NEKOOSA, Wis. – There’s still plenty of time to register for the 2022 version of “Play at the Lake,” which will tee off 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at central Wisconsin’s Lake Arrowhead golf course. Here are reasons to lace up your golf cleats:
- You can help ‘treps find the “green.” All net proceeds will go toward assisting qualified entrepreneurs who register for the Nov. 9-10 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison. We want to help a select number of entrepreneurs attend so more people can take advantage of the networking, advice and exposure.
- A great drive may come with wheels! A certified hole-in-one on a designated Par 3 hole on the Pines Course will win $15,000 toward a Ford vehicle from Kayser Ford in Madison.
- Other Par 3 aces score big, too. If you get a witnessed hole-in-one on another Par 3 hole at the Pines, prizes will include a four-night adventure cruise, a set of new TourEdge EXS drivers or a Yeti cooler … also provided by Kayser Ford.
- Teamwork counts. The lowest-scoring foursome will win a round of golf for four, with carts, at Madison’s Blackhawk Country Club, to be used by Oct. 31 at the 101-year-old course.
- Need help with a big drive? We’ve got it. Brandon Cloete, a former Marquette University and state amateur “Player of the Year,” will be available to hit a drive for each team off the 490-yard 9th tee. (You don’t have to use Brandon’s drive, but we would be surprised if you didn’t.)
- Have we mentioned teamwork counts? The tournament will be a scramble format. While there are no official U.S. Golf Association rules governing scrambles, most feature team members teeing off, choosing the team’s best ball for their next shot and continuing until completion of the hole. No good shots on your team? Mulligans will be available for $5 each or three for $10.
- No one will go hungry. Fresh grilled burgers and brats will be at the turn. After 18 holes, a reception and traditional Wisconsin dinner buffet will be held in the Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse, which overlooks the course.
- Not a golfer? No worries. Join us for the buffet and cash-bar social hour following the tournament and take advantage of the swimming pool next to the clubhouse and area activities before joining the group for the evening festivities. The dinner-only price is $35.
- Professional golf tips available for early birds. In addition to bag services and carts, your fee will include at 10 a.m. clinic led by Lake Arrowhead’s club pros.
- This round of golf won’t break your budget. Tech Council members can golf for $125. Non-members can golf for $150 or join the Tech Council at our individual membership rate for the year, which qualifies you for the member rate for the golf tournament right away. Foursomes are also available at $450 and $500, respectively.
Registration for the “scramble-style” tournament is open by clicking here. The long-range forecast calls for fair weather; the shotgun start is 11 a.m.
Sponsors of the golf outing thus far include: AT&T, Findorff, First Business Bank, Insperity, Michael Best, Quarles & Brady, Rome Realty, The Davidson Knaack Group at Robert W. Baird and WisBusiness.
Please sign up soon to guarantee a spot in a foursome or call Julie Johnson at 608-442-7557 ext. 1
Lake Arrowhead is in the Adams County Town of Rome, just 15 minutes south of Wisconsin Rapids off Highway 13. From Madison or La Crosse, it’s a drive of about 1 hour, 40 minutes. From Downtown Milwaukee, 2 hours, 25 minutes. From Green Bay or Eau Claire, 2 hours.