Chicagoland News & Events

  • PGA Merchandise Show has industry enthusiastic about 2013

    The 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 23-26 in Orlando, Fla., celebrated its six-decade history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands introducing new and innovative golf equip ...

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  • PGA Merchandise Show comes to a close

    The 60th PGA Merchandise Show closed Saturday and celebrated its history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands along with more than 43,000 PGA professionals, buyers and industry ...

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  • Study: Amateur golfers feel belly putter rule will have minimal impact on game

    Golf Datatech, LLC, an independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, has released a first-of-its-kind study developed to evaluate the reaction of "serious golfers" to the U.S. Golf Association's proposed new ruling that would prohibit anchoring the putter to the body while making a stroke. The study, which is being announced prior to ...

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  • Rounds Played at Record High Levels For 2012

    Golf Datatech, the golf industry's leading independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, announced that rounds played in 2012 have increased significantly and are trending towards record high levels for the year. The trending growth in rounds played, which are at levels not previously experienced since 2006, are backed by findings tha ...

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  • Golf’s Annual Charitable Impact Recorded at $3.9 Billion

    GOLF 20/20 -- the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry -- announced golf’s charitable impact of $3.9 billion in 2011. According to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation, golf as a fundraising vehicle includes an estimated: * 12,000 golf facilities (75 percent of U.S. total)* 1 ...

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  • Hotel Fitness Championship Tournament Director Named

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Duke Butler IV will serve as tournament director of the new Hotel Fitness Championship, to be held Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2013, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne. Butler will head the day to day operations of the championship for the Western Golf Association, which is conducting the event, said Vince Pellegrino, WGA vice president of t ...

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  • BMW Championship Selling Limited Number of Daily Tickets at Gate

    A limited number of daily tickets will be available at the gate for the 2012 BMW Championship being held Sept. 3-9 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Western Golf Association tournament officials have announced. “With so many fans showing interest in attending, and with this being the PGA TOUR players’ first visit to Indiana in more ...

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  • Stonewall Orchard to Host Premier Member Event on Illinois PGA Calendar

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. - Stonewall Orchard Golf Club will host the 90th Illinois PGA Championship & PGA Professional National Championship August 27-29. The championship is the premier member event on the Illinois PGA calendar.Midlothian Country Club assistant pro Frank Hohenadel returns to defend his 2011 title after his a 54-hole-total of 207 (65-70-72) at hi ...

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  • George Dunne National To Host Conservation Cup

    Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and legendary golfer Billy Casper will tee off the inaugural Conservation Cup Golf Outing sponsored by the Forest Preserve Foundation on Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the George Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest, Ill.The Cup will raise funds to expand educational a ...

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  • Top 8 Spots Solidified For U.S. Ryder Cup Team

    The top eight spots for the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Team are now official. So who’s in for the U.S.? Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson will all compete for the U.S. team in the 2012 Ryder Cup, set for Sept. 25-30 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. All eight qualifiers ...

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