Another Inkster, Johnson duel at The Legends Championship?

By Len Ziehm

Practicing at The Legends Championship

The storm is coming, but Legends’ players kept on practicing after their rounds at Pete Dye Course.

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Becky Iverson started fast, Juli Inkster finished strong and Trish Johnson’s consistency was critical. In the end they shared the lead after Saturday’s first round of The Legends Championship on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.

Rounds started off both the Nos. 1 and 10 tees after afternoon rains entered the weather forecast and the last players putted out before the weather turned bad. Continue reading

UL International Crown – On-site spectator experiences

Merit-Club

By Audrey Wayne, KemperLesnik

On-site elements at 2016 tournament deliver exciting viewing experiences for juniors, families and golf fans


2016-UL-International-Crown-4cGURNEE, Ill. (July 6, 2016)
– Fans at the 2016 UL International Crown can find food, fun, learning opportunities and more when the LPGA comes to town July 19-24 at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois.

From charity initiatives and free admission for kids and military personnel to an energizing first tee environment, the LPGA is committed to bringing fans closer to the world’s best female players to deliver a memorable spectator experience at this major, international competition. Continue reading

Arlington Lakes has upped its game to improve yours

Arlington Lakes Golf Club carts

Anita M. Pacheco, Superintendent of Marketing and Communications
Arlington Heights Park District

Located in the heart of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Arlington Lakes Golf Club boasts a rich tradition of being the kind of golf course people love to call home. The Arlington Lakes Golf Club has undergone an extensive renovation and its new features and trends have re-awakened the 36-year old municipal golf course, which once served as a Nike Missile Base.

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. You will find its design will truly test your skills as a golfer. Continue reading

Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of great golf.

GolfVisions 4th of July

July 4th falls on a Monday this year, which means a bona fide 3-day weekend to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of great golf! Throughout the GolfVisions Chicagoland family of courses, we are offering plenty of (Yankee Doodle) Dandy specials to enhance your celebration. Please click on course name below to view offers for that course and book online through the facility website.

Or call the course to reserve your tee time!

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Foxford Hills Golf Club, Cary, IL
18 distinctly spectacular holes amidst an atmosphere that evokes Carolina resort golf, close to home in the NW suburbs. 847-639-0400. Continue reading

A new look for golf instruction at Grand Traverse

Mark Hill Grand Traverse Golf Academy

Mark Hill believes the most effective golf instruction is done on the course.

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

ACME, Michigan – The structural changes at Grand Traverse were made last year when owners of the 30-year old resort spent $7 million to renovate the tower that is the facility’s centerpiece.

Grand Traverse has three courses on its 1,400 acres and the resort features 660 rooms, diverse restaurants and lounges and 49,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space, unique shops, health club and spa, children’s center and beach club. Last year’s upgrades were – most understandingly – very well received and they’ll keep Grand Traverse in the forefront of U.S. golf destinations for many years to come.

That was last year, this is now. Continue reading