GOLF NOW! Chicago March News

Spring Fever Special, Upcoming Events, Win Free Golf & More!

The snow is melting fast and the temperatures are rising! Golf courses are busy preparing to open soon for golfers. Are you ready? Save some green through March 16 with the GolfVisions Players Pass "Spring Fever Special". Also, enter our on-line promotions for a chance to win free golf and VIP tournament experiences. Read our "Tips From the Pro" and other articles to get golf ready, and check out our upcoming Events Schedule. Major events are coming soon! Get tickets now and save!



"SPRING FEVER SPECIAL" ON GOLFVISIONS PLAYER'S PASS!
Save some green and get your GolfVisions Player's Pass before the season starts! The GolfVisions family of courses literally encircles greater Chicagoland, including SW Michigan and NW Indiana. With included golf (rounds and greens fees) valued at nearly $1,000, the GolfVisions Player's Pass normally sells for $199.95 but is available now through Monday, 3/16 for only $144.95 with FREE shipping. You can't beat the savings and all that you receive in benefits.

 

TIPS FROM THE PRO:
COMING OVER THE TOP
By Dave Fazio, Golf Sales Manager 
Eaglewood Resort & Spa

If you are a golfer you've probably heard the expression Coming Over the Top many times. So what does this mean and importantly what can I do to stop it? 

Well, coming over the top is when your upper body starts your downswing first or ahead of your lower body. 

Another way to look at this is the right shoulder (for a right handed golfer) is moving in an outward fashion instead of a downward direction.  This results in the golf club coming over the top of the desired swing plane.  

REDEFINING AFTERNOON
TEA WITH THE LADIES
By Shirley Brown, President
EWGA Chicago Metro Chapter

Attention all ladies (and gentlemen) who are interested in learning the game of golf or who already play. Are you looking to play more golf? Maybe expand your network of golfing buddies?  

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. As the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game.  

ROSS INSPIRED RAVISLOE
A WINDY CITY TREASURE
By By Jim Zucarelli
Windy City Public Golfer's Guide

Anyone who watched the Men's or Women's 2014 U.S. Opens at Pinehurst #2 were treated to the golf course architectural genius of Donald Ross, arguably the most accomplished and revered designer to have worked on American soil.  According to the Donald Ross Society, 13 courses in the Chicago area from 1913 to 1921 were either new creations or redesigns by Ross.  


VALPARAISO PARKS' COURSES
TO HOST OPEN HOUSE
March means spring, and spring means golf! To kick off what promises to be an exciting 2015 season for both Forest Park and Creekside golf courses, the City of Valparaiso's Parks and Recreation Department will host a season-pass drive and open house from 11am-3pm on Saturday, March 21 at Forest Park. Area golfers are invited to enjoy chili and snacks, compete in a putting contest (weather permitting) and learn what's new in Valparaiso golf this year, including a streamlined rate structure.


ENTER OUR ON-LINE PROMOTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAYS!
FINAL CALL FOR OUR DREAM GOLF GIVEAWAY PROMOTION!
WINNER CHOSEN ON MARCH 31!

Didn't make the golf shows? You can still have a chance to win some great golf prizes by visiting our website at www.golfnowchicago.com and entering our on-line promotional giveaways. Enter our "Dream Golf Giveaway" where one lucky winner will win 10 rounds of golf! The winner's name will be drawn on March 31! All on-line entries will also be eligible for a chance to win our "Champions Experience" at the 2015 Encompass Championship featuring some of the world's most recognized names in professional golf. The Encompass Championship comes to Chicago in July and great ticket packages are available now on-line at www.encompasschampionship.com.


We are not done yet! All entries will also have a chance to attend the 2015 BMW Championship returning to Conway Farms in September! The 70 world's best professional golfers will be there! Will you? Enter now for a chance to attend as a VIP if you win our "Championship Experience" VIP Package!
2015 GOLF SHOW RECAP


TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO

With an exhibitor booth sell-out this year, the 4th Annual Tinley Park Golf Expo experienced steady crowds the entire weekend! Golf show attendees who stopped by GOLF NOW! Chicago's Booth #706 at the Tinley Park Golf Expo had a chance to win over $2,500 in golf prize giveaways - rounds of golf and great golf packages. The new 2015 GOLF NOW! Chicago guide debuted at the show.

Attendees who entered for a chance to win a prize at GNC's booth at the Tinley Park Golf Show where gathered around when winning names were called for all 11 prize giveaways! Winners had photos taken with their prize at our booth and included the following: Ron Brow (Swing Into Spring "Marriott Midway" Package), Dennis McGowan (Stay & Play All Day "Radisson Star Plaza" Package), Tim Kenney (Balmoral Woods), Mary Ellen Shimkus (Balmoral Woods), Maynard Visser (Brassie), Luis Escobedo (Bolingbrook), Al Silinis (Broken Arrow), Douglas Chibe (Eaglewood), Dennis Williamson (Orchard Valley), Jay Sutphin (Prairie Landing), Richard Sauer (River Pointe), and Joe Walsh (Whisper Creek). 

CHICAGO GOLF SHOW
Golf fever was running hot! Record crowds attended the 32nd Chicago Golf Show presented by the Encompass Championship on February 27-March 1! Golf Hall of Fame Legend, Lee Trevino and 2015 Golf Hall of Fame's newest member, David Graham, drew great crowds at the Main Stage as they shared great stories, their golf insights and wisdom, and many past experiences with the audience!

Every paid attendee of the Chicago Golf Show received a COMPLIMENTARY ROUND OF GOLF to one of over 20+ Billy Casper Golf Courses, compliments of Billy Casper Golf, just for stopping by the "Free Golf" booth at the show's entrance.

OVER $5,000 IN TOTAL PRIZES AWARDED TO LUCKY WINNERS!

GOLF NOW! Chicago at Booth #1009 had record activity during the Chicago Golf Show! Randomly selected were 11 winning entries following the show's close for fabulous premier golf and "stay, play & dine" packages. Our gracious partners donated all prizes, with a total value of over $2,500!
 

Congratulations To Our Winners!!
 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PRIZE SPONSORS
We would like to thank all of our partners who donated prizes to the shows. A big thank you goes out to Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Marriott Chicago Midway Hotel, George Dunne National, Whisper Creek, Water's Edge, Orchard Valley, Balmoral Woods, Bolingbrook Golf Club, Broken Arrow, Big Run, Prairie Landing, White Hawk CC, the Brassie, River Pointe CC, Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, Wise Crackers Comedy Club, and T. J. Maloney's.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 17, 2015
Downtown Crown Point, IN

Senior PGA Championship
May 21-24, 2015
Frech 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
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Website

Visit us at golfnowchicago.com for the latest in golf and to register for our great golf promotions and giveaways!