THE USGA SENIOR OPEN TROPHY gets presented today. Watch live on the Fox Network station by you. Or visit THE SCHUAMBURG GOLF CLUB has now reopened 7 of the 9 Baer Nine holes. Holes 17 and 18 will reopen by August 1st, and maybe sooner with good weather. Visit or call (847)-885-9000.       _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Linkedin or Facebook.

FINAL ROUND PLAY in the U.S. Sr. Open in South Bend IND, on the Ben Crensahw and Bill Coore designed Warren Golf Course.

Team Wisconsin on top of the leaderboard. Steve Stricker is first at 18 under par. Jerry Kelly is econd at 12 under par. Can anyone catch them. Can Kelly catch Stricker. That will be a tough go.

It’s the last scheduled U.S. Open in the Midwest until the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open at Erin Hills.  See

The 2017 U.S. Open collection in the clubhouse at Erin Hills.

ERIN HILLS has opened the new first tee box, as the new drumlin putting green gets closer to opening. The new large putting green should be very entertaining. There is a video on the Erin Hills website, and on Youtube.

The club has announced it is taking reservation now, for the 2020 calendar year through mid-September. As the dates get closer to the Ryder Cup, there will be announcements regarding both golf and overnight stays. or call Erin Hills at (866)-772-4769.

THE MEN’S GOLF SEASON at the University of Illinois came to an end at the NCAA Championships, as the Illini could not survive the 54 hoe cut. But good news came for head coach Mike Small. Small was named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year, by the College Coaches Association of America for the tenth time. Small guided the Illini to their 5th consecutive Big Ten Title. And10th title in 11 years. Illinois won it’s NCAA regional to advance to the nationals. Where they have played for 12 straight seasons.  And that is the second longest streak in the country behind the University of Texas with 13 straight years.

THE WOMEN’S WESTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION has announced it’s 2019 Woman of Distinction. Beth Daniel the Women’s Golf Hall of Famer, and 2009 Solheim Cup Captain, who lead team USA to the cup at Rich Harvest Farms.

Daniel will be honored on October 3rd at the Glen View Club.

The Women’s Western Golf Association’s National Amateur Golf Championship, will held the week of July 15th. It will be contested at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove.

PINE MEADOW in Mundelein has announced it’s new White/Silver tee markers layout is open and rated by the CDGA. The yardage for these markers play at 5,800 yards. Getfitted for the new Titleist TS-Drivers this Tuesdays July 2nd (847)-566-GOLF.

THE WORLD AMATEUR HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP in Myrtle Beach SC. has announced they have received over 3,000 entries for this years championship. The current figure is 3,002 for the August 26-30 event. Four days, and one practice round. The championship takes place on 60 golf courses through the Myrtle Beach area. See for more details.

Myrtle Beach has announced that this May the area saw over 306,000 rounds of golf played. An over 10% increase from one year ago. Course profits were up over 17%. Myrtle Beach Golf, a true golf destination.

FOUNDERS GROUP MYRTLE BEACH HAS ANNOUNCED that the Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf has closed for renovation. FGI has hired Dan Schlegel and Schelgel Golf Design to renovate the golf course. The sizes of the greens will increase by 28%, and all bunkers will be reshaped, and redone. The course closed on June 24th and will reopen on September 1st. Details at

CHARLIE RYMER, was named Father of the Year for 2019. As part of the Myrtle Beach Family week that took place earlier this month in Myrtle Beach SC.

GRANDE DUNES GOLF RESORT in Myrtle Beach, a course you can play. Will host the South Carolina State Open Championship July 8-11. The championship is 54 holes.

BEER-BIRDIES and more. Destination Kohler with specials now through September 3rd. Call (888)-293-7337. Four Championship Pete Dye Golf Courses. #kohlergolf

THE ALDILA ROGUE GOLF SHAFT MSI-returns August 1st, now in Black.

The JOHN DEERE CLASSIC will have country singer Dustin Lynch performing championship week, on July 10th. As part of the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund. The concert will take place at, THE RUST BELT a new concert venue in East Moline. See for further information.

The Gog Blog returns on Monday, with the Gog Blog Speaks Out. RS


STEVE STRICKER LEADS the U.S. Sr. Open at the Warren Course in South Bend Ind. Catch all the action on the Fox Network. THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB has reopended most of the Baer Nine, in fact seven holes of it. The final two holes will be open by August 1st and maybe sooner. For tee times visit or call the club located at 401 N. Roselle Road at (847)-885-9000 #golf #chandlerschophouse  ______________________________________________________________________

Golfers on Golf Radio Am 750 WNDZ 10 am this morning L-R Ed Stevenson-Bill Berger and Rory Spears.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO is back for Week 14, yes Week 14. And the season is flying past us.

Today’s show will feature a guest from the United States Golf Association (USGA) in connection with the U.S. Sr. Open from the Warren Course in South Bend Ind.

Likely to be USGA Historian Michael Troestel. So we will talk USGA records being set this week, at the during the Senior Open.

  WELCOME TO BIG CEDAR RESORT in Ridgedale MO. And the U.S. Sr. Open trophy.

Matt McQueary the Golf Sales and Marketing Director for Big Cedar Resort joins us to talk the new Ozarks National Golf Course, and the under construction Payne’s Valley Golf Course, that opens in 2020. Southwest Missouri the ozarks and the Branson area,  all in one, therefore quite a destination.

We will check in with Blackberry Oaks General Manager and head golf professional Chad Johansen, because the Blackberry Amateur is taking place today and tomorrow in Bristol.

Join us. Interviews with Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly and Chris Dimarco, and Medinah professional Rich Dukelow, who played in the U.S. Senior Open.

AM 750 THE BIG WNDZ..tee time is 10 am.


  IT’S SENIOR OPEN WEEK. THE BAER NINE at the Schaumburg Golf Club will have seven holes open tomorrow for play. With the last two holes opening by August 1st. For details please call the club at (847)-885-9000 or visit online at       _____________________________________________________________________

BY: Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and on Facebook or Linkedin.


  STEVE STRICKER and JERRY KELLY Team Wisconsin on the Champions Tour are tearing up the Warren Course here in South Bend. Stricker with rounds of 62-64 is as hot as the temperatures outside.

Stricker is -14 in the U.S. Senior Open that looks more like the John Deere Classic, with the shootout thats going on. One USGA official told Golfers on Golf, we would love to crown Steve a USGA Champion. Just wish he could make a few less birdies.

Stricker is making the Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore designed Warren Course in South Bend, look easy, and not like a U.S. Open venue. But he is enjoying the course and admitted he is motivated to win. Sticker would love to avenge the loss he had to Kelly at his American Family tournament last weekend in Madison Wisconsin in a playoff.

He would love to win his first major, and he would like to be crowned a USGA Champion. Right now he is making putts from everywhere, and seems ready to win. Even the big gun on the PGA Champions Tour Bernhard Langer, when asked if he can make a run this weekend, answered, “yes if I start playing golf like Steve Stricker, and making putts like him.”

Click here to hear Steve Strickers interview after his second round at the U.S. Senior Open in South Bend Ind.

Stricker has his entire family here, and his wife Nikki is on the bag this week. He seems at ease with her by his side for the entrie round. Win or lose this weekend, Stricker will be tough to beat.

JERRY KELLY is right behind Stricker, after round of 64-64 and is 12 under par. Kelly calls Stricker a good friend, and that the two of them have been there for each other in the good times and bad. He says if he is paired with Stricker on Saturday or and or Sunday as well, they will be good times.

Kelly like Stricker is putting well, and says he played some of the tought holes on the course very good.

Team Wisconsin they are, good friends they are, and both want to win come Sunday.

Click here to hear the flash area interview with Jerry, in second place at the U.S. Sr Open.

NOTES: Course designer Ben Crenshaw was out on the golf course today watching golf. He watched Medinah professional Rich Dukelow tee off on the 13th hole. Dukelow missed the cut, shooting +9 for his 36 holes. Dukelow had two great putts on the 15th and 16th holes in Round 2. Both died on the lip of the cup, and the one on 15 seemed to have the ball hanging over the hole.

Crenshaw was asked about the low scores for the first two rounds. “With all the rain that we’ve had, their is not much they can do with the golf course. The guys playing well, will eat it up.”

GOG spoke with the Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus, who was roaming the course in a golf cart driven by a USGA security chief. When I asked him about watching his son Gary Nicklaus compete again, Nicklaus answered, “He is not competing yet. He has been a way from it (the game) for so long. He needs to learn how to play out here again, then he can go compete.”

Spoken like a true champion.

More on Golfers on Golf Radio tomorrow morning at 10 AM on Am 750 The Big WNDZ-Chicago.


  THE TOP DRESSING IS HAPPENING as the BAER 9 prepares to open the first seven holes this Saturday, at the SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB. 401 N. Roselle Road, just a short distance from Woodfield Mall. The final two holes will open by August 1st. So call the club at (847)-885-9000 or online visit Schaumburggolfcom for tee times and more.    ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS-Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Linkedin or Facebook. At the Flash area, US Sr. Open at the Warren Course.

THE WGA has finally made it official. BMW is driving off the golf course and into the sunset.

When the BMW Championship ends at Medinah in August, they are done. How much BMW stays invovled with golf remains to be seen.

So, what I have said for months is now clear. BMW is leaving. Who drives in next remains to be seen. I have written on multiple occasions, over the last several months, that BMW appeared to be going, going, and now gone.

Last summer BIG 3 partner, Tim Cronin (The Illinois Golfer) and I, sat down with WGA Sr. VP of Tournaments Vince Pellegrino at Exmoor Country Club, during the Sr. Players Championship.

Pellegrino was asked about BMW, and what was happening with the contract that expires after Medinah. Pellegrino said that there was “discussions to be had”, and nothing was final. But he made it clear, that BMW was a great partner. And the WGA would love to extend them. However, if BMW did not return, it could leave the door open for the WGA and the PGA Tour to find a new local sponsor. And that would not be a bad thing.

If that happened, it could keep the tournament in the Chicago area every year. It could allow the tournament to go back to the southside of the Chicago, where BMW did not want to go. Pellegrino said he would love to go to Olympia Fields Country Club, and who could blame him because that’s a great idea.

So when the tournament was announced a few months ago to be heading to Olympia Fields in 2020, and was staying in the Chicago area for two straight years. You knew the deal with BMW was as flat as one of their tires. Recently according to Cronin, the 2020 hospitality brochures called next years tournament the, 2020 PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup event. Not the BMW Championship.

Who could be the front runners to be the new sponsor. Will it be somebody big and well known. The new sponsor name for the former Tour, now the Korn-Ferry tour, has been met with an UGH and a Splat. The Ferry-Tour, has no-appeal what so-ever. But I wish them the best, and thank them because they are supporting professional golf.

The word on the streets is that Discover Card based in Riverwoods has meet with multiple golf groups in the last few years, about sponsorship talks. But hasn’t pulled the trigger. Could McDonald’s be an option ? More likely some financial group will appear. Wintrust was in talks to have their name on White Sox park, before the current name appeared.

I wonder if there is a company that makes caddie bibs that could be a sponsor. That, would be fitting. RS


   THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB 401 N. Roselle Road is ready to open the Baer 9 this Saturday-holes 10-16. Holes 17 and 18 coming soon. For details on tee times andmore please visit or call the club at (847)-885-9000 #BAER     ____________________________________________________________________

The Gog Blog by Rory Spears-Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy. The U.S. Senior Open trophy. Reporting from South Bend Ind.

It’s the last U.S. Open of any kind in the Midwest for a few years, and it’s only a couple of hours drive from Chicago.

It’s at the Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore designed, Warren Course in Soth Bend Ind. on the campus of Notre Dame.

David Toms is the defending champion and he is back in the field this year.

Joining him in the field, is Gary Nicklaus, yes a Nicklaus, son of Jack who will be out for Round 1 to see his son play.

Click here to hear the interview with Gary Nicklaus, who talked about his game and his dad, the all-time greatest golfer who ever lived.

Joining Nicklaus in the field is local Chicago area teaching professional Rich Dukelow who teaches at Medinah. Dukelow was the medalist in a qualfifer at Inverness Country Club, that earned him a spot in the field. Dukelow gives the Wilson Golf family, another chance for another major title.

Click here to hear the interview with Medinah teaching professional Rich Dukelow.

The Gog Blog returns all this week.


THE LAST U.S. OPEN in the Midwest for years to come tee’s off in South Bend Indiana this Thursday, on the Warren Course. Info at Tickets available on site. THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB is getting ready to open the Baer Nine this Saturday. The first seven holes (10-16) are ready to go. Holes 17 and 18 are a few weeks away. For more details visit or call the golf course at (847)-885-9000.#GOLF ______________________________________________________________________

The Gog Blog by Rory Spears-Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and Facebook, or Linkedin. On the range at the Warren Course home of this weeks U.S. Sr. Open.


So do the awards. Buffalo Ridge Springs part of the Big Cedar Golf Resort, has been named the Best Course You can Play in the State of Missouri. For more details see

THE HORSESHOE BAY Resort near Austin Texas, has been selected by Golf Digest as among the “Best Resorts inn the Southwest.”

Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Horseshoe Bay located on the shores of Lake LBJ. Is in the final stages of a $90 million dollar golf course and full resort renovation. All 3 golf courses, Slick Rock, Ram Rock, and Apple Rock have seen renovations totaling $7.5 million dollars. The new Cap Rock Clubhouse with it’s views of the area, are stunning. The final touches of the resorts renovations should be in place this summer. See

The waterfalls of Slick Rock, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort near Austin Texas. Forest Dunes is located in Roscommon Michigan, and his home to the LOOP and Forest Dunes Golf Courses.

Forest Dunes of Roscommon Michigan, is home to the famed reversable golf course called “The Loop”, by Tom Doak. And the Forest Dunes course designed by Tom Weiskopf. Both the Red Course #47 and the Black Course #45 that comprise the Loop, have been named in the Top 100 public golf courses by Golf Digest. The Forest Dunes golf course was named to the list at #28. This year the new Hilltop 2 acre putting course is open. And in 2019 the Loop is allowing golf carts. For more see


The Southern Indiana resort has received more awards, as it has been recongnized by Golf Digest, for being among the Best Resorts in America.

French Lick received an Editors Choice Award as one of the Best Resorts in the Midwest.

The Pete Dye Golf Coursemoved up two places to No.17, and Donald Ross Course came in at No.99 on the Top 100 public courses in the country. The Cook group has invested over $600 million dollars into the renovation, and the additions to the resort. New suite rooms and a sports bar will open this fall by the casino. The resort will host the Sr. LPGA Championship in October. The LPGA Symetra Tour will visit the Ross Course in two weeks. Learn more about the resort at

Tim Sheppard became the first player to win the Senior-Trifecta.

Sheppard won the 18th CDGA Senior Amateur Championship at Briar Ridge Country Club.

With his 5-and-4 win over Doug McCoy, Sheppard became the first player to win all three of the CDGA senior championships.

Sheppard has now won the CDGA Senior Amateur, the Illinois Staet Senior Amateur, and the CDGA SeniorAmateur Four-Ball.

“It’s pretty neat,” said Sheppard. “I’ve been playing in CDGA events since 1997 or 1998. I always wanted to earn a trophy. It was nice to get this done. Hopefully, I” have a few more in me. It’s tough, there’s a lot of good competition and good players.”

The Sheppard-McCoy match started and they played two-holes, before rain caused a 2 hour and 30 minute delay.

ERICKSON wins CDGA Mid-Amateur at Northmoor Country Club. Jake Erickson of Springfield/Panther Creek finally came away with a win, after hvaing runner-up finishes in the Illinois State Amateur and the Illinois State Mid-Amateur Championships.

Erickson 28, won the championship match by a 3 and 2 score over Zach Jecklin of Chicago/Buttefield CC. ” I wanted to close the door today and get my first win in a CDGA event,” said Erickson. “It was a great win, I beat a lo fo quality players.”

The match was played in soggy conditions, with 3/4 of an inch of rain falling overnight at the the club. More details at

WOMEN’S GOLF DAY A SUCCESS at Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs Florida. Well over 100 women showed up to take part in Women’s Golf Day on June 4th at Central Florida Resort. Home of the Valspar Championship on the Copperhead Golf Course. Innisbrook is owned by Sheila Johnson, and has earned previous awards for being among the top golf facilties for women in America. Details at

THE GOG BLOG returns this week, with more from the U.S Sr. Open and the Western Amateur media day, at Point O’Woods in Benton Harbor Michigan. RS


  THE CHICAGO AREA’S BIGEST RENOVATION PROJECT takes another step forward this Saturday, when the Baer Nine Opens at the Schaumburg Golf Club located on Roselle Road. The first seven holes are ready to go, with holes 8&9 just a few weeks away from being ready for action. (L) The final topdressing is underway on the 18th hole, and the tenth hole (R) has rounded into shape. Details at      _____________________________________________________________________

The Gog Blog by Rory Spears-Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy Linkedin and Facebook. Instagram at Rorygolf18. With Wilson Golf VP-GM Tim Clarke at Am 750 WNDZ home of Golfers on Golf Radio.

WHAT A GREAT RADIO SHOW this past Saturday, with Tim Clarke the VP-GM of Wilson Golf as our guest host.

Golfers on Golf Radio Am 750 WNDZ, every Saturday morning at 10 AM.

Ed Stevenson-Bill Berger and I had fun with Tim Clarke joining us in studio. It’s been a wild week, for everyone that’s part of Wilson Golf.

So much buzz was created with the U.S. Open win, for Wilson Golf staff professional Gary Woodland. That the brand name “Wilson”, got a shot in the arm in the golf division. Wilson Golf has been “trending” in the right direction for a while, but Woodlands win doesn’t hurt. Woodland will have some new Wilson prototype clubs to test this week in Detroit. What’s next from Wilson Golf-stay tuned. Because Wilson golf is very community orientated, they recently handed out 500 putters to kids at a First Tee event in Chicago.

The Schaumburg Golf Club at 401 N. Roselle Road is a year round golf facility.

THE NEXT PHASE of the 27 hole golf course renovation is coming to the tee, and ready for some golf.

Starting this weekend, the first seven holes will be open for play. With the last two holes, 17 & 18 opening in the next couple of weeks. (At least by Aug. 1st)

The work done by golf architect Todd Quitno of Lohmann-Quitno Golf Designs is very good. It will make the Schaumburg Golf Club, one of the top public golf facilties in the entire area.

CLICK HERE to hear the interview with Schaumburg Golf Club GM Jon Parsons, who updates the Baer 9 renovation project. Enjoy the first seven holes starting on Saturday.

THE LAST U.S. OPEN in the Midwest of any kind for the next several years, tee’s off this week in South Bend on the Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore designed Warren Course.

LAST WEEK Ben Crenshaw was nice enough to call me to discuss an upcoming project at Big Cedar Resort in MO. and this weeks U.S. Senior Open course in South Bend.

Because of the U.S. Sr. Open, Coore and Crenshaw came back in recent years to tune up the Warren Course. But Crenshaw told me that,” Bill and I backed-up some tee’s straight in-line. So they did not stick out like sore-thumbs. The green complexes and bunkers around the green have remained the same. The course will be a good challenge for the players, and Bill and I are darn proud of that golf course.”

David Tom’s is the defending champion. Golfers on Golf will be reporting from the Warren Course a couple of days this week. Stay tuned both here, and on Golfers on Golf Radio this coming Saturday.

U.S. Hickory Open Champion Rick Woeckener wins at Belvedere with Hickory Shafted Clubs.

YOU HAVE TO LOVE RICK WOECKENER, who is the new U.S. Open Champion, playing with old-time Hickory shafted golf clubs. At the famed Belvedere Golf Club, in Charlevoix MI.

If you love golf history and you’re not a technology person. Maybe the old hickory shafted club style is for you.

And you can still have clubs like this made. There is a U.S. Open you can play in. Some players even dress the part from days gone by.

Woeckener shot rounds of 75-78 for the 36 hole total of 153 in the Gross Division, to get the win.

“This is a great honor and I’m just happy I played good enough to win,” said Woeckener. “There are a lot of good players in the field.”

Golfing legend Tom Watson is a member of Belvedere, and plays the course with hickory clubs. Watson says the club’s par 4, 16th hole, is one of the best par 4’s in America.

The club that opened in 1925 is a Willie Watson design, who designs include Olympia Fields and the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

For more information Belvedere Golf Club see or call the club at (231)-547-2611.

Now is your chance to check out Taylor Made golf clubs. So be ready to visit the Preserve Golf Course, this coming Friday June 28th. Fittings by appointment only, because time is limited. Call head professional Jamie Nieto at (630)-451-3471, so you can be scheduled. Golfweek Magazine has put the Preserve on the Best in State You Can Play List, the only course in DuPage County on that list.

JORDAN SPEITH says he might play the john Deere Classic before heading to the Open Championship. Stay tuned.

The Gog Blog returns all week, so stay clicked in. RS


GRAND NATIONAL GOLF and Marriott in the Opelika/Auburn area of Alabama. For more information see FARMLINKS the #1 rated public course in Alabama. Farmlinks is part of the Purcell Farms golf destination, see more at      ______________________________________________________________________

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.


ARCHITECT TODD QUITNO shows off the Baer Nine at the Schaumburg Golf Club in it’s early stages of renovation in July of 2018. Saturday June 29th “The Baer” will reopen in part. Seven of the Nine Holes will be ready to go, with the last two holes open on August 1st. More details coming up in the days ahead. Visit     _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS-Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and Linkedin or Facebook. Golfers on Golf wishes Mistwood Golf Club’s Nicole Jeray, best of luck in todays 2nd round of the KPMG Championship being held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska Minnesota. #GoNicole #KPMG

                                       THE WESTERN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP at Rich Harvest Farms. THE WOMEN’S WESTERN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP at Woodland Country Club-Carmel Indiana.

Piercen Hunt at Rich Harvest Farms (L), and Gabriella Gilrowski at Woodland Country Club (R). Are your winners, of the WGA-Junior Championship and the WWGA Junior Championship.

Hunt who will play college golf at the University of Illinois. Won the Western junior Championship by 7 shots, with scores of 72-70 over the final 36 holes. At Jerry Rich’s, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Gilrowski of Westerfield Ind., defeated another Carmel Ind.-local Jocelyn Brunch, 2&1 in the championship match. At the Woodland Country Club. Gilrowski won an exciting match over medalist Brooke Biermann. That semi-final match went 20 holes.


  FARM LINKS GOLF COURSE at Purcell Farms-Alabama’s #1 Public Course Learn more about this destination, rated #1-8 of the last 9 years. #hole 17     _____________________________________________________________________

    THE 102ND WESTERN JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP at Rich Harvest Farms. The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and Linkedin or Facebook.

THE SEMI-FINALS are set for the 93rd Women’s Western Junior Golf Championship, at the Woodland Country Club in Carmel Indiana.

Medalist Brooke Biermann won two matches to head into the semi-finals against Gabriella Gilrowski.

The other semifinal has Jocelyn Brunch against Nathaly Munnicha.

Semi-finals tee off at 7:30 Thursday morning.

AT RICH HARVEST FARMS in Sugar Grove. Piercen Hunt from Wisconsin, who has committed to play college golf at the university of Illinois, fought through tough conditions on Wednesday to take a five-shot lead into Thursday’s final day of play that includes 36 holes for the platers that made the cut.