Slowly, but surely, momentum and enthusiasm builds for the transformation of Canal Shores. Master planning and a capital campaign are well underway, and partnerships are being explored.
There is more information on how to donate below, and I also encourage every golfer in the area to become a Canal Shores member. Beyond the obvious revenue benefit, having a strong membership of avid golfers helps to ensure that the facility heads in the right direction for the future. Click here to purchase your membership today!
THE BUZZ ABOUT CANAL SHORES
As we progress, the powers that be and media in the world of golf are taking notice and spreading the word of our dream chasing. Their support and affirmation is greatly appreciated as we forge ahead.
Several wonderful print articles have been written by folks whose perspective I greatly respect:
- Click here to read Jim Nugent’s wonderful piece in Global Golf Post.
- Click here to read Tim Cronin’s cover story in Illinois Golfer.
- Click here to read Tony Dear’s story and recap of his visit in Links Magazine.
And the buzz doesn’t stop there…
Through its Site Improvement Program, the USGA and ASGCA were among the first contributors to our campaign. It is an exciting affirmation of the direction that we are headed, which is evidenced by their official announcement:
Not only did Dave Lockhart come out to help us rework on a bunker on the 15th hole, but he also put together a terrific profile video:
And most recently, Matt Ginella paid us a visit and put together a field report. Click here to see Matt’s story on Morning Drive.
DONATE TO THE FUTURE OF CANAL SHORES
Canal Shores is managed by a non-profit 501(c)(3) that is comprised entirely of volunteers. We are not funded by tax dollars, and receive no financial support from MWRD, the City of Evanston, the Village of Wilmette, or any other government entity. We count on support from members of the community and lovers of the game of golf.
The Master Planning process and capital campaign, have been given an official title – Canal Shores 100. As we approach our centennial in 2019, we are celebrating the first 100 years, and preparing for the next 100. For more on Canal Shores 100, visit the official page here.
We have divided the project into 2 components – Golf & Ecological. I will continue to share details on the process, as we go along.
BUY CANAL SHORES 100 GEAR FROM OUR CAFEPRESS STORE
With generous help from Tom Young at Ballpark Blueprints and our friend Joel Murray, we now have Canal Shores 100 gear available in our CafePress.com store. A portion of every purchase goes directly into our planning fund.
Go ahead, be like Bill and get yourself a t-shirt. You can be one of the cool kids and help us spread the word.
BUY LIMITED EDITION CANAL SHORES GEAR FROM IMPERIAL HEADWEAR
David Shaffer and the good folks at Imperial have joined the community golf movement. They were kind enough to create a killer throwback hat design for Canal Shores that is now available on their website. A portion of each sale goes to the planning fund.
I ordered mine the first day and have been rocking it regularly on the course, and off. Click here to place your order now for these Limited Edition hats.
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