AT THE OAKS-BLACKBERRY OAKS “Where Kids Rule” in a place that golf pro Chad Johansen has created where the next wave of junior golfers spends the day having a great time. Blackberry Oaks in Bristol (near Aurora) play the Oaks call (630)-553-7170.  _____________________________________________________________________

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(L-R) Chad Johansen-Rory Spears-Len Ziehm at Blackberry Oaks.

ZIEHM & SPEARS are back again for this weeks edition of Chicago’s most complete golf news round-up.

Veteran journalists Len Ziehm and Rory Spears are back for the 29th edition of the 2021 Ziehm & Spears Podcast series.

But this weeks edition was recorded in Kennedy Point restaurant at the Blackberry Oaks Golf Course. With special guest podcaster Blackberry Oaks GM-Head Professional Chad Johansen. With Johansen coming off a big day at Oak Park Country Club in the IPGA Birdies for Charity event, Johansen talks about how much that day means to him, and how Blackberry oaks, has become a place to develop junior golfers.

But in addition to “The Oaks” one of the Chicago area’s most fun golf courses, Ziehm and Spears recap a busy week. One that saw a day at the Schaumburg Golf Course. Then a trip around Settlers Hill with architect Greg Martin who is leading the renovation of this course that will reopen in 2022. But then a visit to Tour Edge Golf. Because it’s there, where Len and Rory find out that something big is happening in the week ahead.

CLICK HERE to hear this weeks edition of Ziehm & Spears-with Johansen from “The Oaks” of Blackberry. Where “Kids Rule.”

Thanks for listening, Len, Rory and Chad.

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About Rory Spears

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.