Welcome to the 2007
Golf’s newest partner
Golf Hall of Fame
Meet latest inductees
New Executive Director
Q & A with Tim Dimke
Introducing Steve D. Moore
fatWallet.coM joIns dIstrIct Hall of faMe recognIzes
corporate partnersHIp prograM tHe Best In local golf
The Rockford Park District is pleased to members; membership is free. FatWallet enhance the golfing experience for Five individuals and one organization on the course. Later that evening, more of individuals who are worthy of
announce a new three-year partnership earns commission from merchant golfers during the next three years.” were inducted into the Rockford Area than 100 people witnessed the induction recognition as examples of others to
with FatWallet.com as part of the Park partners when members buy through the Golf Hall of Fame during the second ceremony at the Clock Tower Resort’s emulate.
In 2006, FatWallet.com received the
District’s corporate partnership program. site’s online stores. Some of its biggest annual ceremony last September at the Wallingford Center. Inductees are selected through careful
Rockford Chamber’s annual Small
merchant partners are Kohl’s, Target, Business of the Year award, presented for Clock Tower Resort and Conference “It was a special day for a special consideration by screening and selection
FatWallet.com will be a golf course
outstanding growth in employees and Center. group of people,” said committees comprised of knowledgeable
partner at four of the Park District’s
five courses– Elliot, Ingersoll, “We know that the sales, and service to the Chamber and Dave Claeyssens, Golf golf experts representing area groups
and organizations. Individuals or
Sandy Hollow, and local community is the community. Services Manager for the
Sinnissippi. Rockford Park District, organizations may be nominated in one
passionate about golf.” FatWallet.com will move its headquarters
and a Golf Hall of Fame
to the site of the former Wagon Wheel
Resort in Rockton sometime in 2007.
steering committee “It was a special day
Circuit City, and Staples. In seven years, member. “This class will
FatWallet has paid out over $10 million in long be remembered for for a special group
cash back to its members. what each individual of people.”
Over the next three years, FatWallet.com contributed to the great
will have a significant presence at each game of golf.” of five categories: Player, Organization,
“We are pleased Volunteer, Instructor/Coach, and
of the Park District golf courses and the The sponsors for the
to partner with the Contributor. Currently, the Hall of Fame
ability to showcase its services, through 2006 Golf Hall of Fame
Rockford Park District,” said Laura Pagles is located inside the
signage, advertising, as well as on-course Hall of Fame Class of 2006 (Left to Right): Steven Hare, Salley Wessels, Marty Hogan (Hogan include: Clock Tower
of FatWallet.com. “We know the local clubhouse at Elliot
promotional opportunities. The agree- Family), Sally Hasse (Rockford Women’s Golf Association), Steve Hogan (Hogan Family), and Resort, Euro RSCG
community is passionate about golf. We Laurie Welsh Howard (Mary Wilder Welsh) Golf Course.
ment runs through 2009. 4D Impact, OSF Saint
look forward to getting to know the local
golfers through this unique partnership.” “We are pleased to have the opportunity Anthony Medical Center, Riverside If you would like to
The Class of 2006 includes: Steven Community Bank, Rockford Park District, nominate a person
to work with FatWallet.com,” said Reid
FatWallet.com is a shopping portal, in Hare, the Hogan family, Dean Lind, the or organization
Tennant, Corporate Partnership Manager Rockford Register Star, SwedishAmerican
which customers click on links to retail Rockford Women’s Golf Association, for the Golf Hall
for the Rockford Park District. “The Medical Foundation, and 13 WREX.
Web sites to buy items using coupons, Mary Wilder Welsh, and Salley Wessels. of Fame, contact
enthusiasm and support FatWallet.com The Rockford Area Golf Hall of Fame
rebates, and discounts posted on Golf Services at
brings to our program will certainly http://www.FatWallet.com The day began with a golf play day serves as a way to recognize, preserve
FatWallet.com. The company has 625,000 815-987-1602 for an
at Aldeen Golf Club for inductees and promote the heritage of golf in the
and special guests. Despite cooler application.
Rockford area. The Hall of Fame honors
Major IMproveMents to temperatures, everyone enjoyed a day Salley Wessels makes her putt.
the contributions and accomplishments
aldeen practIce centre Hogan BrotHers naMed Honorary
The finest practice drainage will improve the functionality of
cHaIrpersons for Hall of faMe event
facility in the area is the facility during periods of heavy rain. Golf has always been in the blood of the and Ben Hogan companies. Steve went
Rockford Golfs! is published
about to get a whole Hogan family since Robert was the golf on to become a golf
annually by the Marketing and This renovation plan has been under
lot nicer, thanks to professional at Macktown for more than professional at two
Golf Services departments of the development for many years. “The
a major renovation 25 years. country clubs in
Rockford Park District. original intent of the Aldeen Practice
project. Last August,
work began on
Centre was to provide players the class of 2006 Sons Steve, Denny, and Florida, and spent
opportunity to work on any shot they Marty joined the family 21 years at Rockford
EDITOR: Karen Weis the Aldeen Golf
WRITERS: Paul Arco, Nancy Joan Club Practice Centre. The goal of the
might have Steven Hare business, becoming golf Country Club. In
on the golf professionals. Denny addition, many other
Kauzlarich, Steve Moore renovation is to dramatically improve family members also
course, and The Hogan Family succeeded his late father Marty Hogan speaks at the
the visual quality and playability of the worked at Macktown,
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: to have the as Macktown’s head 2006 Golf Hall of Fame
Practice Centre. creating a real family
Nathan McDonald same look as ceremony
The four existing target greens will be the course,”
Dean Lind Steve Hogan at the
professional, and stayed
2006 Golf Hall of there 26 years until his
Have an idea for a story? We want to hear replaced with six new, more visible said Duncan Fame ceremony death in 1999. The Hogan’s passion for golf was
from you! Please send your suggestions to and accessible target greens. The main Geddes, PGA Professional at Aldeen Golf Rockford Women’s rewarded last year when the family was
Steve and Marty became co-
Golf Services at 815-961-1541 (FAX). body of the facility will be re-seeded Club. “As good as the facility is, we felt Golf Association professionals at The Ledges, where they inducted into the Rockford Area Golf
NOTE: We make every effort to provide with a bent grass fairway, intermediate is was necessary that additional target Hall of Fame. And now, Marty and Steve
accurate information regarding golf re-established the Ledges Invitational,
programs. However, please be aware
rough, and primary rough exactly like greens and delineation of turf would Mary Wilder Welsh increased daily play, and developed Hogan have been named Honorary
that days and times of lesson programs,
what players see on the golf course. give golfers the same impression as the Chairpersons for the 2007 Hall of
New automatic irrigation will provide course.” successful juniors and men’s association
tournaments and other special events is
subject to change. for a more manicured presentation
Salley Wessels programs. After the Ledges, Marty Fame event. Steve, a vice president in
Continued on page 6 continued a career with the Taylor Made
throughout the season, and new Continued on page 10
Ingersoll and the Patriot’s Gateway First
Meet neW executIve Tee facility, both teeming with youngsters
learning the lifetime game of golf. Kids
learn so much more than how to swing a
get to knoW…
dIrector, tIM dIMke golf club or hit a ball - golf teaches them
social skills and builds solid character.
Q. How do we “grow” new golfers, the next
The Rockford Park The Park District staff is continually generation, to carry on this great tradition Juli joined the Golf Services team in November. She
As the Rockford Park District gears
District Board of looking at national and local trends, in golf that we’ve enjoyed for almost a is looking forward to getting to know the golfers who
up for another season of golf, capital
Commissioners and adapting offerings to meet our hundred years, ever since Sinnissippi Golf enjoy the Park District courses. Rockford Golfs! talked
improvements are being made to all five
unanimously ap- customers’ needs and preferences. Course opened in 1911? with Juli recently.
proved the appoint- Q. What are your expectations when A. The golf learning centers I just Among the projects are a major
ment of Tim Dimke it comes to the golf operations of the mentioned are part of engaging that renovation project at the Aldeen
How long have you worked for the Rockford Park District?
to serve as Executive District? “I’ve been with the Park District for 12 years.”
next generation. We see grandparents Practice Centre, (Please see story on
A. We have high standards that are bringing their grandchildren to learn, the Aldeen Practice Centre on page 2.),
clearly communicated throughout the fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, the renovation of bunkers; improved In what areas have you worked?
retirement last June.
organization, so all of our team members playing together. It’s a great way to drainage systems and improvements “I’ve worked in Community Relations as a deputy assistant, and I served as
Tim is a Rockford native and Auburn know what is expected of them. Our spend quality time together and connect to clubhouses. In all, more than a museum liaison before joining the Marketing and Community Relations
High School graduate who has worked Board expects that all of our operations for an afternoon. We’ve been teaching $500,000 is allocated this year in capital department as an outreach representative and District event planner.”
for the Rockford Park District for 35 years. are well organized, well-maintained, golf in our playground programs and improvements to the district’s five golf
He has supervised all the recreation safe, and attractive. We provide excellent introducing kids to the game in a fun, courses.
facilities, including golf courses and the instructional programs for all ages and interactive environment for several years. What do you like best about working for the Park District?
“The Rockford Park District is dedicated
development of Aldeen Golf Club during abilities to learn and grow in their skill We take the skill development to the “I really enjoy the relationships you develop with people over the years. The Park
to providing quality golf,” said Ron
his years at the Park District, and has neighborhood first, then get the kids to District is like one big family.”
Butler, Deputy Director of Operations.
held the Chief Operating Officer position the learning centers, and when they’re
since 2000. “Staff is continually ready, the golf courses.
“We believe the capital improvements
we make each year further illustrates our What are your job responsibilities?
Tim is also an avid golfer, and he readily looking at national commitment to provide the ultimate golf “I am the assistant to Nancy Kauzlarich and Dave Claeyssens, and support
admits he’d love to spend more time on and local trends... experience for the passionate golfers of the rest of the team, including Steve D. Moore, Lloyd McWilliams, golf course
the links. Rockford Golfs! talked with Tim northern Illinois.”
about his thoughts on golf. customer needs and superintendents and their assistants, as well as the seasonal staff. I am involved
Among the improvements at Elliot– in the many administrative aspects of golf, as well as working tournaments, and
Q. What are some of the trends you have preferences.” replacing the bridge near the #16 tee, other special events such as the Golf Hall of Fame.”
observed over the years with the sport replacing the sand in 47 bunkers and the
development. The locations of the golf
of golf and the golf operations of the replacement of 50 sprinklers. The tables What is one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
courses are geographically balanced and
Rockford Park District? and chairs inside the clubhouses at
convenient. Finally, the fees charged “I’ve never played golf, but I am looking forward to learning more about this
A. We’ve seen a lot more competition Elliot, as well as Sandy Hollow, have been
need to be reasonable for people to great game. Who knows, maybe I’ll get to play my first round one day soon.”
come along since the National Golf replaced.
pay, competitive in the marketplace, as
Foundation studied the marketplace well as getting a good return on their At Sandy Hollow, the cart path system
when Aldeen was built 15 years ago.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
investment, a good “bang for your buck.” was renovated and traffic is being
There are now 33 public golf courses rerouted near the #1, #6 and #17 greens. “I enjoy spending time with my family. My granddaughter lives with us, so we
It is my hope that golfers are loyal to have four active children in our home who keep us very busy. We also breed
in the stateline area, well within an Drainage and pond improvements are
Rockford Park District golf courses and Golden Retrievers.”
hour’s drive. Golfers have more choices being made on the 11th hole. Over the
programs because we provide them
than ever before. This has kept prices next two years, the pond will be rebuilt
the very best in service, amenities, and Juli can be reached in Golf Services at 815-987-1602.
very competitive with deep discounts. into a horseshoe shape in front of the
quality, at a reasonable price.
We’ve seen fewer people investing green.
in season permits; however, they are Q. What are some of the accomplishments
“Our ultimate goal is that No. 11 will
playing and paying the daily greens fees you are most proud to have been involved
become Sandy Hollow’s signature hole,
and obtain the best price. Golfers, like with over the years?
much like No. 8 is at Aldeen,” said Dave
any consumer, are looking for quality, A. Knowing and working with Norris Tim Dimke, new Rockford Park District Executive
Claeyssens, Manager of Golf Services.
affordability, convenience, and variety. Aldeen was one of the greatest
Director, with retired Executive Director, Webbs
Norman and wife, Mary. “When the renovation is complete,
I remember the days when there was experiences of my life. He influenced me No. 11 will become a fun and unique
typically a two-and-a-half-hour wait to in many ways because he understood challenge.”
get on a Park District golf course. These how to lead and motivate people to Q. What’s next for the Rockford Park
District golf operations? At Ingersoll, tuck-pointing and repairs
days, you can pretty much make a tee excellence. He was a true gentleman,
to the exterior will be made to the
time in advance or walk on in a manner and I will never forget him and Margaret, A. We’re always adapting to the customer, We’ve got just what you need. The Rockford Park District is teaming up with Saturn of Rockford
clubhouse. The on-course restroom
of minutes. Because of the pace of life, watching their vision become a reality, and we appreciate their participation for the third annual Golf SeASon KicKoff PArty, SAturdAy, MArch 17, 2007, at Saturn of
behind No.1 also has a new floor, fixtures Rockford, 343 N. Perryville Rd., from 10:00 am to Noon.
it’s hard for working people to find time and the kindness they demonstrated through the Golf Advisory Committee, and lighting. The women’s restroom at
in their day or weekend to play 18 holes. throughout the Aldeen Golf Club project. customer surveys, notes, and phone Come out to Saturn and test your putting skills, talk to a PGA professional, sign up for the City of
Sinnissippi will also have a new floor. Gardens Golf Play Day, and test-drive a Saturn and receive one round of golf courtesy of the Rockford
That’s where value-added amenities like When the Tiger Woods Foundation chose calls. Their feedback is critical to our
All five courses have new equipment, Park District and an introductory oil change for $9.95 courtesy of Saturn of Rockford.
Laser Link at Aldeen help to speed up Rockford/Beloit to host the “In The City” long-term success. Let me know, or our
play, or choosing to play at twilight after golf staff, what the Rockford Park District including mowers and sprayers. In 2006, And everyone who stops by is eligible for the grand prize– a Rockford Park District 2007 season
youth golf clinic, it had a major impact golf permit. Light snacks and beverages will also be provided. For more information, contact Golf
work, or even using the Aldeen Practice can do to make your experiences more golf capital improvement projects totaled
on our junior golf program. That was Services at 815-987-1602.
Centre in place of playing a round of golf. enjoyable. $780,000.
the catalyst for the Learning Links at
recognIzed golf lessons for everyone
for youtH prograM BlAze Golf (AdAPted) covered are: Putting, Chipping, Pitching,
Designed so youth and adults Sand Play, Full Swing Irons, Full Swing
The Rockford Park District Golf
with disabilities can learn at Woods, and Specialty Shots. Instructed
Services Department was recognized
their own pace in a relaxed by PGA members and PGA apprentices.
at the 2006 PGA Championship for
atmosphere. Golfers will have For ages 18 and older.
their efforts in growing the game
of golf. The Park District received time to hit balls at the range
the PGA Foundation Growth of as well as course play on the leftieS only Golf clASS
4-hole Learning Links Course. Tired of always being stuck at the end
the Game Grant and award for
Golfers may prefer to hit balls of the hitting line? Tired of having to
developing the PGA Medalist boys
from a standing position, or translate instructor’s comments in
program that debuted in 2006.
try out of accessible hand left-handed terms? Then this is the class
The Rockford Park District version controlled golf carts allowing for you. All lefties, all left-handed terms.
of the PGA Medalist program was golfers to place themselves in Learn why golf can be easier from the
designed for boys ages 10-17. Each an upright position. left side of the golf ball. Taught by PGA
rockford park dIstrIct offers class session included a 90-minute
clinic, a round of supervised golf, lPGA/uSGA GirlS Golf
instructors that speak fluent left.
“Moore” golf InstructIon snacks, lunch, and prizes. Ages
13-17 played the front nine at the
Have fun and make new friends while In cooperation with the Rockford ruleS clinicS
This is a class for all golfers. The rules
learning the fundamentals of golf (with Women’s Golf Association, this program
Steve D. Moore didn’t start playing golf regulation 18-hole Ingersoll Golf an emphasis on “fun”). Classes cover is designed for girls 7-17. The age of golf can be fun and very informative.
and the people around me to give the
until the seventh grade, but he quickly Course. Ages 10-12 played the four- putting, chipping, pitching, sand shots groups of 10-12 and 13-17 will receive a This program will cover all the usual and
Rockford area the best instruction
grew fond of the game. Through hard hole Ingersoll Learning Links course. and the full swing with irons and woods. 90-minute clinic, a round of supervised most common rules, and will address
possible,” he said.
work and lots of practice, Steve became Look for more information regarding Golf course etiquette and care will be golf, snacks, lunch, and prizes. Ages confusing rules ending with an open
“We are pleased to have Steve as part of forum. Instructed by PGA members and
an exceptional golfer. “My Dad had a the PGA Medalist program in the emphasized throughout the entire 13-17 will play the front nine at Ingersoll
our team,” said Nancy Joan Kauzlarich, PGA apprentices.
set of clubs and we started playing in Lesson section. program. Instructed by PGA members following their clinic. Ages 10-12 will play
Manager of Golf Services. “His teaching
the backyard,” he said. “That’s when I and PGA apprentices. the four-hole Ingersoll Learning Links
skills, demeanor, and knowledge of the hAlf-dAy Golf SchoolS
became hooked on golf.” course. Ages 7-9 will receive instruction
game are a real plus for our programs (Ladies/Seniors)
Steve has turned Practice Centre Continued... Adult SPeciAlty* for 45 minutes. Instructed by PGA
and all of our participants. Steve is a Offered for ladies (ages 18+) and seniors
that passion into a Individual classes that cover all aspects members and PGA
top-notch instructor when it comes to In preparing for the construction bids, (ages 50+), a low student/teacher ratio
vocation. He is now of the game of golf. Try the Specialty apprentices, with
teaching the game of golf.” District staff met with a variety of area will ensure lots of personal attention.
the Golf Instruction Clinics and come to whatever classes you assistance from
players of all handicap ranges, along with can. Instructed by PGA members and RWGA volunteers. These golf schools will cover golf course
the Rockford Park “It gives me great consultations from Bob Lohmann and PGA apprentices. Each girl will receive strategy and management, when to lay
Associates (golf course architectural firm a LPGA/USGA Girls up short or when to go over hazards, and
District, teaching satisfaction to who oversaw the renovation of Aldeen’s
the game to golfers Adult GrouP leSSonS* Golf membership getting out of trouble, along with the
of all ages.
see something I’ve 17th and 18th holes three years ago). Learn the game of golf (Beginner kit including a membership card swing mechanics in all areas of the golf
Together, they created a revised layout game. Rules will also be incorporated
Steve joined the
taught click with for the Practice Centre’s targets greens to
level) or improve your existing skills (which allows entrance into any LPGA
into the golf school. Participants will
(Intermediate level), and have fun doing tournament) and other golf goodies.
Park District last the students.” vastly improve the golf experience. it. Instruction will cover the golf swing review before and after video analysis
April after spending seven years as a first The Aldeen Practice Centre will starting at the green and working back to tiGer cuB cluB of their swings. Recommended for
assistant at the Rockford Country Club. A Rockford native, Steve graduated from completely re-open this spring or early the tee. The shots to be covered include: An introduction to golf through fun intermediate level and above. Get a
Prior to working at RCC, Steve, a member Guilford High School and earned degrees summer, based on weather and the Putting, Chipping, Pitching, Sand Play, and game based learning. This class is a destination golf school experience at
of the PGA of America, served as an at Rock Valley College and Illinois State quality of the grass grown last fall. Full Swing Irons, Full Swing Woods, perfect fit at Ingersoll’s Learning Links a fraction of the cost. Taught by PGA
assistant with the Aurora Country Club. University in Bloomington, where he and Specialty Shots. Instructed by PGA course, with classes designed to fit the members and PGA apprentices.
“We understand this is inconvenient
“I have enjoyed the opportunity of majored in Program Management. As a members and PGA apprentices. 5-8 year-old’s attention span. Instructed
to our customers in the short term,” PGA MedAliSt ProGrAM
working with a variety of people on golfer, Steve earned All-American honors by PGA members and PGA apprentices.
Duncan said. “However, the long-term For ages 18 and older.
many different levels,” he said. “I believe as a member of the Rock Valley team, was
benefits for golfers and students will be
Each session includes four classes. for BoyS
my past experiences will help further first-team All Conference in the Missouri This program is
evident with the new greens, improved Senior GrouP leSSonS
strengthen the Park District’s lesson Valley Conference while at ISU, and
drainage, and better irrigation. The It’s never too late to learn or improve.
youth SPeciAlty clinicS designed for boys
programs.” has qualified for the National Club-Pro Attend one or all– these clinics will ages 10-17. Each
Aldeen Practice Centre will definitely be After all, “Golf is the game of a
Championship each of the last five years. provide more in-depth attention to session includes a
Steve is responsible for providing what it was envisioned to be –the finest lifetime.” Instruction will cover all
“I still enjoy playing golf, but my passion specific areas of the golf course and 90-minute clinic, a
group and individual instruction at practice facility in the Midwest– when areas of the game, just to make sure
is teaching,” Steve said. “I like to keep up swing. Instructed by PGA members and round of golf, snacks, lunch, and prizes.
the facilities, developing fundraising this renovation is completed.” your fundamentals are solid. Areas
on what’s new in instruction and come PGA apprentices. Ages 13-17 will play the front nine at
opportunities, and complementing to be covered: Putting, Chipping,
The improvement project is the latest of Ingersoll following their clinic. Ages
existing and cooperative programs. He up with different ways to teach. It gives Pitching, Sand Play, Full Swing Irons,
me great satisfaction to see something
many cooperative agreements between
Full Swing Woods, and Specialty Shots.
lAdieS GrouP leSSonS* 10-12 will play the four-hole Ingersoll
works closely with golf course managers the Rockford Park District and the Aldeen Get your girlfriends together and
you’ve taught click with the students.” We will do equipment evaluations and learning Links course. Instructed by PGA
to develop operation and marketing Foundation. Approximately two-thirds have fun learning golf or improving
recommendations for those who want members and PGA apprentices, with
plans, instructional course content, and To contact Steve regarding lesson of the cost of the renovation is being your game. Classes will cover the
it. Instructed by PGA members and PGA assistance from volunteers
lesson brochures. “I’m always looking for information, call Golf Services at 815- generously paid for by the Norris and fundamentals of the game, starting at the
ways to improve the programs, myself, 987-1602. apprentices. *Sign-up will start 10 minutes before class and classes
Margaret Aldeen Foundation. green and working back to the tee. Areas
will start at designated times.
00 Major golf events 00
W I n n e r s
Mark your calendars and plan to play! GirlS clASSic
A major contribution to the success of
Rockford Park District Tournaments has
come from these outstanding sponsors:
june july august septeMBer Bryce Davis
13 WREX 6 High School Playday 2 Area Youth Tournament 1 2 Greater Rockford Women’s 8 E-RAB Invitational – Aldeen WoMen’S clASSic
– Aldeen Series – Ingersoll Golf Classic – Mauh-nah- Samantha Makovec
Conny Sjostrom Sr. and 15 Guilford Girls Invitational
tee-see Country Club
Irene Sjostrom Youth Golf 8 City of Gardens Playday 6 Area Youth Tournament – Ingersoll
– Aldeen Series – Sandy Hollow
(Rain date, 8/3) Men’S clASSic
Scholarship 18 Rockford Area Golf Hall of Jamie Hogan
4 5 Greater Rockford Men’s
8 RWGA Team Play – Sandy 9 11 Greater Rockford Boys Golf Fame Outing
FatWallet.com Golf Classic – Sandy Hollow
Hollow Classic – Ingersoll
and Aldeen Golf Club
Mixed douBleS clASSic
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf 11 Patriots’ Gateway Play Day 13 Illinois Junior Golf Ali Herbig and Ken Lee
PGA Foundation – Ingersoll Association, Rockford Open
7 Area Youth Tournament
Series – Aldeen octoBer youth Mixed douBleS
11 Boylan’s Women’s Outing
Riverside Community Bank 8-14 Golf Team Qualifying Week, clASSic
– Aldeen 16 Rockford Pro Am – Forest 3 Dawn Patrol Outing
various times – Elliot, Erin Gorman and Patrick Gorman
Rockford Junior Golf 12 LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Hills Country Club
Ingersoll, Sandy Hollow, 8 IHSA Girl’s Sectional
Association Clinics/League – Ingersoll 18 Center for Sight and and Sinnissippi – Ingersoll Senior clASSic
(Tuesdays June-Aug.) Hearing Outing – Aldeen Salley Wessels
Rockford Women’s Golf 12 Riverside Community
13 PGA Medalist Boy’s 19 Area Youth Tournament Ron Cosler
Association Church Outing (Tentative)
Golf Clinics/League Series – Macktown – Aldeen
Tiger Woods Foundation (Wednesdays, June-Aug.) drive, Pitch And Putt
20 Drive, Pitch, Putt 15 Manzullo for Congress conteSt
U.S. Cellular 15 United Way Outing – Aldeen Competition – Elliot Outing – Aldeen Nic Barnes, Jordan Hatch
USGA Foundation 15 RVC Outing – Elliot 21 Ability Golf Classic 17 March of Dimes Outing Robert Freethy, Kelsey Nelson
16-17 Melvin Ballard Memorial – Ingersoll (Tentative) – Aldeen Logan Norman, Elise Douglas
Tournament – Ingersoll and 21-22 Aldeen Cup Jared Roberts, and Lydia Rittmeyer
18 Weekly Challenge Golf Tour
MarcH Sandy Hollow 23 Girls Golf Classic – Ingersoll (Tentative) – Aldeen
rocKford AreA youth
18 Area Youth Tournament (Rain date, 7/27) 20 Cironi Piping – Aldeen tournAMent SerieS
17 Golf Kickoff Party – Saturn Series – Elliot 24 Notre Dame Club of Trent Johnson
20 21 Greater Rockford Senior
of Rockford 20 Ryan Jury Playday – Aldeen Rockford – Aldeen Golf Classic – Ingersoll Drake Bronk
21 Citizens for Morrissey 26 Youth Mixed Doubles 22 Winnebago County Robert Dofflemyer III
Playday (Tentative) – Sinnissippi (Tentative; Medical Society Playday
aprIl – Aldeen Rain date, 8/1) – Aldeen
21 Area Youth Tournament 28 29 Greater Rockford Men’s 27 Timberlee Outing AM Erin Gorman
9 Ice Hogs Play day Series – Ledges Golf Classic – Elliot and – Aldeen Kelsey Nelson
(Tentative) – Aldeen 22 Boylan Open – Aldeen Ingersoll Cynthia Bounleutay
23 Rockford Memorial
30 31 Greater Rockford Women’s Elise Douglas
24 Franchesco’s Outing Hospital Ambassadors PM
Golf Classic – Mauh-nah- – Aldeen
May 25 Northwest Community
tee-see Country Club
(Rain date, 8/3)
24 Wachovia Outing – Aldeen
Center Outing – Aldeen 25 Greater Rockford
TBA Clubs for Kids Clinic Mixed Doubles Classic
28 Area Youth Tournament
– Ingersoll – Sinnissippi
Series – Atwood
3-5 Midwest Conference (Rain date, 8/26)
29 Tau Sigma Chi Outing
Championship – Aldeen 28 Rockford Health System
21 Womanspace Playday Ambassadors
29 RWGA Team Play – Ingersoll
– Aldeen 29 Wachovia Outing
24 NIU College of Business
Outing – Aldeen
aldeen Barn restoratIon
tHrougH “We’re naIlIng It” caMpaIgn
Tim Larson didn’t know about his during his lifetime. One historic barn was letter campaign solicitations to friends,
family’s connection to Aldeen Golf Club once the horse stable and milk house families, and clients, as well as coin
until one day when he and his mother on the farm of G.W. Aldeen, father of collection cans in retail businesses.
drove by the popular Rockford Park businessman Norris Aldeen. Today, the Three parties were held with contests
District golf course. “She told me that my wooden barn still stands as a landmark and prizes, and posters were on display
grandfather built the barn,” said Larson, and is used for storage of golf course at Rockford Park District locations. There
a Rockford businessman. “And I could equipment. The barn structure is sound, are incentives such as Park District
tell that it needed some work.” but the exterior has deteriorated to the
point where painting isn’t enough.
Larson’s grandfather, Emanuel Larson, “The continuation of
built many barns in northern Illinois “We cannot let this happen,” said Park
Board President, Nate Martin. “Too
my family’s heritage
many beautiful barns that have through this barn...
been a part of our landscape have
disappeared from view as we see more
urban development. Now we have
passes, t-shirts, embroidered hats, and
a concerned citizen who has come
laser engraved hammers as incentives
forward with a plan, a vision and a
for higher levels of giving. Many items,
passion, to restore the Aldeen family
including barn calendars, are available
barn to its original grandeur.”
for sale at the Aldeen Pro Shop.
The campaign is called “We’re Nailin’
“The continuation of my family’s
It!” Aldeen Golf Club Barn Restoration.
heritage through this barn at such a
The public fundraising campaign goal
premier Rockford location is priceless,”
is $39,500, which will help pay for the
Larson said. “I am very excited about
cost of edging, gutters, and sideboards
this project and the opportunities it
repair work. Nearly $12,000 has been
holds for all of us.”
raised so far.
Donations can be sent to the Rockford
The project kicked off last summer
Park District Foundation, 401 S Main
Tim Larson speaks at the Aldeen Barn Restoration news conference with a news conference at the barn.
St, Suite 112, Rockford, IL 61101-1321.
in July, 2006. The first fundraising projects included
Please write ‘Aldeen Barn’ in Memo.
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banking at AMCORE Bank, and Marty, a
development agent for Subway and land
cIty of gardens Hosts
developer in Bloomington, IL., will lead a
grass-roots effort seeking to raise $20,000
tH annual golf play day
that will be used to support the Golf Hall
The City of Gardens fifth The Golf Play Day is a
annual Golf Play great way to entertain
“It was an honor to be inducted,” Steve Day presented by Saturn clients or get together
said. “And now Marty and I look forward of Rockford and with a group of friends
to helping the committee take this sponsored by First or family members for a
incredible event to the next level.” Northern Credit Union and relaxing day of golf at a
“The Hall of Fame is such a wonderful Lonnie’s Carpet Max will premiere golf club. The
distinction to such a deserving group of be held on Friday, June 8, cost to sign up a foursome
golfers,” Steve added. “To recognize their 2007, at Aldeen Golf Club, is $500, which includes
achievements, dedication and place in starting at 12:30 pm. a hole sponsorship, or
Rockford area golf history is a tradition City of Gardens promotes $400 for golf and dinner
all golfers should enjoy and embrace.” beautification projects in only. Individual entries
public and private spaces, are $100, and hole
“We are so pleased that Marty and Steve
volunteered to spread the word about encourages landscaping projects, and sponsorships are $150. The fee to golf
the Hall of Fame,” said Dave Claeyssens, cooperates with established gardens includes use of the Aldeen Practice
Manager, Golf Services for the Rockford and organizations. The City of Gardens Centre, a tee gift, lunch, dinner, and
Park District. “As inductees and honorary partners with a variety of organizations prizes.
chairpersons, the Hogans are excellent in the area in order to promote clean
To register, call the City of Gardens at
representatives of the Rockford Area Golf and green initiatives throughout the
Hall of Fame.” community.