Roll Call: Wisconsin - Hibernation

Carts, great point.

Just @ me Chris.


If I @ you, I have to @ half this board.

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Hey WI Squad, I just jumped into #TheNest, and felt like this board was probably the safest place to get my bearings. I started playing golf in 2019, found NLU in 2020 and watched/listened through the archives, so I wanted to start supporting. I work in MKE (Stone Creek Coffee) and live in Oak Creek. If I’m not putting in the basement, I’m chasing bourbon.

Anything I need to know about how The Refuge and/or The Nest operate that you wish you would’ve known on day 1?


Welcome! First things first, love the Hot Rod quote for your tag line thing. Great start.

I don’t think anything is too crazy here as long as you take a little time to feel things out. Pick your spots early in the threads you feel you have a solid grasp on (which isn’t too tricky) and the rest you’ll catch up on eventually. On top of that, have fun, don’t take this too seriously, and try to not be a scumbag.

Again, welcome

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Welcome, @drewp.

Bourbon you say?

Basement putting?


First NLU event of 2022 in the area?


Sounds like a cold event and someone should supply the coffee…

Not sure if this is allowed here or not so here it goes.

Kind of last minute, but I wanted to see if any of the Wisconsin guis in here would like to join my golf league/pool/pickem for the PGA Tour season (I didn’t want to create it for all of the Refuge as that’s just too much for me to organize).

  • Good news - You pick your team and it’s basically set other than a few times throughout the year.
  • Bad news - It starts tomorrow so entries due today since golf starts this week on Wednesday.

If you are interested, shoot me a DM and I will email you all the details. Not a huge pool, usually around 15-30 entries and each entry is $50 per. Thanks!

2 things John, you gotta change your handle to more than one time, and I’ll shoot you a text for details.

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Also in Oak Creek, play oakwood park a decent amount. Will have to get together for a round this season.


Need to plan summer family vacation. Generally, we go to the Traverse City area. Prices are getting way too insane for a small family over there though.

Never been to Hayward or Minocqua. Anyone have any insights? Golf is doubtful even though Big Fish has been on my radar for a long time.


We go to the Hayward/Cable area every year around 4th of July. Have stayed on a bunch of different lakes up there. Slim pickings around the 4th at this point but plenty of cabins available late July/August. Big Fish, Hayward GC, Cumberland GC all great, would recommend trying to play Big Fish, even if you can just play the back 9 it’s worth it.

DM me for more specifics on that area if you’d like, happy to share my experiences

No doubt. That’s right down the road and is probably the course I play the most.

i just stumbled upon shop park golf course… is this a hidden gem?

sorta has refuge meetup vibes all over it.

Shoop Park in Wind Point?

Put some respect in the Pebble Beach of Racine County.


Had heard about this place a while back and forgot about it until you brought it up. Think Andy brought it up as an honorable mention/‘look cool but unverified’ list in his value rounds in WI article on TFE. Greens look a little small but I wouldn’t be surprised if the gem label stuck. Could definitely see it being a part of a Strapped season with Eagle Springs and Naga-Waukee


It’s fine. Go for the views alone. I wish they’d take out the bit of bluff brush between the course and the lake.

Grew up in Racine, but it’s been a few years since I’ve played shoop. Cool property that is completely underutilized. Would be a great candidate for a winter park type renovation. Greens are slow, small and uninteresting. Just looked a a new aerial photo and it looks like they now have fairways. Used to just be shortish gang mowed grass everywhere. Does not drain well at all. Not worth a trip but not a bad place for a quick 9 if killing time in the area.

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Sign-ups open for all the 2022 WSGA events next week Tuesday. I’m planning on playing Net Partners for the third time, as it’s been a very fun experience each year so far. Probably The Bog on June 6.

Anyone else playing in some WSGA events this year?

Planning on jumping in for the first time this year - planning on match play (Watertown CC on 6/2), State Am (Oakwood on 7/5), and Mid-Am (Janesville Riverside on 7/9-7/10). Wanted to get into the 2-Man, but is looking like I will have some personal conflicts around that time

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