Feb 15, 201203:49 PMRick Pledl

Gentlemen, start your golf carts

Just so we’re clear, the above headline is not sexist.

Today is Feb. 15, the first day amateur players may sign-up for Wisconsin State Golf Association tournaments and championships. Most of those competitions are open only to men.

The full 2012 WSGA tournament schedule can be accessed at www.wsga.org, or click here.

The state’s women amateurs primarily play Wisconsin Women’s State Golf Association tournaments, although the Wisconsin Women’s Amateur Public Links Association also organizes several annual events.

Those groups jointly organize Wisconsin’s annual stroke play championship for women, which will be played this season at the House on the Rock Resort in Spring Green, July 30-31.

WWSGA tournament are primarily for women, although the association offers events such as the annual Mother-Son and Father-Daughter championships as well.

The full WWSGA schedule can be accessed at www.wwsga.net, or here. The WWSGA will begin accepting tournament entries at 12:01 a.m. on March 1.

Both websites offer complete information – rules, policies, deadlines, handicap requirements, etc. – for anyone interested in playing 2012 amateur events in Wisconsin.

Many players find that WSGA Net Partners tournaments are a great way to begin playing competitive golf. Open to men and women, Net Partners tournaments are team events in which players’ handicaps are used to calculate scores. The WSGA will offer 10 Net Partners tournaments around Wisconsin this season through which players can earn berths in the season-ending WSGA Net Partners Championship, Sept. 14 at Thornberry Creek at Oneida in Oneida.

It has been said that casual golf and tournament golf are two completely different endeavors. Here’s your chance to find out.

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Editor Rick Pledl joined Killarney Golf Media in 1995. A longtime member of the Golf Writer’s Association of America, Pledl is also an award-winning outdoor writer. He previously worked as a freelance journalist and as a reporter at various daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin. Email him at rpledl@wisgolfer.com.

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