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Cog Hill Team Finishes Seventh  

Pelz Short Game Clinics Available Across US, World
Short game guru David Pelz has unveiled a full slate of 1-day scoring game clinics and 3-day scoring game schools across the world in 2018. In the US, Pelz schools are available at a broad cross-section of properties, including Boca Raton Resort & Club in FL, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Atlanta, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, MI, and Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont.

The 3-Day Scoring Game Schools incorporate video, feedback devices, and research to help golfers play all greenside shots with confidence and consistency. The standard student/teacher ratio at these schools is 4:1, maximum.

One-day clinics teach improvement in pitching, chipping, putting and sand play skills in a fun, six-hour format. A 3-hour wedge session focuses on greenside chips, pitches and bunker shots. A 3-hour putting session improves putter path, face angle, set-up and sweet-spot impact.

To enroll or receive more information, visit www.pelzgolf.com

 

Sage Run at Island Resort  

Save the Date! Sage Run At Island Resort to Open in June 2018
Golfers blown away by the Sweetgrass course at Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI, should buckle their seatbelts for the grand opening of Sage Run located a few miles from the deluxe casino complex. Designed by Paul Albanese, the course is distinctly different from Sweetgrass which is a flowing, links-style tract. “Sage Run is 75% through great trees, dramatic up and down through the hills with some great long holes going down the hills,” says resort manager Tony Mancilla.

The Sage Run name pays homage to four traditional tribal medicines, along with cedar. The new golf course is part of an $8 million upgrade of the entire Island Resort complex. Other upgrades include a new sports bar, a full-service spa and renovation of the bingo hall.

For reservations and more information, visit www.islandresortandcasino.com

 

French Lick
 

Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic Returns to French Lick in 2018
Future stars of the LPGA Tour will take on one of Indiana’s legendary golf courses July 12-14, 2018 when the Symetra Tour comes to French Lick Resort for the Donald Ross Classic. The week-long charity event will be hosted by Resort Charities, the charitable foundation of French Lick Resort, to benefit the Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

“We are extremely excited to have the Symetra Tour and all of the wonderful and talented players returning next summer,” said Director of Golf Dave Harner.

The 2017 tournament was won by Erynne Lee at 12-under-par in a thrilling three-hole playoff against August Kim. The 2018 event will feature 150 aspiring LPGA Tour players competing over 54 holes for a purse of $200,000.

Located in the hills of the Hoosier National Forest in Southern Indiana, French Lick Resort is one of the Midwest’s premier vacation destinations. The complex features two historic hotels, two rejuvenating spas, meeting venues, a Vegas-style casino, elegant dining, and three championship golf courses. Ranked the top golf course in Indiana and among the top 30 resort courses in America, the Pete Dye Course at French Lick previously hosted the Senior PGA Championship and will host the LPGA Senior PGA Championship October 11-17, 2018

For reservations and more information, visit www.frenchlick.com

 

Endsley Named Director of 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA at Kemper Lakes G.C.
Jacquelyn Endsley was named Championship Director of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship slated for June 26 – July 1 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL. Endsley previously served as the championship manager at the 2015 US Women’s Open at Lancaster C.C. A native of Kohler, WI, she spent nearly three years with the NCAA, specializing in corporate relations, marketing and broadcasting. She also worked previously at KemperSports – Harborside International Golf Center, at the Kohler Company and at the Milwaukee Bucks.

Kemper Lakes was designed by Ken Killian and Dick Nugent and previously hosted the 1989 PGA Championship won by Payne Stewart. The 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will offer a $3.65 million purse. Last year’s championship was held at Olympia Fields Country Club, and was won by Danielle Kang who is expected to defend her title against Brooke Henderson, Michelle Wie, and Lydia Ko, among other LPGA stars.

For ticket information, visit www.kpmgwomenspgachampionship.com

 

David Leadbetter  

Leadbetter Joins Club Champion To Promote Club Fitting
By now, everyone knows it’s as much about the club as it is about the player swinging it. Club Champion, one of the country’s premier club fitters and retailers, has signed an endorsement deal with renowned golf coach David Leadbetter to spread the word about the benefits of club fitting. Says Club Champion President Joe Lee, “David is an ideal representative for Club Champion. His reputation as a top instructor and his understanding of club fitting make him uniquely qualified to speak to golfers on the topic of fitting.”

For more information or to schedule a club fitting, call Club Champion at 888-340-7820.

 

 

Youth On Course Provides Discount Golf For Juniors
The Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella says it will change golf. Tom Watson says that it will get kids involved in the game. All-world basketball superstar Stephen Curry says that it will give kids the opportunity to enjoy the game, regardless of background or means.  
 
The “it” is: “Youth on Course," a golf program for youngsters that is sweeping across the country. The concept is simple: provide exposure to the game to youth ages 6 to 18 at a highly affordable price. At present, more than 330 golf courses have signed on for the program, which includes caddie training, paid high school internships, college scholarships, and golf for $5.00 per round.

Born in 2006 out of the Northern California Golf Association, the program has expanded to twelve regions, has subsidized more than 400,000 rounds of golf, hired more than 75 interns and 237 caddies, and awarded over $250,000 in scholarships annually. The program has also partnered with the extremely popular and successful The First Tee program.

For more information, visit: www.youthoncourse.org