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The JetSetting Fashionista Visits The Soho House Chicago: Chicago’s Hottest New Member’s Club

As someone who’s been to a lot of Soho Houses including both London locations: The Soho House London and the Little House MayfairThe New York Soho House I was thrilled to visit the new Soho House Chicago. The Soho House Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop.  You may recall that I’m a Chicago native (from a Northern suburb called Winnetka). During my visit home for Thanksgiving I joined an old friend Nora and her boyfriend Andrew (the Soho House member) for drinks at the new venue.

Women in the Golf Industry announces national Speakers Bureau

Women in the Golf Industry (WIGI), a leading business networking group for women in golf, will unveil the formation of the WIGI Speakers Bureau during the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.

The first of its kind in the golf industry, the WIGI Speakers Bureau offers corporations and allied golf organizations a convenient way to access experts in various disciplines relating to business and golf.

6 Reasons Women Should Start Playing Golf Now

When it comes to mixing business with pleasure, golf has always been where it’s at.

As 20th century sports writer Grantland Rice once said “Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.”  An estimated 90% of Fortune 500 CEO’s play golf. According to Barrons, one quarter of the 25 million golfers in the U.S. are top management executives. The one problem is, not enough women are getting in on this great opportunity.

Contrary to popular belief, women have always played golf. The LPGA Tour is older than the PGA Tour. But the problem is the proportion of female players has barely budged since the 1980s, growing by about one percentage point to the 21% to 22% range, according to National Golf Foundation. Rounds played by women have consistently hovered at an even lower proportion of the total, about 17% (women play fewer rounds than men).

What’s keeping you from jumping in? Here are six reasons women should start playing golf NOW!

Top Management Changes Announced at Ocean Reef Club, Congressional CC

After 15 years as General Manager/COO of Congressional CC, Michael Leemhuis has moved to Ocean Reef Club to succeed Paul Astbury, who has retired. Congressional has named Jeffrey Kreafle as its new GM/COO; he will move from his current position at Bellerive CC to start at the Bethesda, Md., club April 1.

Boston’s best golf courses missing from 2024 Olympics bid

Questions abound about Boston’s readiness to host the 2024 Olympics — should it be tapped to do so — not the least of which is, where will Lydia Ko and her fellow Olympians play golf?

Boston, the U.S. city selected Thursday as the one that could stage the 2024 Olympic games, boasts a number of top golf courses. The problem is that, at this early stage of the process, none of them appears to be in the running to host potential Olympians Lydia Ko, Cheyenne Woods, or Rickie Fowler.

Townhouse community proposed at Silver Creek County Club

A Bethlehem Township developer unveiled plans Monday to create a townhouse community within the boundaries of Lower Saucon Township’s Silver Creek Country Club.

The proposal calls for 120 custom townhouses built on three arcels totaling 30 acres at the northern, central and southern edges of the 280-acre golf course off Linden Avenue.

Developer David Spirk of Spirk Brothers Inc. said the homes would be built according to the buyers’ specifications, range in price from $300,000 to $500,000 and have facades that complement the existing stone structures. Owners would be required to belong to the country club.

Bighorn Institute raises over $100,000 at golf classic

The Palm Desert-based Bighorn Institute held its annual fund-raising tournament Nov. 24 at Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert. This year marked the 27th annual event for the Bighorn Institute Golf Classic. The special day of golf benefited the institute’s research and conservation efforts for the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep.

The golf was preceded by a membership pre-tournament party at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Ranch Mirage. The party featured food, drinks, silent and live auctions, all enjoyed by the 145 guests.