WPGA 100 Holes for 100 Years

Wisconsin PGA 100-Year Anniversary

$50,216

409 Supporters

Campaign Ended

Team Member

Jeff Ellingson

$3,750

by 47 supporters

The Wisconsin PGA is turning 100 years old.  100 holes celebrating 100 years by 100 WPGA Professionals raising funds to change lives!  My goal is to raise $3,000.  Any help in reaching my goal is appreciated! I will be playing my 100 holes on July 18th at Edelweiss Chalet Country Club. 

I didn't start playing golf until I was 22 years old but from the first time I picked up a club I have loved the game. At the age of 28 I decided to make golf my career and this game has given me more than I could have every asked for. I have been a part of the Wisconsin PGA since I became a golf professional and I have seen how impactful our organization is not only for golf but for life skills. Now it is time to raise some money to continue our great tradition of having a positive impact on people's lives. 

The monies I raise through this 100 holes for 100 years campaign with be divided between 2 charities that are very important to me. 50% will be donated to PGA Reach Wisconsin and 50% to First Tee of South Central Wisconsin.

PGA Reach is the philanthropic arm of the Wisconsin PGA Section and focuses on growing the game. It includes programs for junior golf, the PGA Hope program which provides adaptive golf programs for military veterans and PGA WORKS Fellowship which focuses on increasing diversity within the game of golf. For more information on PGA Reach, please click the following link: https://www.pgareach.org/wisco...

The First Tee - South Central Wisconsin focuses on youth development and teaching life skills, using golf.  They offer programming through School and Community Centers, Learning Center programming, and our Green Grass programming where they specialize in golf instruction and teaching our nine core values. In 2021, First Tee - South Central Wisconsin served more than 12,000 youth, statewide, and partnered with more than 30 community organizations, schools, school districts, and community partners.  

Team Members

Jeff

$3,750

47 supporters

Dave

$13,350

73 supporters

Matt

$9,105

58 supporters

Kohler Golf Professionals

$5,675

32 supporters

Mark

$2,370

43 supporters

Craig

$2,281

27 supporters

Mark

$1,475

24 supporters

Brad

$1,500

20 supporters

Rob

$1,550

19 supporters

Erika

$1,335

21 supporters

Milwaukee County

$925

20 supporters

Gunnar

$1,050

5 supporters

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WHAT: 100-Year Anniversary Celebration of the Wisconsin Section of the PGA 


WHY: To celebrate the Wisconsin PGA's past 100 years, and to raise money to support PGA REACH Wisconsin and the different branches it supports -- youth, military, and inclusion. Through programs such as PGA HOPE, PGA Junior League, PGA WORKS and the PGA Junior Foundation Scholarship Program, we are able to impact lives everywhere through the game of golf. 

PGA HOPE: The flagship military program of PGA REACH, that introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. This program introduces the game of golf through a 6-8 week developmental curriculum taught by PGA Professionals who are trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. This is at no cost to the Veterans. Learn more at www.pgareach.org/services/military.

PGA Junior League: PGA Junior League brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals. The goal of this program is to be accessible to all kids interested in golf ages 7-17. There are also a variety of scholarship opportunities through PGA Junior League to help students reach their academic goals. Learn more at www.pgareach.org/services/youth

PGA WORKS: PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative designed to diversify the golf industry's workforce. PGA WORKS leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events, and the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship to inspire and engage talent from diverse backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry. Learn more at www.pgareach.org/pgaworks.

Scholarships: The Wisconsin Junior Foundation Scholarship Program distributed $40,000 in 2021. Since its inception, it has provided students with $300,000 to help them achieve their academic goals. This year we anticipate awarding $50,000 or more in scholarships.Learn more at www.wiscjuniorgolf.com/scholarships.

To learn more about these programs, visit wisconsin.pga.com under Player Development or wiscjuniorgolf.com.


HOW: WPGA Members will complete 100 holes over the span of 100 days at golf courses all throughout Wisconsin. This will take place from May 2nd-- August 9th. 


IN THE NEWS:

Click these article links to view our members' 100 hole journies that have been featured on local news outlets --

The Sweet Spot: 100 years for WPGA; Larry David and a bucket of balls; big summer for golf travel | Sweetspot | wisconsin.golf

Destination Kohler Golf Professionals to Play 100 Holes in One Day For Charity Final.docx | Powered by Box

Blue Mound head golf pro plays 100 holes in 1 day for charity (fox6now.com)

Wauwatosa golf pro plays 100 holes, raised $8K for charity in one day (jsonline.com)

Kohler golf pros play 100 holes in one day for charity | Sports | sheboygansun.com

Kohler golf pros play all 100 holes on property in one day (wisn.com)

The Sweet Spot: Yahara Hills and a landfill; Hunter Eichhorn's professional plans; Ben Sieg memorial golf outing | Sweetspot | wisconsin.golf

De Pere native, professional golfer plays 100 holes within 24 hours in Freedom, Wisconsin | WFRV (wearegreenbay.com)

'More than just playing golf': Blue Mound head golf pro plays 100 holes in 1 day (cbs58.com)

100 holes for 100 years of Wisconsin PGA to raise money for charity (tmj4.com)

Wisconsin PGA celebrates 100 holes for 100 years (channel3000.com)

Golf pros to play 100 holes for WPGA centennial (nbc15.com)

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