Chicagoland News & Events

  • FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT - Greg Norman teams with Franklin Templeton for 23rd Shootout

    It’s a new year with a new tournament sponsor as Greg Norman teams with Franklin Templeton for the 23rd annual Franklin Templeton Shootout. The 2011 Shootout will be held December 7 – 11 at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Entering its 11th year in Naples, tournament host Greg Norman will welcome 24 of the wor ...

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  • Overhauling a Reputation

    By Steve Eubanks Courtesy of Golf Business Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it.” The same holds true for inanimate objects like golf courses. At least that was the case for Poplar Creek Country Club, the public course within the Hoffman Estates Park District, a ...

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  • Jacobson Chosen To Renovate Kemper Lakes GC

    Kemper Lakes Golf Club has selected internationally prominent golf course architect Rick Jacobson to renovate the prestigious18-hole northwest suburban Chicago layout, site of the 1989 PGA Championship and other significant pro and amateur tournaments. The club charged Jacobson Golf Course Design, Inc. to develop a Master Plan aimed at preserving t ...

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  • Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club (Hoffman Estates) Withstands Record July Rainfall After Major G

    (HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL) -The championship golf course at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club withstood record rainfall in July, proving the effectiveness of significant drainage work completed this spring. While the public-access course once succumbed to floods, it remained in excellent condition following 9.8 inches of rain last month, the highest t ...

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  • 2009 British Open Champion Stewart Cink To Play In This Year's John Deere Classic

    EAST MOLINE, Illinois (June 16, 2011) - 2009 British Open champion Stewart Cink will compete in the $4.5 million John Deere Classic, July 4-10, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., tournament officials announced Thursday. The addition of Cink's name to the commitment list means the John Deere Classic field now boasts the two most recent "Champ ...

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  • Medinah Patriot Day Launches New Texting Donation Tool

    Medinah Patriot Day Launches New Texting Donation Tool, Pledges Support To Joplin Tornado Victims In Honor Of Memorial Day Event will pledge percentage of donations to Heart of Missouri United Way through May 30 CHICAGO - May 25, 2011 - Illinois Patriot Education Fund (IPEF) announced today that it will don ...

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  • Marriott's Family Golf Festival Returns To Crane's Landing Golf Club For Fourth Consecutive Year

    Golfing families are Invited for a fun day of free golf activities and instruction LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - May 18, 2011...Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators, is once again reaching out to families all over the world and promoting "togetherness in golf." Located at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort at Ten Marriott Drive ...

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  • Golf Club of Illinois - Dialed Down, but Still One Heck of a Challenge

    In 1990 Gary Pinns battled the blustery winds and snarling fescue at the Golf Club of Illinois to win the last of his five Illinois Open championships. A testament to the severity of the 7,041-yard par-71 course, Pinns, who is now one of America’s top teaching professionals, was the only man in the field to defeat par. The public links-style la ...

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  • Revive That Old Time Feeling at Fox Bend

    Oswego’s Fox Bend Golf Course is a layout that purists will enjoy playing. The 6,890-yard, par-72 is a traditional test of shot-making ability decorated with mature trees, plush fairways and receptive greens. Owned and operated by the Oswegoland Park District, Fox Bend is fair, affordable and formidable.The layout contains 34 bunkers and water c ...

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  • A One-of-a-Kind Killian Design in Cary Chalet Hills Golf Club

    Surrounded by acres of McHenry County Conservation, Chalet Hills Golf Club has begun working on a new ‘natural’ initiative that will continue until completion in an estimated four to five years. The plan calls for working alongside construction and conservation groups to find more environmentally friendly alternatives. Included in the plan is t ...

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