It's golf with a definite nosh component. No one goes home hungry or thirsty.
Taste on the Tee is a unique feature of the Schaumburg Park Foundation's Links Technology Cup golf outing on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road. An almost-every-hole food and beverage experience, Taste is anchored by Chandler's Banquets (Ala Carte Entertainment), which hosts several pizza and brat holes, and a post-golf barbecue steak dinner with all the fixings and premium open bar.
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All proceeds from the outing benefit the foundation's work to support access to recreation programs through leisure scholarships for park district programs, the purchase of park amenities and other enhancements for the community.
Food and beverage purveyors on the course include: Riccardo's Ristorante, TopGolf, Lucky Monk, Finn McCool's, Moretti's, Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Church Street Brewery, Tilted Kilt, Lagunitas Brewery, Cooper's Hawk, Spring Hill Suites, MT Barrels, Sam & Harry's of The Marriott Renaissance Schaumburg, Whole Foods Market, The Sweet Escape and Village Tavern.
Even the non-restaurant businesses get into the act with Schaumburg Bank & Trust pouring out some fun; presenting sponsor Links Technology serving up fresh fruit cups and Snickers; and Cort Furniture featuring foursome photos with a financial celebrity and custom-made summer beverages. Schaumburg Park District Partner, Pepsi, will provide water and other soft drinks throughout the day. Still-hungry golfers need only flag down Morretti's roving pizza cart, and the foundation's own rolling sandwich cart.
Topping off the festivities are two, hole-in-one-wins a car holes presented by Motorwerks Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates and Par Logistics.
"The food and activities throughout the day are always a hit," said Pat Casler, park foundation executive vice president. "Golfers enjoy the progressive lunch, beverages and dinner."
The event begins with check-in at 9:30 a.m. It's $160 per golfer that includes practice range warm-up, 11 a.m. shotgun start, 18 holes with cart in a scramble format, golfer gift, contests, prizes, all food and beverage on the course, and the Chandler's barbecue steak dinner in the newly renovated ballroom.
Other features include the Daily Herald Closest-to-the-Pin Shootout, WT Engineering Putt-of-the-Day contests; and the competition for the coveted Links Cup to the top foursome.
The event is open to foursomes, threesomes, twosomes and singles. Spots are limited. To register, visit schaumburgparkfoundation.org or call (847) 985-2115 to register by phone (suggested).
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