Local Connection at Ryder Cup

Local Connection at Ryder Cup

ABOVE PHOTO: David Bach, a 2017 UW-Stout golf enterprise management graduate, is an assistant pro at Whistling Straits, host of the Ryder Cup. He stands on the first tee. Bach will oversee a team of on-course volunteers during the event. / Photo courtesy of David Bach

When the biennial Ryder Cup — one of the sporting world’s biggest spectacles — begins this week in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Stout and its golf management program will be well represented.

An alumnus who is an assistant pro at host course Whistling Straits and two students who are on co-ops will help support the international event on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, near Sheboygan.

Parker Griffin, a UW-Stout golf enterprise management major, is on a co-op with the PGA of America for the Ryder Cup golf matches at Whistling Straits. / Photo courtesy of Parker Griffin

A team of the best professional golfers from Europe will take on a United States team in match play competition Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26, with the winning team securing bragging rights and the coveted trophy for two years.

“It’s going to be amazing,” said Whistling Straits second Assistant Pro David Bach, a December 2017 UW-Stout graduate from the golf enterprise management program. “The entire golf world will have their eyes on us. We’re all set and ready to go.”

Also working at the Ryder Cup will be current golf management students Parker Griffin, of Amery, and Adam Lazaroff, of Minocqua. CLICK HERE “FORE!” THE FULL STORY

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