THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN IS COMING JUNE 29-JULY 2. At Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin, tickets available at Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly will both be playing. Defending championship Padraig Harrington will defend his title.

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

NCAA Division 1 Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club.


But then it wasn’t. The University of Illinois men’s golf team had the lead in it’s quarterfinals match with Florida State.

They needed one more win to advance to the final four. But came up short, and went home a day earlier than planned.

Final Score Florida State 3 Illinois 2.

Illinois was the #3 seed for the match play and Florida State came in at #6. So with the loss Illinois wrapped up a T-5 finish, for the programs 8th time. That accomplishment ranks second nationally.

“The season these guys had should be talked about,” said Coach Mike Small. “So it should be remembered because of the wins and getting here to the match play portion of the championship.”

The tougher loss for Illinois will be two fifth year seniors Adrien Dumont de Chassart and Tommy Kuhl, who now turn towards the ranks of professional golf.

“They guys cared, they wanted it and wanted to do something different, but its just so hard. But they pushed themselves to be great, and that’s what I appreciate,” said Small.

Kuhl posted the first point and put Illinois up 1-0. But after Matthis Besard lost his match on the 18th hole to tie the score at 1-1. Dumont de Chassart won his match 3 & 2 and Illinois was back ahead 2-1. But Piercen Hunt lost his match 3 & 2, that and loss by Jackson Buchanan on the 18th green 1 DN, sealed the win for FSU.

But Kuhl called the day a total team effort, with no blame directed toward his teammates who lost their matches. Dumont de Chassart said,” everyone is disappointed. Because we all care about each other so much. But we all played as hard as we could, but Florida State just played better today. Which is a tough reality.”


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN is less than a month away at Sentry World Golf course in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Steve Stricker is the favorite. Tickets and info

The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. With the U.S. Senior Open trophy at Sentry World.


A SPECIAL THANKS to all the veterans that have served our great country, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

When you are out golfing today, spend a moment to think about those who have served, or are currently in uniform.

So the good news about today, is that the weather will be great for a change, and great for golf. So go out and take advantage.

LET’S GO ILLINOIS-Coach Mike Small and the Illini have a great chance to win the national championship this year. Illinois is in first place heading into the final round of stroke play. The top 8 schools move on to match play on Tuesday. The national champion will be crowned on Wednesday.

ANOTHER CONGRATS to Illini Coach Small, on qualifying at Flossmoor Golf Club last week, to play in the 2023 U.S. Senior Open at Sentry World in Wisconsin.

SO HOW IS YOUR GOLF SEASON starting off so far. I have been making observations at the clubs I work at, and one thing stands out. The people complaining the most about their golf game, are people still trying to play with 1995 technology clubs. So if you won’t grade to something newer, even some lightly used clubs that are only 1-3 years old. Please don’t complain.

I KNOW it takes a pile of money to buy a new full set of clubs. But you don’t have to replace a full bag all at once. Start with a driver, or a putter and build around those clubs. Then invest in some new golf balls, that you did not find in a pond last summer, and then sat in your garage all winter. I could go on and on here, but there are some people who are need in need of new golf bags and shoes. Golf apparel is another subject I will save for another day, but if your still wearing the 2002 U.S. Open bucket hat, please do trade it in already.

THERE ARE REPORTS of some area courses not in the best shape for this time of year. But there are probably some good reasons for that. Staffing shortages in the maintenance area’s continue, and the spring has been very dry. So it’s been hard for crews to put down all the treatments course would normally get in a rainy spring.

CONGRATS to Medinah Director of Golf Marty DeAngelo, who is on his way to a new challenge in Naples Florida. ANOTHER CONGRATS to former Illinois PGA professional Mike Jones who has moved on from Suncadia Resort near Seattle, to Snoqualmie Ridge GC also in the Seattle area and home to a PGA Champions Tour Event.

THE GOG BLOG returns on Tuesday with more on the Illini. RS


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. So do you have your tickets yet. You can learn more at Padraig Harrington will defend.

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

B1G Ten Champions Illinois are making a run at the National Championship.


ARE IN CONTENTION for a national championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona.

Illinois will survive the first cut, that takes the field from 30 to 15 teams, for the fourth and final round of stroke play. So then on Monday, the field drops from 15 to 8, and the Match Play starts on Tuesday to bring it down to the Final Four. But then on Wednesday the national Championship will be decided. So catch the action on the Golf Channel.

Ohio State the only other B1G Ten team at nationals, will likely not survive the first cut at 54 holes.

Len Ziehm in Pinehurst North Carolina.

Golfers on Golf is proud to announce that our very own Len Ziehm is on the road again.

Ziehm one of the leading travel writers across the country, has been making trips through the southern states of America.

IN ALABAMA Ziehm has a report on one of the great destination properties in Alabama-Farm Links.

But along with Farm Links is Ziehm’s recap of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses that run through out Alabama.

Another Ziehm trip and recent story showcased the State of Mississippi and courses that included The Dancing Rabbit. So for more on golf travel with Len Ziehm-visit

Awards to Illinois Golf-on Display at the Atkins Golf Course in Urbana.

The University of Illinois golf programs have earned their share of golf awards in recent years.

But there is a chance that more could be on their way, or are on their way.

Crystal Wang became the women’s golf program first-First Team All-American since Illini Coach Renee Sloan was honored in 1993.

Wang also won the Mary Fossum Award for low-stroke average in the B1G Ten. She set the record for the lowest score in conference tournament history. Wang shot a final round 9 under par 63 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh.

THE MEN’S Team saw the five starting Illini players-all be named to the Men’s D1 Ping All-Midwest team. Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Piercen Hunt, Mattias Besard, Tommy Kuhl, and Jackson Buchanan. While Kuhl and Chassart both made the final watch list for the Fred Haskins award for the best golfer in Division 1 NCAA golf. The award will be presented this Wednesday June 1st. Dumont de Chassart is also a finalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award.

FOUNDERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL has joined with Nicklaus design for a restoration of the Pawley’s Plantation Golf Country Club. The Jack Nicklaus design closed this past week, for a greens, bunkers and clubhouse redesign. Architect Troy Vincent will lead the project that should run for 4-months. The course first opened in 1998. So currently 78,600 feet of of putting surface will return to 117,000 square feet.

The new green surface will become TifEagle Bermudagrass. But large bunkers on 10 holes, will be replaced by smaller fairway bunkers. Pawley’s Pub will be enlarged with a better view of the 18th hole. Founders Group International has made reinvesting in our courses a top priority,” said FGI president Steve Mays. So for more information visit

Club Champion in Willowbrook-the largest club fitting chain in America.


Has now united it’s four brands under one roof. The Founders TXG (Canada), Golf Principals (UK), PureForm Golf (Australia) and Club Champion (USA) in the new Fathers of Fitting podcast.

Nick Sherburne, Ian Fraser, Jason MacNiven and Paul Jenner will join forces to talk fitting, equipment, and all things golf in this new program.

Each episode will answer questions from golfers. The video version can be found on YouTube, and audio version on podcast platforms such as Apple and Spotify. Learn more about

VEGAS-Golf the Game or get the I need Beer towel to signal the beverage cart.


SO IF you like to wager on the golf course, yes you do. is your answer on how to keep every round interesting.

Plus with the heat of the summer ahead, order your I NEED BEER towel now. So you don’t have to go without a cold one on a hot day.


TEPETONKA CLUB a new private 228 acre facility, has announced that CBS commentator Jim Nantz will serve as design consultant.

Nantz will work with Australian design firm OCM (currently working at Medinah) on the golf course.

Having known owner Mark Haugejorde for over 40 years. Nantz says over a year ago he spoke with Haugejorde and OCM, and knew this project would be something special. The PROX course will be the clubs short course. Nantz says he will be one of the founding members. Details at

PATRIOT GOLF WEEKEND in honor of Memorial Day, GolfForever the stretching device used by Masters Champions Scottie Scheffler and Zach Johnson, this weekend all devices sold will generate a $10 donation to both Folds of Honor and the VGA. But local courses also donating this weekend to the Folds of Honor include Bull Valley Country Club and Village Links of Glen Ellyn.

WOMEN’S WORLD AMATEUR #1 Rose Zhang of Stanford, and first back-to-back NCAA Women’s National Championship winner. Will turn professional this week and take a sponsors exemption into the LPGA’s Mizuho’s America’s Open at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.

ISLAND RESORT and CASINO in the UP-of Michigan will host it’s 12th annual tournament on the Epson Tour-The road to the LPGA Tour. Island Resort is home to two 18 golf courses, both Sweetgrass and Sage Run. Championship week is June 23-25.  So learn more details at

CANTIGNY GOLF in Wheaton is waiving it’s base $20 caddie fee, in an effort to introduce more golfers to Cantigny’s caddie program. But you must request your caddie when making a reservation. So visit for more information.



MONDAY AUGUST 21st on Medinah #1 Course The Researchers Golf Classic-Charity Golf Event. Event contact THE NEW OAKS GRILLE at the famed Blackberry Oaks Golf Course is now open. So learn more

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.

BIG TEN CHAMPIONS ILLINOIS take the lead at the NCAA Nationals in Arizona.


WITH 2 ROUNDS COMPLETE-#3 Illinois has taken the lead at the Men’s NCAA Division 1 National Golf Championships.

The championship is being played again this year at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale AZ. on the clubs Raptor Golf Course.

Illinois was T-9 after Day 1, but surged early in the day with all four Illini top scores in the 60’s. But better yet for Illinois was that conditions were a little better for scoring, while Illinois was on the golf course.

“We came out with an edge today, came out a little more purposeful,” said Illinois Coach Mike Small. “Yesterday on our first hole, we had only one player hit the green in regulation. But today we came out on point and a little more focused. Which came with the Illini edge, and we need a little more of that. So that was the difference. We played solid golf. We chipped well, and putted well, made some good saves and drove it solidly. So It was day we played from our strengths.”

Three players shot 2-under par 68’s, Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Mattis Besard and Jackson Buchanan, with Tommy Kuhl adding a 1 under par 69. The seven under par day, was the second lowest in three years at the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk. Only 2021 National Champion Pepperdine in Round 4 was better with a -9 score.

But Small liked the late start on Day 1, with an early start on Day 2, feeling it’s best start times no matter how the first day goes. Florida is second three shots behind Illinois, and No.1 Vanderbilt is 10 back. But No.2 North Carolina is only 6 shots behind Illinois.

Dumont de Chassart is now in second place and three shots off the individual lead, with 4 under par score.

Tomorrow is the first cut down day, lowering the field from 30 teams to only 15. But on Monday the field shrinks to 8 schools, and they move on to the match play part of the championship.

Illinois has played in the national championship match before. But lost to Alabama, led by current PGA Tour star Justin Thomas.


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. So do you have your tickets for championship week with Steve Stricker-Jerry Kelly. See

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Golfers on Golf Radio L-R Ed Stevenson, Len Ziehm, Bill Berger, Rory Spears at WNDZ-AM 750



This week Chicago’s Favorite Foursome of Ed Stevenson, Len Ziehm, Bill Berger and Rory Spears, will tee it off at 10 AM, on WNDZ-AM 750-Chicago.

This weeks show consists of some golf travel updates from the State’s of both Alabama and Mississippi from Len Ziehm.

Ed Stevenson has an update on what’s happening at DuPage Golf-including The Preserve at Oak Meadows. Rory Spears, talks Illinois Men’s Golf at the NCAA National Championships.

BOB WINSKOWICZ (L) CEO Founder of Sqairz Golf Shoes-MIKE JAMES L- with USGA Hank Thompson (M) and Ben Kimball (R).

Bob Winskowicz-Sqairz and Mike James Sentry World join us live for todays show. So in advance of Father’s Day-there are specials and contests at

CLICK HERE to hear Week #3 of Golfers on Golf Radio.

Thanks for listening-Ed, Len, Bill and Rory.

Sponsored by Mistwood Golf, Erin Hills Golf Club, and Heritage Oaks Golf Club.


BRADEN SHATTUCK won the 2023 National Club Professional Championship in New Mexico, to earn a place in this past weekends PGA Championship. Shattuck won the championship by using the Makefield Putter. So learn more at

The Wanamaker Trophy weighs 32 pounds, but probably felt like less for Brooks Koepka.


CONGRATS BROOKS-your third PGA shows you haven’t lost it, even after the dislocated knee cap injury.

That can be painful, I know, I went through what Koepka did, twice. So that is part of the reason I play golf. It’s the sport I can play, without wearing a knee brace.

I’m sure the debate begins about PGA Tour vs LIV Golf. But what Koepka’s win shows us, and the results at the Masters prove. Is that the players who were the worlds best players before LIV started, are pretty much the best players now. In the big picture-not much has changed.

BUT FOR CBS ANNOUNCER JIM NANTZ-things are changing for the long time distinguished broadcaster who is slimming down his schedule. Nantz apparently finds the need to take pot-shots at LIV Golfers during the broadcasts, some might think it’s funny-but cheap shot Jim needs to change his tune before he wraps up his career. Hey Jim don’t throw away your track record at this point of your career.

CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH EMILY FLETCHER and the Northwestern Wildcats Women’s Golf Team for making it to Arizona for the NCAA Division 1 National Championships. But sadly the Wildcats did not advance past the third round cut, to make the last day of the stroke play portion of the championship.

ARCHITECT ANDY GREEN’S renovation of Oak Hill’s East Course, took it’s toll on the PGA Championship field this week. Especially when the cold hit on Thursday and the rain landed on Saturday. So it was fun watching the final round in sunshine. The question is whether the weather on Thursday showed the PGA, not to bring the PGA back up north again, especially in the month of May.

THE DP EAROPEAN TOUR has announced it has fined 26 players various amounts, for playing in LIV GOLF tournaments. Several former big name European players, tore up their tour cards. DP says these players can not be reinstated until all fines are paid. Some players reportedly owe fines of up to 500K. HEY DP- You are a DP-Dumb Play.

THE CW NETWORK bailed on LIV Golf’s Oklahoma event, as it was set to to go a playoff, eventually won by Dustin Johnson. CW put on some zzzz level shows instead of the playoff. CW executives are now reading up on the “Heidi-Bowl”. Fans were outraged and they should be. C’mon CW lets get better. The ratings for LIV Golf sure are.

WITH AT&T backing off sponsorship for the Byron Nelson Championship, the PGA Tour went into the search mode to find a replacement. Raytheon Corporation jumped up as a sponsor, but was rejected by the PGA Tour. Because Commissioner Jay Monahan decided since the company sells missiles to Saudi Arabia. Seriously Jay-c’mon. So maybe Raytheon can sponsor a LIV Golf Tour event.

GREAT JOB-by the Northern Illinois University men’s golf team that won the MAC Conference, for the first time since the mid-1980’s. The Huskies sat in sixth place after Day 1, but their way back to win the title.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MEN’S Golf team punched it’s ticket to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale AZ, with a second place finish at the regionals in Michigan. Good luck later this week Illini.

ALDEEN GOLF CLUB’S CHRIS FRENCH made the field in this past weeks 105th PGA Championship at Oak Hill. Unfortunately French did not make the weekend cut, after a great inspired effort. But it was great to see a professional from the Illinois PGA Section make the field. French followed up the 2023 Club Professional Championship with a win in the first Illinois PGA major of the year. French defeated Mistwood’s Andy Mickelson in the championship match 2 & 1.

Many club professionals from Illinois and Midwest states feel the current dates of the national club professional championship, make it impossible for professional to compete for a chance to play in the PGA, even with 20 spots available in the field. One writer from Golfweek Magazine suggested reducing the club professional field to 10 players. Hey who’s championship is it. But at least Michael Block will be in the field next year at Valhalla in 2024. What a great hole-in-one on the 15th hole in yesterdays final round.

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. RS


FRED COUPLES is the Ashworth Golf Ambassador for the fall golf series, learn more about Ashworth golf apparel at SQAIRZ GOLF SHOES are offering a special early bird Father’s Day deal $25 off a pair of Sqairz. See

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

PXG has entered the golf ball market. Check out their line of balls at now has a line of golf goodies, in conjunction with two-time major champion John Daley. Cabot Golf-Links in Canada has opened for the season, so check out

BLACKBERRY OAKS GM and Callaway Golf ambassador Chad Johansen has created even more ways to improve your golf game. So visit and see how. Ramsey wins 2023 CDGA-Mid AM.


The CDGA has completed it’s first big competition of the 2023 calendar, with the playing of the CDGA Mid-Amateur.

The championship was played at the Merit Club.

So with Ramsey and Slutzky two good friends battling it out in the championship. But it became obvious early-on that 18 holes would not be enough, and it wasn’t.

So in 19 holes it was John Ramsey (Glenview Park) over Chadd Slutzky (The Grove CC). Both players players left the next morning on same flight to Kiawah Golf Links in South Carolina, to be teammates in the USGA-Four ball. On the 19th hole, it was a three-putt by Slutzky that gave Ramsey the title.

Welcome to True Blue Golf Club on Pawley’s Island South Carolina.


Will be among the hosts of the Social Media Scramble.

But the scramble will be in it’s second year, and 20 social media content creators will compete for money and prizes.

The four-day event will include golf at the Top 100 resort course-True Blue. So you learn more about the event at Myrtle Beach in home to the World’s Largest Amateur Tournament-with handicap in late August.

DUPAGE GOLF has announced the dates of it’s DuPage Amateur, which will be July 22-23. So sign up today. Because openings are going fast. Round 1 will be played at Maple Meadows, and Round 2 will be played at the Preserve at Oak Meadows. Get all the information at

CLUB CHAMPION GOLF based in Willowbrook Illinois, has announced a partnership with Northbrook based SWAG Golf. Four different putters and five different putter covers exclusive to Club Champion-which are now available. So for more details see. CLUB CHAMPION has also announced a new discount for First Responders, that include police, firefighters and EMS and military. So just use the word “FIRST” in the promo when making your booking.

TINLEY PARK BASED Bettinardi Golf on May 11th released the Studio B Reserve, limited quantities are now available. See for more information.

THE APGA Tour for players with minority backgrounds, will return to TPC Deere Run on May 29-30. The championship is being played there for the third straight year. But for more details visit LAB Golf putters are now available at most Golf Galaxy stores.

THE JORDAN GOLF COLLECTION now has new items to choose from, some include golf bags made in the Red & Black Chicago Bulls colors. Items including golf shoes can be found at

GOLFTEC has announced it will soon be opening a new location in Geneva Illinois. GOLFTEC will be located at 1492 South Randall Road-Suite H. So learn more about opening day at

CHRIS CHARNAS and LINKS CAPITAL ADVISORS have announced the sale of Pine View Golf Course in Ypsilanti Michigan. So if your in the market to buy or sell a golf course, call Chris Charnas at (312)-543-7192.

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. RS


DO YOU NEED NEW CLUBS-visit Mistwood Golf Club and check-in with club fitters Matt Carter (R) and Eric Russell on getting something new in your golf bag. So visit or call (815)-254-3333, and while you are there play some golf and enjoy a meal in McWethy’s Tavern in the clubhouse. HERITAGE OAKS in Northbrook has the pro shop restocked and ready for your summer needs. Shirts, caps, golf balls and gloves in time for Fathers Day. See or call (847)-291-2351.

Golfers on Golf Radio (L-R) Ed Stevenson, Len Ziehm, Bill Berger and Rory Spears at WNDZ AM 750.


GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO-Chicago’s longest running radio show now in it’s 33rd year, is back for it’s second week of the year.

This week Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger and Rory Spears, take a look at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill and more.

But the fourth member of Chicago’s favorite foursome, Len Ziehm is on assignment in Alabama this week, and will report more on his travel golf picture in the weeks ahead.

OUR GUESTS THIS WEEK-Jim Nugent owner and publisher of the Global Golf Post (L) and John Schlaman Director of Golf at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena.

Nugent will talk PGA Championship and the state of golf including PGA Tour and LIV Golf. With a preview of what the 2023 WGA Western Amateur will be at North Shore Country Club this July. But the club has had a major renovation since the last hosting of the championship.

JOHN SCHLAMAN has returned to his old job from the 1990’s. Because he is returning as Director of Golf at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena. The best destination golf property in Illinois.

Schlaman who was planning on retiring. Announced the on show he will now head up the golf department for the next five years at Eagle Ridge.

ED STEVENSON gives an update on the renovation process at Maple Meadows Golf Club. That is part of DuPage Golf in Wood Dale.

CLICK HERE to hear Week #2 of Golfers on Golf Radio in case you missed it.

So thanks for listening Ed, Billy Len and Rory. Week #3 next Saturday at 10 AM on WNDZ-Am 750-Chicago.


COG HILL will host a 2-Man Scramble, with Tequila Night included. So learn more at BUT JUST in time for Mother’s Day is the Sqairz Freedom Ultra. A mesh shoe that comes in three colors for the ladies. Available now-order at

the Gog Blog Speaks Out-by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. On yet another cold day at Heritage Oaks GC in Northbrook.

THERE HAS BEEN A SONG played at Chicago Bulls games for years.

Momma said there would be days like this, there would be days like this Momma said.

But for us outdoor operation guys, there have been too many days like this, this spring.

Because it’s been the full outdoor all weather suit, with layers underneath.

So one helping element of warm weather gear-is the G-Tech hand warmer pouch. NFL QB’s wear them, and when it’s cold, on or off the golf course, you should too. Because they have been a life saver this spring. Keep the warmth in your fingers, and in the top of your head-with G-Tech hand warmer pouch’s and hoodies. But here is hoping the warm weather arrives to stay before too long.

BUT IN SPITE of the cold weather or wet weather, golfers have responded and been out to play, or hit the range to hit some balls. I have seen people on the Heritage Oaks range in 34 degree weather, why I don’t know. But it sure shows the love people have for the great game of golf.

PGA TOUR vs LIV GOLF there is no winner and how it all ends someday, remains to be seen. But it is time to settle it, out of court. Because what has happened between the two sides, isn’t smart. But while there is room for another tour, and there is nothing wrong with LIV Golf spreading the game world wide. Too many bad things are happening, that give the game a bit of a black-eye.

THE PGA TOUR-rumor has it, has been really dirty behind the scenes, if you wish to believe that. It depends who you talk to, but it sounds like they have been threatening players, media members, media outlets, and equipment companies for starters. Jay Monahan is really responsible here, but Greg Norman certainly doesn’t get a free pass either.

IT WAS EMBARASSING to see some of the media content that has been posted, with the latest being an out called SOCAL GOLF. With a headline that starts with LIV GOLF CRYBABIES. Say What?

RIGHT NOW FOLLOWING COLLEGE GOLF seems like more fun. Congrats to the Illinois Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams, for both winning B1G Ten titles in the last few weeks. I’m still shocked by the 62 shot by Crystal Wang of the Fighting Illini Women’s team in 40 degree temps, at Fox Chapel GC in Pittsburg. I’ve played there on a nice day, and didn’t break 80. Wang’s 62 is one of the most amazing rounds I have heard of in quite some time. The Illinois Women start today in San Antonio, in the NCAA Regionals, the Big Ten Champs are a 9 seed in a 12 team field.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO returns this Saturday at 10 Am on AM 750 WNDZ. Ed Stevenson-Bill Berger-Len Ziehm and your truly, bring back Chicago’s favorite foursome.

SPEAKING OF LEN ZIEHM-our partner at Golgers on Golf has two golf travel pieces for those on the road looking for great golf and maybe warm weather golf as well. Read it all at

I DO HAVE NEW CALLAWY CLUBS-so as soon as i get out to play with the Paradym’s I will have a full report. See the Paradym’s at Thanks to Matt Carter at Mistwood Golf Club for working with me during the fitting process. Carter is one of the top fitters in the Chicagoland area. Eric Russell part of the Mistwood fitting team is really good as well.

SAD TO SAY-condolences to Tony Putzer the new Director of Golf at The Grove Country Club in Long Grove on the passing of his father. To everyone who knew Lance Ten Broeck, a star at Beverly Country Club who recently passed away in Florida. A great golf media friend Fred Altvader on the passing of his wife Pat. To friends and family of long time great golf professional Don January, who lost in a playoff in 1961 at Olympia Fields to win the PGA Championship. January rebounded to win the PGA Title in 1967.

CONGRATS ON RETIREMENT to Mike Weiler after 40 years in golf. Weiler retired from the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena this past week. CONGRATS to Mistwood pro’s Andy Mickelson and Frank Hohenadel on winning the first IPGA Section event of the 2023 golf season. The pro-pro at Ivanhoe Country Club.

THE GOG BLOG returns this week. RS


THE CLUB AT LAC LUBELLE in Oconomowoc Wisconsin is now open for the season. So you can visit for more information. THE GIANTS RIDGE RESORT in Biwabik Minnesota will open this week for golf. See

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

Taylor Gooch wins two LIV events back-to-back, to become the hottest golfer in the world, outside of maybe just fellow Callaway staffer Jon Rahm.

TAYLOR GOOCH is on fire.

Because right now he is the hottest golfer on the LIV Golf Tour, after two straight wins on the circuit.

But while that might not be enough to get him into the U.S. Open, after what seems to be a suspicious rule change to keep him out. Gooch is playing some really good golf.

First up was Gooch’s win in Australia where he built a big lead, then had to hang on to win. But this time in Singapore, the tournament went to a playoff, where Gooch defeated Sergio Garcia.

Gooch’s team the Rangegoats took both trophies in Singapore, while in Australia the Rangegoats came up a shot short, losing to the 4Aces. Rangegoats are Harold Varner and Thomas Pieters, both added by Captain Bubba Watson.

Rangegoats beat out the Fireballs by three shots, who were led by Garcia. Gooch is now the only two-time winner on the LIV Golf Tour other than Brooks Koepka.

Laurie Canter made the third Ace in Liv Golf history, with an 185-yard shot on the par-3 17th hole. Canter made the shot with a seven iron.

Weather issues halted played on multiple occasions, but usually not for more than hour.

THE NEXT LIV GOLF TOUR event will be in Tulsa Oklahoma. So for more information on LIV Golf, and the point standings, visit