2016 Junior Newsletter Recap
Timeline for 2017
- Anyone who played in an event or was junior member in 2016 will receive a junior membership application in the mail over the next few weeks.
- If you are new and would like a junior calendar mailed to you, please email Andy at email@example.com to be put on mailing list. Email name and address.
- Online registration for Junior Membership will be start Friday, January 20.
- 2017 Scholarship Application will be online starting January 30.
- Parents & Juniors will be mailed the Junior Calendar Packet in late March.
- Tournament registration will look to go live in April.
Kaeden Nomm Punches His Ticket to Augusta
#Wiscjrgolfer Kaeden Nomm, from Minocqua, WI takes home the gold....
On September 10th, 80 junior golfers took the stage at Hazeltine National with their eyes on the prize--qualifying for the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals next Spring during the Masters at Augusta National.
Nomm conquered the home of the upcoming 2016 Ryder Cup by winning the 12-13 yr. old Age Division. At the end of the competition, he was in a tie with Charlie Leonhart from Minnesota with an impressive 122 points. The tiebreaker is based on your overall putting score, and Nomm's 55 points bettered Leonhart's 35. We're excited to watch Kaeden next Spring!!
"Sweet 16 Moving on to Hazeltine"
Your Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Overall Qualifiers:
Katie Huang, Payton Haugen, Jessica Guiser, Mya Nicholson, Reese Wilson,
Sarah Balding,Aly Kinzel, Jo Baranczyk, Connor Murphy, Cody Guetzke, Hogan Miller,
Jackson Cross, Logan Pechinski, Kaeden Nomm, Nick Klemm and Cameron Huss
19th Annual WI/MN Cup Matches
Four Straight Not to be for Team Wisconsin
The 19th Annual WI/MN Cup Matches finished up on June 30 at SentryWorld GC in Stevens Point, WI. This event pairs a team of 12 boys and 12 girls from Wisconsin against Minnesota in a Ryder Cup team-type event that started back in 1998. SentryWorld also hosted this event back in 2006. The golf course is in great shape and the players from both teams enjoyed the renovated layout. Team MN led 7.5 to 4.5 after day one of four ball matches. Team Minnesota won 12.5 points during singles matches to Team Wisconsin's 11.5 to win the cup with a total of 20-16, Team Wisconsin holds the overall series lead now at 12-6-1.
The Junior Foundation would also like to thank the sales reps that donated tee gifts to each player. Thanks to Ted Robbins and Tom Cranwell for donating Titleist golf balls, gloves and hats, Paul Minz for donating the team Puma Golf shirts each day, and Ron Hurab for donating an RJ Shepherd umbrella and Devant towel to each player. These guys make this event a great experience for all players.
We would also like to thank the amazing staff at SentryWorld for making this event great. Thanks to General Manager Mike James, Director of Golf Danny Rainbow and Superintendent Gary Tanko.
Click to view Day 1 Four Ball results
2016 Scholarship Winners Announced
The Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 scholarship winners. Twenty one individuals were awarded scholarships totaling $16,500. We congratulate all the applicants for their great accomplishments.
Mikayla Hauck of Cottage Grove was awarded the Tony Coleman Memorial Scholarship for $1,250. Tony was the PGA General Manager and COO for Bishops Bay Country Club from 1994-2013. He led the facility from its development into the first rate operation it remains today. Tony was a 36 year member of the PGA. Tony’s passion for golf was most evident when working with a junior golfer wishing to excel in the game. This scholarship was made possible by the generous support of the Coleman family, friends, Bishops Bay CC members and the membership of the Wisconsin PGA.
David Holzer, Hartford - $850
Isaac Quella, Appleton - $850
Peyton Gunnison, Hartland - $700
Abby Chase, Beaver Dam - $700
Caroline Lake, Madison - $600
Madeline McCue, Milton - $500
Hallie Hancock, Eau Claire - $500
High School Senior Scholarships
Ryan Busey of Racine was awarded the Terry Noel Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. Terry was a tribute to golf, but more importantly a tribute to respect and love of mankind and the ability to spread happiness with his kindness and constant smile. Terry was first and foremost a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend to all he met. Terry was also a proud Army veteran from the Vietnam era, serving most of his time in Germany and at The Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Finally, Terry was an avid, passionate golfer who spread his goodwill on the course and off.
Amy Holzer, Hartford - $850
Mari Suokko, Sturtevannt - $800
Evan Siira, Oak Creek - $800
Ashley Hofmeister, New Berlin - $650
Sydney Maule, Appleton - $650
Aimee Gerschke, South Milwaukee - $650
Chloe Crusan, Greenville - $650
Taylor Thomas, Junction City - $500
Amanda Egbert, Sheboygan - $500
Patrick Robbins, Hartland - $500
American Family Insurance Scholarship - $1,500 (One boy and One girl recipient)
The WPGA Junior Foundation has teamed up with the American Family Insurance Championship to offer a new scholarship in 2016. American Family Insurance has brought a new PGA Champions Tour event to Wisconsin. The event will be played at University Ridge on June 24-26. As part of the event the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is making charitable donations to groups around the state and the WPGA Junior Foundation was chosen to receive some of these funds.
Girls Winner - Lauren Klauck of Eau Claire - $1,500
Boys Winner - Christopher Colla of Fond du Lac - $1,500