MADISON – Talk about some holiday cheer.
The LPGA so values the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and the Green Bay market that Commissioner Mike Whan said the tour would do whatever it took to keep the event on the schedule, even if it meant giving the tournament new dates to ensure a stronger field.
Ryan Quinn was seven years into his professional career, playing in a Dakotas Tour event in Rapid City, South Dakota, and headed toward another paycheck big enough to get him through the week but small enough to remind him how far he was from the PGA Tour.
Skip Kendall has played in more than 700 PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments and has experienced just about everything imaginable, good and bad, on the golf course.
The top-ranked golfer on the PGA Champions Tour is not Bernhard Langer, who won the Schwab Cup for the fourth time in five years. It’s not Vijay Singh, who won three times in 2018, including the season-ending Schwab Cup Championship.
TINLEY PARK, Illinois – The squarish two-story building in an industrial park yards from Interstate 80 doesn’t stand out from the others, but the simple one-word sign – “Bettinardi” – lets you know you have arrived at the Taj Mahal of putting.
KOHLER – Herbert V. Kohler Jr. admittedly knew next to nothing about golf when he set out to build a course for guests of The American Club in the mid-1980s.
Gary has covered golf in Wisconsin since 1980 and is a multiple award winner in the GWAA writing contest. He was inducted into the WSGA Hall of Fame in 2017 and joined Wisconsin.Golf in 2018 after a distinguished career at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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.
Wisconsin golf headlines from newspapers, Websites and other news outlets around the region.
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
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
WTMJ-Milwaukee: Menomonee Falls teen Marty Swab raises money for junior golf scholarships
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Wisconsin State Journal: Jerry Kelly helping design par-3 golf course that is part of new residential project in the town of Middleton
Sun, Nov 18, 2018