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Updated: December 5thFront 9Back 9CartsNotes
Brown DeerNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON
DretzkaNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON
OakwoodNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON
WhitnallNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON
CurrieYNNHOLIDAY SALE MERCH AND GIFT CARDS! CURRIE CLUBHOUSE
M-F 10A-6P
SAT/SUN 8A-3P
GrantYYN
GreenfieldNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON
LincolnNn/aN
HansenNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON
LakeNNn/aPREPAY STATION
ZablockiNn/an/aPREPAY STATION
DoyneNn/an/aPREPAY STATION
MadisonNn/an/aPREPAY STATION
NoyesNn/an/aPREPAY STATION
WarnimontNNNCLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Driving Ranges

 Status
Brown DeerCLOSED FOR SEASON
DretzkaCLOSED FOR SEASON
OakwoodCLOSED FOR SEASON
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Featured Golf Professional: Ben Popies

Centrally located in West Allis, Greenfield Park Golf Course was built in 1923, and renovated in 2015. This tree-lined regulation course is managed by Head Golf Professional Ben Popies. Join us for a quick tour and read on to learn more about Ben’s path to Milwaukee County Golf, and what he loves most about these courses.

Golf History

Despite the fact that neither of Ben’s parents were golfers, he picked up his first club at the age of 12, upon his Grandfather’s urging. Some of his fondest memories as a teenager were on the golf course with his Grandpa and his buddies; it was where he became “one of the guys.” Ben didn’t join the team at the Milwaukee County Golf Courses until his late 20’s. Like many of the Pros across the county, Ben started at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, and grew into his role of managing a course as Head Golf Professional.

Best Shot Ever

“Golfers live vicariously through single shots. It’s amazing how we can retain and retell stories of single shots. It’s the hook that keeps us coming back. You can play a horrible round, and have one brilliant shot, and that’s what you remember from that round. Holes are like snapshots. On the 16th hole at Greenfield, I made a 2 on a short, drive-able, par 4. It was probably one of the purest balls I’ve ever hit off of a tee. As soon as I hit it, I knew it was good. It landed soft, and I tapped it in for an Eagle in 2.”

A Day In The Life

Ben describes being a Golf Professional as being part of the entertainment and leisure industry. He sees his job as part managing the business of the course and clubhouse, and part customer service: making sure that everyone who plays his course has a great experience and takes away something good from their day. Another facet of his role is teaching golf lessons. Ben says, “I love beginners. It’s always exciting to see someone getting into the sport for the first time, and seeing their growth and transition. They get the fastest feedback, and go from being pretty rough to being able to play the game at a fun level really quickly.”

Favorites

Course: Brown Deer; it’s close to his heart because it’s where he started

Golf Equipment: His hand tools: divot tool, ball marker, club brush; “a clean club is a happy club!”

Hole: #9 at Greenfield – it’s an iconic shot because it stares right up the hill at our clubhouse

Golf Event: US Open, because of what it signifies – anyone can play in it if they qualify, it transcends barriers in golf

Golf Movie: Tin Cup

Walk vs. Cart: Walk

Golf MKE

It doesn’t matter to Ben whether you’ve been playing for decades, or never picked up a club – the Milwaukee County Golf Courses have something for you! From golf lessons and Par 3’s to PGA tournament level courses, there’s something for every skill level and every player, all within about 20 minutes of each other!

 

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