(Jim Schuman, Alex Beson-Crone, and Darrin DiChristopher of Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles)
After being cancelled in 2020, the WPGA / WGCSA Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles Super-Pro was back in action on Wednesday. The field of sixty-two players from various facilities made the trek to Wild Rock GC in Wisconsin Dells to enjoy the day. Twenty-two teams were set to compete in the traditional division of play, featuring one WPGA affiliated professional and one WGCSA member from the same facility. The second division was made up of nine teams, which included all other teams including a pro/super team that did not have a handicap index.
Leading the way in the traditional division was the Blue Mound Golf & Country Club duo of PGA Director of Instruction Jim Schuman and WGCSA Superintendent Alex Beson-Crone. On Wednesday the twosome carded the lowest gross score since the Wisconsin PGA took over administration of the event over twenty years ago. An 8-under-par 64.
With the modified chapman alternate shot format in play, the day is usually about what precarious spots each person puts their partner in, versus how many kick in birdies a team may have. For Schuman and Beson-Crone it was all about the birdies, as they piled up nine in total. After applying their paltry but needed team handicap of .7, they would card a 63.3 net score. The handicap turned out to be key as it propelled them ahead of the West Bend CC duo of James Kelly and Brian Bonlender by just .35.
In the second division of play the twosome of Peter Meyer and Jeff Bisbee grabbed the top spot. The National Golf Graphics and Bisbee’s Golf Center team would shoot a net score of 67 to win that division by 1.15.
The WPGA would like to express its appreciation to Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles for their title sponsorship of the Super-Pro once again. The company along with the help of Prestwick Golf Group, was able to put together another great day for the attendees.
In addition the WPGA would like to thank Wild Rock GC and their staff for being a gracious host.