2013 Golf Season Drawing to a Close
As you all know, all great things must come to an end… for a few months that is!
Both Bowes Creek and The Highlands will be closed for the season this Friday, November 22nd. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2013 and we are already looking forward to 2014!
GOLF PRO-SHOP will remain open for merchandise sales through December 23rd, Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm.
Huge thanks going out to Brad Legnaioli and his crew for doing a great job in maintaining both courses!
Happy Holiday’s everyone!
Sunday, November 24: Turkey Shoot
January 2014: Cross Country Trails will be open, weather permitting
2013 Rally for the Cure® Benefit
Thank you for coming out to support Rally for the Cure © at the Nine Wine and Dine golf outing and cocktail party! Together we raised over $5,000, which will go directly to Susan G. Komen™. Thanks to programs like Rally, Komen is the largest private funder of community-based breast health education, screening and treatment programs in the United States.
Elgin Boys & Girls Partner for Golf Camp
The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin partner up with City of Elgin Courses for a PGA Medalist Golf Camp
The camp was designed to grow the game by teaching young players about the rules and fundamentals of golf, the camp additionally demonstrated how scenarios on the course might emulate real life to members of the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin. The Camp was held over five weeks in duration beginning July 10th and lasted 1 ½ hours each. All three City of Elgin facilities, were utilized for these camps. In addition to a golf component, each camp had a “Life Lesson-Chat Session” at the end of each session.
The clubs and shoes given to the campers were donated by the SportsShed, a non-profit which collects new and gently used sports equipment for distribution to under-resourced kids and organizations throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
Bowes Creek hosted the first two weeks of the camp, which was held on Wednesday evenings and moved to The Highlands of Elgin for the next two weeks and nine-hole Wing Park for the fifth and final session. Mike Lehman, Elgin’s golf operations director and the general manager at Bowes Creek, is helping lead the camp along with the professional staff at Bowes Creek and The Highlands.
“We spent a lot of time trying to make this business successful, and now that it’s a very successful operation we can focus our efforts on the community, which is what we’re doing with this particular program,” Lehman said. “The PGA Medalist program allows us to connect with local organizations and offer golf as an avenue for their success, and the hope is to eventually expand this into something that is a little bit bigger.”
We would like to thank all the participants who took part in this camp as well as the volunteers who donated their time towards reaching out to these amazing kids! We couldn’t have succeeded without the equipment generously donated by SportsShed, our greatest thanks!