BROOKFIELD – Burleigh Jacobs hasn’t played an 18-hole round of golf in years, but when he takes an imaginary grip – his hands placed just so on a club that isn’t there – it’s easy to see why he once was one of Wisconsin’s best.
BROOKFIELD — Mark Wilson did everything in his power to reverse the slow but steady decline in his golf game. He went from swing coach to swing coach searching for answers. He worked with a “performance coach” on the mental side of the game. He woke up in the middle of the night thinking abo…
It has taken time, the great healer, plus perspective and patience on a path of self-discovery, but Emily Joers has arrived at a very good place.
We’d known each other since the mid-1980s, when I was working at the Racine Journal Times and Mark Bemowski was playing in a regular money game at H.F. Johnson Park (and winning a whole lot more than he lost).
HAVEN — Chris Lutzke doesn’t have a business card, doesn’t grant many interviews and has never been big on promoting himself. He’s most comfortable on a bulldozer or a loader, pushing dirt around, moving it here and there, sculpting the skeletons of golf courses.
Can a 6,100-yard, par-68 course built in an era of “bigger is better” golf course architecture be considered a new American classic and draw golfers from far and wide?
When Jeff Radder shot a 68 recently at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, beating his age by one stroke, he accomplished what he said was his final goal in golf.
WILSON, Michigan — Tony Mancilla, the general manager at Island Resort & Casino, gave golf course architect Paul Albanese just one directive for the resort’s second course: make it rough and rugged.
LAKE GENEVA – Two GolfBoards were parked side by side in front of the clubhouse at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. They looked like something Tony Hawk might have invented to spice up a round of golf.
MILWAUKEE — The butterflies were there, flitting around in Bobbi Stricker’s stomach. She’d felt them 10 days earlier, when she held on to win the Badger Mutual Insurance Women’s Amateur, her first major tournament victory of any kind.