"Backyard Bash" pro-am coming to Wisconsin this summerAt least some P-G-A golfers will play in Wisconsin this summer, despite the lack of a tournament for the first time in over four decades.
At least some P-G-A golfers will play in Wisconsin this summer, despite the lack of a tournament for the first time in over four decades. A two-day event called the “Backyard Bash” Pro-Am will take place July 31st-and-August first at the Legend-of-Brandybrook course in Wales. Amateurs will be paired with state club pros and celebrities the first day, and with P-G-A and Champions’ Tour players the second day. The golf will not be open to fans – but organizer Dan Croak says they’ll be welcome sometime in the future. For now, he says people can get involved by purchasing pro-am spots, and attending a gala dinner July 31st. Croak ran the Milwaukee P-G-A tournament until it disbanded two years ago. The pros returned to the state last year for the P-G-A Championship near Sheboygan. Wisconsin P-G-A pros Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Mark Wilson, J-P Hayes, and Skip Kendall will take part in the new “Backyard Bash.” Croak says he hopes it shows the P-G-A that there’s still interest in a Wisconsin tournament someday.