Johnston and Jacobsen Stave Off Playoff Challenge
The 2012 Legend Challenge - Two Man Scratch Pro-Am took place amongst almost perfect conditions on Tuesday at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon. Thirty-Four twosomes teed it up to attempt to fire the lowest scratch Best Ball score (Four Ball Stroke Play) to capture the title. Several impressive scores were had by the field and in the end a little extra golf was needed to determine a winner. Forced to extra holes was Mike Johnston / Paul Jacobsen and Andrew Steinhofer / KR Rucker, the duos each posted 8-under-par 64s.
Taking home the tite on the first playoff hole was Johnston and Jacobsen, as they both were able to card pars and capitalize on unsuccessful attempts by their opponents to get up and down to match them.View More
Byom And Brown Boast The Best Performances
Thirty-four WPGA assistant golf professionals from throughout the state teed it up in the always popular WAGPA Stroke / Match Play on Monday. Joining those assistants in the morning round was eighteen WPGA members that were set to compete for the first ever crown in the WPGA Head Pro Classic. The morning provided challenging conditions, as the winds kicked up at Hidden Glen GC and the players were fighting to make as many pars as possible.
When all the scores were tallied, Nick Byom found himself on top of the scoreboard with an even-par round of 72 in the WAGPA Stroke Play and Charlie Brown captured the Head Pro Classic in one hole playoff.View More
Jim Schuman, PGA Teaching Professional at Tumbledown Trails in Verona defeated Foy Swenson, PGA Assistant Professional at Westmoor CC to capture his second consecutive Wisconsin PGA Match Play and fourth overall title.
The Straits Course at Whistling Straits served as the venue for the finals. Swenson took the early lead in the match with a routine par on the first hole and held the 1 up lead through 6 holes. Schuman however squared the match with a par on hole seven. Schuman then took command of the match by playing the next five holes in 2 under par and winning four of the holes. Swenson made a short-lived rally with a birdie on #14 but Schuman closed out the match with a par on 15.
With the win Schuman takes the early command of the WPGA Player of the Year race and claims the $3,345 first place prize check.
Warm weather finally showed its face for a WPGA event on Friday, as temperatures made it into the 70s and all the participants enjoyed a day in the sun at Glen Erin GC. Along with the warmer temperatures the winds kicked up a bit and made the Glen Erin Pro-Am a good challenge for all the teams. Navigating the conditions the best though was the Thornberry Creek at Oneida team, as they compiled the most points in the team net stableford format.View More
Purvis and Company Find A WAY To Win
Assistant Golf Professional, RJ Purvis of Door Creek along with Mike Courchane, Todd Thorman and Mike Johnson took home the coveted first place prize at the Callaway Pro-Am @ Geneva National on Monday. With a hot and heated leaderboard, the foursome was able to find a way to win by one shot over the Mark Voeller led Golf Galaxy squad. Competing amongst a sold out field of 32 teams, it took a score of 13-under-par 131 to get the victory in the one net and one gross best ball format.View More
Wisconsin PGA Introduces 2012 Callaway Scottsdale Pro-Am
The Wisconsin PGA is proud to introduce our second fall destination pro-am to Scottsdale in the past 3 years, set to take place on November 11th-14th, 2012. Back by popular demand the WPGA Callaway Scottsdale Pro-Am takes the event back to one of the best golf destinations in the United States. The four player trip brings together one PGA member, apprentice or pre-apprentice and three amateurs to play in a competition on three of the best golf courses in the state of Arizona (Troon North - Pinnacle, We-ko-Pa - Cholla, TPC Scottsdale - Champions). The trip will also once again give players the option of staying offsite or utilizing the host hotel, Xona Resort Suites.View More
Just Enough To Get By The Field
One by one tournament players throughout the course of time have finished up their round with the feeling of, "I left some out there today". Nick Byom, assistant golf professional at The Legend of Brandybrook had that exact feeling as he turned in his scorecard on Tuesday at the WAGPA Stroke Play. As one of the early cards returned, Byom thought he had missed out on a chance to claim the win as he finished with two closing bogeys.View More
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