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July 11-17 at Panther Creek in Springfield Illinois

Apparently one stop in Illinois wasn’t enough for 2016, and then there was two, within a six week period in the summer ahead.

Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield will be the host of the Land of Lincoln Charity Championship, it will be played from July 11-17. This is the first year of a five-year deal, and the purse is $550,000.

Panther Creek was designed by former U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin, and was the previous home of the LPGA’s State Farm Classic from 2007 through 2011.

There is no answer yet to if the dates will stay the same in 2017, when the John Deere Classic likely returns to the same week. (In 2016 the John Deere Classic will be played during the Olympic games in August).

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“Our membership is ecstatic to host the inaugural Land of Lincoln Charity Championship,” said Panther Creek Country Club Board President Leo Zappa. “We are confident that the Tour will find our course to be a phenomenal venue for the players, and one that will escalate this event into the upper echelon of the tour’s annual stops.”

The Birmingham-base Bruno Event Team will manage the championship.

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The gives it’s players a chance to earn one of the 50 PGA Tour Cards that are up for grabs. 25 cards are earned by the top money winners for the season, with the other 25 earned in the season ending four-event Tour finals.

TPGE-SponsoredBy-2016_c_300pxDSC03493 Ready to rock DS                  The Tinley Park Golf Expo Feb. 12-14 see for more details, and on Feb. 6th, the annual open house at the Links & Tee’s Golf Dome in Addison, hosted by Steve Kashul of the Golf Scene TV program. for more details.

For more information on the championship please visit the championships website at or go to or

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.