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Rob Elliott Elected to the PGA of America Board of Directors

Hometown Milwaukee-area resident Rob Elliott, PGA, was among four PGA Members elected to three-year terms on the PGA of America Board of Directors today during the 105th PGA Annual Meeting at the Wisconsin Center. Joining Elliott as new Board Members are Eric Eshleman, PGA of Birmingham, Alabama; Derek Gutierrez, PGA, of Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico; and Barry Howard, PGA of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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Josue’ Reyes Honored As The 2020 National Resort Merchandiser of the Year

On the evening of November 2 the 2020 PGA of America National Awards winners finally received their just honors during a rousing ceremony to kickoff the 2021 PGA Annual Meeting. Delayed a year by the global pandemic, the PGA paid tribute to a class of 12 influential PGA Members at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Included in the honorees was Wisconsin Section member Josue’ Reyes. The PGA director of retail at Kohler Golf was recognized as the national resort merchandiser of the year for the second time in his career. A big congratulations goes out to Josue’ and the team at Kohler Golf.

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Michael O’Reilly Elected The 32nd Wisconsin PGA President

Michael O’Reilly was elected as the 32nd Wisconsin PGA president on Monday morning at the association’s fall board of directors meeting. The PGA director of golf operations at Kohler Golf is taking over the reigns from Jeff Ellingson of Edelweiss Chalet CC. Ellingson wrapped up a modified 2 1/2 year term as president, which was extended to include the 2020 Ryder Cup. O’Reilly is approaching the start of his 19th year as a PGA member and has served on the association’s board of directors since 2012. He has been honored by the section in the past with the golf professional of the year award and player development honor.

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Four WPGA Members Set To Compete In The Senior PGA Professional Championship

The 33rd Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac and supported by the GOLF Channel will kick off on Thursday, October 21 at PGA Golf Club in St. Lucie, FL.  The event features 264 PGA Professionals who are at least 50 years of age, representing 42 different states. Leading the way for the Wisconsin Section PGA is Kurt Mantyla, Michael Crowley, John Freeman and Jim Schuman. The foursome will be led by Mantyla, as he earned his spot in the field with a victory at the 2021 Wisconsin Senior PGA Professional Championship back in July at Morningstar GC.

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Madison North — PGA Jr. League Section Champs!

The PGA Jr. League Wisconsin Section Championship presented by National Car Rental concluded last week at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin. The Final Four was broken up into two rounds starting at 10:00am. All contestants played their matches on holes 1-9 at #BlackhawkCC. For more details on the format, visit www.pgajrleague.com

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PGA REACH Announces 2021 Class of PGA WORKS Fellows

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2021) – PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America announces the 2021 class for the PGA WORKS Fellowship. Established in 2017, the PGA WORKS Fellowship provides the opportunity for a one-year, paid immersion in a PGA Section’s Foundation operations. This employment experience offers a view of what a career in the golf industry can provide. The PGA WORKS Fellowship aspires to be the most valuable entry-level opportunity for individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to gain experience in all facets of the golf industry.

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Sentry Becomes Official Title Sponsor of Wisconsin State Women’s Open, Deepens Commitment to Women’s Golf

The Wisconsin Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (WPGA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Sentry, one of the nation’s largest and most financially secure mutual insurance companies. Based in Stevens Point, Sentry is the first title sponsor of the Wisconsin State Women’s Open golf championship.

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2021 State Open Tournament Series Leads With 25th Wisconsin State Women’s Open at Lawsonia June 15-16

The Wisconsin Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (WPGA) presents a collection of award-winning venues for the 2021 Wisconsin State Open Series: Blackhawk Country Club (Madison), Blackwolf Run (Kohler), Lawsonia (Green Lake), and Pine Hills (Sheboygan). For the first time a Wisconsin State Open event will be hosted on two courses at two different golf venues and a new exemption category for the champion of the Wisconsin State Women’s Open.

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WPGA Members On A Mission To Help Our State’s Patriots

The Wisconsin Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (WPGA) will help mark a new beginning for Patriot Golf Day. In partnership with Folds of Honor, the PGA of America hosts the 15th annual nationwide Patriot Golf Day as part of PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) for the first time on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Five WPGA Professionals Set To Compete In The 54th PGA Professional Championship

The 2021 PGA Professional Championship kicks off on Sunday, April 25 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. The championship returns after the 2020 version was canceled due to Covid-19. The Wisconsin PGA will be represented by five professionals in this year’s 312 player field. Each individual earned a spot into the event with their play at the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship last September.

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