Onalaska's Stewart in State Match Play Championship

COTTAGE GROVE, WI - Montana Stewart, from Onalaska, is headed to the Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship.
Stewart, a member at the La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska, shot a 7-over par 78 at the Match Play Qualifier at The Oaks Golf Club in Cottage Grove, WI, on Thursday.
Stewart was one of 27 qualifiers from the 18-hole event.


Forest Hills Golf Course extends spring special

Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse is extending its spring special through May 31.
Prices are:
* $40 for 18 holes with cart or $35 for Player's Club members.
* $26 for 9 holes with cart or $20 for Players Club members.Course officials also remind golfers that Monday's are senior days at the 18-hole course below Grandad Bluff. Golfers over the age of 62 get discounted rounds on Monday before 1 p.m. Seniors special prices are $30 for 18 holes with cart and $20 for nine holes with cart.
Contact 608-779-4653 or foresthillsgolf.org for tee times.

TRGA Cedar Valley Open on tap Sunday

WINONA, MN - The 2019 Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Tour crosses state lines into Minnesota for Sunday's second regular-season stop at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona.
A total field of 53 players will tee it up beginning at 8 a.m.
Troy Dobbe of Viroqua, WI, seeks his third straight Cedar Valley Open Men's Championship Flight victory.  
For the first time in TRGA Cedar Valley Open history, Sunday's 18-hole tourney features the Green Monster nine-hole layout combined with the Treasure Island nine. The Green Monster is a very scenic, but extremely long and strategic layout. Trout Run's nine-hole layout has been used in the past.   

TRGA VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Cedar Valley Open

At Cedar Valley Golf Course
In Winona, MN

Sunday, May 19, pairings

Men's Third Flight
8 a.m. - Crogan, Steve, Onalaska, WI; Gilbertson, Jim, Durand, WI; Schroeder, Jeff, Holmen, WI; Kleifgen, Nick, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
8:11 a.m. - Roers, Bob, Onalaska; Miller, Jeff, La Crosse; Olson, Josh, La Crosse; Rice, Patrick, Fountain City, WI.
8:22 a.m. - Davis, Marvin, La Crosse; Hackworth, Scott, Onalaska; Hunter, Joe, La Crosse; Elskamp, Jason, La Crosse.

Men's Gold Flight
8:33 a.m. - Krueger, Jeff, La Crescent, MN; Fairey, Dave, La Crescent; Loken, Van, Onalaska.
8:44 a.m. - Fortin, Mike, Holmen; Cram, Roger, Brownsville, MN; Knudson, Ted, La Crosse.
8:55 a.m. -  Wall, Richard, Onalaska; Gora, Marty, Onalaska; Loken, Shadow, Onalaska; DeYoe, Michael, La Crosse.

Women's Flighted
9:06 a.m. - Ziegelbauer, Terry, La Crosse; Drewiske, Krista, Onalaska.

Men's Second Flight
9:17 a.m. - Shimshak, Jeremiah, Holmen; Werner, Mark, West Salem; Ewing, Michael, Holmen.
9:28 a.m. - Jacques, Joe, Sparta, WI; Blank, Randy, Onalaska; Seidel, Keith, Holmen; Breeden, Dan, La Crescent.
9:39 a.m. - Schoen, Robert, Holmen; Friedl, Tony, La Crosse; Sinclair, Dale, Onalaska; Bork, Damian, Holmen.

Men's First Flight
9:50 a.m. - Olson, Randy, Onalaska; Pigorsch, Jeff, La Crosse; Guggenbuehl, Bob, Trempealeau, WI; Shrake, Tyler, Onalaska.
10:01 a.m. - Korger, Ben, La Crosse; Arneson, Joey, Holmen; Marchant, Kevin, Viola, WI; Hoehn, Matt, Onalaska.
10:12 a.m. - Grenier, Paul, Viroqua; Marish, Cristen, Winona, MN; Drewiske, Kevin, Onalaska; Stewart, Rick, Onalaska.

Men's Championship Flight
10:23 a.m. - Percy, Aaron, La Crosse; Newburg, Jeff, La Crescent; Schwartz, Jack, La Crosse.
10:34 a.m. - Percy, John, La Crosse; Dobbe, Troy, Viroqua; Iverson, Derek, La Crosse.

Total Field: 53


Rain postpones Cedar Valley Open

WINONA, MN - Sunday's annual Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Cedar Valley Open at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona, MN, was postponed due to heavy overnight rainfall on Saturday.   
The 18-hole event will be re-scheduled, although a new date has not been determined.
A total field of 53 players were scheduled to tee it up beginning at 8 a.m.

Aune making changes at Trempealeau Mountain

TREMPEALEAU, WI - Ellari Aune is discovering just how crazy La Crosse area people are for their golf.
Aune, formerly from Duluth, MN, is the new general manager at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club in Trempealeau, WI.
Aune has six years experience in golf management, including two years at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior, WI. She also managed three courses in the Duluth area last year.
"There are not enough hours in the day right now with all of the new things we are adding," Aune said.
Here is a sampling of what Aune is offering this year:
* A new Monday Night, two-person best-ball league began Monday and runs through Aug. 26. There are flexible tee times from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Players sign up as a two-person team with substitutes allowed. Teams may consist of men, women and co-ed players. It is a nine-hole league with weekly proximity games. There is no league fee and players do not need a handicap.
* A Tuesday night Couples League begins May 21. The ever popular Thursday League returns, and a Wednesday Night League just began. Other leagues are planned as well.
* The course is open at 7 a.m., each day from May 16-Sept. 15.
* New patio furniture has been added and some yard games including a horseshoe pit, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and dartboard.
* Aune said the grill is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week.
"We have been blessed with an amazing chef, Aune said. "Andre has such passion for cooking. His food tastes wonderful and looks beautiful, too.
"Our menu is going great with tons of positive feedback on the tacos. We are now offering Bloody Mary flights. They are four sample sizes of Bloody Mary's each with a different alcohol," she added. "Whiskey, Kracken Spiced Rum, Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice Gin and Praire Cucumber Vodka."
* Aune urges golfers to check out all the new pricing, too. For example, Junior memberships for players 17 and under are $75, while young adult unlimited memberships for ages 18-25 are $99. Unlimited season cart passes (1 seat) are $495.
* Aune said a Tuesday evening junior program is scheduled to play on the opposite nine of the couples league. Junior golf starts in June. Jay Farmer will be instructing the junior league. They will play seven holes of golf weekly and rotate through a quick lesson at the range, or chipping and putting greens each week.
* Chris Zastrow remains the course superintendent, according to Aune.
For more information, call the clubhouse at 608-534-7417, or log onto www.golfthemountain.com.