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    Awards & Recognition

Check out our special programs
They’re special to us, and we hope they’re special to you.

Like you, we have a few “pet projects” here at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn.

Please take a look at some of our special programs.

Legends of the Links

In 1992, the Glen Ellyn Recreation Commission created a program to honor individuals who had made unique contributions to the Village Links of Glen Ellyn. This program was titled "Legends of the Links". Ed Posh was the inaugural "legend". Ed was inducted into the "Legends of the Links" in 1992, on the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the golf course.

Since then, several others have been recognized for their role in the history of the Village Links. Each member of the "Legends of the Links" has a plaque that hangs in the Village Links clubhouse. The list of Legends includes:

  • Ed Posh - 1992
  • Lee Hesterman - 1994
  • George Winchell - 1995
  • David Gill - 1995
  • Bill Galligan - 1995
  • Bob Becker - 1995
  • Keith Nicolls - 1995
  • Ted Sokolis - 1995
  • Marge Faulkner - 1998
  • Dave Glod - 2002
  • Doug Pinns - 2002
  • Roger Warren - 2002
  • Matthew Pekarek - 2015

The Recreation Commission periodically adds new individuals to the "Legends of the Links". Letters of nomination should include the accomplishments that one feels merits consideration as a "Legend of the Links". Letters of nominations can be addressed to the Glen Ellyn Recreation Commission, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137.

Conservation and the Environment

The Village Links is an environmental leader in the golf industry.

The Village Links is committed to environmental stewardship. We participate in projects to enhance wildlife habitat, protect natural resources and preserve environmental quality. We encourage others to do the same.

  • The Village Links Conservation in Action
    Our maintenance programs are designed to protect the environment. Our conservation efforts improve habitat for a variety of desirable wildlife.
  • Public Outreach
    The Village Links shares it's environmental efforts with the community and encourages interested residents to improve the habitat and environment in their own backyard.
  • Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP)
    The Village Links is a member of the ACSP. The program is sponsored by Audubon International and the United States Golf Association. The Village Links joined the ACSP in 1991 and was designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary " in 1993. The Village Links was the first public golf course in the United States to achieve the certification milestone.
  • Partnerships
    The Village Links teams up with organizations and businesses with similar environmental goals.
  • Awards
    The Village Links is recognized for achieving environmental success.

The Ed Posh Scholarship Fund

The Ed Posh Scholarship Fund is a private organization established by Village Links golfers to honor Ed Posh while helping deserving students pursue their education. Ed Posh was the Village Links' first Head Golf Professional. He retired after the 1995 golf season.

The Scholarship Shootout is the program's primary fund raising event. The Shootout is an 18-hole double shotgun start, followed by a gala dinner party. The Shootout is held on the third Friday of July.

Donations can be sent to the Ed Posh / Village Links Scholarship Fund, Inc., 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137. The Ed Posh / Village Links Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a Not For Profit Corporation registered in the State of Illinois. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

An Ed Posh Scholarship provides $5,000 in tutition assistance and can be renewed for up to four years, giving each scholarship a potential value of $16,000. Through 2022, the Fund has provided over $1,000,000 in tuition assistance to deserving local students.

Scholarships are awarded to students from the Village Links community who have demonstrated scholastic aptitude and achievement, activities, character and need. Scholarship Applications can be obtained at the Village Links clubhouse or downloaded at www.edposhscholarship.com. Completed applications are due February 28.

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  • Junior Championship

    Format: Three Age Brackets - 13 & Over, 11 & 12, 10 & Under

    • Round 1 - 18 hole stroke play for juniors age 13 & over, 9 hole stroke play for juniors age 12 & under
    • Round 2 - The low 8 juniors from Round 1 in each bracket play 9 holes of stroke play

    Date: Monday July 8th, 2024 & Tuesday July 9th, 2024

    First Tee Time: 11:00 AM - first round on 18 / 12:00 PM - first round on 9. 11:30 AM - second round.

    Cost: Applicable green fees

    Eligibility: Open to all junior golfers age 18 & under

    Sign Up: Register online using Golf Genius by 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 6th, 2024.

    Register Here

  • Parent / Junior Tournament

    Format: Two Person Modified Chapman. Modified Chapman Format works as follows:

    1. Each player makes a drive, and the best drive is chosen
    2. Each player hits a 2nd shot from the location of the chosen drive (keeping the ball in the same lie conditions within 2 club lengths)
    3. The best 2nd shot is chosen and the player who did not hit that shot hits the 3rd shot
    4. Play proceeds with players alternating shots until the ball is holed

    Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2024.

    Entry Fee: Applicable green fees.

    Eligibility: A two person team consisting of a parent and a junior child age 18 or under

    Tee Times: Beginning at 12:00 PM.

    Sign Up: Register your team online via Golf Genius by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024.

    Register Here
  • Junior Camps

    The Village Links Junior Lesson Program offers a choice of Half Day Junior Golf Camps and All Day Junior Golf Camps. Half Day and All Day Junior Golf Camps are single day packages for boys and girls ages 8 & Up. We recommend that juniors with little or no experience start in Half Day Junior Golf Camps. All Day Junior Golf Camps are limited to the first 12 juniors to register and Half Day Junior Golf Camps are limited to the first 14 juniors to register.

  • Adult Group Lessons

    Evening Group Lessons for Adult Beginners are offered in 3 concentrated 60-minute sessions. The lessons cover the basic concepts of the game of golf. Students will be taught the fundamentals of full shots, chipping, putting, and sand shots. They will be taught how to practice these shots on their own. Each class will be limited to 6 students and all classes will be conducted by the Village Links Golf Professional staff. The cost is $89 for the three lesson series.