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PGA hosts golf clinic for veterans in Tomah – Joe Wood & Aaron Saari
6.27.2022 – WKBT-TV La Crosse
https://www.news8000.com/pga-hosts-golf-clinic-for-veterans-in-tomah/

Getting to Know: A Q&A with the Golf Courses of Lawsonia’s Josh Carroll
6.27.2022 – Ripon Press
https://www.riponpress.com/news/getting-to-know-a-q-a-with-the-golf-courses-of-lawsonias-rochelle-reiman-and/article_382e6b28-f3e2-11ec-9c03-23b69419af90.html

De Pere native, professional golfer plays 100 holes in one day – Mark Becker
6.22.2022 – CBS Green Bay
https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/professional-golfer-plays-100-holes-in-one-day/

At Pleasant View GC, Becky Halverson’s ‘Chip & Sip’ program for women aims to provide a comfort level for golf newcomers
6.20.22 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/19th_hole/dennis_mccann/at-pleasant-view-gc-becky-halversons-chip-sip-program-for-women-aims-to-provide-a/article_53f9b4da-ecc5-11ec-9b22-2325e18c8b21.html

Kohler golf pros play all 100 holes on property in one day
6.20.2022 – WISN 12
https://www.wisn.com/article/kohler-golf-pros-play-all-100-holes-on-property-in-one-day/40350305

Kohler golf pros play 100 holes in one day for charity – David Albrecht, Mike Aschenbach, Dan Hastreiter & Mike O’Reilly
6.18,2022 – Sheboygan Sun
https://www.sheboygansun.com/sports/kohler-golf-pros-play-100-holes-in-one-day-for-charity/article_43ed66d0-eebf-11ec-9f2d-db33f6e21050.html

Emily Lauterbach has won the Wisconsin Women’s State Open twice in three years. That has her pondering the next step
6.16.2022 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/golf/2022/06/16/emily-lauterbach-beats-bobbi-stricker-wisconsin-womens-state-open/7644887001/

26th Sentry Wisconsin State Women’s Open
06.16.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf

The golf pro at Wauwatosa’s Blue Mound Golf & Country Club raised over $8K for charity by playing 100 holes in a day – Matt Goodson
6.14.2022 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/west/news/2022/06/14/wauwatosa-golf-pro-plays-100-holes-raised-8-k-charity-one-day/7583459001/

Blue Mound head golf pro plays 100 holes in 1 day for charity – Matt Goodson
6.8.2022 – Fox News 6
https://www.fox6now.com/sports/wisconsin-pga-reach-golf-matt-goodson-100-holes-blue-mound-country-club

Kohler Golf Professionals To Play All 100 Holes at Destination Kohler In One Day For Charity on June 17
5.24.2022 – Destination Kohler Press Release
https://wisconsin.pga.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2022/06/Kohler-Press-Release-100-Holes-100-Years.pdf

Local Pro Set To Play 100 Holes For 100 Years In One Day – Dave Kemnitz
5.17.2022 – Lakeland Times
https://wisconsin.pga.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2022/06/COVERAGE-Lakeland-Times-David-Kemnitz-WPGA-Centennial.pdf

May Wisconsin.Golf Sweet Spot Articles – Various WPGA Members & 100 Year Initiative
Gary D’Amato – Wisconsin.Golf
5.2.2022 (100 year initiative) – https://www.wisconsin.golf/featured/sweetspot/the-sweet-spot-100-years-for-wpga-larry-david-and-a-bucket-of-balls-big/article_32f404f8-c997-11ec-9e10-cbde31f91409.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-sticky-siderail-next
5.16.22 (Hanc Spivey) – https://www.wisconsin.golf/featured/sweetspot/the-sweet-spot-yahara-hills-and-a-landfill-hunter-eichhorns-professional-plans-ben-sieg-memorial/article_02dd3d78-d4b6-11ec-91e4-5b1928c731b1.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-sticky-siderail-next
5.23.22 (Rich Tock) – https://www.wisconsin.golf/featured/sweetspot/the-sweet-spot-rich-tock-turns-back-the-clock-a-seve-story-tim-cantwells-tee/article_f96a1d36-da0c-11ec-a90a-5f34282a4c99.html

For Hartland’s Cody Guetzke, competing in the Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta National an ‘insane’ experience
4.4.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/19th_hole/gary_d_amato/for-hartlands-cody-guetzke-competing-in-the-drive-chip-putt-finals-at-augusta-national-an/article_6096adce-b43f-11ec-b85e-bf1d5d49dcea.html

DCP National Finals | Wisconsin’s Finalist Cody Guetzke of Hartland – David Roesch
4.4.2022 – WTMJ4
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/hartland-teen-plays-in-drive-chip-and-putt-competition-at-augusta-national

PGA Magazine – Media Watch – Molly Braid
3.1.2022 – PGA Magazine
https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=61201&i=739392&p=56&pp=1&ver=html5

Voeller Honored as Golf Professional of the Year
2.18.2022 – Wisconsin Golfer
http://digital.wsga.org/wisconsin-golfer-february-2022/page/15

He was on top of the golf world, but Brendan Locke showed true grit in how he handled life’s cruelest of breaks
2.11.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/19th_hole/gary_d_amato/he-was-on-top-of-the-golf-world-but-brendan-locke-showed-true-grit-in/article_ea2d5bd8-8abd-11ec-a808-f367842698b3.html

Westmoor’s Molly Braid becomes first woman to win WPGA’s Teacher of the Year; Mark Voeller named Golf Professional of the Year – WPGA Award Winners
2.4.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/women/wpga/westmoors-molly-braid-becomes-first-woman-to-win-wpgas-teacher-of-the-year-mark-voeller/article_d1d94d8c-8507-11ec-8a68-636e924ac392.html

Midwest Living – The Best Midwest Golf Courses to Play This Season – Michael O’Reilly
2.1.2022 – midwestliving.com
https://www.midwestliving.com/travel/around-region/best-midwest-golf-courses/

Global Golf Post – All Pro Lists – Michael Crowley
1.24.2022 – GlobalGolfPost.com
https://read.nxtbook.com/global_golf_post/global_golf_post/20220124/allpro_intro.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Read%20More%20%E2%86%92&utm_campaign=dm-012422

Golf.Com – Inside SentryWorld: Wisconsin’s OTHER great public course – Danny Rainbow
1.11.2022 – Golf.com
https://golf.com/travel/sentryworld-wisconsin-other-great-public-course/

Flagship victory vaults Mick Smith to his first WPGA Player of the Year honor; Kurt Mantyla ends Jim Schuman’s six-year run as Senior POY
12.28.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/flagship-victory-vaults-mick-smith-to-his-first-wpga-player-of-the-year-honor-kurt/article_0d289460-673a-11ec-a170-abb7bec166be.html

Golf Digest – Best Teachers In Your State for 2022-23 – 13 Wisconsin PGA Members
11.30.2021 – GolfDigest.com
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-teachers-state-ranking

LPGA Announces the 50 Best Teachers for 2022-2023 – Patti Marquis
11.29.2021 – LPGA.com
https://www.lpga.com/news/2021/lpga-announces-50-best-teachers

PGA Members Elliott, Eshleman, Gutierrez and Howard Elected to the PGA of America Board of Directors
11.4.2021 – PGA.com
https://www.pga.com/story/pga-members-rob-elliott-eric-eshleman-derek-gutierrez-and-barry-howard-to-the-pga-of-america-board-of-directors

2020 National PGA of America Award Winners Honored at Annual Meeting – Josue’ Reyes
11.3.2021 – PGA.com
https://www.pga.com/story/2020-national-pga-of-america-award-winners-honored-at-annual-meeting

Travis Becker, Jeff Ellingson among WPGA professionals honored in COVID-delayed 2021 awards ceremony
11.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/travis-becker-jeff-ellingson-among-wpga-professionals-honored-in-covid-delayed-2021-awards-ceremony/article_45b1867a-3b02-11ec-a9d7-8b5bf0408993.html

The Sweet Spot – Muranyi and Reinhart inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame
11.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/featured/sweetspot/the-sweet-spot-muranyi-and-reinhart-inducted-into-hof-milwaukee-studying-fate-of-par-3/article_56923498-3afe-11ec-91e0-abca85475150.html

A Leap of Faith Lead to the Ryder Cup for PGA WORKS Fellow Rachel Beers
10.14.2021 – PGA.com
https://www.pga.com/story/a-leap-of-faith-lead-to-the-ryder-cup-for-pga-works-fellow-rachel-beers

Dirk Willis, PGA, Made A Splash with the Addition of The Baths
9.21.2021 – PGA.com
https://www.pga.com/story/dirk-willis-pga-made-a-splash-with-the-addition-of-the-baths

Josue’ Reyes – PGA Journeys
9.21.2021 – PGA of America
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We Asked 3 Golf Professionals What the Ryder Cup Means to Them – Bill Graham, Dirk Willis and PGA President, Jim Richerson
9.20.2021 – Milwaukee Magazine
https://www.milwaukeemag.com/we-asked-3-golf-professionals-what-the-ryder-cup-means-to-them/

Wisconsin PGA Section, Wisconsin State Golf Association are growing golf together – Joe Stadler
9.20.2021 – Golfweek
https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/09/20/wisconsin-pga-section-wisconsin-state-golf-association-growing-golf-ryder-cup/

WISCONSIN UNCOVERED: Meet The First Black PGA Pro in Wisconsin History – Hanc Spivey
9.16.2021 – Random Golf Club Films
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLCKHjxMYCk

From caddie to head of golf operations – Michael O’Reilly
9.16.2021 – Golf Today UK
https://golftoday.co.uk/ryder-cup-whistling-straits-mike-oreilly-from-caddie-to-head-of-golf-operations/

Mick Smith finishes strong to become first back-to-back winner of WPGA Professional Championship since 2002
9.14.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/mick-smith-finishes-strong-to-become-first-back-to-back-winner-of-wpga-professional-championship/article_139eae76-159e-11ec-9c6c-c39c5b0f0892.html

WPGA making sure golf is available for all Wisconsinites – PGA Reach Wisconsin Pro-Am
9.3.2021 – WTMJ4 Milwaukee
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wpga-making-sure-golf-is-available-for-all-wisconsinites

Group of golf teachers devoted to the late Manuel de la Torre’s swing concepts planning seminar to celebrate his 100th birthday
9.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/group-of-golf-teachers-devoted-to-the-late-manuel-de-la-torres-swing-concepts-planning/article_9d47c890-0a9c-11ec-9652-b7bf8d55b3ff.html

Mike Schnarr, who helped start the WPGA Junior Tour more than 30 years ago, helps end 2021 season with boys championship bearing his name
8.31.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/junior/wpga_juniors/mike-schnarr-who-helped-start-the-wpga-junior-tour-more-than-30-years-ago-helps/article_46628e2a-09f7-11ec-8d93-2b385244ebc5.html

Sponsors, hotels and restaurants, and golf fans are ready to welcome the Ryder Cup and its $135M economic impact – Joe Stadler
8.20.2021 – Milwaukee Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2021/08/20/hosting-the-greatest-event-in-golf-ryder-cup.html

Longbella Leads Local Finishers at State Open
8.19.2021 – Leader Telegram – Eau Claire / Chippewa Falls
https://www.leadertelegram.com/sports/longbella-leads-local-finishers-at-wisconsin-state-open/article_01732e03-f9f1-5b0d-b09d-d19ea7c135f4.html

Steger earns top-10 finish in Wisconsin State Open
8.19.2021 – Racine Journal Times
https://journaltimes.com/sports/golf/state-golf-steger-earns-top-10-finish-in-wisconsin-state-open/article_6b57ee63-6c8c-5f73-bb92-5ee8fce941c3.html

Brookfield’s Harrison Ott wins back-to-back Wisconsin State Opens
8.18.2021 – jsonline.com
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/golf/2021/08/18/brookfields-harrison-ott-wins-state-open-blackwolf-run/8177294002/

101st Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.18.2021 Wisconsin.Golf

If at first you don’t succeed … try 93 more times. Cherokee CC assistant pro Eric Popovich finally passes his PAT after 30 years trying
08.13.2021 Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-try-93-more-times-cherokee-cc-assistant-pro-eric/article_4bf250e4-fc25-11eb-b5cb-5f91ac8b2b4c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Wisconsin State Open to be hosted at two venues this year
8.11.2021 – NBC 15 Madison
https://www.nbc15.com/2021/08/12/wisconsin-state-open-be-hosted-two-venues-this-year/

The recreational golf boom during the pandemic has continued in Wisconsin this year
8.6.2021 – jsonline.com
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/golf/2021/08/06/wisconsin-recreational-golf-boom-has-continued-2021/5497017001/

Learning a bit from his pro caddie job, Austin Gaugert bags a victory at the season-long Wisconsin PGA Match Play Championship
7.31.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/learning-a-bit-from-his-pro-caddie-job-austin-gaugert-bags-a-victory-at-the/article_4a3664de-f1ee-11eb-abe1-efc879643947.html