GOLF NOW! Chicago May News

Now that warmer weather is here, many golf courses are offering great golf specials and reduced rates now, so save some green early on in the season. It's also a time to look into "Memorial Day" weekend golf getaways and summer vacations now to get sweet deals and secure availability at local hotels.

Grab Your Tickets To The Senior PGA Championship
Ticket registration will take place on the Championship website, The 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid will be held May 20-25, 2014 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., with the Championship concluding on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Book A Getaway For The Four Winds Invitational 
Warren Golf Course 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.


Book a great getaway weekend for this event at the newly renovated Morris Inn in Notre Dame, Indiana. Wow! You will not believe the transformation of this hotel. The lobby alone is magnificent! Play the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame and enjoy one of only 20 worldwide "Coor & Crenshaw" golf courses close to home. Package rates start at $125 per person. Contact the Morris Inn directly to book your package at (574) 631-4653.

Save On Encompass Championship Tournament Tickets And Enter To Win
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!


You can also visit and register for a chance to win our upcoming Encompass Championship "Champions Experience" promotion plus find out the details of our 2nd Dream Golf Giveaway!  

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Prairie Landing Open House Prairie Landing Golf Open House
Sunday, May 18 from 11am to 2pm, come out for Prairie Landing's Golf Open House. Enjoy free driving range balls, men women and junior golf clinics, Two Brothers beer tasting, patio cook out and golf cart rides, Cleveland Golf Club fittings and more. Plus the $51 senior rate including golf cart applies to all ages all day and juniors play for free after 2pm with a paid adult. Contact the pro shop at (630) 208-7600 for full details.

Mention this email or bring it in and receive range balls and use of their practice holes for 1/2 price or free with a paid green fee.

Big Run Golf 150x150 Customer Appreciation Days At Big Run Golf
Customer Appreciation Days begin in May at Big Run Golf Club. Every Monday and Tuesday the all day rate is $39 for seniors and $44 for all other players. This special will run through September.

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Tony Tinetti, Bonnie Brook Get Your Putting Touch Back After Winter
By Tony Tinetti, PGA Professional, Bonnie Brook Golf Course 
After a long winter like the one that we just suffered through, it is very difficult to get your golf game back in shape. The hardest thing to get back may be your putting touch. Here is a quick drill to help you with that.

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Ravisloe Country Club Hosts Golf Leagues
Ravilsoe Country Club was ranked 6th in courses you can play in the State of Illinois for 2014 in GolfWeek Magazine. Come experience the difference now with leagues for men, women and couples.

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Foxford Hills Hosts PGA Junior Golf League
For the first time in 2014, Foxford Hills Golf Club in Cary will be hosting the PGA Junior Golf League, a program designed to bring a "little league" atmosphere to the game of golf. Teams of boys and girls age 13 and under compete and have fun in a structured league environment. Foxford Hills' new PGA pro, Charlie Kane, says he is committed to "doing everything we can to grow the game."

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Junior Golf Camps At Bolingbrook Golf Club
Open to all youth, the Junior Golf Camps, now featuring Kwik Golf, help young golfers coordination, strength, agility and FUNdementals! There are two primary programs: ages 5-9 and ages 10-13. The student/ teacher ratio is 6 to 1.

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

Hickory Heritage Classic
October 18, 2014
Mistwood GC
Romeoville, IL
This unique event allows golfers to play like the old days with authentic hickory clubs and vintage golf balls.

Chix with Stix

"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

Senior PGA

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

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

Four Winds Invitational
June 20-22, 2014
Blackthorn GC
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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