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The Common Thread For Imperial’s Centennial in Golf

The game of golf is a unique combination of the past and the present, featuring a history that dates back over 600 years. The Old Course at St Andrews is known as the "home of golf" because the sport was first played there in the early 1400s.In 1894 the United States Golf Association was created to form a national governing body which would administer the rules of golf for … [Read More...]

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Chicago’s Top 10 Forced Carry Golf Shots

In real life, when faced with dangerous situations humans and other critters have three choices: run, fight, or hide. However, there are occasions out on the links when the twisted mind of cruel golf course architects provide just one alternative -- the forced … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Toughest Golf Course Greens in Chicagoland

As the number of daylight hours diminishes, the temperature plummets, and winter closes the books on another golf season, I was looking back at my personal golf statistics and wondered which public greens were the toughest to putt. Answering this question … [Read More...]

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Western Open Golf Tournament

For over 100 years, the Western Open was considered Chicago's professional golf tournament. First played in 1899 at The Glen View Club, the Western Open in 2006 was the 3rd oldest active PGA Tour tournament, after the British Open (began 1860) and U.S. Open … [Read More...]