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Roesch Snatches Up Match Play Title

David Roesch, PGA Teaching Professional at Storm’s Golf Range in Brookfield defeated WPGA member, Jim Schuman to capture his first WPGA Match Play Championship.  The victory was Roesch’s first major WPGA championship as a PGA member.

 

The former Web.com Tour member had quite the week at Butte des Morts CC as he played some very impressive golf.  Over the course of the six matches he needed to earn the victory, Roesch made the front nine at the host course his personal stage for making countless birdies.

 

 

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Sterling Cut Glass continues Golf Retirement Plus Partnership

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Sterling Cut Glass, which offers a proprietary line of fine custom-etched glassware, crystal and metal specialties to green grass golf and country clubs via PGA Professionals, has signed a three-year extension to its supporting partnership of The PGA of America’s Golf Retirement Plus program. The sponsorship, which began in 2002, will now extend through 2015.

 

Johnston Flies By The Field

Who said that jet lag from a long flight can take a few days to recover from?  Tuesday, Mike Johnston defied those effects en route to capturing the first WAGPA (Assistants) Stroke Play of 2013.  Just twenty-four hours earlier Johnston tried his hand at U.S. Open local qualifying in the Scottsdale, AZ area.  Having just missed out on advancing by way of a playoff, the Milwaukee native headed back home on Monday evening, arriving at about two AM. 
 

Storming Their Way To The Front

Storm's Teaching Professional, David Roesch along with North Hills CC members, Carl Anderson, Jim Rawski and Vince Suter tackeled the TaylorMade-adidas-Ashworth Pro-Am at Geneva National GC, the best on Monday.  After being unable to finish in the money at their home course last week, the foursome rightfully redeemed themselves with a great score of 18-under-par 126 to take home the top prize.  The one net, one gross best ball score was good enough to win by four shots.

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Duff Conquers Tough Conditions

The warm weather finally showed its face on Tuesday and brought with it some challenging winds.  The tough conditions gave players quite the test of golf at the Wisconsin Players Series Event #1.  The WPGA / WSGA co-sanctioned event brought together PGA affiliated professionals, amateurs and non-PGA professionals to fight it out for the first place trophy at Hawks Landing GC in Verona.
 
Tackling the conditions the best was former UW-golfer, Pat Duffy.  Duffy along with Brighton Dale Links Assistant Professional, Andrew Troyanek posted the best rounds of the day, as each were able to navigate their way to a 4-under-par 68. 
 

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.

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