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Sentry.Com – Sentry becomes title sponsor of Wisconsin State Women’s Open
6.15.2021 – Sentry Insurance
https://www.sentry.com/about-us/company-news-and-events/sentry-partners-with-wpga

WPR.Com – WPGA Expects To Shatter Record For Youth Tournament Entries This Summer – Andy Landenberger
6.15.2021 – Wisconsin Public Radio
https://www.wpr.org/wpga-expects-shatter-record-youth-tournament-entries-summer

Clinics offer free golf instruction from PGA professionals to active and retired military members across Wisconsin – Rob Elliott, Marcus Suelflow, Joe Stadler
6.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/clinics-offer-free-golf-instruction-from-pga-professionals-to-active-and-retired-military-members-across/article_39aaba5a-c38d-11eb-9674-b322a8c20efc.html

Golf’s spike in popularity during the pandemic continues into 2021 – Jim Buyze
5.28.2021 – WEAU13
https://www.weau.com/2021/05/28/golfs-spike-in-popularity-during-the-pandemic-continues-into-2021/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=weau

OwlGuru.com – Career in Sports – Erika Pirkl
5.23.2021 – OwlGuru.com
https://www.owlguru.com/review/director-of-player-development-erika-pirkl-pga/

The Sweet Spot – Recapping the start to the Wisconsin Drive, Chip & Putt season
5.17.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/19th_hole/the-sweet-spot-north-kelly-and-aaron-rodgers-stricker-and-the-john-deere-classic-brandon/article_983d69ae-b6ff-11eb-9b86-3bf31d81c0a3.html

Wisconsin sees more junior golfers during pandemic – Susan Kim & Andy Landenberger
4.28.2021 – WTMJ4 Milwaukee
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-sees-increase-in-junior-golfers-during-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR1D7GJV4pAH_PYjrQkbFnhmR-DLECIgvxpHJ8HGcs6kL_MTQ-S5QmGEcsw

Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals Recap
4.19.2021 – Wisconsin Golfer
http://digital.wsga.org/wisconsin-golfer-april-2021/page/19

Golf Wisconsin License Plate – Susan Kim
4.16.2021 – TMJ4 Milwaukee
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/new-golf-license-plates-to-fund-college-scholarships?fbclid=IwAR2tO8aNhSlxIv3hyP5uw2CQTafX5HBzFEXFmoUNs1qqyfIE4V_cMO6Hjrc

Golf Season Preview – Joe Stadler, David Cohn, Joe Mrozinski
4.15.2021 – Fox 6 Milwaukee
https://www.fox6now.com/news/milwaukee-county-parks-expect-busy-golf-season-after-strong-2020

As the Masters honors Lee Elder, Hanc Spivey reflects on his own career as an African-American pioneer in Wisconsin golf
4.6.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/19th_hole/gary_d_amato/as-the-masters-honors-lee-elder-hanc-spivey-reflects-on-his-own-career-as-an/article_ca24fea6-96c9-11eb-a042-5787c7941647.html

Drive, Chip & Putt Preview – Don DuChateau & McKenna Nelson
4.1.2021 – Fox 6 Milwaukee
https://www.fox6now.com/sports/beaver-dam-girl-drives-chips-and-putts-her-way-to-augusta

Drive, Chip & Putt Preview – Mitchell Shroyer
4.1.2021 – Middleton Times
http://middletontimes.com/articles/2021/04/01/middletons-shroyer-competing-augusta

Drive, Chip & Putt Preview – Don DuChateau & McKenna Nelson
4.1.2021 – Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
https://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/youth-golf-beaver-dam-12-year-old-will-compete-in-junior-skills-competition-sunday-at/article_c34b737b-6873-5bd3-b435-6394b705bdb6.html#tracking-source=home-breaking

Beloit Club At Hub of Sudden Golf Mecca – Kent Instefjord & Travis Becker
3.30.2021 – Beloit Daily News
https://www.beloitdailynews.com/beloit-club-at-hub-of-sudden-golf-mecca/article_60eebc55-5a45-5dd1-80d3-a3e837f03ff4.html?utm_content=162036798&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-3147744

Golf Season Preview – Dave Spengler & Chris Hoel
3.30.2021 – WBay 2 Green Bay
https://www.wbay.com/2021/03/30/golf-courses-expect-a-busy-year/

Drive, Chip & Putt Preview – Ashleyjen Powell
3.29.2021 – Appleton Post Crescent
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/sports/2021/03/29/drive-chip-and-putt-appleton-norths-powell-excited-augusta-trip/7037645002/

Drive, Chip & Putt Preview – Don DuChateau & McKenna Nelson
3.22.2021 – Fond du Lac Reporter
https://www.fdlreporter.com/story/sports/2021/03/22/fond-du-lac-golf-coach-don-duchateau-helps-youth-reach-augusta-national/4761740001/

Drive, Chip & Putt Preview – Mitchell Shroyer
3.19.2021 – NBC Channel 15 Madison
https://www.nbc15.com/2021/03/19/ready-to-drive-chip-and-putt-middleton-10-year-old-heading-to-the-masters/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wmtv

Drive, Chip & Putt – Wisconsin Participant Preview
3.8.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/19th_hole/gary_d_amato/something-special-12-year-old-beaver-dam-girl-to-compete-in-drive-chip-and-putt/article_0d4af384-7dbb-11eb-94b6-7ffa7c7a6ee8.html

WPGA announces State Open exemption for winner of State Women’s Open
3.4.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/women/wpga/effort-to-grow-womens-golf-gets-a-big-boost-as-wpga-announces-state-open-exemption/article_2fb37e4a-7d2b-11eb-a054-5fddde800374.html

WSGA, WPGA and Culver’s team up: A bigger, better junior golf championship for girls
3.2.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/junior/wpga_juniors/wsga-wpga-and-culvers-team-up-on-a-sweet-deal-a-bigger-better-junior-golf/article_e642c050-7b08-11eb-88a7-2bd7b42d3afc.html

Wisconsin PGA Special Awards Recap
3.1.2021 – Wisconsin Golfer Magazine
http://digital.wsga.org/wisconsin-golfer-february-2021/page/17

2020 WPGA Players of the Year
2.26.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/an-old-pro-ageless-jim-schuman-has-now-won-wpga-player-of-the-year-honors/article_c702dd9e-750c-11eb-9711-dfe476d3a8e5.html

A look at the life of Bill Brodell
2.23.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/bill-brodell-longtime-head-pga-professional-at-butte-des-morts-cc-and-mentor-to-dozens/article_2fe83a2a-7535-11eb-9ed8-ffbfb6f545b9.html

Try Golfing For Fitness – Andy Fish
2.22.2021 – Midwest Living
https://www.midwestliving.com/travel/around-region/try-golfing-for-fitness/

GRAA Best Practice – Transform Your Range into a Par-3 Course – Bob Burns
2.15.2021 – Golf Range Magazine
https://golfrange.org/bob-burns-transform-your-range-into-a-par-3-course/

TMJ4 checks in with Moorland Road Golf Center – Mike Vance
2.11.2001 – TMJ4
https://www.tmj4.com/sports/moorland-road-golf-center-remains-busy-despite-single-digit-temps

2020 TaylorMade Golf National Fitter of the Year – Jeff Kaiser
2.10.2021 – Taylormadegolf.com
https://www.taylormadegolf.com/clubhouse/132110-taylormade-names-2020-staff-professional-award-winners.html?lang=en_US

Wisconsin PGA 2021 Special Awards – After years building a career as a golf pro, Edelweiss Chalet’s Jeff Ellingson wins Wisconsin PGA’s highest honor
2.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/after-years-building-a-career-as-a-golf-pro-edelweiss-chalets-jeff-ellingson-wins-wisconsin/article_13b3f7c6-6483-11eb-90b4-5b6cf038a420.html

Wisconsin PGA 2021 Tournament Schedule Preview
1.19.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/the-busy-get-busier-as-states-top-club-professionals-have-a-lot-to-juggle-in/article_7f5ce5e0-59b7-11eb-844a-439011b00c03.html

Wisconsin Golf Industry – What’s ahead in 2021
1.15.2021 – Milwaukee Business Journal Podcast
https://milwaukeebusinessjournal.libsyn.com/wisconsins-golf-industry-in-21-demand-for-software-developers-courageous-leadership

Best Young Golf Instructors in America 2021-22 – Tim Boegh & Molly Braid
1.12.2021 – Golf Digest
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-young-teachers-in-america-2021-2022

Wisconsinites Played More Golf in 2020 – Joel Weitz & Joe Stadler
1.1.2021 – Wisconsin Public Radio
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsinites-played-more-rounds-golf-during-pandemic

2020 GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals Elite Member Status – Bob Burns & Mary Hafeman
12.31.2020 – Golf Range Association of America
https://golfrange.org/2020-graa-growth-of-the-game-teaching-professionals-elite-member-status/

2020 GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals – Travis Becker
12.31.2020 – Golf Range Association of America
https://golfrange.org/2020-graa-top-100-growth-of-the-game-teaching-professionals/

X-Golf of Mequon – Mike Miezin & Joe Stadler
12.22.2020 – FOX 6 Milwaukee Wake-Up
https://www.fox6now.com/news/x-golf-in-mequon-is-perfect-for-players-of-all-ages-and-skill-levels

Golf Season Recap – Michael Crowley & Joe Stadler
12.15.2020 – Spectrum News 1 Milwaukee / Green Bay
2020 Was a Big Year for Wisconsin Golf Courses (spectrumnews1.com)

Golf Season Recap – Andy Gieryn & Joe Stadler
12.08.2020 – WTMJ-4 NBC Milwaukee
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/golf-in-wisconsin-makes-a-comeback-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

WPGA Professional Championship
09.15.2020 – WNCY-FM Radio
https://wncy.com/2020/09/15/smith-wins-wisconsin-section-pga-professional-championship/

WPGA Professional Championship
09.15.2020 – WFRV-TV Green Bay
https://www.wearegreenbay.com/sports/wpga-championship-wraps-up-at-green-bay-country-club-smith-shoots-68-to-win/

Wisconsin State Senior Open
9.9.2020 – Wisconsin.Golf
https://www.wisconsin.golf/men/wpga/michael-crowley-proves-hes-a-mudder-dethrones-two-time-defending-champ-jim-schuman-to-win/article_5ab642bc-f310-11ea-8a48-6fb1babfc563.html

Patriot Golf Day Featuring The Legend Clubs
09.07.2020 – WTMJ-TV Milwaukee
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/local-golfers-raise-60-000-for-veterans-and-military-families-on-labor-day

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.22.2020 – Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/08/22/100th-wisconsin-state-open-goes-as-planned-amid.html

Joe Stadler – Executive Profile
08.20.2020 – Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/08/20/executive-profile-joe-stadler-wisconsin-pga.html

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.19.2020 – WTMJ-4 TV Milwaukee
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/pga-golfer-mark-wilson-returns-to-wisconsin-state-golf-open

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.19.2020 Wisconsin.Golf

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.19.2020 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/golf/2020/08/19/harrison-ott-brookfield-wins-wisconsin-state-open-golf/3394875001/

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.19.2020 – Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
https://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/galleries/gallery-dan-woltman-competes-in-final-round-at-100th-wisconsin-state-open/collection_ed621f51-abaa-5769-a499-543d08e1544a.html

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.19.2020 – Chippewa Falls Leader Telegram
https://www.leadertelegram.com/sports/chippewa-falls-longbella-takes-5th-at-wisconsin-state-open/article_a58e9ded-c1c3-5848-931c-ffddd067b0ef.html

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.19.2020 – Wisconsin Radio Network
https://www.wrn.com/2020/08/steger-leads-after-two-rounds-of-the-state-open/

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.18.2020 – Daily Herald
https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20200818/ziehm-small-hoping-to-challenge-for-another-illinois-pga-title

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.18.2020 – Chippewa Falls Leader Telegram
https://www.leadertelegram.com/sports/chippewa-falls-longbella-still-in-3rd-at-wisconsin-state-open/article_3770164b-b830-5911-b8ff-78f87c0321b7.html

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.18.2020 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/golf/2020/08/17/two-share-wisconsin-state-open-lead/3388225001/

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.18.2020 – Appleton Post-Crescent
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.postcrescent.com/amp/5598221002

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.17.2020 – Wisconsin State Journal
https://madison.com/wsj/sports/golf/amateur/state-open-golf-sam-anderson-of-stoughton-and-the-badgers-is-coming-in-hot/article_df8cd23d-de0f-52d3-a639-735b85f481ac.html

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.17.2020 – Beaver Dam Citizen
https://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/sports/golf/golf-beaver-dam-native-dan-woltman-looking-to-make-history-at-this-weeks-wisconsin-state/article_e340180d-da97-5682-b541-ab95971e0574.html

100th Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.17.2020 – Leader Telegram
https://www.leadertelegram.com/sports/longbella-rides-momentum-into-wisconsin-state-open-isaacson-aiming-to-get-back-on-track/article_699d7a78-631c-59f6-bcfc-3430b1d35a67.html