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A unique feature of Forest Hills Golf Course is the train track running through the middle of the course with active use throughout the day.
Forest Hills, located in La Crosse, was site of the 2018 Chapter Clash Golf Tournament between Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin,


JULY 13-14, 2018
Minnesota
Wins Rain-Shortened Chapter Clash Golf Tournament in La Crosse

http://www.mpstma.org/_borders/MPSTMA.pngOn July 13, MPSTMA members met Iowa and Wisconsin STMA chapter representatives in La Crosse, Wisc. The day started off with overcast clouds but always looking like a threat to rain. Each state provided 2-man scramble teams with groups going off the front and back side of Forest Hills Golf Course features a unique, usable train track in the middle of the course.

 Umbrellas were not needed until groups reached their 11th or 12th holes. Then the rains came. Pouring enough for standing water on top of the greens. Host Peter Bemis, Wisconsin STMA Chapter Manager notified the players that this year's tournament was complete. Golfers would not be allowed back on the course. Everyone then enjoyed a great lunch under the awnings of the pro shop while it rained.

The tournament was reduced to nine holes. Minnesota was first, Iowa second and Wisconsin third - fitting that all three states medaled.

Most everyone stayed the night in La Crosse.


The second day of the Chapter Clash was spearheaded by UWL Grounds Services Manager Tony Meidl and his staff.  We were escorted throughout the UWL grounds via microbus and vans.  Included in the tour were stops at there track event spaces, soccer field, central campus open spaces, softball, baseball and shop complexes.  The tour concluded at Veterans Memorial Field with a lunch hosted by the WSTMA chapter in the suites overlooking the stadium.  UWL is host to the Wisconsin High School State Track meet each spring and they have a great host facility for a NCAA Division III school with an enrollment of 10,500. 

A great thank you again to the Wisconsin STMA group and we look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s chapter clash to defend the trophy!

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This event includes young staff, seasonals, students, anyone that works for the park, city or school.

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The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722