BRF's Olson, Ott tie for 8th in Net Partners Championship

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI - Chris Olson and Lance Ott from Black River Falls finished eighth in the Wisconsin State Golf Association Net Partners Championship at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, WI, on Wednesday.
Olson and Ott shot 205 with 120 points.
Andrew Lamprecht of Holmen and his partner, James Korthwith of Kenosha, tied for 10th place with 207 and 117 points.
Galesville's Emery Healy and Milton's Marc Keller finished in a tie for 32nd place with 215 and 109 points.

Barbara Nicklaus to receive PGA Distinguished Service Award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – Barbara Nicklaus, one of the game’s most successful ambassadors and admired advocates for the healthcare of future generations in addition to being the wife of the greatest champion in golf history, has been named recipient of the 2019 PGA Distinguished Service Award.
Nicklaus, 79, will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the PGA of America’s 103rd annual meeting in West Palm Beach, FL. Since 1988, the PGA Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf.
Barbara Nicklaus, the inaugural PGA First Lady of Golf in 1998, and Jack, are the second husband-wife duo to have earned the PGA Distinguished Service Award. Jack was a recipient in 2000, while Mark and Debi Rolfing were jointly honored in 2017.
“Barbara Nicklaus exemplifies what the words ‘giving back’ truly mean,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “From the platform of golf, her unlimited energy and passion for serving as a philanthropist has offered hope and a pathway to vital healthcare for countless children. We are extremely proud to present Barbara with the PGA Distinguished Service Award as she joins her husband, Jack, among those honored for an amazing commitment to elevating society and humanity.”
She is the chair and co-founder of Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which was established in 2004 to support numerous pediatric healthcare services in South Florida and across the United States. As chair of the Foundation, Barbara has been the catalyst to raising more than $100 million in nearly 15 years.
“To say that I was speechless when Suzy Whaley called to inform me that I was to receive this award would be an understatement,” Nicklaus said. “When I took a minute to think about the award, I realized that I have a huge passion for a short four-letter word – GOLF – and that golf has been a very important part of my life for almost 60 years. It has opened so many doors to allow me to attempt to ‘give back’ to the game that Jack loved when I met him and to the game that I now love, cherish and support unconditionally.
“Golf has made so many things possible. Jack and I could never give back as much as we have been blessed to receive from this amazing game. The PGA of America has been and is the ‘heart and soul’ of the game of golf. I am so honored, so touched and so very proud to receive this phenomenal award.”   
In March 2015, the Nicklauses’ support of children’s hospitals was recognized when globally renowned Miami Children’s Hospital was re-branded as Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. In November 2017, the entire Miami Children’s Health System was renamed as Nicklaus Children’s Health System. This network now features 15 outpatient centers from Miami north to Vero Beach and west to Naples.
Born Barbara Jean Bash in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of a public high school mathematics instructor and became a pre-nursing student at The Ohio State University, where she met her future husband.
While her husband went on to a legendary golf career, Barbara became the mother of five children, one of the most respected wives on the PGA TOUR and a beacon for fundraising for numerous charitable organizations.
Among the Nicklauses’ favorite charities is Nationwide Children’s Hospital. When it was known as Columbus Children’s Hospital, the facility provided the emergency care to nurse their only daughter, Nan, who contracted pneumonia before her first birthday after accidentally inhaling a portion of a crayon, which lodged in her windpipe. Today, Nan is married and the mother of five children, including NFL standout and Florida State All-American Nick O’Leary.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, founded in 1976 and hosted by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, has benefited Nationwide Children’s Hospital since its inaugural year. The Memorial has raised more than $36 million for Central Ohio charities, including over $20 million to support the programs and services at Nationwide Children’s.
Barbara and Jack Nicklaus live in North Palm Beach, FL. They are the parents of five children — Jack II, Steve, Nan, Gary and Michael — and have 22 grandchildren.

SOURCE: PGA of America

Feehan paces golfers in WSGA Seniors event

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WI - Bill Feehan of La Crosse led La Crosse area golfers in the Wisconsin State Golf Association Senior Tour Event No. 9 at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday.
Feehan tied for 18th place with an 8-over par 80 and 28 points. Onalaska's Jim Socha tied for 28th place with 84 and 25 points. Larry Dziak of Trempealeau grabbed 49th place with 90 and 19 points.
Feehan and Socha tied for 20th place in the low net division with 75 and 33 points. Dziak managed a 56th place finish with 82 and 26 points
Greg Johnson, from Black River Falls, tied for 11th place in the Super Senior Gross Division with 79 and 29 points. He managed a share of 20th place in the Super Senior Low Net Division with 74 and 34 points.

'Save Trempealeau Mountain' effort underway

This is an email that was sent to on Saturday from a former Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club official:

From: Kevin -
Date: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Subject: Update on Trempealeau Mountain GC fundraising/save the course effort

Thank you for expressing interest in helping us save Trempealeau Mountain GC.
Here is a Friday, September 13 update:
Visit for updated details on our Crowdsource Funding effort to save Trempealeau Mountain GC.
Here's your chance to get great golfing privileges & be part of an exciting opportunity to be a course shareholder for as little as $1K.
We are also hosting an information session on Friday, September 20 from 7PM-8PM at the clubhouse. Join us if you are available.
Please forward this to friends/family/golfers and it's OK to copy and paste this email into a social media post to help us share the word. If you have contacts at local media or news sources in La Crosse, near Tremp or in Winona, please forward this to them.
We are likely going to need 400-500 supporters to make this happen and have to make the decision by OCTOBER 1 to save the course. Together we can do it!

Kevin Unterreiner,
574 Prairie Center Drive Ste 135-166Eden Prairie, MN 55344e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: 952-240-1020 (cell)fax: 1-888-853-4290w: www.TwinCitiesGolf.comfb:  

Kaiser, DeRosa shine in WPGA Pro Championship

ONALASKA, WI - Jeffrey Kaiser (pictured) and Joe DeRosa finished second and third, respectively, in the 2019 Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship at the La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska on Tuesday.
Kaiser, manager of the TaylorMade Player Development Center in Madison, and a former Onalaska High School and University of Wisconsin star, finished the 36-hole tournament with a 3-under par 70-71-141. DeRosa, assistant pro at the Country Club, shot 69-74-143.
Ryan Helminen, from Ridgeway Country Club in Neenah, won the annual event with 69-71-140.
Helminen won $3,850, Kaiser $2,925 and DeRosa $2,200, and will be joined by Kaiser's former Badgers' coach Jim Schuman and Craig Czerniejewski at the PGA Professionals National Tournament in Austin, TX, in April. Schuman, a pro at Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa, and Czerniejewski, a pro from Washington County Golf Course in Hartford, secured the final two qualifying spots in a four-way playoff after a fourth-place tie with 144.
Jeff Penkwitz, from Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah, finished in a tie for 44th place with 82-81-163.