Fremont, NE – Fremont Golf Club is set to host the 51st edition of the Nebraska Cup Matches on July 6th, 2023.

In 1972, the Nebraska Section PGA and Nebraska Golf Association came together to present the ‘Nebraska Cup Matches’ which annually pits the state’s best amateur golfers versus the state’s top professionals in both Four-Ball and Singles matches. In 2022, the two organizations competed at Omaha Country in the 50th anniversary of the event where the amateur body reclaimed the trophy for the first time since 2019.

The Amateurs got revenge, winning the 2022 matches, 39.5-32.5.

After the 50th result of the long-time match, the Nebraska Section PGA Professionals now lead the all-time series 28-22. Records have been saved and published from the series and you can view those HERE.

Fremont Golf Club boasts a rich history in hosting highly-competitive golf tournaments making it a great fit for this year’s Nebraska Cup Matches. In addition, this will be the sixth time Fremont Golf Club has hosted this event which is more than any other club in Nebraska. FGC has been a staple for the Nebraska Cup Matches and the tree-lined, tight golf course presents a great challenge for all players. As we look forward to the event, let’s take a look at the lineups for each side.

Nebraska PGA Professional Team

Non-Seniors: Shane Zywiec of Highlands GC – Steve Friesen of Firethorn GC – Justin Herron of Oak Hills CC – Nick Wanderscheid of Morningside University – Jay Cottam of Meadowlark Hills GC – Judd Cornell of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln – Ryan Vermeer of Happy Hollow Club – Brady Schnell of Firethorn GC

Seniors: Jon Petersen of Tiburon GC – Ted DiGiacomo of Happy Hollow Club – Tom Hearn of the PGA Tour – Jim White of The Fairways at Lincoln

Nebraska Golf Association Team

Non-Seniors: Luke Gutschewski – Johnny Spellerberg – Reed Malleck – Charlie Zielinski – Ryan Nietfeldt – Andy Sajevic – Danny Woodhead – David Easley

Seniors: Brian Csipkes – John Sajevic – Steve Buroker – Charlie Burt

Nebraska PGA and Nebraska Golf Association Teams Pose at the 50th Nebraska Cup Matches

Morning Four-Ball matches will tee of next Thursday, July 6th at Fremont Golf Club and be sure to follow both Nebraska PGA (@NebraskaPGA) and Nebraska Golf Association (@NebGolf) for live coverage from the event.

About The Nebraska Section PGA
The Nebraska Section of the PGA is one of 41 Sections that together comprise the PGA of America. The Nebraska Section PGA is a non-for-profit organization comprised of nearly 300 PGA Members and Associates who strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of the game of golf.  The Nebraska Section PGA encompasses the entire State of Nebraska, western fifth of Iowa and a small portion of South Dakota including Dakota Dunes and Yankton. The Section office is located in Lincoln, NE and acts as a resource for local and national golf information for the golf professional and amateur player alike.  Our members are often referred to as “Club Professionals”, not to be mistaken as PGA Tour Professionals. Each Nebraska Section PGA Professional serves as an expert in the ever-changing business of golf. They are the leading expert players and teachers, skilled business managers, community leaders, and superior merchandisers who have dedicated their careers to the local delivery of these services.

About the NGA
The Nebraska Golf Association, founded in 1966, is comprised of all members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized by the USGA and provided by the NGA. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values to all golfers in Nebraska. Among the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs and service as their handicapping and course rating authority, conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying & other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf organizations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and carries out core services including Handicap Administration and Oversight, Course Rating, Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status, Tournaments and USGA Championship Qualifiers and USGA Initiatives and Community Programs.