Friday, September 22, 2017

GBCC Youth Golfers Excel in State Golf Competition

Max Reis
8th grade at West De Pere Middle School
  • 2017 WPGA Futures Tour Player of the Year
  • Finished 1st or 2nd in 13/17 WPGA Junior Tour events in 2017 season.
  • Competed on PGA Junior League All-Star team that finished 3rd in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Blue Golf Stats
Grace Durkin 
7th Grade at Father Allouez
  • Finished 13th in Futures Tour Girls Player of the Year points.
  • Tied for 1st at Shorewood Futures Tour event on 6/28 with a score of 46
  • 3rd Place at Shamrock Heights Junior Tour event on 7/6 with a score of 92
  • 2nd Place at Thornberry Creek Futures Tour event on 7/25 with a score of 44
  • Competed on PGA Junior League All-Star team that finished 3rd in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Blue Golf Stats
Bryce Lindsley 
Playing Freshman Golf at Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Finished 28th in Player of the Year points in WPGA Junior Tour
  • Qualified for the 2017 State Amateur Championship
  • 2nd Place finish at 36 hole Player’s Tour event at the GC’s of Lawsonia Scores on July 12th and 13th of 69-75 = 144.
  • Tie 7th Place finish at 36 hole Player’s Tour event at Blackwolf Run GC – Meadow Valleys on July 2nd and 3rd with scores of 74-81 = 155.
  • Blue Golf Stats
  • Raiders Golf Stats
Brett O’Shaughnessy
Playing Freshman Golf at Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Played high school golf at Bayport High Sscool where team finished 5th in the State Tournament and 29th overall as an individual.
Mason Haupt
6th grade at West De Pere Middle School
  • Finished 55th in Futures Tour Player of the Year points
  • Top 12 in 3 out of 5 events
  • Blue Golf Stats
Chris Mitchell 
8th Grade at Mitchell Academy (Home School)
  • Won Futures Tour event at Thornberry Creek on July 25th with a score of 38 (+2) over par
  • Blue Golf Stats
Grace Durkin, 7th Grade at Father Allouez and
Emma Wolf, 8th Grade at Holy Family
  • Won the Girls 13 & Under Division at Wisconsin PGA Old Hickory Scramble on Friday, July 28th with a score of 80. Their finish was the best in the 13 and under division, best in 14-15 year old division, and 4th 
Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship
On Monday, July 31st, Green Bay Country Club held the Local Qualifier in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship. Over 120 kids from all around Northern Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan competed at GBCC. The top three youth golfers from each age group advanced and qualified to the sub-regional competition at University Ridge on August 5th. The following GBCC members advanced by winning or finishing in the top three.
  • Evelyn Cloud - 4th Grade at Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Emma Santos – Freshman at Fox Valley Lutheran High School
  • Faith Flynn – Freshman at NEW Lutheran High School

Drive, Chip, and Putt Results

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Congratulations Rob Shade!

On September 17, 2017, Rob Shade hit a hole in one on Hole #13 using his four iron, 187 yards from the Blue Tees. Way to go, Rob!

To check out Hole #13, please see our drone video below:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Aerification & Other Cultural Practices

By Golf Superintendent Ben Larsen

Question: “Why are you aerating?  The greens are perfect.”
Answer: “The greens are perfect because we aerate.”

Playing conditions are of the utmost importance, and aeration is needed to keep turf healthy and playing well.  Aerification, verticutting and topdressing can be disruptive, but the long-term benefits far outweigh the short-lived disruption.  These cultural practices allow the greens to putt smoother, drain better and stay firmer.

This Monday, September 18th, the course will be closed for our semi-annual verticutting, topdressing and aerating of the greens.  After the greens are completed and throughout the remainder of the season, we will verticut, topdress and aerify tees; plus, verticut and aerify fairways.

This time of year, it’s all about turf roots and drainage.  Getting oxygen deep into the soil profile through punching holes and adding sand is the best way to promote a healthy and functional root system.  The nonexistence of any major turf issues and great playing conditions on our greens, tees, and fairways this past summer is a tribute to the success of our aerification and verticutting programs.

Pictured below is a broad overview of what aeration, verticutting and topdressing does to the soil profile.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

PGA Junior League All Stars Wrap Up Season

The Green Bay PGA Junior League All-Star team wrapped up their 2017 season with a loss and a win on Saturday, September 4th at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin in the sub regional Wisconsin Final 4. 

The team lost their first match to the eventual Champions Janesville-Beloit 4-8, but came back with a vengeance defeating the West Milwaukee team 8-4. Max Reis, Triston Behrend, and Grace Durkin represented GBCC well winning 8.5 of the team's 12 total points for the day. Congratulations on a great season to all of our PGA Junior League participants!

The Green Bay All-Star team is made up from players from Thornberry Creek, Oneida Golf &Country Club, and Green Bay Country Club.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Congratulations Jake Schmahl!

Congratulations to Jake Schmahl on his Albatross. Here are the details of his two amazing shots:

August 23rd, 2017
Hole #10
Blue Tees
526 Yards
Driver & 4 Hybrid (255 yards)

Check out Hole #10, otherwise known as "Turnaround," below:

Brice Hits Hole in One!

Tony Brice hit an ace August 23rd, 2017 on Hole #13 from the Blue Tees, 170 yards with his 6 Iron.

Way to go, Tony!

Check out the drone video of Hole #13:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

GBCC Hosts Regional Golf Course Superintendents Association Event

This past Monday, Green Bay Country Club hosted the Annual Joint Meeting of the Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association and Northern Great Lakes Golf Course Superintendents Association.

 The meeting had approximately 90 in attendance consisting of Wisconsin’s superintendents, assistants, researchers, and vendors. The agenda for the event consisted of education, followed by lunch; from there, everyone played the course and ended with dinner and awards.

 The feedback and reviews from the participants was nothing but positive about the food, service and course conditions.