GOLF NOW! Chicago April News

MASTERS WEEK IS HERE!

With Masters Week upon us, which player will you cheer for to win the coveted green jacket? Will a rookie favorite walk away donning the green jacket ... or will seasoned tour pro Bubba Watson repeat a victory in Augusta on April 12 for his 3rd green jacket?

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF AMAZING GOLF!

With Chicago golf courses gearing up for a great season, there truly is no better golf than Chicago golf! The Windy City and surrounding burbs offer local and visiting golfers some of the finest tracks around. Check out how one golf course is giving back to its golfers as it celebrates 20 years of amazing golf! Read about Prairie Landing's $1.6M makeover and what it means to area golfers.

GOLF OUTING SUCCESS STRATEGIES

If you are new to planning golf outings, or would just like to learn more about what makes or breaks a successful golf event, read Christy Duke's success tips for planning great events. A skilled event planner on staff at Bolingbrook Golf Club, Christy will guide you through all the planning and execution steps, so that you will look like a star! If you haven't booked your outing, call her for best rates and available dates at this premier course!

TIPS FROM THE PROS

By Duane Borcherding, PGA Professional & Director of Golf, White Hawk Country Club

The golf season for Northwest Indiana and the greater Chicagoland area is just about here. To help you get off to a good start this golf season, here are some of my tips to help you create a solid foundation, increase your speed and quickness, and ways to avoid setback injuries.

INDEPENDENT TEST CONFIRMS LONGEST CLUB IN GOLF

Looking for more distance on the golf course this season? Find out which fairway wood proved to be the longest in golf! An independent robot club test performed at Golf Laboratories, Inc. in San Diego, California, confirms that this fairway wood is truly the longest fairway wood in golf.

SUPPORT FUTURE GOLF STARS BY VOLUNTEERING - TWO GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!

Interested in a volunteer opportunity at a professional golf tournament this season? There are two great opportunities to support future golf stars and to give back to the sport of golf. Read more to learn how you can volunteer at two upcoming tournaments that need your help!

2015 LPGA SYMETRA TOUR - BLACKTHORN GOLF CLUB, SOUTH BEND, IN

The LPGA Symetra Tour is hosting the return of the Four Winds Invitational for the 4th year at top-rated Blackthorn Golf Club in the South Bend/Notre Dame, IN area this June and is in need of volunteers. If you have not had this opportunity in the past, we encourage you to get involved! It's a great way to give back to the game. Come out and support women's professional golf and the future stars of the LPGA Tour! Visit www.BlackthornGolf.com.

2015 U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB, OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL

By Andrew Lamie, Championship Director
115th U.S. Amateur Championship

The U.S. Amateur Championship is the nation's oldest golf championship dating back to 1895. Past winners of the U.S. Amateur include Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The last time a U.S. Amateur was contested in Chicago was in 1997, when Matt Kuchar was victorious at Cog Hill.

TOURNAMENTS TICKETS - BUY NOW!

Save on tournament ticket prices now when you purchase online to upcoming PGA and LPGA Tournaments. The Encompass Championship tournament returns to Chicago to the famed North Shore Country Club in Glenview, IL on July 6-12. Buy your tickets now for some great offers and savings. World's Golf "Hall of Fame" members and other fan favorites will be returning to this exciting event!

WINNER OF OUR DREAM GOLF GIVEAWAY PLUS TWO MORE PROMOTIONS!

Congratulations to Kyle Corcoran of LaGrange, Illinois who was the winner of our "Dream Golf Giveaway!" Our winner was selected randomly from all of our entries through March 31. Visit golfnowchicago.com for upcoming promotional giveaways and to register for a chance to win our VIP Experiences to the upcoming Encompass Championship and to this year's BMW Championship!

UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
Easter Brunch
April 5, 2015
Prairie Landing GC, West Chicago, IL
Call 630-208-7633 for reservations.

April Golf Tournaments
April 18 & 26, 2015
Prairie Landing GC, West Chicago, IL

Senior PGA Championship
May 21-24, 2015
French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN

Will County Amateur Championship
April 18 & 19, 2015
Balmoral Woods, Crete, IL
balmoralwoods.com
 
Four Winds Invitational
June 19-21, 2015
Blackthorn GC, South Bend, IN

Encompass Championship
July 6-12, 2015
North Shore CC, Glenview, IL
encompasschampionship.com

U.S. Amateur Championship
August 17-23, 2015
Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, IL
BMW Championship
September 14-20, 2015
Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, IL
Encompass Championship
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