The 2023 MDGA Match Play Championship Heads to Chenequa

Do you love to compete? Are you a member of a private country club in the Milwaukee District Golf Association?

The Milwaukee District Golf Association (MDGA) Match Play Championship will be held June 2-4, 2023 at Chenequa Country Club. 2023 marks the 96th annual MDGA Match Play Championship.

Host site for the 96th annual MDGA Match Play Championship, Chenequa Country Club (photo: Chenequa CC via Golf Course Architecture)

The MDGA Match Play Championship has a rich history, with multiple Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame members having won the event. The list (linked here) includes names like Bobby Brue, Archie Dadian, Dick Sucher, Mark Bemowski, Skip Kendall, Pat Boyle, and David Miley. The event has seen some of the best golfers in the state compete against each other and duke it out for the District Match Play Trophy. 

Eligible players include golfing members of Milwaukee District Golf Association Clubs (shown below), members’ sons age 23 or younger, past champions, and selected invitations including the 2022 Milwaukee County Public Links Association (MCPLA) Club Champions.  There are two divisions – Regular and Senior – with Senior division entrants being aged 55 or over on June 2, 2023.

The tournament starts with an 18-hole qualifying round on Friday morning June 2, with the low 32 regular division and low 8 senior division qualifiers beginning match play on Friday afternoon. The second round of match play begins on Saturday with the third round on Saturday afternoon, and the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. What makes this event even more exciting is that the winner of the 2023 Milwaukee District Match Play Championship will receive an exemption to the 2024 WSGA State Amateur Championship, which is being held at The Legend at Merrill Hills in Waukesha, July 15-18, 2024.

The MDGA Match Play Championship is a unique event that any avid golfer would not want to miss. The tournament has a rich history, a unique and exciting format, and offers the opportunity for the winner to play in the WSGA State Amateur Championship in 2024.

This year’s tournament promises to be as competitive and exciting as ever, so be sure to register now and become a part of the MDGA Match Play Championship history.

To register, visit the MDGA Match Play website:

2022 MDGA Match Play Champion Matthew Raab of Chenequa Country Club

MDGA member clubs include:

Multiple WSGA Hall of Fame members have been past champions of the MDGA Match Play Championship, including:

  • 1978 inductee Robert A. “Bobby” Brue (1957, 1959)
  • 1980 inductee Archie Dadian (1962, 1963, 1980-1981, 1983)
  • 1986 inductee Richard J. “Dick” Sucher (1965, 1967, 1969, 1973)
  • 1991 inductee Mark Bemowski (1970, 1974-1976, 1982, 1998-1999)
  • 2006 inductee Jules “Skip” Kendall (1985)
  • 2010 inductee Pat Boyle (2005, 2009)
  • 2012 inductee David Miley (1986-1989)

WSGA members can also earn points by playing and performing well in the MDGA Match Play Championship, including:

  • 1st Place: 500 points
  • Runner up: 300 points
  • 3rd or semi-finals: 200 points
  • 4th or quarter-finals: 125 points
  • 5th or round of 16: 75 points

Chenequa Country Club scorecard

All images in this article courtesy of Chenequa Country Club

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