GOLF ARCHITECT DICK NUGENT PASSES AWAY

DICK NUGENT a long time Chicago area golf architect passed away on January 1st, he was 87.

Nugent might be best known for his work with architect Ken Killian at kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. But Nugent was a big part of the golf course building-boom in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Nugent also designed the Dunes Club for Mike Keiser in new Buffalo Michigan, along with Harborside International, George Dunne National, The Golf Club of Illinois, Foxford Hills, Heritage Bluffs, and with the Buffalo Grove Park District Courses.

There were numerous other area courses both public and private that Nugent was involved with, doing upgrades or renovations over the years. RS

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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.