Inaugural LPGA International Crown – Tune into the Golf Channel!

By Samantha Rubin, Communication Manager - Rich Harvest Farms Who is the best golfing nation in the world? The wait is finally over. Starting in 2014, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will launch a new, biennial global event called the International Crown. The inaugural tournament will debut July 21-27, 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, and then in 2016, journey to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Tune in Front  06.25.14 (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…)

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…)