Due to poor ice conditions, the 42nd Annual Chili Open Golf Classic has been rescheduled for the second time this year.
The annual golf tournament held on the ice of Crystal Lake has now been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, according to Crystal Lake Park District spokeswoman Jenny Leech.
Leech said park district staff is holding out hope that forecasted drop in temperatures over the next few weeks will create safe ice conditions for the event held at Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake.
Tee times begin at 8 a.m. and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The registration fee for the Chili Open is $115 per team (foursome). Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org, and use program code 1405-0. Office hours are 8:30 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.
The Chili Open Golf Classic is a favorite winter tradition for many. Golfers will play one championship, nine-hole, par 32 course on frozen Crystal Lake.
Participants don't need golfing experience: just bring three friends, a few short irons, a putter and come have fun on the lake. All foursomes receive a great giveaway, one bowl of chili and the chance to win several prizes.
Prizes will include; golf bags, golf clubs, golf apparel, and gift cards. Decorate a sled and enter the Chili Open "Best Sled" contest for a chance to win even more great golf prizes. Painted golf balls, prizes and side games are provided to all golfers.
The following event sponsors have teamed up with the Crystal Lake Park District to make this year's event better than ever.
2013 sponsors include: Jersey Mikes, Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical, Buffalo Wild Wings, New Balance-Crystal Lake and Sports City Academy. Please contact Connie Cooke at (815) 459-0680 ext. 213 for further information.