Beginning June 9, 2019, Journeyman Distillery will offer free one-hour, Sunday morning chipping and putting lessons for children ages 7–15 on their 18 hole, Welter’s Folly course.
PGA Professional Mike Laughner, will lead the classes for pint-sized putters. The Head Professional at 4 different golf facilities over a 50 year career, Laughner welcomes the opportunity to give back. “I have always been excited to pass along my love for the game of golf, through my instruction of the golf swing and the life skills that the game has taught me,” he says.
While Journeyman’s handcrafted organic spirits have been collecting accolades and earning a loyal following among Whiskey enthusiasts across the country, locally they’ve built a reputation with a much different demographic—families.
“Family-friendly distillery” might sound like an oxymoron, but for proprietors Bill and Johanna Welter it’s a natural fit. “Journeyman is more than a business to us. It’s a labor of love” explains Bill. “We want to build something that will be here for future generations.”
The Scottish-inspired, 30,000 square foot, putting green is just one example of Welter’s willingness to invest in the future. Conceived after a hike through the Sand Hills of Wisconsin with designer Craig Haltom, the course features distinctive (and challenging) mounding. “Welter’s Folly reminds me of the Himalayas putting green at St Andrews, Scotland,” notes Laughner. “Learning to putt the Folly well, will make any golfer a better player!”
Sunday morning golf classes will be offered at no cost for children ages 7–15, June 9th through August 11th at 11:30am (ET). Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. No purchase necessary. Welter’s Folly is open to the public daily. Visit journeymandistillery.com/golf for details.