IT’S NOW TIME TO GO INSIDE-at the Schaumburg Golf Club 401 N. Roselle Road, with both winter here and the Tournament Nine not yet ready from renovation. Which means hit the simulators downstairs below Chandlers Chophouse. Call the pro shop for tee times on the simulators (847)-885-9000 and don’t forget visit Schaumburggolf.com. ____________________________________________________________________
THE Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has awarded Rich Harvest Farms owner Jerry Rich, a Life Time Achievement Award.
Rich becomes the eight Lifetime Achievement award honoree by the association in it’s history.
The award will be presented in Las Vegas on December 9th, at the HOF reception and awards banquet.
Some of the past recipients include Karsten Solheim, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Jim Nantz.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be putin the same category as the likes of past winners sunch as Arnold Palmer and Karsten Solheim, but I’m just a man who loves collegiate golf,” said Rich. “It all started with supporting the golf teams at my alma mater, Northern Illinois University. I share this Lifetime Achievement Award with them, and my staff who have championed this vision.”
Rich is the founder of the Kids Golf Foundation, a non-profit junior golf organization housed at Rich Harevst Farms, which Rich founded with his friend Don Springer in 1998. Since it’s beginning, the KGF has introduced over 250,000 kids to the sport of golf.
Rich Harvest Farms has now hosted over 50 amatuer and collegiate golf events in the last 20 years.
Among those events are the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s National Championships, the 2015 Palmer Cup, that will return to RHF in 2021.
Rich Harvest Farms has hosted the Western Golf Association (WGA), Junior Championship in 2019, and the Western Amateur Championship in 2015.
Rich Harvest Farms remains in the Golf Digest’s list for Top 100 golf courses in America.