MAIN STAGE Schedule

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The Daily Herald Main Stage offered fun, interactive sessions with top PGA and celebrity golfers all weekend long, highlights included:

  • 1985 Chicago Bears tight end Emery Moorehead taking a lesson from an IPGA Pro and getting tips on how to best prepare for the season

  • NFL Placekicker and former Chicago Bear Robbie Gould discussed his love a golf with IPGA pro Kevin Weeks

  • Former Chicago Bear and current host of Golf360 Patrick Mannelly improved his game with IPGA Pro Kiel Alderink

 

Friday, February 22

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12:45 PM
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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
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
GET YOUR GOLF GAME OUT OF HIBERNATION WITH EMERY MOOREHEAD AND AN IPGA Pro

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. 

 
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3:30 PM
GOLF’S NEW RULES: The Dos and Don’TS

Several new rules designed to make the game simpler and faster went into effect in 2019, including the ability to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting and taking a drop from knee-level rather from shoulder height. These and other new guidelines from the USGA affect golfers whether they’re playing on the PGA Tour or in a Saturday foursome at a local course.

Join Nick Scillia, Director of Rules & Competitions for the Chicago District Golf Association, as he guides you through the new rules changes and provides expert insight to keep you up to date when you play golf in 2019. Scillia is a certified rules official and is among the best in the United States.

 

 Saturday, February 23

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10:00 AM
Former Chicago Bears placekicker Robbie Gould discusses his love of golf and takes a lesson from Kevin Weeks

Former Chicago Bears placekicker (2005-2015) and avid golfer Robbie Gould will take the stage to discuss his love of golf and get tips to improve his game from Kevin Weeks.

Highly decorated Illinois PGA teaching pro Kevin Weeks will be working with former Chicago Bear placekicker and avid golfer Robbie Gould improve Robbie's game! Working out of Cog Hill G& CC, Kevin is ranked as one of Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers and is the magazine’s No. 1 teacher in Illinois. Kevin has had success with players ranging from the PGA Tour to junior golf.

 
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11:00 AM
Improve your Handicap with Former Chicago Bear Patrick Mannelly and Kiel Alderink

Kiel Alderink and Patrick Mannelly will discuss the practice and training techniques that enabled the former Chicago Bears’ longsnapper to cut his handicap in half and how those same techniques can help the average golfer dramatically improve their games!

Alderink has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Teachers in America as well as one of the Best Teachers in Illinois. He operates Champion Ways Golf Performance in Lake Bluff.

Mannelly is regarded as the top longsnapper in modern day football. His 16-year Bears’ career spanned from 1998-2014. Currently, he is the host of Golf360, a locally-produced golf-focused TV program, and he provides football analysis for WSCR-AM.

 

12:00 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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12:15 PM
PRO TIPS: LPGA Tour player Nicole Jeray Gives a Lesson to Tim Racki

Longtime LPGA Tour Player and Chicago-area native Nicole Jeray will provide her golf insights and give a lesson to Tim Racki, coach of the 7-time state champion Nazareth High School football team.

Jeray has played professionally for more than 20 years and was the youngest person ever inducted into the Northern Illinois University Hall of Fame (2002). Racki is currently head football coach and dean of students at Nazareth High School.

 
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1:30 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.

 
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3:30 PM
GOLF’S NEW RULES: THE DOS AND DON’TS

Several new rules designed to make the game simpler and faster went into effect in 2019, including the ability to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting and taking a drop from knee-level rather from shoulder height. These and other new guidelines from the USGA affect golfers whether they’re playing on the PGA Tour or in a Saturday foursome at a local course.

Join Jodi Ciotti, Senior Managing Director, Member Service and Rules & Competitions for the Chicago District Golf Association, as she guides you through the new rules changes and provides expert insight to keep you up to date when you play golf in 2019. Ciotti is a certified rules official and is among the best in the United States.

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 Sunday, February 24

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10:00 AM
Former Chicago Bears placekicker Robbie Gould discusses his love of golf and takes a lesson from Mike Carbray, the Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year

Former Chicago Bears placekicker (2005-2015) and avid golfer Robbie Gould will take the stage to discuss his love of golf and get tips to improve his game from Mike Carbray, the 2018 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year.

Mike Carbray has been teaching golf for more than 20 years and has been recognized as a “Best in State Instructor” by Golf Digest and as a “Master Instructor” by U.S. Kids Golf. Carbray is currently the Director of Instruction at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, IL.

 
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11:00 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.

 

12:30 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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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.