2017 Teacher of the Year - David Roesch, PGA
For the second time in his career David Roesch has been named the WPGA Teacher of the Year, which is given out to the WPGA member that has shown excellence in the area of instruction and player development.
The Germantown resident currently teaches full time and offers his teaching services at both Storm’s Golf Range and The Legend Clubs. For Roesch the award caps off a great year of accolades, which included his induction into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Roesch grew up learning the game as he worked at Tripoli Country Club as both a caddie and in the outside services area. Eventually his golf game would lead him to the University of Wisconsin to play for the men’s golf team. In the spring of 1997, he earned his degree and shifted his focus into the world of professional golf. Over the course of the next eleven years, Roesch spent time on various tours and accomplished some impressive feats. Included in those on course accolades were a victory in the 2004 Wisconsin State Open, an NGA Hooters Tour win, a tie for 31st at the 2004 U.S. Open and two years’ worth of membership on the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Tour.
After giving professional golf his best shot, Roesch shifted his focus onto becoming a full-time instructor. During this time he embarked on the road to becoming a PGA member and was elected to membership in the spring of 2012. In 2013 he was recognized with his first WPGA Teacher of the Year honor.
This past season saw Roesch conduct a personal record of lessons (over 1,600) while also continuing his great work with junior golfers. The playing resume of his students is impressive and contains several champions on both the high school level and local amateur and professional ranks.
For Roesch it is a year round profession as he works indoors during the winter months in Menomonee Falls. His work with the next generation of golfers also continues as he offers multiple after school programs to help players prepare for the upcoming high school season.
“I am humbled to be selected as Teacher of the Year for the second time in my career,” Roesch said. “Teaching golf is my passion, and winning this award is always a goal of mine. It is an honor to be a PGA member in a section that includes so many accomplished professionals and instructors. I am grateful for the support of my family, my WPGA colleagues and my students.”
The 3-time WPGA Match Play Champion also currently sits on the WPGA Junior Foundation Board of Directors.
Table of Contents1 - Background / Process
2 - 2017 Golf Professional of the Year - Michael O'Reilly, PGA
3 - 2017 Teacher of the Year - David Roesch, PGA
4 - 2017 Assistant Professional of the Year - Scott Walecki
5 - 2017 Youth Player Development Award - Bob Feller, PGA
6 - 2017 Horton Smith Award - Danny Rainbow, PGA
7 - 2017 Player Development Award - Jeff Ellingson, PGA
8 - 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award - Joel Weitz, PGA
9 - 2017 Private Merchandiser of the Year - Vince Pulizzano, PGA
10 - 2017 Public Merchandiser of the Year - Andrew Barrett, PGA
11 - 2017 Resort Merchandiser of the Year - Jim Lombardo, PGA
12 - 2016 OMEGA Player of the Year - Ryan Helminen, PGA
13 - 2016 OMEGA Senior Player of the Year - Jim Schuman, PGA
14 - 2016 OMEGA Assistant Player of the Year - Andrew Troyanek
15 - 2017 Honorary Member - Ron Hurab
16 - 2017 Honorary Member - Thor Lundgren