SCHOFIELD — The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its 28th annual golf outing on Monday, June 26 at the Wausau Country Club.
140 golfers participated in the 18-hole scramble. Lunch, beverages, contests and a reception buffet were included at the outing. Dozens of photos from the event can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page.
The Dirks Group was the presenting sponsor for the event. Platinum level sponsors included Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wittenberg and Ruder Ware LLSC. Cellcom, County Land & Title, CoVantage Credit Union, EO Johnson Business Technologies, Jim Kryshak Jewelers, Kerber Rose SC, Nicolet National Bank, Office Enterprises Inc, Peoples State Bank, Rasmussen College, Wausau Smiles Dental and Wisconsin Kenworth sponsored holes at the event.
A number of golfers were recognized for their achievements on specific holes:
- Closest to pin (men): Mark Dolenshek
- Closest to pin (women): Joleta Wesbrock
- Long drive (men): Joe Thimm
- Long drive (women): Joleta Wesbrock
- Long putt (men): Adam Clifton
- Long putt (women): Betty Noel
The Ziegler Wealth Management team made up of Fred Copa, Aaron Hansen, Bennett Noel and Kurt Waid won the best ball competition with a score of 57.
The Robert W Baird & Company team with Mark Dolenshek, Ryan Dooyema, Peter Gaffaney and Heather Summers Valiska took first place in the mixed team category with a score of 60.
The winners received a $200 gift certificate from the Wausau Country Club and a $200 gift certificate from the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce. The City of Wausau team took last place at the event with a score of 78. The team was comprised of Juli Birkenmeier, Betty Noel, Terra Plaisance and Ann Werth and received golf lessons from Doug Cheever at the Wausau Country Club.
The Chamber’s initiative for young professionals, hype, will host another golf outing this summer on Wednesday, August 23 at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau. The Mad Ball Scramble will offer fun and friendly competition for golfers of all skill levels and non-golfers. The event will include various hole activities, including a dizzy putt on hole number one, golfers driving from the side opposite their natural swing on hole number three and teeing off Happy Gilmore-style on hole number four. Hole eight will challenge participants with an obstacle course. Other holes will offer a chance to putt with a croquet mallet and an opportunity to tee off using a padded club.
The Mad Ball Scramble is open to young professionals from around central Wisconsin and the cost is $110 for a twosome or $60 for an individual golfer. For more information or to register for this event, visit WausauChamber.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event.