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THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. With the LPGA UL International Crown Trophy.

This coming Monday the LPGA and the Chicago-Tap (Taiwanese American Professionals) have come together to produce a special event.

This event is an exclusive opportunity to meet LPGA star Yani Tseng at Roy’s Restaurant (720 North State Street) in Chicago.

Tseng has 27 professional wins on tour, and was the No.1 player in the world from 2011 to 2013.

This special event runs from 11:30 am through 1:15 pm. With the schedule breaking down just like this. 11:30-Am to Noon there will be mingling and a putting clinic with Yani. Noon to 12:45 Pm will be a lunch and Q & A session. 12:45 through 1:15 will be more time to mingle and get pictures taken.

Cost of the event at Roy’s is $15 and includes lunch, a beverage, tax and gratuity. During the lunch there will be a chance to win tickets to see the LPGA UL International Crown, that will be conducted from July 19-24 at the Merit Club in Libertyville.

The UL International Crown is a competition that involves the top 8 countries, with the highest world wide ranking team of players. The teams will be announced after this weeks ANA Inspiration, and the players named after the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The purse of the event is $1,600,000 and the defending champion is Spain, that won the inaugural crown championship in 2014 at Caves Valley Country Club outside of Baltimore Maryland.

For more information on the UL International Crown, please visit ULCrown.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 WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.