Encompass tourney gets the spotlight at Chicago Golf Show

By Len Ziehm

Chicago Golf Show

The only pro golf tour event in Chicago in 2014 will also headline the 31st Chicago Golf Show.

The Encompass Championship, which made its Chicago debut on the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the presenting sponsor of the winter attraction that begins a three-day run at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on Friday (FEB 21).

Golf at Encompass Championship 2013

Jeff Sluman, the Champions Tour veteran from Hinsdale, will become the fourth former major champion to appear at the show, following John Daly (2008), Craig Stadler (2012) and Lanny Wadkins (2013). Sluman won the 1988 PGA Championship. Continue reading

KemperSports ready to take charge at Cantigny

By Len Ziehm

February is again show-time for Chicago golfers. The third annual Tinley Park Golf Expo begins a three-day run on Friday (FEB 7) at the Tinley Park Convention Center and the 31st Chicago Golf Show takes over the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on Feb. 21 for a similar three-day run.

Cantigny Golf Wheaton, IL

In the meantime, though, there has been a lot going on within the Chicago golf scene even during these extraordinary winter months. Most notable is a management change at Cantigny, the well-regarded 27-hole facility in Wheaton.

Northbrook-based KemperSports will take on management duties in mid-February, leading in to Cantigny 25th anniversary season. Cantigny becomes the 16th Chicago golf facility under the management of KemperSports. Continue reading

Tinley Park Golf Expo & Chicago Golf Show offer everything new in golf!

While winter just keeps on giving, and with everyone hoping for an early spring, now is the time to get ahead of your game. February is Chicago’s Golf Show Month where you can demo the newest golf equipment, get free golf tips and lessons from celebrity golfers & PGA professionals, pick up golf travel information from area exhibitors, and enter for chances to win free golf and more!! Continue reading