Gary D'Amato

GREEN LAKE — It was the summer of 1973 when I joined a bunch of high school golf team buddies on an adventure to Green Lake to play Lawsonia Links. You might have read about our exploits in my previous course review of what is now the Links Course at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia.

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…

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…

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 – 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.

Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of 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 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.

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