If you’re looking for a way to enhance your March Madness experience, look no further than the 2013 Wisconsin Open. Two of your favorite things combined into one magical weekend: a Golden Tee tourney and the first round of college basketball’s extravaganza.
Tournament hosts David Crawford and Dan Miser both have been around the game of Golden Tee for quite some time, and both have done a superb job putting together this event in the past. Sussex Bowl and Sport Bar, which played host to the event last year, will do so again. It’s spacious, the drink prices are friendly, and there will be plenty of televisions for you to monitor until your bracket crumbles.
The event will take place March 22 through March 24—aka the opening round of March Madness—and players are encouraged to head to Sussex for a weekend of Tee. There will be a pre-tournament tournament on Friday night, a warm-up for those looking to get in as much Tee as possible.
On Saturday, the main event will get started with a five-course qualifier. Entry into this tournament is just $75, and the top 32 players will be placed in the main bracket. $4,000 has been added to the prize pool.
On Sunday, match play will take place and the 2013 Wisconsin Open champion will be crowned early Sunday evening.
Much more than just a weekend playing your favorite game, there’s something special about this tournament. Forget about the fact that you’ll be enjoying fine Wisconsin food (try the pizza) and diving deep into their magnificent brands of beer (Spotted Cow for me, please), but there’s a sense of camaraderie throughout this weekend that’s hard to pinpoint.
If you’ve attended before, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you’ve never been, now is the time to experience it.
For more information on the event, visit the official tournament thread on Underdogsports.net. Here you’ll find accommodations, a sign-up sheet, and more details. If you simply want to sign up the weekend of, that’s fine as well. Walkups are encouraged.
We’ll have much more on the Wisconsin Open as it approaches; stay tuned to LIVEWIRE for more.