History of our Program
In the winter of 2015, golf PGA professional at Muskego Lakes Country Club, Mark Krause, had a conversation with Special Education Teacher/former college golfer, Amanda Bliske, about what the junior golf program would look like that upcoming summer. Amanda asked Mark if children with special needs had ever been a part of the program at Muskego Lakes, or showed an interest. With this conversation, the program took off!
About the teacher, the nurturer, the lady in charge! Amanda is a Special Education teacher for Kenosha Unified School District. She graduated from Edgewood College in 2013 with a BS in Early Childhood: Regular and Special Education with a minor in Psychology. In Amanda’s time spent at Edgewood College, she played all four years on the Women’s Varsity golf team. Amanda grew up learning and playing the game of golf at Muskego Lakes Country Club with Mark Krause and other MLCC golf instructors. She played recreationally and competitively since she was 7. She spent her high school years at Pius XI High School where she played all four years on their Varsity team.
In recent years, she now has a background in working with children and adults with a variety of different disabilities. These disabilities include, but not limited to: Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Social/Emotional/Behavioral disabilities, along with other Learning disabilities and a variety of different health-related disabilities.