THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN at Sentry World-with Tour Edge staffer Bernhard Langer leading the way after 36 holes, at 3 under par. Wisconsin-Ites Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly not far behind. University of Illinois Coach Mike Small made the cut.

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

  GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO IS (L-R) Ed Stevenson, Len Ziehm, Bill Berger and Rory Spears. TEE TIME is 10 Am on Saturday Mornings on WNDZ-AM 750-Chicago. If you need a mulligan, catch the replay here at usually later in the day.

THIS WEEKS SHOW… Gary D’Amato right out of the blocks.

Wisconsin.Golf writer and Wisconsin Golf Hall of Famer Gary D’Amato joins us right at the top of the first hole, for a live update on the U.S. Senior Open at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin.

Gary has been tracking the leaders for the first 36 holes, and brings us up to date on the week at Sentry World.

So for more information on the U.S. Senior Open see or visit

The JDC is Silvis Illinois-July 6-9


Because the John Deere Classic is back next week from July 6-9.

The only every year PGA Tour stop in Illinois.

But long-time JDC championship director Clair Peterson has retired after 20 years. So now Andrew Lehman takes over and has some big shoes to fill. So Golfers on Golf will bunch of questions for the “new guy”, on new deal with the PGA Tour and next weeks tournament and more.

The new look first hole at Elgin Country Club. The bunker renovation is complete with new Tour/Angle White Sand.


Where does it come from-hint Ohio.

But how did the craze start, it is true the sand comes out of the side of a mountain.

So how many courses in Illinois are using White Sand, why is it better and is the demand growing.

Eric Ludewig of RW Sidley Inc. producers of Tour/Angle Sand and top dressings joins us live with the answers clubs around Illinois and the USA are asking.

CLICK HERE to hear a rebroadcast of Golfers on Golf Radio from July 1st.

BUT THERE IS MORE. Because LEN ZIEHM checks in late in the program with a full report of the Senior LPGA Championship at Sultan’s Run in Plymouth Indiana-near the French Lick Resort.

Conway Farms professional Jamie Fischer and Mistwood professional Nicole Jeray are both in the field. But have some work to do, to jump into the Top 10.

Golfers on Golf Radio 10 Am-WNDZ 750 Chicago. So thanks for listening from Ed, Bill, Len and Rory.


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN this week at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Tickets are available. So for more information see TV coverage on NBC.

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 Instagram/FB.

ROBERT BEAUBIEN Jr. holds the CDGA Amateur Trophy at Lake Shore Country Club.

Robert Beaubien Jr. (Barrington-Biltmore CC) is the winner of the 103rd CDGA Amateur.

Beaubien Jr. defeated Danny Fischer (Lake Forest-Lake Bluff GC) 6 & 5 in the 36-hole championship match.

“It’s awesome,” said Beaubien. “I didn’t think I would ever be in a position to say I won this event. But it’s really cool to  have won this championship and put my name on the list with all the other great champions that have won. It’s pretty special.”

Beaubien and Fischer went back and forth through most of the first 18 holes, until late in the round Beaubien won four consecutive holes to take a commanding lead.

But Beaubien never felt the match was over, playing every hole the rest of the way like the match was tied or first starting.

NEXT UP is the 92nd Illinois State Amateur at Bloomington Country Club from July 18th through the 20th. So for more information visit


THE 43RD U.S. SENIOR OPEN this week at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Can Padraig Harrington defend his title over home state favorites Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly. Tickets are available and for information all week. Please visit

CLICK HERE to hear Sentry World CEO-President-COB Pete McPartland on the sentry World, and welcoming speech to the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.

THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn/Facebook or Instagram. With the U.S. Senior Open trophy at Sentry World.


It’s that favorite time of the year, where golf organizations start scheduling events on top of one another.

So this week is a great week for senior men’s golf. Because it started on Monday at the Preserve at Oak Meadows, with Small beating Small for the win. But more coming up tomorrow.

But it continues for the rest of the week in Stevens point Wisconsin, with the 43rd playing of the U.S. Senior Open. The second major this year on the USGA’s championship schedule. Flower Hole and all-it should be a good one.

THE 96th WWGA JUNIOR is in full force near St. Louis Missouri at Greenbriar Hills Country Club. Kennedy Swedick 16, of Albany New York, and a University of Virginia commit is the medalist. Swedick shot a 143 (+1) for two rounds and will be the #1 heading into the match play.

Naperville’s Lisa Copeland, who has made it to August National twice for the finals of DCP, is the fifth seed after finishing at 4 over par. But the match play begins tomorrow.

THE FINALS OF THE CDGA AMATEUR are tomorrow at Lake Shore Country Club. Danny Fisher Lake Bluff GC vs Robert Beaubien from Biltmore Country Club. So Good luck to both players.

CONGRATS to CHRIS CHARNAS of Links Capital Advisors on brokering the sale of the Stone Harbor Golf Club, in Cape May New Jersey.

SUPERSTROKE PUTTING GRIPS might be the hottest grips in golf. Because after winning the U.S. Open with Wyndham Clark, SuperStroke putter grips won at Hartford last weekend with Keegan Bradley. SuperStroke is putting out a great product.

GOLF DIGEST+ read the story with equipment editor Mike Stachura going under cover with police in California to a bust. Because arrested was a suspect with over $50,000 of stolen golf equipment. Mafia and Cartels are now selling stolen golf equipment online. So if the deal looks to good to be true-it’s probably hot. But no not the Hot-List-just hot equipment. So no-do not buy. Great work Mike Stachura and GD+ team.

KEMPERSPORTS has teamed up with Roger Steele the youth golf advocate, in a grow the game initiative. #MakeGolfCool Steele will co-create content with KemperSports, on KemperSports family members who are working hard at selling and growing the game of golf.

Steele the University of Illinois graduate, is looking forward to changing lives by helping introduce younger generations to golf. So learn more

SAND VALLEY RESORT in Nekoosa Wisconsin, has announced that it’s newest golf course the classic “Lido” golf course by Tom Doak is now open to resort guests. Chris and Mike Keiser say the course will continue to be improved. So learn more at

THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC tee’s off next week at TPC Deere Run, defending champion J.T. Poston is back to defend his title. But new JDC Championship Director Andrew Lehman joins Golfers on Golf Radio this Saturday morning at 10:15 Am on WNDZ. Am 750. So stay tuned in for everything JDC.

The Gog Blog returns tomorrow. RS


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN this week at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Padraig Harrington looks to defend his title again the like of Wisconsin players like Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly. So learn more about the championship at

CLICK HERE to hear the full interview with 2023 U.S. Senior Open Chairman Hank Thompson-Outside the Ropes of the USGA.

Mike Small goes back-to-back at the Illinois Senior Open, at the Preserve at Oak Meadows.


University of Illinois Men’s golf coach Mike Small has won the Illinois Senior Open for the second straight year.

But this time he had to beat Small to win the championship.

Because his opponent Mark Small (A) never gave up, even though his 3 shot lead with five holes to play wilted away, and forced a playoff.

But the two shot swing on the 13th hole that gave Mark Small that 3 shot lead, only seemed to inspire Mike Small to turn up his game a notch. So a birdie on 15 by Mike, cut Marks lead to two shots. Another birdie on 16 by Mike-cut Mark’s lead to 1 shot.

After Mark 3-putted the par-3 17th hole, the players were tied at 5 under par, heading to the 18th hole. So after both players made par on 18, the players went back to the 18th tee in a sudden-death playoff hole.

Mike Small won the title with a 2-putt par on the 18th green, as Mark Small’s chip, left him a longer par putt-that he could not covert to force another playoff-hole.

“It always feels good to win and defend your title,” said Small. “Mark deserved to win, he played more solidly than any of us today. But I just snuck it out at the end and I’m happy to win.

Mike Small now heads to Sentry World and Stevens Point Wisconsin, to compete in the U.S. Senior Open.


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN tee’s off this week from Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Defending champion Padraig Harrington is in the field. So is Wisconsin’s very own Steve Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly. For more information visit

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

The U.S. Senior Open trophy-the Francis D. Ouimet, on display at Sentry World. Photo by Rory Spears.

The U.S. Open comes back to the Midwest, with the 43rd playing of the U.S. Senior Open.

Contested by men at the age of 50 years or older.

The U.S. Senior Open is the 17th USGA Championship contested in the State of Wisconsin. But the U.S. Senior Open was last played in Wisconsin in 2007 at Whistling Straits. Brad Bryant won the championship on the Pete Dye designed golf course.

The famous Par-3 16th hole-The Flower Hole. Will be colorful again.

But this years U.S. Senior Open will play as one of the longer ones, from a yardage standpoint at-7,218 yards.

But that yardage can change either way, because of weather conditions. Par will be 71. So while this years purse is still TBD-it’s expected to at least match last years amount of $4 million dollars.

Defending champion Padraig Harrington received a check in 2022 for $720,000. But this years winner should expect a few more dollars.

The 2023 U.S. Senior Open could turn out to be another battle of what is shaping up to be a major rivalry in senior golf. In 2021 Wisconsin’s Steve Stricker lead Team USA to a win over Team Europe at Whistling Straits, the European was captained by Harrington.

Padraig Harrington is the defending champion in the U.S. Senior Open.

But more recently in the 2023 Senior PGA, it was Stricker again who won the title, this time in a playoff over Harrington. So this years Senior Open is a chance for Harrington to take down Stricker in his home state, in front of his home fans. But Wisconsin’s hopes for a local champion don’t just ride on the shoulders of Stricker. Because Jerry Kelly who has been a force on the champions tour, will likely be right in the middle of leaderboard. So if Stricker and Harrington focus too much on each other, it could be Kelly that walks home a winner.

CLICK HERE to hear an interview of 2022 U.S. Senior Open Champion Padraig Harrington.

CLICK HERE to hear an interview with Wisconsin native Jerry Kelly.

The 3,066 entries received by the USGA, was the second largest amount in U.S. Senior Open history. Missing the all-time mark of 3,101, by only 35 entries.

The tee shot on the 18th hole at Sentry World, home of the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.

So golfers have to be 50 years of age or older by June 29th to be eligible to compete.

Amateurs are welcome to qualify for the championship. But their handicaps must not exceed 3.4.

Professional golfers from Illinois that qualified for the championship include, University of Illinois Golf Coach Mike Small. Glen Oak head golf professional Danny Mulhearn.

CLICK HERE to hear an interview with 2023 U.S. Senior Open Champion Director, Ben Kimball of the USGA.

Round 1 begins on Thurday, with the fourth and final round on Sunday. But should their be a need for a playoff, it will take place on Sunday night. So for more information on the championship see

But more good news for golfers is that, Sentry World reopens for public play finally, on the 4th of July. So go play where the professionals play. So while you are there, stay in the Inn at Sentry World some of best golf lodging available in Wisconsin.


THE 2023 U.S. SENIOR OPEN At Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Padraig Harrington will defend his title, Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly will try to take it away in their home state of Wisconsin. So get your tickets today, and learn more at

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

OCM’s Michael Cocking stands on the new 18th green on Course #3 at Medinah Country Club. Photo’s by Rory Spears.

MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB is regarded by many as the flagship golf club for the Chicago area.

So it’s news when the club takes major steps, in making major improvements.

Currently if you have driven past the club it’s hard not to notice that something major is going on. So when one looks over the fence, or stands under the archway at the main gate. It’s hard not have that Oh-My moment.

IT DIDN’T take long after the 2019 BMW Championship was complete, for discussions to begin regarding a new Course #3. During the championship as the worlds best players went lower and lower into red numbers, the fans and press center was buzzing with comments about what Medinah would do to it’s famed #3 course.

Justin Thomas won with a score of 25 under par. “25 under par” were the cries of golf fans and media, that’s not supposed to happen on Medinah 3. But it did. But as Thomas said during an interview at last years BMW Championship, “the conditions were perfect that week for low scoring.” Toss in some lift clean and place assistance from the PGA Tour, and games best golfers will tear apart any course.

Welcome to Medinah where the work is well underway and this is the view from under the front gate.

Medinah didn’t wait long to create a committee that would ask, “how can our championship golf course be better than it is.”

But what emerged was the reality that all golf courses face at some point. Which is the need to replace or upgrade it’s aging infrastructure.

So when the cost of rebuilding the drainage, irrigation, the watering systems could run as high as 15 million. Why not spend a little more and get your self a new golf course. So no Justin Thomas, Medinah is not blowing up the golf course because you shot 25 under par.

Golf courses and private golf clubs are changing what they offer customers, members and guests. Medinah Country Club is no different. Golf courses are changing, practice area’s are changing, pools are getting bigger, Tennis is getting replaced by Pickleball. Banquet rooms are becoming rooms where members go for a workout on a stationary bike or a treadmill.

As a result, Medinah has gone all-in on a new golf course, that surrounds many of the recent improvements to the club. The routing adds a small (less than 100 yards) amount of yardage, it’s closing holes around the water will require new challenges for good scores. While some golfers always hate to lose the golf course they had, the argument can be made that the new look Medinah #3 might be the best routing to date.

The new 18th hole, runs east to west, and not towards the front door of the clubs famous clubhouse.

The beginning of the process to upgrade #3, hit a bump in the road. A big bump called Covid-19.

Architects were being interviewed on zoom, or touring the golf course wearing masks.

One group that really seemed behind the 8-Ball was OCM. OCM stands for Ogilvy, Cockling and Mead, the Australian golf design firm that had not done much work in America, other than a project down in Texas. So enter 2006 U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Cocking, and Ashley Mead, who tossed their hat into the ring to land the Medinah project against tough competition. But what Cocking calls amazing, is that OCM even got permission to leave Australia from the government during the height of Covid-19, to return to America and take a first hand look at Medinah.

At the time the only thing OCM had going for it, was that 14 years earlier, Ogilvy had played there in the 2006 PGA. So he had first hand knowledge of the property, and saw the course play during a major championship week. But even Ogilvy didn’t know much about the changes architect Rees Jones made for the 2012 Ryder Cup. Other than some tree removal was completed.

Cocking stands in a deep new fairway bunker on the new look 18th hole.

OCM knew they needed to create something different to have a chance in getting the project. So they did. The video presentation created online, gave the clubs committee and members a new and unique way to see it’s championship golf course. They kept their fingers crossed as the vote passed to hire-OCM. Then pass the membership vote to redo the course, in the way the OCM master plan presented the changes.

When asked if OCM knew about the one minor knock Course #3 had, which was that the par-3s looked and played alike. Cocking says,” yes definitely. Because if you were first building a course on the Course #3 site. You would use the the lake and water in a different way. Plus the course was lacking a short-par 4 hole, a popular feature these days.”

COCKING says that the “heavy lifting” in the new design, is more on back-nine of the course. But that the front nine will see it’s share of improvements as well.

The view out towards holes 3-6 on the front nine.

One change that stands out immediately, is that the 18th hole is no longer running alongside the driveway when one drives in towards the clubhouse.

The new look 18th hole now runs East-to-West (towards Medinah Road and not the clubhouse). One’s tee shot must carry the water on 18, and then avoid multiple really deep fairway bunkers.

So what was the 18th fairway, is now home to both a new 5-hole short course. Plus a large new “Himalayas” style putting green.

Work is full steam ahead on the short course (L), while the grading has been done on the new putting course (R).

The 16th hole from the tee box of the old 17th hole, runs over the water and then alongside of it. 17 now plays over the water, but not towards the clubhouse, but away from it.

CLICK HERE to hear the full interview with OCM’s Michael Cocking-his first on site at Medinah Country Club.

Cocking says that if all goes well with weather and with the grow-in process, the course could reopen in June of 2024. Medinah #3 will host the Presidents Cup in fall of 2026. Where fans that attend in 2026, will have to adjust to new hole routings. Ones they didn’t see in 2012 at the Ryder Cup or in 2019 at the BMW Championship.


THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN TEE’S OFF THIS WEEK at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Our recap of what to expect comes up this week. See for details.

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 The Preserve at Oak Meadows, Maple Meadows, and Green Meadows.

The DuPage Amateur is coming up soon, and you can now sign up to play.

One round will be played at Maple Meadows, with the other round held at The Preserve at Oak Meadows.

But now there is even more incentive to play, with the winner of the Gross Division, earning an exemption into the 2023 Illinois Open at Flossmoor Golf Club. So sign up today and enjoy the amateur, who knows you could play with the pro’s in the Illinois Open.

The Preserve at Oak Meadows will host the 2023 Illinois Senior Open tomorrow and Tuesday, defending champion and University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small is back to defend his title. But for more information see

Club fitting at Mistwood Golf with Matt Carter in Romeoville.

MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB located on Renwick Road in Romeoville, is holding a Cleveland Golf Wedge fitting clinic on Friday June 30th.

Time is from 10:30 Am to 12 Noon, and cost is $175.00. The clinic is hosted by both Cleveland Golf representatives and Mistwood Golf professionals.

But for your fee, you will get a Cleveland Wedge. So you must sign up in advance, space is limited. See After the clinic concludes stay for lunch at McWethy’s Tavern.

The 103rd CDGA Amateur tee’s off tomorrow at the Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe.

THE 103rd Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) Amateur Championship, gets underway tomorrow at Lake Shore Country Club.

The schedule for the week is as follows.

Monday the field of 76 players will play 36 holes of stroke play. This will determine the 16 players who advance on to the match play portion of the championship.

A playoff will be held if needed at the end of the 36 holes to determine the match play field. So then on Tuesday, the Round of 16 will be held.

Wednesday will be the quarter-final and semi-final matches. With the championship match being played on Thursday morning. So for more information see Charlie Waddell returns to defend his title he won in 2022.

Danny Mulhearn of Glen Oaks Country Club in Glen Ellyn.


Glen Oak Country Club head golf professional Danny Mulhearn has made it into the field, for this weeks U.S. Senior Open at sentry World Golf Club in Stevens Point Wisconsin.

For Mulhearn this is not his first U.S. Senior open, Mulhearn previously played in the championship when it was held at Salem Country Club in 2017.

Mulhearn will be joined in the field by fellow Illinois PGA professional Mike Small, golf coach at the University of Illinois.

Bettinardi BB5 the 6th release in the 25th anniversary season.


Have released their sixth limited release batch of putters this past week.

As the run of releases continues in Bettinardi’s 25th anniversary season.

This past week was the release of the BB5.

The Black 360 gram PVD Putter with the Roman Numerals XXV stamped on it, to mark the significance of this model. While visiting, check out the putter refinishing program, if you have a production putter. Old or new.

CALEDONIA GOLF and FISH CLUB and TRUE BLUE GOLF in Pawley’s Island South Carolina (Myrtle Beach) has been named the 4th and 5th Best Courses You Can Play in the State of South Carolina by Golfweek. So visit and

TPC Wisconsin-in the Madison area, will open this August.


The 30th TPC Club in the network will open this August.

But there are now membership opportunities available. The former Cherokee Country Club was showing it’s age after 60 years, so member and neighbor PGA Tour professional and University of Illinois alum Steve Stricker, decided to take the property to a higher level.

Starting in 2025 TPC Wisconsin will host the American Family Insurance Championship, that Stricker host’s. Stricker was involved in the redesign with the PGA Tour network. So you can learn more at

Welcome to the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club will host a Callaway Golf Fitting event on Wednesday July 12th-from 11 Am to 4 Pm.

But you must sign up in advance.

So the fee is $60.00 but you do receive 1 dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Golf balls.

But to learn more see or call (866)-COG-HILL. See what other events Cog Hill has coming up, there are several.

MORE FROM JEMSEK GOLF on the Northside. Because it’s now summertime at The Pine.

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein has announced a new division for it’s Wednesday July 26th Senior 2-Man Scramble, cost is $68.00 per player. But the new division is for teams in which both players are 70 years of age or older. So for all the details see or call “The Pine” at (847)-566-4653 (Golf).

THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC coming up July 6-9. Tickets at TPC Deere Run.

The John Deere Classic is coming up from July 5-9.

So the championship has made a series of announcements leading into the championship.

Ludvig Aberg a Swedish upcoming star in golf, has committed to play at the JDC. Ludvig a former World Amateur No.1, and back-to-back winner of the college Ben Hogan Award in 2022-2023, has now turned professional. He earned the No.1 ranking at the PGA Tour School, which earned him direct access to the tour. Ludvig finished 25th in his professional debut in the Canadian Open.

TWO TOP COLLEGE STARS have been given exemptions to the JDC, in keeping with the tournaments long standing tradition of showcasing the game of golfs future stars.

Gordan Sargent a former World #1 and NCAA National Champion, along with former Western Amateur Champion Michael Thorbjornsen. So both players recently competed in the U.S. Open and Sargent played via special exemption in Masters.

AWARD WINNING PERFORMERS Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker will perform after Rounds 3 (Shelton) and Round 4 (Rucker) on July 8 & 9. So fans can watch from the right side of the 18th fairway at TPC Deere Run. But the performers will be set up on the left side of the fairway. Both concerts are expected to start about 5:45 Pm, pending any weather delays, or Sunday playoff to finish the championship. So for more details on championship information at

The Uneekor EYE MINI portable Launch Monitor.

UNEEKOR has unveiled the new EYE MINI Portable Launch Monitor.

The EYE MINI is now available through both the Uneekor website, or various retailers across America.

Eddie Lee, Chief Sales and Marketing officer for Creatz INC-Uneekor’s parent company says,” now golfers and courses, commercial facilities and coaches alike have access to an extremely powerful solution that is easy to use. But it caters to the requirements of indoor and outdoor simulation and instruction.

The EYE MINI had a soft launch at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando, it’s priced at $4,500. The EYE MINI has a market-proven EYE XO engine, and comes with high speed photo metric camera’s. So for more information please visit

CALLAWAY GOLF has announced a limited edition Chrome Soft Truvis Rose-golf ball in honor of Rose Zhang’s winning of her first LPGA Tour professional event. The player in 72 years to do so. But your must order this limited edition ball quickly.

Co-Captain Henrik Stenson of Majesticks GC,Co-Captain Ian Coulter of Majesticks GC, Co-Captain Lee Westwood of Majesticks GC and Alternate, Laurie Canter of the Majesticks GC pose for a photo during the practice round ahead of LIV Golf DC at the Trump National Golf Club Washington DC on Wednesday, May. 24, 2023 in Sterling, Virginia. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/LIV Golf).

OKX is the first WEB3 sponsor of an LIV Golf Team.

The Majesticks GC comprised of Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and currently Laurie Canter (subbing for the injured Sam Horsfield), will sport the OKX logo in team kits, and on tour.

OKX has other sports partnerships including with McLaren F1 Team and the Manchester City Football Club.

OKX is the second largest global crypto exchange by trading volume and a leading WEB3 ecosystem.

MORE LIV GOLF NEWS-the upcoming London Tournament from July 7-9 will have music stars DJ Snake and Alesso on site to “Pump Up the Volume.” So for more information see

GolfGame and KZN shot tracking.

GAMEGOLF one of the games leading GPS shot-and-stat tracking sensor platforms, is announcing the addition of instructor Martin Chuck. Chuck will serve as the brands Coaching Lead and official ambassador. So Chuck will help develop the video content and plans for coaches and student who use the platform.

GameGolf has just announced the launch of it’s next generation technology “KZN”, which is short for Kaizen (Pron: KY-Zen). Joe McKnight V.P. of Engineering at GameGolf calls Chuck, “one of the brightest minds and talented teachers in the game today. So to learn more see

GOLFERS ON GOLF’S Len Ziehm has been on the road in the Ziehm Machine once again. So this time it was a trip across his home state of Florida to Daytona Beach. Ziehm reports on the 20+ area courses in Daytona, including the one’s at the headquarters of the LPGA. Read more on golf travel at

CGX-The College Golf Experience and endorsed by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) will bring highly rated male junior golfers together at the Boys Top100 South Camp, presented by Adidas at the Texas Rangers Golf Club July 18-19. During this camp-campers will have access to numerous coaches from various top NCAA programs across the country. So due to sponsorship by Adidas, participants will receive Adidas hats, shirts, backpacks and outerwear.

Multiple coaches on-site for this camp include winner of NCAA national championships. So for more information see

BLACKBERRY OAKS-The Oaks Grille is open. Blackberry Oaks Amateur is June 24-25, and the summer scramble is July 22nd.


Blackberry Oaks that is, where the new Oaks Grille is now open. So come in and check out the new menu before or after golf.

But more from the Oaks, with the Blackberry Amateur wrapping up today, next up on the event list is the summer 2-Man scramble on July 22nd. So for more information see Blackberry Oaks is where #Kidsrule.

INNISBROOK RESORT in Tarpon Springs Florida, and home of the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour, is offering specials for the 4th July. The holiday like you have never enjoyed it before. So visit

GOLF launches The CONNECTOR. Which is the latest golf training aid from teaching professional Dan Frost, known for the invention of the award winning Sure-Set. The Connector is a designed foam ball device, with axis rods running through it to help golfers maintain a connection between their arms and torso. So you can learn more at

SuperStrokes Wyndham Clark and his SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 3.0 17″ putting grip.

SUPERSTROKE Putting Grips congratulates 2023 U.S. Open Champion Wyndham Clark, who used a Superstroke Zenergy Tour 3.0 17″ grip on his putter championship week.

Clark’s putting grip is part of Superstrokes “Off the Truck” series. With TV time for Clark running strong, his grip was seen by millions around the world.

But as a result, Superstroke sold out of the Zenergy 3.0 17″ grips. So if you would like to order one, you can join a waitlist at Clark’s grip is 3.6 inches longer than the standard grip. Reports say that 8 of the Top 10 finishers at the U.S. Open are using Superstroke putting grips. During 2022 Superstroke users won 61 professional tournaments on top level tours, for over $58.5 million in earnings.

The U.S. Open was not Clark’s first win with the grip, as Clark won the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this year.

SUPERSTROKE has announced the release of one of the tasty looking putter grips on the market. But while you shouldn’t bite into it-the grip called “The Turn” is gaining popularity with pictures of halfway house snacks, up and down the grip. So to learn more about SuperStroke grips see

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. But for more pictures of the products above, see Rory Spears on Facebook-Twitter. RS


   MICHAEL COCKING of OCM Golf Designs stands in front of the famed Medinah Country Club-clubhouse. See our feature coming this week on the Course 3 renovation.

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

Golfers on Golf Radio is L-R Ed Stevenson IPGA, Len Ziehm IL. Golf HOF, Bill Berger former PGA Tour Player-and Rory Spears at WNDZ-AM 750

Golfers on Golf Radio Week #7

This week your hosts-Chicago’s Favorite Foursome, of Ed Stevenson, Len Ziehm, Bill Berger and Rory Spears, bring you all the golf news from Chicago and beyond.

With a little help from our producer Brian Stinson.

TEE TIME is 10 AM on WNDZ 750 AM Chicago.

This weeks guests include Nick Biglasco Director of Brand Development for Makefield Putters-one of the new hottest putters on the market. Two recent winners of the PGA National Club professional championship have used Makefield putters-born in Philadelphia.

BOB FARREN (R) with the design team of the new Pinehurst #10-Makefield Putters which is quickly making a name for itself in the golf world. Director of Brand Development Nick Biglasco joins us.

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Hans Risvaer sinks the putt.

Hans Risvaer won the 105th Western Junior Championship at Midlothian Country Club, with a final round score of 69.

Risvaer shot 10 under par for a score of 270, to win his first Western Junior Championship is his first appearance by 7 shots.

He carded rounds of 67, 68, 66 and 69 to be in the 60’s in all four rounds. Risvaer 18, of Miami Florida is committed to play college golf at the University of Central Florida. Risvaer had a six shot lead heading into the final round.

“So instead of scoreboard watching, I just focused on hitting the next shot and talking with dad to keep my spirits high,” said Risvaer. But Risvaer’s father Oyvind Risvaer, who caddied for his son during the championship said,” I had to talk my son off the ledge a few times.”

Noah Kent 18, from Naples Florida, used a final 9 hole score of 4 under par, to jump into a tie for second place. Kent has committed to play his college golf at the university of Iowa. But joining Kent in second place was 18 year-old Jacob Modelski of Noblesville Indiana.

Kent said the key for his round was getting up and down from 100 yards out, on the tenth hole.

But there is more good news for the three top finishers. Because Risvaer, Kent and Modelski have earned exemptions into the 2023 Western Amateur at North Shore Country Club in Glenview in early August.

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Midlothian Country Club logo. Home of the 105th WGA Junior Championship.

The 105th Western Junior Championship is now underway at Midlothian Country Club in Midlothian Illinois.

This historic championship was first played in 1914 at the Chicago Golf Club, making it the oldest junior championship in the United States.

Current PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, and veteran tour stars including Jim Furyk, Corey Pavin and Fred Couples have played in the championship.

But this years championship is the third time Midlothian has hosted the championship. Because in 1915, the events second year saw the championship held at Midlothian, the second time was in 1931. DeWitt balch won in 1915-Robert Cochran in 1931.

“We’re excited to bring the Western Junior back to Midlothian. A club with a rich tradition of hosting our nation’s most famous championships,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. ” So the players who have won at Midlothian are among the best in golf history. So we are confident this course will provide a great test for the next generation of stars.”

The club has been host to the other championships including three Western Opens (1901-1969-1973), The Western Amateur (1901,1917). The U.S. Open in 1914. The club is not only one of the founding clubs of the Western Golf Association, but one of the first 18 hole golf courses in the country.

Architect Ray Hearn-did the most recent renovation of Midlothian Country Club.

While Herbert Tweedie did the original course design in 1898, the famed Donald Ross added his touches before the 1914 U.S. Open. But it was Evans scholar architect Ray Hearn did the most recent renovation. Hearn lengthened holes, renovated 82 bunkers and created new sightlines and shot making options.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the history of Midlothian Country Club than by welcoming the world’s top junior players for a championship of this magnitude,” said Club President Matt Barry. “On behalf of Midlothian Country Club and our members, we’re honored to host the 105th Western Junior.”

Ryan Cowan who finished 5th last year at The Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest. Will head up and outstanding field at Midlothian. Because there are 10 Chicago area local players in the field, this years champion could have Windy City roots.

But it’s Bowling Green Kentucky native Cooper Claycomb who carded a 5 under par 65-to take the first round lead. The 65 was one shot short of tying Leonard Thompson’s course record 64, in the 1973 Western Open. Chase Kyes of Birmingham Alabama is one shot back after shooting 66. Hans Risvaer of Miami Florida, was in third place after 3 under par score of 67.

The championship format is 36 holes of stroke play. But then the low 44 scores and ties, advance to a 36-hole final on Thursday. For more information see