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:


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…)

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…)

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. 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…)

Why Am I Not Getting Better?

Jay casalettoBy Jay Casaletto, PGA Director - Golf Channel Am Tour-Chicago How many of you have heard these phrases before: "I don't understand why I didn't score better, I was hitting the ball so well at the range" or "The way you practice is the way you play in the game".  If the latter is true, it is no wonder why most of us don't get any better at golf. (more…)

It Ziehms To Me: International Crown trophy will be impressive

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm DAYTONA BEACH, FL. - I'll let you in on a secret. The trophy that will go to the winner of the LPGA's biggest-ever event will be one of the most impressive in all of sports. I received a sneak preview of the prize that the players in the new International Crown event will play for in July during my first visit to LPGA headquarters here (photo below). No pictures of the trophy or descriptions of it were allowed then, and the trophy won't be officially unveiled until April 1 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. (more…)

2014 Golf Show Recap

TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO Despite the wintry weather during the Tinley Park Golf Expo weekend, increased crowds and added exhibitors were out in full force!  Golf show attendees who stopped by GOLF NOW! Chicago’s Booth #802 at the Tinley Park Golf Expo had a chance to win over $2,000 in golf prize giveaways - rounds of golf and great golf packages.    The new 2014 GOLF NOW! Chicago guide debuted at the show. [caption id="attachment_597" align="alignleft" width="300"]John Masloroff - Winner of Broken Arrow giveaway John Masloroff - Winner of Broken Arrow giveaway - with Steve Kashul, Cheryl Justak and Michael Chen[/caption] Chicago Bulls Radio Host, Steve Kashul, stopped by GNC's booth at the Tinley Park Golf Show to help announce the winners of our giveaways.  Lucky winner, John Masloroff won our Broken Arrow Golf Club "golf foursome" giveaway.  Owner of Broken Arrow Golf Club, Michael Chen, helped congratulate our winner! Other winners included: Mike W. (Matteson, IL), Keith T. (Woodridge, IL), Zach M. (Chicago, IL), Tom A. (Highland, IN), Sheila W. (Emington, IL), Keith T. (Orland Park, IL), Mike K. (Merrillville, IN) and Rose R. (Palos Heights, IL). (more…)

Encompass tourney gets the spotlight at Chicago Golf Show

By Len Ziehm Chicago Golf Show The only pro golf tour event in Chicago in 2014 will also headline the 31st Chicago Golf Show. The Encompass Championship, which made its Chicago debut on the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the presenting sponsor of the winter attraction that begins a three-day run at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on Friday (FEB 21). Golf at Encompass Championship 2013 Jeff Sluman, the Champions Tour veteran from Hinsdale, will become the fourth former major champion to appear at the show, following John Daly (2008), Craig Stadler (2012) and Lanny Wadkins (2013). Sluman won the 1988 PGA Championship. (more…)