Chicagoland News & Events

  • Qualifying for The 61st Illinois Open Championship

    The Illinois Open Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a 156 player field size.  Amateurs are eligible for the Championship provided they have a handicap index of 10.0 or less and are legal residents of the state of Illinois.  Participants must either be exempt or qualify. ...

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  • Illinois Open Champion Brad Benjamin Competing in 2010 Masters

    Current Illinois Open Champion Brad Benjamin is competing in the 2010 Masters in Augusta, Ga. April 5-11, having earned an invitation for his victory in the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. "You just don't picture yourself [at Augusta] no matter how good you think you are," said Benjamin. "It's just so surreal. I can't picture ...

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  • Olympia Fields to Host 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

    Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, to be played July 18-23. The U.S. Girls' Junior will be contested over the South Course at Olympia Fields, a 1915 Tom Bendelow design that recently underwent a major restoration by Steve Smyers Golf Course A ...

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  • Inaugural Patriot Golf Day to Take Place July 8 at Medinah Country Club

    The Folds of Honor Foundation has announced that it is partnering with Medinah Country Club, host of the 2012 Ryder Cup, as the venue for its July 8 Patriot Golf Day. The fundraiser will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation whose mission is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of service men and women killed or d ...

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  • Golf World Ranks Sydney R. Marovitz Course as One of America's Best Nine-Hole Tracks

    Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, managed by Billy Casper Golf, has been ranked the 18th best nine-hole course in the United States by Golf World in the magazine's just-released Top 25 ranking. As one of 4,430 nine-hole courses in the United States, per the National Golf Foundation, Sydney R. Marovitz shares elite status with other renowned nine-hole layo ...

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  • Above Average Amateur Wins Golfer's Guide's "Dream Golf Giveaway"

    Kevin Webber isn't your typical Golfer's Guide reader. The 35-year-old software engineer and father of two from Hoffman Estates does exhibit an obvious passion for the game - you can often find him on the range at Popular Creek, or when the winter chill sets in, the White Pines golf dome, working to improve his game. Webber says he plays more t ...

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  • Excel Golf To Again Sponsor Easter Seals Golf Invitational

    OAK BROOK TERRACE - Excel Golf Products, Inc., maker of Zero Friction Performance Tees, proudly announces that for the second consecutive year they will be the title sponsor of the Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley Region's 23rd Annual Golf Invitational. The event, which takes place on Thursday, June 17th, will be held at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woo ...

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  • 2010 Brother-Brother National Championship

    HILTON HEAD - This spring bands of brothers from every corner of the country will once again set aside sibling rivalries and team up for a chance to claim the 2010 Brother-Brother National Championship at Bluffton’s Old South Golf Links. The 36-hole Better Ball tournament is open to any and all two-man blood brother teams, and features two divisions ...

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  • LPGA State Farm Classic Extends Contract with Title Sponsor

    SPRINGFIELD - The LPGA State Farm Classic has renewed its contract with title sponsor, State Farm through 2011, Executive Director Kate Peters announced. The tournament will celebrate a milestone 35th anniversary in 2010, making it one of the longest running tournaments on the Tour. The 72-hole LPGA State Farm Classic will be held June 10-13 at Panther Cre ...

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  • Bolingbrook Golf Club Ranked as No. 28 Public Facility by Golf World Readers

    The second annual Golf World Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced, which recognized the 50 best private, public and resort golf facilities in the country. Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Ill., was ranked as No. 28 among public facilities, and was the only Illinois golf course to be named to the public facility list. The rankings are based ...

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