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Ryder Cup History Lesson Offered at Mayslake

The Ryder Cup takes place at Medinah Country Club in September and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is offering some background and history on the event.

Submitted by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Are you one of the many golf fans excited that the 2012 Ryder Cup will be hosted here in Chicagoland at Medinah Country Club? Discover the history of the sport’s premier international competition during a lecture by golf professional Peter Longo on Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.

The Ryder Cup began in 1921 as a good-will exhibition and has grown to one of the most fiercely contested team events. Professional Golfers’ Association Life Member Peter Longo is a trick-shot artist, speaker, historian and television personality who will bring his dynamic presentation style to entertain and inform the audience about this historic tournament. 

Admission to the lecture costs $3 per person. Guided tours of Mayslake Hall will be available before the lecture at 6:30 p.m. for $5 per person. The tours explore the history of the estate and the restoration projects now benefitting the hall. For more information or reservations, call Mayslake Peabody Estate at 630-206-9566.

Mayslake Peabody Estate is located at 1717 W. 31st St., one-quarter mile west of Route 83. It is owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Good things happen when you explore the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s 60 forest preserves and five education facilities. For information on ways to experience conservation, education and recreation in your neck of the woods, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org.

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