Chicago Cubs: A pro-am golf event could be in the works

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: BMW Championship defending champion Dustin Johnson and Cubs legend Ernie Banks talk golf at Wrigley Field after competing in a historic challenge in which the pair attempted to make a hole-in-one in order to earn a $100,000 college scholarship for the Evans Scholars Foundation, a Chicago-based charity on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: BMW Championship defending champion Dustin Johnson and Cubs legend Ernie Banks talk golf at Wrigley Field after competing in a historic challenge in which the pair attempted to make a hole-in-one in order to earn a $100,000 college scholarship for the Evans Scholars Foundation, a Chicago-based charity on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW) /
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Chicago Cubs: Entertaining the masses

Baseball is, of course, the number one reason why the majority of spring training goers make the trek to Arizona in the first place. Nonetheless, a considerable amount of the population who would instead hit a little ball over and over again than sit in the scorching heat to watch a seemingly meaningless baseball game.

It is understandable. Arizona is hot. Sitting in 101-degree weather watching two teams’ minor leaguers duke it out can be excruciating. A pivotal part to the success of a pro-am is garnering enough support in its favor. As far as convincing Cubs fans of the chance to play golf with Cubs players, it probably would not take much.

According to a piece by Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, the organizers visualize the pro-am to consist of 78 professional golfers followed up by the one-day Cubs pro-am with legends and current stars. It would give fans the ability to play golf with some of their favorite Cubs players, something many could say they haven’t done.

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