When the Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA) announced its new marketing plan for 2021, golfers across the state of Wisconsin let out a collective gasp – one lucky guy or girl would get paid to play golf – a lot of golf.
Golf enthusiasts’ interests were piqued, and news of the internship became the top story on Golfweek.com as it was eventually shared over 5,000 times during the week of The Players Championship.
With rounds coming up tomorrow and Saturday morning with America’s #1 Intern, Patrick Koenig, it got me thinking about what it would be like to play 75 different golf courses in 52 days. Then I started thinking about it on more of a macro level…
The State of Golf in Wisconsin: How it got to where it is today, the current environment and what’s to come.
Last month I had a 9 am tee time with my cousin, Frank, at The Club at Lac La Belle. I’d been there earlier in the season, and several other times for preview play and had a good idea of the shots – especially drone shots – I most wanted to get….
This year’s 100th Wisconsin State Open is writhe with intrigue: Will Dan Woltman be the 1st to 3-peat? Will Harrison Ott stay hot after his impressive performance at Bandon? Will Longbella back up his State Am title? Will one of the streaky guys a way back, maybe Charlie Delsman, get hot and fire off something really low to get in the hunt?
It couldn’t be contested at a more appropriate site – where the 1st State Open was held in 1919 and where caring, benevolent members have done the right thing for golf and the great people like Mike Bielawski who have been a part of their community for many years.