RICH HARVEST FARMS IS READY FOR LIV GOLF this coming week from September 16-18. The stars of professional golf are finally back in town. Singer and Songwriter Jason Derulo will be performing after Round 2 on Saturday. #LIV

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Bill McCarthy Director of the 2022 Mid-Amateur Championship.

THE 2022 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship is underway.


Todays second round of the 2022 Mid-Amateur Championship will not be played today, due to incoming severe bad weather.

Because heavy rains will hit both Erin Hills and Blue Mound Country Club. The rain fall will not allow for play to continue on Sunday, when rains hit both courses in the 8 Am hour.

Round 2 continues Monday, but the final round could be delayed. For more information see

Heritage Oaks Golf Club on Dundee Road in Northbrook.

FALL EVENTS are coming to Heritage Oaks in Northbrook.

This coming Friday September 16th is couples golf night at Heritage Oaks.

But followed by the Ladies Club Championship on Saturday September 17th.

The following weekend September 24th and 25th is the Men’s Club Championship. So sign up today for the events listed. But there are more events coming including Night golf. So visit

WILMETTE BASED LINKS CAPITAL ADVISORS is handling the sale of two golf courses. The Royal Golf Club in St. Elmo Minnesota, which is located 15 minutes from St. Paul in the Twin-Cities area. St. Elmo is a Arnold Palmer-Annika Sorenstam design. In North Carolina near Pinehurst, located in West End NC is the Seven Lakes Golf Club, now for sale. So for more details see or call Chris Charnas at (312)-543-7192 or email

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS will host it’s annual Fighting Illini Invitational this Friday-Sunday 16-18 at the Olympia Fields Country Club. But Illinois with it’s entire team returning from last year, starts the season ranked 11th in the country. Eleven teams are ranked or in the receiving votes category.

THE ILLINI WOMEN’S golf team travels to South Carolina to open their season this week in the Cougar Classic, hosted by the College of Charleston. 18 teams will play the Yeaman’s Hall Club at a par of 71, and yardage set at 6,279 yards.

THE DEERPATH POPSTROKE QUALIFIER was held this past Saturday. The two winners that advance to the nationals in Sarasota Florida were, Justin Hagstrom-1st. With Fabien Duboeuf-2nd. The finals will have $125,000 dollars in prizes.

THE ILLINOIS WOMEN’S STATE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP will take place this week at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena. There will be 79 players in the field. So for more details at

THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-returns tomorrow. RS

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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.