PGA Professional, Jay Williams, Makes Golf Fun To Learn With Living Room Lessons!

PGA Professional Jay Williams has been around the Chicago and Northwest Indiana golf scene for many years. Originally from Springfield, MO, Jay has spent time at Olympia Fields CC, Lincolnshire CC and for the past 24 seasons, Briar Leaf Golf Club in LaPorte, IN. He’s well-known for his work with junior golfers, having twice been nominated for the Indiana PGA Section’s Youth Player Development Award. In addition to running the day to day operations at Briar Leaf, he is a highly sought-after golf instructor by players of all ages and abilities. GOLF NOW! Chicago recently caught up with Jay to ask about the popular video series, “Living Room Lessons,” that he has created, which is gaining steam through social media. (more…)

Sunset Valley Golf Club is open for its first full season

By Elizabeth Gogola | Director of Communications & Marketing Park District of Highland Park The newly renovated Sunset Valley Golf Club in Highland Park, Illinois is open for its first full season, 7am – 8pm, weather permitting (cart path only). To book your tee time, click here. Also opening for breakfast, lunch and dinner service, is the new 13Ninety restaurant and bar. Stop in any Friday night this Spring for the popular Fish Fry from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $16.75 per person. No reservations required. Private outing and events can be booked at the club.…continue reading →

Equipment, You & The Scoring Game

By Bill Abrams, PGA Professional and Teacher of the Year Well, the woodchuck says it’s going to be golf season sooner than later here in Chicagoland. Now is the time to think about and more so prepare for the upcoming season. This piece will discuss a few ways to prepare so you may be ready to play well right off the bat. (more…)

University of Illinois Women’s Golf to Host Invitational at Medinah Country Club

15 NCAA Teams Compete at Historic Medinah CC October 8-9, 2018

Medinah, Ill.– The University of Illinois Women’s Golf Team will host the Illini Women’s Invitational October 8-9 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.  This marks the first tournament hosted by the Fighting Illini since the 2008 Illini Spring Classic in Urbana, Ill. 15 teams will be participating in the event in a 54-hole stroke play format. The Big 10 Conference will be well represented with four conference teams competing: Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, and Wisconsin.  (more…)

2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Delivers Enhanced Spectator Experiences at Kemper Lakes Golf Club

Contributing to the excitement and fun of this month’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship—which takes place at Kemper Lakes Golf Club from June 26-July 1, the Championship will offer an enhanced on-site spectator experience that will let golf fans and families get up close and personal with the best players in the world.  (more…)

DeChambeau Highlights Field of Past Champs, Fan Favorites and Rising Stars at 2018 John Deere Classic

Photo courtesy of the John Deere Classic

Former Illini Star Dylan Meyer Receives Sponsor Exemption

Molinari, Niemann Bring International Flavor

MOLINE, Illinois (June 19, 2018) – With defending champion Bryson DeChambeau as the focus, this year’s John Deere Classic field will feature current and future Hall of Famers, up-and-coming stars, past champions and fan favorites. (more…)

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…)

The Glen Club Successfully Straddles the Private Club / Public Access Line

By Jim Zuccarelli The North Shore of Chicagoland is stocked with historic, well-heeled country clubs dating back to the golden age of golf design from the early 20th century.  So when The Glen Club came to be at the start of the 21st century, the new kid on the private club block needed a way to differentiate itself from the well-established competition. Start with a championship course by a highly regarded architect.  Add in a modern 48,000 square foot clubhouse.  Offer initiation and membership fees far below neighboring clubs.  Anything else? (more…)

Nick Hardy and Tee-K Kelly Receive Sponsor Invitations to the 2018 Rust-Oleum Championship

  Mundelein, Illinois (April 10, 2018) – University of Illinois star and Big Ten Player of the Year Nick Hardy will make his professional debut at this year’s Rust-Oleum Championship, June 4-10, at the Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein, tournament officials announced today. Hardy, 22, of Northbrook, who is completing his senior year at Illinois, said he officially will turn pro at the Web.com Tour event following the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. (more…)

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Returns for an Encore in Chicago’s Northwest Suburb

The best players in women’s golf are set to take the stage once again for the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 26-July 1, 2018. The stage – Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois – will host a Major Championship for the first time since hosting the 1989 PGA Championship, when the late Payne Stewart came from behind to win the first of his three Major Championships. Now, after an extensive clubhouse renovation and course upgrades, Kemper Lakes will end its 16-year hiatus from tournament golf and prepare the course for international attention. (more…)