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Golfers on Golf Radio-special show yesterday with Tim Clarke the VP-GM of Wilson Golf. Am 750 WNDZ-10 AM

WHAT A GREAT SHOW yesterday on Golfers on Golf Radio. Wilson Golf VP-GM Tim Clarke joined us in studio.

We had Kevin Streelman live from the hartford PGA tour stop, 90 minutes before he teed off for the third round. Duffy Callahan the Wilson PGA Tour rep joined us. Plus we heard from Dirver vs Driver 2 winner Evan Hoffman.

Wilson Golf that has been growing in recent years, got a real shot in the arm with staffer Gary Woodland winning the U.S. Open. For more information on Wilson Golf products, visit

The 10th hole on the Baer at the Schaumburg Golf Club, getting ready to reopen this coming Saturday.

The Schaumburg Golf Club is getting ready to reopen most of the Baer nine this Saturday morning. The first seven holes (10-16) are open, and holes 17-18 should open at some point in late July.

The renovation work on the Championship Nine, will start on time in early July. And all 27 holes should be done and reopened by July 1, of 2020. Winter weather of next winter must be taken into account. More details at

The Topgolf range in Naperville.

TOPGOLF has announced that it’s Topgolf tour is now underway, and gets rolling this week on the 24th. You can participate at cities around the country.

And the tour championship takes place in Las Vegas later this summer. For more details, see $50,000 on the line to the winners. Topgolf has announced that it has broken ground on it’s first venue in Nebraska. The first location is in Omaha. Topgolf has just opened it’s Washington DC area location at National-Harbor. The Schaumburg location is still expected to open later this summer.

BIG 3 PARTNER LEN ZIEHM has the Ziehm Machine on the move out east. Ziehm has just posted a new travel destination on the course called, the Raven’s Claw in the Valley Forge area (Pottsdam) PA.. Ziehm is now in Rochester New York, and will have more on the Upper State New York Golf Trail. See

The Chicago District Golf Association-CDGA.

THE CDGA FOUNDATION is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this weekend.

On Friday a special event was held at Golf House in Lemont. About 80 program participants and donors attended the celebration.

Recent World Golf Hall of Famer Dennis Walters performed a 1-hour trick shot show for those in attendance.

“It shows the longevity and commitment to our mission,” said CDGA and CDGA Foundation Executive Director Robert Markionni, on reaching the milestone.

Program participants played the three-hole Sunshine Course at Midwest Golf House, a course that’s handicap accessible. The CDGA Foundation was created in 1944 to assist returning WWII veterans. The anniversary will continue throughout the 2019 calendar year.

THE CDGA AMATEUR turns 100 tomorrow at the Glen View Club through Thursday the 27th. It’s the oldest CDGA Championship. The winner has their name engraved on the Joseph G. Davis Trophy. Alongside names like Chick Evans, Robert Gardner, Frank Stranahan and Joel Hirsch.

This is the second hosting of the championship by the club. The first was in the second year of the championship in 1915, won by Donald Edwards. Because the format is one of the toughest in amateur golf, winning is areal test of golf. 36 holes of stoke play tomorrow. Sweet 16 matches Tuesday afternoon, quarterfinals and semifinal matches on Wednesday. With a 36 hole final match for the championship on Thursday. The field is 75 players, with 285 attempting to qualify for the championship.

The field includes multiple past-champions including 2018 winner David Perkins. Perkins defeated his IIlinois State University teammate Trent Wallace, on the fifth playoff hole at Briarwood.

The par 72 golf course will play at 6,863 yards for the event. The Glen View Club opened in 1897 and is the second 18 hole course in the Chicago area, behind the Chicago Golf Club. The club hosted the first Western Open, and Willie Anderson won his third U.S. Open at the Club in 1904.

The average handicap in the field is +1.04. Six players in the field call the club their home course. 35 players are playing in their first CDGA Amateur. Details at

DUPAGE GOLF has started it’s fun Tuesday night league. And it’s junior golf programs have started, but it’s not too late to get signed up. See

CHRIS CHARNAS and Links Capital Advisors based in Evanston, have announced they are handling the sale of The Golf Club at Rio Vista. Rio Vista is located in Northern California, and is a daily fee golf course. Asking price for the Ted Robinson design is reported to be $1.2 Million dollars. For details contact Chris at (847)-866-7192 or more detail at online at

The Gog Blog Speaks Out is back tomorrow 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 WCPT AM820 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.