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In the past week the Illinois PGA has elected it’s new officers for 2017.

Golfers on Golf would like to congratulate the following section professionals.

Mark Labiak from Ruth Lake Country Club on being elected president.

Jim Miller from Bloomington GC on being elected vice-president.

Nick Papadakas from Onwentsia Country Club on being elected as secretary.

The following section professionals were elected to serve as board members, Ian Grant of TMP Golf Academy.

Dennis Johnsen from Pine Meadow Golf Club, and Steve Orrick from the Country Club of Decatur.

During a ceremony at Medinah Country Club in October, Casey Brozek from the Country Club of Crystal Lake was named the Illinois PGA professional of the year.

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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.