Mistwood Golf Club Aims to Attract More Women and Junior Girls to the Game of Golf with LPGA Professional Nicole Jeray
Nicole Jeray, a 25-year veteran of the LPGA Tour, is joining the professional teaching staff at Mistwood Golf Club.
She will use her experience and knowledge of the game in focusing on attracting more women and junior girls to golf through Mistwood’s award winning Performance Center.
Jeray, a native of Chicago who won eight events while playing collegiate golf at Northern Illinois University and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2002, first qualified for the LPGA Tour in 1994. She competed globally as a professional for over two-decades including qualifying for three U.S. Women’s Open Championships (1997, 2001, and 2010) and two British Opens (2005, 2006).
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Mistwood ever since they began hosting the Illinois Women’s Open in 1998,” Jeray said. “Once the renovations were completed and the amazing Performance Center was added, I could not imagine the opportunity to teach the game at a better facility. Combine that with the new award-winning renovated golf course, the amazing teaching staff and programs they offer, I couldn’t be more excited.”
Jeray is looking forward to attracting more women and girls to the game she loves.
“To be able to pay it forward and share my experiences with women and girls and teaching them the game in a fun environment at a great facility is a dream come true,” she said. “I am also eager to be part of Mistwood’s Committed Athlete Program (CAP), the elite junior program that prepares high school golfers for collegiate and tournament golf.”
Jeray has started teaching at the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook, which has become the premier golf dome in Chicago with the recent addition of Toptracer Range. The Mistwood Performance Center staff moves its teaching operations and CAP programs from Mistwood Golf Club to the Dome for the winter months. She will move to Mistwood Golf Club in the spring where she will be further developing teaching programs geared toward women and girls.
“We are very excited to have someone with Nicole’s playing and teaching experience in the game of golf be part of Mistwood,” General Manager Dan Bradley said. “Women and young girls are the fastest growing segments in the game of golf and we wanted to make sure we were actively creating opportunities for them to experience the game and become future golfers. Nicole is the perfect ambassador for Mistwood and Chicago to grow that segment of the game.”
Photography of Nicole Jeray is available upon request.
About Mistwood Golf Club
Mistwood Golf Club, which opened in 1998, is one of the most-talked-about Chicago area golf destinations. It features 18 holes designed by award-winning architect Raymond Hearn, a top golf performance center and a spectacular clubhouse facility. Following an acclaimed multi-million-dollar course renovation by Hearn, which was recognized as the top renovation of the year by GOLF Magazine in 2014, Mistwood has become one of the most popular venues in Chicago.
The course is wrapped around a beautiful 65-acre lake and features 19 Scottish-style sod wall bunkers bringing a feeling of Scotland to the Midwest. In addition to the award-winning course renovation, there is a new Scottish-style 26,000 square-foot clubhouse and a 5,000 square-foot Performance Center that offers custom fitting, club repair services and instruction.
The centerpiece of the new Scottish village-style clubhouse is McWethy’s Tavern, which is made up of a Scottish pub, two dining areas, two outdoor patios and space for private events. Its menu features steaks, chops, sandwiches and other items done with Scottish flair. The building also includes a banquet facility for up to 250 people, pro shop and locker rooms. Mistwood is a unique facility. It can accommodate a golfer’s dream experience for playing and improving, as well as a bride’s dream wedding with amazing food and atmosphere. Visit www.mistwoodgc.com.