In anticipation of Wisconsin’s first museum dedicated solely to golf, the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fundraiser this coming Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Lawsonia Links (W2615 S. Valley View Drive, Green Lake, Wis., 54941).
The inaugural fundraiser is the kick-off event in a series leading up to the grand opening of The Golf Wisconsin Heritage Center Museum in Green Lake, Wis., scheduled for fall 2008.
The golf tournament fundraiser begins at 10 a.m., with dinner and cocktails at Harbor Lights at 5 p.m. It’s a five-person pro-am scramble: one pro, four amateurs.
In addition to enjoying the tournament, guests will be treated to lunch on the course and dinner at Harbor Lights, all part of the effort to raise money for the future museum, which will be located on Water Street behind the Green Lake Area Chamber Office.
” When people think of spring in Wisconsin, one of the first things that come to mind is golf. We’re proud of our history here and extremely pleased to have taken on this venture that will enhance golf opportunities in Wisconsin, ” said Gary Zimmerman, board chairman, Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
” The community is incredibly excited to develop a landmark museum that will showcase all golf courses in the entire State of Wisconsin and the history of Wisconsin Golf. ”
Green Lake claims the oldest golf course in the state, Tuscumbia, and is home of the nationally and state-ranked Lawsonia Links.
Not only is Green Lake the center of golf in Wisconsin, but Wisconsin is considered to be the heartland of golf from the surrounding states of Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa.
In addition to the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism has worked closely with the Board of Directors to create the Heritage Center.
For more information about the Golf Wisconsin Heritage Center Museum, please contact Gary Zimmerman at Lawsonia Links, 800-529-4453. For more information about Green Lake, Wis., please browse the Green Lake Web site: www.visitgreenlake.com or call the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-294-3231 or toll free: 800-253-7354.
Green Lake offers visitors and residents the best of both worlds: a small town lifestyle, coupled with diverse amenities. With just more than 1,000 year-round residents, Green Lake is highly accessible and easy to navigate.
An active community makes the area vibrant and the amenities abundant. Area retail businesses are thriving, offering visitors and residents unique shopping and a variety of options. All necessary amenities are available here: medical facilities, churches, service providers, schools, colleges and universities.
Centrally located, Green Lake is within an hour and a half drive of many of Wisconsin’s major cities including Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Stevens Point. Being situated on Wisconsin’s deepest lake and one of its largest, doesn’t hurt either. Year-round recreational opportunities like fishing, sailing, swimming, diving, kayaking, skating, ice boating and lake cruises are available on the lake. Not to mention non-water-based recreational activities like golf, hiking, tennis, mini-golf, biking, horseback riding, hot-air balloon rides, public and private hunting grounds, art galleries and a fruit orchard.
Additionally, there are seasonal outdoor festivals and activities. The city park system offers boat launches, athletic fields, playgrounds and swimming beaches.
Last but not least, Thrasher Opera House is a historically restored building and a unique venue bringing Green Lake patrons quality programming from music and theater to opera and dance.