If the sun is shining, then the Hickory Hills Golf Club's greens are open. The club welcomes players 365 days a year to drive through the more than 7,400 total yards of fairways that make up their 18-hole championship and 9-hole executive courses. Golfers drive carts along a chain of manicured links that date back to 1915, the year the seedlings from Woodrow Wilson's "Plant-a-Golf Course" program began sprouting flagpoles.
Courses at a Glance
Championship Course * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 5,928 yards * Course rating of 67.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 116 from the back tees
Executive Course * 9-hole, par 30 course * Total length of 1,560 yards from the back tees
With 20 years of optometry experience, Dr. Timothy J. Morrison keeps peepers furnished with high-quality lenses and frames. Customers can keep vision sharp with a bevy of lenses, from basic, single-vision plastic lenses ($105) to advanced sight correctors such as bifocals ($135), trifocals ($165), and progressive lenses ($275). Special-order lenses are also available for additional upcharges, and eyewear owners can further gussy up ocular enhancers with added features such as UV protection ($30), scratch-resistant coverings ($30), and eye-obscuring tint ($25).
Final Round Combat Sports Academy's 14,000-square-foot facility includes a boxing ring, an Olympic-style wrestling mat, a CrossFit box, and even a yoga studio. Instructors use every inch of space to help their students get fighting fit. The lineup of teachers includes certified CrossFit coaches and martial artists specializing in MMA, boxing, and jiu jitsu. John Paun?head CrossFit instructor and two-time All Around State Champion in gymnastics, for instance, teaches morning CrossFit classes, drawing on his training as a Greco-Roman wrestler. Though strength, endurance, and mental toughness are important for any martial artist, instructors acknowledge that students also need skills that can only be coaxed out in a slightly gentler fashion. They use yoga to cultivate flexibility, weightlifting to build strength, and mitt-based boxing to build coordination.
Brothers Phung Van and Vuong Van have a lot in common: both played sports, sustained injuries, and ultimately embraced chiropractic care as a way to heal. Today, the two doctors share their knowledge with patients in their practice, using modern and traditional techniques to relieve pain and ward off future injury. Adjustments and orthotics realign the body, while kinesio taping and rehabilitative exercises help clients get back on the court. The office also promotes peace and wellness with massage therapy and acupuncture treatments.
The licensed massage therapists at Bridgeview, Orland & Romeoville Chiropractic Centers extinguish pain and soreness with muscle-melting Swedish-massage techniques. Tender tendons relax under smooth strokes and gentle kneads as increased circulation rushes extra oxygen and magic school buses to aching muscles. Therapists target stiffness in joints with applied pressure and stretching techniques while eradicating toxins trapped in knots. Unwind minor kinks with an express 30-minute treatment or target a network of knots with a 60-minute session to leave bodies more relaxed than a nudist colony’s dress code.