John Deere Announces Winner

Matt Whalen, superintendent of Cheyenne Country Club in Cheyenne, Wyo., is the winner of John Deere Golf's Think Ahead Sweepstakes.

He will be traveling to the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. During the week-long trip, Whalen will have the opportunity to meet the head greenskeeper and staff at Royal St. George’s, and mingle with some of the most respected greenskeepers in Great Britain.

In addition, Whalen will play Bearwood Lakes, one of the top 100 golf courses in Great Britain, and receive a tour of the facility.

“We’re thrilled to host Matt Whalen at this historical championship,” said Gregg Breningmeyer, global director of sales and marketing for John Deere Golf. "This is a great opportunity to experience the excellence of our global industry, and is our way of showing appreciation for the hard work superintendents do every day.”

The sweepstakes was open from Jan. 13 through May 31. By watching a video on the John Deere Golf website or taking a brief tour of the John Deere booth at the Golf Industry Show, golf course industry professionals could enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of five iPad and the opportunity to attend the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.

Stay tuned to the John Deere Facebook page and Twitter feed to follow Whalen’s adventure at the Open Championship.