Save the Date for the 14th Annual Event!
July 30, 2018
Congratulations to the 2017 Winners
The 13th Annual Middle Market Open expanded to four elite courses, sold out in record time, and was the most successful event yet. 445 golfers from the private equity and deal making community came together on one day to raise more than $750,000 for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.
From all of us at the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and the people we serve throughout the state, thank you for your incredible support and generosity!
A very special thanks also goes out to our board and committee members and our special guest, University of Illinois men's golf coach, Mike Small.
2017 Tournament Winners
Congratulations to this year's tournament winners!
1st Place: Joe Polancich & Mike Messersmith (Huron Business Advisory foursome)
2nd Place: Michael Keenan & Jim Trankina (PNC foursome)
3rd Place: Brian Soper & Danny Levene (BMS foursome)
Beat the Pro Winner: Tom Aronson
1st Place: John Dvorak & David Britt (Wintrust Commercial Banking foursome)
2nd Place: Jeff Stern & Brian Klucznik (Houlihan Lokey foursome)
3rd Place: Patrick Jensen & Michael Jurasek (Prairie Capital foursome)
Beat the Pro Winner: Andy Shackelford
1st Place: Jamie Wildman & John Hatherly (William Blair foursome)
2nd Place: David Morris & John Didrickson (Mesirow Financial foursome)
3rd Place: Roy Gallagher & Matt Clemente (Ankura Consulting foursome)
Beat the Pro Winner: Mike Shean
Grand Prize (The Olympic Club and TPC Harding Park): Richard Bergman
Package 2 (Milwaukee Golf Club & Conway Farms Golf Club): Matt Schloop
Package 3 (Onwentsia Club & Skokie CC): Rob Ross
Package 4 (Medinah #3 & Olympia Fields Country Club): Dennis Regan
Highland Park Country Club (NextGen)
Save the Date!
The 2018 Middle Market Open is scheduled for July 30, 2018 at Shoreacres, Conway Farms Golf Club and Onwentsia Club. The NextGen MMO tournament location is TBD.
July 30, 2018
Shoreacres, Conway Farms Golf Club, Onwentsia Club and NextGen TBD. Check back in the coming months for information about sponsorships and foursomes.
Shoreacres | Conway Farms Golf Club | Onwentsia Club | MMO NextGen - TBD
Take Skokie Highway (4I ), Waukegan Road (43) or the Tri-State Tollway (94) to Highway 176 (Rockland Road). Go East on 176 to Sheridan Road. Go under the viaduct and loop to the right. When you come to Sheridan Road, you will be facing West. Turn right (North) on Sheridan Road and proceed one and one-quarter mile to Shoreacres Road. Turn right on Shoreacres Road and follow it to the Clubhouse.
The street address and phone number to Shoreacres are as follows:
1601 Shoreacres Road,
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 234-1470 Clubhouse
(847) 234-1472 Pro Shop
Directions to Conway Farms Golf Club
Take the Kennedy Expressway west (90/94) to the Edens Expressway (94) and bear right (north). Stay on that until you get to Rte. 41 north to Waukegan. Take Rte. 41 north to Westleigh Road and make a right turn on to Westleigh. Take Westleigh to the 1st stop sign (Green Bay Road). Turn left and go north 1-½ miles. The Club will be on your left. There is a black and white wooden sign with “Onwentsia Club” on it
The street address and phone number to Onwentsia Club are as follows:
300 Green Bay Rd,
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-0120 Clubhouse
(847) 234-6430 Golf Shop
MMO Event Details
Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Locker rooms will be available for all participants. A grill lunch will be provided at all courses, and a reception and dinner will be held for all golfers at Onwentsia Club following golf.
Rules: The format of the Middle Market Open™ is a two-man, better ball. Each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round, and on each hole the low net score or "better ball" of the group serves as the two-man team score. Pair 1 will be scored together and Pair 2 will be scored together. Players must have a verifiable index to be eligible to win prizes at MMO. Only players with amateur status may compete for prizes. There will be no rain date and no refunds for the Middle Market Open™.
MMO NextGen Event Details
Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
For more information about MMO NextGen™ or to purchase additional slots, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or email@example.com. A reception and dinner will be held for all golfers at Onwentsia Club following golf.
- Fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
- Silent auction and raffle with prizes that include access to some of the most exclusive golf courses in the country.
- Evening program includes cocktails, dinner, and networking.
- More than 5 million dollars raised for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.
For more information about the Middle Market Open, please contact Olivia Nicoletti at (312) 321-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 MMO Raffle Winner Aaron Diefenthaler and NKFI Board President Matt Gilbert
enjoy a day on the green in Pebble Beach, California.
2017 MMO Raffle Prizes
Unescorted foursomes at The Olympic Club & TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, CA
($2,000 for travel expenses included)
Escorted threesomes at Milwaukee Golf Club & Conway Farms Golf Club
Escorted threesomes at Onwentsia Club & Skokie Country Club
Escorted threesomes at Medinah #3 & Olympia Fields Country Club
Winners will be determined in a random drawing to be held July 17, 2017 at the 13th Annual Middle Market Open. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.
2017 MMO Sponsors
MMO Event Sponsor
MMO Platinum Sponsor
MMO Dinner Sponsor
MMO Gold Sponsors
MMO Silver Sponsors
Akerman LLP • AlixPartners, LLP • Alliant • Alvarez & Marsal LLC • Ankura Consulting • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • BDO • Belmont Bank & Trust • CBRE • Dentons US LLP • DLA Piper LLP (US) • Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. • First Midwest Bank • Houlihan Lokey • HUB International • JLL • Jones Day • Lenox Advisors • Lincoln International LLC • Livingston Partners • Marsh USA, Inc. • Mayer Brown • Mesirow Financial • Moelis & Company • Neuberger Berman • Northern Trust Company • Perkins Coie LLP • Plante Moran • Proskauer Rose LLP • Resilience Capital Partners • Seyfarth Shaw LLP • Stout • Thompson Flanagan • Vedder Price P.C.• Wells Fargo Capital Finance • Willis Towers Watson M&A Group • William Blair • Wilmington Trust • Wind Point Partners
MMO Lunch Sponsor
MMO Flag Sponsor
MMO Raffle Sponsor
MMO Hole Sponsor
MMO NextGen Lunch Sponsor
MMO NextGen Flag Sponsor
MMO NextGen Cart Sponsor
MMO NextGen Foursome
MMO NextGen Hole Sponsor
Duane Morris LLP • FTI Consulting • Goldberg Kohn Ltd. • Hinshaw & Culbertson • Nixon Peabody LLP • Polsinelli • Siena Lending Group • Strategic Resources, Inc. • Quarton International • Warady & Davis LLP • Wells Fargo Capital Finance
For information on available sponsorship opportunities, please click the ‘MMO AND NEXTGEN SPONSORSHIP PACKETS’ button at the top of this page or call (312) 321-1500.
2017 Middle Market Open Board Members
Bradley S. Schmarak, Reed Smith LLP
Scott H. Lang, City Capital Advisors
Allan Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners
Bob Bartell, Duff & Phelps
Barbara Grant Bereskin, Lincoln Avenue Partners
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital, LLC
Nathan Brown, Wind Point Partners
Jeffrey Clark, Northern Trust Company
Timothy Cummins, Stout
Frederick Fisher, Mayer Brown
Matthew Frank, Alvarez & Marsal LLC
David Gaito, PNC Business Credit
Matthew Gilbert, Green Door Capital
Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Thomas Hill, Alvarez & Marsal LLC
Neil Hughes, HUB International
Fran Jurkovic, Alliant/Mesirow
Michael Keenan, PNC Business Credit
Chris Killackey, Prairie Capital
Christopher McClure, Crowe Horwath
Amit Mehta, Paul Hastings, LLP
Mike Milani, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Paul Possinger, Proskauer
Jim Rolfe, The PrivateBank
Scott Rubenstein, BMO Harris Bank
Saul Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Andrew Sandquist, CBRE
Andrew Skoglund, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
David Smalstig, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Brian Soper, BMS
William Spizman, RSM US LLP
Jeremy Stillings, Attorney
Randy Thrall, Thrall Enterprises
Sam Valenzisi, Lincoln International LLC
Andrew Weil, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Dan Wikel, Huron Business Advisory
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