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Today is January 18, 2017

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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Ready Or Not, Here We Go

With a slow start to the Wisconsin golf season, most WPGA professionals have been left wondering when they may open their own club's course, let alone tee it up in a competitive round.  Sixty-eight WPGA members and apprentices were able to at least cross off the first competitive round of the season on Monday at the Spring Pro-Pro Kickoff.  With windy and soggy conditions the weather held off just long enough to complete the event.  However it didn't take several teams to long to knock off the rust, as several scores were posted below par in the four-ball stroke play (1 best ball of 2) format.

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WPGA Introduces Golf & Game Trip For October

The Wisconsin PGA is proud to introduce its Inaugural WPGA Golf & Game Trip.  This coming fall the Wisconsin PGA with the help of Gear For Sports brings together a special road trip involving golf and a UW-Badgers away football game.  The trip will take participants on a journey to our neighbors to the South, with our final end destination being the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.  The event will start with a visit to Ravisloe CC on South Side of Chicago for our first round of golf, then a second round at Lincolnshire Fields CC in Champaign and finally on Saturday the Badgers taking on the Fighting Illini in football to cap off the trip.

 
 

No Bluffing Needed

Thursday marked the conclusion of another great WPGA Nike Golf Las Vegas Pro-Am, as players finished up with a morning round of golf and a banquet lunch afterwards.  The annual weeklong trip brought 39 teams and 193 players out to Sin City, to enjoy some great golf and relief from the snow back home.  The trip featured players staying at Paris Las Vegas along with golf at Bali Hai GC, Bear’s Best and Royal Links GC.
The 54-hole competition featured three different formats of golf, including 2 Net Best Ball, 1 Net / 1 Gross Best Ball and 1,2,3 Net Best Ball.  In the end the team from Maple Bluff CC of Jim Schuman, Dave Bruns, Jerry Shipman, John Orr and Chuck Steinhauer held on for the win.

 

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