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Your bi-weekly golf newsletter | June 26, 2021

I’m sure you’re all ready to get back to golf after taking a little time off with the rain and recent golf events. On the bright side, it’s finally all over. Trust me, I’m breathing a sigh of relief as much as you are! Unfortunately, the rain looks like it might continue for a while. Apparently, all the nice Spring weather is catching up with us a little bit. This past week, Aurora Country Club hosted the 94th Women’s Western Junior Championship. I’d like to take a minute to say a little bit about this event and explain why this is a HUGE deal.

The first WWGA Junior Championship was played in 1920 at Beverly Country Club. Over the years, the event grew and began to attract some of the best young female golfers not only in the country, but in the world. This past week, Aurora Country Club hosted 78 golfers not only from the United States, but also from Canada, Brazil, and several with dual citizenships. Over the past 101 years, there were only 7 years this event was not contested, making it the longest running women’s junior golf championship in the world. Despite some very difficult conditions, including the final matches being contested in a steady rain, the girls persevered. The club held up to the strong competition by offering a very challenging golf course throughout the week. The junior girls competed at 6100 yards, and the best score all week was a 72 (even though there was a 32 and 33 on the front 9 during match play). Joining a list of champions that include the likes of Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, and 3-time winner Nancy Lopez this week is Mara Janess of Barrington, Illinois. Mara helped lead Barrington HS to become Class 2A state champions and has committed to the University of Michigan. Congratulations to Mara for a fine tournament! Also, thank you to all the volunteers led by Jen Story who helped make Aurora Country Club shine throughout such a fine event.

Included in this issue:

• Aurora Borealis Results

• Independence Scramble

• Senior Club Championship

• TaylorMade Fitting

• Cleveland Wedge Fitting

• Ladies Golf Clinics (& Wine)

• Golf Shop update

• Junior Golf

First and foremost, congratulations to the 12 flight winners