take your best shot
carry on a proud tradition, and support the future of the NKFI
The NKFI Golf Classic is a fun day of golf hosted just outside Chicago at the Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton. It is a fantastic, full day of friendly competition, golfer giveaways, course contests, and prizes. Once play has concluded, players and NKFI supporters are invited to join us at the clubhouse for a catered dinner, cocktails, and awards.
event details & overview
Tournament Format: The NKFI Golf Classic is played in a four-person, scramble format. Each team member begin each hole with a tee shot. Then, the team selects the best tee shot and continues play from that point. This process repeats on every shot until the ball is holed out.
Winners: First, second and third place foursomes will take home a beautiful crystal award and an exclusive prize.
Who Can Play: The Golf Classic is open to all amateur golfers.
Rain or Shine: The NKFI Golf Classic does not offer a back-up event date in the event of uncooperative weather, and it does not offer refunds.
location & schedule
your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Cantigny Golf Club
Cantigny Golf is widely regarded as one of the finest public golf facilities in the Midwest. Featuring a superbly maintained 27-hole championship golf course, and a first-rate clubhouse, Cantigny is owned by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and is managed by Kemper Sports.
27W270 Mack Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189
September 29, 2021
10:00am - Check in begins. The driving range and putting greens will be open for practice and the Putting Green Challenge, and a giveaway will be distributed.
11:50pm - Announcements
12:00pm - Shotgun Start
5:00pm - Receptions, Awards
winners & photos
relive the memories and revel in the glory
2020 Winners' Circle
IAA 1 - Steve Muscarello, Justin Mahlik, Greg Tepas & Carter Thiessen
NANI 2 - Brian O'Dea, Kevin Myrie, Lindy Nakaerts & Thomas Gray
Horizon Therapeutics 2 - Matt Newton, Tim Haines, Ken Jennings & Bob Pecho
2020 Winners' Circle
50/50 Raffle Winner:
Beat the Pro Winner:
IAA Longest Drive Winner:
Greg Norman Closest to the Hole Winner:
nkfi golf classic committee
community in action
The members of the NKFI Golf Classic host committee are resolved to improve the lives of patients and families touched by kidney disease. This driven team of supporters has impacted community health all across Illinois, and their passion has helped the NKFI develop a number of free education and screening programs.
Scott Downing, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP
Yolanda Becker MD, UChicago Medicine
Jake Cilek, McGuire Woods LLP
Bernd Imle, NxStage
Kim Kempf, Horizon Therapeutics
Veeda Landeras, MD, Associates in Nephrology
Leadership Committee, cont'd
Deepak Mital, MD, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Ryan Moore, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Bryan Murphy, NANI
Ken Murphy, Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois & Indiana
Erik Muse, NxStage
Madhav Rao, MD, Associates in Nephrology
Mike Schrader, NxStage Medical
Kerri Zelensek, McGuireWoods LLP
nkfi golf classic sponsors
you make the difference
Beverage Cart Sponsors
Practice Area Sponsor
Mission Moment Sponsor