Register now for 2019 Bowtie Classic to be held Aug. 31

One lucky golfer could win a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback by making a hole in one during the Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open to be held Aug. 31 at Forest Hills Golf Course.

Register by July 31 for the early bird rate of $80 per golfer.

The hole-in-one prize is sponsored by Toyota of La Crosse, which features a full line of new and pre-owned vehicles, as well as a state-of-the-art service facility. The dealership is known for its community support and commitment to “making La Crosse a better place to live, work and play.” The Corolla Hatchback is all new and redesigned for 2018.

To win the car, golfers will get one attempt from the Blue Tee at the beautiful, rolling Hole No. 7, a shot of approximately 171 yards in the shadow of Grandad’s Bluff.

In addition, golfers will be eligible to win prizes on three other Par 3 holes during the tournament. The final prize list will be determined just prior to the Aug. 31 event.

Registrations are due Aug. 23. Until July 31, the registration fee is $80, and increases to $100 thereafter. The fee includes a round of golf, power cart and a lunch to follow. Click here to download a registration form.

About 120 golfers are expected for the seventh Bowtie Classic, which is a major fundraiser for the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The event 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.

Teams compete not just on golf skills in the scramble format. The event includes a unique feature: the Knowledge Open Challenge. At each hole, questions are asked by National Honor Society students. Each event foursome, as a team, answers the questions during its round of play, earning one point off their golf score for each correct answer. Teams’ final scores are based on their golf game as well as their performance on the quiz.