WWPLGA announces 2012 schedule
Club and individual memberships in the association are available
‘Tee It Forward’ campaign continues
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The first tournament is the Senior/Super Senior
Tournament on June 25-26, which will be played at
Glacier Wood GC in Iola. This course incorporates
stunning elevation changes in a wonderful mix of tree-
lined and open fairways. It has understandably re-
ceived consistently high ratings from Golf Digest, as it
was designed by Larry Packard. Seniors (50 and older)
and Super Seniors (62 and older) will also appreciate
the flighted play and wonderful practice facilities. This
popular tournament is a great way to develop new
Golf Association’s 2012 calendar of events should
be “Tournaments of the Month.” Each month features
a unique golf tournament format and the events are
scheduled to take place on some of the state’s most
The month of July features the WWPLGA/WWSGA
State Stroke Play Championship at the House on the
Rock Resort in Spring Green. The event, on July 30-
31, will be played on the beautiful Springs course, a
Robert Trent Jones Sr. design with narrow landing
areas, water and sand. The course provides a perfect
venue for this important event, which determines the
State Stroke Play champion as well as other flights.
August is the month for the WWPLGA “Ryder Cup
style” team event. This is the only event in the state
that allows women golfers the opportunity to experience the pressure – and comedy – of alternate-shot
play. The team event on Aug. 18-19 is at the Golf
Club at Camelot in Lomira and can be played one or
both days. The first day includes scramble and alternate-shot formats, and the second day is a two-per-son team bestball event. On day two, players will also
have the opportunity to shop at booths set up by
local merchants and artisans.
The season’s final tournament is the Senior Bestball
Championship, Sept. 22-23, at Reedsburg CC.
Renowned for its fast greens, playable course and
outstanding hospitality, Reedsburg CC and this tournament are perfect ways to finish the season. Once
played, it becomes an annual event for golf partners.
The WWPLGA invites all women players to be part
of the 2012 “Tournaments of the Month.” While tournament participation requires a WWPLGA membership, both club and individual memberships are
accepted throughout the year. Entry forms are available at
ollowing the successful launch of their “Tee It For-
ward” campaign in July, the United States Golf Asso-
ciation and the PGA of America are encouraging players
to play from shorter sets of tees all year long in 2012.
More than 1,900 golf facilities – and nearly 237,000
players – participated in the “Tee It Forward” campaign in
2011. A survey of more than 3,000 participants found that
70 percent said their round was more enjoyable when
playing a shorter course. More than 90 percent said they
would recommend “Tee It Forward” to a friend, and 50
percent said the program allowed them to play quicker.
Barney Adams, the golf equipment innovator and retired founder of Adams Golf, came up with the idea for
“Tee It Forward.” Pro golfers Jack Nicklaus, Dustin Johnson and Paula Creamer have been featured in materials
promoting the program.
The concept behind the effort, promoted jointly by the
USGA and PGA, is to get amateur players to play from the
same relative distance as professional golfers do. In other
words, when players “Tee It Forward,” they have a better
opportunity to hit approach shots with wedges and short
irons, rather than woods or long irons as many amateurs
have to do from long distance. The expected results are
that players have more fun and get around the course in a
“Simply put, ‘Tee It Forward’ can make golf much more
fun for millions of people, while contributing to the
growth of the game,” said Jim Hyler, USGA president.
“We are encouraged by the results of our pilot and be-
lieve this new approach to the game is really beginning to
catch on with golfers of all skill levels.”
For more information about “Tee It Forward,” click here.