THE ACORN GRILL and the TRACKMAN TECHNOLOGY RANGE are two of the new features at Heritage Oaks at 3535 Dundee Road in Northbrook. Come see the new golf course, clubhouse, and other features. See or call (847)-291-2351.

The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf-host of Golfers on Golf Radio at WNDZ Am 750.


This week there are two tournaments in the Chicago area, and warm out or not I’ll be at both of them.

First on the tee today, is the Illinois Open at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.

Defending champion T-K Kelly is not in the field and playing on the Korn Ferry Tour, so the title is up for grabs. So maybe Bryce Emory who won the title at White Eagle in 2020, can for two in a row at the Arnold Palmer designed White Eagle Club.

University of Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small will likely be in the hunt, along with Andy Mickelson the director of golf at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville. Mickelson is the reigning IPGA Section champion. White Eagle Director of Golf Curtis Malm will be ready to put forth a solid three days in front of his membership.

But is there an amateur who could jump up and take the title this year ? The winner will be crowned-likely in the high heat on Wednesday afternoon.

STARTING TUESDAY AT EXMOOR is the 120th Western Amateur Championship, defending champion Michael Thorbjornsen is back this year and looking for two Western Amateur titles in a row.

WHAT I DO LIKE is that both tournaments are doing some live streaming of play, and if you can’t make it out, do check out the broadcasts. So visit each tournaments website for details on how to watch.

TOURNAMENT 3 is at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, it’s the PGA or America Junior Tournament. Great tournament, bad week to have it in the Chicago area. Augusta Woman’s Amateur Champion Anna Green is the defending champion on the girls side. But for the second time in a month, she has WD out of a tournament in Illinois. Because Green got an exemption into the AIG British Women’s Open. Last month she pulled out of the WWGA-Amateur at Sunset Ridge.

THIS PAST WEEK the star power in golf was at the LIV Series tournament. It was not in Detroit at the PGA Tour. But kudo’s to Tony Finau for back-to-back wins, Finau is as hot as anybody in golf right now.

I AM GETTING Sick of the cry-babies whining about the LIV series of golf. Seriously if you don’t like it, that’s fine. But quit going on social media and crying about it. If you need to whine that bad-go open a bottle of it.

LEN ZIEHM at has posted a column about his recent stop at the French Lick Resort. In beautiful French Lick Indiana. The resort is hosting a new Epson Tour event for the ladies on the Pete Dye Golf Course. It’s the biggest purse on the tour and should be some exciting golf. French Lick is a great getaway for those who are looking to take a golf trip.

THERE IS NO UPDATE SO FAR on the reopening of Settlers Hill in Batavia. But it should not be far away. I’ll keep everyone updated when I hear more. Because once the course does open, I do expect that it will be crowded right away.

THIS WEEK is expected to be a hot one. So when your out playing do take some water with you and stay hydrated.

THE SUMMER is flying by quickly, and Golfers on Golf Radio is down to it’s final 3 shows. I hope you can join us live on Saturday mornings at 10 Am on WNDZ-AM 750 Chicago.

THE GOG BLOG returns all week long. RS


CATCH ALL THE TOURNAMENT ACTION THIS WEEK-at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, home of the Western Amateur. The Illinois Open takes place the next three days at the White Eagle Golf Club In Naperville. The tournaments have streaming, see our stories or visit or for more information.

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn and Facebook. the bee’s have produced again.

MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB and McWethy’s Tavern have nailed it again.

No they did not hit a great shot down the third fairway on the golf course.

But the Mistwood Farm right on property has produced another batch of it’s great tasting honey from the bee farm.

So whether you want to play golf, grab a lesson or get a club fitting, now you can along with a bottle of Mistwood’s Honey from the Honey Farm.

So learn more about the honey and the honey farm, at or at on Renwick Road in Romeoville.

DALLAS BASED TOPGOLF has announced it will launch it’s first venue in Rhode Island, located in the greater Providence area. Details at

IF YOUR LOOKING TO TAKE A GOLF CRUISE and taking it to the UK, with plenty of Scottish and Irish Golf, and the opportunity to attend the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, visit Limited space remains, but is selling quickly. so don’t wait.

ST. ANDREWS SCOTLAND recently welcomed the 150th British Open to town. The Open attracted all-time record crowds, and as a result the demand for area tee times has increased. So if your thinking about visit, prepare accordingly. But do enjoy St. Andrews, more popular than ever.

The PFAU Course at Indiana University.

DO YOU NEED A NEW GOLF TRIP DESTINATION-how about Bloomington Indiana. The new Indiana University Pfau golf course is just one several area courses you can play.

Because other area options include, the Golf Club at Eagle Pointe.

There is the Cascades Golf Course, and the Taylors’ Par-3 course.

But for more information on Bloomington Indiana Golf, see

The Gog Blog Returns tomorrow. RS


WHAT’S NEW AT HERITAGE OAKS (Besides the name) well for starters there is a new clubhouse with the Acorn Grill, a new practice facility with Trackman, and then just wait until you play the renovated golf course. or call (847)-291-2351.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO WNDZ-AM 750-CHICAGO tee time is 10 AM. The show is hosted by Chicago’s favorite foursome, and only golf show in town hosted by a member of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame Len Ziehm, a member of the Illinois PGA Ed Stevenson, someone who has played on the PGA Tour Bill Berger, and a 35+ year member of the Chicago sports media in Rory Spears.

L-R Chicago’s Favorite Foursome Ed Stevenson-Len Ziehm-Bill Berger and Rory Spears at WNDZ-Am 750 Chicago


THIS WEEK IS TOURNEY TIME in the Chicagoland area. First up starting Monday is the Illinois Open at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.

Defending champion T-K Kelly is not playing this year, so the championship is up for grabs.

But for more information on the Illinois Open, Director of Golf at White Eagle GC, Curtis Malm checks-in with all the details.

But even before the open update from Malm. The Ziehm Machine with Len Ziehm is speeding back to Florida and rolling through Southern Georgia. But before leaving Indiana, Ziehm stopped off at the French Lick Resort to check-in on the new Epson Tour event and will report on that event.

TIM KELLY the superintendent at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, talks keeping the golf course in great shape. But getting it ready for an amateur golf championship like this weeks WGA Western Amateur.

CLICK HERE to hear this weeks Golfers on Golf Radio program.

Golfers on Golf Radio has 3 weeks left on WNDZ AM 750 for the 2022 season. So we hope you will join us for those shows. Thanks for listening Ed-Billy-Len and Rory.


THE NEW RANGE IS OPEN at Heritage Oaks Golf Club 3535 Dundee Road located in Northbrook. See what else is new by visiting or call (847)-291-2351

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

The White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, will host the 2022 Illinois Open this week August 1-2-3.

THE ILLINOIS OPEN will tee off this coming Monday at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.

Defending champion T-K Kelly is now playing on the Korn Ferry Tour, and is not in the field.

So this years event is wide open. 2020 Illinois Open Champion Bryce Emory, who won at White Eagle is ready to make it two in a row on the Arnold Palmer design.

Emory has played on the Korn Ferry Tour this year, but takes the week off to try and defend at White Eagle. Emory will play with host professional Curtis Malm a past champion of the Illinois Open during his amateur days. So Malm did not get a paycheck, he would like to win it again in front of his home membership.

University of Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small, is again looking to win his fifth title and ties the record set by Illinois PGA Hall of Fame inductee Garry Pinns.

Mistwood Golf Club professionals Andy Mickelson the reigning IPGA Section Champion, and long hitting Frank Hohenadel are expected to content. Skokie teaching professional Garrett Chaussard who has played great golf the last few years in IPGA section majors, will be in the hunt.

BUT THE ILLINOIS PGA SECTION has announced that if you can’t make it out to the golf course, there will be live streaming of the action on several holes. IPGA has teamed up with Naperville Community TV, and Scientel Solutions to provide the streaming feed.

So to learn more visit for details and see the connecting links to the broadcast. Tee times begin in the 7 Am hour on Monday. Those players who make the 36-hole cut, will play the final round on Wednesday. But for more information see


HERITAGE OAKS GOLF CLUB  at 3535 Dundee Road is more than a new name. It’s a new golf course, new clubhouse, new practice range with Trackman, new large putting green, new simulators. To find out what else is new book a tee time at (847)-291-2351.

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


THE 120th Western Amateur will tee off this week at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park Illinois.

36-holes of stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday will cut the field to the low-44 and ties.

Thursday’s stroke play of 36 holes, will then lower the field to the final 16 players who advance to the match play portion of the championship. The champion will be decided on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Thorbjornsen will return to defend his title won in 2021, at The Glen View Club. But two other final-four finishers from last year Gordon Sargent (2022 NCAA Champion) and Austin Greaser (runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Amateur) also return.

LIVE STREAMING kicks in on Friday August 5th, as fans can watch the Sweet Sixteen matches in the morning. Followed by quarterfinal play in the afternoon.

THEN ON Saturday August 6th, coverage will follow both the semifinals in the morning, and championship match Saturday afternoon.

Live stream sponsors are partners Titleist Golf and apparel company Peter Millar. Live coverage is available on and But replays will be shown on

THE WESTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION is working with Thaler media to produce the coverage. Announcers will be David Marr III, and Tripp Isenhour. Emilia Migliaccio-runner up at the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, will be the on-course reporter.

WGA senior vice president of tournaments Vince Pellegrino, thanked both sponsors for helping bring the Western Amateur to a worldwide audience. Because this year the field will have 48 International players participating.

So for more information visit


HERITAGE OAKS AT 3535 DUNDEE ROAD IN NORTHBROOK offers both indoor and outdoor dining at the new Acorn Grill, in the new clubhouse. So to learn more about what is new at Heritage Oaks visit or call the club (847)-291-2351

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

THE NV5 Invitational on the Korn Ferry Tour, moves to July at the Glen Club.

THE NV5 Korn Ferry Tour event in the Chicago area, and operated by the Western Golf Association (WGA) will now move from May to July.

Starting in 2023 the dates will be July 25-30. With the Western Amateur at North Shore Country Club (also in Glenview) starting with practice rounds on July 31st.

WGA officials also announced that they have extended the agreement with Kempersports to host the NV5 Invitational at the Glen Club through at least 2026.

“These new dates will enable us to take advantage of Chicago’s beautiful summer season and solidify our event as a can’t-miss stop on the Korn Ferry Tour,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA, senior vice president of tournaments. “The Glen Club has been a fantastic host since 2019. Plus it’s a perfect venue for a championship with so much at stake. We’re excited to renew our partnership.”

Welcome to the Korn Ferry Tour at the Glen Club.

The new dates for the NV5 Invitational, will put the event in the final stretch of tournaments. That wrap-up the year on the Korn Ferry Tour.

But with 30 PGA Tour cards on the line next year. The NV5 will be in the final-push for players trying to earn a PGA Tour card.

Harry Hall from Hayle, England survived a playoff with Northbrook’s Nick Hardy to win the 2022 NV5 Invitational back on Memorial Day weekend.

Several other area players participated in this years event, and had strong showings. This included Highwood’s Patrick Flavin and Deerfield’s Vince India.

NV5 has more than 100 offices worldwide, and presenting sponsor Old National Bank is in year three of a four year agreement. In 2023 purses will again rise for Korn Ferry Tournaments. 2023 will mark the first year of $1 million dollar purses. So this will add even more excitement to Korn Ferry to tour events, both the players and the fans.

2022 masters Champion Scottie Sheffler was the first winner of the tournament back in 2019. Cameron Young who had a runner-up finish at this years Open Championship won the tournament in 2021. So for more information see


THE LATE JIM MCWETHY stands outside of the Mistwood Clubhouse. Mistwood Golf teaching professional Nicole Jeray finished T-15 at this past weeks Senior LPGA Championship in Kansas. Jeray is back competing in this weeks Illinois Women’s Open

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

Addison Klonowski Low Amateur (L) and Champion Jeravee Boonchant of Mundelein hold the crystal on the Mistwood bridge.


IN THE END, it wasn’t even close.

Jeravee Boonchant had the second largest margin of victory in tournament history.

Because it was a tournament at the turn, and then suddenly it wasn’t. As Boonchant of Mundelein, started making birdies around the water holes of Kelpie’s Corner of all places, and coasted to a 7-shot win. Finishing at 7 under par. Addison Klonowski of Naples Florida was second finishing at even par and the low-amateur.

Elayna Bowser of Dearborn Michigan finished in third place, but was the second place professional.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR the interview with 2022 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open Champion Jaravee Boonchant.

But by winning the IWO, Boonchant received a trophy and the first place $5,000 first place check. Boonchant plays on the Epson Tour and now heads to the French Lick Resort for the Epson Tournament there this week.

Once Boonchant got it going on the back-nine, the rest of the field had no-chance to catch her. With other prominent women’s tournaments happening last week, several top players arrived at Mistwood tired and running on little sleep.

Grace Curran of New Lenox and Sarah Arnold of Geneva, played in the Women’s Western Amateur at Sunset Ridge Country Club last week. Both players advanced to the match play part of the tournament, after two days of stroke play. Curran was 10th and Arnold 11th at the IWO.

Mistwood teaching professional Nicole Jeray ended up 25th, in a tournament she has won multiple times, or finishes most years near the top of the leaderboard. Jeray played outstanding golf in the Senior LPGA Championship last week in Kansas. But then had to fly home Sunday night, and go right to Mistwood for Round 1 on Monday morning.

Attending the awards presentation were members of the McWethy family, and Phil Kosin’s brother, Greg Kosin.

This year the starting field consisted of 63 players. But in the end 60 played completed all 36 holes. Tournament officials did not say if the 2023 IWO will go back to a 54-hole format.

A full list of scores is found on the Mistwood Golf Club’s website at


POST UP and so is your game when you practice at the new look Heritage Oaks Golf Club at 3535 Dundee Road in Northbrook. See what’s new at

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

Welcome to the Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa Wisconsin.

LEN ZIEHM has been on the move all through out the summer here in the Midwest.

Because one of his latest stops is the Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa Wisconsin. Where architect Tom Doak and his team, are working on two projects.

So you can read all about them at But before he heads back to Florida, Ziehm will have more from the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood, and the Illinois Open at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.

Chris Spalla takes over at the Shingle Creek Golf Academy.

CHRIS SPALLA a native of Orland Park Illinois, who grew up at the Olympia Fields Country Club, has taken over the Shingle Creek Golf Academy in Orlando Florida.

Spalla will serve as the academies top instructor, and oversee all the of the academies golf programs.

The academy was previously called the Brad Brewer Golf Academy. Brewer a long time associate of golf legend Arnold Palmer, passed away in April of 2021.

But under Spalla’s direction, the Shingle Creek Academy, located at the Rosen Hotel is reopening after facility improvements. The academy, golf course and hotel, are popular destinations during the PGA of America Merchandise Show in January. But for more information please visit

Topgolf’s Renton venue will open its doors on Friday, July 29.

DALLAS BASED TOPGOLF has announced that it’s first Seattle Area location will open this Friday July 29th, Renton Washington.

The new facility is the companies 78th venue worldwide. Renton Topgolf will have, 102 outdoor hitting bays.

But Topgolf additionally announced that it will open a new venue in Jacksonville Florida. No dates for the opening have been announced. For more information see

THE MEN’S GOLF PROGRAM at the University of Illinois had four players named for academic awards, from the College Golf Coaches of America. Adrien Dumont de Chassart, and Tommy Kuhl earned this award for the third time. Jerri Ji earned the award for the second time, and Piercen Hunt earned his first award. So for more details see

YAS LINKS in Abu Dhabi has won the top award at the Asian Golf Awards. YAS LINKS won the Gold Medal for best Golf Course in the Middle East and Africa. More details at YAS LINKS is home of the HSBC Championship.

THE USGA has announced a record number of entries 5,708 for the 2022 USGA Mid Amateur Championship. This years championship will be at the Erin Hills Golf Links in Erin Wisconsin and the Blue Mound Golf Club. Nine former USGA champions have signed up to be in the field, including 2021 USGA Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad. Hagestad will lead the field that includes 41 exempt players.

But entries have increased for the Mid-Amateur since the champion not only receives an invitation to the Masters Tournament, and now the 2023 U.S. Open Championship at the LA Country Club in California. But for more details see

Doc Giffin Day coming up in August.


A long time associate of golf legend Arnold Palmer is being honored August 29th.

Where: How about in Latrobe at the famed golf course that was Arnold Palmer’s northern base in the summer months.

So would you enjoy a round on the famed golf course where Arnold Palmer played so often.

Do you remember the famed oil commercials filmed with the old tractor. Because this is where it all the filming took place.

So follow the link to sign up for this great day of golf coming up next month.

TITLEIST has created a golf fitting APP for players to work with a Titleist fitter, to dial in their Vokey Wedges. The process to work with a fitter only takes about 10-15 minutes. So learn more at or Now available.

ACE INDOOR GOLF has been named the first distributor of the Puttview interactive putting green. But for more information see or

Photo’s of above items can be seen on Facebook-Rory Spears page. Or on Twitter @GogBlogGuy. The Gog Blog Speaks Out returns tomorrow. RS


HERITAGE OAKS AT 3535 DUNDEE ROAD IN NORTHBROOK, has plenty of NEW things to check out since reopening from renovation. Trackman Range is just one of those things. So learn more at or call the club (847)-291-2351.

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

ON ILLINOIS WOMEN’S OPEN WEEK, it’s hard to forget the late Mistwood Golf Club owner Jim McWethy-with Rory Spears at the Mistwood Golf Club.


So that means for the first couple of days this week the Mistwood Golf Club is busy place.

The Illinois Women’s Open brings back memories of two people who really made this tournament what it is.

Founder-the late Phil Kosin, and Jim McWethy the late owner of Mistwood Golf. Sometimes without both Kosin and McWethy, you wonder how and or if the tournament can continue. But it’s back again this year, with a couple of more players than last year. So let’s hope it keeps growing moving forward. Credit to Director of Golf Andy Mickelson and the Mistwood Team. Credit to the Kosin family. But as Phil Kosin liked to say, until next time, keep it in the short-stuff. So ladies this week with all the fescue at Mistwood, it’s still great advice.

KUDO’s TO MISTWOOD TEACHING PROFESSIONAL Nicole Jeray. The Berwyn native led the Senior LPGA Championship in the middle of the second round. But in-spite of solid play in Round 2 and Round 3, fell back into a T-15. Now Jeray will compete for her third Illinois Women’s Open with no-warm up at Mistwood after coming back from Kansas City.

THE WWGA-Amateur at Sunset Ridge was quite a week. High heat and winds made things tough on the field. Defending champion Marissa Wenzler had a great title defense. Wenzler advanced to the quarterfinals of match play, before being eliminated.

The maintenance team at Sunset Ridge was outstanding to have the course playable 10:30 Am, after heavy rains struck overnight. 2023 WWGA-Amateur course White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville has some clean up work to do. A small tornado blasted through the property. Damage included 50 to 75 trees downed, the clubs scoreboard, patio awning and some golf carts. White Eagle will host the Illinois Open August 1-2-3.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR when there are too many tournaments all happening at the same time. When asked about scheduling conflicts the common answer is, that was the only day or only week they could do it or host it. Yeah right. So let the crazy-ness begin. According to Tim Cronin at the Illinois Golfer, Illinois Golf Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Bartlett wrote back in the 1950’s, its obvious that these golf organizations never talk to one-another before scheduling. 70+ years later, it seems nothing has changed.

THE ILLINOIS PGA SENIOR MASTERS at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest was postponed, when the club received 6 inches of rain. No make-up date has been set.

IT APPEARS THAT THE BEN HOGAN EQUIPMENT COMPANY could be shut down permanently. Because My Golf Spy is reporting that it’s due to issues with Hogan’s major share holder ExWorks Capital of Chicago, that filed for bankruptcy. So stay tuned for details here.

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein is holding a 2-Person Senior Scramble (limited to 40 teams) on Wednesday August 10th. So call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4663 (GOLF).

BLACKBERRY OAKS GOLF CLUB in Bristol will hold a Callaway Demo Day from 12-2 PM this Sunday July 31st. But on the clubs website, Chad Johansen Callaway Ambassador of Blackberry Oaks has posted a webinar with Callaway master wedge designer Roger Cleveland. Details at

BARNEY ADAMS A  LONGTIME EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL was inducted into Texas State Golf Hall of Fame. Adams received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

THE ILLINOIS JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION held it’s First Hall of Fame dinner at the Cantigny Golf Club. Where it announced it’s first inductee’s, headed up by Wheaton native and PGA Tour professional Kevin Streelman.

I AM STILL AWAITING WORD on when opening day will be for Settlers Hill in Batavia, which I do hear will be shortly. So stay tuned.

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. RS


THE ACORN GRILL and the TRACKMAN RANGE are two of things new at Heritage Oaks Golf Club on Dundee Road in Northbrook. Find out what else is new when you visit But for tee times and more you can call (847)-291-2351.

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

2022 Woman’s Western Amateur Champion Taglao Jeeravivitaporn and WWGA President Susan Buchanan.

TAGLAO JEERAVIVITAPORN is the winner of the 122nd Women’s Western Amateur Championship at Sunset Ridge Country Club.

Jeeravivitaporn who plays college golf at Iowa State University defeated Clemson Universities Annabelle Pancake by 2 & 1 score to take the title.

Jeeravivitaporn made a 12 foot birdie putt on the Par-3 17th hole to close out the match.

But the win didn’t come easy, as Pancake jumped out to a 3 Up lead after 8 holes.

A match that started just over three hours late, after heavy overnight rains pounded the Northshore area with several inches of rain.

The grounds crew at Sunset Ridge did an outstanding job getting the golf course playable for a tournament championship in the morning hours. Then membership started teeing off only 90 minutes behind the match. But there was no carts allowed out.

Annabelle Pancake hits her drive on the par-3 15th hole.

Pancake seemed in command, but after her tee shot found a fairway bunker on the 9th hole, she could not make her par. When Jeeravivitaporn made her par on the 9th hole, the comeback was on. After winning the 11th and 12th holes, the match was tied.

Jeeravivitaporn made par with two-putt on the par 3, 15th hole, she had her first lead of the match. But that lead came as a surprise. Because off the tee, it was Pancake pin-high and in closer to the hole. But it was one of the few putts Pancake was too aggressive with. Pancake pushing the putt 6 feet past the hole. Then Pancake missed the comeback putt for par and suddenly trailed for the first time.

The players both made par on 16, before heading to the par-3 17th hole. Jeeravivitaporn leaving 12 feet to the hole pin-high left, Pancake had a 25 foot putt from the left front corner of the green. But after a Pancake miss, Jeeravivitaporn closed out the match.

CLICK HERE to hear WWGA Amateur Champion Taglao Jeeravivitaporn in her post round press conference.

CLICK HERE to hear runner-up Annabelle Pancake in her post match press conference.

Jeeravivitaporn not only won the championship, but the won the Bettenardi putter now awarded to the winner.

The 2023 Women’s Western Amateur will be played at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville Illinois, an Arnold Palmer designed golf course. For more information on the WWGA, visit