Greater Madison businesses tee off to raise money for the lakes
A warm temperature and a sunny sky greeted golfers participating in this year’s FORE! Lakes Golf Outing, held for a third year at Nakoma Golf Club. The event was made possible thanks to platinum sponsor, Johnson Financial Group; cart sponsor CG Schmidt; scoreboard sponsors Buye Law Office, Lands’ End, and Weed Man Lawn Care; and a host of hole and green sponsors.
“Johnson Financial Group is proud to partner with Clean Lakes Alliance to support this event and many others throughout the year,” said Doug Nelson, Johnson Financial Group Regional President. “The FORE! Lakes Golf Outing is a great way for like-minded businesses to connect with each other, support the lakes, and have a great golfing experience!
A big impact for the lakes
With a full field of 136 golfers, or 34 foursomes, FORE! Lakes was able to net more than $47,000 for Clean Lakes Alliance. Money raised during the September 10th event will be used to fund important lake improvement projects, adult and youth education programs, and volunteer lake monitoring.
“I’ve helped plan, sponsor, and support this event since its start nine years ago,” said FORE! Lakes committee chairperson Cory Buye. “With a hand-operated scoreboard, a variety on-course activities, a chance to put your name on a traveling trophy, AND knowing you’re helping the lakes, this event is truly one of a kind.”
This year’s winning team was sponsored by JT Klein Company, which shot an 11 under par to take home the FORE! Lakes trophy.
New location in 2022
One of the unique aspects of the FORE! Lakes Golf Outing is how it rotates around Madison. Started in 2013 at Blackhawk Country Club, the event spent three years there before moving to Maple Bluff Country Club for a three-year stint. This year was the third and final year at Nakoma Golf Club before moving to the northwest end of Lake Mendota for a three-year run at Bishops Bay Country Club.
Join us for the 10th annual FORE! Lakes Golf Outing in September 2022 at Bishops Bay Country Club. For information on how to sponsor the 2022 event, visit cleanlakesalliance.org/fore-lakes-golf-outing.