Conquering Another Challenge
After a one year break, David Roesch was back at his winning ways at the the 2013 Legend Challenge. This time around Roesch was joined by Valparaiso University golfer, Kyle Henning, for 1 of 2 best ball scratch pro-am. The duo captured the title by one shot after firing a 6-under-par 65.
Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association Apprentice Scholarship Winners Announced
The Apprentice Scholarship Program was created to encourage initiative and high achievement of PGA Apprentices in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program (PGA PGM Program), the Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association (WGSA) has founded and generously contributed to this program. The scholarship is designed to award up to $400 each to as many as five eligible apprentices to be used toward expenses during the PGA PGM Program.
Congratulations to the following Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association Apprentice Scholarship receipients:
Robert Purvis Jr. - Door Creek Golf Course - $400
John Feiner - The Racine Country Club - $400
Mark Klinger, PGA - Horseshoe Bay Golf Club - $400
Michael Ries - Whistling Straits - $400
Matthew Essman - The Legend at Bristlecone - $400
As an added bonus to the applicants that were not chosen, the Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association will be awarding each of them a $40 credit to be used for any WPGA Section education seminar.
DeRosa & Brown Rise To The Top
Monday marked the second season in a row that the WAGPA Stroke / Match Play was played simulataneously as the Head Pro Classic. This year's event was hosted by Merrill Hills Country Club in Waukesha. While the assistants battled it out in their stroke play round in the morning, the head pros were joined by some of their golf salespeople for some fun and camaraderie. The morning provided some challenging conditions, as the winds kicked up at Merrill Hills CC, which made keeping it the short grass quite a challenge.
USGA, R&A Announce Final Approval of Rule 14-1b Prohibiting Anchored Strokes
The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, today announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf.
PGA of America Responds to USGA, R&A Approval of Rule 14-1b
Over the past few months The PGA of America has taken a vocal and active position which reflected the strong viewpoint of our PGA Professionals in opposing the USGA and R&A's proposed Rule 14-1b that would ban the anchored stroke. Today, the governing bodies indicated that they will proceed with the formal adoption of the rule.
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.
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.
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