GREEN LAKE — Phillip Johnson knows a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the 118th Wisconsin State Amateur is hardly safe, especially on a golf course that punishes even the slightest error in judgment or execution.
GREEN LAKE – The sun was low in the sky Tuesday evening as Brent Bartels entered the scoring tent after the second round of the 118th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship, an ear-to-ear grin plastered to his face.
GREEN LAKE — Hunter Eichhorn had been playing so poorly in the weeks leading up to the 118th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship that he gave serious consideration to withdrawing from the state’s signature event for amateurs.
GREEN LAKE — If the eclectic leader board proved anything as Round 1 of the 118th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship crawled to a finish at dusk Monday, it was that predicting a winner is just about impossible.
SILVIS, Illinois — It’s the only big-time sports event in the Quad Cities and a throwback on the PGA Tour schedule, which operates almost exclusively these days in mega TV markets teeming with potential corporate partners. In Ponte Vedra Beach, it’s all about the Benjamins.
OCONOMOWOC – It looks like a hibernation pod from a spaceship or H.G. Wells’ time machine or, more down to earth, the mother of all tanning beds. It occupies the space once reserved for the dining room table in Mike Thompson’s house on Okauchee Lake.
EAGLE – It had been 16 years since I last played Eagle Springs Golf Resort, but it was exactly as I remembered it: the drive in on a narrow road flanked by cottages, the quaint old clubhouse with a weathered deer antler serving as the doorknob and a course that is equal parts quirky and fun.
Wisconsin.Golf's Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez look back at what could be the final Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, Charlie Danielson's incredible weekend at the 3M Open, MinitourMania with Jordan Niebrugge, John Langhoff and Dan Woltman, a great start to the summer for another Stricker (Izz…
GREEN LAKE — Back in the mid-1970s, long before a shuttered Army base became Whistling Straits, a cattle farm became Erin Hills and Sentry Insurance CEO John Joanis built an ahead-of-its time destination course called SentryWorld, a bunch of us teens packed into a couple cars and headed nort…
Wisconsin.Golf's Gary D'Amato & Rob Hernandez look back at Steve Stricker's weekend duel with Jerry Kelly en route to his historic victory at the U.S. Senior Open in South Bend, Ind., Owen Butler's victory at the Ray Fischer State Amateur Tournament and more before looking ahead to this …
SOUTH BEND, Indiana — It’s not as if Steve Stricker went kicking and screaming to the PGA Tour Champions when he turned 50. But he did go somewhat reluctantly, convinced he could still win on the PGA Tour, but obligated to tee it up with the old guys on occasion because of his involvement wi…
PEWAUKEE — Its formal name is Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course but regulars know it simply as “The Nag.”
Gary & Rob look back an epic @AmFamChamp weekend of great golf and celebrity sightings, look forward to what's next on the schedule
MADISON – Without a title sponsor for its first 36 years and without a national television contract until 1989, the now-defunct Greater Milwaukee Open always got the short end of the stick when it came to tournament dates. The PGA Tour moved the GMO around at its whim, and never to attractiv…
MADISON — Steve Stricker and his agent and brother-in-law, Mario Tiziani, sat a few feet from a TV screen in the media center Sunday and watched the live feed of the conclusion of the American Family Insurance Championship.
MADISON – The American Family Insurance Championship is moving up on the calendar to the first week in June in 2020 as part of a reshuffling of the PGA Tour Champions schedule.
MADISON – Steve Stricker walked onto the 10th tee at University Ridge Golf Course on Saturday, with the gallery five deep and spilling down the right side of the fairway. He got the thunderous ovation he always gets as a hometown hero and the host of the American Family Insurance Championship.
MADISON – It’s not the fountain of youth, but evidence suggests CBD may be the fountain of feeling a little better. When you’re 50-something and trying to make a living playing golf, anything that helps you sleep a little more soundly, move a little more freely and perhaps lowers your anxiet…
MADISON – They’ve won a combined $79.4 million playing professional golf, so let’s not feel sorry for Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly. They’ve had great careers, they have good lives and the American Family Insurance Championship this week is practically a love-fest for the Madison residents.
MADISON – A lot of amateur golfers who beat up on their buddies in the club championship and win the occasional state-level tournament think that once they turn 50, they’re going to light it up on the PGA Tour Champions.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf break down Gary Woodland's victory at the U.S. Open, Osceola native Charlie Danielson's memorable week at Pebble Beach Golf Links and a busy week on the Wisconsin golf calendar before looking ahead to this week's American Family Insurance Cham…
BARABOO — Judging by the Friday night fish fry and the line at the all-you-can-eat salad bar, locals have no problem finding Baraboo Country Club.The place was packed, and the wait staff was moving faster than a downhill putt at Augusta National.
I take three or four practice swings, sweeping my pitching wedge back and forth across the grass and picturing where I want the ball to land.
Wisconsin.Golf's Gary D'Amato & Rob Hernandez look back at WIAA state boys golf tournament, look ahead to U.S. Open and a crowded state golf calendar
The first in a weekly series of golf course reviews by Wisconsin.Golf senior writer Gary D'Amato.
Russell Dettmering was five minutes old when he announced to the world – or at least to his father – that he was going to be a golfer.
CHENEQUA – It would be understandable if Piercen Hunt’s focus Monday and Tuesday was on trying to become only the third three-time WIAA state golf champion, and the first to do it in his junior year.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.golf look at another near-victory for Madison golfer Jerry Kelly on the PGA Tour Champions, another top-10 finish for Charlie Danielson in Canada, a solid showing by Madison's Steve Stricker at The Memorial, more steady play from Jordan Niebrugge on the Web.com Tour and a 20-hole victory by Joe DuChateau and Thomas Wettstein at the WSGA State Bestball (Four-Ball) Championship before turning their attention to some great storylines at this week's WIAA state boys golf tournament.
STEVENS POINT – Wine and stories flowed and laughter punctuated the conversation as a group of golfers dined at Muse at Sentry, the upscale restaurant on the Sentry Insurance campus, after a chilly mid-May round at SentryWorld.
MADISON – Bobbi Stricker played four years of double tennis at Waunakee High School before deciding to put down her racket and concentrate on golf. No surprise there. She’d been around the game her entire life.
GLENVIEW, Illinois — There has never been a doubt about Jordan Niebrugge’s talent. When you are low amateur in the British Open, win a USGA championship and make two Walker Cup teams, there’s no ambiguity about whether you have what it takes to make it to the highest level.
Rich Tock has been the consummate PGA professional for more than 40 years, building a reputation in Wisconsin as one of the state’s most well-rounded and popular pros.
GREEN BAY – The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic checks just about every box for a successful golf tournament.
Gary & Rob break down Steve Stricker's victory at the Regions Tradition, take a look at NCAA Division I men's golf regionals, look ahead to NCAA Division III men's and women's golf championship, U.S. Open local qualifying & more
For Marquette University, the road to what would be a first-ever berth in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships goes through Austin, Texas.
Maybe there’s another high school event somewhere in America that can match what the Erin Hills MACC Fund Invitational has done for charity, but you’d have to show me.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez look back at the highs and lows of a big college golf weekend as Marquette wins the Big East and Wisconsin finishes last in the Big Ten. Plus, they talk about things they like and that they'd fix in college golf
On this week's podcast, Wisconsin.Golf's Gary D'Amato & Rob Hernandez look at Jerry Kelly's runner-up finish on PGA Tour Champions, offer a Neil Johnson/Charlie Danielson update & talk college golf
While there is no guarantee the U.S. Open will someday return, the United States Golf Association has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to Erin Hills by awarding the public course in the town of Erin two more of its prized championships.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf reflect on a historic Masters Tournament and what Tiger Woods' improbable victory means.
The latest stories from Wisconsin.Golf's reporting team.
Wisconsin golf headlines from newspapers, Websites and other news outlets around the region.
Milwaukee Magazine: Four of Wisconsin's most memorable golf holes
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
La Crosse Tribune: Groundbreaking held for Tomah VA golf course
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Janesville Gazette: 5,000 golf balls spill onto Janesville highway
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Fennimore: Report says Southwest Tech in talks to acquire nine-hole Hickory Gove GC for golf, culinary instruction
Wed, Jan 9, 2019
@WisDotGolf's Top 18 of '18: No. 2 | Three victories on PGA Tour Champions make 2018 way above average for Madison's Steve Stricker
Mon, Dec 31, 2018
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Oconomowoc wants to buy a portion of the Paganica Golf Course to extend Thackeray Trail
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
Nekoosa: Golf magazine adds Sand Box at Sand Valley to Best New Course honors
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
BizTimes.com: PGA plans additional hospitality structure for 2020 Ryder Cup after units sell out
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
WLIF-West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue golfer meets Green Bay man who gifted her an education
Fri, Dec 7, 2018
WSAW-Wausau: Wisconsin Rapids man played golf with Pres. George H.W. Bush on 9/11
Wed, Dec 5, 2018
Nekoosa: Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley Resort runner-up to Streamsong as 2018 Best New Course
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Golf Digest: Streamsong Black edges out Sand Valley's Mammoth Dunes for Best New Course of 2018
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Wisconsin State Journal: Golf pro lawsuit ends up costing Madison more than $1.2 million
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Superior Telegram: UW-Superior removes Roger Plachta as softball, women's golf coach
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Opponents of Kohler golf course claim Wisconsin DNR caved to political pressure
Mon, Nov 19, 2018