• Pat Hickey Named PGA Teaching Professional

    Posted on May 13, 2015 by in Pat Hickey, Uncategorized

      The Cantigny Golf Academy announced that team member Pat Hickey is now a PGA Teaching Professional, based on his successful completion of the PGA of America Professional Golf Management Program.   Hickey will now conduct private and group lessons. He joined Cantigny in 2010 as a club fitting specialist and already has a solid teaching […]

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    “Birdwatching Open” Scores 80 Species

    Posted on May 12, 2015 by in Bird of the Month

    The 7th Annual Birdwatching Open took place at Cantigny Golf on Saturday, May 9. The event, besides being fun for the participants, calls attention to the important role golf courses can play in providing habitat for birds and other wildlife. Twenty-one birders covered most of Cantigny Golf’s soggy 275 acres during the Open, locating some […]

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    Golf Season Revving Up!

    Posted on April 30, 2015 by in From the Desk of Patrick Lynch

    The weather is getting nicer and May is here, which means the real fun will start to kick in for the 2015 golf season. Our signature program this year is the Red Oak Club, where golfers earn rewards for purchases made toward green fees, merchandise and any Golf Academy activities. Points earned lead to free […]

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    Lakeside #2 – Green Update

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Cantigny Golf, Scott Witte, Turf Care News

    Suspense is building as we target Memorial Day for the opening of our newly renovated 2 Lakeside green. Several issues were addressed with the redesign of this green. Drainage was improved, sunlight exposure was increased, and a genetically superior variety of creeping bentgrass was established on the new green called “Pure Distinction.” You’ll notice a new greenside bunker, […]

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    Outdoor Concerts Begin Soon at Cantigny Park

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Cantigny Park

      A new season of music is about to begin at Cantigny!  Free Sunday concerts start Memorial Day Weekend with the “Saturday June Band” on Sunday, May 24, and “Steve Cooper Orchestra” on May 25.  And if you like the songs of Elton John and Billy Joel, be sure to catch “Piano Man” on May 31. […]

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    Seeing is Believing

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Golf Academy

    How many times have you heard that phrase?  I would guess quite a bit, as we are all programmed to accept, and believe, what we can see. In 1974, Jack Nicklaus claimed that his good shots were 50% mental picture, 40% pre-swing setup and stance and 10% swing.  He went on to say: “I never […]

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    Be a Thinker

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Golf Academy, Greg Baresel

    Being a thinker on the course and analyzing what shot you have in front of you will ultimately lead to success. I often see players find the yardage and pull the club they normally hit that far without any consideration of other elements that may come into play. When the shot is hit they are […]

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    The Importance of Single-Leg Exercises for Golf

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Golf Academy, Golf Fitness

    Golf swing power for more swing speed and explosive distance comes from the ground up. That’s why strengthening your legs should be of primary importance in any golf fitness training program.  The standard two-legged squat continues to be very good exercise for bilateral leg strengthening and I recommend it for many of my golf fitness […]

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    Spring Two-Person Classic, Saturday, May 9

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Upcoming Events

    Our ninth annual Spring Two-Person Classic features a scramble format with a challenging golf course set up. The winners’ names are honored on a trophy which is proudly displayed in our clubhouse lounge. In the 2014 tournament, Scott Cross and Mike Boveri took home the honors with a 10-under par 62. Scott and Mike will […]

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    What’s cookin’ at the Fareways Grill

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by in Cantigny Golf, Red Oak Room

      Fareways Grill 2015 Spring-Summer Menu The Fareways Grill at Cantigny Golf has opened with our 2015 Spring/Summer menu.  Of course, perennial favorites such as the ½ pound Cantigny Burger, Crab and Avocado BLT and our in-house smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich are on the menu.  We also have a number of brand new items […]

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