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

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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…)

Highland Park’s Exmoor Country Club to host 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

The 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship will be played at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois, July 11-15, marking the first time since 1997 that one of the five senior major championships has been held in the greater Chicago area. Conducted by the WGA and PGA TOUR Champions, the event will feature a roster of all-time greats in golf, including past Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS champions Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer and 2017 champion Scott McCarron. Other well-known stars expected to compete at Exmoor include Vijay Singh, John Daly, Colin…continue reading →

Eaglewood, Appropriately Named “The Little Green Menace”, Delivers!

By Jim Zuccarelli Eaglewood 1st HoleOne glance at the Eaglewood scorecard and doubts immediately popped into my mind. A par 72 course that tops out at a few steps over 6,000 yards is plenty long for this 20 handicap golfer, but how does it defend itself against better golfers armed with 21st century technology? Surprisingly, pretty well, as the resort course in Itasca more than holds its own against all but the very best players. The 60 plus bunkers are menacingly deep and ideally placed, the three ponds and meandering creek at the north end of the course are true hazards, and the sloping greens are perilous from above the hole. (more…)

UL International Crown – On-site spectator experiences

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By Audrey Wayne, KemperLesnik

On-site elements at 2016 tournament deliver exciting viewing experiences for juniors, families and golf fans

2016-UL-International-Crown-4cGURNEE, Ill. (July 6, 2016) – Fans at the 2016 UL International Crown can find food, fun, learning opportunities and more when the LPGA comes to town July 19-24 at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois.

From charity initiatives and free admission for kids and military personnel to an energizing first tee environment, the LPGA is committed to bringing fans closer to the world’s best female players to deliver a memorable spectator experience at this major, international competition. (more…)

Arlington Lakes has upped its game to improve yours

Arlington Lakes Golf Club carts Anita M. Pacheco, Superintendent of Marketing and Communications Arlington Heights Park District Located in the heart of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Arlington Lakes Golf Club boasts a rich tradition of being the kind of golf course people love to call home. The Arlington Lakes Golf Club has undergone an extensive renovation and its new features and trends have re-awakened the 36-year old municipal golf course, which once served as a Nike Missile Base. The NEW Arlington Lakes Golf Club's, 90-acres course offers something for every golfer. The course features strategically placed, fescue edged bunkers that bring a natural look to the course. Living up to its name, water comes into play on nine of the holes. You will find its design will truly test your skills as a golfer. (more…)