Here’s what’s new from some of our favorite travel destinations

Ziehm at LaCosta

California’s famed LaCosta was one of our favorite stops during our coast to coast golf tour.

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

Our latest, extended travels to golf destinations are over now, and they were unprecedented. We were basically on the road for six months – from Oct. 1 to April 10 – and made visits to destinations in Nebraska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California. Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana.

We covered about 14,000 miles on this all-driving odyssey and hit 18 destinations with a lengthy stay in Winter Haven, FL., in between – a period during which we tested a number of golf facilities in the Orlando area. All were chronicled in my reports and Joy’s photos. Continue reading

Two months away from the first year of the Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship

Rust-Oleum Championship

By Andrew Lamie, Tournament Coordinator, Rust-Oleum Championship

We are just two months away from the first year of the Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship to be held at the Ivanhoe Club.

What exactly is the Tour?

Many casual golf fans probably do not know that much about the Tour. First off, alumni of the tour include PGA Tour superstars Jim Furyk, Zack Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker and current world #1 and Masters favorite, Jason Day.

Right now much of Chicago has Cubs fever. To put in terms relative to baseball, the Tour is the AAA league of professional golf.   Continue reading

EWGA – THE Golf Community for Women

By Julie Suh, President, EWGA Chicago Metro Chapter

Attention Women Golfers! Are you looking to play more golf?  Join a golf league?  Improve your game?  Play competitive golf?  Meet other golfers?  Expand your business and social network?  EWGA is the answer!

EWGA is an international women’s golf association, with chapters in more than 100 major cities in the U.S. plus international locations.  EWGA is comprised of a broad range of golfers from beginners to experienced players, including accomplished, interesting professional women from a collection of diverse backgrounds.  Continue reading

Eight countries finalized for 2016 UL International Crown

UL International CrownEight nations to compete for second UL International Crown at Merit Club in July

By Molly Gallatin, LPGA Media

After the conclusion of the ANA Inspiration, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced the eight countries that will compete in the second playing of the UL International Crown, which will be held on July 21-24 at the Merit Club outside Chicago.

Based on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings, the eight countries that will compete in the second playing of the UL International Crown are – Republic of Korea, United States, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, England, China and Australia.

Team Australia was the last team in with 390 points, edging out ninth place Sweden by a mere eight points. The defending champions, Spain, did not qualify and finished in 11th place 96 points out of the final spot. Continue reading