A unique feature of Forest Hills Golf
Course is the train track running through the middle of the course with
active use throughout the day.
Forest Hills, located in La Crosse, was site of the 2018 Chapter Clash
Golf Tournament between Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin,
JULY 13-14, 2018
Wins Rain-Shortened Chapter Clash Golf Tournament in La Crosse
On July 13, MPSTMA members met Iowa and Wisconsin STMA chapter
representatives in La Crosse, Wisc. The day started off with
overcast clouds but always looking like a threat to rain. Each state
provided 2-man scramble teams with groups going off the front and
back side of Forest Hills Golf Course features a unique,
usable train track in the middle of the course.
Umbrellas were not needed until groups reached their 11th or 12th holes.
Then the rains came. Pouring enough for standing water on top of the
greens. Host Peter Bemis, Wisconsin STMA Chapter Manager notified
the players that this year's tournament was complete. Golfers would
not be allowed back on the course. Everyone then enjoyed a great
lunch under the awnings of the pro shop while it rained.
The tournament was reduced to nine holes. Minnesota was first, Iowa
second and Wisconsin third - fitting that all three states medaled.
Most everyone stayed the night in La Crosse.
The second day of the Chapter Clash was spearheaded by UWL Grounds
Services Manager Tony Meidl and his staff. We were escorted
throughout the UWL grounds via microbus and vans. Included in the
tour were stops at there track event spaces, soccer field, central
campus open spaces, softball, baseball and shop complexes. The tour
concluded at Veterans Memorial Field with a lunch hosted by the
WSTMA chapter in the suites overlooking the stadium. UWL is host to
the Wisconsin High School State Track meet each spring and they have
a great host facility for a NCAA Division III school with an
enrollment of 10,500.
A great thank you again to the Wisconsin STMA group and we look
forward to seeing everyone at next year’s chapter clash to defend