Lee Reinke would like to think he has become smarter during his six seasons as golf coach at UW-Green Bay, just by driving his teams to their tournaments.”When we’re on the road, it’s remarkable,” Reinke said. “I told my wife I have learned more in the last six years than I may have in college.” But then he jokes that, if that is the indeed case, it is strictly via osmosis. After all, at least one of his two rolling study halls is transporting one of the collectively most brilliant NCAA Division I women’s golf programs in all the land. We know this because the Women’s Golf Coaches Association recently released its annual team grade-point rankings and the Phoenix came in at No. 2 for the 2019-20 season — COVID-19 be darned — with a 3.958 team GPA.
UW-Green Bay student Zak Kulka had a unique golfing experience on Sunday, June 28.
“You’ve got a really nice swing,” Kulka’s playing partner told him after they turned in their scorecards.
That playing partner was none other than Tony Romo, the former All-Pro quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who is currently CBS Sports’ lead NFL broadcast analyst.
“That’s pretty fun to hear,” said Kulka, who is coming off his freshman year on the UW-Green Bay men’s golf team. “But I just think of him as a regular guy — try to. Try not to get in my own head at all.
The UW-Green Bay golf team has a new place on campus to help the team practice in winter months. The space past the bleachers outside the swimming pool in the Kress Events Center. After getting approval from other sports programs who use the space and athletic director, Charles Guthrie, the project was underway. Only two months later, the facility is open and golfers can be seen practicing their craft. More via New indoor facility helps UW-Green Bay golf teams play through tough Wisconsin winters | Wisconsin.golf.
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were announced, with a total of 1,097 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. Green Bay was represented by five golfers: Leah Hansen, Alix Larson, Isabelle Malek, Courtney Matschke and Katie Warpinski were each honored with the award. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and golfers must compete in at least 50 percent of its team’s competitions.
Here’s a cute story about Phoenix golfer George Kneiser, cheered on by his grandparents in the Village of Springdale, Florida. The Village Daily Sun covered the story.
Student George Kneiser is making golf history at UW-Green Bay. The Horizon League men’s golf individual champion will be playing at the Louisville Regional in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships on Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019. “His work ethic is very good, and it’s very exciting to see the efforts of his labor pay off here, and have a trip to the NCAA regional. It’s very exciting for the program and the school,” says coach Lee Reinke. Check out the full story from WFRV.
UW-Green Bay student George Kneiser, the Horizon League men’s golf individual champion, will be playing at the Louisville Regional in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships on Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019. Learn more.
Congratulations are in order for UW-Green Bay student athlete George Kneiser, who is the newly crowned 2019 Horizon League individual men’s golf champion. With his victory, Kneiser will advance to the NCAA Regionals on May 12-15, 2019. Kneiser is only the third golfer in Phoenix history to win a Horizon League title. As well, Kneiser’s final score of 215 is the lowest score for any Phoenix golfer to ever win the championship. Read more.
UW-Green Bay student athlete George Kneiser is the newly crowned 2019 Horizon League individual men’s golf champion. With his victory, Kneiser will advance to the NCAA Regionals on May 12-15, 2019. Kneiser is only the third golfer in Phoenix history to win a Horizon League title. Check out the piece on Wisconsin.golf covering his big win.
If you are looking for an enjoyable outside activity when summer weather finally arrives, the Shorewood Golf League (UW-Green Bay) is placing a call for new members. This fun league is looking for either single golfers that can be paired or two-person teams to fill out its roster. The University Golf League is primarily made up of UW-Green Bay employees, alumni and retirees (spouses are also welcome). The Golf League plays every Tuesday, teeing off between 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., for nine holes of golf with another two-person team. The season will start either Tuesday, May 7 or Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and will end in mid-August. Dues are $45 per golfer, which includes an end-of-season banquet. If you’re interested in playing, or even joining the list of substitute players, please email Fred Kennerhed firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.