When Augusta National Golf Club opened for play in January of 1933, there were over 150 golf courses already in operation in the Chicagoland area. Among those Chicago golf courses was the first 18-hole golf course in the United States, Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton. By 1933, six Chicago golf courses had already hosted the […]
Golf is booming. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down many sports and leisure activities, golf is an exception. The sport allows players to be active, connect with nature and be social — all in a safe and relaxed environment. These statements are especially true and correct about golf in Chicago. The most recent numbers […]
The legendary Donald Ross contributed to Chicago Golf in a big way with Ravisloe Country Club.
As I was growing up I discovered that the word ‘major’ was most often followed by a word denoting trouble: major problems, major calamity, major disaster. But for professional golfers on the PGA Champions Tour, quite the opposite can be true: major opportunity, major accomplishment, major victory. And so it is, this week at the […]
The top 100 LPGA members on the LPGA Official Money List will be competing in the north suburbs of Chicago in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Included in the 156-player field June 29-July 2 at Olympia Fields Country Club will be 26 Major Champions. This event was played in 2017 at Olympia Fields Country Club […]