by Whitney Siehl
The 20th Annual Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Golf Outing was held on August 20, 2015 at Willow Crest Golf Course, Oakbrook Hills Resort. The cool morning breeze gave way to a beautiful day on the course. Many participants challenged Justice Terrence Lavin to a putting competition, but few were successful.
After the scramble, Chicago’s B96 celebrity Showbiz Shelly made a special appearance at the cocktail reception for an exclusive version of her famous Showbiz Smackdown. Jennifer Kennedy, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Chicago Office and pop culture expert, went round for round with Showbiz Shelly, and successfully answered all 15 questions in three rounds of questioning (with a little audience participation).
After dinner, the winners of the 50/50, orange ball competition, and raffle prizes were announced. The awards reception honored the overall lowest scoring scramble team, the lowest scoring all women’s team, closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt, and the best dressed golfers. The team of Abe Mulvihill, Larry Wolf, Eddie Reeves, and Nicole Waltz took top honors with -10. The first place all-women’s team was Darlene Kosin, Cathy Italia, Dot Kasier, and Penny Wolf. The Best Dressed Female was awarded to Courtney Lindbert for her creative team shirt design modeled by her foursome and Best Dressed Male was awarded to Judge Martin Moltz wearing one of his signature colorful suits.
The Honorary Co-Chairs included Illinois Appellate Court Justice Terrence Lavin, Illinois Appellate Court Justice Shelvin Louise Marie Hall, and Judge James O’Hara. The co-chairs Katherine Calhoun and Whitney Siehl would like to thank our generous sponsors and raffle prize donors for another successful golf outing. We would also like to thank committee members Monique Austin, Judge Jessica O’Brien, Kimber Russell and Stephanie Cueman. We hope to see you on the course again next year!