Scholarship Golf Outing

Event details

  • Wednesday | May 18, 2022
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Ironwood Golf Course W270 N6166 Moraine Dr. Sussex WI 53089
  • 262-502-1332

The 31st Annual Scholarship Golf outing took place on May 19, 2021 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex. Although clouds greeted us that morning, never was there a doubt we would get the event in. After all, we are Optimists. We saw a little of everything that day – clouds, wind, light drizzle and sun. The event was the biggest event ever with 127 golfers participating this year, along with 10 volunteers.

Although at press time of the newsletter, we do not have exact figures, we should clear somewhere between $14,000- $15,000. We are still waiting on a few bills and some outstanding donations. Once we have those in hand, we will release the actual totals to the club through Rick’s weekly emails. A big thank you goes out to all the golfers and volunteers that helped out that day. Thank you to the following volunteers: Marcia Hebbring, Dawn Mariscal, Joy Fricke, Shannon Dederich, Kathy Matthiesen, Larry Podolske, Carol Schulteis, Kristy Gruenwald, Jon Cline, and Matt Hakes. Matt and his company VFI stocked our “infamous” beverage cart that visited and kept golfers happy with the Jello Shots and other goodies on the cart. A special shout out to club member Ed Schlumpf that pulled double duty that day, both golfing, and helped auctioneering that night, to bring in an additional $2000 to the event. Without the volunteers help, the event would not go off as flawlessly as it does,

Another thank you goes out to my committee of Greg Mattson, Tom Ciskoski, John Yusko, Carol Schulteis, Joy Fricke and Annie Jurczyk. This committee helped shape the event and get donations so we could maximize our profits for the event. A thank you also goes out to all the hole sponsors and people that donated to the event from items for the opportunity raffle baskets, voice auction items, golf balls, and bottles of booze. A special shout out to the cart sponsors from Players Pub (Burton Brody) and DJ’s Goalpost (Don Mattovich), and Milwaukee Tool for the two items they donated to our auction.

Thank you to Mike Lehman and his Ironwood staff for their hospitality or the event. The things they do behind the scenes for our event makes pulling off a successful outing a lot easier. His friendly staff helps keep golfers happy from check-in, to play on the course, to our time afterwards in the party barn.

A first time thank you to Joe and Ellen Hennes, owners of Sloppy Joe’s in Hubertus and Smoke On The Water in Okauchee. They donated the bag lunches to us again this year as well as providing delicious hors d’oeuvres for our post golf gathering. The food selections were delicious and the amount of food was good. I would be remiss if I did not mention our previous “now retired” cater Sal Zizzo and Trysting Place Pub. Sal, being the ultimate professional he is, did not want to leave our event hanging without a caterer. Sal suggested we use Joe and Ellen and helped coach them along behind the scenes so the event would go off flawlessly. Thank you, Sal, Joe and Ellen.

I hope everyone had a great time. If you have any suggestions to improve our event, please share them with myself or someone on the committee. We always welcome tips for improvement for our event. Thanks again to everyone involved. If I overlooked anyone in my thank you’s, I apologize and appreciate your efforts. We look forward to seeing everyone on the third Wednesday in May 2022.

photos by Jon Cline


Scholarship Golf Outing Chair: Todd Paulus

Scholarship Golf Outing Co-chair: Terry Frisk