grand march with the SHANNON ROVERS
We're kicking off the Show with the Shannon Rovers! Follow their march through the hall with a finale at the Main Stage.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Peter Longo is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. His amazing and amusing shows are a treat for golfer and non-golfer alike. Peter is also a leading authority on golf for people with disabilities, conducting golf camps for the Wounded Warrior Project and the lead instructor for disabled schools in Spain with Sergio Garcia.
Peter is also a golf historian, humorist and keynote speaker. He can been seen on Sunday evenings on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
EMERY MOOREHEAD takes a lesson with charlie kane
Emery Moorehead played 12 seasons in the NFL as a Tight End and Wide receiver for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears. Moorehead won a Super Bowl ring as the starting tight end and a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Moorehead is the father of ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver Aaron Moorehead, and the cousin of former NBA basketball player Brad Daugherty. Emery and his son Aaron are the NFL's first father and son team to which both have played in and both have won Super Bowls.
Appearing with Moorehead is Charlie Kane, Head Golf Professional at Foxford Hills Golf Club in Cary, IL. Charlie was elected into PGA membership in 2013. Charlie’s career in golf started at age 15 as a cart boy at Crystal Woods Golf Club. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2002. After graduation, Charlie became the golf professional at Crystal Woods. In 2014, Charlie was hired by GolfVisions to fill his key role at Foxford Hills. Charlie’s passion in golf is the day-to-day operation of the course. Charlie loves exercising and spending time with his family.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
BRENDAN SWEENEY with IPGA PRO Andy Mears
Brendan Sweeney is the Director of Golf Media Relations at French Lick Resort, our 2017 Presenting Sponsor. Year round, Brendan advocates in the golf industry to bring professional tournaments and exposure to French Lick. He played a key role in bringing the 2015 Senior PGA to French Lick and the inaugural Senior LPGA event will be played at The Pete Dye Course in July 2017. A Chicagoland native and Driscoll Catholic alum, Brendan escaped the Chicago winters in the mid 90's, relocating to Orlando, FL.
Appearing with Brendan Sweeney will be Andy Mears, a 27 year member of the PGA of America. Andy currently serves as Development Director for The First Tee of Greater Chicago. Andy is very passionate about youth development and growth of the game. His teaching philosophy is to keep swing thoughts simple and understandable.
4:00 PM - 4:45PM
JOHN MCCARTIN, Chicagoland Golf Academy / Billy Casper Golf
John McCartin is a 21-year PGA Member, and in 2006 earned the distinct honor of PGA Certification in Teaching. John founded the Chicagoland Golf Academy in 2009 and has served as a Lead Instructor for the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and as a Head Instructor for the John Jacobs Golf Schools. John has had the pleasure of working with all levels of players including new golfers, women, seniors and juniors.
He has also instructed touring professionals including KJ Choi, Rocco Mediate and LPGA Hall of Fame Member Pat Bradley. John has been mentored by five Top 100 instructors, including Dave Pelz, Bruce Patterson and Donald Crawley.
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
KEVIN WEEKs, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Kevin Weeks is a PGA Certified Professional in Golf Instruction with more than 25 years of teaching experience. He has been named one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 Instructors and Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers. Additionally, he is a U.S. Kids Golf Master Instructor, a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids teacher, a GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher and a three-time Illinois PGA Section Teacher of the Year.
Professionals have won 10 PGA Tour events while working with Kevin. His students have participated in all of the male and female professional major championships.