In these tough times families, businesses and even most states are slashing spending, reexamining their needs and eliminating extravagances.
But not the Senate Democrats who want to attract a lot of lobbyists to raise a boat load of money at the annual State Senate Democratic Committee golf fundraiser this Friday (May 29) at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva.
To make those $900 per golfer entry fees more palatable, the committee is offering some nice door prizes.
New this year is two hole-in-one contests whose prizes are $50,000 and a new car.
It's legal, according to the Government Accountability Board. The committee bought an insurance policy for around $1,000 that will pay out in case one or both of the prizes are won.
In addition, each member of the foursome that gets the lowest team score wins a $500 stay-and-play package at Grand Geneva. The winners of the longest drives by a male and a female and the winner of the longest putt each get $100 golf shop gift cards.
So who's paying who to play?