West Bend Mutual Insurance is the latest company to join the Wisconsin State Golf Association’s Corporate Partners Program. The firm,
headquartered in West Bend, will sponsor the
WSGA Pater-Filius Championship, Wisconsin’s
annual father-son state championship. The 101st
WSGA Pater-Filius will be held at the Golf
Courses of Lawsonia in Green Lake on Aug. 14.
West Bend Mutual, which has more than 1,000
associates, was founded over 115 years ago. The
company provides insurance services to home,
auto and business owners across the Midwest.
West Bend Mutual is a great place to work, too,
having recently been named the nation’s top
place to work in the large property/casualty
insurer category by Business Insurance magazine.
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Learn how to play some of the unusual
shots that players face at Erin Hills in
Erin. Episode No. 2 offers some insight
into the 45-yard bunker shot around the
10th green. There are a few ways to play
this shot. See the video to learn how.
ERIN HILLS INSTRUCTIONAL:
Congratulations to Jim Wilka from Eleva, who
won the March/April Rocketballz driver giveaway.
See Page 28 for May/June giveaway details.
Wisconsin Golfer identified the wrong team as winners
of the 2011 Wisconsin Women’s State Golf Association
Father-Daughter Championship in a tournament news
section last fall. Regrettably, the error was repeated in
the 2012 Wisconsin Golf Yearbook, also published by
Killarney Golf Media Inc.
Dave and Elizabeth Funk of Fox Valley GC in Kaukauna
formed the winning team in the gross competition at the
WWSGA Father-Daughter through a scorecard playoff.
The Funks were tied with Lewis and Lizbeth Brooks for
the lead after 18 holes, as both teams shot 74.
Fifteen high school students from Wisconsin were awarded Chick Evans
Caddie Scholarships by the Western Golf Association in April.
All 15 of the future Evans Scholars will attend the University of Wisconsin beginning in the fall, where they will live in the Evans Scholars House.
The scholarship and housing packages are valued at more than $70,000
for four years.
Scholars are selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record,
excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding
character. Recipients are chosen for the scholarships after undergoing
“These young men and women have been outstanding leaders in their
schools and communities,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA president and
CEO and a Wisconsin native. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars
family and know they will continue their success as college students.”
Currently, there are 825 caddies across the United States attending
college as Evans Scholars. More than 9,400 caddies have graduated as
Evans Scholars – including 900 from Wisconsin – since famed Chicago
amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. founded the program.
The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Ill., has overseen
the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. It is among the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs.
Following are the newly announced Evans Scholars from Wisconsin,
listed with their hometowns, high schools and the golf clubs where they
worked as caddies.
State caddies earn scholarships
Joseph Boyd Racine Walden III H.S. Racine CC
Taylor Boyd Milwaukee Rufus King Tripoli CC
Michael Bunno Appleton Appleton West Butte Des Morts CC
Patrick Drechsler Weston Newman Catholic Wausau CC
Michael Ferschinger Waukesha Waukesha West North Hills CC
Nicole Gregorich New Franken Luxemburg-Casco NorthBrook CC)
Andrew Jerzak Brookfield Brookfield Central Westmoor CC
Peter Karr Genoa City Badger H.S. Rolling Green CC
Adam Kilgas Appleton Kimberly H.S. North Shore GC
Aidanne MacDonald-Milewski Kansasville Burlington H.S. Blue Mound G&CC
Stephen Matthias Sheboygan Sheboygan North Pine Hills CC
John McMahon Middleton Middleton H.S. Nakoma GC
Emily Mech Sheboygan Sheboygan Lutheran Pine Hills CC
Ian Scott Waukesha Waukesha West Merrill Hills CC
Peter Ziedler Milwaukee Marquette H.S. Blue Mound G&CC