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

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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.

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

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

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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Here and there: French Lick dominates in hosting senior majors

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

Dave Harner, director of golf at the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana, looked for a big event to spotlight the stunning Pete Dye Course when it opened for play in 2009.

He ended up establishing the premier event for the LPGA’s Legends Tour – the only 54-hole event on the circuit for women professionals 45 and over. The first Legends Championship was played in 2013 on the Dye-designed layout built on one of the highest points in the Hoosier state.

That event quickly became something special, as the Legends Hall of Fame opened the same week as the tournament in the historically-rich West Baden Springs Hotel nearby. And that wasn’t all.

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