Frostbite Scramble

Event Date: 
February 10, 2018
The Lakeside Supper Club - 37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Proceeds benefit the Dousman Fire Department & Summit Police Department

The Timothy Gahagan Memorial Frostbite Scramble is similar to a 9 hole golf scramble but it's on frozen Silver Lake in Oconomowoc, WI.  "Golfers" use a tennis ball and are allowed to use any device to strike the ball from the ground.  Teams are comprised of 2-5 golfers with a shotgun start. 

Event Week Info

Volunteers needed

Draft event instructions 

Course map

Hole assignments

Please have all your team member register for your team.  If you would like to add a 5th person, have them register as a single and we will add them to your team.


Nine hole, par 35, 1400 yards.  Hole distances vary from a 75 yard par 3 too a 200 yard par 5.  Tee boxes are Astroturf and the green will be shoveled and relatively smooth.  The remainder of the course is un-shoveled.  Golfers must use a tennis ball (supplied) but can use any device to hit the ball provided it is hit from the ground. 

There may be more than 9 holes to accommodate the additional golfers.  Golfers can play as many holes as desired but only the 9 holes from where they start will count for their overall score.

2017 Photos - photo video
2016 Photos 
2015 Photos


The Lakeside Supper Club & Lounge is the gracious host of the Frostbite Scramble.  They will have drink and food specials throughout the day.  

  Individual Foursome
Before December 31 $25.00 $100.00
January $30.00 $120.00
February $35.00 $120.00
Event Day $40.00 $140.00

Don't have enough people for a foursome?  No worries, we can put you with another group.  The foursome format is pretty flexible.  If you want to add a fifth, register your foursome and a single player.  We will put your single with our foursome.


10:30  Check in (bar opens)
11:00  Lunch specials start
12:00  Shotgun start
2:00    Awards

Weather / Refund Policy: 

In the event that the ice is not 6" thick, we will refund the registration fee.  Refunds are not permitted for any other reason.

Other contests

Long drive
Closest to the keg
Putting (inside)
All contest are 50/50 cash prizes.  Sign up for all four ($20) and get a free beer on the course.

Hole Sponsor & Donations

Hole sponsorships are available for $250 and includes a foursome.

Donation form

Silent Auction

There will be silent auction items with 100% of the proceeds going to support the Dousman Fire Department and the Summit Police Department.  

If you would like to donate a silent auction item for 2018, please contact us at

Volunteers & Spectators

We are in need of volunteers to help with set up, registration and general assistance. Volunteers and spectators are welcome to walk the course and cheer on their team or antagonize them. We DO NOT have a silent rule on the course.


  1. The ball may be struck with any instrument (including your foot) but must be struck while the ball rests on the ground. (you cannot pick up the ball and hit it)
  2. The ball should be hit from the T-box matt.
  3. Heckling other foursomes is encouraged
  4. If a ball from another foursome encroaches your play in any manner, you may "gently" move their ball - we recommend a good slap with a 5 iron.
  5. Max score per hole is 13
  6. Please repair all divots.

Best Ball Scramble Format

  • Play begins with each member of the group teeing off. 
  • With the agreement of the other members of the group, the team captain decides which drive is the most desirable.
  • The other members of the group pick up their balls and proceed to the spot of the selected drive, where they will hit their second shots.
  • The best of the second shots is then chosen. The group will then hit all their putts (or third shots) from that spot.
  • This procedure continues until the ball is in the hole.
  • At the end of each hole, the score for the group is recorded on the card.
  • Golfers can play more than 9 holes but the final score will be based on 9 holes and awards will be based on a 9 hole finish time.

History of the event

In 2012, our father needed medical assistance.  That day, we realized how much our police, fire and EMS members contribute to our communities.  Almost immediately men and women rushed into our home, some still in their civilian cloths, to assist a family member.  Many of these men and women are volunteers and in an instant they dropped whatever they were doing in order to assist our family. We are immensely thankful for their dedicated service.

That day we decided we needed to give back to these heroes. That was the impetus for the Frostbite Scramble.  One hundred percent of the revenue goes directly to the Dousman Fire Department and Summit Police Department to support the men and women who support our communities in our greatest time of need.  

In October 2013 we made our last call to 911.  The brave men and women of The Dousman Fire Department and Summit Police Department were there to assist our family as they had numerous times before. Unfortunately, Tim left us two weeks later.  The event which now carries his name is in memory of Dad - Timothy Gahagan.

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