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Golfers on Golf Radio on WSBC AM 1240 and WCFJ AM 1470 Chicago. 9 Am Sunday mornings.

Can you believe it, it’s week number 20 of the 21 shows for Golfers on Golf Radio this season.

Where has the summer gone. Well I don’t know where it went, but it went by too quickly.

Chicago’s favorite foursome is on the 20th hole of the season, which means we are enjoying our self’s on the practice course or in the grill.

THE PLAYOFF’S ARE HERE…yes they are and Matt Kuchar and Jason Day are battling it out in Boston. Rory McIlroy is lurking not far back as well. We will have some discussion about that come Sunday morning.


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Titleist Sales Rep Kent Sands joins us on the new 915 driver fairway woods, and Hybrid club. What’s new with Scotty Cameron, Kent has that for us as well.


I spoke with Kent Sands this week from Titleist, the new 915 driver Titleist is putting out shortly, appears to be hot, Hot, HOT.

We have everything new Titleist coming up Sunday morning. You will learn that Titleist makes more than the No.1 ball in golf.

Check in and hear the dates you can order the new Titleist clubs. Here is a hint, they will be out in time for Christmas.

FROM DOWN SOUTH…Like Charleston S.C.

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Roger Warren, President of the Kiawah Island Resort, and former head professional at the 7 Bridges Golf Club drops in for a chat.

Roger Warren who many Chicago area golfers know from his time at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, drops in from his new gig at the Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina.

The former president of the of the PGA of America, will discuss the industry, the PGA, and Kiawah while he is on the show.

9 AM dial us in. If you miss the show live because you are out on the golf course, you do get a mulligan. The show can be pulled up right here on this website. Stay clicked in.

CONGRATS to everyone at the Mistwood Golf Club, the construction and tear down of the old clubhouse has started. Mistwood will look even better next summer when the new clubhouse opens it’s doors.

THE GOG BLOG RETURNS this week with the September Gog News Blog, and the Gog Blog Speaks Out. Ryder Cup captains picks coming up this week, stay clicked in for all the details.

Look for Labor Day weekend deals at your favorite courses, they are out there waiting to be had. Go Play.


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BY: RORY SPEARS, Assistant Editor and Lead Writer.

It’s that last golf holiday weekend in the summer season, even though it’s not official on the calendar. Many folks will tell you summer is over when they wake up on Tuesday morning.

Where did summer go, it seems like it went by too fast. But then again it always does. So while you still can, get out and hit the little round white ball. There are plenty of holiday weekend deals to take advantage of, just check out the websites of many of your favorite courses, or pick up the phone and check in.

This weekend is also Patriot Day or Patriot Golf weekend, it’s your chance to donate to the Folds of Honor Group. They do a lot for our veterans, help them make a difference.

FIRST ON THE TEE, Congrats to the Executive Women’s golf Association on helping bring 2,000 women into the game of golf this year, and that’s for the second straight year.

NEXT ON THE TEE, here are some of the courses to check out for Labor Day or Labor Day Weekend specials. Some places require you to bring a coupon from the email list or website.

Orchard Valley in Aurora. (630)-907-0500.

White Deer Run in Vernon Hills. 50% off golf shirts too. (847)-680-6100.

Settlers Hill (630)-232-1636 Labor Day Monday rates.

Tanna Farms (630)-232-4300 in Geneva, see website

Oak Grove in Harvard (815)-648-2550, Labor Day specials with coupon and they have jobs open for the fall. Call the pro shop for information.

Chapel Hill in McHenry (815)-344-1894. Labor Day specials with coupon.

Foxford Hills in Cary (847)-639-0400. Call for rates all weekend long.

More clubs are running rates and deals, especially on Monday. Visit websites or call the proshop.

Deerfield Golf Club is having a club championship on Sept. 13-14, with a party on the Friday night the 12th. (847)-945-8333.

The Gog Blog’s Sunday morning Short Game returns on Sunday, with a preview of Gog Radio. Happy Labor Day weekend, Go Play.


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Mike Small wins the 92nd Illinois PGA Section Championship at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club in Grayslake. Small won his record 11th, section title.

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Mike Small putts for birdie on the 14th hole at Stonewall Orchard in the final round, of the 92nd Illinois PGA Championship.

You would think that Illinois PGA Executive director Michael Miller, would just order his staff to put University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small’s name on the trophy in the middle of the first round. Odd’s are even that early in the championship, they would be etching in the right name.

Small’s final round 6 under par 66, blew away the field even though Country Club of Decatur head professional Steve Orrick, gave Small a battle for 9 holes during the final round. Small has now won the title 11 times, in the 14 section championship’s he has played in.

Small took a five shot lead into the final round over Orrick and Conway Farms head professional Matt Slowinski. While Small played good on the front nine, Orrick was better recording four birdies and closing Small’s lead down to three shots at one point.

But things changed on the 10th hole. Small hit it in close on the par 5, and had chance for birdie. Orrick had a chance for birdie as well, but chunked his chip shot and made bogey. Small drained his birdie and lead was back to being 6 shots.

Orrick tried to answer with birdie on 11, but Small matched him with a birdie of his own. The 12th hole saw Orrick’s approach come within four feet of the hole. While Small had a below his feet stance by a fairway bunker. The best Small could do was hit his approach about 25 feet short of the green.

But then Small chipped in the 40 footer he had to the cup for his third straight birdie, Orrick then made his second straight birdie but couldn’t gain any ground on Small again. On the par 3, 13th hole Small missed the green short. Orrick hit it in 20 feet from the stick, but Small’s chip to 3 feet allowed him to get up and down. Orrick missed his birdie putt and the lead was still six shots with five holes to play.

Orrick mounted one final charge, with a 15 foot birdie putt on the 14th hole closing the lead to five. But that’s as close as he could get, with both he and Small making par’s on the remaining holes. Orrick shot 66

Small’s 67-67-66 16 under par score of 200, tied a record low for the championship.

Slowinski had some bogey trouble on the front nine. But he made one birdie and two clutch par saves on the back nine, to earn himself a return trip to the 2015 PPNC at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Small and Curtis Malm were already into the PPNC field for next year because of Small’s past champions status in the event, and Malm’s top 20 finish this past year.

Besides Small,Malm and Slowinski, earning a trip to Philadelphia in 2015 were Orrick,Cog Hill’s Garrett Chaussard who shot 69 to finish T-3 with Malm. Adam Schumacher of the Indian Hill Club, Frank Hohenadel of the Midlothian CC, 58 year old Jim Sobb of the Ivanhoe CC, David Paeglow Kishwaukee CC, and Jim Billiter from the Merit Club. Medinah teaching pro Travis Johns won a playoff to be the first alternate over Steve Murray. Cantigny’s Connie Demattia is the 3rd alternate.

Click here to hear interviews with champion Mike Small and runner up Steve Orrick.

Small won the $8,000 check for first place. Next years championship will be held on the recently renovated Medinah No.1 course, at Medinah Country Club.


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Mike Small could be repeating this pose on Wednesday afternoon.

Could he do it again, sure why not. University of Illinois golf coach just seems to like the IPGA Section Championship. After all he won ten of them, and now there seems to be nothing in his way of getting the 11th one.

Small wins this championship so often, that one must wonder how he didn’t win this championship in 2011 on Medinah’s No.1 course and in 2012 at Stonewall Orchard.

In those two years Frank Hohenadel at Medinah and Steve Orrick at Stonewall Orchard, each had one low round that Small didn’t have in the bag that year. But Small wasn’t far behind in either case.

Round One had to be finished up on Tuesday morning at Stonewall Orchard, and after those 10 players were in the clubhouse. The entire field started round two at 8 AM. That however didn’t last long, by 10:14 Am tournament director Jared Nowak blew the horn and a 1:40 minute delay ensued. With tee times running 30 minutes behind because of the need to finish round one, the final group tee’d off at 4 PM.

With play in round one being halted at 7:55 Pm on Monday, the race was on by the final groups to get the round completed.

Small charged out of the blocks in round two. After a par on the first hole, he went on to go birdie-birdie-birdie on holes 2-3 and 4. For good measure, Small added an eagle on the par 5, 8th hole. After a birdie on the par 5 10th hole, Small made bogey on 11 and said he got “caught for speeding.” He played the last 8 holes in 1 over par and shot his second 67 and leads at 10 under par.

Before Small has even tee’d his ball up on the first hole, Conway Farms head golf professional Matt Slowinski backed up his first round 70, with a 3 under par 69. Slowinski was the early leader in the clubhouse at 5 under par, now he is tied for second place five shots behind Small.

Country Club of Decatur head professional Steve Orrick had a 70 to back up his 69, he is tied with Slowinski at 5 under par in second place. Orrick who shot 65 in the final round to win the championship at Stonewall Orchard in 2012, said maybe a 63 this time for his third round score. It’s out there, I feel the magic.”

Adam Schumacher an assistant professional at the Indian Hill Club, was tied with Small at 5 under when his first round ended early on Tuesday morning. But Schumacher couldn’t get the putts to fall in round two and struggled in with a 3 over par 75. His score of two under par leaves him eight shots off the lead.

Jim Sobb, director of golf at the Ivanhoe Club and a three time past champion in 1995-1999-2000, made a round two charge of his own. Sobb who missed a 4th title in 2009 when he was the runner up, shot a four under par 32 on the front nine. Then he birdied the par 5, 10th hole to move into a tie for second place with Slowinski. But Sobb gave one shot back coming in, and settled for a 68. His 4 under par score left him in fourth place.

Mike Haase who was in the third place at -4, after a first round 68 wasn’t able to keep pace with Small in round 2. Haase carded a 73 in round two and sits 7 shots back of Small.

61 players made the cut, the final round will start at 8 AM with players off of both the 1st and 10th tee’s. Public is welcome and admission is free.

Click here to hear interviews with Mike Small and Adam Schumacher.

Final round coverage tomorrow right here at


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(Reporting from Grayslake IL.)

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Mike Small is in position to win his 11th IPGA Section Championship.

Just like the movie,” It seems like Old Times” the Illinois PGA Section Championship is playing the way it has before.

10 time winner and defending champion Mike Small, holds a 1 shot lead over Mike Haase with the first round not yet completed.

Weather fronts rolled into Stonewall Orchard Golf Club on two occasions, causing a pair of 80 minute rain delays. Heavy lighting was circling the area most of the day.

10 players did not complete their first round because of darkness. One of those players, Adam Schumacher an assistant at Indian Hill Golf Club is tied with Small at 5 under par. Schumacher had only competed 16 holes, when played was stopped at 7:55 PM. But turned in his card without recording his score on the 16th hole, so he is 5 under par through 15 holes.

First round play will resume at 7 AM. Second round tee times will be delayed until 8 AM.

Small was on 13 when the first delay hit, he added birdies on 16 and 18 after the first restart to finish at 5 under par.

” I made a commitment to come in play mentally tougher,” said Small. Who said he spoke with motivational expert Jim Fannin in the last week. Small said this about his play from earlier in the summer, ” if I was coaching me, I would have benched myself.” Small the head golf coach at the University of Illinois should be glad he didn’t have to make that decision.

Haase in the group behind Small go to five under par before the first rain delay, but then could only manage to finish the final 6 holes in one over par. Haase is a teaching professional at the Golf Academy at Terra Cotta.

Steve Orrick the head professional at the Country Club of Decatur, who won the title the last time the championship was played at Stonewall Orchard in 2012, was in the hunt just two shots back. Orrick said he is “now getting comfortable over the ball” as he implements a couple of swing changes.

Joining Orrick at three under par were John Varner head professional at Beverly Country Club and Bret Leon an assistant professional at Skokie.

2011 champion Frank Hohenadel and current IPGA player of the year points leader Travis Johns, and Conway Farms assistant Matt Slowinski were in at 2 under par 70’s. Curtis Malm the current IPGA Match Play Champion was at 1 under par. Two-time past section champion Jim Sobb shot even par.

After the first two delays the rain did return shortly after the final restart that was at 5 PM, but this time the players played through the rain drops. 12 players did not complete their first round.

The yardage for the day was listed at 6,876, but was playing longer after the first two delays.

Click here to hear interviews with Mike Small, Steve Orrick and Mike Haase.

The Gog Blog will have coverage of rounds 2 and 3.


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It’s not often that any one player wins the same championship in golf ten times, it’s even tougher when the championship moves around to different courses.

But Illinois golf coach Mike Small has done just that, winning his 10th title at Olympia Fields last year. Small didn’t win the last time the tournament was held at Stonewall Orchard, but he comes in as the defending champion and he will be gunning for title number 11.

“This one means a lot to me because we’re PGA members and this is a big deal to us,” said Small, after his victory at Olympia Fields. “There is a lot of pressure too, because you have a lot of people pulling for you. This never gets old and it’s why we compete.”

The championship also serves as the qualifier for the PPNC next year, that will be played the Philadelphia Cricket Club Wissahickon Course.

This year for the first time in years, the IPGA didn’t have a player make it to the PGA Championship. You can bet this field will be anxious to qualify again, and make a run to play in Haven at Whistling Straits in 2015.

Jeremy Anderson from Twin Orchard and Hans Larson from Westmoreland CC will be first out at 7:30 on Monday morning.

The tournament was scheduled to be played on the Medinah No.1 course this year, but since it has just reopened from a Tom Doak renovation the club felt it would not be ready yet for a tournament. As a result Stonewall Orchard stepped in. The schedule the next three years is Medinah in 2015, Olympia Fields in 2016, Medinah in 2017.

Country Club of Decatur head professional Steve Orrick won the last section title played at Stonewall Orchard in 2012, Orrick played the final round in 7 under par recording a 65, it defeated runner up Curtis Malm by 5 shots.

Travis Johns the PGA teaching professional at Medinah Country Club, enters the championship as the Bernardi points leader for section player of the year. Johns holds a 12.43 points lead over Malm, the two players tied for second in last years championship.

Besides Small, there are six other past champions in the field. Orrick, Frank Hohenadel, Doug Bauman, Dino Lucceshi, Gary Groh, and jim Sobb.

First and second round play starts at 7:30 AM, final round play starts off of both tee’s around 9 AM. The size of the field is 115 professionals.

Nadler golf cars is the primary sponsor of the championship.

The Gog Blog will coverage of all three rounds of the championship.



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Links & Tee’s Lake Avenue in Addison. Practice or Play all Day for Just $20, Foot Golf is here. See for hours of play of call (630)-233-7275.

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Chicago’s Favorite Foursome, Golfers on Golf Radio. Mike Munro, Ed Stevenson standing, Rory Spears and Bill Berger seated.

It’s week #19 and the golf season is moving right along, and Golfers on Golf Radio is teeing it up on the 19th hole this morning.

Please join us live at 9 AM on AM 1240 WSBC, and or AM 1470 WCFJ. If you do miss the show live because you’re on the course or at the range, catch the re-broadcast right here on this site.

We have some special guests lined up for this week. Including one golfer moving on to the U.S. Senior Amateur after a great round of under par golf at Rich Harvest Farms.

This week the Illinois PGA Section Championship at Stonewall Orchard golf club in Grayslake tee’s off on Monday morning. Illinois Golf Coach and defending champion Mike Small goes for his 11th section title.

Joining us will be River Forest head professional Chris Gumbach who is the Illinois PGA Section President, he’ll talk the golf industry the Illinois PGA Section and this weeks section championship.

Dennis Johnsen the head golf professional at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein, drops in for our last segment. Pine Meadow is made a great comeback from the conditioning issues the course faced 3 and 4 seasons back.

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BIG 3 partner len Ziehm is on the road again with the Ziehm machine. Visit for details of the Ziehm machine’s travels this summer, later this week Len will have news about some great travel golf in the Northern Michigan area.

Don’t forget this coming Friday is NIGHT GOLF at Cog Hill, the shotgun start is at 8:30 PM on Course No.2, the round is 8 holes +1 shootout hole. All players will play from the Glow Tee’s. Fee is $85 and the event is walking only. For all the details call (866)-264-4455, or see

KOHLER is offering specials on golf for Labor Day Weekend, on the Irish Course, the River Course and the Meadow Valley Golf Course see

CONGRATS to our radio partner Ed Stevenson and everyone at the Dupage County Forest Preserve District, on the approval vote by the board to support the Oak Meadows renovation project. Work is expected to to begin in the fall of 2015.

The Gog Blog returns with a preview of the Illinois PGA section championship on Monday. Stay clicked in.

Go play everyone. RS


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I’m sorry to have been away all week, it wasn’t the plan. All the rain has made it a long wet week. It has rained so much, I didn’t even get to golf this week which is never a good thing in a summer month.

The week started off with some very good golf. Last weekend the first 59 was recorded by Kevin Sutherland on the Champions Tour. Then Sherri Steinhauer shot a tour record 63 on the LPGA Legends Tour on the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort. I remember an 81, I shot on the Dye Course shortly after it opened, and people joked I had the course record. Not likely but you never know.

The PGA Tour wrapped up it’s run for the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs, and the U.S. Amateur had a great finish in Atlanta. The Playoffs are underway in New York this week and Jason Day has a chance to win headed into the final round tied for lead with Jim Furyk. Rory McIlroy is 5 back after a 3 over par 74 hurt him in round one. Can’t wait to see the final round at yet another New York/New Jersey area venue.

IF THE CHICAGO AREA golf courses needed any rain they sure got it this past week. I’m hoping it did not set back the renovation projects in Mt. Prospect or Glenview too much this week.

A TIP OF THE CAP or Golf Visor to the Dupage County Forest Preserve District, whose board voted unanimously this week to approve the funding for the Oak Meadows Project. The project will be much more than a golf course, but golfers will love it when architect Greg Martin and his team finish up the golf course, and it likely reopens in 2017.

AS OF NOW, my last tournament to cover for the 2014 golf season will be this weeks Illinois PGA Section Championship at Stonewall Orchard and I am looking forward to it. Illinois Golf Coach Mike Small is attempting to win his 11th PGA Section Champion, winning 10 alone is amazing.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO, has three shows left. Yes only three out of the 21 week run we started with. Where has summer gone. I think our group of hosts has put together a great final three weeks, we hope you will join us on Sunday mornings at 9 AM, on WSBC AM 1240, and WCFJ AM 1470.

I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE that the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods is still popping off about the golf industry. Maybe it’s time to take all the golf supplies out of his stores, and then let’s see how well they do.

I DID SEE the Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods appearance on the Late Show. It was funny and even Woods was good. A credit to both players for putting on a good show.

FOOT GOLF has arrived at Links & Tee’s in Addison. Call (630)-233-7275 or visit for details.

They are ready for the demolition of the clubhouse at Mistwood, during my visit last Monday the clubhouse was empty and the construction crews were setting up. Mistwood will not close this fall or next spring because of the construction. The Mistwood website will a have camera running around the clock so golfers can look in on the progress. See

The Gog Blog’s Sunday Morning Short Game Returns tomorrow,stay clicked in. Then Go Play. RS


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The August Gog News Blog is here, normally I post this closer to the top of the month, but August has been crazy on the golf scene and off of it. September, will be posted sooner. Sorry for the delay, and I’ll gladly accept the slow play warning for this one. RS.

First off the Tee.. The 10th Annual Staben House Golf Outing is this week on August 22nd at the Midlane Championship Golf Resort in Wadsworth Illinois. Proceeds support the Staben House and the Eddie Washington Center in Waukegan. The Golf Outing begins at Noon with a shotgun start, with dinner and awards beginning at 5 PM. This year the keynote speaker at the dinner is former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark. You can register for the event at via phone at (847)-244-5900.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS has a new assistant golf coach to work with mens coach Mike Small. Former Illini standout golfer and former Second Team All-Big Ten player Zach Barlow, has been named to the position.

“I’m pumped to be back in Champaign,” said Barlow.” When I was there it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m really looking forward to it. It will be an honor to come back and work alongside of coach Small. I think coach Small is the best in the business and it’s a privilege to learn from him.”

Barlow added that, to keep the Illinois program going forward there will have to be a real attention to detail. Illinois is now being talked about in the national championship picture, that would not have been the case a few years ago.

“It’s great getting Zach back in the Illinois program after a few years of playing professionally,” Small said.” I know he has been thinking of coaching for a while now, and it’s the right time for him to start this new chapter in his career. We’re excited to get him in the fold.”

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THE LPGA LEGENDS played last week at the French Lick Resort in French Lick Indiana, see During the week the Legends Hall of Fame which is at the West Baden Hotel at the resort, inducted stars Nancy Lopez the 48 time winner on the LPGA Tour and Jane Blalock who won 29 times on tour. Nominated candidates will be reviewed every year for induction. For more information see

The Legends Championship had to be shortened to 36 holes due to heavy rain and fog that hit the French Lick area on Sunday. Laurie Rinker was awarded the championship and the $60,000 dollar first place check. Her brother Lee Rinker will play in the 2015 Sr. PGA Championship at French Lick, Laurie says will give him some tips on how to play the Pete Dye Course.

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Tom Doak at Medinah.

Architect Tom Doak is coming back to his home state of Michigan, to create a second golf course at the Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon Michigan.

Doak along with his team at Renaissance Golf Design will build a reversible golf course-two different layouts using the same greens but playing clockwise one-way and counter clockwise the other.

“This is a concept a I have thought about for 30 years,” Doak Said. “You need the right site and the right client to understand the appeal of it. At Forest Dunes we finally have the both.”

Forest Dunes owner Lew Thompson told Doak he wanted him to build a new golf course, but it had to “wow” him.

“The reversible course is that people would want to play it both ways. You get two courses in one,” Doak said. Doak said, “the tough part is in thinking about the greens. They have to work from both directions.”

Doak and team will start shaping holes late in September and he hopes to have three to six holes ready for irrigation before the snow lands.

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Architect Keith Foster at the Outpost.

Keith Foster is reloading his Outpost in Middleburg Virginia, the Outpost is getting in treasures from all over the world and will be ready to reopen around Labor Day weekend.

Find the best in golf antiques and more, for more information you can now visit, or call (540)-687-4094.

On the golf side, Foster has wrapped up a highly respected renovation of the Wissahickon Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. He is now working on another 1920’s A.W. Tillinghast course at the Baltimore County Club in Maryland.

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Now less than 1 year out.

Special golf rates for the days around Labor Day weekend are now available at the American Club and Destination Kohler.

Special rates in play for the irish Course at Whistling Straits, or both courses at Blackwolf Run. There are special room rates, is the time right for a weekend or an overnight getaway.

Don’t forget the Kohler Food and Wine Experience from October 23-26th. Call (888)-293-7337 or visit You can book online.

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COG HILL’S NIGHT GOLF IS COMING. Friday night August 29th an 8:30 PM shotgun open to golfers that are 21 years of age or older. Format 2-player scramble, 8 holes of golf and a shootout hole. Everyone plays from the “Glow Tees”. $85 dollar team entry fee and the event is walking only.

More events at Cog Hill include the 2-person medley on Saturday September 13th on Course No.1, tee times from 11:30 and 2 Pm. The Cog Hill Fall Scramble is two-one day scrambles. Saturday October 4th on Course No.3 and Sunday October 5th on Course No.2. Tee-times are 7 Am to 11 Am.

Sign up at or call (866)-264-4455.

The Gog Blog returns on Tomorrow, with the Gog Blog Speaks Out. Until then Go Play. RS




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If you miss us live, you get a mulligan if you’re out on the golf course and or the practice range. Revisit this site and catch the rebroadcast here online. It’s the 18th hole of a 21 hole season, so join all the golf un and get all of Chicago’s best golf news on Chicago’s No.1 golf radio show and longest running golf radio show.

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Len Ziehm checks in from the French Lick resort home the LPGA legends Tour this week.

At 9:20 Len Ziehm checks in this week from the French Lick Resort. A phone problem kept Len from joining us last week, so we will try again. We will recap the final round of the PGA Championship, and this week at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. The LPGA legends have some new Hall of Famers, who entered the hall this week. Tune in to find out who.

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Architect Greg Martin at newly reopened Wilmette Park District Golf Club.

Architect Greg Martin joins the group at 9:40, Martin will talk the state of the industry, and review some of his recent projects. Including Wilmette golf Club that has just reopened. martin will have some new projects to announce as well.

There is plenty of golf news that has been made in the last few days, join us as we cover the topics.

SHEPHERD’S CROOK IN ZION has golf specials today. Call (847)-872-2080 for all the details. Visit

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Dupage Golf will be offering several customer appreciation days. Are you a suscriber to if not sign up now and access to a special offer to bring a friend, get bonuses and save.

As Dupage Golf gets closer to the historic renovation project at the Oak Meadows Golf Club, the plan is receiving some national media attention. Golf Course Industry magazine recently a story on the project. Are you in the Dupage Golf Text Club, text MEADOWS To: 36000 to join. No need to worry about the weather at Dupage Golf either, ask in the pro shop about the “no risk” rain checks so you can enjoy all of your golf rounds.

This Tuesday at 7 PM at the Wood Dale Library. Don’t miss Oak Meadows teaching Peter Longo, as he presents his golf history seminar. Seating is limited. Call (630)-766-6762 to reserve your place.

The Gog Blog returns on Monday…stay clicked in and GO PLAY.