Cog Hill’s Trick or Treat Open begins today, Oct. 19, 2013 at 9 a.m. (CDT) at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. (Cog Hill Golf & Country Club is at 12294 Archer Avenue in Lemont, Ill.) This golf event will have tricks or treats on its 18 holes, but which 18 holes?
An electronic flyer dated Oct. 14, 2013, announced that this ghoulish tournament will be on Course #3. However, as of today, Cog Hill’s, website’s Calendar of Events declares that this tournament will be on Course #1. Is this a trick or a treat?
Course #1 has the following yardages from four teeing grounds: Black-6,282 yards, Blue-5,982 yards, White-5,744 yards and Forward, 5,333 yards. In order, from the aforementioned teeing grounds, the ratings/slopes for men are 69.7/118, 68.4/115, 67.3/112 and 65.4/107. For women, the ratings/slopes are 75.5/128, 73.8/124, 72.6/122 and 70.3/117.
Course #3 has the following yardages from four teeing grounds: Black-6,402, Blue-6,163, White-5,892 and Forward-5,210. In order, from the aforementioned teeing grounds, the ratings/slopes for men are 69.7/116, 68.6/113, 67.4/110 and 64.3/103. For women, the ratings/slopes are 75.4/126, 74.1/123, 72.6/120 and 68.8/112.
If golfers consider longer yardages as tricks, then, Course #1 would be the trick. This course is 4,363 yards longer than Course #3. (Of course, both courses have 18 holes.)
The tournament format will be 2-Person Scramble. There will be a Closest to the Pumpkin contest. (If the pumpkin moves more than the average, wind allowance, a trick is likely involved.)
The fee, which is $73/players, includes golf with a motorized golf cart, breakfast buffet, range balls, chili lunch and prizes. The wind will buffet golfers before they get to the breakfast buffet. Temperatures will not trick golfers because the expected temperature is 57°.