GOLF NOW! Chicago June News
See your favorite golf professionals, celebrities and future stars tee it up!

June is packed with professional golf events and is also the perfect time to start planning your weekend getaway or summer golf vacation! The week of June 16 through 22 is Tournament Golf Week in Chicago!

The Encompass Championship Approaches

The week of June 16 through 22 is Tournament Golf Week in Chicago! The Encompass Championship returns to Chicago's North Shore area along with some of the world's top professional golfers, celebrities and amateurs as they compete at the famed North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. If you have not secured your tickets yet for this tournament, purchase them now at ... Also, children 18 and under attend free!

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3 More Days To Enter For A Chance To Win! 

There is still a chance to enter for a chance to win our "Champions Experience" promotional giveaway - two "Champions Club" tickets to any tournament day of the Encompass Championship! Each ticket is valued at $250!

Enter now at for a chance to win. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and notified June 6. Tickets will be emailed to the winner!  

Four Winds Invitational - LPGA Future Stars Compete!

On the other side of town in Notre Dame country, the Four Winds Invitational, A Symetra Tour Golf Tournament of the LPGA also returns for the 2nd year the week of June 16-22 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana. A fabulous golf course that is an easy drive from Chicago, Indiana or Michigan. Come out and watch the top LPGA future stars compete! 

Read more below about a special free event - "GOLFING ON THE GRIDIRON" A Family Free For All - open to the public! Twenty or more of the players will be at the event!

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Championship Golf in the Heart of Michigan's Wine Country!

Designed by architect Jerry Matthews in the mid 1990s, Heritage Glen Golf Club sits in the heart of Michigan's wine country in the town of Paw Paw, Michigan just off Interstate 94. This player friendly course provides two different settings in which to enjoy an 18-hole round of golf. Certain holes weave through thick stately pine forests while other parts of the course have a Scottish links feel. 

Playing at 6,630 yards from the back tees, Heritage Glen is located 12 miles west of Kalamazoo just north of Interstate 94. It's an easy drive from major cities such as Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. Come experience one of Michigan's finest golf courses! For more information, visit

This is American Golf's 'Other Augusta'

By Len Ziehm, golf writer
When you put Augusta and golf together you think of April, azaleas and the Masters tournament, right? Well, that'd be understandable. Not all the great Augusta golf is played in Georgia, though. Check out Augusta, Michigan. Golf is pretty good there, too. 

This little town (population of only about 1,000) in southwest Michigan is the home of one of the premier families in the American golf industry as well as a unique resort/convention center complex that features one of that state's premier courses. Put them together and you have the story of six courses just a few miles apart that create an ideal destination for group outings.

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The "Brook" and the "Crook" Offer Great Value to Area Golfers

By Jim Zuccarelli, Windy City Public Golfers Guide 
Although they are separated by only 7 miles of far northeast Illinois real estate, Bonnie Brook in Waukegan and Shepherd's Crook in Zion are golf courses that are a world of difference in style. But both Park District facilities share the common goal of providing a great experience and a premium value to area golfers, and each has announced significant adjustments to their greens fee schedules for 2014.

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UPCOMING EVENTS ------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Women's Events
June-August, 2014
The Course at Aberdeen
Valparaiso, IN
Monday night event and Wednesday league

Spring 2-Ball

Spring 2-Ball
June 7-8, 2014
Prairie Landing GC
West Chicago, IL
2-person team, 36-hole golf tournament

Innsbrook Country Club

CDGA Amateur Championship Qualifier
June 9, 2014
Innsbrook CC
Merrillville, IN


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

Village Links

U.S. Senior Open Qualifying
June 23, 2014
Village Links of
Glen Ellyn, IL

Taste of the First Tee

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

Four Winds

Golfing the Gridiron - part of the Four Winds Invitational
June 18, 2014
College Football Hall of Fame Gridiron
South Bend, IN

First Tee Women's

Women's Only Golf Outing & Vendor
Fair for First Tee
of Hammond

June 22, 2014
Lost Marsh GC
Hammond, IN

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