2015 U.S. Amateur Championship

By Andrew Lamie, Championship Director
115th U.S. Amateur Championship
(708) 679-6776 • andrew.lamie@kemperlesnik.com

The U.S. Amateur Championship is the nation’s oldest golf championship dating back to 1895. Past winners of the U.S. Amateur include Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The last time a U.S. Amateur was contested in Chicago was in 1997, when Matt Kuchar was victorious at Cog Hill.

This summer, the 115th U.S. Amateur Championship will be contested over the North and South courses of Olympia Fields Country Club. Competition will begin on August 17, when 312 of the world’s best amateurs will battle to reach the match play portion of the championship. Match play begins on August 19 with the low 64 players from the stroke play portion of competition. The final day of competition, August 23, will see the two finalists compete in a 36-hole match for the famed Havemeyer Trophy.  Continue reading

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Independent Tests Prove Exotics Unbeatable!

By Joanne Miller, Tour Edge
jmiller@touredge.com

Batavia, IL (February 17, 2015) – An independent robot club test performed at Golf Laboratories, Inc. in San Diego, California, confirms that the Exotics E8 Beta fairway wood is truly the longest fairway wood in golf. The E8 Beta was tested against the newest fairway woods on the market and the results continue to support ‘Exotics legendary distance’ reputation and distinguish the technology as the best in the market place. Continue reading

3 Tips for Event Success

Bolingbrook Golf ClubEnsure Event Success When Your Work With Professional Planners

Written by Christy Duke, Tournament Sales Manager
Contributions by Eric Aldrich, Head Golf Professional
Bolingbrook Golf Club

A guru, as defined by Merriam Webster, is a teacher or guide that you trust.  Well, consider me your golf event guru.  Planning an event can be a strenuous undertaking, even for the seasoned event planner; therefore, it is imperative you have someone like me on your side when planning and executing your golf event.   Here are 3 simple tips to make your 2015 event a successful one. Continue reading

Winds of Change in West Chicago

Prairie LandingPrairie Landing’s $1.6M Makeover

Conveniently located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, West Chicago’s Prairie Landing Golf Club is a championship 18-hole golf course designed by world renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Prairie Landing was recently rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest and features expansive grounds, an unmatched practice facility and first class banquet and meeting facilities.

With recent upgrades to the course, dining, wedding and catering program, come see why Prairie Landing is recognized throughout Chicagoland as a premier destination for golf, dining, and events of all kinds. Continue reading