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Joe Bock Honored by Western New York PGA

November 7, 2019
Joe Bock (right) is pictured here with WNYPGA Awards Chairman Kyle Benish

Joe Bock, PGA Head Golf Professional at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course (Lewiston, New York) was named the Western New York PGA (WNYPGA) Merchandiser of the Year – Resort. The PGA Merchandiser of the Year award recognizes those WNYPGA professionals who have excelled as merchandisers in the promotion of golf.…

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Vince Juarez, 20-Year Golf Industry Veteran, Shares Insights on Golf Content Network

October 25, 2019

Vince Juarez, PGA Master Professional and General Manager at KemperSports-managed Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest, Illinois, was recently interviewed on Golf Content Network on several topics, including how golf courses prepare for the winter season. Vince is entering his fourth year with Deerpath Golf Course and brings 20 years…

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Six Enter Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, Including Emil Esposito

October 22, 2019
Emil Esposito pictured with Tim Cronin and Len Ziehm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ILLINOIS PGA NEWS SIX ENTER THE ILLINOIS GOLF HALL OF FAME The 2019 Illinois Golf Hall of Fame Class Honored at Induction Ceremony GLENVIEW, Ill. – October 22, 2019 – The night belonged to a group of six individuals who represent all aspects of golf. Emil Esposito,…

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Circuit of the Northwest Brings World-Class Racing Destination to the Pacific Northwest

October 21, 2019
KemperSports & KemperLesnik staffers at the groundbreaking of Circuit of the Northwest (Bremerton, WA)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Circuit of the Northwest Brings World-Class Racing Destination to the Pacific Northwest Years in the making, new racing facility gains approvals to break ground in Bremerton BREMERTON, Wash. (October 22, 2019) – Motorsports has long been in the blood of the Pacific Northwest, and Bremerton has played…

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KemperSports Golf Professional Feature: Cody Franke

October 18, 2019
Golf professionals at Desert Willow Golf Resort (Palm Desert, CA) with Folds of Honor plaques

KemperSports is one of the largest employers of PGA professionals in the country. In conjunction with our ongoing player development initiatives, we will share features on golf professionals within the KemperSports portfolio of properties – experienced individuals dedicated to growing the game and sharing their passion for golf with others.…

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Swan Point Yacht & Country Club Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

October 15, 2019
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club images and General Manager Peter Gardner

Swan Point Yacht & Country Club (Issue, Maryland) received the NGCOA Mid-Atlantic’s newest award – the Sustainability Award. This award recognizes the ability to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practices. Swan Point was presented with this award for the team’s focus on environmental stewardship, while co-existing with nature…

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Standard Deviation: Golf in 2019 Showcases a Willingness to Break from Tradition

October 11, 2019
The Sandbox at Sand Valley (Nekoosa, WI)

In an article in the October digital edition of Chicago District Golfer, KemperSports President Josh Lesnik shared insights into the ways in which the game of golf has deviated from centuries’ old traditions. With Josh stating that KemperSports wants to be at the forefront of the latest things in golf,…

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Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to Open June 1, 2020

October 9, 2019
Aerial view of Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, OR)

Congratulations to the team at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and the Keiser family on the announcement of the official opening of the Sheep Ranch on June 1, 2020! Located on Five Mile Point, and originally designed by Tom Doak in 2001 while he worked on Pacific Dunes, the property will…

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Seven KemperSports and KemperLesnik Clients Earn Spots on GOLF Magazine’s Inaugural List of North America’s Top Resort Courses

October 7, 2019
Aerial view of hole 18 on Pacific Dunes at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seven KemperSports and KemperLesnik Clients Earn Spots on GOLF Magazine’s Inaugural List of North America’s Top Resort Courses   NORTHBROOK and CHICAGO, Illinois, October 7, 2019 – KemperSports and KemperLesnik are proud to announce that seven client properties were named to GOLF Magazine and Golf.com’s Inaugural Top 100…

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KemperSports Selected to Manage Country Club of Winter Haven

September 24, 2019
Aerial view of Country Club of Winter Haven (Winter Haven, Florida)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KemperSports Selected to Manage Country Club of Winter Haven   NORTHBROOK, Illinois, September 19, 2019 – KemperSports has been selected by the Board of Directors at the Country Club of Winter Haven to manage the full-service, member-owned club in Winter Haven, Florida. A staple in the community…

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