The Illinois PGA Section will be well represented at the PGA Professional Championship (PPC) that runs Sunday 6/17 to Wednesday 6/20 at the Bayonet Black Horse courses in Seaside, California. Eleven Section members join the tournament field including Mike Small (University of Illinois GC), Brian Carrol (Royal Hawk CC) and Adam Schumacher (Indian Hill Club).
The Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play events give our senior players the opportunity to compete against each other in a single day 18-hole stroke play competition. Errie Ball Senior Player of the Year points are awarded during these events.
The Illinois PGA Assistant Stroke Play events give our assistants the opportunity to compete against each other in a single day 18-hole stroke play competition. Assistant Player of the Year points are awarded during these events.
The CIPGA Match Play Championship is made up of four (4) rounds of 9-hole Match Play. Chapter Player of the year points are awarded at this event. Sponsored by Club Car and PING.
Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier #3 visits Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein. Players aged 7-15 years old compete in the golf skills competition.
Registration is open for the 69th Illinois Open Championship which will be contested at The Glen Club and Ravinia Green Country Club. Registration for all qualifying events has been extended until Wednesday, June 20th at 11:59 PM. CDT.
IPGA Foundation offers four (4) scholarships: Louis M. Brown, Alice Meyer Brown, Don Pieper, and Oscar Miles. Read more about each scholarship and find out if you're eligible to apply. Applications will remain open through June 29. APPLY.
Tickets and Volunteer positions are now available for PGA Members and Associates. Click above for more information and to get registered.
The Meyer-Brown-Miller Invitational will be held October 22-24, 2018 at Pinehurst, NC in support of the Alice Meyer Brown and Louis M. Brown Scholarship Funds. Registration is open.
A golf professional’s job is never an easy one. Some professionals inevitably wind up working harder than others. And then there’s Tony Semonick. Semonick, 28, has worked on PGA professional and Director of Golf Jim Sobb’s staff at Ivanhoe Club since graduating from Ferris State...
GLENVIEW, Ill. -- PGA of America Distinguished Service Award winner and honorary PGA Lifetime Member, Dennis Walters, will bring his “Golf Lessons, Life Lessons” trick shot golf show and inspirational messages to Chicagoland area golfers this season. The tour kicks off Tuesday, May 29 at...
Wes Warren has a term for his assistant golf professionals. “I call them ‘Smokey The Bear’,” said the head PGA professional at Indian Hill Club. “Smokey’s job is to prevent forest fires. That’s what I want them to do: Prevent forest fires. I’m the fire...
The Illinois PGA has been awarding its Bernardi Trophy to the section’s Player of the Year for 46 years, and Jim Billiter has been a factor in two of the more interesting races. Understandably, more Bernardi points are available in the Section’s four annual major championships –...
Tony Semonick, MBA student
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