Entries open today for the 28th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse.
Kwik Trip continues its longstanding title sponsorship of the Seniors County Amateur. Several other businesses also continue their longtime sponsorships of the tournaments, which also includes the Women’s County Amateur.
"Last year's purse was the highest in County Amateur Golf Championship tournament history," said Bob Lamb, tournament director since 1991. "Our Board is planning for another record payout this year, thanks to Pepsi, Kwik Trip and all of our community sponsors.”
This year, it could be a mistake if players delay sending in their entry forms, according to tournament officials.
"Some local courses have seen large growth in membership, expanding the number of golfers eligible to compete, so if you want to be assured of a spot in the field, send your entry in right away," said Bruce Kaiser, associate tournament director.
Entries also are expected to balloon in the Men's Super Seniors Division, now in its second year.
The Super Seniors Low Net Division is for players age 70 and older, and they will play from the forward tees. However, Super Seniors-eligible players with a USGA index of 8.0 or less must continue to play in the Seniors Championship Flight.
Entry deadlines are July 16 for the Seniors and Women's tournaments, and July 23 for the Men's 36-hole event.
Tournament dates are:
SATURDAY, JULY 28: La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip, at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
SATURDAY, JULY 28: La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse, at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska.
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.
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.
Entry forms are available at http://www.boblamboutdoors.com/, the official website of the 2018 County Amateur, as well as on the websites of all three participating golf courses:
* The Golf Club at Cedar Creek - http://www.cedarcreekonalaska.com/
* Forest Hills Golf Course - http://www.foresthillsgolf.org/
* Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club - http://www.drugans.com/golf/