Pictured – Ben Fahrenholz & Dustin Schwab (Prestwick Golf Group), Brian Johnson & Bryan Brotchie,
Steve Fischer (Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles)
On Wednesday the WPGA teamed up with the WGCSA once again to conduct the annual Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles Super-Pro. A field of Fifty-Six players from both organizations tried to tame the home of the UW-Badgers, as the event visited University Ridge GC just outside of Madison. The sun soaked day was full of fun and camaraderie.
Tackling the Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout the best was Bryan Brotchie and Brian Johnson of Geneva National GC. Appearing in the event as a team for the first time the twosome was able to card a 62.65 net score in the modified chapman alternate shot format. Their gross score of 4-under-par 68 featured a memorable moment, as they holed out on the par-4 14th hole for eagle from 70 yards out. The eagle along with another five gross birdies helped propel them to a 2.3 shot win over the runner-up team of Luke Scharf and Jim VanHerwynen from South Hills G&CC.
Taking home the victory in the second division of play was last year’s division one champions Craig Czerniejewski and Mike Kactro. The Head PGA Professional at Washington County GC and retired GCSAA member posted a net score of 65.70, which gave them a 1.3 shot victory.
Teaming up once again to support the WPGA / WGCSA Super-Pro was Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles and Prestwick Golf Group. Longtime supporters Darrin DiChristopher, Steve Fischer and Ben Rudolph of Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles assumed the title sponsor role once again and with it came another great day for the attendees to enjoy. For the fourth straight season our two organizations were fortunate to also have Prestwick Golf Group and their sales staff as a supporting partner. The WPGA and WGCSA would like to express our appreciation to both companies for helping make it another fun Super-Pro.
Also deserving of a big thank you was our host facility for the day, University Ridge GC. The club staff including PGA General Manager, Mike Gaspard and WGCSA Superintendent, Phil Davidson did a terrific job of making sure all the attendees had a enjoyable day.