Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The man was on the 14th fairway at the Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Illinois when the earth below him gave way and sent him 18 feet deep into the earth, the Belleville News Democrat reports.
A Missouri man is lucky to be alive after being swallowed by a sinkhole as he stood on the 14th fairway at a golf course in southwestern Illinois Friday, the Belleville News Democrat reports. Mark Mihal was reportedly rescued by the men he was golfing with after they lowered a rope into the 18 foot hole he fell down to hoist him up, the Belleville News Democrat reports. The man suffered a shoulder injury.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ever-changing weather has prevented Crystal Lake from freezing enough to hold annual winter golf outing.
Crystal Lake's Annual Chili Open Golf Classic has fallen prey to Mother Nature once again. The Crystal Lake Park District announced Monday the 42nd annual event held on the frozen lake surface near Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., has been cancelled due to unsafe ice conditions. "Ice conditions continue to deteriorate making it unsafe to complete any course preparations," park district spokesperson Jenny Leech said in the release. Registered golfers will receive a full refund. The Chili Open was originally scheduled for Jan. 19, but lack of ice and cold temperatures forced organizers to push the winter past-time to Feb. 2. Continued lack of ice necessitated organizers to reschedule a second time to Feb. 16. The nine-hole classic will not …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Watch out Tiger!
Our Whiz Kid for this week is Lake Zurich High School incoming junior, Adam Schulte. Adam is mad about golf and is quickly rising to the top ranks of area youth golfers. Faithful and determined, Adam golfs pretty much every day when the weather is decent enough, and sometimes even when it isn't. He trains year-round, and is currently working with trainer Brett Packee of Core Golf. Adam will spend the summer playing in many tournaments. His tournaments are sponsored by the Mid American Junior Golf Tour, the Illinois Junior Golf Association and the McHenry County Junior Golf Association. He is currently working to qualify for the Illinois State Junior Amateur Tournament at the end of June. Schulte played on the Lake Zurich High School …
Monday, October 25, 2010
Team finishes 3-4 in conference, 3-5 overall.
With the last regular season match played on Columbus day and the championships played last weekend, Lake Zurich High School boys golf coach Terry Geoghegan can now reflect on how his team performed this year. "They played pretty well. Lake Forest, who we played, won the state championship. This is a tough conference that we're in," said Geoghegan. While the team didn't have a winning record, Geoghegan believes the team had a solid season that showed steady improvement as it progressed. "I think it was a great season. Our four top scorers were really, really good. It was the best in the four years that I've been coaching," said Geoghegan. Geoghegan cited several standout players on the team, but without a doubt, the top golfer on the team…
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Coach Mel Fox proud of the progress that her team made over the two-month season.
When discussing Lake Zurich's girls golf team, coach Mel Fox brims with unbridled enthusiasm. While many high school coaches are passionate about the particular team that they oversee, Fox's spirited conversation is especially noteworthy. "There are 16 girls on my team, and they are just like a family," said Fox. "They hang out together, go to restaurants together, they're just really a tight-knit group. You know, it's always true, every year they really bond. But this year they're especially close." While the team didn't earn a state ranking, and therefore didn't qualify for the state finals, they did advance to the sectional tournament, for which Fox is extremely proud. "We finished fifth or sixth in our conference. We played really well…