Here it is - the beginning of 2018 Coulee Region golf schedule

The 2018 golf season in the Greater La Crosse Area has yet to begin, but golfers are already setting their schedules and there's no better way to mark your calendar than with boblamboutdoors.com.
By far, we have the most comprehensive schedule you will find in the Coulee Region... maybe the entire Tri-State Area.
Whether it's playing Wisconsin State Golf Association, Wisconsin Professional Golfers Association, Three Rivers Golf Association, the prestigious La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships or many fund-raising events, you have your schedule right here.
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2018 SCHEDULE
MONDAY, APRIL 16: WPGA Spring Pro-Pro Scramble at Bishops Bay Country Club in Middleton, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, APRIL 23: WPGA Spring Pro-Pro Better Ball & Four-Ball Match Play Qualifying at Door Creek Golf Course in Cottage Grove, WI; Contact wpga.org.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: WPGA/WGCSA Super-Pro
University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, WI; Contact wpga.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28: TRGA Valley High Open at Valley High Golf Club in Houston, MN; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
SUNDAY, APRIL 29: TRGA Fox Hollow Open at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Barre Mills, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, APRIL 30: WPGA Geneva National Pro-Am at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI; Contact wpga.org.
WEDNESDAY MAY 2: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 1 at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 3: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 1 at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 6: TRGA Viroqua Hills Open at Viroqua Hills Golf Course in Viroqua, Wis.; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, MAY 7: WAGPA Stroke & Match Play at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, MAY 7: WPGA/WGSA Memorial Classic at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 8: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 2 at The Legend at Bergamont, in Oregon, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 2 at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, MAY 14: WSGA Senior Tour Event No.3 (morning) at Oconomowoc Golf Club in Oconomowoc, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, MAY 14: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 4 (afternoon) at Oconomowoc Golf Club in Oconomowoc, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, MAY 14-TUESDAY, MAY 15: WPGA Match Play Championship at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia (Links) in Green Lake, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 15: USGA Open (Local) Qualifier at Whistling Straits (Irish) in Sheboygan, WI; Contact wsga.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 18: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 3 at Naga-Waukee Golf Club in Pewaukee, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 20: TRGA Cedar Valley Open at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona, MN; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, MAY 21: WSGA Match Play Qualifier at Bull's Eye Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, MAY 21: WSGA Match Play Qualifier at Hartford Golf Club in Hartford, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, MAY 21: WPGA Morgan Stanley Pro-Am at West Bend Country Club in West Bend, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 22: The Legend Challenge Two-Person Scratch Pro-Am at The Legend at Merrill Hills in Waukesha, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 22: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 5 (morning) at Kenosha Country Club in Kenosha, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 22: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 6 (afternoon) at Kenosha Country Club in Kenosha, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23: WSGA Match Play Qualifier at Reedsburg Country Club in Reedsburg, WI; Contact wsga.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 25: WSGA Match Play Qualifier at Chaska Golf Course in Greenville, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 29: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 7 (morning) at Racine Country Club in Racine, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 29: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 8 (afternoon) at Racine Country Club in Racine, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 29: WPGA Pro-Ladies No. 1 Spring Event at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, WI; Contact wpga.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 31-SUNDAY, JUNE 3: WSGA Bestball (Four-Ball) Championship at The Legend Merrill Hills in Waukesha, WI, and The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2: TRGA River Run Open at River Run Golf Club in Sparta, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, JUNE 4: WPGA Maple Bluff Pro-Am at Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 4: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 9 (morning) at Strawberry Creek    in Kenosha, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 4: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 10 (afternoon) at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6: WSGA Match Play Qualifier (H.S. players) at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6: WPGA Meriter Foundation Pro-Am at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, WI; Contact wpga.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7: USGA Senior Open Qualifier at The Bog in Saukville, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10: TRGA Castle Mound Open at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, JUNE 11: WPGA Hornung's Classic at South Hills Golf and Country Club in Fond du Lac, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 11-THURSDAY, JUNE 14: WSGA Match Play Championship at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13: 22nd Wisconsin State Women's Open at Janesville Country Club in Janesville, WI; Contact wpga.org.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15: American Family Insurance Championship Pre Qualifier at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 18: WPGA Pro-Senior at Trappers Turn Golf Club (Arbor & Lake) in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 18: American Family Insurance Championship Qualifier
At The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, W; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 18: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 18: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at Eau Claire Golf and Country Club in Altoona, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19: WSGA Amateur Qualifier Washington County Golf Club
Hartford, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Minocqua, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24: TRGA Cedar Creek Open at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, JUNE 25: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at Janesville Riverside Golf Club in Janesville, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 25: WPGA SentryWorld Double Dip Pro-Am at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 25-TUESDAY, JUNE 26: WSGA Senior Bestball (Four-Ball) Championship at Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at Watertown Country Club in Watertown, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28: USGA Girls' Junior Qualifier at Watertown Country Club in Watertown, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28: USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier at Watertown Country Club Watertown, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 2: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at Fox Valley Golf Club in Kaukauna, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 2: WSGA Amateur Qualifier at La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 5: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 4 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 5: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 11 at Blackwolf Run in
Kohler, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 8: TRGA Hiawatha Open at Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah, WI; Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, JULY 9: WPGA Prestwick Golf Group Classic
Janesville Riverside Golf Club in Janesville, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 9-WEDNESDAY, JULY 11: WSGA Senior Match Play Championship at River Club of Mequon in Mequon, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY JULY 11: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 1 at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Delavan, WI; Contact wpga.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 12: WSGA Member Series Event No. 1 at Washington County Golf Club in Hartford, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 16: USGA Amateur Qualifier Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 16: WPGA National Golf Graphics Pro-Am at Hawks Landing Golf Club in Verona, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 17: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 5 at Lawsonia Links Course in Green Lake, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 17: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 2 at Washington County Golf Club in Hartford, WI; Contact wpga.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 19: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 3 at Eau Claire Golf and Country Club in Eau Claire, WI; Contact wpga.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 20: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 4 at Nakoma Golf Club in Madison, WI; Contact wpga.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 22: TRGA Trempealeau Mountain Open at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club in Trempealeau, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, JULY 23-TUESDAY, JULY 24: National Car Rental Wisconsin Assistant Professional Championship at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club (Pines) in Nekoosa, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 23-TUESDAY, JULY 24: WPGA Senior Professional Championship at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club (Pines) in Nekoosa, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 23-THURSDAY, JULY 26: 117th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship at Minocqua Country Club in Minocqua, WI; Contact wsga.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 27: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 5 at Trappers Turn Golf Club (Lake & Canyon) in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Contact wpga.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 28: La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, WI; Contact Bob Lamb at 608-781-4408, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at 608-783-0979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SATURDAY, JULY 28: La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI; Contact Bob Lamb at 608-781-4408, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at 608-783-0979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., JULY 30: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 6 at North Shore Country Club in Mequon, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, JULY 30: WPGA Beloit Health System Foundation Pro-Am at Beloit Club in Beloit, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 31: Wisconsin State Open Qualifying No. 7 at Ridgeway Country Club in Neenah, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 31: 107th Pater-Filius (Father-Son) (GROSS) at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club (Lakes) in Nekoosa, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 31: 107th Pater-Filius (Father-Son) (NET) at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club (Pines) in Nekoosa, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 6 at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club in Nekoosa, WI; Contact wsga.org.
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; Contact Bob Lamb at 608-781-4408, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at 608-783-0979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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; Contact Bob Lamb at 608-781-4408, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at 608-783-0979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, AUG. 6: WPGA Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Pro-Am at Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys) in Kohler, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 6-WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8: WSGA Junior Boys Championship at Rolling Meadows in Fond du Lac, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9: USGA Senior Amateur Qualifier at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, WI; Contact wsga.org.
FRIDAY, AUG. 10: 51st Nelthorpe Cup Matches at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, WI; Contact wpga.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 11: TRGA Bridges Open at The Bridges Golf Club in Winona, MN; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MONDAY, AUG. 13: WPGA/WSGA Summer Showdown at Grand Geneva Resort (Highlands) in Lake Geneva, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 13: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 12 at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, AUG 14: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 13 at Hawks Landing Golf Club in Verona, WI; Contact wsga.org.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15: USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifier at Washington County Golf Club in Hartford, WI; Contact wsga.org.
FRIDAY, AUG. 17: USGA Women's Mid-Amateur Qualifier at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 20: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 7 at Stevens Point Country Club in Stevens Point, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 20: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 14 at Stevens Point Country Club in Stevens Point, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 20-WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22: 98th Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open at North Shore Country Club in Mequon, WI; Contact wpga.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 21: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 8 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 21: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 15 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23: WSGA Member Series Event No. 2 at Hidden Glen in Cedarburg, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25: TRGA Championship Round 1 at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
SUNDAY, AUG. 26: TRGA Championship Round 2 at The La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska, WI; Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     
MONDAY, AUG. 27: WPGA Hospice Pro-Am at Minocqua Country Club in Minocqua, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 27: WPGA Pro-Ladies No. 2 Summer Event at North Hills Country Club in Mequon, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 27-TUESDAY, AUG. 28: WSGA Senior Amateur Championship at Thornberry Creek in Oneida, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 9 at Watertown Country Club in Watertown, WI; Contact wsga.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4-WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5: 34th Wisconsin State Senior Open at Reedsburg Country Club in Reedsburg, WI; Contact wpga.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5: WSGA Member Series Event No. 3 at Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6: WSGA Net Partners Tournament No. 10 at The Bog in
Saukville, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6: WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 16 at The Bog in Saukville, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9-TUESDAY, SEPT. 11: WPGA Professional Championship at The Legend at Merrill Hills in Waukesha, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10-TUESDAY, SEPT. 11: Mid-Amateur Championship at Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan, WI; Contact wsga.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16-MONDAY, SEPT. 17: WSGA 2-Man Team Championship at Lawsonia (Links Course) in Green Lake, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17: WPGA Chenequa Pro-Am at Chenequa Country Club in Hartland, WI; Contact wpga.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19: WSGA Net Partners Championship at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Contact wsga.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20: WSGA Senior Tour Championship at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 24: WPGA Pro-Assistant at Geneva National Golf Club in (Trevino) in Lake Geneva, WI; Contact wpga.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26: USGA Amateur (Four-Ball) Qualifier at The Legend at Merrill Hills in Waukesha, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 1: WPGA Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship at The Golf Courses at Lawsonia (Links) in Green Lake, WI; Contact wpga.org.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5: Royal Cup Matches at Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 8: WSGA Member Series Event No. 4 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, WI; Contact wsga.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 8: WPGA Fall Pro-Pro - The Sixes at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 15: WPGA Pro-Pro Better Ball at - The Sixes at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, WI; Contact wpga.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 15: WPGA Fall Pro-Pro Better Ball at Erin Hills in Erin, WI ; Contact wpga.org.

TRGA - Three Rivers Golf Association
USGA - United States Golf Association
WPGA - Wisconsin Professional Golfers Association
WSGA - Wisconsin State Golf Association


USGA has plenty to tell

It sure doesn't look like golf outdoors here in Wisconsin. But there's plenty of news from the United State Golf Association.
For example:

DRIVING GOLF FORWARD: As part of its commitment to ensuring a healthy future for golf, the USGA announced the launch of Driving Golf Forward, a multi-year campaign focused on four key impact areas.
USGA CEO/Executive Director Mike Davis introduced the campaign during the organization’s annual meeting in Miami Beach, Fla.
“The health and future of golf are fueled by strong leadership, resources and meaningful initiatives,” said Davis. “This campaign will support and develop programs that positively impact our game and create new opportunities for golf to grow and endure.”
The campaign will help fund cutting-edge innovation and industry-leading research designed to improve the golfer experience and help golf facilities reduce their reliance on critical resources such as water, nutrients, chemicals and energy by 25 percent by 2025. The planned increases in investment include the development of global forums to better connect the worldwide golf community and produce positive, collaborative change.
It will also support the USGA’s long-term goal of boosting inclusivity in the sport through increases in participation by juniors, as well as broadly supporting accessibility and adaptive golf, improving golfer experiences in the game.
Efforts that provide workplace training and meaningful pathways to employment for new leaders in the golf industry, such as the P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program, USGA Learning Science Through Golf, and others will be expanded. Creating a diverse generation of emerging professionals and volunteers will spur a healthier future for the game.
Preserving and sharing golf’s historical record, artifacts and data requires investments in technology, resources and public programs. The largest and most comprehensive collection of the game’s stories is housed at the USGA Golf Museum, providing researchers and visitors with access to authoritative information and extensive collections. The program intends to build programs and resources that will inspire a deep appreciation of the game’s rich history among future generations.
“Golf has an active community of individuals who support efforts to grow the game and we’ve heard they want to do even more,” said Sarah Brady, head of the USGA Foundation. “Driving Golf Forward provides an opportunity to play a direct role in the future of golf and invest in important programs that will make a difference.”
To learn more and to donate to Driving Golf Forward, please visit: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/clubhouse/foundation/usga-foundation-landing-page.html.

NEWELL ELECTED USGA PRESIDENT: Mark Newell of McLean, VA, has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 65th president of the USGA.
Newell will lead the 15-member volunteer USGA Executive Committee, which provides strategic direction and oversight to the Association's full-time management and staff.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the game of golf as USGA president, and to champion our staff’s work to lead, grow and sustain our sport,” said Newell. “We are at an exciting time in golf’s evolution, and our collective focus on ensuring its future has never been stronger.”
Newell, now in his eighth year with the Executive Committee, has chaired the Rules of Golf Committee since 2013. During that time, he has been a leading force behind the USGA’s joint initiative with The R&A to modernize golf’s Rules. He also chaired the USGA Handicap Committee and spent four years as co-chair of the USGA/R&A initiative that led to the development of the World Handicap System, which is scheduled to debut in 2020.

2018 USGA CHAMPIONSHIP DATES: The USGA confirmed the sites and dates for its 2018 championship schedule, which includes 14 annual championships and four international competitions.
The season began with the fourth Latin America Amateur Championship in late January at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile.
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY, will host the 118th U.S. Open from June 14-17, the club’s fifth U.S. Open.
The 73rd U.S. Women’s Open moves in advance of the U.S. Open and will be played May 31-June 3 at Shoal Creek in Shoal Creek, AL.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, will host the 39th U.S. Senior Open from June 28-July 1.
The inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open is slated for July 12-15 and will be played at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, IL.
“The courses hosting in 2018 are excellent partners and we appreciate their efforts in preparing to conduct exemplary championships,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “The USGA has always honored the history of the game, so it is fitting that we are returning to two of the Association’s five founding clubs. Shinnecock Hills is the lone venue to host U.S. Opens in three centuries and Chicago Golf Club was founded by Charles Blair Macdonald, a major figure in early American golf.”
This will be the 10th time the U.S. Open has been played on Long Island. Shinnecock Hills hosted the second U.S. Open in 1896, with James Foulis defeating defending champion Horace Rawlins by three strokes.
The inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be the 12th USGA championship at Chicago Golf Club. The championship is open to both female professional and amateur players with a Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4 who have reached their 50th birthday as of the first day of competition. The format for the 120-player field will mirror the other USGA Opens.

SOURCE: USGA

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.


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!

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.