A Great Time for a Great Cause

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Faith Lutheran Church, Marshfield, WI

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Faith Lutheran of Marshfield recently held a golf outing for fellowship and fund raising for Stand With Africa.  Prizes were donated and funds were raised with various "optional" purchases by the golfers such as The "Lutheran Rosary" (file attached)and "Born Agains" (compare to "Mulligans").  As part of the education/fund raising dimenstion, there was a "quiz question" at each hole, with questions pertaining to our benevolence for the world's hungry or about biblical texts dealing with food.  Prize for the winners of the quiz was a home-made apple pie!  Thanks to Cheryl Ashbeck, Katie Muschinske and Nancy Young for submitting the ideas.  They can be contacted via Faith Lutheran Church of Marshfield.

A Great Time for A Great Cause
Lutheran Rosary

A Great Time for A Great Cause! [ TOP ]

Welcome to the First Annual Faith Lutheran Golf Outing for Hunger

Purpose - Fellowship and fundraising for the Bishops Fund for Malawi and Stand With Africa, a Campaign of Hope for the urgent needs in Africa.

How to Begin

1. Register at one of the tables to confirm your tee time and partners.

2. Boost your score and fun level by buying the following (optional) coupons: All proceeds from these sales will go to the Bishop's Fund!

a. "Born agains" also known as "mulligans". Good for one free tee shot "redo".

b. "Saved by graces" Good for one free shot anywhere on the course.

c. "Lutheran golfer's rosary" A piece of string that can be used to get out of trouble or shorten putts. Details in the bag with string!

3. Proceed to hole #1 with your group and have a great time! Men will be using the white tee markers. Women and high school youth and younger will use the red tees.

4. Don't forget to come back to the clubhouse area for lunch and awards!


Loaves and fishes award - There will be a trivia question on a placard by each hole. Each team will be given an answer sheet that should be given to the tour organizers at the end of your round.

Outstanding In the Field Award - One of the FLC choir's sturdy music stands will be placed in the fairway on Hole # 4. See if you can be the closest to it! You may have to choose whether to get on the green or go for the stand!

Wing and a Prayer Award - Awarded for the longest putt that actually goes in the hole! Men hole #3, Women hole #9, and youth hole #2.

Putt by faith - All members will putt their first putt on the green using the blindfold over his/her eyes. Feel free to help them and guide their aim without touching them. After the first putt is completed by all of the members mark the best putt and then finish the hole without the blindfold. Closest to the pin while blindfolded wins the prize!

Drive for Hunger - Hole #8, for all groups. The longest drive for each man, woman and youth will be recorded in the fairway on the markers. Happy Hitting!

Thank you for being part of this event!!!!!

Long Putt

Putt by faith

Long Drive

Music Stand

Most lost balls by a player

Men #3

Anyone #6

Men #8

Anyone #4

Women #9

Women #8

Youth #2

Youth #8


The 4 foot "Rosary for the Lutheran Golfer" (RLG) that is enclosed can aid your team to improve the lie of your ball or possibly even improve your score. Here are a couple of examples:

  • If your ball is lodged under a tree & is not playable, you can use the RLG to move the ball into a playable position and not be charged a penalty stroke. You move your ball 18 inches and now you have an unrestricted swing. You must then cut from your RLG the length of the distance you moved your ball.
  • If you leave a putt short (6 inches) or blast it long (2 feet), you may cut from your RLG the distance to the hole & then the putt counts with out adding an additional stroke!
  • If you are in the rough & would like to have a better lie, use your RLG to move the ball into the fairway (or on to the green) without counting an additional stroke. Remember to cut the length equal to the distance from your RLG.
You may use your RLG all at once or in several small increments, that's up to your team. Be careful & use your best judgement! Once the entire length of your RLG has been used, its ability to redeem you is depleted.


RULES: Pray before you begin, have a great time! [ TOP ]

A scramble means that all four team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker.

1. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits their next shot from the chosen spot of the prior shot.

2. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green also.

3. Putts need to be made within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score.

4. If the ball you choose to play is in a hazard (sand, water, etc.), the rough, or out of bounds, you can not drop the ball outside of the hazard or rough even if relief is within one club length away.

5. Each team must use at least one of each team members tee shots on each nine (minimum two tee shots per player).

6. Men tee off from the white tees and women and youth from the red tees.


1. Please smooth all marks made in Sand Bunkers.

2. Leave the putting green as soon as you have holed out.

3. Do not play until the players in front of you are out of range.

4. Balls may be cleaned on the green, and ball marks repaired prior to putting. You may not repair spike marks prior to putting.

5. Please observe all local course rules.

6. Enjoy the day and your fellowship with other Christian golfers!



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