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Fore Goodness Sake, Ice Golf Returns to Minocqua

Ice Golf in Minocqua

By Dean S. Acheson

Golfers of all skill levels, and even non-golfers, are invited to take part in the Minocqua Ice Golf Tournament on Lake Minocqua on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The charity event raises funds for local non-profits and other good causes.

The tournament, which typically draws over 200 participants and spectators, aims to bring the community together one last time before the winter ends. All you need to bring is a golf club, as they provide the tennis balls.

“This year, more than ever, we need a reason to gather, responsibly, and help out causes that are in need of funds,” said Rhiannon Cira, event organizer for the Yacht Club. “We are lucky to have great ice this year for this event!”

All proceeds from the tournament, organized solely by the Yacht Club this year, will be donated to Dr. Kate’s Hospice, Lakeland Food Pantry, the Danielle Gorectke Scholarship Fund, and Wounded Warriors. Hole sponsorship and raffle baskets are available for this year’s event and all proceeds will benefit the local charities listed.

The entry fee is $20 per person, and teams of four will compete. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. There will be a variety of attractions during and after the event such as raffles and a trophy ceremony.

Brad Emanuel is set to play during the event, which will take place on the east side of U.S. Highway 51, where 18 holes will be set up for the event. Food and beverages can be purchased outside as well as a full menu for indoor dining, drink specials, and a beer cart on the 9th hole. For more information, call the Minocqua Yacht Club at 715-356-1366.

Contributing writer Dean S. Acheson is a Wisconsin native with a long career in newspaper and magazine writing and editing. He considers himself semi-retired and enjoys fishing, scuba diving, snowmobiling, photography, and, of course, travel. “I’ve been blessed with traveling throughout Wisconsin and the UP, seeing the diverse communities, taking in the festivals, chatting with the locals, and hiking the trails.”

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