Gary D'Amato

garyd@killarneygolfmedia.com

Bio

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.

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The former four-time All-American at the University of Illinois is doing everything in his power to get back on track, to pick up where he left off this summer, when he played with Phil Mickelson on the weekend of the U.S. Open, had a chance to win the Barracuda Open on a sponsor’s exemption and qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour finals with a PGA Tour card on the line.

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Dick Sucher is picking on a salad in the dining room at Ozaukee Country Club. It’s a cold early November day, snow is on the ground and activity at the club has slowed. We’re alone in the spacious room for the better part of an hour, the better to hear Sucher, whose voice occasionally trails off, tell stories. And, oh, the stories he tells.

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Though our paths crossed many times over the years, I can’t say I was close to Joe Bina or Domenic Foti. I knew them through golf. We had that in common, if little else. They were 93 and 86, respectively, but they never seemed “old” to me and maybe that’s why their deaths, five days apart this month, caught me off-guard.

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Since 1922, Pine Valley Golf Club, consistently rated as the world's best golf course, has played host to an invitational tournament for mid-amateurs and seniors. There is no application process or means to qualify. If Pine Valley wants you in the field, you get an invitation. And you go, no questions asked. It’s golf’s equivalent of an audience with the Pope.

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