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Spring just around corner at Forest Hills

Snow is melting. Birds are singing. And yes, golf season is coming soon!
"We have not yet set an opening date for the golf course or practice greens, but we are projecting a late March or early April opening depending on weather and drying of the course, said Keith Stoll, Forest Hills PGA professional and general manager.
The Forest Hills pro shop will be open on a daily basis beginning Monday, March 27.
Forest Hills Golf Course, located beneath Grandad Bluff, will also be updating its website and facebook page as new information becomes available. For more info click onto: www.foresthillsgolf.org, or call 608-779-4653.

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2017 another big year for golf in Coulee Region, Wisconsin

2017 another big year for golf in Coulee Region, Wisconsin

It promises to be another exciting year for golf in Wisconsin, particularly the Greater La Crosse.
The Coulee Region boasts some of the state's best courses and best tournaments.
It all begins with back-to-back Three Rivers Golf Association tournaments in late April. The TRGA Valley High Open at Valley High Golf Club in Houston, MN, is set for  April 29, with the TRGA Fox Hollow Open at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Barre Mills, WI, one day later.
The grandaddy of all Greater La Crosse Area tournaments is scheduled in late July and early August.
The La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip is scheduled July, 29, at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse. On the same day, the La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship is at The Golf Club at Cedar…

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Forest Hills Golf Course closing on Friday

Forest Hills Golf Course closing on Friday

No one can question that this has been the best fall weather in recent memory and it continues again this week. However, the weather is expected to change in a big way this weekend. Saturday also marks the beginning of the annual gun-deer hunt in Wisconsin.  So there may be just a few days remaining to get in one last round.
Several golf courses, including Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, are closing for the season. Forest Hills' last day of operation for the 2016 season is Friday, and as expected, the staff is offering three final promotions for the season.
* Bring a donation of food for the local Salvation Army Food Drive and receive 18 holes with cart for $28.
* Purchase your 2017 season pass by Friday and receive a $50 pro shop gift card.
* All Foot-Joy shoes in inventory are at…

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Englebert hits first ace in 57 years

Forest Hills golf shop manager Josh Larsen, left, and Chuck EnglebertFinally!
Chuck Englebert recorded the first hole-in-one of his life and it couldn't have come at a better time - in 2016, at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
Englebert, who has been playing golf for 57 years, notched his ace with an 8-iron on the 117-yard, seventh hole. The best news yet is the La Crosse resident and Forest Hills member earned a trip to Mexico.
Englebert's trip is part of KemperSports "Uno" promotion, which awards an eight-day, seven-night vacation to all golfers recording holes-in-one at Forest Hills this year. A total of nine golfers have now posted aces at the course in 2016.
KemperSports manages the public course for the City of La Crosse.

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Forest Hills Golf Course honoring all who served

This day each year we stop to reflect on the American heroes who have fought for our freedom.
The Forest Hills Golf Course staff is proud to support our veterans and wants to invite all active and former military members to the course this Veterans Day to recognize how fortunate we are to live in this country.
"Come visit us on Friday, Nov. 11, and enjoy free greens fees for 9 or 18 holes," said Keith Stoll, Forest Hills PGA professional and general manager.
For tee times, call 608-779-4653.

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Help out Salvation Army, play golf at Forest Hills

The summer heat is slowly but surely being replaced with cool fall breezes. The leaves are changing colors, and the course has never looked better. Bring your family and friends out for some fall golf, and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Now through the end of the golf season bring a can of food to help the Salvation Army and play 18 holes with a cart for only $28 at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
For tee times, call 608-779-4653.

Miyamoto hits ace, earns trip to Mexico

Miyamoto hits ace, earns trip to Mexico

Forest Hills General Manager Keith Stoll, left, and Bud MiyamotoBud Miyamoto is the latest golfer to earn a trip to Mexico, thanks To Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
Miyamoto, a regular at Forest Hills for many years, stepped up to the 113-yard, 10th tee with a 7-iron earlier this week.
"I was on the senior tee on No. 10, hitting to the elevated green, Miyamoto said. I teed off, not hitting the ball entirely flush. The ball was straight on line, bounced once and disappeared over the green ridge. I didn't see it go in."
When Miyamoto and his playing partner, Terry, got up to the green, they could only see Terry's ball on the green.
"All of a sudden I got the chills and walked over to the cup," said Miyamoto.  "There was 'Mr. Wilson Duo Spin' looking up at me! My knees buckled a…

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Viroqua golfers win net Partners Championship

MADISON, WI - Francesco Accomando and Dennis Vinger, members at Viroqua Hills Golf Club in Viroqua, WI, won the Wisconsin State Golf Association Net Partners Championship at Nakoma Golf Club in Madison, WI, recently.
The Viroqua duo posted 93-101-194--127 to earn the victory.
Kevin Schumacher and Bob Geary, playing out of Drugan;s Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, WI, finished 27th with 103-119-222--99.

Heavy rain closes Forest Hills Golf Course

Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse is closed today due to heavy rain.
"We hope to open for walking tomorrow if Mother Nature gives us a break," said Keith Stoll, general manager and PGA professional.
"It's a good thing we weren't trying to build new holes this year," Stoll added.
For more information, call 608-779-4653.

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Bob's Sunday golf column: Weber tops 16 area players in Mid-Am

Bob's Sunday golf column: Weber tops 16 area players in Mid-Am

Joe WeberONALASKA, WI - Joe Weber of Onalaska finished in a two-way tie for the runner-up spot in the Wisconsin State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship at The La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska recently.
Weber, a La Crosse Country Club member who won captured the 2016 La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse earlier this summer, finished the 36-hole Mid-Am with rounds of 71-72-143. Nick Cocalis of Hawks Golf Landing in Verona, WI, won the tournament with a 2-under par 142. Robert Gregorski of North Shore Golf Club in Menasha, WI, matched Weber's 143.
Three other La Crosse Country Club members tied for fourth place. Josh Dirks, Jim Walkley and Jason Pendleton all finished with 146.
La Crosse Country Club members Tony Roberts and Andy…

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