Quad Cities should be considered a golf destination spot

By Len Ziehm MOLINE, IL. – For years now I’ve told my golf-media buddies from the Quad Cities that they reside in ``the golf capitol of Illinois.’’ They think I’m kidding but, after four decades of covering the PGA Tour stop in that community, I’m not so sure. In fact, I can now say that the area encompassing Moline and Rock Island in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa could be a golf destination – and I’m NOT kidding. Golf in the Quad Cites is relatively inexpensive. That’s a big plus.  Nothing…continue reading →

Golf Now Chicago’s Concierge Golf Outing

By Len Ziehm TINLEY PARK, IL. – At first it seemed a walk down memory lane. I hadn’t been back to the Odyssey Country Club in Chicago’s south suburbs since 1997 – the third and final year the course was used as the site of the Illinois Women’s Open championship. Odyssey got that tournament, the state’s most prestigious for women,  off to a great start. This recent visit was to participate in the Concierge & Hospitality Professionals Golf Outing, a delightful affair organized for the eighth straight year by Cheryl Justak to create…continue reading →

Indiana’s Swan Lake lands U.S. finals, ING gathering

By Len Ziehm GREENVILLE, S.C. – Swan Lake, the Indiana resort that has operated  relatively low-key since its opening in 1969, is about to elevate its profile. Located in Plymouth, near the Notre Dame campus, Swan Lake hosted the National Junior College Championships last week and will host that event again in 2014. Of even more note, it’ll be the site of the U.S. finals of the World Golfers Championship this September and the International Network of Golf spring meeting in 2013. The announcements of both came at this year’s 22nd ING spring…continue reading →

My “Remarkable Days” in DuPage

May 2-4, 2012 By Cheryl Justak, President and Publisher Golf Club Masters, Inc., Publishers of Golf Now! Chicago Golf Club Masters, Inc. not only publishes Golf Now! Chicago, a high-quality Chicagoland Golf Destination Guide that is used by local golfers, visitors, concierges and meeting planners, we also provide an array of resources to help those charged with planning the company golf outing, coordinating the corporate retreat, or just personally looking to get away for a weekend of golf, great food and lots of things to do! Our Golf Now! Event Planning Services are…continue reading →

Eagle Ridge

By Len Ziehm GALENA, IL. – I’ve always had a warm spot in my heart for the Eagle Ridge Resort. Not only has it been a favorite get-away retreat for about 40 years, it’s also a place where I’ve been on hand for some special events. In 1984 I played in the grand opening outing for Eagle Ridge’s South course, a Roger Packard design. In 1997 I played in another celebratory round, one to mark the opening of The General -- Eagle Ridge’s premier layout, created by Packard and Andy North. That’s why…continue reading →