Boys All City
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Blackhawk Country Club / Map
Emcee: Doug Raftery
Guest Speaker: Todd Oehrlein
WELCOME FROM EVENT DIRECTOR MIKE MCKENNA
Welcome to our web site that will celebrate and help support the All City Boy's Golf Banquet. I am honored to serve as the Event Director. This year's banquet is on May 30, 2019 at Blackhawk Country Club.
Over the past 34 years, this banquet has provided a forum to celebrate the successes of all Madison Varsity High School boy's golf teams from West, East, Memorial, LaFollette, and Edgewood. Because of the generous contributions of our sponsors we are able to provide a great meal, program, and awards at no cost to all the varsity golfers, their coaches, H.S. administrators, along with the local PGA professionals. Over the years this banquet has been recognized as the best annual High School Sports Banquet in the Madison area.
Thank you for your support and congratulations to our 2019 All City Team and award recipients!
MIKE MCKENNA - EVENT DIRECTOR
GUEST SPEAKER - TODD OEHRLEIN - UW WOMEN'S HEAD GOLF COACH
In his 15 seasons as head coach, Todd Oehrlein has molded the Wisconsin women’s golf program into one of the most consistently successful teams in the Big Ten.
His Badger team has qualified for the NCAA regional tournament six times in the past eight years. Additionally, his teams account for the top 11single-season scoring averages in school history, including a school best 292 in 2017-2018.
Oehrlein draws from a previous coaching experience at UW-Eau Claire where he led the Blugolds to the 2001 NCAA Men’s Division III National Golf Championship.
Todd graduated in 1991 from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Biology. At Eau Claire, Todd was a four-year letter winner in basketball and in 1991 was named all-conference and NAIA all-district.
After earning his degree, Oehrlein continued his education at Palmer College of Chiropratice in Davenport, Iowa, graduating magna cum laude in 1995. He returned to UW-Eau Claire as an assistant men’s basketball coach, a position he held until coming to Madison. He helped guide the Blugold program to the national basketball tournament twice, including a NCAA Division III national runner up finish in 2000.
In October 2009, Oehrlein was recognized by his alma mater as an inductee to the Blugold Athletic Hall of Fame.
Todd and his wife Dina have one son, Nathan, and two daughters Taylor and Olivia.
BANQUET HISTORY FROM GREGG SHIMANSKI
In 1984, the Madison Boys High School Golf Coaches got together and decided to put together the City’s first high school golf awards banquet.
Roger Wiebe (West), Don Marx (Memorial), Lowell Bakken (La Follette), Ted Callis (East) and Gregg Shimanski (Edgewood) met and the first banquet was held on Thursday, May 30, 1985 at Maple Bluff Country Club.
The initial 1985 Boys All City High School Golf Team consisted of Karl Kliminski (La Follette), Mark McVey (Edgewood), Derrick Strand (La Follette), David Grams, Jr. (West), Dan Aehl (Edgewood) and Jerry Kelly (East) with Derrick Strand and David Grams, Jr. sharing Player of the Year honors. A complete listing of teams and honorees since 1985 can be seen on our History page.
In honor of those student athletes who had previously participated in high school golf at a high level of success at a time when the banquet did not exist, a “Legends of Madison High School Golf” was created. This category was put together with the help of each schools present and past coaches to highlight those players who would have been first team all-city honorees had the banquet existed.
Since that time and every year since, this event has been the most talked about high school awards banquet in the City of Madison.
Each year the banquet is an outstanding gathering place for student-athletes, their parents, school administrators, Madison’s PGA golf professionals and golf course representatives to get together and celebrate that years individual and team highlights.
Also, an award was added in 2005 that honors a senior individual for both combined high academic and athletic success and is called the “Distinguished Senior Award”.
The success of the event is a result of many people’s commitment to boys high school golf in the community including both individual and corporate sponsors, present and past coaches, parents, fans of high school golf, golf professionals, past players and many more.
WHY I SPONSOR - JOEL WEITZ, VITENSE GOLFLAND
High school golf is a great competitive sport to develop not only skills in playing the game but also to develop personal skills to help the players t be successful through life. The Boys All City Golf Banquet is the culmination of recognizing the great achievements of these high school athletes. We are proud of being part of this process in recognizing these outstanding achievements.
"Nevada Bob's Player of the Year Sponsor"
Distinguished Senior Award Sponsor
Joel & Sara Weitz
First Team Sponsors
"Friends of High School Golf"
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