Monday marked the start of the 2021 Wisconsin PGA 4-player pro-am series. This year’s series features eight regular season contests and the season ending Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship. The events have been in high demand and currently the Horseshoe Bay event in September is the only pro-am that does not have at least 25 teams registered.
Helping kick off the season was long-time Wisconsin PGA partner TaylorMade Golf. This year the company would team up with host site Chenequa Country Club, to provide a top notch day for the sold out field.
On the competition side of things it would be a two-team battle to see who could grab the top spot. Tying in the one net one gross best ball format was the Morningstar GC team and the TaylorMade Golf team. Each squad would card a 14-under-par 128 total. Team TaylorMade would be led by Sales Rep Steve Ploch, with Bryan Brotchie, Matt Flaten and Cory Aune rounding out the foursome. Team Morningstar would feature Michael Crowley, Doug Donovan, Matt Witon and Bruce Jorgensen. Team TaylorMade however was able to grab the bragging rights as they took home the 1st place trophies after winning a scorecard playoff.
The two teams along with Ryan Helminen’s squad were able to earn spots into the Oliphant Golf Management Championship.
In the low professional competitions it would be Kurt Mantyla sweeping the board. His even-par 71 would be good enough to help him bring home a combined $575.
In addition to the traditional contests the day would also feature amateur proxy prizes for the par 3s. Earning a new TaylorMade club for the bag were:
#3 – Jeff Brandt
#8 – Alex Fons
#15 – Jim Rawski
#17 – Dave Halverson
A big thank you goes out to TaylorMade Golf and reps Steve Ploch and Hunter Mahler for their continued support of the section. In addition the WPGA would like express our appreciation to the Chenequa CC membership and club staff for hosting the season opening pro-am.