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.
Participation in the event is open to women aged 21 and up who will compete in teams of three to four players from the same club or facility. Registration must be completed by an Illinois PGA Member and participants should contact their local PGA Professional to get a team registered.
The Women’s Team Skills Challenge is similar to the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship for young golfers seen televised the Sunday before the Master’s Tournament. Participants will compete against each other in a team format testing driving, chipping, and putting skills, with the top three scores in each skill counting towards the team total.
“We are excited to host this event in conjunction with the excitement surrounding the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,” said Carrie Williams, executive director of the Illinois PGA. “Women’s golf has seen tremendous growth recently both locally and nationally, and we want to continue to provide opportunities across the Chicagoland area that showcase that the fun, social aspect of golf complement skills development at any level.”
A continental breakfast and Bloody Mary bar will be provided to all contestants beginning at 8:00am, with the skills challenge set to begin at 9:00am. Following the skills challenge, entrants will receive one complimentary ticket to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, contested at Kemper Lakes Golf Club. A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from each location.
Interested participants should contact their local PGA Professional or Catherine Wagner, Illinois PGA, at CWagner@pgahq.com or (847) 729-5700 with any further questions.
The all-female firm of Flener IP & Business Law joined the Illinois PGA this season as Silver Level partner and was a perfect match to sponsor the new Women’s Team Skills Challenge event. In addition, the firm will sponsor the Pro-Women’s Championship September 27 at Ravinia Green Country Club.
About Flener IP & Business Law
Flener IP & Business Law brings big firm experience to discerning clients, taking time to counsel clients on strategic decisions with regards to their intellectual property portfolios. The firm collaborates with affiliates to bring a global perspective to intellectual property protection. Zareefa B.Flener, Manager, is an intellectual property attorney. She is well versed in patent/trademark/copyright preparation, prosecution, and litigation/opposition work in both the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, providing a well-rounded approach to clients’ intellectual property. Zareefa’s partner, Elaine M. Ramesh, rounds out the chemical/pharmaceutical practice, while partner Bryna Dahlin is a litigator with a proven track record and is a Jane of all trades who, as opposed to Jack, has an enviable depth of knowledge and experience in client matters. The firm offers almost three decades of experience to its clients, building a solid foundation for any company, University or individual, and remains a women-owned business.
About the Illinois PGA/Illinois PGA Foundation
The Illinois Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in northern and central Illinois who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Illinois PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With over 840 members and apprentices, the Illinois PGA is one of the 41 regional Sections that comprise the PGA of America. The Illinois PGA Foundation focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth. Foundation initiatives include: GolfWorks Illinois, Youth-based Scholarship Funds and the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. For more information about the Illinois PGA and the Illinois PGA Foundation, please visit www.ipga.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter (@illinoispga) or Instagram.
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