Sheboygan native Martha Nause will step
down this spring after 12 years as golf coach at
Once the current season is completed,
Nause intends to focus on playing again.
Macalester College, a Division III school in St.
LPGA Tour, winning
three titles including
one major championship – the 1994 du
Maurier Ltd. Classic.
“I'm looking at playing in four to five tournaments this year as well as play in the qualifier
for the U.S. Women's Open, and this will give
me time to prepare and to practice,” Nause
said in press release from Macalester College.
golf and pursuing
Nause won an
“I don't see this as much of a retirement as it
is stepping away to do other things. After playing on the tour, this has been a wonderful second career for me. My time here at Macalester
has been full of great adventures and I can't
describe how much I've enjoyed coaching the
Mac student-athletes. I have learned a lot from
my time here and I will miss the day-to-day interactions with the golfers.”
Tour event in 2006
and competed in the U.S. Women’s Open
Nause earned women’s coach of the year
honors from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference following the 2006-07 season.
Championship in 2008 and ’10.
Nause also won the 1972 Wisconsin Women’s
State Golf Association Junior Championship at
her home club, Pine Hills CC in Sheboygan.
Nause was inducted into the Wisconsin State
Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1995. And she
was also the first woman inducted into the St.
Nause was hired as coach of the Macalester
men’s team for the 2000-01 season and took
over the women’s program the following year.
Olaf College Hall of Fame in 1990. Nause
earned a biology degree and played on the
women’s golf team at St. Olaf College in
Walter Lowrie “Boots” Porterfield, 1954 Wisconsin State Open
champion, died on March 9 in
Grants Pass, Ore. He was 84.
The BMW Championship will return to
Porterfield was a PGA pro who
lived in Wisconsin in the 1950s
and worked at Milwaukee CC.
His son, Walt Porterfield, who
now lives in Ventura, Calif., also
won the Wisconsin State Open,
in 1979. For more information,
northern Illinois in 2013, making it easier for
Wisconsin golf fans to see the world’s great-
est players. The 2013 BMW Championship
will be played at Conway Farms GC in Lake
Forest, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago easily
accessible off Interstate-94.
The tournament is scheduled for Sept. 12-15, 2013.
The move to Conway Farms means a new Chicago home
for the event, which was played at Cog Hill G&CC in
Lemont, Ill., from 1991 to 2007, and again from 2009
to 2011. For more information, click here.