2018 Naperville Country Club Invitational

Invitational Updates

Friday, July 20, 2018
The timing of the Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 21 will proceed as planned. Due to today's rain, flights 7-12 will play their fourth 9 hole match at 8:00 am. All flights combined will play the fifth round match at 11:00 am. 

Friday, July 20, 2018
11:40 am
Due to this morning's rain, the Invitational Lawn Party start time will be moved back one hour, to 7:00 pm. Please share this information with your spouse and guests. The Lawn Party will be held indoors

Friday, July 20, 2018
11:00 am

Due to this morning's rain, the first afternoon shotgun has been postponed one hour, from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm. Lunch is still available at the regularly scheduled time.     



  • Schedule of Events

      6:00 am   Breakfast & Check In
      8:00 am  First 9-Hole Match (Flights 7-12)
      10:30 am  Second 9-Hole Match (Flights 7-12)
      11:00 am  Lunch Buffet (all participants)
      1:15 pm  First 9-Hole Match (Flights 1-6)
      3:45 pm  Second 9-Hole Match (Flights 1-6)
      6:00 pm  Stag Night Dinner (sign for cocktails)
      6:30 pm  Putting Contest

      FRIDAY, JULY 20 

      6:00 am  Breakfast
      7:30 am  Third 9-Hole Match (Flights 1-6)
      10:00 am  Fourth 9-Hole Match (Flights 1-6)
      11:00 am  Lunch Buffet (all participants)
      12:45 pm  Third 9-Hole Match (Flights 7-12)
      3:15 pm  Fourth 9-Hole Match (Flights 7-12) Rain Out
      6:00 pm  Lawn Party - spouses invited (sign for cocktails)


      6:00 am - 10:00 am  Breakfast
      8:00 am  Fourth 9-Hole Match (Flights 7-12) Rain Make-Up
      11:00 am  Fifth 9-Hole Match (All Flights)
      2:00 pm  Brunch / Lunch
      2:00 pm  Shoot Out
         Awards to follow immediately after Shoot Out.
       Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres (spouses invited)

      Massage Therapists

      Massage therapists will be available before and after play on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Be sure to allow enough time to enjoy this service.


  • Event Format and Information
    • FORMAT

      This year’s format is forty-five holes of better ball match play of two-man teams. (Field is limited to 72 two-man teams). Teams are placed in flights of similar handicaps with each flight consisting of six two-man teams. Each team will play one 9-hole match against every other team in its flight. Two matches are played on both Thursday and Friday. One final match, followed by the Shoot-Out, will take place on Saturday. The tee assignments will be determined by flight.


      Handicap used will be the lowest in the last 12 months (June 15, 2017 - June 15, 2018), with no more than a 10% increase from the previous year’s low handicap index. The maximum handicap for any individual player will be 36. Handicaps of all four players in a match are reduced by the handicap of the lowest handicapped player, who then plays at scratch. Each of the other three players are allowed 100% of the resulting difference. Handicaps are then further reduced by 1/2 since the matches are 9 holes. In the event  that  a  guest’s  handicap  index  would  result in a handicap of 12 shots or more than the NCC member, the handicap will be reduced correspondingly. However, a guest’s handicap index can produce a handicap that is more than 12 shots LESS than the NCC member. If any team must play against par, they will receive 90% of their course handicap.


      All tee times are shotgun starts. It is the player’s responsibility to report to the correct tee 10 minutes prior to his match. The tee assignments will be determined by flight.


      Scoring will be on a point basis. The winner of each flight will be the team with the highest number of points accumulated over the five matches played. One point is awarded for winning a hole, 1/2 point is awarded for a tie. In the event of a tie for first place in a flight, the outcome will be determined by result of their head-to-head match. A team member who is late cannot participate in a hole if a player has hit his second shot.


      The team in each flight earning the most match-play points will be the flight winner and will qualify for the Shoot-Out.  The Grand Champion Shoot-Out will take place Saturday afternoon following the morning match. The Shoot-Out format will be explained before starting play. Pari-Mutuel betting will be available prior to the start of the Shoot-Out.


      A team may be represented by one team member. If a team is forced to forfeit a match, it will be obligated to forfeit all matches (whether already played or not played).  The other teams in the flight will compare score cards against par to determine their points for the forfeited match.


      All tournament awards will be awarded Saturday afternoon, after the Shoot-Out. Trophies will only be awarded to Flight Winners and the Grand Champion.


      The prize of a Buick, sponsored by Jay Marten and Woody Woodring of Woody Buick, will be awarded to the 1st hole-in-one made on Hole #7 during the event.


      Cancellations due to weather will be jointly determined by the Invitational Committee, Golf Captain and Course Superintendent.  Winners of a weather shortened tournament will be decided by the Invitational Committee. Saturday afternoon will be reserved for possible rain delay make-ups.
  • Invitational Events
    • prime the pump

      All teams scoring a minimum of 11 points on Rounds 1 and 2 combined, and 16.5 points on Rounds 3-5 combined will share two separate prizes.

      Flight Winners

      Each flight winner and all teams within the same flight as the Grand Champion will receive prizes.

      Hedge Flight

      The second place team with the most points over the five rounds will win the Hedge Flight prize. Ties will be decided by the team with the most points on Saturday.

      Throw Up Flight

      All teams in each flight with the lowest point total for Rounds 1-2 are entered into the Throw Up Flight.The team in the Throw Up Flight with the most points from Rounds 3-5 wins a prize.

      Putting Contest

      Compete in the “Major Series of Putting” Challenge under the lights on our practice green. Starts 6:30 p.m.

  • Menus
    • Thursday, July 19

      thursday breakfast

      Fresh Fruit
      Donuts and Bagels
      Potato Hash Browns
      Short Rib Beef Eggs Benedict
      Omelet Station

      Thursday Lunch

      Cajun Shrimp Salad
      Caesar Salad with Blacked Chicken
      Black & Blue Angus Beef Sliders
      Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket
      Deli Buffet
      Baked Beans
      Corn on the Cob
      Cookies & Chocolate Chip Brownies

      Thursday Dinner

      Buffet Steak Dinner
      NCC Wedge Salad Bar
      Loaded Baked Potato Salad
      NCC Cobb Salad
      Grill of Corn, Spiced Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers
      Truffle Heirloom Potato Soufflé
      New York Steak Station
      Demi, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, blue cheese sauce
      Assorted Cheesecakes & Toppings

      Friday, July 20

      Friday Breakfast

      Exotic Fruit Display
      Danish & Coffee Cakes
      Potatoes Hash Browns
      Chorizo & Egg Skillet
      Omelet Station

      Friday Lunch

      Taco Salad
      Nacho Bar
      Beef, pico de gallo, guacamole, onions, salsa, sour cream, pickled jalapeños
      Taco Bar
      Beef, shrimp, chicken, three types of salsa, cheeses, limes, cilantro, onions
      Caldo de polla (chicken soup) Soup
      Cheese & Mole Enchiladas
      Ice Cream Bars, Churros and Mini Flans

      Friday Dinner (Invitational Lawn Party)

      Raw Bar

      Shrimp & Lobster Cocktail
      Oysters on the Half Shell
      with a mango relish
      Assorted Sushi Rolls

      Salad Station

      Antipasti Platter
      Local Cured Meats and Cheese, Gourmet Olive Salad
      Southwest Caprese Tomato Salad
      Sweet tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted yellow pepper pesto, avocado, corn and cilantro vinaigrette
      Grilled Heirloom Potato Salad
      Roasted fingerling potatoes, baby spinach, bacon, smoked onion dressing

      Chef-Manned Stations

      Pan-Seared Sea Scallops
      with Jicama slaw, and tomatillo Pesto
      Wagyu Striploin of Beef
      Herbed Grilled Rack Of Lamb
      Crab Cake Station
      Creole Sauce and celery root remoulade
      Local Sautee of Summer Baby Mixed Vegetables
      Sweet and Sour Short Ribs
      Pan noodles, chilies, Chinese mushrooms
      Mashed Potato Bar


      Chocolate Fountain
      Chef's Assorted Summer Mini Desserts

      Saturday, July 21

      Saturday Breakfast

      Grand Fruit Display
      Assorted Breakfast Danish
      Bagels and Cream Cheese
      Omelets Station
      Potato Hash Browns
      Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy
      Juices and Coffees

      Saturday Lunch

      Salad Station

      Italian Salad Station
      Salami, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, olives, pepperoncini, balsamic dressing
      Loaded Baked Potato Salad
      Smoked bacon, chives, cheddar, smoked onions
      Summer Corn and Tomato Salad
      Greens, heirloom tomatoes, local corn, basil, tomato dressing


      Chef-Made Grilled Cheese Station
      Swiss, cheddar, pepper jack cheeses, grilled onions, smoked ham, bacon, grilled jalapeno, tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, selection of artisan breads
      Maxwell Street Polish Sausage Bar
      Local handmade polish sausage, three grilled onion relish, charred Melrose peppers, stone ground mustards, hoagie rolls
      Country Fried Chicken Steak
      Country sausage gravy, biscuit bun, cheddar cheese
      Baked Beans
      Corn on the Cob


      Cheesecakes, cupcakes, and cookies

      Saturday Dinner 

      Chicken and Waffle Skewers
      With single source syrup
      Smoked Seafood Ceviche
      Local Charcuterie Display
      Hand Cut Ahi Tuna Station - Chef Manned
      Wagyu Beef Tenderloin  - Chef Manned