Welcome to Our New General Manager – Matt Schroeder

We are pleased to announce that Matt Schroeder has joined the Shalagoco family as the new General Manager!

Matt will bring his immense passion for golf and people to Shawano Lake Golf Course.  Matt looks forward to teaching the game of golf to everyone, especially the younger generation. He is passionate about growing the game through teaching and hosting fun events that everyone everyone can enjoy.

Please welcome Matt to the Shal family!

Welcome to Our New Director of Golf

We are pleased to announce that Dylan Sutter-Balke will be joining the Shawano Lake team as the Director of Golf!

Dylan first started working as a golf shop assistant and as a part of the grounds crew at Shawano Lake Golf Club in 2012, after he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dylan worked with the 250+ member Junior golf program at Thornberry Creek for the 2013 season, before making his way to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he spent much of his time learning more about the golf business, teaching junior golf, and improving his own game. 

Dylan is happy to be back home from the Desert, as he enjoys trout fishing on the Wolf River and taking trips around the state to ice fish. He is an enthusiastic Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks fan, and enjoys attending a Badger game when he can. Family and friends are important to him, and he is happy to be back where he can spend time with them more often than not.

More specifically, Dylan enjoys teaching the game of golf to everyone, especially the younger generation. It is satisfying to be involved in the progression of their golf game from season to season, and see how much fun they are having.  He is passionate about growing the game through teaching and having fun events that everyone can participate in, so that we can build this game for years to come. 

2018 Shawano Lake Memberships

2018 Shawano Lake Membership Rates are now available!

To take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, fees must be paid in full by January 31st, 2018.

 

Green Fee Membership

                                                                    SPECIAL RATE            2018 GOLF RATE                  

Single                                                              $825.00                          $975.00                  

Couple                                                            $1025.00                       $1300.00              

Family                                                             $1225.00                        $1375.00                                            

Senior (60 yrs)                                                $725.00                          $875.00                      

Senior Couple                                                $925.00                          $1150.00

Student                                                          $325.00                          $385.00

Cart Membership

                                                                Special Cart Rate             Reg. Cart

Single                                                           $600.00                       $650.00                              

Couple                                                         $700.00                       $750.00                       

Family                                                          $750.00                       $800.00                      

Green Fee Memberships include play seven days a week, range pass, 20% off all regularly priced golf apparel, discounts on golf equipment and accessories, and complimentary member appreciation party for members 21 years or older.  Member golf & cart fees not valid for special outside events.

Weekday Golfer Only?  Be sure to ask about our weekday membership rates.

Range Membership Only

                                                                   Special  Rate           Reg. Rate

Single                                                            $150.00                       $200.00                                  

Couple                                                          $200.00                       $250.00                      

Family                                                           $250.00                       $300.00    

Need to reach Tony to discuss memberships?  Feel free to call him on his cell at (715) 853-4437 or send an email to joinus@shawanolake.com.

Closed for 2017 Golf Season

Thank you to all our members and patrons for a great 2017 Golf Season!  We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

While the course may be closed, the Shal Bar & Grill will remain open on Thursday and Friday Nights.  Join us on Thursdays for our Thursday Night Wing and Beer Specials and Fridays for Double Bubble from 4 pm to 6 pm and enjoy one of our great Friday Night Specials!

 

John Teller, Shawano golfer, to play in VGA National Championship

By:  Jacy Zollar, sports@wolfrivermedia.com
Veteran John Teller’s lifelong passion for golf became his “saving grace” after returning from the military.

After honing his game over the past several years, he’ll compete against 79 other veterans from around the country from Oct. 8-11 at the Veteran Golfers Association National Championship in Mississippi.

Teller was one of 20 golfers in the central region to advance to the tournament after qualifying at the regional championship in Michigan in August. He is of six Wisconsin golfers in the tournament.

“I’m very honored and proud to not only represent my community, family and branch of service in the military, but also the nation and patriots throughout time that have provided us the freedom to be able to enjoy things like this in our country,” Teller said.

Teller said his zeal for golf dates back to childhood when his father introduced him to the game with a set of rummage sale clubs. He quickly picked up the sport and played through high school and college.

Teller joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1999 and continued playing while stationed in Japan and California. After a nine-month deployment to Iraq in 2003, he finished his enlistment with side-effects that many veterans face.

“I was facing a lot of issues from being on the front lines in combat,” Teller said. “Things like PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anger management. I had a lot of problems being around people and it was just a rough part of life at that time.”

A few years after returning home, Teller decided to pick up a club and find the greens again.

“I went back to something I enjoyed doing — I went back to being on the course,” he said. “It was exactly what I needed. I didn’t have to be around a lot of people, I could relax and had my space. It helped me in a therapeutic fashion, which is called adaptive sports today.”

Teller realized the relief and joy golf could bring to other vets and decided to look into starting an organization. He discovered the VGA in 2014, a small nonprofit competitive golf organization that is dedicated to promoting golf for vets and families of all ages and disabilities.

Teller joined shortly after it was created and helped expand the organization nationwide. The VGA has 2,500 members, and Teller serves as regional director for 13 states in the central region.

“My whole goal with the organization was to help the many soldiers and their families avoid the darkness I went through,” Teller said. “Initially, I thought, ‘Hey, if I can even help one person find a light and joy through the game like I did, this will be worth the time and energy.’ And now we have over 2,000 people — and growing — who are finding that lightness. It’s incredible.”

Shawano Lake Golf Course and Thornberry Creek in Oneida are home to many VGA events throughout the year.

“While it operates on a competitive level, it’s really for all people of all ages and skill level, and I want to expose as many people in Wisconsin and Shawano to it as I can,” Teller said. “It’s all-encompassing, so there are divisions for wounded warriors, regular vets and family members.”

Teller said the diversity within the organization helps the vets associate with people who have had similar experiences.

That fellowship will be on display at the VGA National Championship.

“It’s 80 of the best veteran golfers throughout the country,” he said. “The VGA pretty much rolls out the red carpet for us. It’s very much a prestigious experience. The golfers have everything taken care of.”

While Teller feels a personal sense of accomplishment in qualifying for the event, he feels that the tournament holds a bigger meaning.

“During times like this when there’s a lot of divisive things going on, I think it’s really important to express our patriotism in this country and the gratitude that we’re afforded the opportunity to go to an event this,” he said.

Source:  Shawano Leader

Zook qualifies for state golf meet

Shawano’s Brianna Zook qualified for state Tuesday by shooting a 90 on the par-72 Thornberry Creek Golf Course at a WIAA Division 1 sectional.

Zook, who finished fourth, was one of three individual qualifiers from the tournament in Oneida, joining Waupaca’s Mark Ash (82) and Notre Dame’s Emily Conard (92).
Bay Port’s Jo Baranczyk (76) placed first.

Zook is a three-time sectional qualifier, but this is her first time making it to state.

“It feels great to qualify my senior year,” she said. “I’m proud that I was able to shoot a 90 today because it was tough out there with the wind.”

Shawano placed fifth at the tournament in Oneida with a score of 399, finishing behind Bay Port (369), Green Bay Preble (381), Waupaca (384) and Notre Dame (392). Bay Port and Preble advanced to state as teams.

The state meet will be held Oct. 9 and 10 in Madison.

Source:  Shawano Leader – By: Leader Staff

9th Annual Big Cup!

Join us for the 9th Annual Big Cup Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 14th, 2017!

The Big Cup is a 18-Hole 4 Person Scramble Event.  The team handicap must be greater than 40 and flights will be based on number of entries.

Registration is at 10:00 am with a Shotgun Start at 11:00 am.

Entry Fees:$50 for Shawano Lake Members with Cart Membership, $60 for Shawano Lake Members without Cart Membership and $75 for Non-Members.  Includes: 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Buffet after Golf, Hole Prizes and Team Prizes (Cash Payout).

Cash Payouts! – Purse Based on Number of Entries

There is an optional Skins Game. $80.00 per team plus Extra $500 in Pot from Shawano Lake Golf Course plus optional Magic 2’s Game for $40.000 per team.

For more information or to register call the Shawano Lake Golf Course at (715) 524-4890 or email joinus@shawanolake.com.

 

Wednesday Night Men’s League Steak Dinner

All Wednesday Night Men’s League members and subs are invited to the League Dinner tonight.  Dinner will be served from 5 pm to 9 pm.  Thank you to all our league members for a great season and best of luck to the two remaining teams playing for the championship tonight!

Teams can join us for 9 holes before dinner.  You can golf with your team but we will be doing a two man blind draw best ball tournament and skins game.  For the blind draw, if there are 20 people that get in, the top 10 golfers will go in a hat and the next 10 golfers in another hat.  We will then draw names from each hat to determine your partner at the end of the night.

Hope to see you on the course!

Fall Specials!

As the temperate drops, so do the prices at Shawano Lake Golf Course!  Come take advantage of our 2017 Fall Rate Specials including Multi-Player Mondays and our Foursome Special – 9 Holes with cart for only $15 per person or 18 Holes with cart for only $25 per person 7 days a week!

Check out all our Fall Rates and Deals at https://www.shawanolake.com/rates/.

Be sure to stop by the Shal Bar & Grill for Thursday Night Wing Specials and Friday Night Dinner Specials.

Old Hickory Classic

Join us for the Old Hickory Classic on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and play with the old hickory golf clubs!

The Old Hickory Classic is a four person scramble event with $1,000 in prize money in addition to purse based on entries.

Registration is at 9:00 am.  From 9:30 to 10:30, try your hand at the Hickory Long Drive Contest – $5 per entry. Shotgun start at 11 am.

Entry fee is $85 per person and includes 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Dinner and Set of Hickory Clubs for Tournament for the Foursome (Clubs must be returned after outing).

Charlie’s County Market Steak Fry Dinner starting at 4:30 pm!

Optional:

$20 per player Skins Game and $10 per player Magic 2’s

Not a Golfer? Sponsor a Hole for $100. Proceeds to benefit local youth charities.

For more information or to register, call the Pro Shop at (715) 524-4890 or email joinus@shawanolake.com.