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THE FORMER Payne Stewart Room and pro shop, along with head golf professional Jim Billiter’s office, have been cleared out and the walls torn down.

The members will get a new 19th hole per say, with an updated look. A full bar with big screen television’s, and a new climate controlled wine room. A new members patio will be built. The current dining room has new lighting, and various pictures of Payne Stewart from the Payne Stewart Room have been relocated into the main dining room.

  THE NEW but temporary pro shop, contains merchandise space and a new office for Jim Billiter. The new pro shop will become a separate building from the clubhouse.

Work along Old McHenry Road is drainage for new homes, that will be built east of the front entrance. Those homes will sit back from the left side of holes 1 & 2.

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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 the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.