GOLF NOW! Chicago April News

The Masters and warmer weather are here, along with Chicagoland golf courses opening for the season.  Many golf courses are offering great spring rates now, so save some green early on in the season.

For example, you can play Eaglewood Resort and Spa for $25 during the entire month of April! Stay the night and enjoy luxurious accommodations, or treat yourself to a well-deserved spa treatment.

It's also a time to look into weekend golf getaways and summer vacations now to get sweet deals and secure availability at local hotels. We will feature some fabulous getaways in future monthly newsletters!  

Save On Encompass Championship Tournament Tickets
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 in June.

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!  

Volunteer For The Four Winds Invitational
Interested in a volunteer opportunity at a professional golf tournament this season? The LPGA Symetra Tour is hosting the return of the Four Winds Invitational to 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.
Find out more here.

Practice Begins For The Masters
With Masters Week here, who will you cheer for to win the coveted green jacket? Will one of golf's rookie "fan favorites" walk away donning the green jacket ... or will Adam Scott repeat his victory with a back-to-back win in Augusta?
View complete Masters Tournament schedule now.

FEATURED ARTICLES --------------------------------------------------------------------  

Why Am I Not Getting Better?
By Jay Casaletto, PGA, Director of Golf Channel Am Tour-Chicago 
How many of you have heard these phrases before: "I don't understand why I didn't score better, I was hitting the ball so well at the range" or "The way you practice is the way you play in the game". If the latter is true, it is no wonder why most of us don't get any better at golf.

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Nonprofit Brings Golf To The Disabled
E.Q. Sylvester worked for nearly 50 years in the manufacturing industry, and when he retired in 2011, he had his future mapped out. He hoped to travel the world, play lots of golf, rekindle an interest in photography and spend time with his 10 grandchildren.

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Freedom Golf Association Hosts Golf Invitational
"Fun, fun and more fun" was the theme of the second Annual Freedom Golf Association Invitational held at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, IL on Saturday, March 1. FGA is a non-profit organization that brings joy and a sense of freedom to individuals with special needs through the game of golf.

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Congratulations To Our "Dream Golf Giveaway" Winner!

Congratulations to Brian Townsend who was the winner of our "Dream Golf Giveaway!" Brian was selected randomly from all of our entries through March 31. Visit and register for a chance to win our upcoming Encompass Championship "Champions Experience" promotion and details of our 2nd Dream Golf Giveaway!  


Masters Tournament
April 10-13, 2014
Augusta National
Golf Club
Augusta, GA

2014 Golf Fashion Show
April 10, 2014
John Barleycorn - River North
Chicago, IL

The First Tee of Greater Chicago Open House
April 26, 2014
Harborside International
Chicago, IL

Will County Amateur
May 3-4, 2014
Balmoral Woods Country Club
Crete, IL

Senior PGA Championship
May 22-25, 2014
Harbor Shores
Benton Harbor, MI

"Chix with Stix" Event
May 16-17, 2014
Swan Lake Resort 
Plymouth, IN
A Tri-Cross Chapter event for the EWGA -Chicago, Fort Wayne & Indianapolis organized by GOLF NOW! Chicago

Encompass Championship
June 16-22, 2014
North Shore
Country Club 
Glenview, IL 

Luke Donald's Taste of The First Tee 
June 18, 2014
North Shore
Country Club
Glenview, IL

Four Winds Invitational
June 20-22, 2014
Blackthorn Golf Club
South Bend, IN

Women's Only Golf Outing & Vendor Fair for First Tee of Hammond 
June 22, 2014
Lost Marsh Golf Course,
Hammond, IN

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