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
Bis-y Making Birdies And EaglesThe 28th edition of the Point Scramble took place on Monday amidst beautiful conditions. With a summer like day in Northern Wisconsin the players felt no effects from the weather and were given the opportunity to post as many birdies and eagles as possible. Finding their way to the top of the scoreboard once again was the fivesome from Bisbee's Golf Center. Joining Jeff Bisbee to claim the 1st place prize was Tom Otterlee, Ben Lind, Eric Brezinski and Scott Brayman. View More
Simonds & Steffes Bring Pro-Assistant Trophy Back Home
Head PGA Professional, Skip Simonds and Pat Steffes of Milwaukee Country Club brought home the Manuel de la Torre Pro-Assistant trophy on Monday at The Racine CC. The trophy named after Milwaukee CC Head Professional Emeritus, Manuel de la Torre was up for grabs amongst the 51 teams that started play.
With windy and soft conditions due to morning rains, the players had quite the challenge on their hands. Simonds and Steffes navigated those conditions the best as they fired a 5-under-par 67 in the four-ball stroke play format to win by just one shot.View More
Delsman Dealt A Little LuckAfter five months of waiting the first event of the Wisconsin Premier Players Series was finally completed, after the original event was rained out back in April. With a a great turnout of top players, the field faced some tough competition. Weathering a difficult and breezy day the best was mini-tour professional, Charlie Delsman and 2011 WPGA Section Champion, Eddie Terasa. Both professionals was able to card a 3-under-par 68. View More
Witt Comes Up With Another Legit Win
Rick Witt, head PGA professional at Blackhawk Country Club secured his first WPGA individual victory of the season at the Cleveland Golf / Srixon Classic on Monday. Witt was able to excel at Oconomowoc GC by firing a 1-under-par 69. The traditional tree lined Donald Ross layout posed several similarities to his home course in Madison. However Witt wasn't the only player to find themselves under par at the conclusion of the round, Charlie Brown playing along side Witt also matched the score.View More