Aldeen Golf Club Assistant Professional Wins Illinois Assistant PGA Player of the Year
ROCKFORD, IL – One of the best golf players in Illinois is also part of the team of golf professionals at Aldeen Golf Club, 1900 Reid Farm Rd, Rockford. Chris French has been an Assistant Golf Professional at Aldeen Golf Club for four years. Since April, Chris has been competing against other PGA professionals throughout Illinois at 13 different golf tournaments, with the final tournament taking place earlier this month. In all, Chris took first place at four of the tournaments, with a total of 3,139 points. At a special awards banquet last week at Medinah Country Club, Chris received an award recognizing him as the Illinois Assistant PGA Player of the Year.
“There are a lot of great players in the Illinois PGA, so it feels good to say that I finished on top this year. I think the biggest thing that helped me win was putting in more time practicing to improve my game. Being player of the year is a big honor and means a lot to me, especially knowing how much hard work I put into the series of tournaments,” said Chris.
About the Illinois PGA/Illinois PGA Foundation
The Illinois Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in northern and central Illinois who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching, and managing the game of golf. The Illinois PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, educational opportunities, support programs, and growth of the game initiatives. With over 840 members and apprentices, the Illinois PGA is one of the 41 regional sections that comprise the PGA of America. The Illinois PGA Foundation focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game, with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth. Foundation initiatives include GolfWorks Illinois, youth-based scholarship funds, and the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. For more information about the Illinois PGA and the Illinois PGA Foundation, please visit www.ipga.com.