Golf Channel Ramps Up Six Weeks of Comprehensive College Golf Coverage, Culminating with the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, May 19-31

Golf Channel Ramps Up Six Weeks of Comprehensive College Golf Coverage, Culminating with the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, May 19-31

ORLANDO, Fla., April 25, 2017 – With conference championships underway, golf fans will be able to follow their favorite college golf programs and alma maters as they attempt to qualify and compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships in May when Golf Channel gears up its comprehensive on-air and digital collegiate golf coverage the next six weeks.

Beginning Thursday, April 27 at 11 am ET (women) and continuing Thursday, May 4 at Noon ET (men) Golf Channel will announce live the teams and individuals selected by the NCAA to participate in the women’s and men’s regional championships, the first step on the road to the NCAA Golf Championships.

Taking place at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., May 19-31, the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be contested in back-to-back weeks, with more than 100 hours of combined news and tournament coverage  on Golf Channel, as well as expanded coverage online via Golf Channel Digital and through the network’s social media channels.

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Kids Days Announced for 2017 NCAA Golf Championships

SUGAR GROVE, IL – To further Rich Harvest Farms’ vision of growing the game of golf, weekends of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, hosted by Northern Illinois University May 19-31, will feature dedicated Kids Days. On May 20-21 of the women’s tournament and May 27-28 of the men’s tournament, there will be interactive and educational activities available to youth under the age of 18 both on and off the course thanks to the efforts of Rich Harvest Farms’ non-profit, the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois.

“The Kids Days will be a great way for the youth to see the future stars of the PGA and LPGA,” said Michala Mika, Director of the Kids Golf Foundation. “Not only will the activities be a fun way for kids to learn more about the sport, but they will help reinforce our Foundation’s mission of providing opportunities for the youth.”


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2017 NCAA Golf Championships Ticket Sales and Volunteer Registration Now Open

SUGAR GROVE, IL – In May, the Chicagoland area — along with fans and visitors from across the country — will experience the excitement of a national championship tournament up close and in person when Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Rich Harvest Farms host the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships! Now is the time to secure your tickets for this prestigious event.

The women’s championship will be held May 19-24, 2017, followed by the men’s finals May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms. The “Home of the Huskies”, located in Sugar Grove, IL, is consistently one of Golf Digest Magazine’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

For the first time since becoming a major college program in 1969, NIU is preparing to host their first NCAA Championship in any sport. The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships promises to be a tremendous two weeks of collegiate golf with activities for the entire family.


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Rich Harvest Farms is Proud to Host Giant Steps’ Sixth Annual 5K Walk for Autism

Giant Steps  will be hosting its 6th annual 5K Walk for Autism this year at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Gove, Illinois. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 and is open to all. A pillar fundraising event for Giant Steps, the 5K walk has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to support the school’s mission. This year’s fundraising will go towards the school’s operating budget and will help fund the daily needs of both students and staff.


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Rich Harvest Farms Caddie Headed to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Next week, March 14-20, some of the best PGA Tour golfers in the world will converge on Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando, Florida for the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard and a Rich Harvest Farms caddie will have a front row seat to all the action inside the ropes.

Zach Urwiler, a second-year caddie at Rich Harvest Farms and a sophomore at Marmion Academy, will be traveling down to Bay Hill to caddie for amateur Maverick McNealy.


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Rich Harvest Farms Hosts Northern Illinois University’s 2015 Northern Intercollegiate

WHAT: The Fifth Annual Northern Intercollegiate

Rich Harvest Farms, “Home of the Northern Illinois University Huskies,” will be hosting the 2015 Northern Intercollegiate Tournament this weekend. Each university will have a team of five players. An additional nine individual players will compete as well.
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Dawson Armstrong wins the 113th Western Amateur!

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 8, 2015) … On the second hole of a sudden death playoff, Dawson Armstrong holed a 20-yard bunker shot for eagle Saturday to win the 113th Western Amateur in the most dramatic fashion in memory.Armstrong’s stunning shot from the sand fronting the par 5 second hole at Rich Harvest Farms meant that his opponent, Aaron Wise, needed to hole his 25-foot putt to match Armstrong’s 3 to continue the playoff.
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Robby Shelton Claims 113th Western Amateur Medalist Honors

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 6, 2015) … Robby Shelton of Wilmer, Alabama earned medalist honors Thursday at the 113th Western Amateur following an 11-under par performance in stroke play this week at Rich Harest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

A highly decorated junior at the University of Alabama, Shelton was tied for seventh heading into the fourth round before firing a 5-under 67 to join the likes of Bobby Jones, Chick Evans and other of the game’s greats as medalist at the Western Amateur. Shelton’s final round was his best of the week and included five birdies and an eagle.
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Danielson Takes Lead after Round 3

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 6, 2015) … Charlie Danielson of Osceola, Wisconsin, shot a 1-under 71 to claim the third round lead Thursday at the 2015 Western Amateur at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Danielson, a senior at the University of Illinois, was one stroke back of leader Dawson Armstrong when the round began and recovered from a triple bogey on No. 10 to post the third’s second-lowest score.
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Dawson Armstrong Claims One Stroke Lead

Sugar Grove, Illinois (August 5, 2015) … About halfway through a second consecutive subpar round at Rich Harvest Farms on Wednesday, Dawson Armstrong shifted his focus from his own fate at the 2015 Western Amateur to that of his playing partner — highly-touted, Florida commit Sam Horsfield, who was on the verge of missing Wednesday’s 36-hole cut.

Armstrong, a 19-year-old sophomore at Lipscomb University, rooted loudly for Horsfield, high-fiving him after several crucial putts, including the successful birdie attempt on No. 18 that ensured Horsfield would see at least 36 more holes of stroke play at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
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