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IT’S WEEK 5 for Golfers on Golf Radio Am 820 WCPT. Today Rory Spears and Bill Berger bring you the golf news including a preview of this weeks PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. Ed Stevenson has the week off.

This week former Hersey High School and Indiana University Golf team member Brad Marek joins us from Kiawah Island. Marek earned a spot in this weeks PGA by earning one of the top 20 places at the recent club pro championship, at the PGA Golf Club.

So then following Marek will be Kiawah Island Resort President Roger Warren, formerly of Seven Bridges Golf Club here in Woodridge.

But there is more. Here from the Daily Herald’s Len Ziehm, and Illinois PGA Professional Jim Billiter. Billiter the new head professional at the Ivanhoe Club, was this past weeks winner in the Illinois PGA Match Play Championship at Bull Valley GC.

Hear the show on WCPT AM 820-listen online or on your phone through the Tune-In Radio APP search WCPT820.com. If you miss the show, you do get a mulligan before hitting the cloud. See Soundcloud.com/ChicagosProgressiveTalk.

We are almost on the tee-so join us. Bill, Ed Rory and Len.

ZIEHM & SPEARS PODCAST SERIES 2021-VOLUME 16

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SPEARS & ZIEHM in PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida.

ZIEHM & SPEARS PODCAST SERIES 2021-Volume 16.

SO WE ARE BACK !.

Veteran golf journalist Len Ziehm now of the Daily Herald, and inductee to the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, joins another Illinois veteran golf media member, Rory Spears to cover what’s golf news in Illinois and beyond every week.

Catch the podcasts right here at Golfersongolf.com and on LenZiehmonGolf.com. Go directly to the website, or follow the social media links.

You can hear from Len and Rory every Saturday on Golfers on Golf Radio at 4 Pm (for now) on Am 820 WCPT or listen live on WCPT.com or watch us on the WCPT Facebook page.

THIS WEEK Len and Rory talk the WGA Evans Scholars Invitational and the changes on the Korn Ferry Tour. The sad passing’s of two members of the local golf community.

But more golf news includes the return of the PGA Merchandise Show in January of 2022. Possible prices increases in-store for golf equipment. BIOLYTE Energy drinks, the sale of TaylorMade Golf. Former Arlington Heights golfer and Hersey High School standout Brad Marek makes the field at the PGA Championship at Kiawah.

All this and more.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR ZIEHM & SPEARS Podcast Series 2021-Volume 16.

Thanks for listening, Len & Rory.

JIM BILLITER RALLIES TO WIN ILLINOIS PGA MATCH PLAY

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Ivanhoe Club head golf professional Jim Billiter with the Illinois PGA Match Play Trophy at Bull Valley Golf Club. Photo by Nick Novelli.

HE DID IT AGAIN.

But there was also a, he almost did it again.

FOR IVANHOE Club head golf professional Jim Billiter he did it again. Because for the third time in six years, Jim Billiter is the Illinois PGA Match Play Champion.

For Billiter it is his fourth career illinois PGA Section major championship. His third match play championship win (2015-2017-2021).

Billiter has one win in the Illinois PGA Section Championship. But Billiter has one-eye on that championship later this summer, because it’s at his new home in 2021 the Ivanhoe Club.

But major win number 4 didn’t come easy for Billiter. Because Skokie Country Club teaching professional Garrett Chaussard was back in the match play finals for his fourth straight year, looking for win number three.

IN 2017 Billiter then, the new head golf professional at Kemper Lakes won the title on his new home course. But in 2018 and 2019, it was Chaussard who came to Kemper lakes and walked away with the trophy.

The pandemic forced the 2020 match play championship to Elgin Country Club, where Elgin head golf professional Jonathan Duppler beat Chaussard in the finals on his home course.

So with Chaussard back in the finals, he was determined this time to get his third title. In last years finals Chaussard fell behind Duppler early, and spent the entire match trying to catch-up. But he never did.

So Chaussard came out this time making steady early pars, with a birdie thrown in. Before long Chaussard was 4 Up after 7 holes. On the par 4, 8th hole Chaussard hit his approach shot into 2-feet, and was looking at easy birdie. Going down 5 holes with 10 holes to play was something Billiter said later he couldn’t afford.

CLICK HERE to hear the full interview with 2021 IPGA Match Play Champion Jim Billiter of the Ivanhoe Club.

Billiter saved the match by hitting his approach shot to 2 feet, and matched Chaussard’s birdie, but he remained 4 Down.

Then Billiter got hot, a birdie on the 9th hole, followed by a 30 foot birdie putt on the tenth hole. Suddenly Chaussard’s lead was reduced to 2 Up. Billiter closed out a run of six birdies in ten holes on the par 5, 17th hole. At that point he also closed out Chaussard 2 & 1.

Billiter defeated David Paeglow of Kishwaukee in the semi-finals, while Chaussard edges Medinah teaching professional Travis John’s in the other semi-final. The next IPGA major championship is the Illinois Open at Stonebridge Country Club in early August. For more details see IPGA.com

PATRIOT EDUCATION FUND-FORCED TO CANCEL JUNE 1ST OUTING

THE Patriot Education Fund-serving Illinois Veterans.

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on Facebook-currently all friended out at 5000.

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THE PATRIOT EDUCATION FUND has announced with deep regret, that they must cancel this years Patriot Education Fund Classic for the second year in-a-row.

Because logistical difficulties stemming from Covid-19, are prohibiting the outing, one of the best ones in Chicago from being the experience supporters have appreciated over the years.

But while the board is disappointed in having to cancel the June 1st outing. They are glad there is a way to provide a to donate to the foundation. Because there have been about 100 scholars apply for aid in 2021. So they need for help continues.

More information can be found at grants@patrioteducationfund.org

WGA EVANS SCHOLARS INVITATIONAL IS BACK WITH NEW SPONSOR

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THE NEW SPONSOR OF THE ESI is First Midwest Bank.

THE EVANS SCHOLARS INVITATIONAL (ESI) is back in May, and back in Glenview at the Glen Club.

So mark your calendars for the end of this month, May 27-30. Fans, you are welcome for free. But the WGA and the Korn Ferry Tour will work with local officials, and determine how many fans per day can attend.

2020 ESI champion Curtis Thompson who won at the Chicago Highlands Club could be in the field, as he works toward making the PGA Tour by the fall season.

The championship returns to the Glen Club in 2021.

THE ESI’s mission is to add more caddies in college, with an Evans Scholarship.

But good news the drive to 1,000 caddies in college is over. Because the number is now 1,045 caddies attending college.

So one of the major additions to the Korn Ferry Tour, is the dollars in the purse. This year the Evans Scholars Invitational purse returns to the $600,000 dollars it was in 2019. But in 2022 it moves up to $750,000, and in 2023 it will be $1 million dollars.

BUT GREAT NEWS for the ESI is that First Midwest Bank comes on board as the invitationals presenting sponsor.

Announced yesterday, the WGA is excited to add the First Midwest bank to the championship. First Midwest Bank will support the overall mission plan of the WGA, outside of the championship.

“We are thrilled to partner with the First Midwest Bank to put a spotlight on the incredible golf talent at the Evans Scholars Invitational,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “In addition to supporting professional golf in the Chicagoland area, First Midwest Bank’s generosity will directly impact the lives of youth caddies.”

SO CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW with Evans Scholars Invitational Championship Director Chris Montagano.

LOCAL PLAYERS in the field include, Northbrook’s Nick Hardy. From Deerfield former Illinois Open Champion at the Glen Club Vince India. Brad Hopfinger another past Illinois Open Champion at the Glen Club, will play in the ESI.

Final sponsor exemptions (3) will be announced May 19th or 20th. But 2020 Western Amateur Champion Pierson Coody, who received an exemption to the field will not play. Coody will play instead at the NCAA National Championship that week.

So for more details visit ESIinvitational.com.

THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-MEDIA DAY RETURNS

DUPAGE GOLF with the new clubhouse at the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison opening soon. But all three courses are now open for 2021. So visit Dupagegolf.com      _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn or Instagram. On Pinehurst No.6, and yes it’s the first media day of the year.

I START THE WEEK with a media day. So yes they are back. Because last year there were none due to the pandemic.

So give the Western Golf Association (WGA) credit for getting media days back on the calendar. But what’s even better is that it’s a real media day too.

This is not some half-a$$ virtual thing, and that virtual media days, and virtual anything start to fade away. So let’s start today by zooming back into the normal, or something that seems like what we should have been doing all along. Because for me it’s the first of four golf media events for 2021, that are being done the right way, the correct way, in person and on location. So who benefits from this, everyone does. It’s just a great feeling to pick up the microphone, and close up the lap top to do the job.

LATE BREAKING NEWS *** Sadly I must report the passing of IPGA Professional Bill Abrams today. Details as to what happened are still unclear. But there is more sad news, former WGA President Roger Mohr passed away last Friday at the age of 90. For many years Mohr owned one of the nicest homes alongside of his longtime club, Knollwood of Lake Forest.

TODAYS MEDIA DAY is for the Evans Scholars Invitational the ESI. The first news is that the championship which returns the last week of this month, is also back at the Glen Club in Glen View.

ONE TOPIC that should be interesting today, is that the ESI which is part of the Korn Ferry Tour, will be addressing last weeks news that the KF Tour will have to raise purses up to $1 Million Dollars by 2023. Currently the ESI purse has been about half that figure it’s first two years. But many of the tours tournaments have been in the $500 to $600K range, not just the ESI.

ALTWELL CBD PRODUCTS-working their way into golf.

SO ARE YOU TAKING CBD Products?

Because last year I received samples from several different companies, at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show.

So I tested the gummies, the pills, the tincture, and the roll-on’s.

Some products and or brands worked better than others. My reviews were posted about a year ago on this site. But recently a local PR firm asked me to try CBD by another long time firm called Altwell Products. So I will test out the product and see how they work. Full reviews are coming down the road. So stay clicked in to this site to learn more.

TEAM USA hangs on to the Walker Cup played over the weekend at the famed Seminole Golf Club in Florida. There were reports of several players getting very sick with some sort of stomach virus. I won’t get more descriptive. But you can guess what some of the players went through. Hopefully TEAM USA has equal success this September at the Ryder Cup.

RORY WINS AGAIN always good when Rory McIlroy wins on the PGA Tour, it’s great for golf. Win #19 and it’s shows he is getting ready for the Kiawah and the PGA, where he won 9 years ago. How about a repeat.

AND HOW ABOUT THE purposed big money tours to lure big names away from the PGA Tour, just stop already. The commish has put his foot down about what will happen to any player who jumps ship, and it’s possible that person is expelled from the PGA Tour for good.

GREG NORMAN had this kind of idea years ago that didn’t happen. But later on, the PGA Tour created a version of Norman’s plan. They are the WGC Golf events. But while those events have big purses, they don’t always offer the best places to play. So seeing what those events offer on several occasions, if I was a PGA Tour player, I’d be using them as my week to take-a-week off.

GET WELL WISHES to Webb Simpson, my fantasy golfer pick of last week. Who showed for his first round tee time at Wells Fargo-in his home town of Charlotte NC last Thursday and didn’t make it past the range. A stiff neck forced Simpson to W/D.

WITH THAT it’s off to the Glen Club and the return of real media days. I’ll recap right here in the next day or two. So stay clicked in. RS

THE GOG BLOG’S SUNDAY MORNING SHORT GAME-NEWS COLUMN

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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on Facebook/ LinkedIn or Instagram. At the Lawsonia Links Rock, Lawsonia’s Woodlands Course reopens from renovation next weekend.

SO FAR it’s a great weekend for the Wilson golf pro staffers.

2019 U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland is leading, and our very own Kevin Streelman is top 15.

Rory McIlroy is lurking near the lead, and he has won at Quail Hollow in the past. So don’t count him out.

It should be a great final round today. So tune in and check out one of the top stops on the PGA Tour.

But closer to home it is a busy week on the golf news front.

The 4th hole at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.

MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB home of the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open. Will be hosting Nike Junior Golf Camps this summer.

So they begin on June 7th, and they run for a half day 9 Am to Noon. But kids can sign up for a full day, that runs from 9 Am to 4 Pm.

So sign up today while there are still places remaining. For information see Mistwoodgc.com or (815)-254-3333.

SO IF YOU ARE A STAR WARS FAN-and you would like a Star Wars themed putter. LAB Golf putters has created ten of them. But only 10. So act quickly if you want one, or they will be gone. See LABGolf.com LAB=Lie, Angle, Balance.

NOW SOLD-The Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills IL. has been sold by Links Capital Advisors and Chris Charnas. For more information on golf courses for sale, see Linkscapitaladvisors.com.

A new range experience at Boyne resorts in Michigan.

BOYNE GOLF in Michigan, has now announced the addition of Trackman Range to the Ross Golf Center at Boyne Highlands Resort.

So there was a soft opening this past Friday May 7th. But the formal opening event will be on Saturday May 29th.

Boyne Highlands becomes the first Northern Michigan resort to offer this new range technology.

So there will be 30 bays with the TrackMan connections. So to learn everything you can do and the daily or season pricing, see BoyneGolf.com Get the data of your swing, or play the amazing games of TrackMan Range.

THE COLLEGE GOLF PALM DESERT CAMP EXPERIENCE. Founded by Joshua Jacobs the founder and CEO of TGA Premier Golf. This camp on June 11-12 in Palm Desert, California, brings together 7 coaches including Michael Beard of Pepperdine the 2020 men’s college coach of the year. Jim Anderson from the University of Arizona, the 2021 Pac-12 Champions. So for more details on these camps, dates and locations, see CollegeGolfX.com

THE BIG TEN has announced it’s All-Conference teams for the 2021 season. Illinois Jr. Adrien Dumont De Chassart and Iowa Sr. Alex Schaake were named Big Ten Co-Golfers of the Year. Indiana’s Clay Merchent was named Freshman of the Year. Iowa Coach Tyler Stith received Coach of the Year honors.

FIRST TEAM ALL Big Ten included De Chassart of Illinois, Schaake Iowa, James Piot of Michigan State, Angus Flanagan Minnesota, Michael Feagles Illinois, Jerry Ji Illinois, Merchent of Indiana. SECOND TEAM included Giovanni Tadiotto Illinois, John Driscoll III and David Nyfjall from Northwestern. 14 players, one from each school received a sportsmanship award.

TROON INTERNATIONAL has announced the appointments of Steven Thielke as General Manager, and Sean Kingsley as Group Director of Agronomy at the Els Club Malaysia.

Pine Meadow Golf Club is hosting PGA Hope Clinics, in conjunction with the Illinois PGA Foundation, for veterans.

THE ILLINOIS PGA FOUNDATION has released it’s schedule for PGA HOPE (helping our Patriots everywhere) golf instruction clinics for military veterans for the 2021 season. Clinics are held every Thursday through June 10th at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein. So there are already 20 veterans enrolled in the program, that meets on the range.

PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA Reach, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. This program is free to veterans and will cover several aspects of the game. Because the end of session allows to veterans to test their skills on the course.

But there will be other clinics in the summer at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in North Chicago June 23 to July 28. But then again at Pine Meadow from September 2 to October 7.

“PGA HOPE is a tremendous program to help veterans through various rehabilitation processes and situations and offers enjoyable and challenging recreational activity,” said Carrie Williams, Executive Director of the Illinois PGA Section and Foundation. “So we’re thrilled to work with RevelationGolf, Pine Meadow Golf Club, Veterans Memorial Golf Course and an outstanding roster of Illinois PGA professionals to make this program possible for veterans to learn the game.” This weeks clinic is Thursday May 13th at Pine Meadow. So visit IPGA.com for more details.

PINE MEADOW has announced a Senior Scramble on Wednesday May 19th. So if your 60 and up, “your in”. Call “The Pine” at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF).

PERFECT MOTION Adds new App on it’s Game Improvement Platform

PERFECT MOTION has created new IN-APP features for it’s game improvement platform.

So if your looking for more in this type of instruction, Perfect Motion has added three new product features.

PUTTING PPI is a new way of getting some instant feedback, on the stability of your putting stroke.

GROOVE are you in the groove. So now find out how similar your swings are during each practice session. But a new MATCHING feature allows you to save the good swings for review in future training sessions. Learn more at PerfectMotion.io.

BJ Paul joins Bolingbrook Golf Club

BOLINGBROOK GOLF CLUB has announced the addition of BJ Paul, as it’s Director of Player Development.

“BJ is a fantastic addition to our team and the Bolingbrook community,” said Dave Thompson, PGA Director of golf at Bolingbrook GC. “Because In his short time at Bolingbrook, he has already added several new programs for golfers of all skill levels. But he will teach established programs on top of that.”

Paul brings 18 years of PGA experience to Bolingbrook. ” I absolutely love the process of figuring out how to train each unique individual,” said Paul. “So I look forward to this outstanding opportunity to grow the game of golf at Bolingbrook.”

So for more information on any of the golf programs at Bolingbrook. Call the Bolingbrook Golf Academy at (630)-771-9400 Ext 4500.

The Gog Blog Speaks Out returns tomorrow. RS

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO WEEK 4 ON AM 820 WCPT

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GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO With Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger, Rory Spears and contributor Len Ziehm. Every Saturday at 4 Pm (for now) on AM 820 WCPT-Chicago

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO AM 820 WCPT is back on the tee for Week #4 of the 2021 golf season.

So this week on the tee is Ed Stevenson, Rory Spears, Bill Berger, and Len Ziehm.

But we will also hear from Illinoi Golf Coach Mike Small, and his players that include Michael Feagles, Adrian de Dumont Chassard, and Jerry Ji.

But there is more. Because other guests include, the new Director of Golf at the Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena Mike Weiler. Plus from Erin Wisconsin, PGA Golf Ambassador Rich Tock. Erin Hills opens for the season Monday.

THE EAGLE RIDGE RESORT IN GALENA (L) THE ERIN HILLS GOLF LINKS IN ERIN WISCONISN (R).

So listen to the show live on WCPT Am 820. Listen at WCPT820.com. You can watch the show on You-Tube or on Facebook at the WCPT Facebook Page. But other options include, The Tune In Radio APP, Search WCPT 820.

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ZIEHM & SPEARS PODCAST SERIES 2021-VOLUME 15

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Len Ziehm (L) Rory Spears (M) and long time golf industry executive Doug Schmidt podcast from Innisbrook Resort in March of this year.

ZIEHM & SPEARS they are back for another edition of the Z&S Podcast Series 2021-Volume 15.

Because Len Ziehm has a lot to say.

So yes some things never change. But Rory has plenty to add as well.

This weeks edition has Len and Rory debating the NCAA College Regional assignments. So did the B1G Ten get the shaft from the selection committee having their schools sent so far away to compete.

HOW ABOUT LOYOLA, back in another tournament again. But they face tough competition as a #13 seed. So they better call Sister Jean to help. Cog Hill Dubsdread hosted a U.S. Open qualifier this past week, who won. Cog Hill’s range now open at night with lights.

THE KORN FERRY TOUR will have minimum purses of $1 million dollars starting in 2023, a sizeable jump from it’s current amount for many of the tournaments. What does that mean for the Evans Scholars Invitational, that will need to make a purse increase as well.

ERIN HILLS opens on Monday for another exciting year of golf, and also in Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin is looking for a new head golf coach. Who are some of the top resort properties hosting Symetra Tour events in the next few months.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ZIEHM & SPEARS Podcast Series 2021-Volume 15.

FOREST DUNES has named it’s new Short Course-Len and Rory have more on the news.

Thanks for listening to another week of Ziehm and Spears-Len & Rory.

FOREST DUNES ANNOUNCES THE BOOTLEGGER SHORT COURSE

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THE BOOTLEGGER 10-hole Short course at Forest Dunes.

FOREST DUNES in Roscommon Michigan has now named it’s new 10-hole short course.

SO THE WINNER IS: The Bootlegger.

But while there was some limited play last fall, the course opened for good today May 6th.

This 1,135 yard short course was designed by Riley Johns and Keith Rhebb. Because the location is perfectly located on the grounds of Forest Dunes, it’s easy to access for play.

SO HOW LONG ARE THE HOLES ? Not very. Because the longest hole is 150 yards, with 65 yards being the shortest. But how did the name Bootlegger arrive ?

So legend has it that the Forest Dunes property has a history. But while owned by General Motors founder William Durant originally, the land got sold to a group of mafiosos (The Purple Gang) in the 1930’s. But known as the Detroit Partnership (think the Martin Scorsese’s film-The Irishman), the land became involved as a placed used in the smuggling of alcohol from Windsor, Ontario to Detroit.

The 10-hole Bootlegger Course at Forest Dunes.

JOHNS and RHEBB were able to build the Bootlegger in 81 days. But the Bootlegger was created with fun and amazing shot values.

“We essentially had carte blanche, which was awesome, and only way we could get the project completed in time,” says Rhebb. “One of the few requests was to make the course ‘playful’- a theme that prevailed though out the design process. So we had fun with it.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER had a hole-in-one, playing the Bootlegger might be your best chance to get one. Because Bootlegger’s greens funnel balls towards pin locations. So should you make an ace-maybe it will be because your pumped from the music from 16 speakers around the course.

YOU CAN use a putter on a few holes, and try to make 1 or 2 teeing off with the flat stick. So take a whack at an ace with your putter. Because you can’t do that on the award winning Tom Weiskopf designed Forest Dunes course, or the Tom Doak built reversible layout the The loop.

So learn more about ‘The Bootlegger’ course by visiting ForestDunes.com