BY: RORY SPEARS SR. WRITER & ASSISTANT EDITOR
THE WHITE PINES GOLF DOME IN BENSENVILLE.
The White Pines Golf Dome now under the operation of new owner Kempersports Management, will have an Open House this coming Saturday November 22nd, from 10 Am to 4 Pm. There will be a variety of contests and other events where golfers can win prizes. Come enjoy the day, meet the new management team and all the golf professionals at White Pines in Bensenville. For more information please visit online whitepinesgolfdome.com.
Northbrook based Kempersports Management has announced the winners of the Inaugural KemperClub Championship. The event was hosted at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on October 20-22. The championship consisted of 40 2-person teams in a fourball format over three rounds. The champions were Glenn Day and Vince Brunssen with a combined score of 216 (2 over par).
The same team won the Bandon Preserve Par-3 Shoot-Out. Golfers Brad Balbo and John Garigen won the Punchbowl putting contest, with a nine hole score of 20. For more information on KemperClub please visit kemperclub.com.
COG HILL has named David Impastato as the new Director of Golf.
“We are excited to have David join our team at Cog Hill,” said Katherine Jemsek, President of Jemsek Golf. ” He is a very accomplished PGA professional with a strong background in golf operations, merchandising and teaching. Based on his experience and knowledge in these key area’s, he will enhance our guest experience and help us to grow our overall business.”
Impastato 46, is a Class A member of the PGA. “Cog Hill is one of the top golf facilities in the country with a long history and tradition of setting the standard for public golf, ” said Impastato. ” I look forward to working with katherine and the staff in creating programs that attract more golfers and make their overall experience at Cog Hill a memorable one.”
As Director of Golf Impastato will oversee the day-to-day operations of Course 2 and the highly acclaimed Dubsdread. He will also manage the award-winning practice facility, golf shop and staff at each facility. See coghillgolf.com.
THE WESTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA) has announced that the Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak Michigan will host the 2016 Western Junior Championship.
The last time the championship was held in Michigan was in 2005 when Rickie Fowler won the title at the Blythefield Country Club in Belmont.
“We are excited to bring the Western Junior back to Michigan and a first-class club like Red Run,” said Vince Pellegrino, the WGA’s Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “This historic course will undoubtedly present an exciting challenge to our top-notch field of junior players from across the country and the world.”
Red Run hosted the 1958 Western Open won by Doug Sanders. Red Run has turned out 82 Evans scholars over the years, including six that are currently in school. All six attend Michigan State University. The course was designed in 1914 by Tom Bendelow and was redesigned by Willie Park Jr. 1916.
Future site for the championship include Riverside Golf Club in 2015, Rich Harvest Farms in 2017, and Skokie Country Club in 2018.
TANNA FARMS in Geneva is offering 2015 memberships at discounted rates through December 22nd. Visit tannafarms.com or call (630)-232-4300.
CHAPEL HILL in McHenry is running saving on 2015 season passes. See Chapelhillgc.com or call (815)-344-1894.
OAK GROVE in Harvard is running specials on 2015 memberships through November 30th. Visit oakgrovegolfcourse.com or call (815)-648-2550.
THE WHISTLING STRAITS CLUBHOUSE KOHLER ARTWORK BY CASSY TULLY.
Kohler has closed it’s golf courses for the season as of last weekend. But it’s not too late for a Kohler getaway.
Special rates on Carriage House stays and more. How about a relaxing weekend in the American Club with time in the Spa. have you thought about a fall cabin getaway at Sandhill.
Special events are on the calendar in Kohler all winter long. Call (888)-293-7337 and visit destinationkohler.com.
THE CANTIGNY 5K run on November 1st raised $11,500 for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton.
The 5K run has held since 2008 and has now raised almost $63,000 for the shelter.
GOLF FITNESS WORKSHOPS are on their way. The workshops are conducted by Dr. Paul Callaway. The Tuesday workshops run from 7 Pm to 8:30 Pm. The first workshop will be held on November 25th, it’s called Pro Secrets for Maximum Power and Distance. December workshops will be held on December 9th and 23rd. Cost is $10, $15 for couples and free for junior golfers under 18 with parent. Fore more information call (630)-567-7572 or you can email Paul@CallawayGolfFitness.com.
JOHN SANFORD & JACK NICKLAUS at Ferry Point
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in New York, designed by architects John Sanford and Jack Nicklaus, has won several awards for design excellence from the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
The course was built on a landfill and overlooks the East River and has the famed Whitestone Bridge in the background of the 18th hole. The course will be open in 2015.
Nicklaus Golf Design has won the Golf Digest Award for Best New Course in 2014 for it’s work at Potomac Shores. PGA National and The Bear Trap on the champions course have reopened from renovation as well.
Visit Nicklaus.com for more information on Jack Nicklaus design projects and news on the Golden Bear himself.
ILLINOIS AND NORTHWESTERN GOLF add top rated recruits to their men’s and women’s programs.
IN CHAMPAIGN.. the No.1 rated Illinois Men’s team has signed two players who join the Illini in the fall of 2015. Coach Mike Small says he is, “extremely excited to have players join the program.”
Edoardo Lipparelli from Ronciglione Italy and Trevor Gold from Eureka Illinois, a four-time top finisher in the IHSA Class 1 Boys State Golf Championships. On the women’s side, Bing Singhsumalee from Waubonsie Valley in Naperville will attend Ilinois.
IN EVANSTON new head coach David Inglis has added two recruits. Ryan Lumsden from London England, and Pete Griffith from Westlake Village California.
Women’s coach Emily Fletcher has signed Stephanie Lau from Fullerton California, and Janet Mao from Johns Creek Georgia. Both are Top-100 junior players in the country.
GIVE THE GIFT OF GOLF this Holiday Season. Three rounds of golf for $99 with cart at Orchard Valley in Aurora, call (630)-907-0500 to get your gift card today.
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