If you're a procrastinator, quit, especially when it pertains to the 27th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships.
Entries are arriving at a good clip for the County Amateur as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse.
Kwik Trip remains its longstanding title sponsorship of the Seniors County Amateur. Several other businesses also continue their longtime community sponsorships.
Another record payout is expected, according to Bob Lamb, tournament director since the event was resurrected by the La Crosse Tribune, when Lamb was outdoors editor and golf writer.
Entry deadlines are July 17, for the Seniors and Women's tournaments, and July 24, for the Men's 36-hole event.
Tournament dates are:
SATURDAY, JULY 29: La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
SATURDAY, JULY 29: 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. 5: 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. 6: 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 2017 County Amateur, as well as on all three participating golf course websites:
* 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/
E RETURNS: You don't want to miss Lamb's exclusive interview with Eric Haug at boblamboutdoors.com on Monday.
Haug won the 1991 County Amateur and also the 1996 championships. At age 64, Haug is looking forward to the Kwik Trip Seniors County Am and the Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse Men's County Am again this year.
Haug, a legend in Coulee Region golf, has some interesting insights into the past, present and future. You don't want to miss this story at boblamboutdoors.com on Monday.
LAWN CARE SPECIALISTS CUP: The 24th annual Lawn Care Specialists Cup is scheduled July 14-15 at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen.
Contact Brook Mashak at 608-526-3225.
WALKLEY MAKES IT: Onalaska's Jim Walkley is headed to the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Golf Championship.
Walkley shot an even-par 70 at Butte Des Morts Country Club in Appleton, WI, recently to gain one of 13 spots into the State Am scheduled July 17-20 at the Oconomowoc Country Club, in Oconomowoc, WI.
BISTODEAU FARES WELL: Mike Bistodeau of Homen finished in a two-way tie for fourth place in the WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 13 on the Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, WI.
Bistodeau, and perennial contender for the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships, managed a 3-over par 75 with 33 points.
SOCHA 19th: Onalaska's Jim Socha finished in a six-way tie for 19th place in the WSGA Seniors Tour Event No. 12 at the same layout Bistodeau played. Socha carded 84 with 24 points earlier in the day.
Francesco Accomando of Viola, WI, carded 95 with 15 points.