The PGA of America announced on Jan. 24, 2005, that it would take the 43rd Ryder Cup to Whistling Straits, which means Wisconsin golf fans have been waiting for the international match-play competition for 15½ years. Now, they’ll have to wait one more.
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.
The U.S. Ryder Cup team captain also saw a glimpse of what could be in store for Team Europe at the 43rd Ryder Cup, whether the matches are played at Whistling Straits in September as scheduled or are postponed, as is expected, until 2021. Regarding the Ryder Cup: "An announcement is coming soon and that’s pretty much all I can say."
OSHKOSH – When a private country club changes its business model to semi-private and starts accepting public play, it’s the equivalent of a new course opening for 99 percent of golfers in the region. That’s the case at Oshkosh Country Club, which was founded in 1899 and just this year started selling tee times to Joe Q.
Carl Meyer has made marathon golf his personal Independence Day tradition since 2008, playing at least 100 holes at Chenequa Country Club every Fourth of July to raise funds for Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Based on what I saw it’s going to stack up with any short course in the country on the fun-o-meter. People will talk about 12 North the way they talk about The Cradle at Pinehurst, The Preserve at Bandon Dunes and The Sandbox at Sand Valley Resort in the Town of Rome.
JANESVILLE – After playing 189 holes of tournament golf over seven days, the last thing Joe Weber wanted was a playoff in the 53rd annual Ray Fischer Amateur Championship. On the other hand, he didn’t want to win the Fischer title the way he won it.
JANESVILLE – At some golf tournaments, the course and its set-up dictate conservative play. The goal is to plod from Point A to Point B, hit fairways and greens, slip in a birdie where you can but stay away from mistakes and big numbers. The Ray Fischer 72-Hole Amateur Championship is not one of those tournaments.
KENOSHA – Chadd Slutzky credited a “15th club” for his victory Thursday in the Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship. It wasn’t a club in his golf bag, though. It was the thing to which his bag was strapped.
This is the story of how a community rallied around a municipal golf course and saved it from closing. It’s the story of how government offici…
The results Wednesday ensured a Wisconsin vs. Illinois final. In the semifinals Thursday, 43-year-old Chadd Slutzky of Deer Park, Ill., faces Michael Mattas of Streamwood, Ill., at 7:30 a.m. and Joe Weber, 36, a dentist from Onalaska, faces University of Toledo golfer Nate Thomson of Greendale at 7:40 a.m.