LAKE FOREST, Illinois – Deerpath Golf Course announced today it will host a Putting Challenge on September 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on The Lawn putting and chipping green. This event serves as a qualifier for the inaugural PopStroke National Putting Championship scheduled for this October at the PopStroke Sarasota, Florida, location.
The first and second-place winners of the Deerpath competition automatically earn entry into two championship events – a Stroke Play Individual competition and a two-person Team Championship to compete for over $100,000 in total prize money. Competitors can register for the Putting Challenge now at the Deerpath Golf Course website.
“With the addition of The Lawn to our practice facility, we have the opportunity to host fun, friendly competitions like this Putting Challenge,” said Deerpath Golf Course General Manager Patrick O’Donoghue. “On behalf of the team at Deerpath and KemperSports, we are excited to welcome all golfers to enjoy a fun putting competition and experience all that The Lawn has to offer.”
The Lawn opened on July 6th, 2022. It covers more than 30,000 square feet, consisting of a world-class bentgrass putting and chipping experience providing practice options for both novice and avid players alike. The Lawn’s impressive footprint offers an 18-hole putting course and three-hole chipping course and is surrounded by a 15-foot chipping fairway surface and synthetic practice tee stations. Deerpath Golf Course is one of the only municipally owned facilities to feature such a world-class amenity, making the course a destination for golfers across the Chicagoland area and beyond. To learn more about The Lawn, click here.
“We are excited to work closely with KemperSports and welcome the first- and second-place winners of the Putting Challenge at Deerpath to our great PopStroke Sarasota facility for the inaugural PopStroke National Putting Championship this December,” said Ken Kennerly, Senior Advisor, PopStroke Productions. “This is an excellent opportunity for members of the North Shore community to compete in a competitive putting tournament to win an invitation to participate in a national putting championship.”
The Deerpath Golf Course Putting Challenge will feature 9 different holes, and all participants will be expected to keep their own score. Each round will cost $10, with golfers welcome to take on the course as many times as they wish. Tee times are not required, and players will que in line based on their arrival time.
Food and drink service will be available on-site during the event.
For more information and updates on the event, follow the course on social media and visit https://www.deerpathgolf.com/.
About Deerpath Golf Course
Located in Lake Forest, Deerpath Golf Course is an 18-hole public course, measuring 6,255 yards with a par 70 and 5,454 yards with a par 72. Additional amenities of Deerpath Golf Course include a grass tee driving range, practice putting green, golf shop with a complete line of golf merchandise and the Sandwedge Grill, perfect for lunch or dinner enjoyed with full bar services inside or outside on the Kiely patio. Deerpath offers an outstanding experience for Chicago’s North Shores suburbs. For more information about Deerpath Golf Course, please visit https://www.deerpathgolf.com/.
PopStroke is an experiential golf and casual dining concept merging a dynamic, technologically-advanced competitive golf environment with food and beverage. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke has a dedicated team of experienced professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality fields. PopStroke offers an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream and food and infuses technology within the golf experience to create an interactive and competitive atmosphere for all participants. Unique to PopStroke is the PopStroke App and Jumbotron leaderboard. The experience includes using Tiger Woods’ ball of choice – Bridgestone! Each guest keeps a PopStroke Bridgestone commemorative ball with their round of golf.
PopStroke currently has two facilities in Sarasota, FL, Fort Myers, Florida and Port St. Lucie, Florida. With future locations coming in 2022 – Orlando, Tampa and Delray, Florida; Houston, TX; Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona. TGR Design and Tiger Woods will be responsible for designing the putting courses at all future PopStroke locations.
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit https://www.kempersports.com/.
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