Former UW-Green Bay golf coach Jim Van Pee was featured in the Wisconsin.Golf article, “Family-owned golf courses in Wisconsin forced to look outside family to sustain, extend legacy.” In the article, Van Pee discusses his decision to sell Castle Rock Golf Course. Read the full article.
Lee Reinke, coach for UW-Green Bay men’s and women’s golf teams, will now be able to focus on his teams without the weight of previous responsibilities as assistant director of UW-Green Bay’s University Union and the Shorewood Golf Course. Wisconsin.Golf has the full story.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Austin Ehlenfeldt ’11 will be inducted into the Beaver Dam High School Athletic Hall of Fame, the Daily Citizen reports. Ehlenfeldt was on the men’s golf team during his time at UW-Green Bay, having been named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year in 2009. Read the full story.
Reminder: slots are still open for the ninth annual Retiree Association Benefit Golf Outing on Thursday, August 16,2018 at Shorewood Golf Course. Feel free to invite non-UW-Green Bay golfer friends, as the event is open to anyone. Deadline for registration is August 10. The outing includes nine holes of golf, a picnic-style buffet, course events and door prizes. Proceeds go to the Retiree Association Endowed Scholarship. If you are not a golfer but wish to attend, you may sign up for the buffet and dine with old colleagues and friends, or consider making a monetary donation to the scholarship fund. For more information or to register, contact University Advancement at 920-465-2074 or register online here.
Joe DuChateau, a former Green Bay golfer, was one of two golfers to advance to U.S. Amateur held in August 13 through 19 last week at Mascoutin Country Club in Berlin. DuChateau, whose rounds totaled up to 140, finished the two-day tournament at four under par. Read the full story on FDL Reporter.
It’s not every day a Phoenix gets pitted against an NFL quarterback in sports, but Green Bay golfer Brady Sarauer is proof that it does happen. Sarauer was paired against the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in the round of 32 at the WSGA Match Play Championships at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison. Sarauer won his morning match in the tournament, and hence, was placed against Romo in the afternoon round. Read the full story on FDL Reporter.
UW-Green Bay student entrepreneur Sam Hunt’s The Local Food Experiment has won the state’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), sponsored by WiSys. The win earns Sam $2,500 and a trip to compete at the International Business Model Competition in Provo, Utah, May 10-11. At the international competition, Sam will be up against teams from Harvard, Iowa, Michigan State, Tulane, Quinnipiac, Mississippi, and BYU, as well as from Mexico, Chile, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, Japan, Jamaica and India.
Sam’s The Local Food Experiment was an at-large entry to the WBIT through the Innovation in Aging event this year. The Local Food Experiment placed second at last year’s UWGB Student Business Idea Contest, won a student business award this year at Force for Positive Change in Milwaukee, pitched in “The Pitch” (https://thepitchfoxcities.com) last year against other Northeast Wisconsin colleges, and has presented at 1 Million Cups Green Bay (www.1MillionCups.com/GreenBay) and various other community events.
Sam is also the inventor of PrecisionLAG (see video), a golf swing training aid. With that invention he won this year’s UWGB Student Business Idea Contest and earned a STEM in Business Award from WiSys, placed third at this year’s “The Pitch,” and is a graduate of the second ever cohort of the gBETA Northeast Wisconsin free accelerator program, recently presenting at their LiveBETA event in April.
For more information on and photos from the WBIT and The Local Food Experiment’s win, see WiSys’ press release about the tournament’s results and WiSys’ Facebook page, where you can also see UW-Green Bay’s team from startup Stability competing.
Wisconsin.golf published a fun feature about Green Bay Golf Coach Lee Reinke. “With all the hats he wears at UW-Green Bay these days, Lee Reinke doesn’t play as much golf as he’d probably like… So there was a dual-purpose to his decision to enter the Wisconsin State Golf Association state best-ball and match-play championships this summer. Reinke wanted to test out his competitive muscle memory and he wanted to keep tabs on some of his golfers as they began the summer. Most importantly, he wanted to give them a target to beat.” Read it here.
Head coach of Green Bay men’s and women’s golf programs, Lee Reinke, shares with Wisconsin.golf how he will patiently try to get the Green Bay women’s golf program pointed in the right direction. Read the full article here.