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Sand Valley caddie and former Marquette star have epic battle at State Open
8.18.2022 –

102nd Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open
08.17.2022 Wisconsin.Golf

Wisconsin.Golf August Sweet Spot Article – WPGA Match Play – Mick Smith
8.15.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf

Inaugural Fellowship Open in Partnership with The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin
8.12.2022 – Fox 6 Milwaukee

Wisconsin PGA Members celebrate Section’s centennial with 100 Holes for 100 Years fundraising campaign – David Albrecht, Mike Aschenbach, Dan Hastreiter, David Kemnitz, Mike O’Reilly, Erika Pirkl and Hanc Spivey
8.1.2022 – PGA Magazine

Golf pros to play 100 holes for WPGA centennial – Jeff Ellingson and Brad Munn
7.19.2022 – NBC 15 Madison

Wisconsin PGA celebrates 100 holes for 100 years – Jeff Ellingson and Brad Munn
7.18.2022 – Channel 3000 Madison

GolfTEC, with four locations and 400,000 lessons taught in Wisconsin, has transformed golf instruction industry – Brendan Locke
7.5.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf

100 holes for 100 years of Wisconsin PGA to raise money for charity – Erika Pirkl
7.6.2022 – TMJ4 Milwaukee

More than just playing golf: Blue Mound head golf pro plays 100 holes in 1 day – Matt Goodson
7.3.2022 – CBS 58 Milwaukee

PGA hosts golf clinic for veterans in Tomah – Joe Wood & Aaron Saari
6.27.2022 – WKBT-TV La Crosse

Getting to Know: A Q&A with the Golf Courses of Lawsonia’s Josh Carroll
6.27.2022 – Ripon Press

De Pere native, professional golfer plays 100 holes in one day – Mark Becker
6.22.2022 – CBS Green Bay

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

Kohler golf pros play all 100 holes on property in one day
6.20.2022 – WISN 12

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

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

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

Blue Mound head golf pro plays 100 holes in 1 day for charity – Matt Goodson
6.8.2022 – Fox News 6

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

Local Pro Set To Play 100 Holes For 100 Years In One Day – Dave Kemnitz
5.17.2022 – Lakeland Times

May Wisconsin.Golf Sweet Spot Articles – Various WPGA Members & 100 Year Initiative
Gary D’Amato – Wisconsin.Golf
5.2.2022 (100 year initiative) –
5.16.22 (Hanc Spivey) –
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For Hartland’s Cody Guetzke, competing in the Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta National an ‘insane’ experience
4.4.2022 – Wisconsin.Golf

DCP National Finals | Wisconsin’s Finalist Cody Guetzke of Hartland – David Roesch
4.4.2022 – WTMJ4

PGA Magazine – Media Watch – Molly Braid
3.1.2022 – PGA Magazine

Voeller Honored as Golf Professional of the Year
2.18.2022 – Wisconsin Golfer

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

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

Midwest Living – The Best Midwest Golf Courses to Play This Season – Michael O’Reilly
2.1.2022 –

Global Golf Post – All Pro Lists – Michael Crowley
1.24.2022 –

Golf.Com – Inside SentryWorld: Wisconsin’s OTHER great public course – Danny Rainbow
1.11.2022 –

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

Golf Digest – Best Teachers In Your State for 2022-23 – 13 Wisconsin PGA Members
11.30.2021 –

LPGA Announces the 50 Best Teachers for 2022-2023 – Patti Marquis
11.29.2021 –

PGA Members Elliott, Eshleman, Gutierrez and Howard Elected to the PGA of America Board of Directors
11.4.2021 –

2020 National PGA of America Award Winners Honored at Annual Meeting – Josue’ Reyes
11.3.2021 –

Travis Becker, Jeff Ellingson among WPGA professionals honored in COVID-delayed 2021 awards ceremony
11.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf

The Sweet Spot – Muranyi and Reinhart inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame
11.1.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf

A Leap of Faith Lead to the Ryder Cup for PGA WORKS Fellow Rachel Beers
10.14.2021 –

Dirk Willis, PGA, Made A Splash with the Addition of The Baths
9.21.2021 –

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

Wisconsin PGA Section, Wisconsin State Golf Association are growing golf together – Joe Stadler
9.20.2021 – Golfweek

WISCONSIN UNCOVERED: Meet The First Black PGA Pro in Wisconsin History – Hanc Spivey
9.16.2021 – Random Golf Club Films

From caddie to head of golf operations – Michael O’Reilly
9.16.2021 – Golf Today UK

Mick Smith finishes strong to become first back-to-back winner of WPGA Professional Championship since 2002
9.14.2021 – Wisconsin.Golf

WPGA making sure golf is available for all Wisconsinites – PGA Reach Wisconsin Pro-Am
9.3.2021 – WTMJ4 Milwaukee

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

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

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