
Dan Woltman - Plantation Preserve Golf & Country Club - November 16th-19th
Scores will be posted as the players complete their rounds at http://www.pgatour.com/qschool/index.html
WPGA / Nike Golf Las Vegas Pro-Am
The Wisconsin PGA with the help of Nike Golf is excited to bring you the 2012 version of the WPGA / Nike Golf Las Vegas Pro-Am. The event is set to take place from Monday, March 5th until Friday, March 9th with the tournament rounds taking place on Tuesday-Thursday.
The lodging for the event will be provided once again by the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The tournament rounds will take place at Dragon Ridge Country Club for the second straight year and also involve two new golf courses, Arroyo GC and Bear's Best.
The event also takes on a new twist for 2012, with the implementation of shorter set of tees that certain amateurs can play.
For more details on the the event, a printable application be found on the Las Vegas Pro-Am webpage at /lasvegasproam/
WPGA Assistants Retain Royal Cup
The annual Royal Cup matches pitting the top Wisconsin PGA assistant professionals versus the Illinois PGA squad took place on Friday at Skokie Country Club. Squads were selected off of the assistant player of the year lists, as the top 10 players from each section qualified for the Ryder Cup style event.
The event featured two player teams playing a best ball (four-ball) match play competition against the other side, with one point at stake for the front nine, back nine and total.
Steffes & Hatch Snatch Up Fall Pro-Pro Win
Pat Steffes and Joe Hatch teamed up to win the annual WPGA Fall Pro-Pro at Hartford GC on Monday. The Ferris State University graduates were one of two teams to post a 6-under-par 66 best ball score after 18 holes of play. Matching Steffes and Hatch were Paul LoCicero and Nick Byom of The Legend at Bristlecone.
With a hole-by-hole playoff set to determine the champions, the groups were headed the par 5-10th to start the playoff. Only one hole was necessary though to find the winners, as Hatch was able to card an eagle on par 5 and capture the win.View More
Duffy Gets It Done
On the heels of a tie for third place at the pre-qualifying stage of PGA Tour Q-School, Pat Duffy kept up his good play at the third and final event of the 2011 Wisconsin Players Series. The former UW Golfer blistered Wild Rock Golf Club for a 5-under-par, 67 to win by four shots. The impressive round of included six birdies and a lone bogey. Duffy also managed to be the only player in the field to birdie the difficult Par 3-11th and Par 4-12th.View More