Midwest Chapter Golf Recap

Editor’s note: Thanks to Peggy Reetz for wriiting the recap for the 2013 Midwest Golf event.

The PLUS Midwest Chapter held its annual golf outing at Cog Hill in Lemont, Illinois on July 10, 2013.  We would like to thank all of the participants (a full field this year) and of course our great sponsors.  It was a beautiful day at Cog Hill and we greatly appreciate their hospitality.  We had players on two different courses and we recorded the following results for each course:

Course #1 Course #3
Longest Drive (W) Kelli Foutch(M) Josh Navarro (W) Kristie Lord (M) Laird Stabler
Closest to the Pin (W) Meghan Dalton(M) Lance Sander (W) Kristie Lord(M) Pat Lubenow
1st Place Tim WagnerMark Pederson

Brock Lewark

Dave Britton

Laird StablerWill Jacob

Ian Newcomer

Ed Antonucci

2nd Place Chris LeiszRobert Hoban

Matthew Zelenc

Dwayne Starr

Tim QuinnGary Kriftner

Damian Jocke

Tom Siebers

3rd Place Lance SunderTom Mathies

Pat Richmond

Lynette Lyngaas

Rob HolshouserVaenessa Sims

Jon Trapp

Dave Tardif

Thanks to our fantastic chapter co-chairs: Rick Cavaliere and Jeremy Schokora.  To our spectacular volunteers: Randall Nathan, Michelle Lang, Jonathan Freeburg, Natalie Limber, David Rock, Angela Cox, John Immordino, Barb Kolasinski, John Black and Peg Reetz.  And of course, as always, our stupendous event coordinators: Wanda and Patrick. 

For a great event – thanks sponsors!

AXIS InsuranceBoundas, Skarzynski, Walsh & Black

Great American Insurance Group

Water Bottle McMahon Berger, PC
Course Beverage Hanover Professional Portfolio
Lunch ECC Insurance BrokersKerns Frost & Pearlman

Monitor Liability Managers

Breakfast Allied World Assurance CompanyChicago Underwriting Group


Driving Range HiscoxIronshore Insurance
Single Hole Baugh, Dalton, Carlson & Ryan, LLCBeazley USA

Endurance Pro

Markel Corporation, Midwest Region

O’Hagan LLC

Wilson Elser

Check out the photos from this event, and we’ll see you next year!!

Using Golf as a Conduit to Tell a Story – Golfing Detroit

This week’s Fall Through the Cracks Friday is a unique journalistic approach to showing the state of the city of Detroit (a city that this PLUS blogger really loves).

Certainly much has been made over the years of Detroit’s decline. From plans to reduce the overall size of the city to its well-documented decline (even in the U.K.), most folks are aware of the dire state of Detroit.

In this week’s featured video, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and media personality approaches the story of Detroit from a different angle – by golfing the entire length of the city. What follows is a tragic, heart warming, funny, and scathing look at this once proud city. Plus, it is likely the longest golf hole you’ll ever see – par 3,168.

Happy Friday!