Mike Nowak

I live in Chicago, IL and have been an avid golfer since I was introduced to the game by my dad at the age of 10. I grew up playing junior tournaments and played competitively through high school. Growing up I also played hockey and spent 10 years caddying at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. These days I am happily married to my wife, Jen, and we are enjoying everyday with our one year old daughter, Ella. Now just a weekend golfer, I look forward to taking on the Hundred Hole Hike challenge. I am playing to raise money for the First Tee of Chicago which I became involved with last year. The First Tee introduces kids to the game of golf, but also uses golf to teach life skills. I look forward to one day teaching my daughter the great game of golf.

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The First Tee of Greater Chicago

The First Tee of Greater Chicago's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Golfer Blog

The Big Day

On Monday June 17th I set out with the goal of walking 118 holes in one day. Unfortunately I fell a little short as the cramping in my feet restricted me to 109 holes.

Less than 2 weeks...

10 days from now I will attempt and complete my 118 hole hike (hopefully more). So far things have been going well. I have continued to keep up my workout routine and my legs feel great.

Training going well...course is a little wet

With less than two months to go my training has been going well. Working out two days a week before work and running once on the weekends.

10 Weeks and Counting...

After spending the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament watching games (my Marquette sneaking by Davidson) and eating wings I decided it was time that I get moving on my training for the