Mid-Week Open will be held at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville on
Monday, July 24th. The
first tee time will be 11:00 am. Mistwood
is a very challenging course that will hold the Illinois Women’s Open
the week of our event. Mistwood
is new to Chicago’s market as it opened in September, 1998. It has a 15 acre 300 yard deep practice range.
The course was inspired by the British Isles best inland courses so
sign up early as the field is limited!
NIMAGA WEB SITE
July tournament is the first event that a tee time sheet is “not”
mailed to the total membership. Tee
times, NIMAGA Notes and Event Results will be posted on our web site WWW.NIMAGA.ORG.
The April and May results will be available from your tournament
director, they will not be mailed. If
you don’t have access to our web site, find a friend who does as you can
keep up on NIMAGA matters.
NIMAGA GIFT CERTIFICATES
has issued gift certificates for forty years. Many retail suppliers have been happy to get our
certificates for many years. There
has been a change in the Chicago retail golf market in the past year or
two. Nevada Bob’s was
reorganized to new ownership. Golfsmith
and Golf Galaxy have entered the Chicago market.
These three outlets are trying to decide if they will take our
certificates. As of today,
6/23 Nevada Bob’s and Golf Galaxy have not approved us, Golfsmith has
given approval, however
reports of some problems at certain locations have been reported. We are working to gain acceptance and will report our
progress in NIMAGA Notes. We
will have a report next month on the outlets who have accepted our
Long time board member, Dana Johnson passed away in
April, 1999. A number of his
friends contributed to a memorial which was dedicated on June 5th
at the Buffalo Grove Golf Club. It
is located next to the fourth tee a 200 yard Par 3 that Dana had a hole in
one at. If you get a chance
to play at Buffalo Grove look for the plaque dedicated to a true “Friend
Pete Vercillo had his first hole in one at
the 6th hole at the Willow Crest Golf Club.
He used a 7 wood into the wind on the 195 yard hole.
It was celebrated along with NIMAGA’s John Lemm and Bob Lynch.
If you have any celebrations to report, please send them to the web
site or the Bloomingdale P.O. Box.
Page 6 of the NIMAGA brochure states the any
member who does not report all of their golf scores may be subject to
penalty. What this means is
that if a score is posted in the newspaper or on the internet we expect
that score to be reported.
The July tournament is our second event with
“carts included”. It was
observed in the May event that foursomes were not ready to tee off and the
concept of sharing a cart was new to the many walkers who were on their
own in the past. Please find
your cart partner and check in at the starter ten minutes prior to your
VAL RUSELL’S OAK CLUB OF GENOA REPORT
The Oak Club of Genoa (previously know as
Elwood Greens) has returned to the NIMAGA lineup after several years
hiatus. This is a long course
that has matured with the growth of many new trees.
The rough is long and many holes have out of bounds, rivers along
new developments bordering a few holes.
New is the par 4 10th hole which is now straight at 420
yards long. Numerous positive
comments came from the A Division in spite of high scores due to strong
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Revised: August 21, 2008 .