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DSC06303 Reopening July 1 DSDSC06321 Tim Govern ALGC DS  THE ARLINGTON LAKES GOLF CLUB REOPENS ON JULY 1ST, from a 13 month Mike Benkusky renovation,call (847)-577-3030 to be among the first to play the course. Golf Operations GM Tim Govern is smiling and he should be with the redone golf course and over $400,000 worth of improvements to the clubhouse, see AHPD.org for details.       _________________________________________________________________________

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GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO standing L-R Mike Munro and Ed Stevenson. Seated L-R Rory Spears and Bill Berger at WSBC AM 1240 Studios. 9 AM is tee time.

EDITORS NOTE: This column was supposed to run on Sunday June 19th and was ready to go, until the manin frame computer at Golfers on Golf has an untimely death on Saturday morning.

We ar sorry for the late posting of this column and we hope you enjoyed our US Open show last Sunday morning. RS.

Golfers on Golf Radio is ready for week 10 of our summer season, and it’s U.S. Open show week.

To start things off we will hear about an upcoming charity outing at the Village Links Golf Course that benefits JDRF. Golf one of the best ways t give back to charity, raising the dollars and more.

OUR US OPEN SHOW TEE’S off at 9 AM on AM 1240, WSBC Radio Chicago. Our guests today include the first lady of New York Golf radio Ann Liquori, who is covering the US Open live at Oakmont. She joins us from the media center at Oakmont, for a full recap of the championship and more on the announcement of yet another return to Oakmont in 2025. As we reported yesterday.

ON THE CLOCK is 2017 US OPEN site Erin Hills once the final putt drops at Oakmont today or tomorrow if a playoff is needed. Golf rpofessional and Erin Hills marketing guru Rich Tock will join us from Wisconsin to tell his observations of his week at Oakmont and what’s coming to Erin Hills in June of next year.

BREAKING NEWS ON THE TWO ILLINOIS OPENS…

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David Cooke tells Golfers on Golf he will return to defend his title in 2016 at the Royal Fox Golf Club that he has never played. If Cooke qualifies for the US Amateur he will play again this year as an amateur. Ifnot hewill trun professional and take a shot at thefirst place prize money he missed out on last year.

Madasyn Pettersen regrets she will not be back at Mistwood this summer to defend her title. Petersen is playing in more higher level junior golf events and some USGA women’s qualfiers for USGA championships and the 2016 IWO did not fit into her schedule. She feels this summer is key to earn a top level Division 1 school college scholarship. She hopes to return to the IWO and Mistwood in 2017.

The Gog Blog will return to Mike Keisers Sand Valley later today, details coming up this week, as the first 13 holes of the Sand Valley Course are open for 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 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.