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The Lansing Area Chamber’s annual Golf Outing provides a new opportunity for building community

LANSING, Ill. (June 16, 2023) – Josh and Melanie are not golfers. Josh owns a set of clubs. Melanie has volunteered at other company golf outings. And that is pretty much the extent of their golfing experience.

But as a member of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, The Lansing Journal wants to support Chamber activities. So on Friday, June 16, Josh and Melanie took to the links and participated in the Chamber’s annual golf outing. It turned out to be another celebration of community.

Josh and Melanie would like to say a special thank-you to the other members of their golfing foursome, Christian Moody and her son Solomon Johnson. Christian works for Tri-State Village in Lansing and is a Chamber member. Solomon is 12 years old and already a solid golfer. Their patience and good humor made the golf outing a lot of fun for a couple of newbies.

Twelve-year-old Solomon Johnson golfed better than any of the adults in his foursome. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
From left: Josh Bootsma, Melanie Jongsma, Christian Moody, and Solomon Johnson had fun together at the Lansing Area Chamber’s 2023 Golf Outing. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

To join the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, complete the online membership form and choose the level of membership appropriate for your business:

Glenwoodie Golf Club is located at 19301 State Street in Glenwood, Illinois. Golf lessons from their golf pro can be purchased by the hour. More information is available at:

View the video of last year’s golf outing — which includes footage from inside the ball-drop helicopter — at

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. HAHAHAHAHA SO FUN!!! Solomon is amazing 🙂 Glad you guys came and I missed you in the helicopter Melanie! It was waaay more windy than last year.

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