THE EARLY EDITION THIS WEEK…from the LPGA International Crown. Coming in 2016 to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove IL.
This Sunday we have an outstanding show that looks at the heart of golf this weekend nationally and next week in the Chicago area. If you miss the show live, you do get a mulligan. That is if your on the golf course or the practice range. Look for a re-posting of the show right here on this website.
THE INTERNATIONAL CROWN-has been launched from the Caves Valley CC in Owings Mill. More International Crown News will be made later this week in Naperville, stay clicked in later in the week for details.
Up first on the show is your’s truly live at the International Crown, we will recap the week and look ahead to 2016 at Jerry Rich’s Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. plus what effect the USA’s early exit might have on this years International Crown and going forward.
The Western Amateur Championship tee’s off on Tuesday this week at Beverly Country Club in Chicago. Jordan Niebrugge returns to defend his title. Northbrook’s Nick Hardy who is Illinois bound this fall, joins the field after a second place finish in the WGA Junior Championship.
A stellar field is prepared to to do battle in one of the top amateur tournaments in the world. Spectators are welcome all week at Beverly and the admission is FREE.
Getting underway today at the Mistwood GC in Romeoville is the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open. Defending Champion Elise Swartout is in the field. Sunday marks the start of championship week with a pro-am, tournament rounds are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
There is a cut after 36 holes on Tuesday, several other past champions will be entered in the field. McWethy will talk about the improvements he and his staff have made at Mistwood. Those improvements have made Mistwood on of the top public courses in the Chicagoland area.
BREAKING NEWS out of Champaign where the University of Illinois and Coach Mike Small have announced the departure of assistant coach Justin Fetcho, who has been named the new head coach at Southern Illinois University.
It’s expected that Small will begin a search for a new assistant coach immediately.
LINKS & TEE’S in Addison has announced that Foot Golf has been delayed until August, some of the items needed to get the program going are back-ordered due to demand.
OLIPHANT GOLF that is now managing the classic designs at the Lawsonia Golf Club in Green Lake Wisconsin, is telling the Gog Blog that progress is moving forward at the new Sand Valley project in Central Wisconsin. Over 600 acres have been cleared and a layout for the first 18 holes is near completion by architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.
BIG 3 partner has a recap of the International Crown watch parties and how it was viewed in Chicago. See Lenziehmongolf.com.
THE GOG BLOG returns later today with our story from the International Crown. The Gog Blog Speaks Out is back on Monday.
In between the broadcasts Go Play. RS