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All staff alumni team wins UWGB Convocation Open

convocation-open-postThe report is that no wildlife and very little turf was damaged in the fourth annual UWGB Convocation Open held Thursday (August 27) at Shorewood Golf Course. Although participation in this particular outing featured all winners, you may recognize the all University staff alumni team that took first place honors with a score of 32 (three under par) — from left to right, Kelly Franz, Zeke Backes, Pat Przybelski and Chuck Wiseman. Of the 40 or so participants, there was a nice mix of faculty, staff, retirees and friends of the University. Play commenced with Chancellor Gary Miller hitting the ceremonial first ball — and a heck of a drive it was — with nearly all teams using it for their first stroke. Chancellor Miller stayed to play and greet the golfers in the quick nine-hole best ball outing. A few members of the campus community joined the golfers for a post-play social.

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Another year, another Convocation Open… this year’s is Aug. 27

They’re billing it as the “4th Annual UWGB Convocation Open” (some call it Divotfest) to be held the day after convocation on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Shorewood Golf Course, and it is fun. The format for this social outing is a three-or-four person scramble that allows golfers of all abilities to participate and meet others in an informal setting. The event is open to faculty, staff, and retirees, with the teams being selected by the Planning Committee, chaired by Steve Meyer along with Joe Schoenebeck and John Katers. Chancellor Miller has once again been invited to hit the ceremonial first drive at 1 p.m., with tee times to follow. (If the chancellor is unavailable, organizers are trying to get Brett Favre, who seems to be everywhere around Green Bay, these days.) Anyway, what better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and commiserating with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 if taking a cart)? Please contact Joe Schoenebeck by Monday, Aug. 24, to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop by later in the afternoon for refreshments and conversation.

Another year, another Convocation Open… this year’s is Aug. 27

They’re billing it as the “4th Annual UWGB Convocation Open” (some call it Divotfest) to be held the day after convocation on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Shorewood Golf Course, and it is fun. The format for this social outing is a three-or-four person scramble that allows golfers of all abilities to participate and meet others in an informal setting. The event is open to faculty, staff, and retirees, with the teams being selected by the Planning Committee, chaired by Steve Meyer along with Joe Schoenebeck and John Katers. Chancellor Miller has once again been invited to hit the ceremonial first ball at 1 p.m., with tee times to follow. (If the Chancellor is unavailable, organizers are trying to get Brett Favre, who seems to be everywhere around Green Bay, these days.) Anyway, what better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and commiserating with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 if taking a cart)? Please contact Joe Schoenebeck by Friday, Aug. 21, to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop by later in the afternoon for refreshments and conversation.

A recap of ‘Convocation Open,’ photos and all

A nice mix of faculty, staff, retirees and friends of the University took part in the Third Annual Convocation Open, held Thursday (Aug. 28) at the campus Shorewood Golf Course. Play commenced with Chancellor Gary Miller hitting the ceremonial first ball. Chancellor Miller was also on hand to provide his putting acumen to groups on the first green. Winning the competition at two under par was the team of Sue Bodilly, Joe Schoenebeck, and Bill Shay. Hole prize winners for the event were as follows:

Shortest Drive on #1 — Joan Keberlein (longest shortest drive in Open history)
Closest to Pin on #2 — Tom Barry
Longest Drive Men on #4 — Fred (Sandbagger) Kennerhead
Longest Drive Women on #9 — Karen Opolka
Longest Putt Men on #5 — Ron Starkey
Longest Putt Women on #7 — Cris Nelson (shortest longest putt in history)
Closest to right front bunker on #6 — Reb Przybelski

See photos from the Open.

Bodilly, Schoenebeck and Shay capture open

With the help of Chancellor Gary Miller’s putt on the first green, the team of Sue Bodilly, Joe Schoenebeck and Bill Shay, captured a two-under par victory at the 3rd Annual UWGB Convocation Open, yesterday (Thursday, August 28). Participants included faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and friends. Chancellor Miller hit the ceremonial first ball off the first tee at Shorewood Golf Course, and was on hand to provide his putting acumen to groups on the first green before heading to the Campus Welcome activities.

Hole prize winners for the event were as follows:

Shortest Drive on #1 Joan Keberlein (Noteable: It was the longest shortest drive in Convocation Open history)
Closest to Pin on #2 Tom Barry
Longest Drive, Men on #4 Fred (sandbagger) Kennerhed
Longest Putt, Men on #5 Ron Starkey
Closest to right Front Bunker on #6 Reb Przybelski
Longest Putt Women on #7 Chris Nelson (shortest longest putt in Convocation Open history)
Longest Drive Women on #9 Karen (ringer) Opolka

A special thank you to Associate Professor Steve Meyer (NAS) for donating jars of his University famous salsa as door prizes.
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Photos by Sue Bodilly, Marketing and University Communication

Last chance to sign up for Convocation Open

Organizers tell us that approximately 30 golfers have signed up for the Third Annual UWGB Convocation Week Open to be held next Thursday, Aug. 28. Tee times start immediately following the ceremonial opening tee shot at 1 p.m. There is still time to sign up. Send your name and golf handicap information to Joe Schoenebeck by noon this Friday (Aug. 22). As a reminder, greens fees are $10. Non-golfers are welcome to stop by later in the day to socialize.
 

Convocation Open has spots available

Our faculty and staff colleagues organizing the Shorewood golf outing for the afternoon of Aug. 28, the day after Convocation, say they’ve had a good number of early signups, but there’s always room for more. The event is open to faculty, staff and retirees. The planning committee consists of Kelly Franz, John Katers and Joe Schoenebeck. Please contact Joe if you’d like to reserve a spot for the very reasonable $10 greens fee. Non-golfers are welcome, as well. For details, see our previous post.

Convocation Open set for Aug. 28

They’re billing it as the “3rd Annual UWGB Convocation Open” to be held on the afternoon of Thursday, August 28, at the Shorewood Golf Course. The format for this social outing will be a three-or four-person scramble.  Golfers (duffers, sandbaggers) of all abilities are encouraged to participate and meet others from the UW-Green Bay community in a less formal setting. The event is open to faculty, staff and retirees, with teams selected by the Planning Committee that consists of Kelly Franz, John Katers and Joe Schoenebeck.

Tee times start at 1 p.m., so if you can afford to take vacation for the afternoon and the very reasonable $10 greens fee ($15 if riding), they would love to hear from you. Please contact Joe Schoenebeck by noon August 22, the preceding Friday, to reserve your spot. What group will dethrone last year’s championship team of Tom Barry, Karen Opolka, and Patrick Forsythe? Chancellor Miller is tentatively scheduled to hit the ceremonial first ball to open the day’s activities. Non-golfers are also welcome to stop by Shorewood for refreshments and casual conversation later in the afternoon.
 

Photo gallery: Scenes from last week’s ‘Convocation Open’

In a tightly contested event with all teams within five strokes, Tom Barry, Karen Opolka and Patrick Forsythe emerged as winners of the 2013 Convocation Open. They tied at 35 (for nine holes) with Chuck Wiseman, Susan Barry and Jeff Gross, but won on a tiebreaker. The Aug. 29 outing was the second annual occurrence of this friendly faculty/staff/retiree tournament during Convocation Week. We’ve got photos, along with names of the long drivers, best putters and more – click here.