The Glencoe Golf Club hosted 130 junior golfers for an IJGA, Illinois Junior Golf Association, 18-hole Individual Stroke Play Event on August 2nd. The IJGA is non-profit organization dedicated to providing playing opportunities for junior golfers ages 8-18, with the mission to educate and promote the game of golf while instilling their motto of: “Better People Through Junior Golf”. There were four divisions that participated: Senior Boys, ages (16-18), Junior Boys, ages (14-15), Senior Girls, ages (16-18), and Junior Girls, ages (14-15). The low medalist for the event was Clint Bailes from Lake Forest who shot a -3, 69 to win the Junior Boys division. The winner of the Junior Girls division was Kelly Dong from Buffalo Grove who shot a 78 and the second place finisher was Olivia Siebert from Glencoe who shot an 80. The Glencoe Golf Club is pleased to help promote junior golf in the area and encourages participation through camps and private lesson to juniors of all ages.
The Glencoe Golf Club hosted 60 ladies for a golf tournament and luncheon to benefit Play for P.I.N.K. on July 31st. Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) is a non-for-profit organization that supports thousands of volunteers nationwide as they raise funds for research to speed advances in breast cancer detection, treatment and survivorship. The Play for P.I.N.K event at the Glencoe Golf Club raised over $5,000 through donations, hole sponsorships and a raffle; 100% of the money that was raised will go to the BCRF, Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “We are elated with the outcome of the event and the generosity of the supporters in our community. The Glencoe Women’s Association has been hosting a fundraiser benefitting breast cancer for the past 25 years and this year was by far the most successful in the amount of money raised. Through our donation we are helping to fund research to give people with breast cancer longer lives and better outcomes” said Stella Nanos the General Manager of the Glencoe Golf Club. The Glencoe Golf Club has raised over $6,000 in 2018 for outside non-for-profit organizations through golf events.
Audubon International’s BioBlitz 2018 results are in and the Glencoe Golf Club was awarded second place in the most participants competition. The BioBlitz creates an opportunity for school children, community members and golfers to take a closer look at the habitats provided on golf courses. This event establishes the large diversity of species on golf courses and also helps to raise awareness among golfers and the general public about the environmental value of the habitats supported by golf courses. This was the first year the Glencoe Golf Club took part in the program and through the help of 160 participants over 125 unique species were identified. The Glencoe Golf Club is making the Audubon International’s BioBlitz an annual event and hopes to engage additional participants next year to come together to enjoy the natural habitat that surrounds the Glencoe community.