RICH HARVEST FARMS OWNER JERRY RICH HONORED BY GCAA

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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.

THE MEN’S BIG TEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP comes to Rich Harvest Farms May 1-3 in 2020. Hole Gold 6, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

“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.

Jerry Rich with the NCAA National Championship trophy.

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.

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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.