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Getting into the swing of golf season at subscriber event

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  • Veteran golf writer Len Ziehm, left, chats with Mary and Mike Bavier of Barrington during an event for Daily Herald subscribers Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine.

       Veteran golf writer Len Ziehm, left, chats with Mary and Mike Bavier of Barrington during an event for Daily Herald subscribers Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Daily Herald subscribers listen to golf writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm talk about the upcoming season Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine. Before the discussion, they also tried out one of Golf Nationa's virtual simulators.

       Daily Herald subscribers listen to golf writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm talk about the upcoming season Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine. Before the discussion, they also tried out one of Golf Nationa's virtual simulators.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Daily Herald golf writers Mike Spellman, left, and Len Ziehm share their thoughts on the upcoming Masters and other golf topics during a q-and-a session Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine.

       Daily Herald golf writers Mike Spellman, left, and Len Ziehm share their thoughts on the upcoming Masters and other golf topics during a q-and-a session Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
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With the Masters just two weeks away, Daily Herald subscribers got a jump on the golf season by taking part in a discussion Wednesday night with veteran sports writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm.

The noted Chicago golf writers fielded questions at an event co-hosted by the Daily Herald Media Group and Golf Nation, the golf and fitness club in Palatine.

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In addition to getting a tour of the facility by Golf National general manager Tim Wuhrman, the participants enjoyed a closest-to-the-pin golf shot contest utilizing a state-of-the-art golf simulator. The Palatine facility, 399 N. Quentin Road, also offers true-roll putting greens, a fitness center, short game center, sand traps and skills areas as well as outdoor driving ranges and more. Golf Nation overs more than 50 championship courses, including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Pinehurst, on its full swing simulators. With its available meeting rooms and dining bar, Golf Nation also is available to host special events and parties.

Spellman and Ziehm discussed a variety of subjects, including the upcoming Masters, the Chicago and Illinois golf scene, the 2014 Ryder Cup, the 2016 International Crown event coming to Rich Harvest Farms, and the Champions Tour event, the Encompass Championship, coming to North Shore Country Club in Glenview in June.

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