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2021-Chicagoland's Premier Golf Destination Guide

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GolfVisions' signature tagline of the last decade has been "When it comes to great golf, we have Chicagoland covered." Within GolfVisions, however, "We Are Family" is not just the name of a Sister Sledge hit single from 1979; it could well be the unofficial theme song for this Mundelein, IL-based golf management firm, which in 2021 is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its incorporation and looking forward to another strong year for golf coming off a 2020 season that set records for participation and enthusiasm. Family Ties Carry Chicagoland's Golf Management Company" Into Its Third Decade " The unique culture of GolfVisions, which currently operates 14 courses encircling Chicagoland, is as its founder and president/CEO Tim Miles Sr. conceived it to be. "By 2001, I had already been a principal in two previous golf management companies," notes Miles, a golf industry stalwart who launched his career as a superintendent and PGA pro in the late 1960s. "With GolfVisions, I hoped to create a company that would carry forward my own philosophies about the game and embody a commitment to integrity and discipline within the business of golf… an evergreen company that would grow through the talents and hard work of an extended family, both my children and special team members who made a long- term commitment to the organization." In the latter category is Chad Zipse, who has worked for Miles since the mid-1990s. "GolfVisions truly is a company that gives an employee every chance to learn, grow and advance upwards," says Zipse, general manager at Tanna Farms in Geneva since 2010. "The term family comes to mind when I think of the people I work with. They are people who care about and support every employee in every position, and Tim Sr. is a true role model and mentor for anyone in the golf business." 26 GOLF NOW! Chicago

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