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The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. Wearing the fall line by Carnoustie Golf, carnoustiegolfwearonline.com. Sold at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in PA.

Mark your calendar and get out the credit card or check book, as your Illinois PGA professionals are raising money again this year, in their Birdies for Charity program.

Last year 36 Illinois PGA por’s gather at the River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst to raise money for several charities.

Coming up on September 6th they will do it again this year. Last year was a record year of $225,000 and this year the goal is $250,000.

Charities this year that will receive funds include, the Ann and Rober H. Lurie Children’s hospital in Chicago. JDRF, the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charties in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and the IPGA.

You can visit IPGA.com and log in to sponsor your favorite section professional, or just make a general donation. All funds raised go to the charities mentioned above.

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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.