Golf only part of fun at Solheim Cup in SG

By on July 29, 2009

SUGAR GROVE—Officials for the 2009 Solheim Cup announced that the tournament’s PING Pavilion tickets are sold out.

The Solheim Cup, which features 12-woman teams from the U.S. and Europe in a team match-play competition, is set for Aug. 17-23 at Rich Harvest Farms golf course in Sugar Grove. The PING Pavilion is a climate-controlled indoor spectator hospitality pavilion located off the 17th green with adjacent parking. It features televisions, seating areas and a complete pay-as-you-go menu.

The good news is weekly and single-day grounds tickets are still available either online at or at Jewel-Osco stores throughout the state.

The Solheim Cup’s traditional “Solheim After Sundown” pre-tournament party is sold out. The event, which will be headlined by the popular Chicago-based band Maggie Speaks, runs from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the PING Pavilion.

Solheim After Sundown will feature a dinner and a silent auction followed by a high-energy performance by Maggie Speaks.

The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim and his family, the makers of PING golf equipment. The Solheim Cup is the most prestigious international team event in women’s professional golf. It is a bi-ennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring the best U.S.-born players from the LPGA and the best European-born players from the LET. The U.S. Team leads the competition, 7-3, and has never lost on home soil. The 2009 Solheim Cup will and be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Aug. 21-23. In addition to founding sponsor PING, Global Partners of The Solheim Cup include AIB Group and Rolex. For more information, log on to