The fourth Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the newly redesigned Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse. Registration that day begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The event ends with an early afternoon lunch.
Early bird registrations are welcome at a rate of $75 — the registration fee increases to $85 on July 1. Final registrations are due Aug. 26.
The Labor Day weekend event — a major fundraiser for the La Crosse Public Education Foundation — honors the late Dr. Charles Miller III, a foundation co-founder and a longtime member of the Board of Education for the School District of La Crosse. Dr. Miller was a surgeon at what is now Gundersen Health System. He died unexpectedly while playing racquetball in May 2011.
Foursomes play to win a total of $1,000 in prizes for La Crosse public schools.
Teams compete not just on golf skills in the scramble format. The event includes a unique feature: the Knowledge Open Challenge. At various holes on the course, questions are asked by National Honor Society students. Each event foursome, as a team, answers the questions during its round of play. Teams’ final scores are based on their golf game as well as their performance on the quiz.