Net proceeds from the August 1 “Play at the Lake” outing at Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in central Wisconsin will be used to assist qualified entrepreneurs who register for the Wisconsin Early Stage Fall Symposium in Madison.

Registration for the “style scramble” tournament is open by click here. The long-term forecast calls for good weather; shotgun departure is at 11 a.m.

“We want to help a number of entrepreneurs attend the November 9-10 conference in Madison so that more people can benefit from the networking, guidance and exposure they would get by attending,” said Tech Council President Tom Still.

Other highlights of the outing, which will take place on the 18-hole Pines course at Lake Arrowhead:

  • The lowest-scoring foursome will win a round of golf for four, with carts, at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, for use by Oct. 31 on the 101-year-old course.
  • A “hole-in-one” shot on a designated Par 3 hole on the Pines course will win a Ford vehicle from Kayser Ford in Madison; details to follow.
  • Brandon Cloete, former state amateur champion and “Player of the Year,” will participate in special matches during the outing.

Features will include a pre-tournament clinic with club professionals and other games and competitions. Golf outing sponsors so far include: AT&T, Findorf, Insperity, Michael Best, Quarles & Brady, Property Rome, The Davidson Knaack Group at Robert W. Baird and Wis Business.

Please register by July 26 at 5 p.m. to guarantee a place in a quartet.

The tournament will be a scramble format. Although there are no official US Golf Association rules governing scrambles, most team members tee off, choose the team’s best ball for their next shot, and continue until at the end of the hole. No good shots in your team? Mulligans will be available for $5 each or three for $10.

There will be other hole-in-one prizes among games and contests.

Click here to register for the tournamentwhich will include a golf clinic at 10:00 a.m., shotgun tee time at 11:00 a.m., burgers and fresh brats grilled on the turn all afternoon, bag service, carts, prizes and a end-of-day reception and a traditional Wisconsin buffet dinner in the Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse, which overlooks the course.

brandon cloete is a South African native who played golf for Marquette University and now lives in Wisconsin. He has won amateur tournaments statewide and is a former Wisconsin State Golf Association “Player of the Year.” We’ll be showcasing Brandon’s talents throughout the day!

Tech Council members can play golf, all-inclusive, for $125. Non-members can golf for $150 or join the Tech Council at our individual membership rate for the year, which immediately qualifies you for the member rate for the golf tournament. The quartets are also available at $450 and $500, respectively. See our “Events” page for more information on

You are not a golfer? Join us for the buffet and cash bar social hour after the tournament and enjoy the pool next to the clubhouse and area activities before joining the band for the evening festivities. The price for dinner only is $35.

Lake Arrowhead is near Roche-A-Cri State Park, which has a 300-foot-tall rock outcrop with a wooden staircase leading to the top. The park features Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is also nearby with nearly 44,000 aces and 10 miles of hiking trails. Opportunities for biking, mountain biking, water skiing, boating, fishing, tennis, bocce and other recreational activities abound.

Lake Arrowhead is in the Adams County town of Rome, just 15 minutes south of the Wisconsin Rapids off Highway 13. From Madison or La Crosse the drive is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. From downtown Milwaukee, 2 hours and 25 minutes. From Green Bay or Eau Claire, 2 hours.

Want to make it a long weekend? Here are some accommodations near the golf course. There are several options with overnight accommodation including Lodges of the lakes, eagles nest and the inn of the lakes.