The link between Cigars and Golf is a long standing one.  Golf is a great game that lends itself to the enjoyment of a fine stogie while out enjoying a beautiful day on the links.  As the Anti-Smoking (anti-fun) Zealots get more and more of their socialist Smoking Bans enacted across the nation, the golf course has become one of the last havens outside the home for cigar lovers to go to and enjoy a smoke.  That is why the Stogies & Bogies event being held in the Chicago area next year makes so much sense.  If you like Cigars, Golf, and fine Wine & Spirits you’ll want to check out this event.  Here is the press release about the event.  Check out their website for more info and to get tickets at


Cigar enthusiasts in Illinois have lost the freedom to enjoy a stick with their favorite beverage or after a good steak.  Chicago is no longer home for a consumer cigar show.    In fact about the only place you can still smoke a cigar is at a golf course.  Monster Productions, Inc. (MPI), an event production company based in Roselle, Illinois, is addressing these inequities by hosting Stogies & Bogies – a smokin’ hot cigar show and golf event with a 1920’s theme. Curbing prohibition for one day, the event will feature multiple show sessions with two ticket options:  show attendance only, or a combination golf / show package.  Consumers can choose to spend the entire day or a portion of the day!

This unique event will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook.  Golfers of every skill level will savor a fine cigar on the beautiful course at the Willow Crest Golf Club located in Oak Brook, enjoy a buffet meal before golfing, and attend the Show following their choice of morning or afternoon shotgun golf.  Golfers will also have the opportunity to win a new car in the Hole-In-One Contest sponsored by Biggers Auto Group.

Whether consumers choose to golf or just attend the show, all ticket holders will enjoy fine wine and spirits, sample the luscious cuisine of local restaurants, check out the latest in cigar and golf accessories, and walk away with samples from the finest cigar makers.  Cigars can be enjoyed with a favorite beverage at the Speakeasy Lounge or on The Patio.

Stogies & Bogies tickets are limited, and went on sale September 1st.  For more detailed information, or to purchase tickets, visit the event website, or contact Pam Lohman, Event Manager, at 630.351.3976 ext 226. A portion of ticket sales will benefit GiGi’s Playhouse, Down Syndrome Awareness Centers located throughout the Chicago area.  Monster Productions, Inc. is a member of CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA