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The Wisconsin Section is one of the 41 sections that comprise the regional entities of the PGA of America. Over 500 members and associates belong to the Wisconsin Section, stretching from areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to almost the entire state of Wisconsin. Annually, the Wisconsin Section conducts over 40 professional events, operates its Junior Golf Foundation and participates in several growth-of-the-game activities (PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt and instructional clinics/days).

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Murray & Ringelstetter Set The Pace At The Pro-Assistant 1

Murray & Ringelstetter Set The Pace At The Pro-Assistant

September 27, 2022

The Wisconsin PGA continued their countdown to the end of the tournament season with the always fun Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles Pro-Assistant on Monday. Over 100 players from throughout the Wisconsin Section made their way to central Wisconsin to enjoy SentryWorld. The players were treated to a first class experience from start to finish. From the fantastic course conditions to the inclusive on-course amenities, the players were definitely impressed.

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Fall Golf Brings Out The Best In This Man-tyla 1

Fall Golf Brings Out The Best In This Man-tyla

September 24, 2022

The Wisconsin PGA gathered on Friday to enjoy one of the great traditions of the section. After being derailed by thunderstorms back in June, the rescheduled Hornung's Classic would make its annual stop at South Hills G&CC. It marked just the second time the event has been forced to take place later in the calendar in the past 15 years.

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It’s Regional O’Clock! October 1st – Medinah CC 1

It’s Regional O’Clock! October 1st – Medinah CC

September 21, 2022

The Wisconsin PGA Jr. Foundation hosted two Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional qualifiers back in August to determine who would be moving on to the

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2 days ago
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After just a few days off the Wisconsin PGA tournament schedule was back in action on Monday. A cool and windy day greeted a field of over 100 players for the annual Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles, Inc. Pro-Assistant.

The weather wouldn't dampen the spirits of the attendees though, as the event would visit the 2023 U.S. Senior Open host site, SentryWorld.

Monday's field would feature 53 teams in the traditional division and 18 teams in the second division of play.

Taking home the title in the traditional contest was the Geneva National Resort twosome of Glen Murray and Drew Ringelstetter. The victors would combine to shoot 4-under-par 68 in the 1 better ball of two format. The winning card would feature six birdies and two bogeys.

The score was good enough to win by one shot over the Pine Hills Country Club team of John Wallrich and Drew Otto and Ringelstetter’s other Geneva National Resort team, led by Charlie Brown.

In the second division of play it would be Vince Pulizzano and Molly Braid of Westmoor Country Club with the win. They would shoot 2-under-par 70 to find the top of the leaderboard.

The WPGA would like to thank Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles, Inc., Bushnell Golf, and the PGA TOUR for their gracious support of Monday's event.

A big thank you also goes out to SentryWorld for rolling out the red carpet for the attendees. It certainly was a first-class day from start to finish.

Recap & Results - wisconsin.pga.com/news/murray-ringelstetter-set-the-pace/
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After just a few days off the Wisconsin PGA tournament schedule was back in action on Monday. A cool and windy day greeted a field of over 100 players for the annual Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles, Inc. Pro-Assistant.

The weather wouldnt dampen the spirits of the attendees though, as the event would visit the 2023 U.S. Senior Open host site, SentryWorld. 

Mondays field would feature 53 teams in the traditional division and 18 teams in the second division of play.

Taking home the title in the traditional contest was the Geneva National Resort twosome of Glen Murray and Drew Ringelstetter. The victors would combine to shoot 4-under-par 68 in the 1 better ball of two format. The winning card would feature six birdies and two bogeys.

The score was good enough to win by one shot over the Pine Hills Country Club team of John Wallrich and Drew Otto and Ringelstetter’s other Geneva National Resort team, led by Charlie Brown.

In the second division of play it would be Vince Pulizzano and Molly Braid of Westmoor Country Club with the win. They would shoot 2-under-par 70 to find the top of the leaderboard.

The WPGA would like to thank Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles, Inc., Bushnell Golf, and the PGA TOUR for their gracious support of Mondays event.

A big thank you also goes out to SentryWorld for rolling out the red carpet for the attendees. It certainly was a first-class day from start to finish.

Recap & Results - https://wisconsin.pga.com/news/murray-ringelstetter-set-the-pace/Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment
6 days ago
Wisconsin PGA

The Wisconsin PGA gathered on Friday to enjoy one of the great traditions of the section. After being derailed by thunderstorms back in June, the rescheduled Hornung's Classic would make its annual stop at South Hills Golf & Country Club. A field of sixty-one golfers would tee it up in search of the coveted title.

Finding his way to the top of the leaderboard was Appleton native Kurt Mantyla. The man that seems to up his game a notch when the colors turn, put up the best performance on a cool and breezy day. His 2-under-par 69 was just one of two scores under par.

Finishing just one shot back was the 2020 Hornung’s Classic champion, Tom Burton of Hidden Glen GC. Tying for third place at even-par was Josh Grisa and Ryan Helminen.

As always a big thank you goes out to Hornung’s Golf Products and the Hornung family. Their unwavering support of the Wisconsin PGA is truly appreciated.

The Wisconsin PGA would like to again thank South Hills Golf & Country Club and their membership for hosting the annual contest. They were easy to work with throughout the rescheduling process and definitely wanted to do their part to ensure that the event took place.

Results & Recap - wisconsin.pga.com/news/fall-golf-brings-out-the-best-in-mantyla/
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The Wisconsin PGA gathered on Friday to enjoy one of the great traditions of the section. After being derailed by thunderstorms back in June, the rescheduled Hornungs Classic would make its annual stop at South Hills Golf & Country Club. A field of sixty-one golfers would tee it up in search of the coveted title.

Finding his way to the top of the leaderboard was Appleton native Kurt Mantyla. The man that seems to up his game a notch when the colors turn, put up the best performance on a cool and breezy day. His 2-under-par 69 was just one of two scores under par. 

Finishing just one shot back was the 2020 Hornung’s Classic champion, Tom Burton of Hidden Glen GC. Tying for third place at even-par was Josh Grisa and Ryan Helminen.

As always a big thank you goes out to Hornung’s Golf Products and the Hornung family. Their unwavering support of the Wisconsin PGA is truly appreciated.

The Wisconsin PGA would like to again thank South Hills Golf & Country Club and their membership for hosting the annual contest. They were easy to work with throughout the rescheduling process and definitely wanted to do their part to ensure that the event took place.

Results & Recap - https://wisconsin.pga.com/news/fall-golf-brings-out-the-best-in-mantyla/Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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One of the all time best events sponsored by one of the all time best guys of Wisconsin golf!

1 week ago
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It was an eventful day as the WPGA Four-Ball Match Play came to a close on Tuesday afternoon. After spending the past four months battling to be the last two teams standing the foursome was asked to wait just a little longer.

A weather delay would force the foursome of David Bach, Josh Grisa, Brad Petashnick and Chris Zachman to tee off just around 10:30 AM on the Straits course. Once the action got underway the winds would kick up and provide quite the test of golf.

It was a tight match throughout as neither team would lead by more then 2 holes. Birdies by Josh Grisa on no. 6 and no. 10 would propel the Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run duo out in front by two as the group made their way to no. 11. However Petashnick would get one back on the par-5, with a great up and down for birdie from the fescue.

The Petashnick and Zachman duo would then return the match to all square as the treacherous greenside area on No. 14 would get the best of Grisa and Bach.

With the number of holes dwindling Bach would help the Kohler team regain the lead for good as he'd hit the par-5 16th in two and two putt for birdie.

The winning duo would finish off the final two holes by tying their counterparts and earning the 1up win.

The title marks the fourth different WPGA pro-pro victory in the past three years for the Kohler team.

A big thank you goes out Harris Golf Cars, Sun Mountain Sports and PGA TOUR for their support of the year long event. We'd also like to thank all the facilities that hosted matches throughout the season.

Four-Ball Match Play Bracket/Results - wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga229/contest/13/leaderboard.htm
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It was an eventful day as the WPGA Four-Ball Match Play came to a close on Tuesday afternoon. After spending the past four months battling to be the last two teams standing the foursome was asked to wait just a little longer. 

A weather delay would force the foursome of David Bach, Josh Grisa, Brad Petashnick and Chris Zachman to tee off just around 10:30 AM on the Straits course. Once the action got underway the winds would kick up and provide quite the test of golf. 

It was a tight match throughout as neither team would lead by more then 2 holes. Birdies by Josh Grisa on no. 6 and no. 10 would propel the Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run duo out in front by two as the group made their way to no. 11. However Petashnick would get one back on the par-5, with a great up and down for birdie from the fescue. 

The Petashnick and Zachman duo would then return the match to all square as the treacherous greenside area on No. 14 would get the best of Grisa and Bach.

With the number of holes dwindling Bach would help the Kohler team regain the lead for good as hed hit the par-5 16th in two and two putt for birdie. 

The winning duo would finish off the final two holes by tying their counterparts and earning the 1up win.

The title marks the fourth different WPGA pro-pro victory in the past three years for the Kohler team.

A big thank you goes out Harris Golf Cars, Sun Mountain Sports and PGA TOUR for their support of the year long event. Wed also like to thank all the facilities that hosted matches throughout the season.

Four-Ball Match Play Bracket/Results - https://wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga229/contest/13/leaderboard.htmImage attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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Congrats David and Josh

1 week ago
Wisconsin PGA

The regular season of the WPGA Four-Player Pro-Am Series wrapped up around dinner time on Monday. The field was fortunate to experience a beautiful September day, as twenty-nine teams made the trip to Tuckaway CC for the PXG Pro-Am.

Coming out on top in the one net / one gross best ball event was the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club foursome of Jamie Christianson, Andrew Morel, Tim Schwecke and Brad Hitt. The squad carded an 18-under-par 126 total to earn the win by two shots.

Tying at the top in the low pro contest was the duo of Ryan Helminen and Austin Gaugert. Each player was able to post an impressive 5-under-par 67. Just two shots back was low senior professional, Charlie Brown.

The WPGA will wrap up the pro-am season with the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship on October 3 at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia.

A big thank you goes out to our event partners from Monday, PXG, Prestwick Golf Group and Tito's Handmade Vodka. The WPGA would also like to express our appreciation to our host site, Tuckaway Country Club.

Recap & Results - wisconsin.pga.com/news/christianson-company-collect-victory/
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The regular season of the WPGA Four-Player Pro-Am Series wrapped up around dinner time on Monday. The field was fortunate to experience a beautiful September day, as twenty-nine teams made the trip to Tuckaway CC for the PXG Pro-Am.

Coming out on top in the one net / one gross best ball event was the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club foursome of Jamie Christianson, Andrew Morel, Tim Schwecke and Brad Hitt. The squad carded an 18-under-par 126 total to earn the win by two shots. 

Tying at the top in the low pro contest was the duo of Ryan Helminen and Austin Gaugert. Each player was able to post an impressive 5-under-par 67. Just two shots back was low senior professional, Charlie Brown. 

The WPGA will wrap up the pro-am season with the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship on October 3 at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia.

A big thank you goes out to our event partners from Monday, PXG, Prestwick Golf Group and Titos Handmade Vodka. The WPGA would also like to express our appreciation to our host site, Tuckaway Country Club. 

Recap & Results - https://wisconsin.pga.com/news/christianson-company-collect-victory/Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
1 week ago
Wisconsin PGA

The WPGA Four-Ball Match Play final is set for Tuesday on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits. David Bach & Josh Grisa will take on Brad Petashnick & Chris Zachman.

Event Supported By: Harris Golf Cars, Sun Mountain Sports & the PGA TOUR

Follow along here - wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga229/contest/13/leaderboard.htm
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The WPGA Four-Ball Match Play final is set for Tuesday on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits. David Bach & Josh Grisa will take on Brad Petashnick & Chris Zachman. 

Event Supported By: Harris Golf Cars, Sun Mountain Sports & the PGA TOUR

Follow along here - https://wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga229/contest/13/leaderboard.htm

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We currently waiting out a weather delay with hopes of the round getting underway by late morning.

2 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

A big congrats goes out to Josh Grisa of Blackwolf Run. He claimed the 2022 WPGA Assistant Professional Match Play title on Sunday afternoon by defeating Nathan Goecks. With the win Grisa vaulted himself into first place of the Assistant Player of the Year race.

The WPGA would like express our gratitude to the Wisconsin Golf Sales Association and ROLEX for lending their support to the event.

Complete Bracket & Results - wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga2212/contest/9/leaderboard.htm
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A big congrats goes out to Josh Grisa of Blackwolf Run. He claimed the 2022 WPGA Assistant Professional Match Play title on Sunday afternoon by defeating Nathan Goecks. With the win Grisa vaulted himself into first place of the Assistant Player of the Year race. 

The WPGA would like express our gratitude to the Wisconsin Golf Sales Association and ROLEX for lending their support to the event.

Complete Bracket & Results - https://wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga2212/contest/9/leaderboard.htmImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Congratulations Josh! We’ll done! 👏⛳️

Way to go Josh!!!

Congrats! 🎈🎉🍾

2 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

After weather derailed their initial plan to play, Josh Grisa and Nathan Goecks will give it a go tomorrow afternoon. Who will be earn the coveted WPGA Assistant Match Play title in 2022?

Follow along here - wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga2212/contest/9/leaderboard.htm
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After weather derailed their initial plan to play, Josh Grisa and Nathan Goecks will give it a go tomorrow afternoon. Who will be earn the coveted WPGA Assistant Match Play title in 2022? 

Follow along here - https://wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga2212/contest/9/leaderboard.htm
2 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

The Wisconsin PGA would like to welcome our newest member to the Section. Gus Pick of North Hills Country Club finished up the PGA PGM Program and was elected to PGA membership. Congratulations Gus! ... See MoreSee Less

The Wisconsin PGA would like to welcome our newest member to the Section. Gus Pick of North Hills Country Club finished up the PGA PGM Program and was elected to PGA membership. Congratulations Gus!

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Congratulations, Gus!!

Congratulations Gus!!

Congratulations Gus!!!

Congrats, Gus!

Congrats Gus.

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2 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

The sun shone and so did the play of the PGA Professionals during the final round of the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship. Tuesday brought better weather and an exciting day on the course.

Coming out on top at the conclusion of the two days was Jamie Christianson of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. The 37 year-old Park Falls native was the only player in the field to post under-par rounds on each of the two days. His 4-under-par 140 total was good enough to win by two shots over Erik Stenseth of University Ridge Golf Course. Finishing just three shots back in a tie for third place was Jeff Kaiser of TaylorMade Player Development Center Madison and Michael Crowley of Morningstar Golfers Club.

The foursome will represent the Wisconsin Section at the 2023 PGA of America Professional Championship at Santa Ana & Twin Warriors GC in New Mexico next April.

The WPGA would like to thank all our of presenting and supporting partners for their great support.

A great deal of appreciation also goes out to The Legend At Bergamont and their staff. The course held up fantastic to the unrelenting rain leading up to the event.

Event Presented By: Cadillac, Club Car & ROLEX
Event Supported By: PGA TOUR, Golf Channel, Titleist, FootJoy, Callaway Golf, Nike, TaylorMade Golf

Full Recap & Results - wisconsin.pga.com/news/christianson-claims-wpga-champ/
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The sun shone and so did the play of the PGA Professionals during the final round of the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship. Tuesday brought better weather and an exciting day on the course.

Coming out on top at the conclusion of the two days was Jamie Christianson of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. The 37 year-old Park Falls native was the only player in the field to post under-par rounds on each of the two days. His 4-under-par 140 total was good enough to win by two shots over Erik Stenseth of University Ridge Golf Course. Finishing just three shots back in a tie for third place was Jeff Kaiser of TaylorMade Player Development Center Madison and Michael Crowley of Morningstar Golfers Club. 

The foursome will represent the Wisconsin Section at the 2023 PGA of America Professional Championship at Santa Ana & Twin Warriors GC in New Mexico next April. 

The WPGA would like to thank all our of presenting and supporting partners for their great support. 

A great deal of appreciation also goes out to The Legend At Bergamont and their staff. The course held up fantastic to the unrelenting rain leading up to the event.

Event Presented By: Cadillac, Club Car & ROLEX
Event Supported By: PGA TOUR, Golf Channel, Titleist, FootJoy, Callaway Golf, Nike, TaylorMade Golf

Full Recap & Results - https://wisconsin.pga.com/news/christianson-claims-wpga-champ/Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
2 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

Round one of the WPGA Professional Championship wrapped up earlier this evening at The Legend At Bergamont. The players had their hands full as cool, breezy, and rainy conditions accompanied them throughout the round.

At the conclusion of the day it was Jeff Kaiser of TaylorMade Player Development Center Madison on top of the leaderboard. The former UW-Madison golfer would card four birdies and just one bogey en route to the lead.

Sitting just one shot back is Jamie Christianson of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. The Head PGA Professional at the Door County club would start his round with a highlight, as he holed out for eagle from 106 yards on the par-4 1st.

Just two shots back of the lead is Michael Crowley of Morningstar Golfers Club.

The trio will make up the final group as they hit the course for the final round at 10 AM on Tuesday.

Event Presented By: Cadillac, Club Car & ROLEX
Event Supported By: PGA TOUR, Golf Channel, Titleist, FootJoy, Callaway Golf, Nike, TaylorMade Golf

Full Leaderboard - wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga2245/contest/9/leaderboard.htm
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Round one of the WPGA Professional Championship wrapped up earlier this evening at The Legend At Bergamont. The players had their hands full as cool, breezy, and rainy conditions accompanied them throughout the round. 

At the conclusion of the day it was Jeff Kaiser of TaylorMade Player Development Center Madison on top of the leaderboard. The former UW-Madison golfer would card four birdies and just one bogey en route to the lead. 

Sitting just one shot back is Jamie Christianson of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. The Head PGA Professional at the Door County club would start his round with a highlight, as he holed out for eagle from 106 yards on the par-4 1st. 

Just two shots back of the lead is Michael Crowley of Morningstar Golfers Club.

The trio will make up the final group as they hit the course for the final round at 10 AM on Tuesday.

Event Presented By: Cadillac, Club Car & ROLEX
Event Supported By: PGA TOUR, Golf Channel, Titleist, FootJoy, Callaway Golf, Nike, TaylorMade Golf

Full Leaderboard - https://wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga22/event/wiscpga2245/contest/9/leaderboard.htmImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Go get ‘em, Jeff Kaiser!!!

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