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GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO is Standing L-R Mike Munro and Ed Stevenson, Seated L-R Rory Spears and Bill Berger. GOG RADIO Saturday Mornings at 9 Am on AM 750 WNDZ.

Golfers on Golf Radio is back for Week #3, on Saturday morning at 9 AM, on AM 750 WNDZ.

Our guests include Chicagoland Golf Publisher Val Russell, and Gary D’amato writer from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Along with news from various golf events and the tours. The B1G 10 Men’s Conference Golf Championship is underway at the Baltimore Country Club’s East Course known as Five Farms.

Jr. Dylan Meyer the defending Western Open Champion is the first round leader at the Big Ten Championship

Junior Dylan Meyer shot a 7 under par 63, and Junior Nick Hardy shot a 3 under par 67 as Illinois opened up a 14 shot lead over Ohio State and and 15 shot lead over 3rd place Purdue.

Tournament play concludes on Sunday, with 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday.

ILLINOIS GOLF HALL OF FAME, the finalists list has been made public, and due to ties there are 12 finalists this year.

They include. 1, Doug Bauman, 2. Emil Esposito, 3. Gary Groh, 4. Gary Hallberg, 5. Phil Kosin, 6. Greg Kunkel, 7. William Langford, 8. Carol Mann, 9. Francis Peabody, 10 Gary Pinns, 11. Horton Smith, 12. Len Ziehm. Final voting is on May 23rd at the Glen Club the home of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.

The Women’s KPMG/PGA Championship this June 29-July 2nd at Olympia Fields, tickets on sale now.

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship that will be played at the Olympia Fields Country Club the final week of June and Rounds 3 & 4 on July 1-2. has announced that Czech golfer Klara Spilkova has accepted a sponsors exemption into the field. Spilkova has won one tournament in play over-seas.

Tickets for the championship are on sale now. Come out and see the championship live on the Southside.

It’s a great opportunity to Olympia Fields one of the great clubs in the Chicago area, and in all of America.

For tickets see KPMGWomensPGA.com of look for the championship on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

IT’S outdoor Demo day at Cog Hill today Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM, event will be held rain or shine. Come hit the clubs by all the major manufacturers, discounts for those who purchase and buy while at demo day. Check with the equipment reps and Cog Hill pro staff for more details. See Coghillgolf.com. Callaway-Titleist-Taylor Made, Ping and more.

Join us on the air, tee time is 9 AM, at Am 750 WNDZ. The Gog Blog returns tomorrow.

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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.