Free golf at 2011 Chicago Golf Show

February 24, 2011 5:10:04 AM PST
Every attendee at this year's Chicago Golf Show will receive a free 18-hole round of golf.

The free golf offer comes courtesy of GolfVisions Management, Inc., which operates 12 course in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Now in its 28th year, the Chicago Golf Show runs from Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 River Road, in northwest suburban Rosemont. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance online at

"The Chicago Golf Show is very excited that GolfVisions again has decided to offer a free round of golf to each and every attendee at the 2011 Chicago Golf Show," said show operator Tom Corcoran. "Last year, we found the Free Golf offer to be our most successful promotion ever. Every golfer loves to receive a free round of golf, especially if that round is at one of GolfVisions' excellent facilities."

Golfers will be able to receive a free 18-hole round of golf for a course in one of three regions - North/Northwest, West/Southwest, or South/Southeast. Details and restrictions may be found by visiting

"GolfVisions is thrilled to be able to offer attendees of the 2011 Chicago Golf Show a free round of golf at a GolfVisions course close to home or one that they have always aspired to try out," said GolfVisions president Tim Miles, Sr. "Last year's free golf promotion at the Chicago Golf Show enabled us to welcome new golfers to our courses by, in essence, rolling out the red carpet with greens fees on us!"

The 2011 Chicago Golf Show also will feature the ever-popular "Chicago's Largest Demo Day" area at the Show's expansive indoor driving range. There, golfers may hit the latest new clubs from a wide range of the industry's most popular manufacturers. Club manufacturers specializing in both adult and junior clubs will be on hand to explain the features and benefits of their latest products. Please check for a schedule.

"By the end of February most golfers are itching to check out the latest clubs and hit a few balls," Corcoran said.

"The Golf Show is available to help them cure their 'Cabin Fever.' "

The always-popular Long Putt Challenge also will be back this year, but with a twist. For the first time, any contestant who makes the putt OR putts the ball within a two-foot radius of the hole will receive a free round at a GolfVisions course of their choice, courtesy of GolfVisions. All contestants who make the 85-foot putt will be entered into a drawing for this year's Grand Prize, a two-night stay for two and four rounds of golf at Mississippi's fantastic Pearl River Resort.

Another cornerstone of the show is the incredible golf equipment bargains offered by exhibitors from around the country. Exhibitors will offer huge savings to attendees in search of discounts on golf equipment, golf balls, golf shoes, and golf apparel. In addition, dozens of regional, national, and international golf travel destinations will be exhibiting to help golfers plan their golf getaways.

Illinois PGA professionals again will offer attendees free lessons on the full swing, short game, and putting. Esteemed golf instructors will conduct scheduled seminars on the Golf Academy Stage to help attendees get their games in shape for the coming season. The Chicago Golf Show is the only golf show supported by the Illinois PGA.

Hours and admission fees for the Chicago Golf Show are as follows:
Friday, Feb. 25 Noon-7PM, $5
Saturday, Feb. 26 9:30A-6P $10
Sunday, Feb. 27 9:30A-4P $10
Under age 12 Free
Ages 12-15 $4

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The Chicago Golf Show is the nation's oldest golf show and one of the largest. The show typically features more than 300 exhibitors and attracts thousands of visitors.

Chicago Golf Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Friday- Sunday