THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB is open year round, with it’s fully stocked pro shop and it’s three simulators. But Chandlers Chophouse is waiting to take your food and beverage order at 401 North Roselle Road. Contact online Schaumburggolf.com or call (847)-885-9000. Play the Schaumburg Golf Club in the simulators, lessons-fittings.

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Brian Morrison has won the 2021 IPGA Professional of the Year Award.

Brian Morrison has been named the 2021 Illinois PGA Professional of the Year.

Morrison has just retired to Florida, after 19 years at Olympia Fields. But during that time the club hosted the 2003 U.S. Open, and the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA professional Championship.

Morrison came to Olympia Fields after years at major golf clubs on the east coast. So during his time at Olympia Fields and as a member of the Illinois PGA. But he has also served on various committee’s and earned several other section awards.

The remaining winners of awards were.

Garrett Chaussard of the Skokie Country Club for Teacher of the Year.                            Sean Rea of River Forest Country Club-Assistant Professional of the Year.                      John Platt-Mistwood Golf Club for Youth Player Development Professional of the Year.  Doug Brazeau-Old Orchard Golf Club Player Development of the Year Professional of the Year.                                                                                                                              Daniel Watters Bob O’ Link Golf Club-Bill Strausbaugh Award.                                          Nick Papadakas Onwentsia Club-PGA Professional Development Award.                        Allen Brown Woodstock Country Club-Bill Heald Career Achievement Award.                  Sydney Syster Northshore Country Club-Merchandiser of the Year-Private Club              Randy Heinrich-Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Merchandiser of the Year-Public Course.    Dennis Johnsen-Pine Meadow Golf Club Distinguished Service Award.                            Bill Sakas Glencoe Golf Club-The Deacon Palmer Award.                                                Gary Groh PGA Life Member-Patriot Award.                                                                      Gary Binder Kemper Sports Management-PGA Executive of the Year.

“We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of professionals that make up the Illinois PGA Section. Because selecting a small group of members for these prestigious awards is never easy. But these professionals have shown an extraordinary dedication to growing and improving the game of golf for everybody within the boundaries of the Section,” said Carrie Williams Executive Director of the Illinois Section. “But this years award winners exemplify all that PGA professionals have to offer, as experts in the business and the game of golf.”

Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook is open 7 days a week until 10 PM. So book your hitting bay at Mistwoodgolfdome.com or call (630)-739-7600

THE ILLINOIS PGA SECTION has now posted a 2022 Championship Schedule. So the Illinois Open will return to White Eagle Country Club in Naperville in early August. The Illinois PGA Section Championship will be held at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. But the 2022 Match Play Championship and the fall Players Championship are still TBD.

But for more information on the Illinois PGA Section, please visit IPGA.com.

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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.