Golfing in the snow for good cause

By: Olga Michail Email
By: Olga Michail Email

It’s still too early to hit the greens in Wisconsin but today dozens gathered at the Edge in Chippewa Falls to trade their shovels for golf clubs-all for a good cause.

“It's a great way to break-up the winter, fun to be outside,” said snolfer Renee LaRonge.

Even with the bitter temps close to 80 people came out to gulf in the snow on Lake Wissota, swinging for a good cause.

“I’ve never snolfed before; it's new to pretty much all of us,” said LaRonge about her 3 teammates.

“We're out here to have some fun and make some money for Feed My People Food Bank,” said a snolfer with the all-girl Team 9.

“I think it's more meaningful for people to have the money stay in the area,” said event co-chair Craig Feiler.

He said a dollar at Feed My People Food Bank can provide five meals for those need.

Last year the Snolf Tournament raised over $2800 dollars.

“Which provided more than 14-thousand meals for Feed My People Food Bank,” explained Feiler.

Just as Feed My People Food Bank the event was put on by volunteers, who plowing the lake early Saturday morning, and drilled the holes for the flags.

“Golf and snolf are two mutually exclusive things; the only resemblance to actual golf is that you are using a golf club,” explained Feiler.

Event organizers say the tennis ball doesn't quite go as far and a golf ball but it's a great way to enjoy the snow that's seems to be overstating its welcome.

“I'm for sure am sick of the snow, and I imagine other people are too,” said Feiler.

“But this is Wisconsin, you expect to see cold, you expect to see snow; this is just I guess is one other way to make the time pass.”

This is the third annual Snolf Tournament at the Edge.
Organizers say they hope to raise $3000 for Feed My People Food Bank this year.

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