Save some green with the best deals of the season at the Chicago Golf Show

Chicagoland area golfers know the Chicago Golf Show February 26-28, 2016 is the only place to get everything you need for your first tee time of the season!

GOLF NOW! Chicago will again be offering fabulous golf prizes to win at our booth #1009 — compliments of our partners! Discover the prizes below:

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UL International Crown — July 19-24

By Drew Blass, LPGA Tournament Director

The most exciting women’s team golf event on the LPGA’s 2016 schedule is coming to Chicagoland!

The UL International Crown will be played at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois the week of July 19-24. The UL International Crown is a match play competition between the top 4 players from the top 8 nations by the Rolex Rankings. The inaugural event took place in 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland where Spain was crowned champion over the likes of the USA, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Sweden.

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The Rust-Oleum Championship is “Driving it Home” 

Ivanhoe Rust-Oleum Championship

Beginning in 2016, Ivanhoe Club in the northwest Chicago suburb of Ivanhoe, Ill., which is very near Rust-Oleum’s corporate headquarters in Vernon Hills will hold the Championship.  A three-year agreement for 2016-18 is in place. The 2016 Rust-Oleum Championship will be played the week of June 6-12. Continue reading

It Ziehms to Me: Ross or Raynor? Lake Wales course has a nice dilemma

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

LAKE WALES, Florida – I can’t think of a much more pleasant golf experience than playing a Donald Ross course on a crisp, sunny day. That’s what we thought we were doing when we visited Lake Wales Country Club, which is about 40 miles from Orlando.

Lake Wales is managed by Chicago-based GolfVisions, and we found it a well-conditioned, nicely designed layout that clearly had the feel of a Ross course.

Lakes Wales’ latest logo honors only one of its designers.

Lakes Wales’ latest logo honors only one of its designers.

The club proclaims it a Ross design in its website and uses a likeness of the legendary architect in its most recent logo.

There’s only one problem.

Ross was involved in the course’s creation for sure, but recent research suggests he wasn’t the only architect and may not have even been the main one. Another almost-as-famous architect, Seth Raynor, was involved as well. Continue reading