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11th Lake Park Invitational
11th Lake Park Invitational

Sat, Sep 17


Lake Park Golf Course

11th Lake Park Invitational

Join us on September 17 as we walk the storied fairways of Lake Park Golf Course and help us raise money for a great cause! It's a two-man scramble like you've never seen before. Cost is $30 / player and all proceeds benefit the Randol Thomas Wessel Memorial Fund!

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Time & Location

Sep 17, 2022, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Lake Park Golf Course, 3233 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA

About the LPI

Known as "the 5th Major," the Lake Park Invitational has quickly become one of golf's most honored traditions. Okay, that's a tremendous lie. But it has become a time-honored tradition of those of us that congregate each year at Milwaukee County's easiest (and worst) course. 

The LPI embodies all that is great about the game (pitching wedges, beer and the scramble format), while leaving out the icky stuff (water hazards, sand traps and other golfers [if we're lucky]). And then there's the HoJo -- the coveted autographed baseball that signifies to the golfing community the dominant skills of its annual owner (or at least the lack of skills of those who fall short of taking it home).

As in recent years, all participants will be asked to contribute $30 for the honor of accepting the invitation to play in this hallowed tournament. The fee will cover both rounds, snacks, domestic beer, a sleeve of golf balls, other miscelaneous items cobbled together by the semi-dysfunctional planning committee -- but most importantly, a donation to the Randol Thomas Wessel Memorial Foundation, honoring the short but meaningful life of LPI co-founder Matt Wessel's firstborn son and helping raise money to help rid the world of premature birth.

Join us on September 17 as we walk the storied fairways of Lake Park Golf Course and help us raise money for a great cause!

Here's the plan for the day:

ROUND 1 ("Scramble Format") -- 12:00 PM

  • Teams of 2 / Groups of 4
  • Teams (and ideally groups) determined in advance
  • Must use 3 drives and 3 putts from each team member on both the front 9 and back 9
  • One hole will be designated the "putter only" hole

SHORT BREAK -- About 2:30 PM  

  • HoJo presentation + other meaningless trophies / prizes

ROUND 2 ("Ryder Cup Format") -- 3:00 PM

  • Total of 2 teams / Groups of 4
  • Same two-man teams as Round 1 / Groups subject to change / Ryder Cup teams formed during short break
  • Teams in each group will compete against one another to try and win a point for their Ryder Cup team
  • Number of holes TBD (can be as few as one if we're pressed for time)
  • No awards; Just fun

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