Convocation Open (or Divotfest) is back!

The “Sixth Annual UWGB Convocation Open” (some call it Divotfest) will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Shorewood Golf Course. 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.  HINT: If you are entering this golf event for the express purpose of winning, you are missing the point. 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. What better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and cavorting with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 if taking a cart)? Please contact Joe Schoenebeck by Friday, Aug. 18, to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop after work for refreshments and conversation.

Still time to register for the annual Convocation Open

This year’s Convocation Open is next Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Shorewood Golf Course, with Chancellor Miller striking the ceremonial first ball off the first tee at 1 p.m. The event is informal, providing golfers of all abilities with a relaxed setting to play a three- or four-person scramble, or just enjoy the refreshments and meet other faculty, staff and retirees. It’s only $10 to golf ($15 w/cart). Contact Joe Schoenebeck to register for the event by Friday, August 19.

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.