Whistling Straits Beckons for Kohler Challenge

May 12-13
Whistling Straits and Irish Course
Kohler, Wisc.


Agenda for the Kohler Challenge:
Your entry fee includes your greens fee for both Friday on the Straits course and Saturday on the Irish course and your corresponding caddie fee for the Straits course on Friday (caddie is mandatory) and awards.
What it does not include is your tip on Friday for the caddie (course management recommends $40 per bag – with a bit more or less depending on whether the experience was good or not so good); and caddie or cart on Saturday at the Irish course. Fees for cart or caddie (on Saturday) can be paid for at the Pro Shop desk. Do not pay for golf, that will be billed as a group.

Click here for a registration and information form.

Our tee times for Friday and Saturday are as follows:
Friday, May 12 – Straits – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
   Saturday, May 13 – Irish – 9:20-11:20 a.m.

Friday and Saturday will be a Society of Hickory Golfers two-day points event for SoHG members. Combined scores for both days on each course, three divisions, Super Senior, Senior and Open Division. On your entry form indicate the Division/Flight in which you would like to compete. We need 36 players for the two-day event for SoHG members to qualify for Championship Series points.

Friday, May 12
First tee time is 11 a.m.
After golf, we will all meet at the Haven Bar, about a half mile outside the gates of Whistling Straits. There are about two hours of tee times on Friday, but just come to the bar after you finish your round. There will be a trade show and tables at the bar for anyone wishing to bring clubs to trade or sell. Tee times for Saturday will be provided at the bar after all the rounds of golf are completed.
We have no formal dinner plans but can recommend:
The Horse and Plow at the American Club – 419 Highland Drive, Kohler, 920-457-8000
Manning’s Irish Pub – 3015 North 15th St., in Sheboygan, 920-208-0343 for good seafood.

Saturday, May 13
First tee time is 9:20 a.m.
After golf we will be on the terrace behind the pro shop, overlooking Lake Michigan and the 18th hole at the Straits. Last tee time is 11:20 a.m. so we anticipate awards to start about 4 p.m. We will take a group picture after the round on the terrace. After awards you are free to head out.

For travel:
Green Bay is the closest airport (one hour away); Milwaukee the most efficient airport (one and a half hours away); and probably Chicago the cheapest airport to fly into (2 and half to 3 hours away depending on traffic).

Any questions or if I can help in any way please feel free to contact me at 920-858-8578 or via email at Bernst@new.rr.com