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ED STEVENSON Ex. Director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison. For more details on tee times and famed Rambo Scramble coming to Maple Meadows in October see DuPagegolf.com. THE EPIC year of Callaway Golf continues see Callawaygolf.com ______________________________________________________________________

Golfers on Golf Radio is standing L-R Mike Munro & Ed Stevenson, Seated L-R Rory Spears & Bill Berger. Teeing off at 9 Am on Am 750 WNDZ

Golfers on Golf Radio is back again this morning for week 21 of 23, our season is flying by quickly.

This week our guests include, from Boyne Resorts in Michigan, Josh Richter the Director of Golf. From the Callaway Golf Company Connor Crail the area regional manager.

Then for one last time before he heads off into the the retirement phase of life, long time Chicago area Titleist Sales guy Kent Sands.

Next week and the last week of the show, there are more top of line golf guests already scheduled, and or expected. Tune in at 9 Am this morning for week 21 of Golfers on Golf Radio Am 750 WNDZ.

The Northern Intercollegiate comes to Rich Harvest Farms on September 24-25.

Three Big Ten schools are in the field for this years Northern Intercollegiate to be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, and hosted by Northern Illinois University.

The tournament will be played on September 24 and 25. The three Big Ten schools include Wisconsin, Purdue and Michigan.

Some of the other top programs in the field this year include Marquette and Virginia. tournament rounds start at 8:15 on the 24th. Then at 7:45 Am on the 25th, admission is free to see the tournament.

The Second Hole at Conway farms home of the 2017 BMW Championship.

The BMW Championship is coming for a third time to the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.

The championship week is September 11th through September 17th. Dustin Johnson is the defending champion, and is expected to be in the field for the championship.

With the championship moving to the Philadelphia area in 2018, this is the last time until August of 2019 when the BMW will be played at Medinah, to see the event played in person in the Chicago area. For tickets please visit BMWChampionship.com. Support the Evans Scholars.

Sage Run at Sweetgrass Island Casino, opens June of 2018.

The brand new Sage Run golf course at the Island Resort and Casino, will be the third new course in Michigan in the last three years. This shows the golf economy in Michigan is starting to rebound.

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a fast growing golf destination.

General Manager of the Island Resort Casino Tony Mancilla says that the guests of the resort were looking for a bigger golf experience, and one with more options. The golf course is part of an $8 million dollar renovation that hopefully entice guests to stay more than one night. A full service spa, bingo parlor and sports bar have been added. Paul Albanese is the designer of both courses at Sweetgrass.

The new course will have a different look than the Sweetgrass course. Sage Run will be about 75% through the trees, and will play up and down through the trees. Shuttles will be available to take resort guests a couple of miles down the road to the new golf course. Albanese calls the famed “Royal County Down” as the inspiration for this new golf course.

For more information on the golf course and the resort, visit islandresortandcasino.com.

The Gog Blog returns on Monday. RS

 

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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.