2023 SUTER WARD GROUP AT MORGAN STANLEY WISCONSIN STATE OPEN CONTESTANT
Congratulations on qualifying for this year’s event! This accomplishment places you in the company of a select group of golfers in the state, and we wish you the best of luck during the tournament.
601 Michigan Ave N.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
PGA General Manager – Mike James
PGA Director of Golf – Danny Rainbow
Head PGA Professional – Mike Urben
Superintendent – Matt Smith
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Electronic Scoring – Every player in the field will be scoring the event electronically via our Wisconsin PGA App. All players will need a smartphone or mobile device with internet in order to electronically score. We ask all players to come prepared and download the App in advance. Just search Wisconsin PGA in the App or Play Store. Paper scorecards will be provided as a backup in case of an electronic failure. Players will receive their App check-in code via text before their round.
Registration – Players should check in at the registration table upon arrival on day one. The registration table will be located out front of the golf shop at SentryWorld.
Caddies & Spectators are permitted. No restrictions, other than spectators should stay off to the side and keep up with the group they are following.
NO Spectator Golf Cars (If capacity allows, SentryWorld may rent golf cars for disabled/handicapped individuals at their own discretion, please inquire with the facility a day in advance of the championship.)
Food & Beverage – Food and Beverages will be available for purchase at the two on-course refreshment stations. PJ’s restaurant which is located in the clubhouse will also be open at 11 am daily. On Wednesday the club will also offer a buffet lunch for purchase within the atrium.
Practice Rounds – Practice round information has been sent to all players via email. Wisconsin State Open practice rounds at the preferred rate will be allowed between 3 and 4 pm on select days. The preferred rate is $80 and includes golf car. Players may walk or ride in a golf car during their practice round. The rate is $80 regardless and does not include the on-course F&B experience.
Practice round rate and times are for participants only. To view available days and how to arrange a time please click here –
The GOLF COURSE CLOSES at 2 pm on Sunday, August 13.
The PRACTICE RANGE AND SHORT GAME AREA WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY on Sunday, August 13. The Drive, Chip & Putt northern Wisconsin sub-regional will be taking place. The practice putting green near the no. 1 tee will be open until 6 pm.
Hole No. 9 – Played as a Par 4 – Based on the feedback and statistics from the U.S. Senior Open the ninth hole at SentryWorld will be played as a Par 4.
NO Skins Game – Due to the lack of interest the past few years the WPGA will not be offering a skins game this year.
Conduct Unbecoming – During practice rounds and the tournament proper, any conduct which shows disrespect for the tournament committee, the PGA Code of Ethics, or the traditional etiquette of golf, shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action and could result in disqualification.
Golf Cars / Caddies / Carry Your Own Bag – Players may walk or ride in a golf car. If players elect to walk they may carry their own bag, use a caddie or use a push cart (with or without a caddie). Golf Car fees are included in your entry fee. Golf cars will be set up for two riders, with a maximum of two golf cars per group.
Only players will be allowed to ride in/on the golf cars. A player that rides may utilize a caddie, however the caddie must walk.
Players will be asked to inform the WPGA of their intention to walk or ride. A solicitation will come via email and text. Please provide a timely response when solicited.
Dress Code Players & Caddies: Proper golfing attire must be worn at all times during tournament qualifying and tournament proper rounds. The Tournament Chairperson or duly appointed staff may prohibit play by those who do not conform to dress standards as established by the Wisconsin PGA. The dress code will be enforced and you are being alerted now so that you can come prepared.
Male Contestants – Proper attire may consist of Bermuda length shorts or dress trousers, and a golf shirt. The wearing of jeans, cargo shorts, athletic shorts, cut off shorts, tank tops, tee shirts or anything of that nature WILL NOT be permitted.
All Caddies – Proper attire may consist of golf shorts or dress trousers, and a golf shirt. The wearing of jeans, cargo shorts, athletic shorts, cut off shorts, tank tops, tee shirts or anything of that nature WILL NOT be permitted.
Expected Pace of Play – If you choose to walk you will be expected to maintain the same pace of play as if you ride. The WPGA Pace of Play policy will be in effect throughout the event. Monday & Tuesday – 4 hours and 22 minutes.
Weather Delays – If play is suspended the WPGA will provide updates and announce an official resumption time via text.
No Metal Spikes – All WPGA affiliated events are non-metal spike tournaments.
THE FOLLOWING CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY HAS BEEN INSTITUTED UNDER 1.2b.
TITLE SPONSOR – The Wisconsin PGA is proud to have the Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley on board as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 event. With their support the event will feature a first-place professional prize estimated at $12,500.
SUPPORTED BY – TaylorMade Golf and Sentry. The WPGA appreciates their support of this great championship.
ROUND ONE & TWO TEE TIMES & PAIRINGS
CLICK ON THE IMAGE to view round one and two pairings and tee times (PDF FILE)