Golf Benefit 2024

@ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Maple Bluff Country Club

Join us FORE A Good Cause!

32nd Annual Golf Benefit, Monday, August 5, 2024 at  Maple Bluff Country Club

Register Online & Pay by Credit Card Here

Each summer, the Friends of the Waisman Center hosts an annual golf benefit. This important fundraiser provides support for a broad range of projects and activities that
benefit individuals and families living with developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Spend the day with Friends FORE a good cause! Join us on Monday, August 5 at Maple Bluff Country Club for a great day of golf to benefit the Waisman Center. Lunch is available at 11:00 a.m. with a noon start to golf. The afternoon ends with dinner and brief awards to round out the evening by 6:00 p.m.

Together FORE Waisman! Everyone knows someone touched by an intellectual and developmental disability or a neurodegenerative disease. Enjoy an afternoon doing
something you love to benefit this special community. Your partnership is integral to our success and has helped the Friends raise close to $800,000 since 1992. The proceeds from this signature event help fund a broad range of Waisman clinical services, training, outreach, and research programs. There are many sponsorship opportunities, both on and off the course, which are detailed on the enclosed registration form. Help us fill the tee sheet so that we know that we are maximizing the benefit to individuals with disabilities and their families. Help spread the word so we can increase the work of the Waisman Center in our community.

We hope you will partner with us in transforming lives and building brighter futures

FFI: Please contact Teresa Palumbo at 608-263-5837 or by email at

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration Form

(Download the form and fill it out and then return it via email or mail.)

Information for Players


Date/Place: Monday, August 5, 2024 at Maple Bluff Country Club, 500 Kensington Drive, Madison, WI, 53704
Golf: Scramble format. We limit the number of golfers, so everyone should be finished by late afternoon and on the way home by 7:00 p.m.!
Schedule for the Day: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Arrive and register; purchase mulligan; pick up gift pack, and receive a drink ticket for a complimentary beverage on the course or at the bar
• 11:00 a.m. Box lunches are served
11:45 a.m. All golfers depart clubhouse
12:00 p.m. Everyone will tee off in a shotgun start
4:30–5:00 p.m. Golfers finish their rounds; meet at clubhouse for buffet and reception
What to Wear: Shoes with soft spikes only. Shorts OK (but, please, no gym shorts or denim). Men should wear collared shirts
What if it rains?: Play will go on unless storms are severe and long-lasting. If play is canceled, the reception will still take place, and players can obtain a rain check for a round of golf.
Mulligans: One mulligan per golfer; $20 each.
Prizes: Golfers can win prizes in a number of flag events and the top teams will receive gift certificates to the Maple Bluff Pro Shop.
Upon completion of play the leaderboard will be updated to show hole event winners. Merchandise credit will be awarded to the top placing teams. Credit can be redeemed at your convenience and a list of winners and their amount will be kept in the golf shop.
The Buffet and Reception: Most players come to the reception “just as they are” right after golf. The buffet will be set up in time for the first players who finish and will be replenished throughout the reception.
Prizes and contest winners will be announced once everyone has gone through the buffet line.
Invite guests to join us for the reception!
Reception-only tickets are $30 each.

FFI: Please contact Teresa Palumbo at 608-263-5837 or by email at