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Game On – Symetra tour returns to Sioux Falls

Game On – Symetra tour returns to Sioux Falls

It’s tee time in Sioux Falls – especially if you’re a golfer on the Symetra Tour – The Road to the LPGA. For the third year in a row the Tour will bring its slate of 144 talented women to Willow Run Golf Course to compete for a shot at a purse of $210,000 – with the winner taking home $31,500 – and points in the Volvik Race for the Card toward a coveted spot on the pro tour.

The Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge is one of only five 72-hole events on the tour and one of only 22 cities to host the tour. According to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), Sioux Falls will realize more than $3 million in economic impact, depending on overall attendance.

“Sioux Falls is honored to be the host city for the 2017 Symetra Tour” says Teri Schmidt, Executive Director of the CVB. “Willow Run provides an exceptional venue for the tournament. From the beauty and quality of the course to the commitment from the Walsh family, along with all the volunteers, the Symetra is positioned to be one of the best in the country. It brings a level of golf to Sioux Falls that many people from around the country come to see!

The tournament will begin on August 31 with the winner clinching the title on September 3. It will be hosted once again by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club and the Sioux Falls CVB.

ALL GOLF. ALL WEEK.

Golfers from across the region can enjoy a spectacular view of the fairway action and the LPGA hopefuls, and enjoy a few special events throughout the week of the tour including:

  • Free Kids Clinic – Tuesday, August 29, Willow Run Driving Range, Putting Green and Short Game Area
  • Chuck the Hit Man, Golf Entertainer – Tuesday, August 29, Willow Run Driving Range

To add to the excitement, one ambitious young golfer will have the opportunity to earn a spot in the GreatLIFE Challenge at an open qualifier to be held at Willow Run on August 25. The qualifier is open to all South Dakota female residents and any female college student that attends an accredited in-state college or university. Entries close Monday, August 21. Contact Jason Sudenga, GreatLIFE Director of Golf at 605-940-7344.

Last year’s winner, Nelly Korda, chalked up her first professional win since joining the LPGA Symetra Tour, followed by Wicahnee Meechai in second place at 11 under par and Ally McDonald and Madelene Sagstrom tied for third at 9 under.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

To ensure the success of this weeklong event, sponsors are looking for local volunteers to act as host families and to provide other services throughout the tournament. To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities or to sign up, visit www.greatlifechallenge.com.

COUPLES LEAGUE AT WILLOW RUN

You’re invited to the GreatLIFE Couples League at Willow Run

Friday, July 14th, 2017

6:00 pm Shotgun

Accepting the first 32 couples to sign up!
This can fill up fast! Please sign up by July, 7th to guarantee your spot!

Tournament Information

4-Person Scramble (9-holes)
Men play Blue Tees
Women play Red Tees

Sign up as a couple and we will pair you with another couple to create a 4-person team! Already know your team? Sign everyone up at once!

Schedule of Events

Registration: 5pm-5:45pm
Announcements, Pairings, Rules: 5:50pm
Shotgun Start: 6pm
Dinner Served Approx: 8:15pm – 8:30pm
Awards will follow dinner

Entry Fees

GreatLIFE Member with Cart Membership – $40 per couple
GreatLIFE Member without Cart Membership – $60 per couple

Includes

9 Holes of Golf
Golf Cart
Driving Range Balls
Dinner – Tony’s Catering
Prize Entry

To sign up, call Willow Run at (605) 335-5900

2017 Father’s Day Special at GreatLIFE Pro Shops

Father’s Day Special

The GreatLIFE Pro Shops want to help you find that perfect gift for Dad! Starting this Saturday, June 10th, the Pro Shops will be running a special through Father’s Day.

Men’s Polos – Buy one at regular price; receive second polo of equal or lesser value at 50% off.*

Your greatLIFE Pro Shops offer wonderful gift ideas for Father’s Day including clubs, bags, balls, shoes, apparel, and accessories.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect gift for Dad!

*Offer good at Bakker Crossing, Willow Run, Central Valley, Rocky Run, and Worthington Country Club.

Titleist Thursdays at Willow Run

Titleist Thursdays at Willow Run

Titleist product experts will be available each Thursday to conduct complimentary club fittings, offer product trial, and answer questions.

  • Get fit for Titleist metals, irons, or wedges
  • Try the entire Titleist golf club lineup
  • Have your Titleist product questions answered
  • Fitting conducted with Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls
  • Data collected with TrackMan ball flight monitor
  • Walk-ups welcome or reserve an appointment

Visit www.titleist.com/thursdays for event info and to book a fitting.

Please contact one of our pro shops if you have questions:

Bakker Crossing Pro Shop – (605) 368-9700
Willow Run Pro Shop – (605) 335-5900
Central Valley Pro Shop – (605) 528-6122
Rocky Run Pro Shop – (605) 428-3498
Worthington Pro Shop – (507) 376-5142
Hidden Valley – (605) 582-2424

2017 Willow Run Dakota’s Tour Pro Am

2017 Willow Run Dakota’s Tour Pro Am brought to you by the Willow Run Men’s Golf Association

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
1 pm Shotgun Start

Dakota’s Tour Event Information

The Dakota’s Tour is a Professional Golf Tour that runs from the end of June through the end of August in North and South Dakota and SW Minnesota. Notable players that have played on the Dakota’s Tour are Tom Lehman and Woody Austin. These players aspirations are to make it on the PGA TOur.

Fees:

GreatLIFE members – $75
Non-GreatLIFE members – $100

Fees include green fees, cart, range balls, dinner (after play) and prizes.

Cash Players pool for all players – $300 per team (optional)

$20 Skins Game – Gross/Net (optional)

Entries Close Monday, July 3rd
Format: 1pro/3 amateurs – 1 gross/1 net BB of the foursome.
Handicaps: All players will get 80% of their handicap as of June 15th.
Field Size: The field size is limited to the first 31 teams to sign up.

Click here for the sign-up sheet.

2017 Links and Leinenkugel’s Summer Tour

2017 Links and Leinenkugel’s Summer Tour

4-Person Scramble at each stop on the tour.

Tournament Days and Locations:

Golf Addiction: Saturday, April 1st – Sunday, April 2nd
Willow Run: Saturday, May 6th
Bakker Crossing: Saturday, June 3rd
Central Valley: Saturday, July 1st
Rocky Run: Saturday, August 5th

Championship and Summer Skip Day:

Sunrise Ridge: Friday, August 18th

Winning team from each tournament advances to the championship round on August 18th at Sunrise Ridge in Colman, SD. Additional flights available for other golfers on August 18th.

There will be plenty of prizes and great deals on golf fees and beverages.

Sponsored by Dakota Beverage, GreatLIFE*, Billion Nissan of Sioux Falls, and Calling All Sports.

*GreatLIFE members receive 50% off entry fee at the 4 GreatLIFE Courses.

Call individual golf courses for your tee times:

Golf Addiction: 605.274.8903
Central Valley: 605.528.6122
Bakker Crossing: 605.368.9700
Willow Run: 605.335.5900
Rocky Run: 605.428.3498
Sunrise Ridge: 605.534.3121

THE COMPASS CHALLENGE AT WILLOW RUN

The Compass Challenge at Willow Run!

Attention all GreatLIFE members: Willow Run will be hosting the 2017 Compass Challenge. This is a fun and exciting new event that is open to everyone. Come on out to Willow Run on Friday, July 17th to test your golfing skills and a chance at winning a used car!

Challenge Information:

July 17th, 2017
Willow Run Golf Course
8000 E Arrowhead Pkwy
Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Win a used car from Billion Chevrolet!
The participant with most challenge points wins the car.
Challenges include: chipping, putting, driving, and more!

Tickets:

Corporate/Family Package: $350 for 4 golfers
Golfers: $100
Non-Golfers: $50
Children (ages 10-15): $20
Children under 10: Free
All tickets include admission and dinner
Golfer tickets include 1 ticket to each challenge

Join us and experience a new kind of golf!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TheCompassCenter.org

Click HERE to purchase your tickets now.

Sponsored by Midco & Billion Chevrolet of Sioux Falls

You’re invited to the GreatLIFE Couples League at Willow Run

You’re invited to the GreatLIFE Couples League at Willow Run

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
6:00pm Shotgun

Accepting the first 60 couples to sign up! This can fill up fast! Please sign up by May, 26th to guarantee your spot.

Tournament Information

4-Person Scramble (9-holes)
Men play blue tees
Women play red tees

Sign up as a couple and we will pair you with another couple to create a 4-person team! Already know your team? Sign up everyone at once!

Schedule of Events

Registration: 5:00om – 5:45pm
Announcements, Pairings, Rules: 5:50pm
Shotgun Start: 6:00pm
Dinner Served at Approx: 8:15pm-8:30pm
Awards will follow dinner.

Entry Fees

GreatLIFE member with Cart Membership: $40 per couple
GreatLIFE member without Cart Membership: $60 per couple

Includes:
9-Holes of Golf
Golf Cart
Driving Range Balls
Dinner – Tony’s Catering
Prize Entry

To sign up, call Willow Run at (605) 335-5900

Learn more about GreatLIFE Couples League.

This restaurant might be the east side’s best-kept secret

This restaurant might be the east side’s best-kept secret

If you haven’t dined at The Willows yet, you’re missing out one of the east side’s well-kept secrets.

And every day now brings a different reason to try it out!

Dine fireside, at the bar or overlooking Willow Run Golf Course and enjoy new daily dinner specials.

Monday: Burger Night

Buy-one-get-one burgers, with a small additional charge for specialty varieties. The Willows burgers include the Smokey Willow Burger with pepper jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, Smoked Cattle Country BBQ sauce and fried jalapenos. There’s also the Scotsman Burger, served open face on wheat berry bread with grilled mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and cheese.

Tuesday: Pasta Night

Try the penne a la vodka or the mac & cheese for half-price. Add chicken, shrimp, salmon or steak to jazz up your pasta even more.

Wednesday: Latin Night

Can’t beat half-price nachos and margaritas on a spring or summer evening!

Thursday: Ladies Night

Half-price bottles of house wine for the ladies!

Happy Hour

Plus, head out to The Willows for lunch or happy hour and enjoy even more deals. Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays with half-price appetizers, bottles, wells and taps.

Lunch Specials

And $10 lunch specials are served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m:

  • ½-pound Angus hamburger, fries and soda.
  • Pulled pork sandwich, fries and soda.
  • Chicken Caesar wrap, fries and soda.
  • BLT, fries and soda.

Hours of operation

The Willows is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A great time to dine at The Willows.

A great time to dine at The Willows.

Half-price happy hour, half-price dinner specials and $10 lunch specials make it the perfect time to check out The Willows.

Open to the public, seven days a week, year-round for lunch and dinner, The Willows at Willow Run Golf Course is teed-up for $10 lunch, half-price happy hour and daily dinner specials. So start celebrating spring early this year by coming in to take advantage of these deals that you won’t want to miss!

Delicious entrees, appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches, soups and salads, will warm your heart and fill your stomach. Take a short drive over to east side Sioux Falls and check out what’s new.

New Daily Dinner Specials: Monday – Thursday | 4pm – Close

Along with the great view, enjoy our new daily dinner specials!

 

Monday: Burger Night

Buy one, get one free of any of our burgers, excluding specialty ($2.00 extra for: Smokey, Scotsman, Western or Tartan).

Tuesday: Pasta Night

Half-price pasta dishes: mac & cheese, penne a la vodka.

Wednesday: Latin Night

Half-price nachos, margaritas.

Thursday: Ladies Night

Half-price bottles of house wine for the ladies!

 

$10 Lunch Specials: Monday – Friday | 11am – 4pm

The $10 lunch menu is available Monday through Friday, 11am – 4pm. Enjoy a stunning view of Willow Run Golf Course and lunch with friends on your choice of:

  • ½ lb Angus Hamburger, fries and soda
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich, fries and soda
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap, fries and soda
  • BLT, fries and soda

            

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday | 4 – 7pm

The Willows offers happy hour Monday through Friday with half-price specials on select appetizers, bottles, wells and taps from 4-7 p.m. Our amazing menu and service, unlike anywhere in town, make The Willows your year-round gathering spot.

Great service. Great views. And GreatLIFE. The Willows Food and Spirits at Willow Run. Open to the public. 11am-9pm, Sunday to Thursday. 11am – 10pm, Friday and Saturday.