BMW Championship installs fan putting green on Riverside Plaza

BMW Championship installs fan putting green on Riverside Plaza
BMW Championship returns to Conway Golf Club

Chicago’s latest public art installation is an interactive putting green on Riverside Plaza.

With the BMW Championship coming to town September 14th through the 20th, the PGA Tour is offering Chicago Golf enthusiasts an on-site putting green.

The 12-foot by 16-foot arch, designed by famed artist Christophe Gauspohl, replicates the 17th hole at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest who will host the 2015 BMW Championship.


The artist, Gauspohl is known for his distinctive works that utilize a variety of mediums focusing on site-specific, architectural installations from salvaged/repurposed materials.

The putting green will welcome guests and offer them an opportunity for some fun along with a chance to win tickets to 2015 BMW Championship.

Starting Wednesday, August 26, visitors to the Plaza (Two Riverside Plaza) will be able to view the large structure made of repurposed golf clubs and participate in the challenge.

Challenges will take place daily from August 26 through September 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The BMW Championship dates back to 1899 when it debuted as the Western Open, making it the third-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR schedule, behind only the British Open and U.S. Open.

Since 2007, BMW has sponsored the tournament which became the third of four Playoff events with the introduction of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs.

The installation, in part, hopes to raise awareness for the Evans Scholars Foundation, the sole charity of the BMW Championship which provides full tuition and housing scholarships for caddies of modest means.

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