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The Eskimo Open now in it’s 60th plus year, tee’d off this morning in the 7 AM hour, and 66 golfers of the 101 golfers that signed up, turned out to play.

So the first golf outing of 2018 is in the books. Play took place on Courses 1&3 at Cog Hill.

The temperature was in the mid to upper 20’s, and the ground was covered by two inches of frozen snow.

By next weekend most of the snow is expected to be gone. But with the snow in place this weekend, most of the golfers have to use orange golf balls, according to a report by BIG 3 partner Tim Cronin.


18 Hole Gross-Winner Jeremy Bilecki 69-$60.00, 2nd Jim Coan 70-$50.00, and 3rd is Barry Quane 73-$40.00

9 Hole Gross Winner Nick Brand 37-$60.00 2nd John Brand 41-$50.00, 3rd Paul Baldwin 42-$40.00

18 hole Net/Peoria Course 1&3 combined-Winner John Bock 55-$60.00, 2nd Place TK Wolff 59-$50.00, 3rd place Gary Wiezorek, 59-$40.00

9-Hole Net/Peoria Winner Brian Quane 31-$60.00, 2nd place Mike Zivkovic 32-$50.00, 3rd place Nick Brand 34-$40.00

Congrats to all the players, and the winners.

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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.