GOLF NOW! Chicago September News
A Magnificent Month for Everything Golf!

September is the perfect month for everything golf! Weather is wonderful and the courses are in fabulous shape. It's a time to be grateful and to reflect back on all that we have been given. It's a time to thank a veteran and to remember those we lost on September 11. It's also a time to plan some family fun by signing up for your local course's golf events, purchasing a ticket package and following the top 70 PGA Tour professionals when they return to Chicago this month, or getting involved with one of the many veterans programs or outings available. This month's newsletter is chocked full of great golf events and activities for everyone!


Get ready for a star-studded event, as the 2017 BMW Championship takes center stage on September 12-17, returning for the 3rd time to Conway Farms in Lake Forest, IL. The BMW Championship is the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR's FedExCup Playoffs, with the top 70 PGA TOUR players competing for an $8.75 million purse, including $1.575 million for the winner. Past champions include Jason Day, Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods. The BMW Championship features a field of 70 players to determine the final 30 players for the FedExCup finale at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta.
All net proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which grants full college scholarships to deserving young caddies. Since BMW became title sponsor in 2007, the tournament has contributed more than $24 million to the Evans Scholars Foundation. In fall 2017, 935 caddies were sent to 20 major universities on Evans Scholarships, and there are more than 10,400 Evans Alumni. The WGA's Board of Governors has set a goal of having 1,000 Evans Scholars enrolled in college annually by 2020. The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 30,000 donors across the country, including many Evans Alumni, and by proceeds from the BMW Championship.

What's it like to be a caddie and to be selected as an Evans Scholar? We had the opportunity to find out more about this one young man's personal journey and his road to becoming an Evans Scholar. His story will bring tears to your eyes!
Up Close & Personal - An Evans Scholar Story

By Noah Enright
Sophomore Evans Scholar at Marquette University
As I walk onto the majestic golf course and glance down the sprawling par four with peaceful water to the right and manicured sand to the left I often ask myself, "Is this heaven?" Heaven maybe, but when I first began caddying a devil in the shape of a massive cherry red golf bag comes to mind.
I had just turned 14 when I started caddying and my golf experience consisted of hitting an orange ball through a windmill at the local putt putt. My first loop was on an early Saturday morning, my mom dropped me off into an empty parking lot while the sun was still fast asleep. I waited in line outside the caddy shack while dive bombing mosquitos attacked me at my most vulnerable spots. The caddy master handed me my chit assignment and thus began the bittersweet beginning that I would have with the game of golf ...
Topgolf Crush --- A First Time PGA Tour Event at This Year's BMW Championship

For the first time ever at a PGA TOUR event, the BMW Championship will offer a Topgolf Crush experience for all patrons attending the tournament. All patrons at the BMW Championship will have the opportunity to participate in the Topgolf Crush 5-ball challenge by hitting balls at targets located on the driving range using Toptracer ball-tracking technology. Patrons will try to beat the scores of PGA TOUR players and have the opportunity for great prizes, including the chance to play in the 2018 BMW Championship Pro-Am with one of the top 70 players in the world.

Veterans To Attend BMW Championship

Freedom Golf Association plans to host 50-60 Vets to attend the 2017 BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest. The Vets will be treated to a demonstration by a PGA Tournament Pro, grounds viewing, transportation, lunch, and a meet and greet with the best Pro Golfers in the nation. Many Vets attending have been helped by the free adaptive golf clinics and have become adaptive golf coaches themselves. For more info, call (855) FGA-4-GOLF or visit

NEW!! -- BMW Championship Offers 120 Reserved Greenside Tickets


Golf fans will have a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the 2017 BMW Championship from a reserved seat on the 18th green at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. For the first time ever, patrons are being offered the opportunity to purchase their own seat in a reserved section of grandstand behind the finishing hole at Conway Farms. Only 120 Greenside tickets are being sold for each round of the event, which is set for Sept. 12-17. Thursday Greenside tickets may be purchased for $175. Reserved seating for Friday-Sunday is being offered for $225. Supplies are limited, so those interested are encouraged to act quickly. Call 847-724-4600 or visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Congratulations to Andy M., of Chicago, IL, the Winner of the 2017 BMW "Championship Experience" Package provided to us by the BMW Championship and Western Golf Association. Drawing was held on August 24, 2017 and winner was selected randomly from all entrants who registered for a chance to win at our golf show booths or on-line through our website from February through August 24, 2017. Visit our website at for other promotions and giveaways offered throughout the year.

Fun-Filled, Affordable & Impactful Events Offered At Arlington Lakes Golf Club

If you haven't been to Arlington Lakes Golf Club this year, now is the time! The NEW Arlington Lakes Golf Club's, 90-acres course offers something for every golfer. The course features strategically placed, fescue-edged bunkers that bring a natural look to the course. Living up to its name, water comes into play on nine of the holes, and its design will truly test your skills as a golfer.

September is a great month at Arlington Lakes Golf Club to enjoy one of their upcoming fun-filled events, such as "Nine And Wine" on September 1 or the two-day annual 36-Hole Arlington Amateur Championship on September 9-10. The Arlington Amateur Championship is open to any male or female 18 years and older. Also, Arlington Lakes Golf Club is an outstanding location to host your next outing, banquet or special event!

Odyssey Golf Foundation Hosts Veterans Event


The Odyssey Golf Foundation, in partnership with the CDGA Foundation is hosting the annual "Fore Our Veterans" Golf Outing & Benefit Thursday, September 14, which is their primary method of raising money to provide both the therapeutic and recreational benefits of golf to Veterans, active military and children and adults with special needs.

Bring your clients, colleagues and friends to the golf outing and benefit dinner or just attend the dinner. The choice is yours! Or, become an event sponsor. Each sponsorship package features a unique way in which you or your business will be recognized for your contribution. Sign up for the Golf Outing, the Benefit Dinner or both today at

Lost Marsh Hosts "Tee It Up For The Ivory Coast Mothers and Children" Golf Event

If you want to support a worthwhile cause to help mothers and children in need, consider signing up for a spot in the "Tee It Up For The Ivory Coast Mothers and Children" fundraising golf event hosted by Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Indiana on Monday, September 11. Lost Marsh is a fabulous 18-hole premier golf course and entertainment facility located minutes from Chicago! For more information on Lost Marsh visit

The Ivory Coast Mothers and Children is a 501(c)3 organization that works in partnership with The Patricia Nau Clinic, a community-based maternal health clinic located in the village of Braffoueby, Cote d'Ivoire. Through funding and capacity building support, they are building healthier communities by advancing quality medical care for safe births and access to disease treatment and prevention, especially for mothers, newborns and children under five.

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Arlington Lakes Golf Club
Arlington Heights, IL
September 4, 2017
Balmoral Woods Golf Club
Crete, IL
September 9-10, 2017
Arlington Lakes Golf Club
Arlington Heights, IL
September 14, 2017
Odyssey Golf Foundation
September 14-17, 2017
Conway Farms Golf Club
Lake Forest, IL
September 27, 2017
Halls of St. George, Schererville, IN
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