BADGERS MOUNT: 1950s tea party, Memorial Hall, Highland Road, 2pm-6pm.
EYNSFORD: Village hall, displays and activities from hall user groups, 1pm onwards.
FARNINGHAM: the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Dinner with live music in the village hall from 7pm. Tickets £25. Contact 01322 866325.
HALSTEAD: Tiaras & Tuxedos dinner, 7pm for 7.30pm, village hall. Tickets £25.
Beer Festival and barbecue. Rose & Crown pub. 01959 533120 roseandcrownhalstead.co.uk
IGHTHAM: Coxcombe street fair, the Street, noon – 5.30pm
SEAL: Jubilee Dinner and Cabaret, 7pm, Wildernesse Golf Club, Park Lane. £55 in aid of Rockdale 01732 458762 rockdale.org.uk
SEVENOAKS: Street entertainment in Blighs, 11am – 3pm.
Fete, Church of St Mary, Kippington, from 1pm.
Royal Jubilee Photoshoot for Families. 10.30am-4.30pm. Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. 01732 459777 riverhillgardens.co.uk
SUNDRIDGE: Party at the White Horse.
UNDERRIVER: Flower festival at St Margaret’s church: all weekend.
Royal Scarecrow judging from 10am.
Fun games in village green/White Rock garden. 1pm-5pm, followed by hog roast at the White Rock from 7pm.
WESTERHAM: 50s food, cream tea and barbecue. Grasshopper Inn, Moorhouse. 01959 563136 grasshopperinn.co.uk
OTFORD: Solar system planet walk for children/parents at 10am on the recreation ground.
60 years of Otford exhibition 10am – 8pm all weekend (10am – 6pm Sunday) in the village hall.
Sackville Singers in St Bartholomew’s church at 7.30pm. Tickets from parish council office.
BRASTED: Party, the Green.
EYNSFORD: the Big Lunch, Eynsford Castle, noon.
HALSTEAD: 10.30am church service, village hall, followed by lunch and hog roast. Flotilla screening to follow.
IDE HILL: Party, the Green.
OTFORD: the Big Tea, village green, 4.30pm.
Street party in Twitton Lane from noon. the Rising Sun on Twitton Lane will also be having a Buddy Holly night in the evening.
Thanksgiving service at 3.30pm in St Bartholomew’s Church.
Musical comic production of Chaucer’s the Miller’s Tale on the recreation ground at 6pm.
SEAL: Party in the Park and Big Lunch. Street party, picnic, tea and games. 12pm. Recreation Ground. Free.
SEVENOAKS: Big Lunch afternoon picnic and tea on the Vine. with family entertainment and stalls from noon to 5pm.
Big Lunch at Greatness Park with a circus skills workshop, scramble nets, bouncy castles, gladiator duel, Indian cooking, flower arranging, free vet advice. noon to 3.30pm. Also, BMX and skateboard competition.
SHOREHAM: Tea dance in the village hall, with entertainment, cupcake world record attempt and memorabilia exhibition, 4pm.
UNDERRIVER: Service, St Margaret’s church, 11am-noon, followed by music festival 5pm-6.15pm.
WEALD: Village picnic on the green, 1pm onwards.
WESTERHAM: Lunch, the Green: 11.30am to 3.30pm.
Roast, music and stalls at the George and Dragon, Market Square noon-4pm.
It’s a Knockout for families, 2.30pm, on Westerham Green.
Thames River Pageant live at Westerham Club, Fullers Hill, 2pm-6pm.
Joint Songs of Praise service at St Mary’s Church: 6.30pm-7.30pm.
BITCHET GREEN: Picnic lunch, from 12.30pm to 4pm.
BOROUGH GREEN: Party, High Street.
CHIPSTEAD: Street party and live music between 12 and 4pm. Chevening Road between Bricklayers Arms and Chevening Primary School.
DUNTON GREEN: Family fun day, 3.30pm-10.30pm, recreation ground. Beacon lighting and fireworks from 10pm.
HALSTEAD: Family fun day noon: 4pm at the primary school, followed by 7.30pm a Right Royal Review by Halstead Players in the Village Hall. 10pm beacon lighting on Southdene Green.
HARTLEY: Beacon lighting. Manor Field.
IDE HILL: Beacon lighting.
KNOCKHOLT: Family fun day at recreation ground before beacon lighting and barbecue from 8pm.
OTFORD: Village fete, noon, followed by beacon lighting on recreation ground, 10pm to 10.30pm.
SEVENOAKS: Fete for St Nicholas, Vine Gardens, 2-4pm.
Music through the decades, 7.30-10.30pm. Vine Gardens, Dartford Rd. Sevenoaks Town Council 01732 459953 sevenoakstown.gov.uk
Lighting of the Sevenoaks Beacon, the Vine, 10pm.
SHOREHAM: Big lunch picnic on the recreation ground, noon onwards.
UNDERRIVER: Street party in Carters Hill, noon-3pm, followed by lighting of the beacon, 8pm- 11pm.
WESTERHAM: Hog roast and live music from Blondee, noon- 4pm.
Abba Magic tribute band with barbecue: 6.30pm-10pm
Beacon and fireworks on King George’s Field: 9.30pm-10pm.
WROTHAM: Party, Wrotham Cricket Ground noon to 5pm
EYNSFORD: Harrow Meadow (football field), fancy dress and activities, 10am until 4pm.
Duck race, River Darent, 5.30pm.
Tug of war across the Ford, 6pm.
KEMSING: Village picnic by the Sir mark Collet.
Pavilion on the Common Field from 1pm-3.30pm, performance by the community choir, 4pm.
OTFORD: Street parties at various village locations.
SEVENOAKS: Braeside Avenue street party. Residents only.
JOSE PELAYO AT a GLANCE
School: great Oak
Born: July 27, 1994, in Escondido
Accomplishments: Won the Southwestern Leaguefinals last week, shooting a 1-under 71 at Soboba Springs and a2-over-73 at CrossCreek Golf Club to finish five strokes betterthan the next-best score. … Led the Valley with a nine-holeaverage of 37.6 and carded a team-best seven rounds under par thisseason. … Dropped his 18-hole average from 84.6 as a sophomore to75.1 this year.
Favorite sport to watch: Soccer
Favorite team: Manchester United
Favorite athlete: Sergio Garcia
In his bag: all TaylorMade equipment
Dream foursome: “Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods andmy dad.”
Favorite movie: “The Pursuit of Happyness”
Last movie attended: “Just go with It”
Must-see TV: “Ridiculousness” on MTV
Recommended reading: “Brave new World” byAldous Huxley
Listening to: Lil Wayne
Apps to live by: “Draw Something” and “TempleRun”
Eating at: Francesca’s Italian Kitchen in SanMarcos
Favorite class: Math
In five years … : “I see myself getting mybusiness (degree) and still following my dream. hopefully, I can dosomething with this golf game.”
Like most coaches, great Oak golf coach Jared Boyatt encourages his athletes to play multiple sports. of course, it’s clear that devoting yourself to your swing has its benefits.
Just look at senior Jose Pelayo. After ditching soccer for a full-time gig on the links, he lowered his average from 84.6 to 78.9 from his sophomore to junior seasons. this year, Pelayo led the Valley with a 75.1 average, an accomplishment buoyed by last week’s victory at the two-day Southwestern League finals, where his two-day score of 144 was five strokes better than the next best score.
“Golf is repetition and golf is lessons, and trying to get ready for a golf season after a month of playing soccer, it’s hard to do,” Boyatt said. “I encourage everyone to play more than more sport, but the reality is that the guys you’re competing with have been playing a long time and have hit a lot of balls. If you’re focusing four hours a day on another sport, you’re losing ground to other people.
That’s no longer the case with Pelayo, who’s looking to add some postseason glory to go with his Southwestern League MVP patch. that swing of the season got underway in Monday’s CIF Southern Section Central Team Divisional, but not before the great Oak senior set aside time with the Californian to dish about his first love, his team avenging a rare league loss to rival Murrieta Valley and the goals he’s set for the postseason now that he’s a full-time golfer.
Question: Tell me about your love for soccer. How difficult was it to pick one sport over the other?
Answer: I actually cried when I picked golf, because I had played soccer all my life. It was the only thing I did until I picked up golf a year or two after. Golf was a hobby after soccer. If I was sore and couldn’t play soccer, I’d just go hit some balls with my dad. It was really tough choosing golf over soccer.
Q: so why do it?
A: I had to commit to one sport. in golf, if you want to be the best, you had to practice a lot. Soccer was the same way, and I couldn’t really do both. They’re both during the day. I tried to do that my freshman and sophomore years and I missed tryouts. I missed key practices that I needed for matches. That’s why my averages are all lower —- I can focus on one sport and put everything I have into it.
Q: Were you able to take anything of value from the pitch to the golf course?
A: my competitive edge. I wear my heart on my sleeve when I play soccer and golf. I don’t hide it. I don’t hold back. I’m a very competitive person. I don’t like losing. That’s how I was with soccer.
Q: did you notice immediatel results when you made the switch?
A: Not immediately, but over last summer, I shot my lowest round ever. I shot even par at a qualifier. That’s when me and my dad were like, “Whoa, I think I can do this.” I followed that up with a win and shot 73-70. That’s when I thought that I could do this. I had potential in this game. I started working really hard at it. this year was the biggest year because I’ve had a lot of rounds under par. It felt really good. I’ve always wanted to be able to compete in golf.
Q: back to your competitive edge: Your team’s loss to Murrieta Valley earlier this year couldn’t have sat well with you, could it?
A: We were very fired up. We wanted to win really bad at our home course, and Simon Namgoong really came through when he shot a 33. We didn’t need that, but him being able to do that with that mentality —- he wanted to beat them really bad and he could shoot that; that was pretty cool. that win felt really good. We felt like we dominated that match.
Q: of course, Chaparral helped you out with a win over Murrieta Valley so you didn’t have to share the league title. when can they expect their gift baskets?
A: (Laughs) Boyatt said if they won, we’d send them some milkshakes. Boyatt doesn’t like sharing titles. He likes outright titles.
Q: How much has playing on this team helped your game, knowing all these guys can go under par at any time?
A: You can never be comfortable on this team. You can’t think you’re the No. 1. You have to fight for your spot. It’s not something you can take for granted. every one of our players can play well on any given day. It’s never the same guy that’s low. We have a lot of depth on our team, which makes me want to work harder to earn my spot.
Q: Your postseason’s just getting started. did you notice anything different from postseason golf last year that you can take into this year’s playoffs?
A: I got mad a lot. I didn’t like playing. I got frustrated. but I’ve pretty much turned it around and started seeing the positive sides to my game and not bring myself down. … now I know what my abilities are. I shot two 32s this year and a 33. If I can put two nines together, that’s a 60s score. That’s my goal —- to shoot in the 60s.
Q: We imagine this will be a big postseason for you considering you don’t have post-Great Oak plans lined up yet. are you thinking this is your chance to really turn some heads?
A: Yeah, definitely. If I keep chugging along, I can probably go even lower. I didn’t play my best (on the second day of the Southwestern League finals) and (Tuesday’s) back nine was bad. If I just keep doing what I’m doing, if I don’t get scouted, I don’t get scouted. but that won’t change my plan or my drive for golf. It won’t change anything at all. It will just be a bigger motivator for me than anything.
May 18, 2012 10:08AM
MHS seniors Kadeem Williams, Su Hyun Kim and Trevor Larkin are all smiles anticipating their graduation on May 13.
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The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce invites business people to attend the following events. Call (847) 680-0750 or visit glmvchamber.org.
GLMV Networking Group 3×2, 7:30 a.m. first and third Friday of the month at Lashen Center, 294 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills.
GLMV Weekly Thursday Business Interchange Group, 7:30 a.m. at Liberty Restaurant, 419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. This informal networking group exchanges business information and referrals.
The Business Networking Group meets from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month at Grandma V’s Restaurant, corner of Route 176 and 45 in Mundelein. BNG is a networking group that provides members not only with business referrals, but also with an atmosphere of friendship and professional support. Contact Holly at (847) 362-0335 or visit bngonline.org.
GLMV Women’s Networking Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Tuesday of the month at White Deer run, 250 Greggs Landing, Vernon Hills.
Amazing Adventures-Enrichment Classes for children turning 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2011 and kindergartners at Growing with Grace Preschool: Animal Adventures meets from noon-2:30 p.m., on Mondays and from 8:45-11:15 a.m. on Fridays. Learn about a different animal and their environment each week through outdoor exploration, crafts, science and cooking. Visit gracelutheranlibertyville.org, call (847) 254-5820 or email
Animal Education and Rescue’s We Care! Youth Club meetings feature guest speakers, educational programs and fund-raising activities. The meetings are 3-5 p.m., the first Sunday of each month at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Contact Animal Education and Rescue at (847) 816-0831. go to aear.org.
Basketball is played from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at The Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church, 1500 W. Hawley (next to Mundelein High School). Ages 10 years to adults are welcome. Call Bret Reed at (847) 837-1368.
Camp Adler registration at the David Adler Music and Arts Center is ongoing. The David Adler Music and Arts Center presents an opportunity for creative youth interests in music, art and drama. Session I is held June 11 – 29 and Session II is held July 9 – 27. Visit adlercenter.org or call (847) 367-0707.
Chabad Jewish Center of Vernon Hills registration is now open for the 2011-12 Sunday School year. We will prepare your child for Bar/Bat Mitzvah by providing private tutoring. CHS welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. Classes are held on Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon, and are offered for children aged 6-14. Call (847) 984-2919 or e-mail . for further information, log on to JewishVernonHills.com .
Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps will return this summer to more than 28 locations, including a camp in Libertyville at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the Bears way. Libertyville camp will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16-20. Fee is $399. Visit BearsCamps.com or call (312) 226-7776.
Christ Lutheran Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year for children from ages 2 1/2 (Tot Co-Op Program) through age 5. our school is located at 595 Deerpath Dr.,Vernon Hills. Contact Linda Keller, Director, at (847) 361-9944. This program involves parents/care givers as volunteer helpers in the class. Children do not need to be toilet trained. for information about our 3-5 year old programs, contact Beth Sonnenberg, Director, at (847) 367-5791.
Forever Friends brings children and elders together through activities or experiences at Celebration! Childcare, 29700 N. St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville. Call (847) 367-6208.
Growing with Grace Preschool in Libertyville has openings in the Tremendous Threes class (must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2011) with the option of Lunch Bunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There are also openings in the Fabulous Fours class (must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2011). Visit gracelutheranlibertyville.org or call (847) 254-5820, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School (LCNS) is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year. Classes are offered for children age 2-kindergarten and one-five half day classes are available. Contact us to schedule a tour on another day. LCNS has two locations: 1190 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville and 429 Brainard Ave. Libertyville. Visit us at libertyvillco-op.com or contact us at or (847) 367-0926 for more information.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children age 3-11 years from 9 a.m.-noon June 18-22. The church is located at 10 South Lake Street, Mundelein. Call Tina at (847) 566-8081 or or Amanda at
St. Mary School at 22277 W. Erhart Rd., Mundelein, invites all to attend its open houses for prospective new families. Principal Eileen Sullivan and school faculty will be on hand to answer questions about St. Mary School and what a Catholic education has to offer. Student ambassadors will be giving tours of the building. Refreshments will be served. Call (847) 223-4021 or visit stmaryfc.org/school.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church offers a new knitting and crocheting group meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the church. Call the church office at (847) 367-4060.
Home and Garden Club of Libertyville-Mundelein meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in members’ homes. Membership is open to anyone living in the area. Programs include lectures on horticulture and floral design. A Plant Sale is also held in May. Call Carol at (847) 362-9582.
Lake County Mothers of Twins and more Club meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Grayslake Middle School in Grayslake, Rt. 83 and Center Street. Call (847) 752-8505 with questions.
Lake County Women’s Club is a social club welcoming all area women. for newsletter and membership information, call (847) 680-7789.
Libertyville Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Lamb’s Farm in Libertyville. Call Andy Robinson at (847) 918-0006 or visit libertyvillesunriserotary.org
Mundelein Lions Club meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month September thru June at the Vernon Hills golf course, 291 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Call the golf course at (847) 680-9310.
Parents Without Partners, Lake County Chapter 247 – PWP’s mission is to provide a family oriented social outlet for the single parent and their children. E-mail us at to find out when our next newcomer orientation is scheduled. Website is pwplakecounty.org
The Gardeners of Central Lake County meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin, Libertyville and host interesting and informative programs including a plant competition at each meeting. Guests are welcome. Contact Cindy at or (847) 918-7157.
The Lake County Folk Club holds concerts and open-stage events on Sunday evenings at Alek’s Restaurant, 525 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff. to reserve a seat or view upcoming events, visit thelakecountyfolkclub.org or call (847) 602-8882.
The Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club is a group of diverse women of all ages from the Lake County area committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action. Contact Mary Nee at or
The Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Mondays (except holidays) at Dover Straits Restaurant in Mundelein. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
The Newcomers and Neighbors of Libertyville host monthly socials, outings, book club, Bunco, dinners and lunches. for additional information, call Pam at (847) 249-2603 or visit newcomersclub.com
The St. Joseph Ladies Golf League has begun play for the season, May 4 – Sept. 28, at Heather Ridge golf course. League fees are $36 and 9-hole greens fees are $16/$13.75 senior. Call Ann at (847) 680-3313 or (847) 445-3224.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Call (847) 362-8710.
The Snowseekers Ski Club invites families, couples and singles of all ages and abilities to join them. The club offers great skiing/snowboarding trips to Midwest and Western ski areas. Prospective members are invited to come and meet the the club at it regular meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St. for additional info about the club, the trips or membership, visit snowseekers.org or call (847) 289-1811.
Women’s Walking Club meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Old School Forest Preserve. Park at Shelter A to walk a brisk three miles. Call Wendy Nicholson at (847) 680-1158 or Sandy Kamen Wisniewski at (847) 816-0831.
Woods and Wetlands Group of the Sierra Club meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen. Visit illinois.sierraclub.org/w&w or call (847) 680-6437.
Women’s Putting Contest, sponsored by Sunset Foods, will continue through Memorial Day weekend. Women age 21 and over can enter at either the Libertyville Sports Complex Drivng Range or at the Libertyville Golf Course. Contestants will putt five times to a designated hole and can enter more than once, only top score is posted. Call the Libertyville Sports Comples at (847) 367-1506 or visit libertyvillesportscomplex.com
The Lake County Haven invites the public to attend Kitchen Conversations at 11 a.m. on May 25 and at 1 p.m. on June 9 to discuss pressing issues affecting local homeless women and children and how we can end homelessness in our lifetime. RSVP for address at (847) 680-1841.
Adler Park swimming pool opens at noon on May 26. Swimming lessons begin the week of June 11 for kids of all ages and skill levels. Season passes are now on sale including a 20-visit punch pass for $160. Call (847) 918-7275.
The 9th Annual Historic Walking Tour of Broadway Street, hosted by MainStreet Libertyville Design Committee, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 2. Volunteers will be in Cook Park distributing the Historic Home Tour booklets describing the history or the style of the houses and directions to the various properties. Your $10 donation to MainStreet Libertyville will help preserve the heritage of Libertyville.
Community Food Drive, sponsored by Community Protestant Church, UCC in Mundelein, will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on June 9 to benefit local food pantries. please drop off non-perishable food items, paper products or household cleaning items at the church, 418 N. Prairie, Mundelein. Call (847) 566-4000.
The Village of Vernon Hills Pageant will take place on June 23. Applications to enter the contest can be found at vernonhills.org or call (847) 634-4626.
Car Fun on 21 features vintage cars 25 years and older displayed on Church Street in downtown Libertyville. The event will run from 6-9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month through September. for anyone interested in displaying a car, use the Brainerd Avenue entrance beginning at 5 p.m. no registration necessary. Call (847) 680-0336 or visit mainstreetlibertyville.org
Mundelein Community Connection is accepting applications for the second annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, a juried art festival that will showcase 45 artists and craftspeople in Kracklauer Park in Mundelein on Sept. 8 and 9. Artists should submit a CD with four jpeg or tif images of their work and one of their booth set up. Deadline is June 15, Jury-June 30, notification and acceptance-July 16, and booth assigned-Aug. 1. Contact Terry Skriba at or phone (847) 970-9235. Applications can be downloaded at: mundeleinartsfestival.com
The David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville offers the following classes/events. to register, call (847) 367-0707 or visit adlercenter.org
Applications for the annual Festival of the Arts has been extended to June 1. go to adlercenter.org or call (847) 367-0707 to enter.
2nd Annual Exhibition will showcase the works of artists that both reside or work in Libertyville. The Exhibition is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 1-9 p.m., Mondays, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays/Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
Evening art classes for youth and adults will run weekly. Classes include art exploration for youth and watercolor painting for adults with additional classes in the future. Cost per session is $165 with discounted tuition available for qualifying Adler Center members.
Private guitar, voice, piano and violin lessons for students of all ages and ability. Private and group lessons are available. Call for more information.
Winter/Spring 2012 Sessions of Architecture Classes. for full course descriptions, visit adlercenter.org or call (847) 367-0707.
Colored Pencil Workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays, June 12-26 – Priscilla Humay will offer students an understanding of colored pencil as an art medium. Appropriate for teens-adults, beginners-advanced.
Santa Maria del Popolo, 123 N. Lake St., Mundelein, hosts bingo every Monday at their new Parish Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. everyone 18 and older is welcome to play. Early-bird game starts at 6:45 p.m.
Bernie’s Book Bank will host its 2nd Annual Rock The Bank event at 6 p.m., June 16 at Bernie’s Book Bank Warehouse, 28101 N. Ballard Drive, Lake Forest. Tickets, $50 per person, includes live music, appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction, can be purchased at the door or at berniesbookbank.org . Guests must be 21 years or older.
Relay for Life America Cancer Society will host the third annual chest waxing auction raffle at 5 p.m. on June 26 at Mavericks in Mundelein. Call Mary Pat at (847) 471-8574.
The 13th annual Golf for a Child Invitational Tournament, open to all golfers regardless of skill, will be held June 18 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Sponsor is CASA Lake County, Vernon Hills. Activities will begin with mid-morning brunch followed by a four-person team scramble teeing off at 11:30 a.m. The day ends with a post tournament dinner with silent and live auctions. for golf or dinner only, visit casalakecounty.com and click on events or call (847) 383-6260, ext. 217. Tickets are $400 per golfer or $1600 per four-person team, and $200 for dinner only.
7th Annual Golf Outing, sponsored by MainStreet Libertyville, will be held on June 25 at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan with an 11:30 a.m. start. Event is $$110 per player (if received by June 7; $125 after) and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch, free drinks on course and cocktail reception with open bar and appetizers. Call (847) 680-0336.
Advocate Condell Medical Center offers health and support programs. to register, call (800) 323-8622 or visit advocatehealth.com/condell/aclassorsupportgroup. All programs are held at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville unless noted.
Look Good Feel Better is a free program that offers positive ways to enhance appearance and self-esteem for women undergoing cancer treatments. Representatives will help women with hair and makeup held at Advocate Condell Medical Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Call for details. Code: 5C08
Cardiac and Pulmonary Care
Heart Failure Support Group offers support and education to heart failure patients and their families and caregivers at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call for information. Code 5C06
AWAKE Sleep Disorders Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 5 – Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic! Share experiences and solutions (free) Code 5C05.
Individual Diabetes Education – Schedule a one-on-one appointment with certified diabetes nurse educator. Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes education and problem-solving. A physician referral is required. most insurance plans cover diabetes education. Call for appointment at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Fee: $154, Code: 5D06
Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Class: for those recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, or those previously diagnosed and struggling to get their blood sugar under control. A physician referral is required. Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville; $220, free parking. Code: 5D01
Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class: Geared toward those who have completed the Diabetes Self-Management Classes or have attended diabetes education classes elsewhere. A physician referral is required. Patient should check with insurance company about coverage. Where: Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; $132. Code: 5D04
Alcoholics Anonymous: Share experiences, solve common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocate Condell Chapel, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville (free). Code: 5G08
Looking up: Bereavement support for anyone experiencing a loss, 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except fifth) at Advocate Condell Day Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Free. Code: 5M01
Sibling Class – for youngsters anticipating the arrival of a new baby. Intended for children 3 – 10 years old, this special class will ease the transition to “Big Brother” or “Big Sister.” A parent must attend the class with the child. please have child bring a doll or stuffed animal to class; $20 for first child and $5 for each additional child. Call for information. Code 5P02
Grandparenting Class – This class provides updated information for expectant and new grandparents as they celebrate their new roles. Learn the latest trends in prenatal and infant care; $20 per couple. Call for information
Boot Camp for new Dads: Veteran fathers orient “rookie” dads who are expecting their first baby. Call for information. Classes are held at Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville; $25. Code: 5B07
Look What We can do!: Designed for parents and their infants from newborn through one year, this class discusses a different topic of interest to new parents each week, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. first 10 sessions are free. Code: 5B13
Prepared Childbirth – This class offers a common-sense, thorough approach to knowledgeable, relaxed childbirth. also offered in Spanish. Classes are held at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call for information. Code 5B03 (English, one-session), 5B19 (English, three-sessions) and 5B20 (Spanish).
Online Childbirth Education Class – The online class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible schedule, or moms on bed rest. This eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information expectant parents need before the birth of their baby; $100. Code 5B17
Safe Sitter Class: Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches 11- 13-year-old girls and boys to handle emergencies when caring for children. please bring a sack lunch. Call for information. Classes are held at Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville; $50 per child. Call for times and dates. Code: 5P01
The Thrift Shop accepts donations of new and gently used items including clothing, jewelry, collectibles, books, linens, toys, tools, electronics, lamps, kitchen wares and more. Donation drop-offs are accepted 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. to learn more, visit lambsfarm.org/business/ thriftshop.html
The Lambs Farm horses, sheep and pigs are preparing to welcome the public to the Lambs Farm Farmyard on weekends. The Farmyard, Petting Zoo, Discovery Center and Gift Shop will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information on the Farmyard, including prices for memberships and daily entrance, call (847) 990-3760 or visit lambsfarm.org.
Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, and Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills requires registration for some programs. for information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit cooklib.org
Gardening help from the Master Gardeners, 6-8 p.m., June 6 will be held at Aspen Drive Library. Bring your questions and plant, insect or weed samples in a plastic bag if you have them.
Drop-in Morning Meditation with Om Johari, 10-11:15 a.m., June 1 and June 8 at Aspen Drive Library.
new Yorker editor Dorothy Wickenden will discuss her book, nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West , at 7 p.m., May 29. This nonfiction account of a year in the life of two close friends who embarked on a brief but life-changing adventure in the early 20th century to the untamed West.
Cook Park Library’s Free Job-Hunting Classes return. Registration for the first two classes is limited to eight people so early registration is recommended. Participants (including those with disabilities) may register for any or all of these classes:
Evening Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Cook Park Library Meeting Room.
Mother/Daughter Book Club – Moms and their teen daughters (grades six-eight) are invited to participate in Cook Library District’s Mother/Daughter Book Club on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Registraiton required
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, 9 a.m. -noon, Mondays and Wednesdays at the Aspen Drive Library. Free ESL classes will teach students to speak, read and write English using basic vocabulary to describe themselves and their environment. Call (847) 949-2200, ext. 1300 or 1400. This program is not offered in the summer.
Computer Classes – Free and available to all interested adults, age 16 and older. Call (847) 362-2330 for dates, times and locations. Registration is required.
Book Badgers – All readers in grades K –eight are invited to join Book Badgers! All school-aged children who read independently are eligible to join any time during the school year.
Series-ly Good Storytimes – come to the library for some fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement. no registration required. just drop in and enjoy the fun: Cook Park Library: 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; Aspen Drive Library: 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.
Cozy up and Read Storytimes – come to the library for some fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement. no registration required. just drop in and enjoy the fun! Make sure to note the location.
Book Badgers – This open-ended reading club for school-aged independent readers provides the opportunity to read in any one of 23 different genres and topics. Visit the Aspen Drive Library, the Children’s Reference Desk at the Cook Park Library or on the bookmobile to find out how to earn the new Book Badger Bag and to register for both reading opportunities.
Unamed Anime & Manga Club: ACEN Special, 4-5:30 p.m., May 18 for kids in grades six – twelve can come to the library dressed as their favorite cosplay and showoff all the cool shinies found at the con. Share pictures and memories.
Fremont Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein. to register for programs, call (847) 918-3225 or visit fremontlibrary.org
Improve Your Memory, 1 p.m. June 1 – Dr. Burton Fischman will talk about memory improvement strategies and the magic of mnemonics – methods and systems for improving memory. Participants will get a “memory improvement guide” to take home. Registration required.
Beach Party with Dave Rudolf, 7 p.m. June 6 – Award-winning performer Dave Rudolf will play the tunes of Jimmy Buffett, Harry Belafonte and others at a fun beach party for adults. Registration required.
Facebook for Business, noon-1 p.m. June 8 – Markus Ketel, chief solutions officer of next Level Ventures, will talk about how Facebook can be a great tool for interacting with customers and potential customers. Registration required.
Senior Book Discussion, 10:30 a.m. June 8 at Regent Center – The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at Fremont Public Library.
Houdini: His Life and Legend, 7 p.m. June 13 – William Pack will use storytelling and historical magic re-creations to tell the story of the astonishing Houdini, who was a magician, daredevil, ghost buster, pioneer aviator, and king of escape artists. Registration required.
Great Books, 9:15 a.m. May 26 – The group will discuss Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
Scrabble for Adults 6:30-8:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month. Playing boards are provided. All levels of players are welcome.
Computer Classes ranging from the basics for beginners to how to research your family tree will be offered this fall along with drop-in times for one-on-one assistance. All sessions are free and are held in the library’s computer lab on the second floor. Registration is required, call (847) 918-3206
Learning Express Lab, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays – Courses are available on tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, 9 a.m.-noon. Monday and Thursday mornings. Call (847) 949-2200, ext. 1300 or 1400.
Technology Tuesdays: 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday – The library’s tech-savvy librarians are available to answer general computer questions in the computer lab. This program is drop in.
LIBERTYVILLELibertyville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for programs held at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville. Call (847) 918-7275. Registration forms f
or GLSA clinics and programs are at glsa.org or at the GLSA office, 1860 W. Winchester Road., Suite 204, Libertyville. Visit libertyville.com or (847) 367-7054
The 2012 Spring & Summer Registration Brochure for the Libertyville Recreation Department is now available on-line at libertyville.com/recreation . Contact the Libertyville Recreation & Sports Complex office at (847)918-7275 or send an email to .
The Mundelein Park and Recreation District, 1401 N. Midlothian Road. Call (847) 566-0650. Registration forms are accepted via drop off, mail or fax to (847) 566-8557.
Steeple Chase is open for play (course conditions permitting). Tee times can be made by calling (847) 949-8900 or at steeplechasegolf.com.
Men’s 12-inch and Co-rec 12-inch softball league: Openings still available, call (847) 388-5462.
Free Open House at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center from 5-7 p.m., May 25, 1461 N. Midlothian Rd. All ages are invited for a “behind-the-H20” look at the facility. Fun, kids’ activities, refreshments, meet “Leroy the Lobster”.
Online program registration brings you hundreds of affordable, fun and fit programs, 24 hours a day. anyone can register for a program and for each season, visitors can view programs and register for free online. Contact Amy at (847) 388-5450 for more information.
Free Zumba is being offered for adults ages 50-plus at 10:30 a.m. June 11 at the Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein. Zumba is also offered as a weekly class to Regent Center members for $3/session. for more information, contact Adult Program Supervisor Mary Yoho at (847) 388-5427.
Park View Party Packages – The Mundelein Park District introduces party packages held in the Mundelein Community Center that are hosted by supervisors. Call Laura at (847) 566-0650, ext. 39 for more information.
Weight Watchers meets
from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Mundelein Community Center, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, between Route 176 and Winchester Road, in Mundelein.
Multi-Purpose Activity Center for adults ages 50 and older offers a variety of year-round activities, special events, fitness programs, day trips and health and wellness. Open weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call (847) 566-4790.
Make a big splash with open and family swim, lap lane workouts, water aerobics and swim lessons for all levels/ages. Daily swim passes are available with fees starting at $4/kids and $5/adults ($8/$6 for non-residents). Ages two and under free with adult fee. Try a daily Ultimate Pass for an entire workout – open gym, track, pool and fitness areas, starting at $12 for adults ($17 non-residents)
Vernon Hills Park District program registration may be completed online at vhparkdistrict.com, mail-in or drop off at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, or faxed to (847) 996-6801. for information, call (847) 996-6933.
The Park District’s Summer Planner brochure is available online at vhparkdistrict.org. Now is the time to register your child for sports camps, day camps and swim lessons.
Schedule your child’s birthday party at the Park District! There are five birthday-theme parties to choose from for children 3-6 years old. Parties are held on the weekends at the Hartmann Pavilion. Refer to the District website or the Winter 2012 brochure for details. Contact Kelly C. to confirm date availability at (847) 996-6805.
Picnic Shelter reservations are being taken for the 2012 summer season. Seven park shelters are available for rent for your special gathering. Refer to the Winter 2012 brochure for shelter amenities. Permits may be picked up at the Sullivan Community Center. R/NR fee: $50/$75.
Little Learners Preschool is a nine-month education program for 2-5 year olds. Preschool programs are offered for 2-5 year olds with optional before- and after-preschool programs to compliment the children’s learning experience. Call Gail Herrmann, Early Childhood Supervisor, at (847) 996-6808 for availability of classes.
Nike and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) have partnered to bring Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe Program to Lake County. Reuse-A-Shoe collects worn-out athletic shoes of any brand. A collection box for used athletic shoes is located in the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. no metal parts including grommets or cleats will be allowed. no dress shoes, sandals, boots, water, “socks” or flip flops are acceptable. for more information, visit co.lake.il.us/swalco/programs/shoes.asp.
Open Table Tennis play is offered from 6-9 p.m. to all skill levels every Tuesday and Friday at the Sullivan Community Center. The drop-in fee is $5. no registration is required.
Tree donations: Residents and neighbors can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree in a District park. Trees are sold at cost with prices ranging from $225-$475. The Tree & Bench Donation order form can be found online at vhparkdistrict.org or at the Park District Community Centers. for more information, call Cheryl Baron at (847) 996-6933.
Bench donations: for those who like to walk in the parks, a bench donation might seem especially appropriate. Benches may be purchased for donation at a cost of $700, and personalized with a bronze plaque similar to the tree donation plaques. The Tree & Bench Donation order form can be found online at vhparkdistrict.org or at the Park District Community Centers. for more information, call Cheryl Baron at (847) 996-6933.
Family Aquatic Center Season Passes – Vernon Hills residents and non-residents may purchase an aquatic season pass at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive or online.
Northwest Christian Community in Mundelein invites the public to view Love Costs everything, a film produced by Voice of the Martyrs and Christ in Youth. The documentary presents the inspiring and at times shocking stories of Christians around the world who remain in the faith in spite of persecution. The film will be shown free from 6-8 p.m. on June 2 at 28566 N. Lemon Rd., Mundelein. Some content may not be suitable for younger viewers. Call (847) 949-6922.
Congregation or Shalom announces an array of programs to meet every age and need. The synagogue is located at 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills. Contact Andi Freier or Ellen Kaufman at (847) 362-1948:
Judaism 101 classes are being offered 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sundays. The fee for these classes is $18 for members or $36 for non-members for a three-class session, or $10/$15 for each individual class:
Reading and Conversation courses – any adult with a desire to learn Hebrew can take advantage of the courses being offered at the temple for a fee of $100 for members or $150 for nonmembers for the eight-week sessions. All three courses require registration. Call Marcia Chohen at (847) 362-1948; first Year classes, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursdays
Hebrew Conversation course, 7-8:15 p.m. Thusday evenings. these classes will teach beginning Hebrew conversations skills and allow opportunities for basic Hebrew dialogue. Reading knowledge of Hebrew is required for this class.
Mah Jongg Tournament, June 26. Event includes lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., play 12:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Michelle at (847) 580-5057.
Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15
Shabbat in the Park, July 20 – optional dinner 6-7 p.m. followed by worship at 7 p.m.
Golf Outing, Aug. 30 at White Deer run Golf Course – Includes silent auction, raffles; $150 pre-registered single golfers, $175 walk-in. Payment due no later than Aug. 20.
Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church Sunday School for children, teens and adults will start at 9:05 a.m. Nursery will be available at both times. for more information, call the church office at (847) 949-8670.
Marytown Retreat and Conference Center hosts events and retreats at its facility, 1600 West Park Ave., Libertyville. Reservations required. Call (847) 367-7800, Ext. 225 or visit
Santa Maria del Popolo Church invites the public to join them in the free six-session Life in the Spirit Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings in the Chapel, 116 North Lake St., Mundelein. Call the rectory at (847) 949-8300 or Genevieve at (847) 680-1084 for additional information or to reserve your spot.
Libertyville Senior Center offers activities, parties and trips. for information or reservations, call (847) 247-7659. it is located at 135 W. Church St., Libertyville.
Parties, Programs and Lunches
Sunday Afternoon Ballroom Tea Dances are held from 1-4 p.m. at the Dance Academy, 746 Park Ave., Libertyville (across from Mario Tricoci School) on the second and fourth Sunday of each month for $5 per person. for information, call Jan at (262) 942-8301. Dance schedule: May 13 and May 27.
19th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 30
Foot Clinic, June 19 – Soak, pedicure and massage your feet, bring two towels and one wash cloth
Community Care Connections – free health screenings, sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m.
Hero at Lincolnshire Marriott Trip, July 11. Register by June 29.
Owls of Grace Lutheran – call Jeff McClurg at (847) 357-7050
LCCS Lake County Council for Seniors invites the public to attend their monthly meeting held from 9:30-11 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month at State Bank Of Lakes, 50 Commerce, Grayslake. no reservations needed.
Bunko players needed for the 12:30 p.m. game on the second and fourth Monday of each month. just show up for play.
Poker Players wanted: Join in at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Senior Center, (847) 247-7659
Libertyville Diner is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Join us for great food, company and laughs; $5 with reservation (payment due three days in advance)
Dial A Ride: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., call (847) 223-9412; $1 per ride. Reservation should be made one day in advance.
Lending Closet – handicapped equipment are available at the Senior Center free of charge. Call for information.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) support group meets at 7 p.m., Mondays, at the St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville. All adult members of alcoholic and dysfunctional families are welcome. Park behind the church and use the rear doors.
Al-Anon Family Groups (for relatives and friends of alcoholics) – Meetings are available seven days a week in Lake County. Call (847) 680-4640 or go to NIAFG.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous welcomes all with a drinking problem to regular meetings at 7 p.m., Fridays, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville. Parking and entrance is in the back of the church. Contact Jack at (847) 845-6829 or Janet at (847) 921-4227.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group – Autumn Leaves of Vernon Hills meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at 500 Atrium Drive, Vernon Hills. Contact Debbie Forgue, Community Relations Director at (847)996-1000 or .
Breast Cancer Support Support Group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
Cardiac Support Group for women with cardiac disease, hosted byDebbie Dunn, a national WomenHeart spokesperson and speaker for the American Heart Association. Meetings take place 7-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month in Condell’s Day Center Solarium, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville.
Christian Cancer Survivors Support Group meets 7-8 p.m., on the first Monday of each month at Condell’s Chapel, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Call Rev. Rajan at (847) 990-5924 or
Club M.O.M. (Meeting other Mothers) meets 9-11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at first Presbyterian Church, corner of West Maple and Douglas Avenues, Libertyville. Childcare is provided. for information, visit firstpreslibertyville.org or call the church office, (847) 362-2174.
Conscious Connection Group is a spiritual study group to increase your awareness of your oneness with God meeting at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month at Jonathan’s Portrait Studio, 1310 S. Milwaukee Rd., Vernon Hills. Call (847) 845-8818.
Depressed Anonymous, a 12-step program, meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at new Hope Christian Fellowship, 1401 S. Lake St., Mundelein. Call (847) 219-2577 or check the website at depressedanon.com.
Depressive and Manic Depressive Association of Libertyville, an independent affiliate of National DMDA, meets at 7 p.m., Thursdays, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church. Contact John at (847) 336-8346.
DivorceCare for adults meets 4:45-6:45 p.m., Sundays at Crossroads Church, 1350 State Route 137, Grayslake. Call (847) 362-7120 or e-mail .
Family Circle sponsors programs for parents of young children to age 6. Drop-In is open 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at first Presbyterian Church, 19 W. Maple, Libertyville. Contact Sarah Christian at (847) 367-5991, ext. 14, for information.
Hearts And Minds in Christ (HAMIC) is a Lake County homeschooling support group for families who incorporate their faith in Jesus with their educational endeavors. We meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly on Fridays in Mundelein. Call Liz at (847) 529-4946 for more information or visit hamic-christianhomeschool-il.com.
Helping Children Heal From the hurt of Divorce, a special place for kids ages 5-12 to find help and healing. our DC4Kids group combines games, crafts, activities, music and videos to create a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted and they will find joy and hope built on God’s love.
Hopeful Moms a Christian support group for women who are experiencing infertility meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Mundelein/Libertyville area. Contact Julie Ragland at (847) 487-9187.
Just for Teens Program Presenter – Y-ME Illinois, an affiliate of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, offers an early detection program for high school senior girls. All training materials are provided. for information, call Patty Jacobs at (708) 386-6179 or visit y-me.org/illinois.
Kids Who Care support group, for children ages 6 to 12, who have a family member with a chronic or life-threatening illness, provides a supportive framework of professionals and peers in which to express feelings and concerns and develop coping skills. Contact Youth and Family Counseling, Karen Welsh, at (847) 367-5991 for information.
MS Support Group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church, Libertyville. for further information, call (847) 680-7841.
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 904B S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, offers a free ongoing drop-in grief support group from 10-11:30 a.m on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Hope & Healing: Adult Loss: 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, May 7-June 25. Call (847) 467-7423.
Miscarriage, stillbirth or death support group for those who have experienced a lost pregnancy or loss of a baby at age one or younger. The group meets 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the new Life Meeting Room on the second floor. Contact Bereavement Coordinator Lori Adams at (847) 990-5407. There is no cost to participate.
Moms in Touch International Prayer Groups are available for every school in Libertyville (public and parochial), and for every child from kindergarten through college and career. for information, call Nancy Telling at (847) 367-1524.
Multiple choice Mothers of Multiples Club, a support group for parents of multiples and those expecting multiples, meets the second Wednesday of each month in a member’s home. Call (847) 634-9123 or (847) 520-1591.
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group meets 7-9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Speakers include neurologists, physical therapists, legislators, MS experts and people like you. Call Kendra Saeman at (847) 855-9656.
Paradise Club, a discussion group for people who want to explore alcohol and/or drug use in their lives, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Lake County Center for Independent Living, 706 E. Hawley St., Mundelein. Call facilitators Wendie and Mike at (847) 949-4440 V/TTY.
People affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) are invited to attend the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s professionally led monthly support group meetings the first Tuesday evening of the month at Marytown Retreat and Conference Center, 1600 West Park Ave., Libertyville. Contact Claire Owen at (847) 679-3311 or .
Special Delivery MOMs, a support group for mothers with, or expecting, twins or triplets meets at 7:30 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at St. Andrew’s Church, 10 S. Lake St., Mundelein. Visit specialdeliverymoms.org or call (847) 821-7998.
Staying Afloat, a Caregivers Therapy Group for those who care for a loved one who is disabled or whose illness is prolonged. Weekly meetings are offered. Call Margaret Moore, (847) 390-9145 or Sharon Zima, (847) 299-6311.
Support Group for Adoptive Families will be offered by Celeberation! Childcare Center to lend support to community families during the adoption transition. Call (847) 367-4060.
The Bereavement Committee of Santa Maria del Popolo in Mundelein is offering a nine-week support session to all adults who have lost a loved one and are struggling with grief and loss. if you and/or anyone else are interested, please call Stephanie at (847) 949-8597 or Gen at (847) 680-1084 for more information and/or to sign up. All facilitators are Archdiocesan trained in this Christian ministry.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago sponsors a monthly Vernon Hills Support Group for parents of children with epilepsy. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Deerpath Room of the Larry Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Call Jessica Parker at 800-273-6027, ext. 143.
The Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc., sponsors the Lake County Support Group for patients and families of those suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This support group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Condell Conference Center, 201 S. Milwaukee, in Libertyville in the Adult Day Care Room. Contact Aaron at (414) 697-9381.
The Lake County Home Day Care Network meets the third Tuesdays at Community Protestant Church, 418 N. Prairie, Mundelein. The organization supports and mentors family child care providers. Call Jeanne or Betsy at (847) 566-9841.
The La Leche League Chapters of Libertyville P.M., Libertyville A.M. and the Grayslake/Lindenhurst meet monthly. The Buffalo Grove-Vernon area meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Mondays. for information, call (847) 537-3083 or (847) 634-8263.
Tourette Connection provides resources, education and socializing for anyone whose life is touched by Tourette’s. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Libertyville Covenant Church (U.S. Route 176 and St. Mary’s Road) 7-8:30 p.m. Children are welcome to attend. Call Maureen at (847) 690-5061 or Shari (847) 549-7810.
Willow House is a non-profit organization that provides support for grieving children, teens, young adults and their families. Groups are held monthly in Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Call (847) 940-0779 for information or to register.
Winchester House Adult Day Care Program provides a supportive, safe environment, which will encourage independence. Activities will be provided and based on individual interest and ability. Call Quimby Wysokins at (847) 377-7227.
Women Heart Support Group to share thoughts, concerns and feeling with other women who have been touched by heart disease meets from 6:30-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month except July, August and December.
MainStreet Libertyville is a non-profit volunteer based downtown revitalization organization whose mission is to enhance and retain economic development and community identity through historic preservation. for further information or to RSVP, please call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or e-mail .
The Central Lake YMCA is located at 700 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. to register or for information, call (847) 367-6797 or ymcalakecounty.org
Chiro One Wellness Center of Libertyville will visit Lake County Family YMCA from 4-8 p.m. on June 5 to provide chiropractic screenings free of charge with no advance registration required. A five-minute, non-invasive screening can provide the participant to gain an insight into his or her personal health and wellness while learning about the importance of spinal health. Call (847) 338-8545.
Summer Camp registration is underway at the Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. Camp dates cover June 11-Aug. 24. Visit ymcalakecounty.org for registration details.
One-week camps for both grades K-four and grades fifth-eighth, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Weekly themes and field trips allow children to make new discoveries and explore activities such as sports, the arts and science.
Preschool Summer Camp experience available for kids 3 to 5 years old. these young campers will participate in games, songs, crafts, and several field activities in addition to swimming one day each week.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Charlie Sifford broke down racial barriers while routinely breaking par.
On Saturday, the legendary pro breaks 90, as in his age.
Sifford, whose racial pioneering efforts in the late 1940s and early 1950s paved the way for players such as Lee Elder, Calvin Peete and, of course, Tiger Woods, was born June 2, 1922 in Charlotte, N.C. He began caddying as a youngster, earning 60 cents a day. He became the first African-American to earn a PGA Tour card (1960) and was a two-time winner on the regular Tour and was an original member of the PGA Senior Tour, now known as the Champions Tour.
In 1975 he won PGA Senior Championship. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004 and in 2008 he was given the Golden Tee Award by the new York Golf Writers Association and was named as the Ambassador of Golf for the Bridgestone Invitational.
Sifford, who lives in Highland Heights, has been slowed by kidney disease but “is still feeling pretty good for an old man” and plans on attending this week’s Memorial and the Bridgestone Invitational in August.
Sifford’s short game was always his strong point and he feels the young professionals and junior players don’t spend enough time working on chipping and putting.
“They all want that long ball,” he said. “That’s all they seem to care about.”
Taking a break: former Clevelander Jason Dufner will take a well-earned break following his whirlwind month on the PGA Tour in which he won twice, had one runner-up finish — banking $3,032,485 — and got married to the former Amanda Boyd.
Dufner will skip this week’s Memorial, serving instead as a volunteer assistant coach for his alma mater, Auburn, at the NCAA tournament in Los Angeles. He will play in the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, then he and his bride will honeymoon in the Caribbean before he heads off to British Open.
Speaking of the Open: the list of those attempting to qualify out of the sectional event on Monday at the Scarlet Course and Scioto Country Club is an impressive one. It includes former PGA Champion Davis love III, former Masters champion Mike Weir, former British Open champion Ben Curtis and current PGA Tour stars Ryan Moore, Chris DiMarco, Camilo Villegas, Ricky Barnes, Pat Perez, Rory Sabbatini, Henrik Stenson, Sean O’Hair, Johnson Wagner, Jeff Overton, J.B. Holmes, John Huh, Stuart Appleby and Tommy Gainey. An undetermined number will advance to next month’s Open at the Olympic Club.
Help wanted: Officials from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational are looking for volunteers to work the Aug. 1-5 event at Firestone Country Club. Golf knowledge is not required. More than 1,000 volunteers serve in several capacities, including marshaling, greeting patrons at the gate and transporting players and officials.
The volunteer fee of $75 includes a tournament golf shirt, headwear, volunteer badge valid for week-long tournament access, meals and beverages during assigned shifts, a catered breakfast on Saturday of tournament week and an invitation to the volunteer kick-off party on July 29.
Glenda Buchanan, administrator of Northern Ohio Golf Charities, said volunteers from 19 states and Canada worked last year’s event.
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Wednesday, may 30, 2012
Road & Dirt based in Hailey has announced the official start of summer with its 11th annual Wood River Cup short track mountain bike series.
the Wednesday night racing series begins today, Wednesday, may 30 at the Rotarun Ski Area trailhead three miles west of Hailey. Registration starts at 5 p.m. with racing getting underway shortly before 6 p.m.
In the series are five Wednesday racing evenings through June. Rotarun is the site of three of the races—on may 30, June 13 and June 27. the Old Cutters park is the staging area of the other two events June 6 and 20.
call 788-9184 or visit Powerhouse Bike Pub & Fit Studio, Hailey.
Road & Dirt is a non-profit organization committed to promoting safe, fun and competitive bike events ink the valley, according to a may 25 press release from the Hailey Chamber of Commerce (788-3484).
if you’re interested in track and field, you might want to take your training to another level with the Team Idaho YMCA program that is expanding to the Wood River Valley. Wood River High School track and field coach Melanie Schrader along with parent Brady Campbell are running a youth track and field program for ages 6-18 that begins today, Wednesday, may 30 and continues through the end of July.
A parent meeting is Wednesday, may 30 at 5:30 p.m. on the high school track at Phil Homer Field, Hailey. Kids train with some of the best coaches and athletes in the valley. USA Track and Field meets on the Team Idaho schedule include the Snake River state meet June 15-16 at Timberline High in Boise, and the regional Junior Olympics June 21-23 at Bozeman, Mont. Questions, call Schrader at 208-928-6989 or Brady Campbell at 721-2638.
the Valley Club hosts the 2012 Idaho Golf Association Match Play Championship Friday through Sunday, June 1-3.
the field of amateur golfers with up-to-date USGA handicap indexes is limited to eight players in the Women’s Division and eight players in the Senior Division, plus 32 players in the Men’s Division. the 18-hole seeding round with shotgun starts is Friday morning, followed by the first 18-hole round of competition in the afternoon. for the Men’s Division, the second and quarterfinal rounds, 18 holes apiece, take place Saturday along with the Senior Men/Women semi-finals and finals. the Men’s Division 18-hole semi-final is Sunday morning, with the 18-hole final Sunday afternoon.
Wood River Youth Football is planning its Flag and Tackle Football sign-up today, Wednesday, may 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Wood River Middle School cafeteria, Hailey. the program covers kids ages 7-11.
if you can’t make it to tonight’s sign-ups, be sure to contact your coach from last year to express interest in joining up for the 2012 fall season.
A four-day spring camp for this age group begins Monday, June 4 and runs through Thursday, June 7 after school in Hailey. Get more details at woodriveryouthfootball.com.
the 2012 summer season of the Ketchum Coed Soccer League debuts Wednesday, June 13 and runs each Wednesday through Aug. 15 (except July 4) on Wood River Valley soccer fields. Sign-ups are being taken from may 7-June 1, with the final registration cut-off of June 5. Cost is $49 per player, or $69 after may 31. Download the entry form at ketchumcoed.com and return it to Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey. you must be 18-and-over to join the non-contact league that has its games at Ketchum’s Atkinson Park, in Elkhorn at Sagewillow, and in Hailey at Wood River High School. Referees are needed, $35 per game. Email any questions to Steve Dondero at email@example.com.
the 15th annual Chuck Gates Memorial golf tournament to raise money for junior golf in the Wood River Valley has been planned for Sunday, June 10 at Sun Valley Golf Course with a best-ball scramble format. Cost for 18 holes of golf, cart, buffet and tee prizes is $150 per person or $85 for Sun Valley Club members. This year’s raffle grand prize is a set of three Cleveland wedges. call Mike Pirzynski 720-4301 to sign up, or email Roger Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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First Tee of Northwest Arkansas is offering some special summer events for the kids. the group recently expanded. Now that they have a new facility more kids are learning the Ins-and-Outs of the game. Kids 10 and up are eligible to come out and learn the game of golf.
Mike Shea the Director of the facility says the new facility lets them deal with a lot more kids every day as well as offer a complete golf experience.
This summer employees will offer an hour and a half on the range each day, and they’ll also get the same amount of time to work on their short game and on putting.
They also get an hour and a half on our 3-hole golf course.
Shea says that First Tee works with the kids in small groups which allows them to get more specific with the kids.
The cost is 75 dollars a week and you need to be 10 years or older. they can go online at thefirstteenwa.org
While a lot of people want to get their kids involved in the game but it can be expensive. Luckily with First Tee everything is provided: Clubs, balls, tees, and instruction.
Shea says if kids don’t have clubs of their own they provide them.
First Tee of NWA is ready to teach your kids how to play golf this summer. along with the the game of golf instructors provide a message of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, and responsibility. They’re great characteristics that will help them in the game of life and the game of golf.
My initial reaction to hearing the Symetra Tour (formerly the Futures Tour) had approved a policy decision to allow walking carts during competition earlier this month was not exactly positive. although, it wasn’t negative either.
To be honest, I didn’t know how to feel about it. Admittedly I was uncomfortable with the optics of the LPGA’s developmental tour announcing Sun Mountain was being designated the tour’s ‘Official Walking Cart’ at the same time this change to push cart allowance was being announced. When a rule or policy change is implemented, seemingly as a result of an endorsement opportunity, it crosses the line of sound business principles in my opinion.
As it turns out that wasn’t the case here, although the timing of this joint release by the tour and Sun Mountain should certainly be questioned. That being said this policy change does have a significant upside. as good friend Morgan Bell, a former professional and high-ranking amateur player from Prince Edward Island pointed out to me, the costs Symetra Tour players incur while trying to hone their games to make the jump to the LPGA can be enormous.
Implementing this policy change to push carts saves the girls money they might normally be paying out in caddie fees each week. That can be the budgetary difference maker for some girls staying out there or being forced to pack it in. The Symetra Tour is not the first developmental organization to adopt this change to push carts in competition. A number of mini-tours around the world have done the same thing to help players with these incurred expenses. often it can come down to counting pennies.
“Sun Mountain applauds the decision by the Symetra Tour to join the increasing number of developmental tours, college conferences, and high schools that allow the use of walking carts in competition,” Sun Mountain president Ed Kowachek said in a press release. “As the official bag, outerwear and now cart; we are thrilled to see these pros on ‘the Road to the LPGA’ use our equipment.”
To its credit Sun Mountain has been a ‘Road to the LPGA’ Symetra Tour partner for the past six years. while this deal continues that agreement, it’s clear the two principals are forming a much stronger business alliance.
Along with being the Symetra Tour’s ‘Official Walking Cart,’ Sun Mountain will be naming a Symetra Tour Players’ Advisory Council, conduct a golf bag trade-in program at several tour events and will continue to front the tour’s end-of-the-season Sun Mountain Skills Summit. Sun Mountain has been the Symetra Tour’s official bag and outerwear sponsor since 2006.
“Sun Mountain is a very good partner of the Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA and provides our players the very best equipment so they can play their best,” said Symetra Tour CEO Zayra Calderon in a release. “The Sun Mountain golf bag exchange program and Sun Mountain Skills Summit are two programs that our players look forward to every year and greatly appreciate.”
In addition to their choice of golf push carts, members of the Players’ Advisory Council will also be carrying Sun Mountain golf bags, and wearing Sun Mountain rain wear, wind wear and thermal wear. The high-profile golf brand is also outfitting the Symetra Tour road staff with outerwear and is the exclusive golf bag and outerwear in the Symetra Tour online pro shop.
Sun Mountain’s three-wheel Speed Cart and four-wheel Micro-Cart are expected to be the push carts of choice for the girls.
The 32-year-old Symetra Tour annually awards LPGA membership to its top players. A total of 77 players have automatically graduated since 1999, including notable alums such as Lorena Ochoa, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Christina Kim and Meg Mallon.
Parker High’s Peyton Graham picked the right time to post his best round of the season Tuesday at Oak Ridge Golf Course.
Graham fired a 3-over-par 75 to lead the Vikings to the Division 1 Milton regional boys golf title. Parker finished with a 316, one stroke better than Beloit Memorial.
Milton and Janesville Craig each posted a 319 to join Parker and Beloit in sectional competition next Tuesday at Glen Erin. The top two teams and the top three individuals not on a qualifying team earn a berth at the WIAA state tournament at University Ridge, Monday and Tuesday, June 4-5.
Graham went 38-37 and tied with Fort Atkinson’s Nate Gilbert for medallist. Craig senior Ryne Clatworthy fired a 76 (37-39) to finish third.
“It was a nice time for Graham to have his best round,” Parker coach John Zimmerman said. “He is capable of it.’’
Vikings’ freshman John Milner stepped up with a 78 (39-39), to boost Parker’s title march.
“It was a highlight for him,” Zimmerman said. “John had a nice solid round.’’
Dustin Richards carded an 80 and Taylor Braun shot 83 to round out the Vikings’ scoring. For Craig, Jordan Gagg carded 77, Nolan Moran, 81 and Tommy White shot 85.
In Division 2 regional play at Evansville Golf Club, Edgerton posted a 318 to share the title with Madison Edgewood. Monroe and Walworth Big Foot also qualified for the Jefferson sectional next Tuesday at Koshkonong Mounds.
Andrew Morrison fired a 3-over 75 for medallist honors. Bobby Luchsinger of Evansville and Collin Hubertz of Big Foot each shot 77 to finish in a three-way tie for third place.
Luchsinger, Thomas Zahn of McFarland(81), Jared Masterson of Orfordville Parkview (83) and Jackson Eversoll of McFarland (84) were the individual qualifiers.
Milton regional at Oak Ridge Golf Course (Par 72)
Janesville Parker 316, Beloit Memorial 317 Milton 319, Janesville Craig 319, Fort Atkinson 325, Burlington 334, Elkhorn 345, Delavan-Darien, 346, Lake Geneva Badger 351.
Janesville Parker (316)—Peyton Graham, 38-37—75; John Milner, 39-39—78; Dustin Richards, 39-41—80; Taylor Braun, 42-41—83.
Beloit Memorial (317)—Kolton Kelly, 40-37—77; Connor Day, 40-38—78; David Wandell, 41-38—79; Mason Lovaas, 39-44—83.
Janesville Craig (319)—Ryne Clatworthy, 37-39—76; Jordan Gagg, 37-40—77; Nolan Moran, 40-41—81; Tommy White, 45-40—85.
Milton (319)—Joe Meyer, 38-39—77; Tyler Kersten, 35-42—77; Drew Johnson, 39-41—80; Grant Johnson, 41-44—85.
Fort Atkinson (325)—Nate Gilbert, 40-35—75; Mitch Strom, 42-39—81; Kyle Schneider, 42-41—83; Luke Stoutenborough, 43-43—86.
Burlington (334)—Brian Dankle, 38-41—79; Roger Haluzak, 42-38—80; Ben Geiger, 44-40—84.
Elkhorn (345)—Alex Hall, 39-45—84; Zach Utesch, 42-43—85; Kyle Verhoeven, 42-46—87; Jake Rios, 45-44—89.
Delavan-Darien (346)—Joe Scherer, 42-39—81; Austin Chilson, 42-45—87; Alex Grover, 45-43—88; Zach Lazzeroni, 48-42—90.
Lake Geneva Badger (351)—Adam Evans, 44-40—84; Peter Karr, 43-44—87; Paul Leedle, 46-43—89; Hayden Hochevar, 48-43—91.
Individual qualifiers—Nate Gilbert (FA), 75; Brian Dankle (Bur), 79; Roger Haluzak (Burl), 80.
Evansville Regional at Evansville Golf Club (par 72)
Madison Edgewood 318, Edgerton 318, Monroe 337, Big Foot 343, Parkview 350, McFarland 355, Clinton 368, Brodhead 368, Evansville 375, Turner 413
Edgerton (318)—Andrew Morrison, 37-38—75; Brooks Johnson, 43-36—79; Drew Pipik, 38-42—80; Erik Danielson, 44-40—84.
Edgewood (318)—Steffen Lake, 40-37—77; Johnny Decker, 38-40—78; Jack Lorge, 42-36—78; Alex Brown, 43-42—85.
Monroe (337)—Kyle Bruce, 37-39—76; Caleb Pagel, 41-42—83; Matt Miller, 46-43—89; Jason Atkinson, 48-41—89.
Big Foot (343)—Collin Hubertz, 39-38—77; Craig Halma, 46-42—88; Dylan Freytag, 46-42—88; Jake Dragonetti, 46-44—90.
Parkview (350)—Jared Masterson, 44-39—83; Christian Hobson, 44-43—87; Jacob Petitt, 40-40—89; Lauri Lehtinen, 47-44—91.
McFarland (355)—Thomas Zahn, 41-40—81; Jackson Eversoll, 42-42—84; Chris Wedel, 42-51—93; Ethan Hanzel, 47-40—97.
Brodhead (368)—John Rudyanski, 42-45—87; Tyler Welsh, 46-43—89; Bryce Hegi, 49-45—94; Josh Strehlow, 50-48—98.
Clinton (368)—Carter Ostrander, 45-41—86; Rudi Gonstead, 46-40—86; Logan Marita, 49-48—97; Dalton Jackson, 50-49—99.
Evansville (375)—Bobby Luchsinger, 41-36—77; Jonathan Rooney, 39-41—90; Erik Nelson, 55-47—102; Jacob Wollinger, 58-48—106.
Turner (413)—Felix Lengjak, 49-44—93; Chris McNamara, 54-48—102; Jakub Bryant, 56-49—105; Brock Ferger, 55-58—113.
Individual qualifiers: Bobby Luchsinger (Ev), 77; Thomas Zahn (MCF), 81; Jared Masterson (OP), 83; Jackson Eversoll (MCF), 84.
Catholic Memorial Regional at Broadlands Golf Club
Waukesha Catholic Memorial 294, Pewaukee 306, East Troy 343, Whitewater 346, Jefferson 352, Palmyra-Eagle 360, Lake Mills 364, Lakeside Lutheran 370, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, 373.
East Troy (343)—Sebastian Smith, 41-40—80; Justin Fleury, 44-39—83; Ben Carlson, 45-46—91; Josh DeGrave, 47-45—92.
Palmyra-Eagle (360)—Ryan Putnam, 44-40—84; Drew Chapman, 45-44—89; Jake Becco, 44-48—92; Travis Wirt, 50-45—95.
Whitewater (373)—Steven Sobolewski, 40-39—79; Dustin Fuchs, 44-42—86; Wendel Welter, 40-50—90; Will Wyatt, 44-47—91.
Individual qualifiers—Sebastian Smith (ET), 81; Caleb Zastrow (LM), 81; Ryan Putnam (PE), 84; Jacob Gronholz (LL), 85.
NOBODY will ever mistake Chris Paisley for Al Pacino. Even after beefing up in the gym last winter, a player moving tantalisingly closer to a place on the European Tour stands 5ft 8in and weighs 10st 8lb.
However, in golf, as in acting, it is the size of the heart that matters and a former Northumberland captain once used Pacino’s famous motivational clip from the film any given Sunday during a county coaching weekend at Matfen Hall.
It was all American football coach-speak: “You find out that life is a game of inches . . . the inches we need are everywhere around us . . . we fight for that inch . . . we claw with our finger nails for that inch . . . because we know when we add up all those inches that is going to make the difference between winning and losing . . .”
In truth it came across as a tad cheesy and melodramatic in a county golf setting, but in essence it remained the truth.
It sprung to mind while sitting opposite Paisley in the cafe at the Close House Academy, ten minutes’ drive from his home in Mickley, and listening to him talking with determination and focus about his future.
He is the closest you will find off the main tour to Luke Donald as an expert exponent of dazzling approach shots with his irons rather than ripping it up like Bubba Watson off the tee.
Paisley can put a golf ball on a spot the way a Peter Beardsley pass used to open up a packed international defence.
When Paisley is not playing on the European Challenge Tour, Close House is where you will find him practicing four days a week, if he is not in the gym or travelling to the southern reaches of County Durham to see his coach or to Aberdeen to catch up with his physio.
At 26, he has gone from boy golfer at the Stocksfield club to one of only two pairs of brothers to have won the Northumberland Amateur Championship to a successful US college career with the University of Tennessee to Walker Cup player to a personal best last weekend.
He made his first European Tour cut in his second start and was the model of consistent scoring in Portugal during the Madeira Islands Open. He was under par in each of the four rounds with three scores of 69 and a 70 to finish 11 under in a tournament when most of the European Tour regulars were either playing in America or taking the week off.
The next step is the one which will see Paisley, in Pacino’s words, clawing with his fingernails for that every extra inch. To make it on to the European Tour he will need to finish in the top 20 on the Challenge Tour -– his current ranking is 32nd – or scramble his way through the six-round madhouse which is Q School at the end of the season.
In 20 months as a professional he has winnings of a shade under £65,000. His finances have been an inch-by-inch process as well because that has all been wiped out by travelling expenses.
Apart from the Challenge Tour and the lesser Alps Tour in Europe, Paisley has scrapped in semi-unofficial shoot-outs in Florida, where the pros throw their own dollars into the pot to create their own prize fund, the Hooters Tour in the US and the Hi5 Tour in Spain.
As a person, Paisley is quietly spoken and more considerate than many modern professional sportsmen and like most young men he likes his football – especially Newcastle United and Alan Shearer. Musically his favourite relaxation on the road is singer-songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre, although his iPod has everything from Queen and The Beatles to Kings of Leon and Ed Sheeran.
You understand why he needs his wind-down time as much as any of us when you listen to what he was expecting from his three-hour session the following day at Wynyard with his David Leadbetter Academy coach Andrew Nicholson, when he received an additional three hours of physical conditioning. Paisley said: “I shall give Andrew ten pages of A4 paper containing my stats from Portugal and flag up to him where they do not quite tell the whole story.
“That will help us talk through a plan for the session – my wedges were not quite right in Portugal – and the beauty of Andrew is not only does he know my swing inside out, but also if he spots something he can put it right quickly to give me the confidence to work it in.
“we will talk for around half an hour to an hour, and then I shall hit balls for two hours or so and do skills tests.
“for the last half hour we will review what we have done on the videos and work out for a plan for next week, where I will have to deal with a tight tree lined course in Belgium with the emphasis on accurate driving.
“If I am not at Close House or Wynyard or seeing my physio Karen Young in Scotland – I go to her because she is the best – then I will be in the gym.”
We talk about how extensive work-outs enabled Paisley to put on 8lb last winter, all in muscles in his backside – his glutes – in his shoulder blades and in the middle of his back. as we discuss this Jonathan Lupton, The Journal’s Dr Jonathan, is passing our table in the cafe and compliments Paisley on the part of the conversation he has just overheard.
No super heavyweight himself, Lupton said: “I know from my own experience it is just about the hardest job in golf for a slight guy to muscle up in the right way to generate extra power.”
Paisley has made himself five yards longer with his drives – he can now carry it an average of 270 yards off the tee – and he can get two yards more out of long irons.
He said: “The extra distance is how much further I can hit it accurately. If I come to the last hole of the last tournament of the season, or the last hole of the six rounds of Q School, then it might enable me to squeeze out that last inch I need somewhere to make it on to the European Tour.” Fighting tooth and nail for that inch . . . where have we heard that before?
Enjoy one night’s lodging at the Inn at St. Ives in Stanwood, Mich., and two rounds of world class golf (one at Tullymore Golf Resort, one at St. Ives Golf Club), one dinner and one breakfast. Just $235 per/person based on double occupancy.
Designed by one of Michigan’s most famous golf course architects, Jerry Matthews, St. Ives Golf Club features a breathtaking setting with glacial-carved highlands and sprawling wetlands. the outstanding course conditions combined with a beautiful backdrop make St. Ives a world-class golf experience.
The course, which was built in 1995, has received several prestigious awards including a five-star rating from Golf Digest. in addition, St. Ives was named among the “Top 10 Courses in America for Women” by Golf for Women, and achieved the No. 5 ranking for the “Best New Affordable Public Courses” and the No. 1 slot for best courses “East of the Mississippi” by Golf Digest.
The unique design of Tullymore has been described by golf critic Ron Whitten of Golf Digest as having an Art Deco flavor with its greens and fairways that follow precise and parallel zigzags, its artistically shaped bunkers and its symmetrically repetitive mounding. that architectural artistry is only part of what will fascinate you during your round.
The Tullymore layout was created by famed golf architect Jim Engh. Soon after opening in 2002, Tullymore was named the No. 1 New Upscale Public Course in America by Golf Digest. Since then more honors have poured in.
The Inn at St. Ives, with 36 guest rooms and suites, sits nestled among stately Michigan hardwoods and next door to an indoor pool and the St. Ives Golf Course. a short walk from the Inn up a picturesque hill leads to the clubhouse complete with a sports pub and grill and an award-winning golf shop.
Dates: good through Dec. 31, 2012.
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