GOLF NOW! CHICAGO May Newsletter - Special Ticket Offers To See The Pros, Hone Your Skills, Free Golf For Moms & Compete In Local Events
May is the month with everything golf! Weather is warming up, and so are the pros. Come out and see your favorite pro golfers compete nearby. Ticket offers are available. Also, work on your game with local pros that can help you and test your skills in some of the local golf course tournaments.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for our great giveaways at
KPMG Women's PGA Championship Special Ticket Offer
With a little more than two months until one of the most prestigious major Championships in women’s golf returns to Chicago, the PGA of America is excited to announce the release of new ticket packages for fans looking to enjoy front row views of the LPGA Tour’s biggest stars at Kemper Lakes Golf Club this summer. 
Family Four Pack Ticket Package - $69*
Gather the family and enjoy lunch on us! Each package provides two (2) Good Any One Day Championship Grounds Tickets, two (2) Jr. Tickets, and four (4) concession meal vouchers on your chosen date to attend the Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club (Tuesday-Sunday). 
“Upgrade Your Weekend” Ticket Package - $99/per day*
Enjoy easy Main Entrance access with the Upgrade Your Weekend Ticket Package. Each package provides one (1) on-site VIP parking pass and Championship Grounds Tickets for two (2) on Saturday, June 30 or Sunday, July 1. 

*For a limited time only and quantities are limited
Nick Hardy and Tee-K Kelly Receive Sponsor Invitations to the 2018 Rust-Oleum Championship
University of Illinois star and Big Ten Player of the Year Nick Hardy will make his professional debut at this year’s Rust-Oleum Championship, June 4-10, at the Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein, tournament officials announced today.

Hardy, 22, of Northbrook, who is completing his senior year at Illinois, said he officially will turn pro at the Tour event following the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.

Tee-K Kelly, 23, originally from Wheaton, who currently is competing on the PGA Latinoamerica Tour, also has been awarded a sponsor exemption. A graduate of Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, the former Ohio State All-American recorded one victory last season and has conditional status on the Tour. He currently resides in Estero, Florida.
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Returns to Harbor Shores!
Bernhard Langer, 2017 KitchenAid Senior PGA Champion, spent the day in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Monday, April 23,   to promote the  2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship , which takes place at Harbor Shores Golf Club, May 22-27. The day began with a news conference with remarks from the following representatives:

  • Ryan Ogle, Championship Director, 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
  • Paul Levy, President, PGA of America
  • Deb O’Connor, Director of Global Partnerships, KitchenAid
  • Sam Abdelnour, General Chair, 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
Following the news conference, Langer participated in a skills challenge with retired NFL Wide Receiver and University of Michigan Alum Braylon Edwards, PGA Hope Graduate Sgt. Jason Fuller and PGA Junior League Representative Dylan Walters.   They played three rounds that tested their driving, chipping and putting abilities Edwards won with 12 points, getting a big boost from the driving and chipping tests. 
With more than 1,700 volunteers, this event is a great way to kick off your Memorial Weekend holiday.  
Golf Savings and Tournaments in Naperville 
Save $5 on each round at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses
Purchase the 2018 Brooks Advantage Card and save on golf all season long at two of the best courses in the Naperville area! Golfers will enjoy discounts on range, advantage pricing in the golf shops and more in addition to greens fee discounts. Purchase your card at either Springbrook or Naperbrook.
Register now for the Brooks Team Championship and Senior Partner Championship tournaments, coming in May to Naperville
Tournament fees include greens fees, range balls, prizes and lunch. Approximately 30% of the field will receive merchandise credit and trophies will be awarded to the winners. Be a part of the fun and friendly competition of the 2018 Brooks Tournament Series!

Brand New Women’s Event At Balmoral Woods!
Get ready ladies for a fabulous new event at Balmoral Woods where you can test your golf skills and compete! The Women's Will County Amateur Championship at Balmoral Woods will take place on Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1. The event is a 36-hole stroke play format with no cut. Tee times will start at 7:30 am each day.  There will be three divisions of play - Junior (14-18), Open and Legends (45+).
Improve Your Golf Game at Mistwood Golf Club
Are you looking to improve your golf game? Meet Chris Ioriatti, Mistwood Performance Specialist.
Free Golf for Ladies on Mother’s Day at The Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is offering free golf with cart to all women on Mother's Day, May 13th. 
French Lick Spring Golf Special Available through June 30th
Play legendary courses designed by World Golf Hall of Fame architects  Pete Dye and  Donald Ross at French Lick Resort. Both courses have been rated in Golf Digest's Top 100 of America's Greatest Public Courses and are currently ranked by GolfWeek as the #1 and #2 Courses You Can Play in Indiana. Enjoy a two-night stay at either resort hotel, a day of golf on The Pete Dye Course, a day of golf at The Donald Ross Course, unlimited use of the driving range, cart rental, bag storage and complimentary shuttle service to both courses. 

  • $30 forecaddie fee per person/per round required at The Pete Dye Course (not included in package cost)
  • Forecaddies also available at The Donald Ross Course if requested in advance

$495 per person (double occupancy)
$665 per person (single occupancy)

Call 888-936-9360 to book your trip today. Mention code CHIGS to take advantage of this special offer.  For groups of 8 or more, please contact our Golf Group Sales Manager: Alex Whiteman, PGA at or call the office at 812-936-9300 ext. 7227 or on cell 812-653-8285.

The Glen Club Successfully Straddles the Private Club / Public Access Line
By Jim Zuccarelli

The North Shore of Chicagoland is stocked with historic, well-heeled country clubs dating back to the golden age of golf design from the early 20th century. So when The Glen Club came to be at the start of the 21st century, the new kid on the private club block needed a way to differentiate itself from the well-established competition. Start with a championship course by a highly regarded architect. Add in a modern 48,000 square foot clubhouse. Offer initiation and membership fees far below neighboring clubs. Anything else?

See the Pros! Enter Now to Win Two Championship Experiences
Congratulations to J. Zientek of Lisle, IL and J. Fanone of Western Springs, IL, winners of our "Dream Golf Giveaway!" Giveaway included two (2) rounds of golf at each of the following fabulous Chicagoland golf courses: Orchard Valley, George Dunne National, Whisper Creek, Water’s Edge and Sydney Marovitz!! 

You can still enter for a chance to win one of two championship experiences to the 2018 KPMG Women's PGA Championship or the 2019 U.S. Senior Open.
Upcoming Events
Mother's Day Brunch
May 13, 2018
LYNX GC, Otsego, MI
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship - May 22-27, 2018
Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, MI
CDGA Amateur Championship Qualifier - June 4, 2018
Innsbrook CC, Merrillville, IN
Rust-Oleum Championship
June 7-10, 2018
Ivanhoe Club, Mundelein, IL
Four Winds Invitational
June 8-10, 2018
Blackthorn GC, South Bend, IN
Illinois State Amateur Championship Qualifier - June 13, 2018
Sanctuary Golf Course, New Lenox, IL
KPMG Women's PGA Championship
June 26-July 1, 2018
Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, IL
U.S. Senior Women's Open
July 12-15, 2018
Chicago Golf Club
Wheaton, IL