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Jim Richerson, sworn in Thursday as the 42nd president of the PGA of America, begins his two-year term with the world still in the throes of a coronavirus pandemic and no end in sight, and with a future filled with unknowns. Whatever the challenges, Richerson is up for them. His excitement came through in a 25-minute phone interview with Wisconsin.Golf. Read more >

Tens of thousands of golfers in Wisconsin never play in tournaments and never even post a score for handicap purposes. Yet, recreational golfers, from the weekend duffer to the dedicated league player, are the backbone of the game. And every golfer has a story. Meet sisters Patty Miller, 69, of Omro and Mary Jo Ford, 76, of Oshkosh. Read more >

Casey Danielson was having trouble focusing on the task at hand Sunday morning in Beaumont, Calif., warming up for a run at her first career Symetra Tour victory at the IOA Championship, because Sophia Popov — her roommate at last week's event in Mesa, Ariz. — was being a major distraction a… Read more >

Other than recognizing Mackenzie Hahn as a name on the roster for the other NCAA Division I women's golf program in Wisconsin, UW-Green Bay's Courtney Matschke didn't know much about the Wisconsin Badger before the two played golf together Tuesday at Brown Deer Park Golf Club in Milwaukee du… Read more >

MADISON – Taitum Beck of Waterford didn’t know where she stood, and didn’t want to know, coming down the stretch Tuesday in the final round of the Wisconsin Women’s State Amateur. Experience and intuition, though, told her that the 8-foot birdie putt she faced on the 16th hole at Blackhawk Country Club was important. Read more >

On the signature shot that would propel Jason Manke into a playoff Friday at the Wisconsin State Par 3 Championship, the Baraboo golfer hit "a running pitching wedge" from 127 yards around a bunker, onto the green and within birdie range on No. 16 at The Sandbox — the penultimate hole on the… Read more >

Lorenza Martinez's proficiency as a match-play closer had become stronger and stronger the further she advanced into the championship-flight bracket. But the Menomonee Falls golfer never expected to have an eligibility issue close the curtain on the 2020 tournament at Hidden Glen Golf Club. Read more >

WALES — On the eve of her biggest moment on the Wisconsin golf stage, Emily Lauterbach couldn't remember the last time she was in position to win a tournament as big as the Wisconsin State Women's Open. So the University of Wisconsin golfer sought out someone with unmatched experience in the area: four-time defending champion Tess Hackworthy. Read more >

Even though Cassandra Meyer was a member of the 2006 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team and played professionally on the Symetra Tour, no one knows what to expect from her when she tees it up Tuesday in the first round of the 24th Wisconsin State Women’s Open at The Legend at Brandybrook in Wales. Including Meyer. Read more >

Women's college golf seniors recently given the option of staying in school for one more year after their spring season was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic were thrown yet another curveball Thursday when those who are considering a professional career learned that the LPGA Tour and Symetra… Read more >