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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With Justin Leonard at the WGA Black Tie Dinner

During Friday nights Western Golf Association Black Tie dinner, two golf media members held media sessions with members of the Chicago media.

First up was two-time Western Amateur winner, British Open Champion, and 1999 Ryder Cup hero, and now NBC golf commentator Justin Leonard.

Then black Tie dinner MC and NBC golf commentator Mark Rolfing spoke with Golfers on Golf regarding the Chicago based golf project he is heading up.

Rolfing is working to help revitalize Chicago’s Jackson park and South Shore area, and redo the Jackson Park Golf Course, and turn it into a Southside on the Lake Michigan waterfront masterpiece. Here is his update on the project.

Click here to hear the interview with NBC’s Mark Rolfing on the Chicago South Shore/Jackson Park golf course project.

The golf course is part of a plan that would include former President Barack Obama’s presidential library. Stay clicked in for updates on this project as they occur.

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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.