THE EVANS SCHOLARS INVITATIONAL wraps up at the Glen Club. is getting ready to open the new Preserve at Oak Meadows Clubhouse. Stay tuned for details on opening day. But don’t forget to visit Maple Meadows and Green Meadows.    _____________________________________________________________________

RORY SPEARS at WCPT Am 820-Home of Golfers on Golf Radio

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to those serving our country and to those who have. Thank You for keeping us safe, and for your service.

WHAT AN AMAZING last four days at the Evans Scholars Invitational (ESI) at The Glen Club in Glen View.

First up congratulations to winner Cameron Young, 18 under par at the Glen Club is some pretty good golf.

TO OUR LOCAL PLAYERS you stepped up in front of the home fans, and played great. Northbrook’s Nick Hardy set the tone with a 7 under par 64 in Round 1. So it’s too bad Hardy ended up at 8 under par for the tournament, when it was all done.

HIGHWOOD’S PATRICK FLAVIN was outstanding. A bogey free weekend in front of many supporters, earned him a spot in the Korn Ferry Tour field this week in North Carolina. Here’s hoping Flavin earns enough points to play weekly on the tour for the rest of the season.

Vince India, Andy Pope and Brad Hopfinger all made the cut, and India spent most of the 4 Rounds in the top 10.

IN THE END both Hardy and Flavin ended up T-5 and made just shy of $21,000 for the week. I spoke with both Hardy and Flavin at the end of the championship.

CLICK HERE to hear the interviews with Nick Hardy and Patrick Flavin.

Cameron Young holds the winners plate of the Evans Scholars Invitational (ESI)

WRAPPING UP the week, it was great to have live golf in town. The Glen Club was in great shape, and players enjoyed that. Anyone playing The Glen Club today should enjoy their round.

The turn out was great by people following our local players. Because both Hardy and Flavin had good galleries, with ‘Hardy’s Army’ having maybe just over 300 on Sunday. Another 100+ were following Flavin.

When the galleries reached 18 for both players, combined with the people already around the 18th green. There were a fair amount of people there to greet the final groups as they putted out. But considering the weather over the last few days, and both baseball teams in town with games they should and mostly did win. With capacities being bumped up to 60%, the galleries were pretty good. So hopefully next year there will be even more people at The Glen Club for the ESI. Kudo’s to Illini Alum Luke Guthrie who ended a 23 tournament missed cut streak at the ESI.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS has made the first cut at the NCAA Nationals, and now there are only 15 schools left fighting for the title. Should Illinois survive today, they will be in the match play, for the final 8 schools. GO ILLINOIS.

MOLLIE MARCOUX SAMAAN is the new commissioner of the LPGA. Samaan has some big shoes to fill, replacing Michael Whan who left for the USGA. Samaan joins the LPGA from Princeton University, where the universities sports teams had a great run during her time there. But can she grow the LPGA, draw sponsors and increase purses.

But with colleges doing so much fund raising these days from student and alumni, maybe Samaan comes with ways to raise money. Time will tell if not having years of golf industry experience could hinder her. But I wish her the best in taking the LPGA to the next level, wherever that might be.

TV RATINGS, was it Phil Mickelson or the oceanside location of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. The final round of the PGA Championship had 6.6 million viewers, while the Lakes-Suns game, the highest rated NBA playoff game of the day, had only 4.4 million viewers.

I’M LOOKING forward to being in Kolher on Thursday for the opening of the NEW Par 3 Baths course. Full details coming up later in the week. The Gog Blog returns all week long. RS


NICK HARDY is second-PATRICK FLAVIN is fourth headed to the final round of the Evans Scholars Invitational (ESI)-come cheer our local players today at The Glen Club.  ______________________________________________________________________

The Illinois Men’s Golf team is T-5 headed to Round 3 of the NCAA National Championships, today is a cut down day from 30 to 15 teams.

THINGS GOING WELL to this point on the golf course in Glenview, at The Glen Club in the Evans Scholars Invitational.

Because there are three local players in the top 10, heading into the final round.

But Northbrook’s Nick Hardy needs to make up 4 shots to get back into the lead.

HIGHWOOD’S Patrick Flavin is lurking in 4th place, and is 7 shots off the lead. Former Illinois Open Champion at The Glen Club Deerfield’s Vince India is tied for 9th. But is 9 shots back behind the leader Cameron Young, who won last weeks tournament in Kansas City.

Elisa Gaudet with a Women’s Golf Day hat, alongside of the Jack Nicklaus Play Yellow cap.

COMING OFF A SUCCESFUL day at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) where Women’s Golf Day founder Elisa Gaudet, range the bell to start the days trading this past week, Women’s Golf Day is ready for it’s biggest day.

Because this Tuesday is Women’s Golf Day with live golf event around the world.

So did your club sign up for this years event? Ladies are you going out to play golf on Tuesday June 1st. Visit to find a location nearest to you. Ladies it’s your day-Go Play.

Myrtle Beach is welcoming golfers back for the 38th annual World Amateur in Myrtle Beach.

OVER 2,700 GOLFERS are already signed up for the 38th Edition of the 2021 Myrtle Beach World Amateur.

So sign up quickly because spots are filling up quickly for the amateur, which will be played from August 30th through September 3rd.

The 72-hole stroke play event already has golfers from all 50 states, and 10 countries.

But there is even better news. Because this year the World’s Largest 19th hole will return. So sign up by June 3rd to receive a discount of $120.00 off the regular price. The World Amateur is open to golfers 17 years of age and older. The flights are broken down to both men and women and by age group. For details or to sign up see

MOLLIE MARCOUX SAMAAN the Director of Athletics at Princeton University has been named the new Commissioner of the LPGA Tour. Samaan replaces Michael Whan who is now with the USGA. More thoughts on Samaan when the Gog Blog Speaks Out tomorrow.

The putting studio at Club Champion in Willowbrook Illinois. Check out the Fathers Day Special.

FATHER’S DAY is coming up on June 20th. So are you ready?

Because if your not, it’s time to get the man that has everything, a gift card to club fitter Club Champion.

The Willowbrook Illinois based Club Champion, is the largest club fitter in the country. With more locations that any other club fitting chain in America.

So right now through June 20th, if you buy dad a $150.00 gift card or more. Dad get’s $75.00 off his Club Champion equipment purchase. But even better news is that you can purchase a gift card online at But to learn more about Club Champion see

ILLINOIS HAS FOUR earn PING All-Midwest Region Honors. With the men’s team at the NCAA national championships, Illinois golfer received more good news. Because four players earned awards. Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Michael Feagles, Jerry Ji, and Giovanni Tadiotto. This is the 13th consecutive year Illinois has had at least two players on the list.

GISLE SOLHAUG has published a new book-Now Available- called How to Match Your Golf Clubs, and Develop a Single Swing Rather than 13. Solhaug has created BioMatch, a scientific solution to the issue of matching golf clubs, and how club fitters can put 13 clubs in your bag, where the same swing works for all clubs. For more details or to purchase the eBook for $7.00 or the printed version for just $19.99 at

THE MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB VIDEO SERIES continues with even more instruction from it’s pro staff. So are you on the Mistwood Email list, when you get added to the list, you will receive notices when the video’s come out. Learn more at

The new Cradle Crossing on the Par 3 Cradle Course at Pinehurst.


So you thought Gil Hanse’s par-3 course at the Pinehurst Resort could not get any better.

But it has. Now underway is the building of the “Cradle Crossing” that serves as both a bar, and has restrooms. So that golfers enjoying a few laps around the course, now can stay longer without having to leave. One green fee gets you all day play. More information at plus through tomorrow is the 25% off online Memorial Day sale. Pinehurst, where it’s always a beautiful day.

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THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT is back tomorrow. RS


THE NCAA MEN’S NATIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS are underway in Scottsdale Arizona. The Fighting Illini are there for a 13th straight time. Cheer on the Big Ten’s only representative at nationals. THE NEW CLUBHOUSE at the Preserve at Oak Meadows is getting ready to open (probably in June). Follow all the details at      _____________________________________________________________________

Rory Spears (L) and Ed Stevenson (R) are half the foursome that hosts Golfers on Golf Radio on Saturday afternoons on WCPT AM 820 with a tee time for now at 4 Pm. So listen in, or check us out on Facebook for viewing, or listen online or the APP, get a mulligan by checking out

WEEK 7 is here for Golfers on Golf Radio, with it’s tee-time for now at 4 Pm on WCPT AM 820-Chicago.

This week Rory Spears, Bill Berger, and Len Ziehm are your hosts, and Ed Stevenson has the week off.

Len Ziehm joins us for the last 50 minutes this week. Because we need the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame Inductee to break down this years IGHOF Class of 2021.

Topics this week will include the Evans Scholars Invitational (ESI) of the Korn Ferry Tour, being played at The Glen Club in Glenview. There is free admission, check the ESI website for details.

But as for the show. Hear us live on Am 820 WCPT, listen live on line. But you can watch us in studio on WCPT AM 820 Facebook page. You can use your phone to check us out on the Tune-IN Radio APP just search WCPT AM 820. So if you need a Mulligan, check us out on the cloud.

In addition to Len our other guest is Flossmoor Golf Club member Greg Ohlendorf, who will talk about his new book. Ohlendorf has played every Top 100 course around the world and on several publications lists.

You will also hear from Illinois Men’s coach Mike Small, and Illini Senior Michael Feagles. From the ESI, hear from local players Nick Hardy, Andy Pope, Vince India, and Patrick Flavin.

So join us at 4 PM on WCPT AM 820. Thanks for listening-from Chicago’s Favorite Foursome.


THE NEW CLUBHOUSE at The Preserve at Oak Meadows-Opening Soon. Follow the lead up to the grand opening right here, or at Play Maple Meadows & and the 9-Hole Green Meadows course. The Preserve is already open for golf season.  _____________________________________________________________________

  THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS is competing in it’s 13th straight NCAA Men’s National Championships, with 29 other schools at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

The NCAA national championships are underway, and after Round 1, Illinois sits in a tie for 10th place. But not far off the lead are the Illini, with many teams in the field bunched up. Illinois is at +7, with Texas Tech the leaders at 4 under par.

Jerry Ji  at even par (70), had the low score for the Illini. The Raptor Course normally has a par of 72. But that has been reduced to 70 for the championship and is playing at 7,289 yards.

The championship is played on the following schedule: Friday May 28th Round 1. Saturday May 29th Round 2. Sunday May 30th Round 3. But at this point the field will be cut to the low 15 teams, who will advance to Round 4.

Round 4 is Monday May 31st, then the field will be cut to 8 teams who advance to match play. Quarterfinals and Semifinals will be played on Tuesday June 1st, and there will be live coverage on The Golf Channel. The championship match will be played Wednesday June 2nd and televised on The Golf Channel.

CLICK HERE to hear interviews with Illinois Coach Mike Small, players Tommy Kuhl and Senior and Scottsdale native Michael Feagles. Feagles had an opening round of 72 (+2).

Illinois is the only Big Ten school that advanced to the national championships. But Purdue senior Cole Bradley advanced to nationals as an individual, by winning the Indiana regional championship. Bradley is the son of Purdue head coach Rob Bradley. After day 1 Bradley is the individual leader, at 4 under par.

But while Illinois is making it’s 13th straight appearance at nationals, it has never won a national title. The best finish for Illinois was second place, when they lost to Alabama.


THE NEW PRESERVE at OAK MEADOWS CLUBHOUSE by night. The clubhouse could open in late June. So stay tuned into for details on opening day. _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or LinkedIn/Instagram or Facebook

Northbrook’s Nick Hardy chips for birdied on the par 3-17th hole at the Glen Club. Hardy finished the round in 1st place with a 7 under par (64).

THE THIRD ANNUAL EVANS SCHOLARS INVITATIONAL is underway at the Glen Club, in Glenview.

But it’s the second time the event has been played at The Glen Club.

Opening round play, saw Northbrook’s Nick Hardy, the University of Illinois Alum jump out to the lead.

Because with Hardy’s 7 under par (64), and weather conditions changing and not for the better as the day went on, the field had a hard time keeping up with a local player who knows The Glen Club very well.

Hardy’s army that numbered almost 60 people by the back-nine, was cheering both Hardy and his playing partner Brian Campbell (University of Illinois alum) on through their round. But one member of the galley, was on a different side of the ropes this year. Because after not advancing from the Monday qualifier into the field, U of IL alum Dylan Meyer was just enjoying a day at the golf course.

But the finish of his round was not easy for Hardy, who almost splashed his tee shot on the par 3-17th. Hardy left his birdie putt on 18 shorter than he would have liked, and left himself a tough par putt he was thrilled to make.

CLICK HERE to hear the interview with ESI leader Nick Hardy of Northbrook.

Deerfield’s Vince India who won the Illinois Open at the Glen Club, was T-4 at 4 under par after Round 1.

VINCE INDIA of Deerfield wasn’t shy about admitting the conditions were not easy at parts of the round.

But India’s 4 under par 67, left him tied for 4th place after opening round play.

HIGHWOOD’S Patrick Flavin carded a 2 under par 69, that left him T-14. But right behind Flavin was former Glen Ellyn resident Andy pope with a  -1 (70).

BRAD HOPFINGER from Lake Forest opened the tournament with an even par round of 71.

A majority of the top Korn Ferry Tour players are in the 156 player field this week. Including Northwestern alum’s David Lipsky and Dylan Wu. The Glen Club is spread out over 195 acres, and will play to a yardage over 7,200 yards.

Highwood’s Patrick Flavin was T-14 after Round 1 of the ESI.

SO THERE is more good news regarding the ESI.

Fans can get in for free, visit the tournament website, and see how to register for free admission.

There was a free promotional giveaway on Thursday. So why not come out and see what other items might be handed out.

Weather conditions for Round 2, have made things tough on the players. But seven players that got off to rough starts on Thursday, have WD’d from the tournament.

CLICK HERE to hear interviews with in order Andy Pope (Glen Ellyn) Vince India (Deerfield) and Patrick Flavin (Highwood).

NICK HARDY is tied for lead late in Round 2. Stay clicked in for more coverage of the ESI over the weekend.


THE NEW PRESERVE at OAK MEADOWS CLUBHOUSE by night. for details on the upcoming opening day (late June or early July) for the clubhouse.        _____________________________________________________________________

Rory Spears (L) and Len Ziehm (R) host the Ziehm & Spears weekly podcast series. For the Chicago area’s most complete weekly news round-up.


They are back with Podcast Series 2021-Volume 17.

So this week Len and Rory discuss this weeks Korn Ferry Tour event the Evans Scholars Invitational, at The Glen Club in Glenview.

But in spite of some bad weather for Day 1, local hero Nick Hardy from nearby Northbrook, Illinois has risen to the top of the leader board with a 7 under par score of 64.

Deerfield’s Vince India is top 5 with a 4 under par 67, and Highwoods Patrick Flavin is 14th at 2 under par.

But Len and Rory also wrap up the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort near Charleston South Carolina. Because there is still plenty of talk about 50 year old Phil Mickelson winning, that Callaway driver that has “Lefty” hitting bombs down the fairway.

But of course Ziehm and Spears talk both “The Feud” and “The Match”.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR ZIEHM & SPEARS Podcast Series 2021-Volume 17.

Ziehm a 2019 member of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, covers the new class of 2021, that will follow him into the hall.

So check out Chicago’s most complete weekly golf news source. Thanks for listening, Len and Rory.

Len Ziehm joins Golfers on Golf Radio this Saturday as Co-Host on WCPT AM 820, tee time is 4 Pm.


  NIGHT and DAY will be the difference when the new Preserve at Oak Meadows clubhouse opens this summer. While there is hope the clubhouse will open in June, it could be early July. So stay clicked in here or at for details on the opening day for the new clubhouse. Don’t forget to play Maple Meadows or Green Meadows when you are looking to enjoy a round of golf this summer. #DuPageGolf         _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect- LinkedIn/Instagram/Facebook

Dr. Jim Suttie a new member of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame works from his Naples based studio.

THE VOTE IS IN and the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2021, will have six new inductee’s on October 1st.

The new class members are the following:

BESSIE ANTHONY- Perhaps the first great female player from Illinois. Anthony won the first three Women’s Western Amateur Championships 1901-1903. But her run didn’t stop there, she won the 1903 U.S. Women’s Amateur at the Chicago Golf Club.

PHIL KOSIN- Publisher of Chicagoland Golf from 1989 until his passing in 2009. In the late 1990’s he started Chicagoland Golf Radio on WMVP Am 1000 and later moved to WSCR. Kosin founded the Illinois Women’s Open in 1995, and eventually moved the tournament to it’s current home at the Mistwood Golf Club.

MASON PHELPS-An Olympic champion who won the Western Amateur twice in 1908 & 1910. But in 1910 he defeated Chick Evans to win the trophy. Phelps made it to the U.S. Amateur semi-finals in 1909, where he lost to fellow Chicagoan Robert Gardner.

GARY PINNS-Pinns is the only five-time winner of the Illinois Open, winning his first title while he was still an amateur. Pinns went on to become the Director of Instruction at the Oak Brook Golf Club.

DR. JIM SUTTIE-Is one of golf ‘s top teaching instructors. Numerous top professional golfers have taken lessons from “Doc”. Suttie is a three-time Illinois PGA teacher of the Year, and a Top 50 instructor in multiple national publications.

HERBERT JAMES TWEEDIE-The golf architect who designed 21 courses in the Chicago area. Two of his courses today that are still most intact are Midlothian and Flossmoor. But both courses are currently seeing restoration work by Ray Hearn. Tweedie helped take the famed Glen View Club home this years Western Amateur, from 9 to 18 holes.

Congratulations to all six new inductee’s of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.


THE new clubhouse at the Preserve at Oak Meadows. Opening soon   _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or LinkedIn/Instagram or Facebook

Phil Mickelson with the Wanamaker Trophy. Photo by Rory Spears.


So make it #6 in the major’s category for “Lefty”. Because Phil Mickelson is now the oldest major champion in golf history, at 50 years and many months.

But what a great finish, and an amazing gallery, unlike any other. So crowded around the green and the players as they came to the 18th green. I have never seen anything like that in golf. Not at the British Open, not at Cog Hill Western Open, not at Bellerive at the 2018 PGA Championship when Brooks Koepka, beat Tiger. But what an atmosphere, great for the game that is growing every day.

It was great to see this finish for the PGA Championship, and PGA President Jim Richerson. But also good to see a great week for former Illinois PGA section professional Roger Warren. Warren is now the Kiawah Island Resort President, and his resort pulled off a great championship.

MICKELSON just gave hope to all golfers 50 and over, that they can still accomplish something special in golf. But with Mickelson playing a new Callaway Epic Max driver, you have to wonder how many of those drivers Callaway will sell in the next few months.

YOU HAVE TO WONDER IF MICKELSON is now on the radar of Ryder Cup Team Captain Steve Stricker, as Mickelson is now 16th in the point standings for this Septembers Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Lefty moved up 42 places in the point standing with his win at Kiawah. So now a solid finish at the U.S Open would likely earn him a spot on the team.

I JUST WISH Kevin Streelman could have made a few more birdies and moved up the leaderboard a place or two. Because Streelman deserved a better fate than he got on Sunday. The putts just would not drop.

GREG OHLENDORF a long time golfer, member at Flossmoor Golf Club and course rater has a new book due out in June. Ohlendorf’s tails about playing every Top 100 in America and the Top 100 courses world wide, sheds light on how to knock-off a bucket list full of courses. Ohlendorf joins us live from Pinehurst on Golfers on Golf Radio this  Saturday at 4:30.

CONGRATS to Highwood’s Patrick Flavin and Jordan Hahn of Elmhurst for being awarded sponsors exemptions into this weeks Evans Scholars Invitational. Great selections by the WGA-ESI Championship committee.

MOVING INTO SOMETHING NEW is Brian Tulk, who has been named General Manager and Director of Golf at Klein Creek in Winfield. Congrats to Brian on the new job.

FINALLY A TIP OF THE CAP or golf visor to Brad Marek the Arlington Heights native, and John Hersey HS alum. Marek a club professional who also played for Indiana University, made the cut and got to stay for the weekend. Never an easy job for club or teaching professionals, to keep up with the best players in the world. Especially during a major championship.

The Gog Blog returns tomorrow. RS


THE 103rd PGA Championship-today on CBS-can Phil Mickelson hold on to win. Kevin Streelman the Wilson Golf staff player from Wheaton IL. is only 3 shots back. THE Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open is back at the Mistwood Golf Club. Call (815)-254-3333 to register for this years championship. Dates have been moved up to July 6 & 7 this year.  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on Facebook/LinkedIn or Instagram. On the 14th tee at the Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Resort home of this weeks PGA Championship.

THE 103rd PGA Championship final round is today. But the early coverage is on ESPN-followed by CBS starting at noon. So good to see an earlier start for the final groups.

Chicago based Wilson Golf has some staffers playing well. Including Kevin Streelman the Wheaton native, and former Cantigny Golf employee.

Arlington Heights native, and former member of the John Hersey H.S. and Indiana University golf team. Made the cut and was one of two PGA club pro’s to do so.

Great week of golf and weather at the Kiawah Island Resort, and the Pete Dye designed Ocean Course. Next year’s PGA Championship moves to Southern Hills in Tulsa Oklahoma. offers a team event on Wednesday June 1st at the Preserve at Oak Meadows.

DuPage Golf will host a 1-best ball team golf event on Wednesday June 1st. With a shotgun start at 1 Pm.

But then there is a post round dinner at the Green Street Grille in nearby Bensenville. So for only $100.00 per player, enjoy a great day of golf and food.

But there is more good news, it’s a 1 Best-Ball event, and you get to play your own ball. See to register.

LEN ZIEHM of has written a tribute column to architect Arthur Hills, who passed away last week at the age of 91. Hills is best known in the Chicago area for his designs of Bolingbrook Golf Club, the Chicago Highlands Club, Stonewall Orchard Golf Club, and the Ivanhoe Club. Hills firm with top assistant Steve Forest did renovation work at Ruth Lake Country Club, and the Naperville Country Club. During his career, Hills designed over 200 courses, including the famed Bay Harbor Golf Course in Northern Michigan, part of Boyne Resorts.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN has announced that Women’s Assistant Golf Coach Lindsay Lovelace has resigned, after six years with the program. Because she is looking to spend more time with her family.

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw are the 2021 ASGCA, Donald Ross award winners.

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS (ASGCA), has named Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, winners of the associations Donald Ross award.

The award, presented every year since 1976, is given to an architect or a team of architects, that have made a significant contribution to the game of golf.

The new welcome to Cog Hill sign on archer avenue.

COG HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB will host a Cleveland Wedge Scoring Clinic Experience, from 5-7 Pm on Wednesday June 23rd.

So to sign up for the $175.00 clinic, you need to be one of the first 12 golfers to do so.

But with two of every three shots happening within 125 yards from the green. Now is the time to get 45 minutes of expert short game instruction. So your fee includes a wedge fitting, short game lesson, and a new wedge from Cleveland Golf. But please register ASAP by going to or call Cog Hill at (866)-264-4455.

RYAN KOWALSKI of Arlington Hts. who plays out of the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, won the 6th annual Chicago District Golf Association’s Mid Amateur Championship at Lake Shore Country Club.

Kowalski defeated David Keenan of Champaign and Lincolnshire Fields CC, by a score of 3 & 2.

But he barely made into the Palatine qualifier before the field filled up, and his 2 under par 70 at Palatine, got him into the Mid-Am field. So with the victory, Kowalski is exempt into the next five Mid-Amateurs and into this summers CDGA and Illinois State Amateur championships.

GALVIN GREEN is reporting strong growth in both USA and Canadian markets, with it’s stylish and brightly colored golf wear becoming popular. But also because collections like “GameDay’ provide both a durable and are a premium lightweight. Items like the 100% waterproof APOLLO full-zip jacket made from a ultra-lightweight GORE-TEX Paclite fabric. So for information on the full line-see

THE BLACKBERRY AMATEUR at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club will be played June 26 and 27th. Sponsors include Wilson Golf. Register by calling Blackberry Oaks at (630)-553-7170, the field is limited to 120 players.

Club Championship has new club options for fittings.

WILLOWBROOK based Club Champion has announced new club options for fittings.

New options include PXG, Edel SMS Wedges, and the latest from Miura.

With Fathers Day right around the corner, a fitting at Club Champion for dad makes the perfect gift.

Club Champion will be offering Fathers Day specials. So visit to see upcoming specials. Club Champion has several Chicago area locations.

PINE LAKES Country Club in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, known as the “Granddaddy”, closed on April 26th for a restoration of the nearly 100 year old golf course. But the good news is that Pine Lakes should reopen in July. The main part of the work overseen by Craig Schreiner ASGCA, is the new Sunday Bermudagrass greens.

The overall green size will expand by over 21,000 square feet. Pine Lakes is on the dunes and less then 1 mile from the ocean. Schreiner will redo all the bunkers and drainage, so the course plays more like original architect Robert White intended it to. White originally from St. Andrews Scotland was the first president of the PGA of America.

For more details on this historical restoration, see The Gog Blog Returns tomorrow. RS


  THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP all this weekend on CBS-from the Kiawah Island Resort near Charleston South Carolina. ILLINOIS WOMEN’S OPEN is back July 6-7 sign up.    _____________________________________________________________________

Rory Spears (L) and Ed Stevenson (R) along with Bill Berger bring you the award winning Golfers on Golf Radio. Currently airing Saturdays at 4 PM on WCPT AM 820.

SO THEY ARE READY for Week #6, and are making they’re way to the tee box.

Golfers on Golf Radio on Am 820 WCPT is back for it’s sixth week of 2021.

Because what a week it’s been for golf.

Last weeks guest Brad Marek from Arlington Heights and John Hersey High School, along with the Indiana University golf team alumni, has made the cut at the PGA Championship. Marek who played in the extremely windy conditions on the Ocean Course on Friday, is the low club professional heading into the weekend. Only Marek and one other club pro made the cut, while players like Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas did not. Marek starts the day ahead of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker.

THIS WEEK Golfers on Golf Radio returns to South Carolina to take a look at golf in the low country. Because CBS’s Charlie Rymer joins us live, along with Shaun Donahue from one of South Carolina’s top public golf venue’s, Tidewater Golf Club in Myrtle Beach.

LEN ZIEHM of the Daily Herald joins us, with thoughts on the world of college golf, both on local men’s and women’s golf programs. But also with some thoughts on the passing of long time golf architect Arthur Hills. Hills 91, passed away this past week, designed some local area courses like Bolingbrook, Chicago Highlands, Stonewall Orchard and The Ivanhoe Club. Hills was involved in some renovation work in town at Ruth Lake Country Club and Naperville Country Club.

SO TUNE IN Today to WCPT Am 820, and catch the show live, or the live online listen. Watch the show the Facebook page. Or on your phone at the Tune-In Radio App Search WCPT820. But if you miss the show, you get a mulligan. Dial up and scroll down to the podcast.

THANKS FOR LISTENING-Ed, Bill, Len and Rory.