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    CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER NICK HARDY GAVE A PERFORMANCE THAT WAS ONE FOR THE AGES AT THE ILLINOIS STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FOR EVERYONE WHO PLAYS THE GAME AUGUST 2016 WWW.CDGA.ORG

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    DRIVE IT 2016 Acura TLX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch P-AWS FEATURED SPECIAL LEASE $ 299 FEATURED SPECIAL LEASE per month for 36 months. $2499 total due at signing^ ChicagoAcuraDealers.com Acura of Libertyville Libertyville (847) 680-7333 Arlington Acura in Palatine Palatine (800) 862-1484 Continental Acura of Naperville Naperville (630) 960-2100 Ed Napleton Acura Elmhurst (630) 941-4300 Joe Rizza Acura Orland Park (708) 403-7770 McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago Chicago (773) 336-6300 McGrath Acura of Morton Grove Morton Grove (847) 470-2300 McGrath Acura of Westmont Westmont (888) 212-8605 Muller Acura of Merrillville Merrillville (888) 884-2058 Muller’s Woodfield Acura Hoffman Estates (888) 297-1110 Pauly Acura Highland Park (847) 433-8200 ^Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees. Closed-end lease for 2016 TLX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch P-AWS vehicles (UB1F3GJW) available from July 6, 2016 through September 6, 2016, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. MSRP $32,635.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual ^Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees. Closed-end lease for 2016 TLX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch P-AWS vehicles (UB1F3GJW) available from July 6, 2016 through September 6, 2016, available net capitalized cost $28,497.20. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $10,764.00. Option to purchase at lease end $18,928.30. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock to well-qualified by September lessees 6, 2016. approved Lessee by responsible Acura Financial for maintenance, Services. Not excessive all lessees wear/tear will qualify. and Higher 15¢/mile lease over rates 10,000 apply for miles/year lessees with for vehicles lower credit with ratings. MSRP less MSRP than $32,635.00 $30,000, and (includes 20¢/mile destination, over 10,000 excludes miles/year tax, license, for vehicles title fee, with registration, MSRP of $30,000 documentation or more. fee, See options, your Acura insurance dealer and for complete the like). details. Actual net capitalized cost $28,497.20. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $10,764.00. Option to purchase at lease end $18,928.30. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 6, 2016. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

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    GUEST ESSAY BY ED NANGLE, Ph.D. As the flagship golf association in the Midwest, the Chicago District Golf Association was the first regional golf association to pursue the idea that promoting the game of golf should include the promotion of the golf course superintendents who look after the most important part of the golf course — the grass. TURF DOCTOR Problems with grass occur often, so it’s helpful the CDGA provides member clubs with a source for answers Comments are solely the opinion of the author and not necessarily those of the CDGA. Letters and opinions are welcome at info@cdga.org. The position of Director of Turgrasss Programs was incepted in 1985 with Dr. Randy Kane during the height of a problem that hit Chicago courses hard. Something known as ‘C-15’ decline was related to a bacterial attack on the particular cultivar of creeping bentgrass known as Toronto C15 variety, and ultimately Chicago became the epicenter for the issue. Dr. Kane was able to provide support in rebuilding turfgrass managers’ confidence as well as helping them manage through disease issues of the day. The position is unique in many ways, both nationally and globally, in that there is a regional pathologist that can be on site within 24 hours of a phone call. The envy that many superintendents around the country have for this position is mentioned regularly, and the foundation that was created by Dr. Kane and Dr. Derek Settle before me means that the ability to carry out diagnosis and research has made the position critical for the courses that are CDGA member clubs. The position is more commonly known as the family doctor, so when a club that is part of the CDGA family has an issue that is more of a day-to-day problem, then a call to the director of turfgrass programs is an ideal solution. The program works with the USGA Green Section closely to ensure that long-term planning and issue prevention are discussed during their visits to each golf course, while troubleshooting and research discussion are the focus of the CDGA position. The turf program also has a turfgrass research manager, and golfers might occasionally see him at area golf courses as he implements trial protocols on specific sites that have issues that require a certain focus. This is extremely important for us as it allows us to test products in realworld conditions and also at sites that have dealt with a known issue previously. The invaluable site at the Three-Hole Sunshine Course at Midwest Golf House might not necessarily be of help with this, as we have a lack of the ever-frustrating Poa annua. The CDGA is very progressive in its outreach and we carry out a researchbased field day on an annual basis. The focus of the day is to give superintendents an opportunity to see the results of our work up close and personal and provide an honest and open assessment of product value as they make decisions on budgeting going forward. Furthermore, there is education for greens chairmen and superintendents alike during the year with talks at various meetings, as well as a turfgrass-specific session at the Club Leadership Conference at Medinah Country Club every year. The job is one that many people look to nationally and internationally as it communicates what superintendents are doing in a high-profile market such as Chicago on a regular basis. There is a weekly scouting report discussing disease, insect and weed issues as well as climatic problems. I am never surprised, it seems, to discover how many people sign up to read a copy. In many ways, the Director of Turfgrass Programs is almost closer to an academic position as the writing both for professional magazines and peer-reviewed scientific journals has meant that the CDGA is a leader in disseminating cutting-edge information to superintendents and turfgrass scientists around the world. And remember: As a member club, you and your superintendent (at their discretion) are able to avail of the service — for free! Dr. Nangle joined the CDGA in 2013 and departs this summer to take a teaching position at Ohio State University. AUGUST 2016 • CDGA.ORG 1

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    FORE THINGS TO KNOW PRESENTED BY PEPSI_H1_NB_SM_4C (FOR USE .25” 1.5" ) CMYK PEPSI_H1_NB_MEDIUM_4C (FOR USE 1.5" TO 4") CMYK STEPHANIE MILLER WINS AT MISTWOOD Elgin’s Stephanie Miller, a senior at the University of Illinois, won the Illinois Women’s Open Championship at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville. She shot a 3-under-par 69 all three days, and her 207 total was three strokes better than Kelly Grassel, an amateur from Chesterton, Ind. PGA OF AMERICA HONORS PINE MEADOW PROFESSIONAL Dennis Johnsen, general manager and head professional at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein, has been named the recipient of the 2016 PGA Youth Player Development Award by the PGA of America. The honor recognizes a professional who has displayed extraordinary achievement in the area of youth player development in golf. Johnsen, a PGA member for 40 years, also serves on the PGA of America’s Youth Player Development Committee and is chairman of the Illinois Player Development Sub-Committee for PGA Junior League Golf. VETERANS OUTING AT ODYSSEY C.C. The inaugural Fore Our Veterans Golf Outing will take place Sept. 28 at Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. PEPSI_H1_NB_LARGE_4C The outing, (4" AND LARGER) a joint effort between the CDGA Foundation CMYK and Odyssey Golf Foundation, will benefit the veterans programs of both organizations. Entry into the outing is $100 and includes lunch, golf, tee gift, and cocktails and appetizers following the round. An instructional clinic will also take place prior to the outing. For more information on the event, visit www.cdgafoundation.org. CLUBS FOR KIDS TGA Premier Junior Golf, one of the nation’s leading introductory and recreational golf programs, has expanded on its junior golf expertise with the launching of its own line of custom-fit clubs. TGA Premier Junior Golf boxed sets are offered in seven color-coded sizes based on height with right- and left-handed options, making it convenient and affordable for parents to fit their junior boys or girls. Sets range from $90-$150, depending on size, and include up to six clubs, a stand bag and head-covers. TGA clubs are offered through national retail outlets, golf facilities and online club sales through its website at playtga.com. TGA also offers a trade-up program for families to keep their kids fitted properly. 2 CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER

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    CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLF ASSOCIATION FOR EVERYONE WHO PLAYS THE GAME PRESIDENT Michael J. Grandinetti Calumet CC FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Sheldon Solow Briarwood CC SECOND VICE PRESIDENT C. Daniel Cochran Biltmore CC Midwest Golf House • 11855 Archer Ave. • Lemont, IL 60439 630-257-2005 • Fax 630-257-2088 • www.cdga.org Thomas R. Artz ............................................... Sportsman’s CC William R. Buecking .............................................. Biltmore CC Edward T. Clissold ...................................... Westmoreland CC Robert J. Cunningham ..................................... Indian Hill Club Thomas Gehr ................................................... Sportsman’s CC Ron Gray .......................................................... Twin Orchard CC Michael Griem .......................................................... Exmoor CC J. Loren Hall ......................................................... Blackstone GC David Allard .................................................. Olympia Fields CC Louise Allard .................................................................. At Large Tom Allison ................................................................. Beverly CC Philip Angelini ......................................... Edgewood Valley CC Robert Babcock ......................................... Harborside Int’l GC Robert Bach ........................................................ Mt. Hawley CC Randall B. Becker ................................................ Winnetka GC Pryce Boeye .................................................. TPC at Deere Run Al Brown ............................................................. East Bank Club Mike Bruni .................................................... Olympia Fields CC Bill Callahan .......................................................... Naperville CC Ralph Chapman ................................................ At Large (SIGA) Frank Charhut ....................................................... Wilmette GC Stephen L. Cherveny ...................................... Foxford Hills GC Mike Clark ......................................................... Eagle Brook CC William Clevenger ........................................... Red Tail Run GC Henry Close ............................................................... Aldeen GC Scott Coldiron ................................ Village Links of Glen Ellyn David P. Crockett .......................................................... At Large Robert L. Cunningham ........................................ Turnberry CC Timothy Daw ....................................................... Flossmoor CC Robert Dewey ........................................................ CC of Peoria Michael J. Dickman ................................................. Calumet CC Anthony Dobush ............................................ Randall Oaks GC Keith Dunkelbarger ......................................... Sunset Hills GC Martin Durkin ..................................................... Butterfield CC John Dushney .................................................. Bowes Creek CC Dwight Erskine .................................................... Effingham CC Bill Fates.................................................................I tasca CC William Finn ........................................................... Riverside GC Buzz Frank ............................................................ Skokie CC Dennis Freund .................................................... Blackstone GC Jim Fruin ............................................................... Crestwicke CC Bill Gebhardt ......................................................... Prestwick CC Geary D. Glaum ........................ Village Greens of Woodridge Michael Gozdecki ............................................... Briar Ridge CC Greg Grygiel ................................................ Heritage Bluffs GC Howard Haberkorn ........................................... Terrace Hill CC John L. Hammond, II ............................................. Evanston GC Robert Hinton .............................................. Panther Creek CC Ronald C. Hobbs ............................................... River Forest CC Bill Inglese ................................................................ Exmoor CC Jack Ingold ............................................................. Lake Bluff GC George Jameson ............................................... Glen View Club OFFICERS VICE PRESIDENT AT LARGE Steven S. Birky Danville CC VICE PRESIDENT AT LARGE Mike Nass Cantigny Golf SECRETARY Dennis A. Reed Pekin CC GOVERNORS DIRECTORS TREASURER Larry LaBoda Kemper Lakes GC GENERAL COUNSEL John A. Childers Elgin CC EX-OFFICIO David R. Haverick The Club at Strawberry Creek Karl A. Keller ................................................. Kankakee Elks CC Jack Kieckhefer ............................... Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club Edward W. Mulcahy ........................................... Midlothian CC Michael J. Scheer ................................................ Oak Brook GC Don Schwarz ......................................................... Prestwick CC Richard J. Skrodzki .............................................. La Grange CC A. Glenn Stith ...................................................... Arrowhead GC Mike Sullivan ................................................... Bloomington CC Deborah Taylor Johnson .......................... Harborside Int’l GC Will Kadel ........................................................ Sunset Ridge CC Betty Kaufmann .............................................. Knollwood Club Peter A. Keffer .......................................................... Aldeen GC Tom Kierna ........................................................ Crystal Lake CC Donald Kohlbacher ....................................... Sandy Hollow GC Frank LaFranco ................................................ Knollwood Club Josh Lesnik ........................................................... The Glen Club John Lyons ...................................................................... At Large R. Scott Malmgren ................................................ Glen Oak CC Bob Malpasuto ...................................................... Kankakee CC David Matasar .......................................................... Idlewild CC John Mattson ........................................................... Big Foot CC Jack Miller ......................................................... White Eagle GC Michael Millhouse ........................................... River Forest CC Thomas E. Mott ..................................................... Rockford CC Carolyn Nagle ................................................... White Eagle GC Kevin O’Connor .......................................... Heritage Bluffs GC Ronnie Oakes........................................... .....Springbrook GC John P. Paladino ................................................ Forest Hills GC Arthur W. Peters .................................................. Ruth Lake CC Robin Rash ..................... American Singles Golf Association Al B. Reid .............................................................. The Glen Club John Reid ................................................................ Deerfield GC Jim Rolfe .............................................................. Northmoor CC Michael Rooney ......................................... Butler National GC James F. Rudwall ................................................. Ivanhoe Club Joe Salierno ...................................................... Bowes Creek CC Martin Salzman ................................................. Lake Shore CC Lawrence Schweik ......................................... Bartlett Hills GC Lorraine Scodro .................................................. Midlothian CC Cathi A. Scott ............................ Village Greens of Woodridge Howard Sharfman ............................................. Bryn Mawr CC James Siemers ............................................. Steeple Chase GC Laurie Spring ....................................................... St. Charles CC Robert Stracks ................................................... Northmoor CC John Sylwestrak ................................................... Wynstone CC James Troy ................................................. Crystal Tree G & CC Kenneth Urbaszewski ......................................... Deerfield GC Debbie VanSistine .......................... Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club James E. Winslow ................................................ Inverness GC Dale Wong ........................................................ Willow Crest GC James J. Zawaski .......................................................... Ridge CC CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER Volume 28, Number 4 Senior Managing Director, Marketing & Communications Matt Baylor Senior Director Of Corporate Partnerships Andrew Louthain Manager Of Communications Casey Richards Editor Rich Skyzinski To contact Chicago District Golfer 630-257-2005 • info@cdga.org PUBLISHING PARTNER CUSTOM MEDIA 1500 Park Center Dr., Orlando, FL 32835 407-563-7000 • Fax 407-563-7077 Chairman: Rance Crain President: Patti Green Group Publisher: Alex Miceli Publisher: Michael C. Hagmann Art Director: Ken Dao Graphic Designer: Alison Fox Production Manager: Anna Murray Production Manager: Kimberly Semer Advertising Coordinator: Gabi Weaver ADVERTISING SALES For corporate partnership or advertising opportunities, please contact Andrew Louthain at 630-685-2321 or alouthain@cdga.org. CUSTOM MEDIA CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER (ISSN: #1087-6502) is published six times annually; April, June, July, August, September and November by the Chicago District Golf Association, Midwest Golf House, 11855 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. Periodical postage paid at Bolingbrook, IL 60440-9998 and additional mailing offices. Editorial offices are located at Midwest Golf House, 11855 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. (See DMM 507.1.5.2); NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to Chicago District Golfer, Midwest Golf House, 11855 Archer Ave, Lemont, IL 60439.. One-year subscription is $15. Copyright by Chicago District Golf Association. All rights reserved. The advertising space provided in Chicago District Golfer is purchased and paid for by the advertiser. None of the products or services are necessarily endorsed by Turnstile Publishing, the CDGA or its affiliate. 4 CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS 16 28 38 42 FEATURES COVER: Nick Hardy (photo by Ron Johnson). CONTENTS (from left): Willow Crest Golf Club (photo by Tim Cronin); The Links at Bay Harbor (photo courtesy of Boyne Resorts); Keith Bank (photo by Gutta Percha Productions); H. Chandler Egan (photo courtesy of the Everett Family Collection). 18 PROFESSIONAL COURTESY Prior to two professional events in the Chicago District, Play With a Pro Day provided plenty of opportunities to create special memories Tournament Recap Illinois State Amateur Championship 22 THE ACE OF CLUBS BY RICH SKYZINSKI There was no stopping Nick Hardy, ILLINOIS STATE A M A T E U R whose effort at the Illinois State Amateur Championship was nothing short of incredible 30 GOLF’S NEW BOARD GAME BY MATT BAYLOR A new mode of player transportation is making waves at courses in the Chicago District 38 THE REEL THING BY ED SHERMAN ILLINOIS STATE A M A T E U R Chicago’s Keith Bank eagerly joins in the creation of the feature film, “Tommy’s Honour” 42 OLD-WORLD CHARM BY TIM CRONIN Chicagoans contributed mightily when golf was last played in the Olympics more than a century ago DEPARTMENTS 1 GUEST ESSAY BY ED NANGLE, Ph.D. 2 FORE THINGS TO KNOW 8 AROUND THE CDGA 14 WOMEN’S EQUIPMENT ROUNDUP 16 FACILITY FOCUS Willow Crest Golf Club 28 TRAVEL Boyne Resorts s 44 RULES OF THE GAME 6 CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER

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    You know your window of opportunity for a round starts at the side door past the mailroom. N o one knows your business, and your golf game, better than you. At MB Financial Bank, we understand what you’re passionate about because we listen. So whether it’s next quarter projections or your next round, we’ll help you plan for what lies ahead. MB Financial Bank Member FDIC

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    SPONSORED BY FIT FOR GOLF STEPPING YOUR WAY TO A BETTER GOLF GAME I WISH I HAD BOUGHT some stock in fitness trackers and step counters in the last couple years. The new craze in fitness is exercise tracking bands, such as Fitbit, Polar, Jawbone and Nike Fuelband, that count a user’s steps, distance walked, floors climbed, calories burned and even sleep patterns. For golfers, what better way to increase your step count than to walk instead of riding. Golfers that walk 18 holes will take between 15,000 and 20,000 steps in the course of a round. If you have a desk job, you are lucky to reach 5,000 over a typical workday. Walking the course will look great for your stepping numbers. It is not just great exercise for the cardiovascular system, but it also provides a better understanding of the course in order to see the undulations and contours of the terrain, which may help a golfer score better. But walking that many steps in a short period of time makes a person tired, especially in the lower body, which is crucial for sequencing the golf swing. Ever wonder why it is harder to concentrate on the last few holes? Or why swing mechanics break down or pain appears? Fatigue and cardiovascular deconditioning can lead to poor performance if one is not trained properly. The importance of cardiovascular conditioning and muscular endurance cannot be overstated. It is a good goal to try and hit a minimum of 10,000 steps per day, especially for people with a desk job, in order to use leg muscles, core, and cardiovascular function. Try and walk up and down some inclines to get some variation in heart rate. Or even try and do some one-minute bouts of fast walking. For golfers who go to the gym, try circuit training. Circuit training consists of exercises for the whole body without large rest breaks in order to keep up the heart rate and avoid overexertion of one specific muscle group. Start adding 30-minute walks after dinner when the weather begins to cools off. Finishing a round while feeling strong requires a healthy energy level and good concentration after already going for four hours. To do this, golfers should make sure they get good cardiovascular training four or five times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. For golfers who walk the course, make sure you are bumping up your cardiovascular fitness on your workout days so you can play at the same level in the last six holes as you had for the first six. Try adding full body exercises that challenge core, balance, leg strength, and cardiovascular fitness. — Joe Estes Joe Estes is a physical therapist and certified golf fitness instructor with Athletico, which offers complimentary injury screenings at all its locations. To request a screening, visit athletico.com/appointments. ACES IN THE CROWD Aces In The Crowd recognizes noteworthy accomplishments by people in the CDGA coverage area. Prospective candidates for Aces In The Crowd may be submitted via e-mail to info@cdga.org or rskyzinski@golfweek.com. LAUREN CHAPPELL | CHARLESTON Chappell, a two-time Class 1A high school state champion, won the 83rd Illinois State Women’s Amateur Championship at Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford. Chappell, 17, won the final match, 3 and 2, against Louise McCulloch of Wilmette. Chappell is a high school senior this fall. She won individual high school state titles in her freshman and sophomore seasons. She already has committed to attending and playing golf at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. JESSICA LEE | OAK BROOK Lee led a group of four Illinois players who finished in the top five at the American Junior Golf Association’s Otter Creek Junior in Columbus, Ind. With a final round of 3-under-par 69, the only sub-70 score of the day, Lee finished tied for second with a 54-hole total of 2-over-par 218. Three other players from Illinois were among those tied for fifth: Brianne Bolden of Mokena; Gabrielle DeSombre, Oak Park; and Kate Killie, St. Charles. ETHAN FARNAM | CRYSTAL LAKE Farnam, 17, shot 67-64—131 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, winning medalist honors while finishing nine strokes ahead of the field. The Junior Amateur was played in late July at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., and this was the second time Farnam had qualified; he also played in 2014. Farnam missed the cut by one stroke at the championship, shooting 77-75. He was runner-up at the 2016 Class 3A state championship after finishing in the top 25 each of the previous two seasons, and earlier this year, Farnam, at the time the No. 5-ranked player in Illinois according to Golfweek magazine, made a verbal commitment to attend and play golf at Northwestern University starting next fall. Farnam, a senior at Prairie Ridge High School, said he chose the Wildcats after making unofficial visits to three other Big Ten schools, Illinois, Purdue and Iowa, as well as Arkansas, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Virginia. In 2015, Farnam tied for fifth at the American Junior Golf Association’s Midwest Junior Players Championship, placed T-6 at the Golfweek Junior Tour Championship, won the Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship and qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club. 8 CHICAGO DISTRICT GOLFER

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