Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament

Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Dr.
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament! With your generous contribution, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois raised over $500,000! This year marked ten successful years of the Middle Market Open™, which has raised over $4 million to date to go toward essential and lifesaving programs of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

The event brought together 250 golfers for a day of networking, fun, and charitable support of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. A special thanks goes out to guest and LPGA award winner Natalie Gulbis, and this year's emcee, Corey McPherrin, co-anchor of Fox Chicago’s morning news broadcast, “Good Day Chicago” and Fox 32 News at Noon anchor.

Thank you again to all participants for making this year's event a success!

To see photos from this year's tournament, click here.

Congratulations to the 2014 Tournament Winners!

North Course
1st Place – Dave Hawkins & Ryan Anthony
2nd Place – Patrick Jensen & Mike Jurasek
3rd Place – Randy Klein & Brian Klaban
Beat the Pro – David Gaito

South Course
1st Place – Brian Basich & Loren Ahlgrens
2nd Place – Adolph Letke & Bruce Clayton
3rd Place – Ken Viellieu & Jim DeCillo
Beat the Pro – Brian Schaffer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Location and Event Format & Prizes

Olympia Fields Country Club
2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields

Locker rooms will be available for all guests.

The format of the Middle Market Open™ is a two-person, 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-person team score. Please note, players must have a verifiable index to be eligible to win prizes and the Middle Market Open™ Cup. Only players with amateur status may compete for prizes. 

Carts will be made available to all participants and forecaddies will be provided. If requested, caddies may be provided in place of carts.

  • The recommended caddie fee and tip from MMO participants is $80 per bag.  The recommended tip from MMO participants for forecaddies is $100, or $25 per golfer in your foursome
  • If you would like a caddy or forecaddie, please let us know by completing and returning the attached form by Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Each member of the first place twosome on each of the North and South Courses wins a trip for two to Pebble Beach, including three rounds of golf and a three night stay OR a trip for two to Las Vegas, including lessons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

Each member of the second place twosome on each of the North and South Courses wins a $1,500 gift certificate to Gold Coast Tickets.

Each member of the third place twosome on each of the North and South Courses wins a $500 Visa gift card.

Schedule of Events

9:00am: Check-In and Continental Breakfast.  Driving range and putting greens open for practice.
11:30am:  Shotgun start
12:00pm: Grill lunch served at both North and South Course Halfway Houses

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, program, Q&A interview and pictures with Natalie Gulbis, and awards’ ceremony will immediately follow golf.  Fox Chicago co-anchor, Fox 32 anchor and the event emcee Corey McPherrin will conduct the Q&A portion with Natalie. The silent auction will be available for bidding throughout the day.

Course Activities North & South

Multiple Hole In One contests – Chance to win $25,000 or $1,000

There are other contests happening on the course and more to come.

Congratulations to the 2014 raffle winners: Dana Mikstay, Mel Katten, Dan Wikel, and James Sheehan, and the Gold Coast giveaway winner: Jason Kardish

  • Grand Prize – Unescorted foursomes at The Olympic Club & TPC Harding Park in San Francisco ($2,000 for travel expenses included)

  • Escorted threesome at Milwaukee Golf Club & Unescorted foursome at Erin Hills Golf Course

  • Escorted threesomes at Medinah #3 & Conway Farms

  • Escorted threesomes at Skokie Country Club & Olympia Fields Country Club

Winners will be determined in a random drawing to be held July 28, 2014 at the 10th Annual Middle Market Open. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified. Participation in the MMO is voluntary and is not a requirement to win. Participants must be 18 years or older. Winners will coordinate with sponsor for non-holiday play. Players are subject to Club’s rules of attire, date & times. Valid until July 28, 2015 unless otherwise notified. With regard to prizes, certain terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois assumes no liability of any nature for any property loss or damage, personal injury or death occurring in connection with any prize. No substitutions, exchanges, or cash redemptions can be made. Prizes are non-transferrable and any taxes or consumer related charged are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. No portion of the cost of this raffle ticket is tax deductible.

Scott H. Lang*, Chairman
     City Capital Advisors
David Jones
     Merit Capital Partners
Bradley Schmarak*
    Reed Smith

Allan Allweiss*
     LBC Credit Partners

Fran Jurkovic
   Mesirow Financial
David Smalstig
    FTI Consulting
Bob Bartell
    Duff & Phelps
Chris Killackey*
    Prairie Capital
William Spizman*
Barbara Bereskin*
    Lincoln Avenue Partners
Amit Mehta
    Paul Hastings
Curt Tatham
   Lincoln International
Duncan Bourne
    Wynnchurch Capital
Henry Munez*
    BMO Harris Bank
Randy Thrall*
    Thrall Enterprises
Steve Cohen*
   The PrivateBank
Chad Peterson
     Victory Park Capital
Thomas Walker
    Baker Tilly
Timothy Cummins*
    Stout Risius Ross
Paul Possinger
    Proskauer Rose

Andrew Weil
    DLA Piper

Matthew Gilbert*
     FIDES Capital Partners
Saul Rudo
     Katten Muchin Rosenman
Daniel Wikel
    Huron Business Advisory
Thomas Hill
     Alvarez & Marsal
Andrew Sandquist
























*Denotes committee members who have served for more than five years.

Please join us in thanking these remarkable partners for supporting the Middle Market Open since its inception!

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Prairie Capital

Reed Smith

Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Co-Event Sponsors


Platinum sponsors



Dinner Sponsor


Gold sponsors





Silver sponsors

Alvarez & Marsal • Capital One Bank • CBRE • Chapman and Cutler LLP • City Capital Advisors • Credit Suisse  

Dentons US LLP • DLA Piper • Enterprise Fleet Management • Fifth Third Bank 

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network • Grippo & Elden • Houlihan Lokey • Hub International 

Huron Business Advisory • Jones Day • The Jordan Company • KCC LCC • LaSalle Capital

LBC Credit Partners • Lincoln International • Merit Capital Partners • Merrill Datasite • Moelis & Company 

Northern Trust • Paul Hastings • Prairie Capital Advisors • Proskauer Rose • Reed Smith • Mark Schwartz

Seyfarth Shaw LLP • Stout Risius Ross • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP • Vedder Price • Victory Park Capital

Wells Fargo Capital Finance • Wilmington Trust • Winston & Strawn • WP Carey


Flag Sponsor

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Board of Directors


Cart Sponsor

Monroe Capital


Hole-in-One Sponsors

Lockton Companies • RR Donnelley


Hole Sponsors

Blakes • Broadstone Net Lease • Maranon Capital • Pitchbook • Thrall Enterprises


Golf Ball Sponsor
The Private Bank


Hat Sponsor
American Needle

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