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DAILY HERALD Main Stage


It was another great year on stage! Stay tuned for 2019 guest announcements 

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DAILY HERALD Main Stage


It was another great year on stage! Stay tuned for 2019 guest announcements 

World class golf trick shot artist Peter Longo returned for the 4th year in a row with his fun and amusing show all weekend long. 

Members of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship team (Emery Moorehead, Otis Wilson and Jim Morrissey) were on stage sharpening their golf games with lessons from IPGA pros.

The Western Golf Association shared information about the Evans Scholars Foundation, offering  full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country.

Stay tuned for 2019 stage guest announcements

Friday, February 23, 2018


Friday, February 23, 2018


12:45 PM
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. 

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
TRICK SHOT SHOW WITH PETER LONGO

Take a break and join us at the Daily Herald Main stage for Peter Longo's amazing and amusing trick shot show! Fun for all ages, non-golfers and golfers alike, Peter's show will feature amazing trick shots loaded with entertaining talk, humor and audience participation. 

Peter is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. You can also catch Peter on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show on Sunday nights.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
GET YOUR GOLF GAME OUT OF HIBERNATION WITH EMERY MOOREHEAD AND CAROL RHOADES

Emery Moorehead played 12 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl ring as the starting tight end of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Moorehead is the father of former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Aaron Moorehead. 

Appearing with Moorehead is Carol Rhoades, 2017 Illinois PGA Professional of the Year. Rhoades is an instructor out of Cog Hill Golf & Country Club and is involved with the Golf Channel Academy Chicago.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
The Golf Stretch with Massage Envy

Learn to Stretch With A Pro from the exceptional physical therapists from Massage Envy, an official sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Player Performance Center. The Massage Envy’ proprietary Total Body Stretch service uses the Streto method, a new, professionally-assisted stretching protocol.

The Streto Method combines research and the expertise of an acclaimed chiropractor, massage therapist and an ergonomist, who collaborated to develop the method for Massage Envy. It is built around a sequence of 10, targeted stretches that work from the top down, helping your muscles reach maximum flexibility.

Used as part of a wellness routine, Total Body Stretch can increase mobility and boost everyday performance. This service is available at your local Massage Envy location. 

You will also see highlights of some of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars talking about the importance of adding assisted stretching to your routine.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Saturday, February 24, 2018


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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Illinois Junior Golf Association John Platt

John is a PGA Professional/Instructor at Mistwood GC

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
THE GOLF STRETCH WITH MASSAGE ENVY

Learn to Stretch With A Pro from the exceptional physical therapists from Massage Envy, an official sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Player Performance Center. The Massage Envy’ proprietary Total Body Stretch service uses the Streto method, a new, professionally-assisted stretching protocol.

The Streto Method combines research and the expertise of an acclaimed chiropractor, massage therapist and an ergonomist, who collaborated to develop the method for Massage Envy. It is built around a sequence of 10, targeted stretches that work from the top down, helping your muscles reach maximum flexibility.

Used as part of a wellness routine, Total Body Stretch can increase mobility and boost everyday performance. This service is available at your local Massage Envy location. 

You will also see highlights of some of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars talking about the importance of adding assisted stretching to your routine.

 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
TRICK SHOT SHOW WITH PETER LONGO

Unwind after a morning of non-stop deals and head to the Daily Herald Main Stage for Peter Longo's trick shot show! Fun for all ages, non-golfers and golfers alike, Peter's show will feature amazing trick shots loaded with entertaining talk, humor and audience participation. 

Peter is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. You can also catch Peter on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show on Sunday nights.

 

1:15 PM
grand march with the SHANNON ROVERS

Follow the Shannon Rovers as they march through the hall with a finale at the Daily Herald Main Stage. 

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
BRENDAN SWEENEY with IPGA PRO Andy Mears

Brendan Sweeney is the Director of Golf Media Relations at French Lick Resort, our 2018 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 was played at The Pete Dye Course in July 2017.

Appearing with Brendan 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.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Former Chicago Bears Linebacker OTIS Wilson takes a lesson from Louis Sauer

Otis Wilson is a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Wilson was part of the iconic 1985 Chicago Bears, helping the team win Super Bowl XX. Wilson was part of the "Shufflin' Crew" and starred in the memorable video for The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Louis Sauer, Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year, has been playing golf since the age of 7 and began teaching golf after college in Miami with Jim McLean. He opened the golf studio LS Golf in Northbrook, Illinois where players and instructors can develop their craft year round.

Sunday, February 25, 2018


Sunday, February 25, 2018


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10:30 am - 11:15 am
How to Become a Caddie and Qualify for Free College

Stop by the main stage to learn about Western Golf Association's work with the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country.

Presented by Tim Orbon, Director of Carry the Game, Western Golf Association. Orbon was awarded an Evans Scholarship to Northern Illinois University in 1997. He joined the Western Golf Association in 2013 where he worked with clubs nationwide to start caddie programs or enhance existing ones. In addition to guiding caddies through the Evans Scholarship application process, Tim works with various golf organizations to support youth caddie initiatives.

 

11:45 AM
GRAND MARCH WITH THE SHANNON ROVERS

Follow the Shannon Rovers as they march through the hall with a finale at the Daily Herald Main Stage. 

 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
TRICK SHOT SHOW WITH PETER LONGO

Don't miss the fun and excitement of Peter Longo's trick shot show! Fun for all ages, non-golfers and golfers alike, Peter's show will feature amazing trick shots loaded with entertaining talk, humor and audience participation. 

Peter is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. You can also catch Peter on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show on Sunday nights.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Former Chicago Bear Jim Morrissey takes a lesson with IPGA pro Kurt Kollmeyer

Jim Morrissey played linebacker for nine seasons for the Chicago Bears and one season with the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of the Bears team that won Super Bowl XX following the 1985 NFL season. He was also a member of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Jim will appear with Kurt Kollmeyer, the PGA Director of Instruction and Regional Manager for GolfTEC Chicago. He is an 11 time nominee for IPGA Teacher of the Year, been named to Golf Digest's Best Teachers list, and won GolfTEC's Regional Manager of the Year award.  He has given over 30,000 lessons in his career and is very passionate about helping players of all levels reach their goals.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Louis Sauer, Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year

Louis Sauer, Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year, has been playing golf since the age of 7 and began teaching golf after college in Miami with Jim McLean. He opened the golf studio LS Golf in Northbrook, Illinois where players and instructors can develop their craft year round.