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Cantigny Winter Golf Lessons
One of Chicagoland’s premier golf complexes offers heated hitting bays and professional instruction throughout the winter. Cantigny Golf Academy is open throughout the winter months and welcomes individuals, families and groups of all types and sizes. Ten overhead heated hitting bays operate with customers purchasing 30-minute ($13) and 60-minute sessions ($23). Lights are located at outdoor landing areas to evaluate ball flight during the evening hours. The driving range is open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and on the weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Cantigny Golf also offers winter instruction for the public along with indoor simulation, PGA professional club-fitting andgolf-specific fitness. The Cantigny Golf Academy system of learning is taught by a team of PGA and LPGA golf professionals and golf specialists. Young players ages 8 – 17 receive specialized lessons through a curriculum integrating all of the essential performance components for playing golf. State-of-the-art technology is available during lessons at the academy. JC Video software allows lesson videos uploaded for placement on the Cantigny Golf Academy website. Other tech platforms used include Trackman, Foresight GC2, K-Vest and Boditrak Pressure Mat and Ground Force Analysis.



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.

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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.

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