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Golfers on Golf Radio, brought to you in part by the KPMG-PGA Championship at Olympia Fields from June 29-July 2.

Golfers on Golf Radio returns for week #2 today at 9 AM on Am 750 WNDZ. Our guests this week include Greg Billie from the Illinois Patriot Education Fund, that will be hosting it’s annual charity golf outing at Medinah Country Club on May 30th. Illinoispatriot.com Support our Illinois Veterans.

Jim Richerson the Director of Golf at Kohler Company, joins us to talk about everything golf and more in Kohler Wisconsin. The Kohler Beer fest is next weekend. Richerson is now the PGA of America’s national secretary, and recently served as a rules official at the Masters Tournament.

Jim Richerson of Kohler Company and National Secretary of the PGA of America.

The Ben Hogan award will be presented at a Black-Tie dinner at the Colonial Country Club on May 22nd, during the Dean and Deluca PGA Tour event.

Semi-finalists for the award include both Dylan Meyer and Nick Hardy from the University of Illinois Men’s golf team.

On Wednesday May 3rd the field will be trimmed to the three finalists who will attend the dinner.

Illinois Coach Mike Small said,” it’s a great honor for both Nick and Dylan to be recognized in this manner. They have a had a great season so far.”

ILLINOIS WOMEN are in 7th place at the B1G Ten Conference Championship tournament at TPC River bend in Ohio. Better news for Northwestern Women who are leading the championship by 3 strokes over Wisconsin.

ILLINI Men playing in the Ohio State Invitational today and tomorrow.

KEMPERSPORTS and the Kemper Club announced the dates for the fourth annual KemperClub Championship. The annual event takes place September 2-4, on two championship courses, including 2015 U.S. Open site Chambers Bay, and the Home Course home of the 2014 USGA Public Links Championship. For further information call (877)-29-LINKS or see Kemperclub.com.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY needs volunteers for it’s upcoming NCAA Men’s Golf Regional from May 15-17. Volunteer sign up at www.purduegolf.com/2017-Regional-2.html.

FOXFORD HILLS is back with it’s Glow in the Dark, “Par’s Under the Stars.” It will be held on May 13th from 5:30 to 10:00 PM.  Deadline is May 6th, cost is $70.00 per player and comes with a tasty Italian dinner. Call (847)-639-0400 to sign up.

GOLF 20/20 recently had it’s day at the state capital of Florida in Tallahassee. Golf’s impact on the state of Florida was reported in 2015, that in 2013 the number was up to $8.2 Billion up from $7.5 in 2007. The golf industry in Florida supports 132,000 jobs and 43.6 Billion in wages. Floirda is home to over 1,000 golf courses, more than in any other state. More information at Golf2020.com or wearegolf.org.

We are live at 9 Am, join us then on Am 750 WNDZ-Chicago.

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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.