On New Year’s Day at 2 pm, the Red Putter in Ephraim held its first-ever Frostbite Open miniature golf tournament. Sixty-three people braved cold temperatures and brutal wind to play two rounds of miniature golf and compete for trophies, cash prizes, and Red Putter Scarves!
Erik Emanuelson of Sister Bay won the tournament with a two round score of 81. He won $1,175, a Red Champion Scarf, and the 1st place trophy.
Chris Hockers, Jay Chomeau, and Mark Schroeder all tied for 2nd with a two-round score of 82. After a tiebreaker playoff, Chomeau of Fish Creek took 2nd place, winning $200, a Red Putter Scarf, and trophy. Hockers of Sister Bay took 3rd place, winning $100, a Red Putter Scarf, and trophy. Hockers also took home a trophy and $100 for the Best Single Game score of 39, after a playoff with Jim McDonald.
Despite the weather, everyone had a fun time, and warmed up with chili and hot beverages. With such a good turnout, this may become an annual event!