Velkomin á heimasíðu Íslendingafélagsins í Chicago. Tilgangur félagsins er að varðveita og rækta íslenskar hefðir með menntun, menningar og félagsstörfum ásamt því að kynna Ísland fyrir meðlimum félagsins sem og öðrum. Við bjóðum nýja félaga ávallt velkomna og hlökkum til að heyra frá þér.
Welcome to the web page of The Icelandic Association of Chicago. The purpose of our association is to ensure that the legacy of the Icelandic heritage will be preserved through cultural events, social gatherings and educational opportunities. We always welcome new members and look forward to hearing from you.
The 13th Greater Chicago Icelandic Open and Icelandair is donating a $500 gift certificate. NEW date September 23rd!
Icelandair is donating a $500 gift certificate (no travel restrictions), which will be the prize for ‘A Hole in One’ on hole number 8. If no one hits a hole in one, the player closest to the pin wins the $500.
Hyatt Magnificent Mile is donating two nights for the longest drives for women and men on hole number 7.
Porter Pipes is donating tickets to Chicago sport events.
The Blue Lagoon is donating skin products.
Glacier Icelandic Water will quench our thirst.
We’ve opened the store and you can pay on the webpage or mail a check. It’s the same low price as before, $35. Remember, we’ve sold out before so secure your spot.
We have medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the “Traveling” trophy for the winning team. We’ll also have prizes for the ‘Longest Putt’ and ‘Closest to the Pin’, and all players get The Greater Chicago Icelandic Open signature golf balls. For $35 you’ll get so much more than 9 holes with a cart. Sign up today and if you know of anyone interested, please get her/him to play. We’ll find partners for single players.
TGCI Open is a 9 hole tournament played in teams of two players. The format is Texas Scramble where each player hits a drive and the team picks the one they want to use. Both players hit their next shot from that location and then pick the better of the two shots and so on until the ball is holed. To speed up the game and finish in about 2.5 hours, teams who reach a double par can pick up the ball. This format is great fun and so is the socializing at the awards ceremony after the round where we’ll enjoy food and drinks. There’s a great sushi place on the golf course if anyone wants to make a night of it.
To sum up…
Location: Hilldale Country Club in Hoffman Estate.
Price: $35 per player, including a cart.
To pay with a check: Make payable to The Icelandic Association of Chicago and mail to Erik Johnson, 1020 Garner Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187