Corporate Partnership Program

The CDGA has made great strides throughout the years to make a difference in the golfing community. We have been able to impact the lives of youth, the disabled and the economically disadvantaged by going to great lengths to instill special programs that educate not only the few, but the many.

We could not have achieved this success through our Foundation, seminars and programs without a strong relationship with other affiliates.

The CDGA partners with several organizations in reciprocal relationships that help fund new and existing programs while extending CDGA membership benefits beyond the scope of golf.

In return, the Association assists in providing promotional opportunities to these companies through golf outings, seminars and our various communications vehicles.

Click here for more information on becoming a CDGA Partner

The following organizations are current partners of the CDGA:

Athletico HUB International
MB Financial Club Champion
Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH Erin Hills

Athletico is a provider of physical and occupational therapy with over 50 locations throughout Illinois and Milwaukee. Athletico’s mission is to provide exceptional, progressive and cost-effective rehabilitation through personalized care, emphasizing patient education, prevention of future injury and overall wellness.

Athletico’s goal is to identify areas in your body that may be limiting your golf game. With the help of the latest technology in the science of 3-D movement, golf biomechanical specialist and IPGA golf pros work in tandem to analyze your physical attributes and golf swing technique.

The Oak Brook Golf Performance Center combines functional training and conditioning with golf instruction. The Center’s clinicians utilize golf-specific diagnostic equipment and training space to improve your golf game and your fitness levels.

The Golf Performance Center offers:
  • Indoor putting and short game greens
  • Five hitting bays for year-round full-swing training
  • TPI biomechanical evaluations
  • Golf-specific training circuits
  • Private studio for advanced diagnostics and one-on-one training
  • Training space for plyometric, core training and strength and cardiovascular equipment
  • Physical, occupational and massage therapy
  • Golf/Fitness membership
  • Full-service locker rooms
  • Complimentary injury screens

All CDGA members are entitled to a complimentary one-day pass to visit the Golf Performance Center. In addition, you will receive a complimentary injury screen valid at any Athletico facility. For more information on Athletico’s programs and services or to find a location near you, go to or call the toll-free injury hotline at (877) ATHLETICO.

Athletico provides Chicago District Golfer and "Chicago District Golfer" TV with "Fit for Golf," a column and segment focusing on injury treatment and prevention as well as off-season training. Click here to view article and segment archives.

Club Champion
The game of golf both captivates us, and challenges us, by repeatedly posing the question, “Can I improve my game the next time out?” This challenge toward perfection is very personal for most of us, and it requires devotion, practice, mental toughness and the proper equipment to see results. The proper equipment: fit, optimized and built specifically for each individual’s unique body type, swing characteristics and skill level, is where Club Champion can make a major contribution toward lowering your scores and increasing your enjoyment of the game.

Club Champion will help you find new sources of power, ball control and putting accuracy by evaluating you one club at a time across your entire bag. They use extremely sophisticated technology in combination with decades of collective club fitting and club building experience from Club Champion certified fitters and builders to ensure that you will be exposed to all of the latest and greatest that each major shaft, club and grip manufacturers has to offer. It is only after this thorough evaluation, based upon a combination of science and experience, that Club Champion will deliver to you the most beneficial prescription for your game.

Club Champion has three Chicago area locations:
  • Chicago
  • Northfield
  • Willowbrook
Please visit Club Champion’s website at to schedule a fitting or drop by one of their locations to learn more about their approach towards properly fitting you.

Chicago District Golfer, "Chicago District Golfer" TV and Club Champion collaborate to provide readers with "Club Corner," a column and segment dedicated to club technology and fit. Click here to view article and segment archives.

Erin Hills
Despite its relative youth (opened in 2006), Erin Hills has quickly become a favorite of the United States Golf Association and has already hosted the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship (2008) and U.S. Amateur (2011). In 2017 Erin Hills will host the finest golfers in the world with the U.S. Open, the first one to be played in Wisconsin. The course, laid out by Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten over rolling terrain left by the glaciers, represents that rare combination of a championship course designed with a minimalist approach, as the holes were found rather than created.

The golf experience is complemented by comfortable lodging in a variety of choices (single rooms, suites, and four-bedroom cottages) and exceptional food and drink.

A two-hour drive from Chicago, Erin Hills provides a special destination for either a daytrip or a golf getaway, with friends or with clients. Visit for more information.

Golfweek shares a passion for the game with its readers. They indulge that passion with up-to-date results from professional, college and amateur tournaments; insightful commentary; player profiles; statistics; rankings and complete coverage of the golf industry.

Golfweek caters to the golf lifestyle, inspiring readers with golf travel and real estate ideas. Skilled players look to Golfweek exclusively as their source for instruction and fitness advice. Golfweek is the only publication avid golfers need to read. It’s all here, every week, only in Golfweek.

The one-stop destination for up-to-date scores, breaking news, rankings, golf leisure features and complete business news is The thorough real-time reporting and quality information distinguishes it as the web site for avid golfers.

Golfweek, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., was first published in 1975. It has grown dramatically since those humble beginnings to become an important voice of golf.

Golfweek is proud to help the CDGA grow and better serve its membership. Click here to take advantage of a special subscription offer only for CDGA members.

HUB International
HUB International is a leading North American insurance brokerage. One of the niche practice areas within the HUB Chicago office concentrates on golf and country clubs like yours. HUB’s insurance specialists have an in-depth understanding of your marketplace, your profession, and your insurance and risk management needs.

HUB earned the official endorsement of the Chicago District Golf Association as the insurance provider of choice for CDGA member clubs. Why? As a premier broker for market access, buying power and expertise, HUB demonstrated value to CDGA members through enhanced coverage and premium savings. The group buying power of HUB’s golf and country club clients creates clout and leverage with insurance carriers, which in turn, lends to exclusive products at the best price. HUB currently places coverage for 50 CDGA member clubs as well as more than 250 other golf and country clubs across North America.

HUB International has partnered with Advantec to provide two new products, golf and country club risk services and professional employer organization. For more information, please contact Mark Toral at (312) 279-4643 or or Jeff Wilson at (312) 279-4858 or

MB Financial
For over 100 years, Chicago-based MB Financial Bank has delivered a healthy blend of high-caliber service and financial solutions that protect and support the assets and growth of privately-held, middle-market businesses. MB Financial Bank also provides customer-driven tools and services to small businesses and individuals who work and live in the communities it serves.

MB Financial Bank is committed to offering the right blend of products and services to meet clients’ financial needs. Through customized solutions, MB assists commercial clients to manage and grow their companies, small businesses to thrive, individuals to grow, manage and preserve their wealth, and communities to nurture their economic health.

MB maintains a true partnership with clients that is rarely found in today’s bank environment. Experienced banking professionals have the ability and single-minded focus on presenting the right mix of financial solutions wherever and however clients choose. MB clients have the flexibility to bank at over 890 banking centers located throughout Chicagoland, person-to-person, with a banker through the locally-operated Telephone Banking Center, by connecting through the Phone Access Line (PAL) or logging on to one of the sophisticated internet banking products or apps any time of day, any day of the week.

MB Financial Bank’s goal is to be the premier commercial, consumer and relationship bank serving the Chicago metropolitan area. And the fundamental values of integrity, high performance, customer focus, mutual respect, open communication and enthusiastic service continue to define, sustain and guide its efforts.

Call MB Financial Bank at (888) i-bank-mb from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit MB online anytime at

Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is widely recognized as the regional leader in comprehensive orthopaedic services. The physicians of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, have received subspecialized training in orthopaedic surgery and can diagnose and treat even the most complicated and rare orthopaedic conditions.

The RUSH University Medical Center Orthopaedic Program was ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2006” issue. U.S. News & World Report ranks the RUSH University Medical Center Orthopaedic Program as the nation’s sixth best and the top program in the state of Illinois.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is pleased to provide a link to the “Ask the Doctor” feature, click here to review the orthopaedic conditions and treatment content provided or submit your own orthopaedic related question through the interactive form.

The physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush respond to questions about readers’ golfing aches and pains in Chicago District Golfer’s “Ask the Docs” column. Click here to view article archives.