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PGA HOPE Wisconsin Cup

Friday, September 20 - Brown Deer Park Golf Course in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

All 2023 and 2024 PGA HOPE program graduates are invited to sign up for our first ever "HOPE Cup" celebrating another great year of golf! The event features a 9-hole shotgun with varying formats and divisions, prizes, lunch and keynote speakers. Registration begins July 15th. An access code is required to complete the online sign up.

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2 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

Congrats to the Dretzka Park GC squad of Dave Labinski, Josh Zuba, Matt Gasn, Dave Beres & Jack Charon. They were victorious at yesterday's 3rd Annual X Golf Brookfield Winter Pro-Am. 29-under-par 115 provided them with a one-shot victory. All teams were playing The Links at Spanish Bay.

Final Results - wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga24/event/wiscpga2456/contest/1/leaderboard.htm
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Congrats to the Dretzka Park GC squad of Dave Labinski, Josh Zuba, Matt Gasn, Dave Beres & Jack Charon. They were victorious at yesterdays 3rd Annual X Golf Brookfield Winter Pro-Am. 29-under-par 115 provided them with a one-shot victory. All teams were playing The Links at Spanish Bay. 

Final Results - https://wiscpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wiscpga24/event/wiscpga2456/contest/1/leaderboard.htmImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Dave Labinski does this mean we will now see you signing up and supporting section events this summer?

3 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

Recently the Golf Range Association of America announced their 2023 Award Winners.

A big congrats to Bob Burns and Mary Hafeman on being recognized as one of the 52 professionals on their Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals Elite Member Status list.

In addition, Bob Burns Golf and Vitense Golfland were honored as a Top 50 Stand Alone Facility.
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Recently the Golf Range Association of America announced their 2023 Award Winners. 

A big congrats to Bob Burns and Mary Hafeman on being recognized as one of the 52 professionals on their Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals Elite Member Status list. 

In addition, Bob Burns Golf and Vitense Golfland were honored as a Top 50 Stand Alone Facility.

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Congrats to Mary and Bob. Both great ambassadors for golf!

4 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

We cap off our special award winner features with our Merchandiser of the Year in the resort category. Danny Rainbow of SentryWorld goes back-to-back in this category. It is the third time he has been recognized for the SentryWorld merchandising operation since he arrived in 2015. It is also his sixth special award in the past eight years.

With our private and public merchandising winners we used the terms, banner year and record setting, as descriptions. For SentryWorld both of those descriptions would be accurate but using "Knocked it out of the Park" may be more fitting.

A multi-year process would come to a close as they successfully executed the merchandising operation for the 2023 U.S. Senior Open. Every standard and expectation they set as it relates to the event merchandising, they exceeded them.

On top of the U.S. Senior Open the course would open for their first day of public play in early July. It would be a short season, as they'd close at the end of September. Amazingly, in those three months they would exceed their 2022 merchandising revenue by nearly 20%. A comparison that wasn't even fair to start, when you consider that the course was open for four months in 2022.

The Merchandisers of the Year annually recognize WPGA Golf Professionals who has performed outstanding services in the area of golf merchandising.

A big Congrats to Danny and the SentryWorld golf shop staff!
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We cap off our special award winner features with our Merchandiser of the Year in the resort category. Danny Rainbow of SentryWorld goes back-to-back in this category. It is the third time he has been recognized for the SentryWorld merchandising operation since he arrived in 2015. It is also his sixth special award in the past eight years. 

With our private and public merchandising winners we used the terms, banner year and record setting, as descriptions. For SentryWorld both of those descriptions would be accurate but using Knocked it out of the Park may be more fitting. 

A multi-year process would come to a close as they successfully executed the merchandising operation for the 2023 U.S. Senior Open. Every standard and expectation they set as it relates to the event merchandising, they exceeded them.
 
On top of the U.S. Senior Open the course would open for their first day of public play in early July. It would be a short season, as theyd close at the end of September. Amazingly, in those three months they would exceed their 2022 merchandising revenue by nearly 20%. A comparison that wasnt even fair to start, when you consider that the course was open for four months in 2022.  

The Merchandisers of the Year annually recognize WPGA Golf Professionals who has performed outstanding services in the area of golf merchandising.

A big Congrats to Danny and the SentryWorld golf shop staff!

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Congratulations Dan

Congratulations 🎊 Danny

Well deserved Danny! "...and almost sold through the entire inventory" demonstrates how well received the Senior Open was with the fans.

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4 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

Our Sunday special award showcase features our Merchandiser of the Year in the public category. Shaun Finley of The Oaks Golf Course is being recognized for their merchandising operation for the fourth time. Three of those honors have come in the past four years.

It was another banner year for the merchandising operation at The Oaks Golf Course. They set a record for overall gross sales in 2023.

Some of the areas that they've excelled in recently are sales attached to their over 100 annual outings, investing in technology to improve their club fitting process, daily on-course contests, and building relationships with businesses that are outside of the golf setting.

The Merchandisers of the Year annually recognize WPGA Golf Professionals who has performed outstanding services in the area of golf merchandising.

A big Congrats to Shaun and The Oaks golf shop staff!
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Our Sunday special award showcase features our Merchandiser of the Year in the public category. Shaun Finley of The Oaks Golf Course is being recognized for their merchandising operation for the fourth time. Three of those honors have come in the past four years. 

It was another banner year for the merchandising operation at The Oaks Golf Course. They set a record for overall gross sales in 2023. 

Some of the areas that theyve excelled in recently are sales attached to their over 100 annual outings, investing in technology to improve their club fitting process, daily on-course contests, and building relationships with businesses that are outside of the golf setting. 

The Merchandisers of the Year annually recognize WPGA Golf Professionals who has performed outstanding services in the area of golf merchandising.

A big Congrats to Shaun and The Oaks golf shop staff!

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Great shop Shaun! Congratulations! 👏⛳️

Congratulations 🎉 Shawn

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4 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

The next three days we will put wrap on our featured special award winners. We move on to recognizing three men who know how to move the merchandise. Our first Merchandiser of the Year is Brian Bishop of Maple Bluff Country Club. Bishop is being honored in the private facility category for the third time since 2007.

Bishop with the help of his staff, present one of the top golf shops in the state on a yearly basis. The relationship, camaraderie, and loyalty between the membership at Maple Bluff and the staff is at its highest level since he arrived in 2004. The members take great pride in supporting the shop and embrace all types of products and concepts.

After setting a record for sales volume in 2022, the shop not only topped that mark in 2023, they did so by keeping the cost of goods sold at the same level as the year prior. This type of work grabbed the attention of PGA Magazine Golf Shop Owners Monthly, where Bishop was featured recently.

The Merchandisers of the Year annually recognize WPGA Golf Professionals who has performed outstanding services in the area of golf merchandising.

A big Congrats to Brian and the Maple Bluff golf shop staff!
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The next three days we will put wrap on our featured special award winners. We move on to recognizing three men who know how to move the merchandise. Our first Merchandiser of the Year is Brian Bishop of Maple Bluff Country Club. Bishop is being honored in the private facility category for the third time since 2007. 

Bishop with the help of his staff, present one of the top golf shops in the state on a yearly basis. The relationship, camaraderie, and loyalty between the membership at Maple Bluff and the staff is at its highest level since he arrived in 2004. The members take great pride in supporting the shop and embrace all types of products and concepts. 

After setting a record for sales volume in 2022, the shop not only topped that mark in 2023, they did so by keeping the cost of goods sold at the same level as the year prior. This type of work grabbed the attention of PGA Magazine Golf Shop Owners Monthly, where Bishop was featured recently.

The Merchandisers of the Year annually recognize WPGA Golf Professionals who has performed outstanding services in the area of golf merchandising.

A big Congrats to Brian and the Maple Bluff golf shop staff!

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Truly deserving- Congratulations Brian! You’re a leader in your industry! All the best! ⛳️👏🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️

Congratulations 🎉 Brian

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4 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

As we head towards the weekend it is time for another featured special award winner. Taking home this year's Patriot Award for the third time is Jack GaudioThe Legend ClubsClubs.

The owner and chief executive officer of The Legend Clubs takes great pride in the work his team does to help several Veteran and military related charities. Gaudion's work is close to his heart as both his father and son served in the United States Armed Forces. Throughout the years the members at The Legend Clubs have helped raise nearly $700,000 for various military charities. In 2023, they gave more than $118,000, spread aFolds of Honors Fisher House Wisconsin WiscPGA HOPEd PGA HOPE.

This award goes to a PGA Professional who embodies patriotism and shows dedication to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Congrats Jack and thank you for supporting these deserving charities.
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As we head towards the weekend it is time for another featured special award winner. Taking home this years Patriot Award for the third time is Jack Gaudion of The Legend Clubs. 

The owner and chief executive officer of The Legend Clubs takes great pride in the work his team does to help several Veteran and military related charities. Gaudions work is close to his heart as both his father and son served in the United States Armed Forces. Throughout the years the members at The Legend Clubs have helped raise nearly $700,000 for various military charities. In 2023, they gave more than $118,000, spread across the Folds of Honor, Fisher House Wisconsin and PGA HOPE. 

This award goes to a PGA Professional who embodies patriotism and shows dedication to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Congrats Jack and thank you for supporting these deserving charities.

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Congratulations, Jack! Thank you so much for your support! 🇺🇸

Jack, CONGRATS and well deserved AGAIN!

So well deserved. Jack is one of the most humble men I know.

Congratulations Jack always great to hear your speech at PGA Awards but more importantly what you do for Veterans 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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4 weeks ago
Wisconsin PGA

We shift gears from the Player Development winner to this year's Youth Player Development award. Today's featured winner is Scott WMilwaukee County Parks GolfParks Golf and Brown Deer Park GC. He is being honored with his third WPGA special award in the past eight years.

Walecki has made a significant impact in the junior golf space since he started with Milwaukee County Parks. He coordinates numerous programs across multiple facilities. Tie-ins with the FirsPGA of Americaof America initiatives have been central to his efforts.

His impressive work was highlighted by being named a PGA Jr. League GameChanger in 2019 and 2020.

As for serving the Wisconsin Section, Walecki currently sits on the WPGA board of directors and is also the chairperson of the Player Development committee.

The Youth Player Development award annually recognizes a WPGA professional for their excellence in junior golf and youth development.

Congrats, Scott!
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We shift gears from the Player Development winner to this years Youth Player Development award. Todays featured winner is Scott Walecki of Milwaukee County Parks Golf and Brown Deer Park GC. He is being honored with his third WPGA special award in the past eight years. 

Walecki has made a significant impact in the junior golf space since he started with Milwaukee County Parks. He coordinates numerous programs across multiple facilities. Tie-ins with the First Tee and PGA of America initiatives have been central to his efforts. 

His impressive work was highlighted by being named a PGA Jr. League GameChanger in 2019 and 2020.

As for serving the Wisconsin Section, Walecki currently sits on the WPGA board of directors and is also the chairperson of the Player Development committee. 

The Youth Player Development award annually recognizes a WPGA professional for their excellence in junior golf and youth development.

Congrats, Scott!

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Congrats Scott. 🏌️‍♂️🙏🏌️‍♀️

Congrats!

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1 month ago
Wisconsin PGA

We've crossed the halfway point of our special awards countdown. Today's featured recipient is Mike Tabbert of Glen Erin Golf Club. Tabbert is being honored for the second straight year. After being recognized for Youth Player Development last year, he backs it up with the Player Development award.

Tabbert has been doing golf instruction on a full-time basis since 2018. This past year saw him create Mike Tabbert Golf LLC, based out of Glen Erin GC. The Milton resident excels in offering a wide variety of instruction offerings, that target all age groups. He specializes in Biomechanics of the Golf Swing and Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness. He holds certifications with Penn State Golf Biomechanics, Boditrak Ground Forces, K-Motion 3D, TPI Level 3 Power, Level 2 Golf and Level 2 Junior Development.

The Player Development Award recognizes a WPGA Golf Professional, who has displayed extraordinary contribution and achievement in the area of player development. The award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership, commitment at the Section and National levels in the player development arena, and the meaningful impact made at the facility.

Congrats, Mike!
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Weve crossed the halfway point of our special awards countdown. Todays featured recipient is Mike Tabbert of Glen Erin Golf Club. Tabbert is being honored for the second straight year. After being recognized for Youth Player Development last year, he backs it up with the Player Development award.

Tabbert has been doing golf instruction on a full-time basis since 2018. This past year saw him create Mike Tabbert Golf LLC, based out of Glen Erin GC. The Milton resident excels in offering a wide variety of instruction offerings, that target all age groups. He specializes in Biomechanics of the Golf Swing and Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness. He holds certifications with Penn State Golf Biomechanics, Boditrak Ground Forces, K-Motion 3D, TPI Level 3 Power, Level 2 Golf and Level 2 Junior Development.

The Player Development Award recognizes a WPGA Golf Professional, who has displayed extraordinary contribution and achievement in the area of player development. The award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership, commitment at the Section and National levels in the player development arena, and the meaningful impact made at the facility.

Congrats, Mike!
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