It's time to begin setting your 2018 golf schedule

It's a new year with a new calendar, especially one for golf.
There's no better way to cross off the days on the winter calendar than to set your 2018 golf schedule. And the highlight begins with the 28th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships.
This year's schedule is:
SATURDAY, JULY 28: La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, WI.
SATURDAY, JULY 28: La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4: La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI.
SUNDAY, AUG. 5: La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, WI.
For more information about the County Amateur or sponsorships, contact tournament director Bob Lamb at 608-781-4408, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or associate directors Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at 608-783-0979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
And if you have a tournament or event for our 2018 golf calendar, submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Happy New Year!

Rates falling at Forest Hills Golf Course

Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse has lowered its rates for the fall... and for all seven days of the week.
Rates are $12 for nine holes walking or $21.50 with a cart.
The rate for 18 holes walking is $17. Take a cart and it's $33.
Sales tax is not included.
For tee times, call 608-779-4653.

Viola golfers tie for 6th in WSGA Net Partners Championship

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI - A pair of Viola, WI, golfers finished in a three-way tie for sixth place in the annual Wisconsin State Golf Association Net Partners Championship at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, WI, recently.
Francesco Accomando and Dennis Vinger of Viola shot 98-109-207--117. Seymour's Andy Peters and Roy Burke tied with George Pritchett and Aaron King of Oregon, WI, for first place. Peters-Burke managed 106-96-202--122, while Pritchett-King posted 107-95-202-122.
Meanwhile, Kevin Schumacher of Holmen and his partner, Emery Healy of Galesville, shared 12th place with 101-110-211--113. Kevin and Krista Drewiske of Onalaska tied for 35th place with 112-112-224-100, while Ronald Puestow of Onalaska and Mike Bistodeau of Holmen tied for 37th place with 114-111-225-99.

2 local teams lead USGA Qualifier

WALES, WI - Two teams with local ties set the pace in the USGA Amateur (four-ball) Qualifier at The Legend at Brandybrook in Wales, WI, on Wednesday.
Ben Skogen of Onalaska and former member of the University of Wisconsin men's golf team, and his partner, Pete Kuhl of Morton, IL, led the qualifier with a 5-under par 66.
Joe Weber of Onalaska and Josh Dirks of La Crosse also qualified with a 4-under 67. Two other teams also shot 4-under par, but lost in a playoff to Weber and Dirks.
Forty-one teams registered for the 18-hole event.

WSGA 2-Man Team Championship Results

Dates: Sept. 17-18
At La Crosse Country Club(Onalaska, WI)
La Crosse Country Club (Par: 72 Distance: 6774)  
Results for contest Overall Leaderboard (Champ):
 1   Sam Weber            Hartland, WI          33-32--65 -7  
     Joe DuChateau        Fond Du Lac, WI      
 2   Mark Klapperich      Fond du Lac, WI       32-34--66 -6  
     Jeff Berenz          Fond du Lac, WI      
 T3  Michael Bielawski    Milwaukee, WI         35-33--68 -4  
     Nick Nelson          Milwaukee, WI        
 T3  Ryan Quinn           Normal, IL            34-34--68 -4  
     Ben Anderson         Edgerton,WI          
 T5  Chris Kostrewa       Wales, WI             35-34--69 -3  
     Ethan Schmitz        Sparta, WI           
 T5  Jim Walkley          Onalaska, WI          38-31--69 -3  
     Scott Erickson       Sparta, WI           
 T5  Nick Cocalis         Madison, WI           34-35--69 -3  
     Chris Johnson        St. Louis Park, MN   
 T5  Gabe Dahl            Green Bay, WI         35-34--69 -3  
     Kari Hannula Jr      De Pere, WI          
 T9  John Haines          Mequon, WI            36-34--70 -2  
     Tom Halla            Colgate, WI          
 T9  Daniel Benedum       Menomonee Falls, WI   37-33--70 -2  
     Blake Seider         Hubertus, WI         
 T11 Todd Westrich        De Pere               35-36--71 -1  
     Robert Pyle          Green Bay, WI        
 T11 Brad Finger          Waukesha, WI          35-36--71 -1  
     Brian Klein          Brookfield, WI       
 T11 Joe Weber            Onalaska, WI          36-35--71 -1  
     Josh Dirks           La Crosse, WI        
 T11 Rob Pero             Cambridge             35-36--71 -1  
     Aaron Sale           Marshall, WI         
 T11 Jason Schroeder      Oregon, WI            36-35--71 -1  
     Ben Skogen           Onalaska, WI         
 T16 Derek Pirkl          Madison, WI           34-38--72 E   
     Geoff Pirkl          Oconomowoc, WI       
 T16 Michael Borgen       LaCrosse, WI          36-36--72 E   
     Tony Roberts         West Salem, WI       
 T16 Michael Drugan       Holmen, WI            36-36--72 E   
     John Freismuth       Onalaska, WI         
 T19 Daniel Ozga          Edgerton, WI          38-35--73 +1  
     Andrew Morrison      Edgerton, WI         
 T19 Tim Ahern            Fond du Lac, WI       34-39--73 +1  
     Don Horn             Fond Du Lac, WI      
 T19 Matthew Mattioli     Milwaukee, WI         37-36--73 +1  
     Jason Kauflin        Wauwatosa, WI        
 T19 Ross Mickelson       Rice Lake, WI         37-36--73 +1  
     Chris Brakebush      Westfield, WI        
 T19 John Stravinski      De Forest, WI         36-37--73 +1  
     Eric Goldapske       Sun Prairie, WI      
 T19 Paul Williamson      Holmen, WI            37-36--73 +1  
     Tom McClintock       Onalaska, WI         
 T25 P.J. Clemins         Cedarburg, WI         35-39--74 +2  
     Paul Clemins         Cedarburg, WI        
 T25 Tyler Prickette      Fitchburg, WI         37-37--74 +2  
     Ryan Prickette       Neenah, WI           
 T27 David Nitardy        Fort Atkinson, WI     37-38--75 +3  
     Brent Nottestad      Cambridge, WI        
 T27 Matt Behm            Janesville, WI        37-38--75 +3  
     Jason Jochem         McFarland, WI        
 T27 Brad Houghton        Rice Lake, WI.        36-39--75 +3  
     Craig Zadra          Rice Lake, WI        
 T30 Nicholas Zellmer     Milwaukee, WI         37-39--76 +4  
     Michael Bastian      Milwaukee, WI        
 T30 Ed Witkowski         Franklin, WI          37-39--76 +4  
     Andrew Sharafinski   Greendale, WI        
 T32 Aaron Westra         Waupun, WI            37-40--77 +5  
     Joe Westra           Shawano, WI          
 T32 Matt Roadhouse       Germantown, WI        40-37--77 +5  
     Nick Tanin           Madison, WI          
 T32 Montana Stewart      Onalaska, WI          37-40--77 +5  
     Andy Tomashek        Onalaska, WI         
 T32 Greg Schultheis      Allenton, WI          37-40--77 +5  
     Paul Schleicher      -                    
 36  Daniel Mueller       Kenosha, WI           41-37--78 +6  
     Lukas Mueller        Pleasant Prairie, WI 
 T37 Ryan Duffey          Brookfield, WI        42-38--80 +8  
     Christopher Weinfurt Milwaukee, WI        
 T37 Mark Bartmann        Chicago, IL           38-42--80 +8  
     Kevin Jayne          Denver, CO           
 T37 Bruce Crotteau       Rice Lake, WI         38-42--80 +8  
     Dean Patrick         Minong, WI           
 40  Billy Pearse         Minnetonka, MN        43-39--82 +10 
     Samuel Kube          Holmen, WI           
 41  Jake Weber           Bryant, WI            41-43--84 +12 
     Pete Schommer        Milwaukee, WI        


 WD Jeff Knatz           Waunakee, WI                        
     Ron Hayes            De Pere, WI          

Results for contest Overall Leaderboard (Senior):
 1   Scott Semingson Osseo, WI              35-36--71 -1 
     Greg Johnson    Black River Falls, WI 
 T2  Steve Noble     Greendale, WI          34-38--72 E  
     Jim Humbert     Waukesha, WI          
 T2  Stephen Rollins Mosinee, WI            37-35--72 E  
     Steve Slezak    Stevens Point, WI     
 T2  Mark Lemons     Upton, MA              35-37--72 E  
     Timothy Lemons  Appleton, WI          
 T5  Dean Babbitt    Colfax, WI             36-37--73 +1 
     James Green     Hudson, WI            
 T5  Jeff Simonson   Stoughton, WI          34-39--73 +1 
     John Boles      Madison               
 T7  Eric Hjortness  Menasha                39-35--74 +2 
     Dave Ullenberg  Menomonee Falls, WI   
 T7  Steve Etrheim   Plover, WI             38-36--74 +2 
     Tom Wilson      LaCrescent, MN        
 T9  Bill Crinzi     New Berlin, WI         39-36--75 +3 
     Marc Lurie      Milwaukee, WI         
 T9  Jeff Olson      Mequon                 39-36--75 +3 
     Paul Schwarz    Appleton              
 T11 Bill Tensfeldt  Madison, WI            37-39--76 +4 
     Paul Holzem     Madison, WI           
 T11 Ed Dzirbik Jr.  Brookfield, WI         40-36--76 +4 
     John Kestly     Pewaukee, WI          
 T11 Rick Stewart    Onalaska, WI           39-37--76 +4 
     Steve Franke    La Crosse, WI         
 14  Jim Ignatowski  Franklin, WI           38-39--77 +5 
     Brent Wong      Franklin, WI          
 15  Randy Warobick  North Lake, WI         40-39--79 +7 
     Tom Zastrow     Greendale, WI         


 WD Mike Weiss      River Hills, WI                     
     Jeff Wagner     Bayside, WI