KemperSports ready to take charge at Cantigny

By Len Ziehm February is again show-time for Chicago golfers. The third annual Tinley Park Golf Expo begins a three-day run on Friday (FEB 7) at the Tinley Park Convention Center and the 31st Chicago Golf Show takes over the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on Feb. 21 for a similar three-day run. Cantigny Golf Wheaton, IL In the meantime, though, there has been a lot going on within the Chicago golf scene even during these extraordinary winter months. Most notable is a management change at Cantigny, the well-regarded 27-hole facility in Wheaton. Northbrook-based KemperSports will take on management duties in mid-February, leading in to Cantigny 25th anniversary season. Cantigny becomes the 16th Chicago golf facility under the management of KemperSports. (more…)

Tinley Park Golf Expo & Chicago Golf Show offer everything new in golf!

While winter just keeps on giving, and with everyone hoping for an early spring, now is the time to get ahead of your game. February is Chicago's Golf Show Month where you can demo the newest golf equipment, get free golf tips and lessons from celebrity golfers & PGA professionals, pick up golf travel information from area exhibitors, and enter for chances to win free golf and more!! (more…)

PGA Merchandise Show

By Len Ziehm PGA Merchandise ShowORLANDO, FL. - It's become a tradition now. For the ninth straight year David Glod, president of Batavia-based Tour Edge, has gotten a jump on his club manufacturing rivals at the massive PGA Merchandise Show. The biggest show in golf begins a three-day run at the Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday with over 1,000 golf companies and brands and over 40,000 industry professionals from around the world displaying their wares. Over 20 Chicago area companies will have a big presence. (more…)

One Week Until the 2013 Concierge and Hospitality Professionals Golf Event!

Lost Marsh Golf CourseHello concierge golfers!! Come out Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond! Play a round of golf with your colleagues and network with fellow concierges and hospitality professionals. If you are a concierge or hospitality professional and play golf … this event is sure to be fun-filled and a great way to network with fellow colleagues and spend a day at the beautiful Lost Marsh Golf Course. You will also have an opportunity to experience first-hand all that Lost Marsh has to offer (more…)

Encompass Championship Approaches

North Shore Country Club Glenview, Illinois June 17-23, 2013 Encompass Championship North Shore Country Club GlenviewThe new Encompass Championship brings legends of golf and top celebrities to an exciting Pro-Am format new to the Chicagoland area.  The event will take place at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, where a prestigious course designed by the renowned architect Harry Colt awaits some of the best players in the game. The major championship winners already scheduled to attend this event include: Mark Calcavecchia, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Elkington, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Mark O’Meara, Larry Mize, Corey Pavin, Nick Price, Jeff Sluman, Craig Stadler, Hal Sutton, Bob Tway, and Fuzzy Zoeller. (more…)

Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club

By Len Ziehm Back in 2002 it was hard to imagine that the Senior PGA Tour wouldn't be coming back to Chicago the following year.  After all, the circuit for golf’s 50-and-over stars had been well-received for the 12 previous years and the players made it clear they liked coming here. Sponsorship didn't materialize, though, and the event known originally as the Ameritech Senior Open and then – in its last three stages – as the SBC Senior Open was gone forever. On a more upbeat note, however, the most exciting feature of this golf season is the circuit’s return -- for the June 17-23 Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club in Glenview. Chicago’s devoted golf fans, though, shouldn't expect to see revival of the tournaments held here from 1991-2002. Lots of things have changed since then. (more…)

Encompass Championship News

North Shore Country Club Glenview, Illinois June 17 – 23, 2013 A legendary course. Legendary players. And you can be right in the middle of it all. The Champions Tour returns to Chicago from June 17th – 23rd as the Encompass Championship premiers at North Shore Country Club in Glenview.  The tournament features a special Pro-Am format where Champions Tour professionals partner with amateurs and celebrities on Friday and Saturday for an event-within-the-event competition. Players on the Champions Tour are among the most well-known and accessible in golf today. (more…)

Bolingbrook Golf Club Announces the Opening of the Cleveland Golf Tour Experience

Opening Day Event Scheduled for April 13 Bolingbrook Golf Club announced on April 8 its new partnership with Cleveland/Srixon Golf and the opening of a new club fitting and club building studio named The Cleveland Golf Tour Experience (TCGTE). An opening event for TCGTE will be held Saturday, April 13 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Bolingbrook Golf Club’s Driving Range & Golf Academy (1001 Kings Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60490). (more…)

2013 Encompass Championship Debuts in Chicago

Encompass Championship Champions Tour Golf returns with an exciting new format, attracting many of the world's most recognized names in professional golf! The Encompass Championship marks the return of Champions Tour Golf to the Chicago area on June 17-23, 2013. North Shore Country Club This tournament will introduce an exciting new format to Glenview’s North Shore Country Club and the Chicago area with five days of Pro-Am action along with three days of Champions Tour competition on June 17-23. (more…)

Golf Fashion Show – Thursday, April 11, 2013

Golf Fashion ShowHOSTED BY THE FIRST TEE GREATER CHICAGO “A tradition unlike any other”. Although we won’t be at Augusta, The First Tee of Greater Chicago is hosting a party unlike any other and you won’t want to miss it! The 2013 TFTGC Golf Fashion Show will be held at “Untitled Chicago”, a speakeasy themed club located in River North on Thursday evening, April 11. This exciting new special event features a premiere golf fashion show hosted by the PGA Tour Superstore that will showcase the 2013 season’s hottest new golf apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Children. (more…)