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WSJM Interview: Chris DiMarco and Vince Pellegrino at Point O' Woods
WSJM at Point O' Woods for Western Amateur Media Day
Point O' Woods featured in Chicago Western Golfer
Golf Digest ranks Point O’ Woods # 9 for “Best Golf Courses in Michigan” in their July 2019 issue!
Founded in 1930 by eight-time Western Amateur winner Charles "Chick" Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship program for golf caddies and has provided college educations to over 11,000 caddies, totaling more than $365 million in tuition and housing. Point O' Woods is proud to have had 36 caddies win this prestigious scholarship!
Chick was just a sprout when he started his golf career working as an eight-year-old caddie for Chicago’s Edgewater Golf Club in 1898. By 1907 he was winning tournaments and went on to win 54 titles, including 8 Western Amateur championships and all the major championships of his time. In 1916 he became the first golfer ever to capture two national championships in the same year, the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur -- only Bobby Jones has repeated that fete since. In 1960 the United States Golf Association awarded him their highest honor, the Bobby Jones Award, in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.
Chick could not afford to go to college, but he made sure others could. Encouraged by his mother, Lena, in 1930 he used his royalties from recorded lessons and a golf book to establish a fund to benefit deserving caddies. That sprouted into the Evans Scholars Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship program for golf caddies.
Never underestimate the power of a sprout.
Point O’ Woods is nestled in the heart of Southwest Michigan’s wine and fruit country. With its long standing relationship with the Western Amateur Championship, Point O' Woods is steeped in history and tradition, yet conveys a comfortable and personal ambiance among the finest member-owned clubs in the country.
Recreational and Clubhouse amenities include:
All come together to create a family friendly country club perfect for golf getaways and resort style relaxation in the heart of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Golf Advisor names Point O' Woods one of Southwest Michigan's Must Play Golf Courses
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