2019 Charity Golf Outings in Naperville and beyond

Golf Outings can be updated/added for the 2019 season

Golf Scores High for Local Charities

Local links are chock full of charity golf outings to hit the mark for many good causes! What’s more, with the addition of indoor golf facilities, a number of outings will be held with no threat of weather conditions. Fore!

Does your favorite golfer have a birthday coming up?  What about Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Consider giving the gift of a charity golf outing for any special occasion or the holidays! (Think ahead! Most outings are scheduled at the same time next year.)

If your organization is planning a charity golf outing that you’d like us to post below, please send the date with all the particulars to stephanie@positivelynaperville.com.

Just as past seasons helped to heighten awareness and raise funds for many worthwhile causes, this year’s charity golf outings also will carry on the tradition of outdoor fun and fundraising on the greens. Thanks to all who sent updates.

Editor’s Note regarding Updates:  We welcome info for the 2019 season as the outing updates become available. This listing includes a few “place holders” from past years, listed in the month they were held last year for planning purposes.

Also, please note a number of the golf outings usually held on Monday now are scheduled on other days.

Some outings listed may be for members/guests of various organizations. And most welcome the public with advance registration.

All photos are PN File Photos unless otherwise indicated.

Naperville Public Courses! For more information about Naperbrook and Springbrook Golf (pictured above) courses, visit www.naperbrookgolfcourse.org and www.springbrookgolfcourse.org or call Naperbrook at (630) 378-4215 and Springbrook at (630) 848-5060. Check out special family rates, golf-outing rates and much more.

A few distinguishing facts about local golf clubs

The Glen Ekey Swing… (Photo by Jo)

Did you know? You’ll find the Glen Ekey Driving Range at Naperbrook Golf Course. Not only did Ekey serve from 1981 to 1996 as executive director for the Naperville Park District, he also was co-chairman with Ed Channel of the Naperville Riverwalk 2000 Campaign to raise funds for the extension of the winding path from the Washington Street Bridge to Hillside Road.

Did you know? Golf legend Arnold Palmer played a ceremonial first round on August 7, 1989, at White Eagle Golf Club with then-head pro Kent Sirois and several local dignitaries and friends of developer Harold Moser. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer Design Group, White Eagle Golf Club is located on approximately 163 acres.

Did you know? Naperville Country Club was founded in 1921. During its 90-plus year history, golf greats Lee Trevino, Jim Colbert, Fuzzy Zeller, Big Cat Williams and Padraig Harrington have played the 18-hole course.

Did you know? Founded in 1963, Cress Creek Country Club was owned and operated by the corporation that developed the Cress Creek Country Club Estates subdivision.

Did you know? Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr. in Woodridge, is a 4-star rated course by Golf Digest and is recognized as one of the top 5 public courses in the Chicagoland area. The Dick Nugent designed, finely-manicured course boasts a bucolic setting featuring 100-year-old oaks and picturesque lily pad ponds.

May 2019

Scratch!=Swinging TEE UP 2 MEET UP INDOOR TOP GOLF / Wed., May 8 / Grab your business cards and join members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce at Top Golf for an unforgettable twist on a traditional speed networking event or golf outing!  Ticket price includes golf, 3 drink tickets, snacks at each rotation followed by an “after party” with an appetizer buffet.  Polish up your elevator pitch and get ready to meet lots of people in a short amount of time!  Find registration info at TEE UP TO MEET UP at TopGolf Naperville.

Scratch!=Swinging NAPERVILLE YMCAs INDOOR GOLF OUTING  / Thurs., May 9, 2019 / Help send a kid to camp! All proceeds from this scramble benefit the Naperville YMCAs Strong Kids Campaign, and our efforts to send kids to camp through our financial assistance program. This year’s event provides a one of a kind experience for golfers of all abilities! To benefit programs at Fry Family YMCA, 2120 95th St.; Kroehler Family YMCA, 34 S. Washington St. / SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 2PM Registration. 3PM Shotgun Start.

Location:  Mistwood Golf Dome – 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr.  Bolingbrook, IL  60440 (Playing Pebble Beach Course)

Price: $150 Individual Golfer. Register online at donate.ymcachicago.org/Naperville.

Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact R.J. Bartels at (630) 904-9595 or rjbartels@ymcachicago.org.

Scratch!=Swinging BEAT TOM & BILL ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF OUTING TO BEAT CANCER / Fri. May 17, 2019 / Golf is at White Pines Golf Club (500 Jefferson Street, Bensenville).  Registration begins at 8:30AM. Golf is a 2-man scramble, with a shotgun start at 10AM. Lunch will be served to all golfers. Enjoy 19th hole celebration with OUTSTANDING BBQ provided by Chicago Culinary Kitchen! Dinner will follow at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall (681 W North Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Cocktails begin at 6PM and dinner will be served at 7PM.  The evening festivities will include dinner, silent and live auction, the Wheel of Meat, Baskets, the cart of booze and more. Submitted by Susan Swanson for BTB Foundation.

Scratch!=Swinging 30TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S RESIDENCE BENEFIT GOLF OUTING AT STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB / Mon., May 20, 2019 / It’s time for all golfers to get out your clubs and join the Carmelite Sisters for a day of fun at the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Residence Benefit Golf Outing.  It’s a fun day that begins with lunch, a putting contest and 18 holes of golf with hole-in-one contests for cash winnings. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll enjoy a 19th Hole Cocktail Hour and a delicious sit-down dinner with auctioneer Greg Dellinger. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the live and silent auctions and raffle. Schedule:

  • Registration: 10AM
  • Putting Contest: 11:45AM
  • Lunch: 10 – 11:45AM
  • Shot Gun Start: Noon
  • Cocktail Hour, Sit Down Dinner and Auction: 5:30PM

If you are not able to golf,  join in at cocktail hour and dinner. If you would like to golf, attend dinner, be an event sponsor or donate an item to our live and silent auctions or raffle, please contact Melissa Hageman, Marketing and Development Assistant at (630) 416-6565, ext. 1511 or mhageman@stpatricksresidence.orgRemember what the fun-loving Sisters say, “Golf… It’s habit forming!”

Scratch!=Swinging CASA OF DUPAGE CHAMPIONS OF HOPE GOLF OUTING AT ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE IN WHEATON! / Mon., May 20, 2019 / $185 per golfer / $700 per foursome / 11:30AM Lunch with 1PM Shotgun Start.  5:30PM Reception & Dinner. Get ready to play the beautiful course, compete in contests and enjoy a delicious dinner all while being a “Powerful Friend to Powerless Children.”  To purchase tickets (Starts at $185 per golfer) or partnerships, http://dupagecasa.org/events/click here. For more information, contact Beth Stremel or (630) 221-0889, ext. 304.

What PN’s “green” markers mean…

Placeholders from 2019 golf outings for will be saved for 2020. 

Scratch!=Swinging means 2019 event has been completed.

NOTE! ????? Scratch! saves the place from the 2018 Golf Outing. Information was unavailable at the time this post was updated in April 2019.

+Note: Saves the place from previous years indicated the organization is taking a break this year.

June 2019

+ QUIGLEY’S IRISH PUB ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF OUTING / Typically the first Friday in June / At Fox Bend Golf Course on Route 34 in Oswego / All proceeds benefit Families Helping Families. / +Note: Quigley’s is taking the year off from its annual golf outing. For more info about other events including West Suburban Irish Quiz Nights and live music, visit: www.quigleysirishpub.com.

+ BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S INVITATIONAL GOLF OUTING / Typically in June / At various golf clubs / Register at 10AM. Single shotgun start at 11:15AM. Cocktails, dinner and program at 5:30PM. + Note: BU is taking the year off from its annual golf outing to concentrate efforts toward upcoming Gala. All proceeds benefit scholarships at Benedictine University. / For information, contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or e-mail dsmith@ben.edu. INFO: http://www.ben.edu.

Scratch!=Swinging THE NPFFC CHARI-TEE TIME GOLF OUTING / Tues., June 11, 2019 / Shotgun start at Seven Bridges Golf Course in Woodridge / The Golf Outing is presented by Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause and proceeds will benefit BikeBald. Registration begins at 9AM with a shotgun start at 10AM. The post-round meal and cocktail party begins at 3PM with a silent auction and raffle. $125/golfer, $500/foursome, $50/dinner only. Register at npffc.org. Contact the Event Coordinator at jordan.boyce@iaff4302.org or napergolf@iaff4302.org.

Scratch!=Swinging WDSRA / CHARLIE LONG WDSRA GOLF CLASSIC / Mon., June 10, 2019 / Arrowhead Golf Course, Wheaton / WDSRA Golf Classic provides a blend of golf, refreshments, and contests with proceeds from the day going to support Western DuPage Special Recreation Association / Online registration is available at www.wdsra.com / 10:30PM registration, Noon shotgun start /  INFO: www.WDSRA.com.

Scratch!=Swinging 2019 NAPERVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING / 10:45AM-9PM / Mon., June 24, 2019 – 10:45AM registration with 12PM-Noon Shotgun Start / INFO: (630) 355-4141. White Eagle Golf Course / 18-Holes / Complete Details  |  Register Now for Early Bird Rate. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Kara Carpenter at (630) 544-3360. (Bev Frier, pictured in the green shirt, wants folks to know the four women are wearing the primary colors in the NACC logo.)

Scratch!=Swinging CASA OF WILL COUNTY 2019 GOLF FOR THE CHILD / 7:30AM Fri., June 28 / Join CASA of Will County’s Golf for the Child for an 18-hole scramble at Prairie Bluff Golf Course, 19433 Renwick Rd ., Crest Hill. Registration is $500 for a foursome and $125 for individuals and includes our morning Bloody Mary Bar, Lunch at the turn, Drinks, Golf, and prizes at 2PM. For supporters who don’t golf, lunch-only tickets are $50. All  proceeds go toward funding CASA advocacy services for abused and neglected children. Any questions, contact Rita Facchina at (815) 730-7072 or Lisa Gunggoll at lisa@lg-pr.com. More info: casaofwillcounty.org.

July 2019

Springbrook Golf Course off 83rd St.

+ NAPERVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING: TEE OFF FOR 203 / Mon., July 9, 2018 / Springbrook Golf Course / The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) will host its annual golf outing, Tee Off for 203 (https://nef203.org/event/nef-golf-outing/)Enjoy an afternoon of golf while supporting NEF programs that benefit students in Naperville School District 203. NEF supports district-wide programs including study Skills Academy, Kid Booster Anonymous Fund, grants for specific, innovative and creative teacher/student projects, Business INCubator and Start the Day breakfast program.

The day will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30PM, followed by a shotgun start at 2PM, then dinner, awards and raffle at 7PM. Each golf registration includes greens fees and cart, “all in” games for each golfer, welcome small bites and drink, on-course “Golf a la Cart” snacks and beverages, and dinner. Register for the event or see sponsorship information at https://nef203.org/event/nef-golf-outing/ or contact Wendy or Amy at (630) 420-3086 at the NEF office.

FORE! Yet to Play for 2019 Season!

Wheaton, IL 60189  / Golfers are invited to register at www.golfinvite.com/billjacobs. The scramble-format outing has a shotgun start scheduled for 1PM, and the cost is $100 per golfer – which includes golf and cart, boxed lunch, three drink tickets, dinner buffet, 2-hour open bar, prizes and more. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Proceeds from the Charity Golf Classic will benefit Naperville Responds For Veterans. For more info, call (630) 657-5700. Registration and sponsorships are available at www.golfinvite.com/billjacobs.

26th ANNUAL EDWARD FOUNDATION ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT / Mon., July 15, 2019 / Cog Hill / Afternoon foursomes with registration one hour before start times 11AM for 1PM /  In addition to golf, the event features cocktail party, awards, dinner, silent and live auction / INFO or foursome reservation/online registration, complete with all the goals of the event for Edward Foundation, can be found with a click at edward.

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE GOLF CLASSIC / Wed., July 17, 2019 / Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 12294 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439 / Registration opens at 8AM. Arrive early to pick up your exclusive Titleist golfer gift, enjoy a continental breakfast, browse the silent auction, and warm up on the driving range. Tee Times 9:45AM Dubsdread & Ravines Course 2 & 4 Opening Ceremony at 10AM – Dubsdread Shotgun Start, 10:30AM – Ravines Shotgun Start — 10:45AM / Course 1 & 3 Opening Ceremony at 11AM – Course 1 & 3 Shotgun Start / Lunch will be served along the courses / 3:30PM Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction /5PM Silent Auction Closes, Tournament Prizes Awarded, Closing Remarks. Register here!


5TH ANNUAL ROAST OUT SARCOMA GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH M. SWEENEY / July, 22, 2019 / The outing will be held at Mistwood Golf Club (1700 W Renwick Rd, Romeoville, IL), and it will begin with at 11:15AM with lunch and a pig roast dinner and raffle/auction following the day’s events. The event usually sells out for golfers. Tickets then are available for the dinner and auction only for $50 beginning at 4:30PM. All proceeds will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in Joseph M. Sweeney’s name. Sponsorships are still available. Register at www.events.org/jmsgolf.

ANNUAL PUTTS FOR PETS GOLF OUTING AT CRESS CREEK GOLF CLUB / Tues., July 16, 2019 /  7:30AM Check-in  / 9AM Tee Off / Golfers are asked to save the date. Details coming soon. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this fundraising event to support the critical programs and services provided by the Naperville Area Humane Society. Hosted by Naperville Area Humane Society to benefit the NAHS. INFO: www.napervillehumanesociety.org/events.cfm or call (630) 420‐8989.

August 2019

MCNEIL & PARKINS CHARITY GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT TURNING POINTE AUTISM FOUNDATION / Mon., August 5 / 11:30AM Registration / 670 The Score, Chicago’s #1 Sports Radio Station Charity Golf Outing benefiting Turning Pointe Autism Foundation at Seven Bridges Golf Club. Begins witH live broadcast beginning at 9AM with Bernstein and McKnight. In addition to the broadcast beginning at 9AM all the Score personalities will be onsite as well. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30AM, followed by a 1:30PM shotgun start and 18 holes of golf on the award winning Seven Bridges course and dinner at the clubhouse at 6:30PM.

Tony Gonzalez and Jamie Nieto

????? Scratch! 13th ANNUAL BURN AWARENESS GOlf OUTING / Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL. / Registration/Buffet lunch 11:30AM / Shotgun Start 1:00PM/ 6:00PM Dinner buffet, awards, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. $175 per golfer/$700 per foursome/$60 dinner only. For info, contact Tony Gonzalez at (630) 632-3424 or Lisa Gonzalez at (630) 532-1555 to donate silent auction items.

This outing (previously held at Tamarack) is led by Tony Gonzalez and Jamie Nieto, both burn survivors and volunteers in the burn center. Tony and Jamie both experienced extensive burn injuries and met when Jamie was being treated in Loyola’s burn intensive care unit and Tony was volunteering. United by their love for golf, these two friends now raise funds to enhance the care provided by the dedicated team of physicians, nurses and other staff in Loyola’s burn center.  

September 2019

TURNING POINTE GOLF EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME! / Mon., Sept 9, 2019 / The 2018 Golf Outing tees off at Edgewood Valley Country Club in LaGrange on September 10. To learn more, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact contact Barb Brauer at bbrauer@turningpointeaf.org or (630) 615-6033.  More details coming soon.

16th ANNUAL SHARING CONNECTIONS GOLF OUTING / Mon., Sept. 16, 2019 / Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517. 11AM – Registration and Lunch. Noon – Shotgun start. / 5:30PM – 19th Hole Party & Dinner. Click here to register: $250 per golfer / $1,000 foursome.

+CANCER KISS MY COOLEY™ (CKMC) 3RD ANNUAL KISS OF HOPE OPEN / Fri., Sept. 29, 2018 /+Note: This golf outing doesn’t appear anywhere this year; yet, many other events are planned. To see how many families have been helped to date, visit www.ckmc.org and take a look at the Wall of HOPE. 

October 2019

????? Scratch! LITTLE FRIENDS ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC / Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 / Seven Bridges Golf Club / INFO soon will be available about the 2019 Little Friends Golf Outing at .  2018 event includes nine holes of golf with cart, shotgun start at 3:15PM, cocktails and appetizers on the course, dinner in the Clubhouse, welcome gift, auction, raffles, prizes, networking opportunities and more. Registration begins in June.  Golf outing Contact: Manager of Special Events and Volunteers at (630) 355-6533. For more about Little Friends and upcoming special events, visit their website.

Hey, Golfers!

Fore! Plan ahead! Save the dates! Live on greens. Have fun in the sun.

If your group is planning a 2019 or 2020 Charity Golf Outing, link it at www.positivelynaperville.com.

The folks at Minuteman Press / Blooming Color can help you with everything you need—hole signs, souvenir pencils, score pads, novelties, golf shirts, signature hats, personalized golf balls—  to plan the perfect golf outing.

Just give MMP / Blooming Color a call at (630) 369-1360 any weekday.

Remember also that many Naperville restaurants offer catering and/or box lunches. Thanks for thinking locally as much as possible when planning golf outings (or any special event, for that matter). That way playing on the greens keeps the green growing for the local economy.

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