|Monday, January 9, 2017 - |
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LEMONT, Ill. – Registration for the 104th season of Chicago District Golf Association championships and events will open on Monday, Jan. 16. Highlights of the schedule are the Illinois State Amateur Championship visiting Calumet Country Club and the CDGA Amateur Championship hosted by Briar Ridge Country Club.
The 87th edition of the Illinois State Amateur Championship visits Calumet, a Donald Ross design, July 18-20. One of the CDGA’s 25 founding clubs, the private south suburban layout is no stranger to championship golf, having hosted four CDGA Amateurs, including the 2016 event.
“The Ross design at Calumet is one of the premier courses in the Chicago District,” Nick Scillia, CDGA Director of Rules & Competitions, said. “While it is not the longest course at 6,619 yards, the tight fairways and challenging greens will test the best golfers in the state this July.”
The 98th playing of the CDGA Amateur Championship will take place June 27-30 at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville, Ind. The historic match play event will be contested outside of Illinois for just the fifth time in its history that dates back to 1914, and first time since 1998.
“We’re excited to be bringing this prestigious event to a CDGA club in northwest Indiana,” Scillia said. “Briar Ridge is always in pristine condition and the layout will make for exciting matches.”
The Illinois State Mid-Amateur Championship ends a six-year run at Flossmoor Country Club, moving to Exmoor Country Club in 2017 for its silver anniversary. The third year of the CDGA Mid-Amateur Championship will be played at Mistwood Golf Club, a challenging public facility in Romeoville.
All in all, the 2017 slate features 59 events consisting of 11 Illinois State and CDGA championships, 25 Illinois State and CDGA qualifiers, 17 USGA qualifiers and six Net Series competitions. The Net Series, which debuted in 2016 as a friendly competitive outlet for higher handicap players, adds a season-ending championship in its second year.
“The Net Series events are designed for players of all abilities to play in a casually competitive event, allowing golfers with a higher USGA Handicap Index to compete in a fun series,” Scillia explained. “The best pairs from throughout the season will now have the opportunity to compete in a year-end championship at Stonebridge Country Club.”
The 2017 event calendar tees off on Monday, May 1, with a CDGA Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier at Village Greens of Woodridge. The 16th CDGA Senior Amateur Championship will lead off the championship schedule May 15-18 at Ridge Country Club.