The Milwaukee County Public Links Association was founded in 1934 with the purpose of promoting golf in Milwaukee County through inter-club competition. The Brown Deer, Currie, Grant, and Greenfield Golf Clubs formed the nucleus of the organization. The Whitnall, Dretzka and Oakwood Golf Clubs joined between 1953 and 1972. Continue reading...
Dec 04, 2020 -
From the WPGA: We were saddened to hear of the passing of our long-time, dear friend, Arnold Walker. Arnold passed away peacefully yesterday after a short stay in hospice. It seems to me that even though it is sad news, it is time to celebrate the 97 years that Arnold was with us. Arnold was a member of the Wisconsin State Golf Hall of Fame since 2011 and an Honorary Member of the Wisconsin PGA since 2014. In 1998, in honor of everything he did for the Milwaukee County Public Links Association, their championship was renamed the Arnold Walker Milwaukee County Championship. Arnold was also the long-time chair of the marshal committee for the Greater Milwaukee Open. He served on the board of the WSGA for over 20 years while serving as secretary for many of those years. Arnold also served on the executive committee for the Golf Foundation of Wisconsin. Arnold was a Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was married to his wonderful wife Betty for over 63 years until she passed away four years ago. Arnold basically started his post-navy career with Merrill Lynch in New York City, moved to Milwaukee and retired from Merrill Lynch. To say Arnold was a dedicated man would be a gross understatement. Beyond family, golf was Arnold's passion. He volunteered in the game for 60 years. He was not a good player, actually for most of his life, he was not even a decent player. I believe his quote was typically, "I have no game." A round in the 90's was a good day while a round in the 80's was the exception. But, it didn't matter. He loved what the game of golf stands for, he loved the people in the game and did what he could to give back. He gave back more than most. So many of us were fortunate to have spent time with Arnold when we worked at one of the Milwaukee County Parks. He was a hands-on volunteer and helped out at all of the MCPLA events that were hosted at the facilities. We were fortunate to learn rules and operations from such a gentleman. Arnold was a strong advocate of the WPGA and our members. He worked tirelessly behind the scenes encouraging the Milwaukee County Parks to hire PGA professionals to operate their championship courses and create programming to get more people into the game. Arnold was quoted in an article saying he was quite certain the county personnel viewed him as a pest for his constant advocating for the golfers in the community. I had to break the news to Arnold one day that pest was not the word they used to describe him. He laughed at that and said; "Good, I must be getting my point across." For close to 30 years Arnold served as a dedicated rules official for the WPGA and the WSGA. For those that knew him they knew that one of Arnold's biggest passions with tournament play was pace of play. If you didn't know Arnold and you played slowly, Arnold was quick to introduce himself. He had very strong ideals as to how to monitor and enforce pace of play. The WPGA enacted many of his concepts over the years and as a result, our pace of play for the most part, left Arnold with a smile on his face. Thank you, Arnold, for your friendship and your advocacy of so many things the WPGA believes in. We will miss you but we have cherished our countless hours together on the links and in the meeting room. God bless you for everything you have done for golf and the WPGA. At this time there is no obituary but it is expected there will be soon. At this time there is no service scheduled. -- Joe Stadler, PGA Executive Director Wisconsin PGA/WPGA Junior Foundation 11350 W. Theo Trecker Way West Allis, WI 53214 414-443-3570
Jul 21, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update..... Beginning with the 2020 Arnold Walker Milwaukee County Championship and moving forward, all registrants must agree that they have read the MCPLA Covid-19 Stipulations before they will be allowed to register. This is what we are asking you to do: - Each event will have a link to the PDF that covers the guidelines for Covid-19 and tournament play on the Event Page - Please read this PDF - After you have read the PDF, check the box indicating that you have read the agreement - Once you click the box, you will be allowed to register for the event Your registration email will acknowledge that you agree to the stipulations and the MCPLA will also receive an email indicating that you agree to those stipulations as well. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter!
Dec 27, 2020 -
2021 MCPLA Schedule 5/15 - 5-16 Spring Championship - Whitnall 7/18 2 man Best Ball - Oakwood 9/11-9/12 Arnold Walker - Brown Deer Second Team: 5/22 - Oakwood 6/19 - Grant 7/17 - Currie 8/8 - Greenfield 8/21 - Whitnall North vs South: 5/23 - Oakwood 6/12 - Dretzka 7/31 - Currie 9/25 - Greenfield WPLA 6/26-6/27 Ray Fischer 7/10-7/11 Spring senior Mid-am 9/11-9/12 WPLA Championship
May 29, 2020 -
North vs. South Schedule 2nd Event Sunday, June 14th @ Currie 3rd Event Sunday, August 9th @ Dretzka 4th Event Sunday, September 20th @ Greenfield
May 10, 2020 -
NORTH vs SOUTH Results from Whitnall 5/9/20 are posted! You can view them under Tournaments ---> First & Second Team Section ---> Tee Times / Results
Register and pay for EVENTS online! Payments are easy as you can pay from the convenience of your home or mobile phone! You will be emailed a receipt and a confirmation for your event registration.