IWOLogoCroppedDSDSC04826 (1) Mt. Prospect new sign DSPrint      THE PHIL KOSIN ILLINOIS WOMEN’S OPEN AT MISTWOOD, is on the tee this Monday morning at 7 AM July 27th with the opening round. Third and Final Round play is Wednesday July 29th, free admission and parking. or call the pro shop at (815)-254-3333 for more details. The new clubhouse is making progress towards it’s fall opening. The Mt. Prospect Golf Club will reopen next weekend on August 1st and 2nd with special grand opening outings. Golfers on Golf Radio returns on Sunday for a live broadcast at 9 AM. The Western Amateur is at Rich Harvest Farms this August 5-8, with defending champion Beau Hossler in the field, admission and parking is free courtesy of the WGA and host Jerry Rich. See  ______________________________________________________________________

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Golfers on Golf Radio returns today on WSBC AM 1240 & WCFJ AM 1470 radio and the tee time is 9 AM.

If you miss you live because you are on the golf course, at the range, or getting lesson, you do get a mulligan. Check out the show here on this website, by clicking our past shows category.

Week 15 is on the tee and as always we have some special guests joining us live on the program.

DSC02696 Vince Pellegrino at beverly DSJim Mcwethy picture DS     Vince Pellegrino VP-of Tournaments for the WGA, he will talk about the upcoming Western Amateur at Rich Havrest Farms. Jim McWethy the owner of Mistwood Golf Club and the MCQ’s Golf Dome, will cover the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood that tee’s off tomorrow.

We will have some wrap up of the British Open, Illinois Open and the USGA U.S. Open announcements of the past week, about years 2022-2023-2024.


DSC03380 2nd green gets mowed in october DSDSC04736 the par 3 7th hole DS   Golfers on Golf Radio returns to the Mt. Prospect Golf Club for a live show on Sunday August 2nd, join us live as the Grand Opening shotgun tee’s off at 9 AM.

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The par 4, 17th hole at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon Michigan.

TheForest Dunes Golf Club a Top 100 golf course in America by multiple publications, is now ready to open it’s new villa’s.

Construction started in the spring, and the villa’s are ready to go. There are both 2 and 4 bedroom options. The villa’s have been designed with the same Adirondack architectural theme of the inside of the clubhouse and Lake AuSable Lodge, using hardwoods, cedar shake siding, and stone on the exterior. Inside the villas consist of a main living area, kitchen, and various king and double-queen bed arrangements. Rooms have flat screen TV’s, wireless internet, and private patio’s. In 2016 the new Tom Doak reversible golf course  will open in the fall. With the new villa’s there will be 90 beds on property. Stay and play packages with golf and villa, start at $239.00 per night. More information or call (989)-275-0700.

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The Merit Club in Libertyville will host the 14th CDGA Senior Amateur Championship starting tomorrow. A full field of 90 golfers ages 55 and older will compete in the stroke and match play event for the Charles Morgan Auld Cup.

Tomorrow will be an 18 hole stroke play qualifier. The low 16 players will then advance to match play, that starts on Tuesday with the round of 16. With the quarterfinals and the semifinals being played on Wednesday, before the title is decided on Thursday with an 18 hole championship match. Among the players to watch are, Vance Antoniou, Mark Esposito, Tom Miler a three time winner, Ted Pecora, Dave Ryan, Ted Zurkowski, and WGN TV’s Dan Roan. The Merit Club will play to a par of 72 and a yardage of 6,610 for the championship.

WHISPER CREEK in Huntley will have the Par 3 Challenge on Monday August 17th, $45 gets you into this stoke play event, where all 18 holes will be played as a Par 3. $45 includes a cart fee, green fee, range warm up, and lunch. Closest to the pin contests and other prizes will be awarded. or call (847)-515-7682.

ANTIGUA was named a product partner for the recent American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, for more on Antigua see and follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

SPORT HALEY has introduced the isle of Capri Collection for fall of 2015. For 25 years Sport-Haley, Inc. has been of the nation’s premier women’s golf apparel companies. This fall see the new look that’s been inspired to traditional classics. Classic plaid meets modern floral, geometrics blend with a subtle femininity, and grounded colors are sparked with the new trendy color of -Capri. See and also

ILLINOIS GOLF The members of the Fighting Illini Men’s Golf Team, made Second Team Ping All-American honors. Brian Campbell, Charlie Danielson, and Thomas Detry, congrats to all the golfers from Illinois on a successful season.

KEMPERSPORTS Management group of Northbrook, has been selected to manage the Bog Golf Course in Saukville Wisconsin, that is now under new ownership after being sold by Evanston based Links Capital Advisers. The new ownership group took over on July 1st. For more information see

KemperSports has also announced it’s been selected by Platte County Missouri, to manage the Shiloh Springs Golf Club, in Platte City Mo. The 18 hole par 71, course has significant elevation changes and optimal turf conditions. The course is only 5 miles from the Kansas City International Airport. See for more details on the course that opened in 1995, and has full golf and banquet facilities.

THE ZION PARK DISTRICT announces that it’s Shiloh Park Golf Course will now have a 5-hole routing, for those golfers in a hurry, and Foot-Golf is now welcome at the course. Stop at their Open-House on Sunday August 2nd.

AFTER WATCHING THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, are you ready to get away to Scotland for some special golf. How about playing the venues of St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Turnberry, and Prestwick or the classic links of Royal Dornoch. If you need more why not visit and let them make golf in Scotland happen for you by calling (855)-699-5853.

The Gog Blog returns on Monday with a look at the 21st Phil Kosin Illinois Open at Mistwood GC, in Romeoville. GO PLAY…RS

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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 810AM 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.