THE 18TH HOLE and THE 3RD HOLE for this weeks BMW Championship at Caves Valley. So tune in the Fed Ex cup playoffs and enjoy the golf. Top 30 move on to Atlanta. _____________________________________________________________________

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2021 WWGA Junior Champion Mara Janess with With WGA Chairman Kevin Buggy at Aurora Country Club


BUT WHO IS that guy, in the green jacket, you see him at every Western Golf Association (WGA) event.

But you can also find him at both of the Women’s Western Golf Associations (WWGA) Championships as well.

Because the WWGA Amateur was at Park Ridge Country Club, his home club, you knew that WGA Chairman Kevin Buggy would be there watching.

Kevin Buggy on his home turf, Park Ridge Country Club.

Buggy was at the WGA Boys junior championship, the Western Amateur at The Glen View Club. But this week duty takes him to Caves valley for the BMW Championship in Maryland.

While Buggy is a busy guy, involved in the recent architect Greg Martin renovation of Park Ridge, past president of the club, and the member who has seven club championships in his bag. He did take time to sit down on the outdoor porch at Park Ridge Country Club, to talk Park Ridge Country Club, the WGA, the WWGA, caddies and more.


This week during the BMW Championship, it’s one of the best ways for the Western Golf Association to promote the Evans Scholars Foundation. But it’s drive to put caddies in college, on scholarship, and giving some deserving kids a chance. A chance that without the Evans Scholarship, would not be able to attend college. Who said that carrying a golf bag doesn’t pay-off.

During his two-year term as Chairman, Buggy will help the WGA with it’s long term planning that will run into the year 2030. Part of that planning includes bringing the WWGA tournaments up to, and more on level with the Boys Junior and the Western Amateur. Buggy will help make the WGA a coast-to-coast operation, that will offer more caddies a ticket to a college degree.

Buggy has been a WGA Director since 2008, and holds a degree from Villanova University. He started his term in January of 2008, when he succeeded Frank Morley.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.