70 Best Are Back, “Fall Football & To Dye Fore” Golf Getaways, Give Back Events & More!
August is one of the best months for golf and is also the time to start planning your fall golf getaways. Take in a football game and play golf at Purdue's Pete Dye golf courses that are always in great condition and in high demand! Get ready for some fantastic golf tournaments as well including the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club, Illinois Open Championship at The Glen Club, and the Odyssey Golf Foundation's 4th Annual "Fore Our Veterans" Golf Outing.
BMW Championship - World’s 70 Best Players Get Ready to Tee It Up at Medinah Country Club on August 13-18!
Chicago golf fans love their golf and the excitement is growing as the 2019 BMW Championship returns to the Windy City to be contested at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois on August 13-18, 2019 . Come cheer on the top 70 players in the world as they compete in this penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. Keegan Bradley, 2018 BMW Championship victor, will be back to defend his championship title, along with many other fan favorites. Want to get involved and give back to the sport of golf? Sign up to be one of the estimated 2,000+ volunteers needed to make this major golf event a tremendous success.

Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the second of three events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The top 70 players will be vying for the title along with $9.25 million in tournament prize money.
Weekend Getaway: College Football and Two Pete Dye Courses? Purdue University Has It All
The perfect buddies golf trip is right around the corner this fall. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette has partnered with Purdue University to create an exclusive package for the perfect weekend getaway. The Purdue Sports Package (i.e. "Boiler Up Package") offers you the chance to come watch one of the most exciting offenses in college football and invite you to play at the two Pete Dye golf courses right across the street where the Purdue golf teams play, along with three other nearby championship style golf courses! Choose which game you'd like to attend, where you'd like to play golf and where you’d like to stay and they take care of everything for you!
Why Getting Custom Fit Equipment Matters
By PGA Professional, Bill Abrams

I’m often asked by golfers if getting custom fit for their equipment truly matters or makes any difference. The answer is always an emphatic “YES”. I’ve listened to golfers attempt to justify not getting fit by saying “I’m not good enough” or “I need to groove my swing before getting fit”. Or “it really cannot make a big difference”. These thoughts will truly hold a golfer back from improving and playing better consistently. Fact is, a highly skilled player will be able to reasonably adapt to most any equipment, while an average player will truly struggle to play well with poorly fit equipment. I find that players with ill-fitting clubs will have a very hard time finding consistency with their swing. It would be like taking dance lessons in a tuxedo that’s 4 sizes too big or too small. I think you see where I’m going. Poorly fit equipment may actually cause flaws in a golfer’s game. 
70th Illinois Open Championship Returns to The Glen Club and Ridgemoor CC!  
The first and second round will be held Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6 at The Glen Club in Glenview, Ill. and Ridgemoor C.C. in Chicago, Ill. For the first and second round, participants will play one round each at The Glen Club and Ridgemoor C.C. Following 36 holes of play, the field will be cut to the low 50 players plus any competitor within 10 shots of the lead. The championship round will be contested on Wednesday, August 7 at The Glen Club.

The Tom Fazio-designed Glen Club opened in 2001 as part of The Glen, which transformed the former Glenview Naval Air Station into a multi-use development including homes, condominiums, a downtown shopping center, golf course and more. The course routing features dramatic elevation changes – up to 40 feet on certain holes – mature trees and natural areas, lakes and streams. Many elements of a superb Fazio design are here and offer a challenge in many forms, from the classic perched greens undercut by bunkers to peninsula greens surrounded by water. The Glen Club is currently ranked 90th on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play list and No. 2 on the publication’s list of Best Courses You Can Play In Illinois. The course measures 7,170 yards from the back tees playing to a par 72.

"We take great pride in hosting the Illinois Open at The Glen Club," said Josh Lesnik, president of KemperSports, which manages the club. "We've enjoyed a longtime relationship with the Illinois PGA that includes being the home of the Section headquarters, home of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame and now as host of the Illinois Open Championship for the 12th time."
Odyssey Golf Foundation Veteran Golf Outing – This Event Always Sells Out!
Do you want to get involved and give back to help others through the sport of golf? You can definitely do so by participating in one of the best attended golf events in the Chicagoland area.

The Odyssey Golf Foundation has partnered with the Chicago District Golf Association Foundation again this year to host the 4th Annual Fore Our Veterans Golf Outing to be held on September 12 . This outing is a festive occasion by which organizations and community members can make a tangible difference in the lives of Veterans and Active Military locally and globally.

A field of 120 golfers will play a challenging course followed by a dinner in the beautifully renovated The Odyssey Venue. The after-golf festivities will also include a Helicopter Ball Drop, raffles and a silent auction with many wonderful items to help with our fund-raising efforts. It’s a memorable experience you won’t want to miss!
Concierge, Hospitality Professionals & Event Planners Golf Invitational Helps CHCA Charities!
The Annual Concierge, Hospitality Professionals & Event Planners Golf Invitational at Balmoral Woods was a smashing success, despite stormy weather, rain delays and wet course conditions in the early part of the event.   Windy City Limousines transported many of Chicago’s finest hospitality professionals for a day away from hotel guests, corporate requests and a to-do list that never ends! This event, through the hard work of many of the concierges, helped support several of the Chicago Hotel Concierge Association’s charities with great giveaway prizes and raffle opportunities.  If you are in the hospitality or meeting planning industry and enjoy golf, register on our website at to receive all of our news as well as any flyers for our upcoming events, including this annual golf outing.

PING Club Fitting Event at Balmoral Woods – Play Better Golf Today!
Join PGA Professional Bill Abrams for Club Fitting Day at Balmoral Woods Golf Club August 4th, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Call 708-672-7448 to schedule your fitting time.