By: Michelle Hantak, Commuications Intern
The Legend Clubs
The McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends has been played at one of The Legend Clubs since its inception in 2005. The Legend Clubs is made up of four golf courses, three of which are located in the Milwaukee area. The Legend at Brandybrook has hosted the tournament for six years. Members of The Legend Clubs have access to 54 holes of golf, three pools and five dining areas. From housing interns to manning timing stations, members of The Legend Clubs dedicate so much time and energy to making the tournament successful every year.
Rubber Duck Race
The tournament social activity was hosted at The Legend at Merrill Hills. Owner Jack Gaudion purchased the country club in June 2013 and constructed a 150-yard waterfall sloping off the back porch and running just by the No. 1 tee. The Legend at Merrill Hills frequently hosts Rubber Duck Races down the waterfall at member gatherings and invited juniors to participate in Rubber Duck Races during the social activity. Juniors picked a numbered duck and watched as the ducks raced down the waterfall into a pond. The event was a hit with the golfers and the staff who got to participate in their own race after the social activity’s conclusion.
Jack Gaudion, owner of The Legend Clubs, has worked with the AJGA since the organization’s foundation in 1978 when he hosted the Future Legends of Golf at Onion Creek in Austin, Texas. When asked about the source of his passion for junior golf, Gaudion responded, “How can you not be?” That mentality truly sums up Gaudion’s dedication to junior golf. He truly believes that giving kids the opportunity to compete on the golf course has the power to change their lives. In the 36 years Gaudion has worked with the AJGA, he has never been disappointed in the organization and looks forward to many more years of partnering with the AJGA.
The McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends is an event the staff looks forward to every year. At this year’s event, the staff spent the Fourth of July watching fireworks on Pewaukee Lake, saw country band Thompson Square at Summerfest, an annual music festival in downtown Milwaukee, attended a make-your-own pizza party at a host family’s house and spent an evening at Miller Park watching the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Philadelphia Phillies.