Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hosts Illinois Open Championship

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The Illinois PGA celebrates the 62nd annual Championship event

"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: it's called an eraser." ~Arnold Palmer

Hawthorn Woods Country Club (HWCC) announced that they will be hosting the 62nd annual Illinois Open, through the Illinois Professional Golfers Association (PGA) scheduled for July 25-27. The tournament is open to all professionals and amateurs with a handicap of 10 or less who reside within the state of Illinois. The final Championship starting field will be comprised of place-winners in the qualifying events and those players exempted from qualifying.

Athletico, E-Z-GO, Oakley, and Wilson Golf are the supporting sponsors of the 62nd Illinois Open Championship.

When asked how Hawthorn Woods Country Club felt about the event, General Manager Dwight Jenson commented, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to host Open again this year.” Jenson went on, “The course offers challenges to amateurs and Professionals from around the state. It will be exciting to see who the winner is this year!” The past two years of the IL Open has sided victory with an amateur.    

The Illinois Open Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a 156 player field size limit. The starting times will be comprised of place-winners in the qualifying events and those players exempted from qualifying. Following 36 holes of play, the field will be cut to the low 50 scorers plus ties. In case of a tie for the Championship, a three (3) hole total stroke play-off will take place following the posting of the final score. If the tie has not been broken after three holes, the playoff will continue at sudden death. Playoff holes to be determined by the rules committee.

Established in 2006, Hawthorn Woods Country Club is northwest suburban Chicago's newest family-oriented private club. They offer an Arnold Palmer Signature Designed Golf Course, a 21,000 Square Foot Clubhouse featuring exceptional Member dining, a Jr. Olympic-size swimming pool, three tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts and a year-round Fitness Center - all centered on a strong Club philosophy of "More for Today's Active Families." They offer junior golf, golf, social and corporate memberships. HWCC celebrated their fifth year anniversary as a club this past May.

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