Chicagoland News & Events

  • Golfer Leaves Audiences ‘Speechless’ With Special Olympics PSA

    Special Olympics is leaving viewers "Speechless" with its powerful new television public service announcement that has begun airing throughout the United States. The spot focuses on Special Olympics athlete and golfer Susie Doyens. Born with Down syndrome, Doyens remained practically mute for most of her childhood due to social pressure and anxiety. In "Spe ...

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  • Johnson Wins John Deere Classic In Playoff

    SILVIS, Ill. -- Zach Johnson won the John Deere Classic on Sunday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Johnson beat Troy Matteson in a playoff, hitting his second shot to a foot for a birdie. It is Johnson’s second win this year and the ninth win of his PGA Tour career. Johnson and Matteson both finished at 264. Scott Piercy finished in third place with a ...

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  • Midtown Athletic Club Golf Classic To Benefit Clearbrook

    PALATINE, Ill. - Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine will host its 2nd annual charity golf outing on Monday, July 23, at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, site of the 1989 PGA Championship. Proceeds from the Midtown Golf Classic will benefit Clearbrook, a leader in creating innovative opportunities and services for people with developmental disabilities throu ...

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  • Nationwide Facilities Help Take Your Daughter To The Course Week

    The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) are encouraging everyone to introduce daughters, granddaughters and nieces to the game of golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15. More than 1,000 participating facilities across the country will offer free green fees to girls accompanied by a paying adult, with m ...

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  • EWGA Championship Series Semifinals Set

    EWGA, an organization enabling current and aspiring business and professional women to connect through golf, will host its 17th Annual Championship Series starting this month. The event is the world's largest women's amateur golf competition. More than 2,400 women will participate in the championship series, which starts with individual chapter championship ...

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  • Stonewall Orchard Unveils US Open Contest On Facebook

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. -As host course for the 2012 Illinois PGA Section Championship, as well as its previous role as a U.S. Open qualifying venue, Stonewall Orchard Golf Club in Grayslake, Ill., has launched its 2012 U.S. Open contest online at www.facebook.com/stonewallorchard. Facebook fans who can guess the winner (and score) at this weekend's Olympic Club to ...

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  • Top College Players Receive Invitations To John Deere Classic

    SILVIS, Ill. - On Tuesday, the John Deere Classic announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to Illinois graduate Luke Guthrie and the two freshman finalists for this year's Ben Hogan Award, given to the top player in the college game. Guthrie, who turned pro last month shortly after graduation, finished tied for 19th Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic i ...

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  • The Royal Country Clubs: When Where You Play Really Matters

    Ask any golfer and they’ll be quick to tell you, the most important thing to them whenever they tee it up is how well they play. Whether it’s on the inestimable Old Course at St. Andrews or the “Ole Muni” two towns over, and whether they’re playing for the Claret Jug in Scotland or bragging rights in St. Charles, posting the low ...

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  • GolfBetter Studio Uses AboutGolf Technology To Offer Revolutionary Golf Training To Chicago Area

    The new GolfBetter Studio is a golf and fitness studio in Elmhurst, Ill. that offers one-on-one training by appointment only at the golfer's convenience. The private studio takes appointments 24 hours a day. The GolfBetter Studio philosophy and that of its owner, Rick Koscher, focuses on how to make the body move correctly and how to re-educate the ...

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  • Cog Hill's Dubsdread Ranked In Top 100 Courses In The U.S. By Golf Magazine

    Golf Magazine released its biennial list of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and Cog Hill's Dubsdread was ranked No. 89. This is Dubsdread's second appearance on this prestigious list. The Jemsek-owned golf facility and home course of the PGA Tour's 2011 BMW Championship appeared for the first time on the list in 2009 after a $5 million renovation t ...

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