Scholarship Golf Outing

Event details

  • Wednesday | May 17, 2023
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Ironwood Golf Course W270 N6166 Moraine Dr. Sussex WI 53089
  • 262-502-1332

The 33rd Annual Scholarship Golf outing is slated for May 17, 2023 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, WI.  It will be an 11:00 AM 18-hole scramble event for $150 per golfer.  We are planning a takeover of Ironwood that day.  What does a takeover mean?  We want to be able to reserve all 3 nine-hole courses for our event.  In order to do so, we have to have 170 or more golfers for our event 3 three weeks before our event, otherwise we have to cancel the third nine-hole course.  This sounds like a lot, but last year we ended up with 138 golfers that actually teed off.  We had a few that did not show and a few I had to turn away due to being at the limit we could take for the 2 nine-hole courses we had rented.

How do we get there – YOUWe need members to talk up the event, and market it to possible golfers who want to join us for a day of fun.  Remember, you do not need to be a member to participate in this event.  Talk to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc as to what the event benefits.  Look through your phone contacts and email or text your contacts about the event and send them a flyer to review.  Last year one of our committee members was able to secure 3 more groups by doing this.

What else do we need?  We need donations – golf balls, booze, opportunity raffle items, silent auction items, and voice auction items.  We can also use hole sponsors ($100 each), sand trap sponsors ($200 each), keg sponsor ($300) and cart sponsors $500.  Hole sponsors will have their name placed on 1 hole.  Some holes will have multiple sponsors.  Sand trap sponsors will have only their name displayed prominently in a sand trap that most golfers will pass.  Keg sponsor will have their name placed on the keg used for lunch and the after-golf party.  Cart sponsors will have their name on the inside of the placards of all golf carts that day.  If you would like to reserve one of these for yourself or your company, please contact Todd Paulus.  Donations drive this event.  Donated golf balls are used as hole prizes for all on course events.

A big thank you to those that have already donated or committed to donating to this event.  Our club has committed to $22,000.00 in scholarships for this year’s high school Senior class.  The success of this event helps offset those costs of the scholarships.  Helps us get to $16K, $18K or even $20K.  The more funds we raise at this event frees up funds to be used for other requests we received throughout the year.  Last year we netted over $14,000.00.  We can get to the next level with your help.  Attached to the newsletter is an outing flyer and a general donation letter to use for donation requests.  Thanks in advance.


Mark your calendars for May 17, 2023 for the 33rd Annual Scholarship Golf Outing!

— All proceeds to benefit the youth of our community —

The outing is run as a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start of 11 a.m.

A social hour will follow golf with heavy hors d’oeuvres, awards and raffle.

1st Place team prizes for Women, Men and Senior Flights along with additional prizes, a special putting contest, individual hole prizes and events and more!

Your $150 per person fee includes:

• 18 holes of golf
• free range balls
• 4 free Mulligans
• free entrance into putting contest
• cart
• beverage
• lunch


To register,

Email the names of the four players in your foursome, along with the total ages of the four golfers, to Todd Paulus
Make your online payment of $150/person or $600/foursome
• If you’d like to attend the social hour only, the fee is $40/person

by May 10, 2023


download 2023 Scholarship Golf Outing flyer






The 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Outing held May 18, 2022 is in the books and it is one to remember.  First off, we had a record number of golfers and sold out for the first time ever!  We initially had 39 foursomes playing 18 holes and 1 foursome playing 9 holes.  I actually had to turn a group away.  In the last few days, we lost 3 foursomes, so we still ended up with record number of golfers – 148.

The golfers make this event a success so thank you to all that golfed that day.  Although the weather was not the greatest, the Optimist spirit won out.  The rain ceased just as golfers hit the course and the weather improved as the day went on.  Although not ideal, the golfers and volunteers did not let it hinder them.  As with any event, it is only as good as the committee that plans it, & we really found that out this year.  Between the committee members and the volunteers, we were able to pull off the event after I tested positive for Covid the day before.  Although I wanted to be there, I realized it was best for me to stay away for the safety of all people involved.  After realizing on Tuesday I had to reach out and pass things off to my committee members, when I made a call out to them, they all stepped forward.

The 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Outing netted a profit for our club of $14,271.97.



photos of 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Outing held May 19, 2021 by Jon Cline


Scholarship Golf Outing Chair: Todd Paulus

Scholarship Golf Outing Co-chair: Terry Frisk