100 Holes for 100 Years Charity Challenge Commemorates WPGA Centennial Anniversary
Wisconsin PGA Section Is One of Only Seven PGA Sections to Reach 100-year Milestone
By Brian Weis
The Wisconsin Section of the Professional Golfers' Association of America (WPGA) commemorates its 100-year anniversary with the 100 Holes For 100 Years fundraiser (#WPGA100Holesfor100Years). WPGA professionals across the state will participate in a golf-focused challenge raising money for a non-profit organization of their choice and for PGA REACH Wisconsin, the charitable foundation of the Wisconsin PGA. The foundation impacts youth, military and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf.
As the campaign name indicates, PGA professionals are challenged to play a total of 100 golf holes over the span of 100 days from May 2 to August 9. The fundraiser format is customizable with limitless fundraising potential. Golf professionals can play all 100 holes in one day, play one hole each day for 100 days or choose to split up the 100 holes divided amongst any number of days throughout the 100-day timeframe. Holes may be all played at one course or at up to 100 different courses at any golf venue throughout the state. They can play alone or invite others to participate in the fundraising initiative.
"Thrilled to provide members with a meaningful way to celebrate the milestone, this customizable fundraising platform will benefit both PGA REACH Wisconsin and local charities in the players' home communities," said Joe Stadler, Executive Director of WPGA since 1995 and WPGA member since 1990. "And the best part, all they have to do is play golf, lots of golf!"
The public is invited to help celebrate 100 years of WPGA by donating through the Givebutter online platform. Donations received by each golf professional's campaign will be evenly split between the non-profit organization of choice and PGA REACH Wisconsin. For more information, registration and for donations, visit https://givebutter.com/wpga100years.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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