A native of St. Francis, Wisconsin, Gary D'Amato has covered Wisconsin sports for more than 35 years. Prior to the Journal Sentinel, he worked for the Freeport Journal-Standard in Illinois and Racine Journal Times before being hired by the Milwaukee Journal in 1990. He has served as golf writer since 1992 and has covered 26 Masters and more than 75 major championships. Gary is a three-time National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association sportswriter of the year in Wisconsin and has authored or co-authored seven books.
A native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Erika excelled as a junior player, finishing runner up for the Wisconsin PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year award and qualifying for the high school state tournament all fours year. After high school, Erika earned golf and academic scholarships to Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she was twice named Horizon League Player of the Week, and now possesses the second-lowest career scoring average. During school, Erika served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and worked as a PJ Boatright intern for the Wisconsin State Golf Association. Erika's passion for golf led to her first position as an Assistant Golf Professional at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, where her responsibilities included directing the junior golf program, tournament operations, and event planning. Erika currently serves as the Player Development Coordinator for the Wisconsin PGA Section. In that role, she administers PGA Growth of the Game initiatives such as PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt, and Get Golf Ready.