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Holiday Golf "Stay-cations," Club Fitting like a Pro and Tournament Updates!

As we head into the July 4th holiday and plans for family gatherings and a few rounds of golf close to home are on the agenda, you may want to consider booking a tee time at
Lost Marsh Golf Course ... just minutes from downtown Chicago.

We just finished hosting an event there this month and this golf facility is the perfect "stay-cation" offering not only a fabulous golf course and great clubhouse for dining, but you can also enjoy hiking, biking, boating, paddle-boats, kayaking, bird-watching and outdoor concerts at the concert pavilion on Wolf Lake. Or check out the Hammond Marina and Yacht Club for your next family reunion. It truly has something for everyone.
 
 
WHERE TO GO FOR PROFESSIONAL CLUB FITTING

Club Fitting Like a Tour Professional - Locations and Equipment

Most of your golf retail stores or golf courses now offer golf club demonstrations and club fitting if you are interested in getting fit for new clubs or golf balls. If you are looking for club fitting facilities that specialize in a certain brand of clubs such as Cleveland, TaylorMade, PING, etc., then check out a few of these nearby Chicagoland facilities ...

A fabulous new facility for club-fitting and club-making if you are interested in Cleveland Golf Clubs and Srixon Golf Balls is located at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Other super locations for specialized club-fitting include TaylorMade Club-Fitting at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois and PING Club-Fitting at Balmoral Woods in Crete, Illinois (ask for Bill Abrams or Rick Thomas).

Club Champion in downtown Chicago also offers superb club-fitting facilities for all types of golf equipment with skilled professionals onsite.
INSIDER VIEW OF ERIN HILLS AND THE 2017 U.S. OPEN

Guest Writer, Len Ziehm
 

ERIN, Wis. - The hoopla was extraordinary when Erin Hills first welcomed golfers in 2006. The very upscale public course on the outskirts of Milwaukee was even awarded a U.S. Golf Assn. national championship (the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links) before its land was even seeded.

By 2009 - following an ownership change from creator Bob Lang to Milwaukee businessman Andy Ziegler, co-founder of the investment firm Artisan Partners -- Erin Hills was named a site for both the 2011 U.S. Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Open. Frankly, I couldn't understand why.

The main reason, it seemed, was that Mike Davis - then the USGA director of competitions and now its executive director - saw great promise for the place. But, in my first three visits to the course, spread over several years, the layout seemed to be in flux...

JUNE TOURNAMENT RECAP - READ OUR BLOG FOR A FULL UPDATE

Wow! June was a great month for golf tournaments in Chicago and nearby cities. 


Both the Encompass Championship (part of the Champions Tour) and the Symetra Tour/Four Winds Invitational (road to the LPGA Tour) took place at the latter part of the month along with a personal visit and two-hour short game clinic from two-time Masters Champion, Ben Crenshaw at Bolingbrook Golf Club.

For a complete recap of the tournaments and events with photos, click on the link below to visit our blog.

BMW CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE - ENTER NOW TO WIN

With golf in full swing in Chicago, we now have the BMW Championship to get excited about, which will have a new home this year at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, IL on September 9-15, 2013.  If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you can visit BMWChampionshipUSA.com and enter the promo code NOWFREE when prompted to waive the $10 processing fee.  

Also, if you haven't entered our contest for a chance to win VIP tickets to the BMW Championship, visit our website below. Our random drawing for the winner of this experience will be held in August.