Sure, I said last week that hot summer days only bring swimming to mind. But that’s just me. For many, summer and sunshine mean golfing season, and this year is shaping up to be one hot summer.
Whether you’re dusting off your golf clubs from last year, or you just purchased your first club to test the golfing waters, ‘tis the season. You can privately swing away at Mokena’s only golf course, Willow Run Golf Course, 12600 187th Street.
Willow Run will be revamping its entire website in the middle of next week, so be on the lookout for a feature article about them.
Sometimes it takes a registered event to get golfers out onto the course. If that’s you, you’re in luck. Plenty of local opportunities are coming up, and each one will donate money to a different cause. Pick the one you support most and register!
United Way South-Southwest Suburban Golf Classic
On June 20, head to Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park for the United Way South-Southwest Suburban 3rd Annual Golf Classic. The outing begins at 9 a.m. and costs $150 per person. This price includes a continental breakfast, lunch and celebration steak buffet dinner. A complimentary morning cocktail bar will open at 8 a.m. Golf begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and the dinner buffet begins at 4 p.m. Dinner-only tickets are also available for $60.
According to Rachel Hoge, the Leadership Giving Manager with United Way, proceeds from the golf outing help the organization establish and invest in programming where children and parents of all ages can be creatively engaged in education, financial stability and health and wellness activities.
“United Way’s Golf Classic is an opportunity for people to enjoy a day of golf, learn about United Way and do a little good for the community,” Hoge said.
To register, call Hoge at 312-906-2246, or email her at email@example.com.
NAIFA Annual Golf Outing
On June 21, at the Woodbine Golf Course in Lockport, is the NAIFA Chicago Southland & Will Grundy Annual Golf Outing. Registration begins at noon and golf begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The golfing continues until 5 p.m.
According to Josh Van Namen, the event chair, part of the proceeds support NAIFA, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the rest supports Together We Cope, a non-profit organization that helps people in a temporary crisis.
“We wish to also benefit a worthy organization that helps the southern suburbs of Chicago,” Van Namen said.
Prices are $125 for an individual and $500 for a group of four. Dinner-only tickets cost $35. To register, call Van Namen at 708-361-3925, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms must be completed by June 14.
Silver Cross 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic
June 27 is the Silver Cross 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic, held at the Midlothian Country Club in Midlothian. All proceeds will benefit the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital.
Registration for outings begins that day at 6:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun golf start at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. and cocktails at 5:30 p.m. A presentation of awards will be held at 6:15 p.m., where prizes are awarded for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole-in-One and charity “Split the Pot.” Dinner will follow. Register by calling 815-740-7105.
20th Anniversary Golf & Tennis Outing
Tickets are available for groups of four or individuals, golf and dinner, just golf, tennis and dinner, and just tennis. Golf registration begins at 11 a.m., lunch is served and then golf begins with a shotgun start at noon. From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. are cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Golf and dinner tickets for an adult cost $325, golf and dinner for four tickets cost $1,300 and tickets for just golf cost $275. The dinner costs $75 for individuals. For more information or to register, contact Michelle Paetow, Manager of Special Events, at 708-798-9171, or email at email@example.com.
Not into golf? Stick to disc golf.