Illinois PGA to host Women’s Team Skills Challenge event at Twin Orchard CC during KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Week

Glenview, Ill. – June 20, 2018 – The Illinois PGA announced that it will host a Women’s Team Skills Challenge event at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Ill. on Thursday, June 28th to coincide with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship that kicks off the same week across the street at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Ill. (more…)

Save some green with the best deals of the season at the Chicago Golf Show

Chicagoland area golfers know the Chicago Golf Show February 26-28, 2016 is the only place to get everything you need for your first tee time of the season!

GOLF NOW! Chicago will again be offering fabulous golf prizes to win at our booth #1009 -- compliments of our partners! Discover the prizes below:

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Speedgolf, FootGolf find their way to Chicago area courses

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm With the exception of the Presidents Cup team event, coming up in Korea in two weeks, the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season is over. Jordan Spieth’s win in the FedEx Cup playoffs on Sunday brought it to a dramatic conclusion. In the Chicago area, though, there’s still a few events on the October calendar including two that carry fancy titles. The U.S. FootGolf National Championship will be held on Saturday (OCT 3) at the Chicago Park District’s Sydney Marovitz course and the Speedgolf World Championship is Oct. 19-20 at The Glen Club in Glenview. (more…)

Murray Brothers inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame‏

[caption id="attachment_1110" align="alignnone" width="584"]Wednesday Sept 16, 2015. @Charles Cherney Photography Wednesday Sept 16, 2015. @Charles Cherney Photography[/caption] Recognized for contributions to caddying following BMW Championship Pro-Am By Gary Holaway, Vice President, Communications Western Golf Association and Evans Scholars Foundation LAKE FOREST, Illinois (September 16, 2015) - Actor Bill Murray and his five brothers - whose experiences as caddies at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka inspired the 1980 comedy classic, “Caddyshack” -were inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame on Wednesday night at the 2015 BMW Championship following their participation in the Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. (more…)

BMW Signs On as Official Partner of USA GOLF Federation for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

BMW Signs On as Official Partner of USA GOLF Federation for Rio 2016 Olympic Games Partnership Extends Company’s Support of Golf Ahead of Sport’s Return to Olympic Games. By Katie Kokkinos, BMW of North America, LLC and Chris Smith, PGA TOUR Business Woodcliff Lake, NJ - September 16, 2015: BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), announced today that it will add the USA GOLF Federation to its roster of National Governing Body (NGB) partners in advance of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. BMW will provide mobility services including transportation assistance to the USA GOLF Federation leading up to and during the Rio 2016 Games. (more…)

3 Tips for Event Success

Bolingbrook Golf ClubEnsure Event Success When Your Work With Professional Planners

Written by Christy Duke, Tournament Sales Manager Contributions by Eric Aldrich, Head Golf Professional Bolingbrook Golf Club A guru, as defined by Merriam Webster, is a teacher or guide that you trust.  Well, consider me your golf event guru.  Planning an event can be a strenuous undertaking, even for the seasoned event planner; therefore, it is imperative you have someone like me on your side when planning and executing your golf event.   Here are 3 simple tips to make your 2015 event a successful one. (more…)

2015 Golf Show Recap

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2015 GOLF NOW Chicago guideWith an exhibitor booth sell-out this year, the 4th Annual Tinley Park Golf Expo experienced steady crowds the entire weekend!  Golf show attendees who stopped by GOLF NOW! Chicago’s Booth #706 at the Tinley Park Golf Expo had a chance to win over $2,500 in golf prize giveaways – rounds of golf and great golf packages.    The new 2015 GOLF NOW! Chicago guide debuted at the show. Attendees who entered for a chance to win a prize at GNC’s booth at the Tinley Park Golf Show where gathered around when winning names were called for all 11 prize giveaways! (more…)

Valparaiso Parks’ Courses to Host Open House

March means spring, and spring means golf! To kick off what promises to be an exciting 2015 season for both Forest Park and Creekside golf courses, the City of Valparaiso’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a season-pass drive and open house from 11am-3pm on Saturday, March 21 at Forest Park. Area golfers are invited to enjoy chili and snacks, compete in a putting contest (weather permitting) and learn what’s new in Valparaiso golf this year, including a streamlined rate structure. Incentives will be available for all golfers purchasing season passes that day,…continue reading →

Redefining afternoon tee with the Ladies

EWGA Chicago MetroBy Shirley Brown, President EWGA Chicago Metro Chapter The Organization for Women to Learn, Play and Enjoy the Game of Golf Attention all ladies (and gentlemen) who are interested in learning the game of golf or who already play. Are you looking to play more golf? Maybe expand your network of golfing buddies? Check out the links listed below to learn more about the EWGA and the Chicago Metro Chapter. http://ewga.com/index.php/ewga/faqs.html http://ewga.com/index.php/ewga/member-benefits.html http://www.myewga.com/chicagometroilchapter/home The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. As the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game. The Chicago Metro Chapter of the EWGA has been in existence since 1994, and is growing strong! We have over 300 members; offer 25+ leagues in Chicagoland and NW Indiana, a full complement of weekend golf events, fun and competitive golf and more! Our player development program includes clinics, lessons, and events geared specifically to the new golfer. We even organize both social and golf activities during the winter months for all levels. (more…)

It Ziehms to Me: Asian Watch Party was vital for International Crown’s future

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm The first International Crown concludes Sunday at Caves Valley, in Owings Mills, Md., but a Saturday gathering that wasn't held anywhere near the course will have a more direct bearing on how the event plays out at Rich Harvest Farms in 2016. Jerry Rich, in the forefront during the Crown's creation, hosted a Watch Party for nearly 200 members of Chicago's Asian community at The Stonegate in Hoffman Estates. Big-screen televisions flanked both sides of the speakers' podium, ethnic food and beverages were offered and Crown memorabilia was available. Rich and his staff hosted smaller gatherings for other ethnic groups in the days leading up to the inaugural staging of the global team competition, but Saturday's was the big event that Rich most wanted. (more…)