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The Buzz

Chicago Open back in limbo

For a tournament with an iconic name and a glittering list of winners, the Chicago Open certainly has a tough time keeping its head above water. After two years of the most recent version, the Illinois Junior Golf Association has thrown in the towel. There weren’t enough entries to make the tourney a moneymaker and put cash in, rather than take it from, the non-profit’s coffers. That leaves Andy Ruthkoski, who captured the centennial edition of the title at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton over Casey Pyne on the second hole of a suddendeath playoff, without a championship to defend this October, unless someone else steps up and negotiates with the CDGA to use the name. It started as the Chicago District Golf Association Open in 1914 and played again in 1915, 1926 and 1927, with a run in 1937-38 and 1940-48 the heyday of the tournament, when it was a regular stop on the pro circuit and luminaries Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan were winners. Ken Venturi won backto-back revivals at Gleneagles in the late 1950s, Luke Donald grabbed the 2000 title as an amateur at Beverly, and Carlos Sainz Jr., now on the PGA Tour, scored the victory in the 2013 revival under IJGA auspicies. Major notion: The whisper is that Kerry Haigh, tournament boss of the PGA of America, has slated a Cog Hill visit to assess its suitibility for ... something. PGA? Senior PGA? The Club Pro? That’s too early to tell, but it’s encouraging, with Medinah out of the PGA picture, that the Jemsek fam-

ily is being pro-active and wants to host a PGA-operated tournament. Even if Cog Hill is offered the Club Pro – officially and clumsily the PGA Professional National Championship – that’s a plus, because it gets the PGA board and staff on site and they’ll be able to see the acres of space for corporate tents and parking to be used for something bigger. Call Jay Haas Mr. President: With all the angst over how to select a Ryder Cup captain – and then going with a Medinah redux at the top in the person of Davis Love III, who cannot be blamed for his players gagging in Sunday singles in 2012 – we can’t help noting that Belleville native and Illinois Golf Hall of Famer Jay Haas is the captain for this year’s U.S. Presidents Cup squad. So far, nobody, not even Phil Mickelson, has beefed or otherwise whined that Haas was the wrong man for the job or that someone else has been wronged by being snubbed. We will take it that’s because of the high regard Haas has always been held in by his peers, rather than the relative lack of interest in Presidents Cup doings compared to the Ryder Cup soap opera. Last of the bucket: Once upon a time, people tuned in to watch Tiger Woods to see excellence. Now, it’s to see what calamity might befall him next. It’s like the sadistic few who watch the Indy 500 for the accidents. Woods is no prince, but it would be good for him and golf if he’d stop smacking the fence in Turn 2.

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Cover Horton Smith practicing at Augusta National during the first Masters. / Illinois Golfer Archive

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Around Illinois 20 Junior: Illinois Golfer Challenge 23 Amateur: The ‘Manure’ Tour 25 On Campus: Detry rides again 25 Toy Department 26 Tour Guide 26 Tournament Calendar / Scoreboard 27 The Directory 29

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The Grill Room

by Tim Cronin

A Miller’s tale: two decades of progress

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ichael Miller was looking out his office window at the Glen Club, not exactly longingly. It was March 23. It was snowing. That, he said with a chuckle, confirmed his decision to pull up roots and move to the desert. The Illinois PGA’s executive director for 20 years, Miller takes the same post with the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Southwest PGA on or about May 1. It’s not a lateral move. There are about 1,300 pros in the SWPGA, compared to some 850 in the Illinois PGA. His new section’s footprint covers Arizona and Clark County, Nevada, a.k.a. Las Vegas. That boosts the numbers. But it is a surprising one. “Very bittersweet emotions,” Miller said. Talks began in late January and moved swiftly. Miller brought experience and an attractive record of growth, particularly on the Illinois PGA Foundation side. “It became apparent they needed somebody with experience,” Miller said. “They also have a section foundation, with a few small events.” Their tournament program is similar to the Illinois PGA’s, but has room for more. The irony in the timing is this year’s expansion of the Illinois Open to two sites to eventually grow the purse. “That’s the disappointing part,” Miller said. “We’ve been talking about doing that for a number of years. I’m disappointed I won’t be able to see it through.” Purse stagnation, which club pros sometimes

Michael Miller complain about, is due to the aftereffects of the Great Recession more than anything else. Miller joined the Illinois PGA as tournament director in 1986, left for two years in sports marketing, and returned to start the section foundation under Vance Redfern. He succeeded Redfern in 1995. Since then, the Illinois PGA has expanded its tournament schedule, raised the profile of the Hall of Fame, created the Youth Skills Challenge – which the PGA of America, USGA and Augusta National turned into the Drive, Chip and Putt campaign without a nod of thanks – doing so with a staff that numbered three when he first walked in the door and now numbers only six. “I’ve got a great staff in place,” Miller said. “The timing is a little unfortunate because we’ve got two new staffers.” Miller and his family ought not consign all his cold-weather wear to a garage sale. Snow stopped the PGA Tour’s match play tournament in its tracks in the upper elevations near Tucson a few years back, and it can get cold in Flagstaff. But when he peers out the window of the

Southwest PGA’s hacienda in Scottsdale, snow will not be in the picture. ––––– eanwhile, here we are again. The masthead box on Page 2 indicates this is the first issue of Illinois Golfer, at least electronically, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. Aside from the online site upon which this issue can be found, and the print edition of April 2012 – critically acclaimed but halted aborning when it became clear startup costs would exceed the funds allotted after a few issues in a tough market – two prototype “electronic editions” were issued last year, testing the waters for both potential advertisers and the publication’s style. A special edition covering the Illinois Open in July was followed by an August test issue with the main focus on the Western Amateur. People liked what they saw, so here we are. Call it digital print, a much more conducive format for in-depth coverage, for advertisers, and for you. This, then, is the fourth issue overall, and the third via the magic of the Internet. A greater variety of bylines, some familiar and some new, will appear as we muddle along. Particular attention this issue should be paid to Page 16, where we reprint a column written by Mike Spellman for that print inaugural. Mike died over the winter, far too young: a day short of his 51st birthday. We think there is no greater remembrance than his column on the thrall life and sport had for him.

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2015 Season Preview

There’s something for everyone By Tim Cronin –––––

It’s a good thing for golf fans gas isn’t close to $4 a gallon these days. Those who want to see all six of this year’s most significant tournaments within reasonable driving distance of Chicago’s Loop will, in three cases, be in their car for a while. The good news is, the other three can be reached by taking a short drive – or even the train. All six – and two other amateur tournaments that we didn’t have room for in the graphic to the right – are worth seeing, for the competition or the course or both. And the first on the list, the Senior PGA Championship over Memorial Day weekend, is the most novel of the group. It’s being played on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, the jewel of that southern Indiana town. In the Roaring Twenties, when money was being thrown about lavishly, the aforementioned resort and local backers lured the 1924 PGA Championship to French Lick, and Walter Hagen won on the Donald Ross-designed Hill Course. The layout is still there, named for Ross now, but it’s the Dye layout, built atop the Mt. Airie ridge by the designer from Carmel, Ind., that will get the attention from the 50-plus set. Defending champion Colin Montgomerie and the rest of the field will have to contend with a 7,147-yard course that sweeps across and swoops down the ridge, portions of which have views of

This year’s Big Six

76th Senior PGA Championship • May 21-24 French Lick Resort (Dye), French Lick, Ind. • Golf / NBC www.pga.com 45th John Deere Classic • July 9-12 TPC Deere Run, Silvis • Golf / CBS www.johndeereclassic.com 3rd Encompass Championship • July 10-12 North Shore Country Club, Glenview • Golf www.encompasschampionship.com 97th PGA Championship • Aug. 13-16 Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis. • TNT / CBS www.pga.com 115th U.S. Amateur • Aug. 17-23 Olympia Fields Country Club (North), Olympia Fields • FS1 / Fox www.usga.org BMW Championship • Sept. 17-20 Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest • Golf / NBC www.bmwchampionshipusa.com


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Amateur Hours in Sugar Grove Palmer Cup • June 12-14 Rich Harvest Farms www.richharvestfarms.com Western Amateur • Aug. 3-8 Rich Harvest Farms www.westernamateur.com – and JDC board member – Zach Johnson to grab the trophy and the last spot in the British Open. A month later brings the third playing of the PGA Championship to Whistling Straits, the Pete Dye concoction adjacent to Lake Michigan in Haven, Wis. The 97th PGA, from Aug. 13-16, has only single-day tickets remaining. They’re $90 on Thursday and $95 the last three tournament days. Bargain-hunters may consider practice round tickets ($30 and $40), but there’s no guarantee defending champion Rory McIlroy will tee it up on all three practice days. The following week – Aug. 17-23 – features a seven-day feast of golf at Olympia Fields Country Club in the south suburbs. The 115th U.S. Amateur, oldest tournament in the land, opens with stroke-play qualifying on Monday and Tuesday on both courses, followed by five days of match play on the North Course. Last year’s U.S. Am featured a surprise, even by amateur standards, when Gunn Yang, 776th in the world amateur rankings, knocked off everybody in his path at Atlanta Athletic Club to grab the title. He took the year off from San Diego State

– where he’d lost his scholarship before winning the Am – but is expected to defend his title. On a par with the U.S. Amateur are two amateur titles to be contested at Rich Harvest Farms, the backyard course of Jerry Rich in Sugar Grove. The first is the Palmer Cup on June 12-14. The Ryder Cup-style college tournament pits the 10 best U.S. collegians against the 10 best from Europe – the visitors coached by Jean Van de Velde. On Aug. 3-8, the Western Amateur plays through. The argument can be made that the Western Amateur field is better than the one for the U.S. Amateur. Certainly, the path to victory is as arduous, if not more so. The two finalists endure four rounds of stroke-play qualifying over three days, followed by four 18-hole matches over two more days. That’s 144 holes, more or less, across five days. It’s no wonder that no winner in the last 17 years has been older than 23. Beau Hossler was 19 when he won last year. That’s a full plate, but don’t miss dessert. The BMW Championship brings its Western Open heritage and PGA Tour playoff intensity back to Conway Farms Golf Club from Sept. 17-20. Two years ago, fans piled in until the rains came, Zach Johnson scored the victory, Tiger Woods refused to believe his ball moved and was slapped with a two-stroke penalty, Henrik Stenson wrecked a locker after blowing up, and Jim Furyk scored a most divine 59. There is no template that fits all that in, but it happened. What happens this time is anyone’s guess, but someone will get rich: The purse has been upped to $8.25 million, with $1.45 million to the winner. Tickets start at $50 or $55 for tournament days through the end of April, but the best deal is the all-week badge: $125.


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Will two courses be twice the fun? Illinois Open expands field, to play at Royal Melbourne, Hawthorn Woods By Tim Cronin –––––

There are 100,000 reasons why the Illinois Open will be played at two courses this year. A dollar sign is in front of them. The goal in expanding the state championship from one course to two – Royal Melbourne and Hawthorn Woods, located a few miles from each other in Lake County – is to increase the field, and thus the purse to six figures, back where it was from 1998-2003, in a flush economy when more people had the time to give qualifying a whirl. Entries have dropped recently, a trend outgoing Illinois PGA executive director Michael Miller believes will be reversed with 258 players, rather than the usual 156, gaining a berth in the field, the great majority doing so through qualifying. More places mean better odds of making it in, though that doesn’t equal a better chance to win. Now there will be 257 players in opposition, rather than 155. However, the cut will be raised to the low 70 and ties, up from the low 50 and ties, so there are 20 more chances to get a check. The innovation was over a year in the making. The idea of playing at Harborside International, the 36-hole facility on Chicago’s far South Side managed by KemperSports, was considered and discarded in favor of the two private clubs managed by Kemper instead. They’re close enough that someone playing from out of town can book a hotel nearby and have a short trip to either course. And Illinois PGA staffers will be able to get from

Pater J. Schulz / Courtesy Royal Melbourne Country Club

Royal Scene It’s the first time on the Illinois Open rota for Royal Melbourne.

Illinois Open Qualifiers

June 4 Royal Hawk CC, St. Charles June 8 Glencoe CC, Glencoe June 11 Turnberry CC, Lakewood June 17 Balmoral Woods, Crete June 22 Bloomington CC, Bloomington June 25 Willow Crest GC at Oak Brook Hills June 29 Elgin CC, Elgin one course to another in about 15 minutes. “Both courses have local championship history,” Miller said during the announcement at the Chicago Golf Show. “We are confident the courses will provide a stern test for the top amateur and

professional players in Illinois.” Hawthorn Woods hosted the Illinois Open from 2008 to 2011. Mike Small won the Illinois PGA at Royal Melbourne in 2003 and 2004. For the moment, the number of quailfying sites is remaining at seven, with only one downstate. But Miller envisions growth down the line as players, both pro and amateur, realize that a spot in the field isn’t out of the question. Larger fields mean larger purses. While supporting sponsors help – and helped more in the flush 1990s – entry fees fund much of it. The purse has been between $80,000 and $85,000 the last few years, including the value of the gift certificates given to amateurs.


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Walking the golf show aisles

Commentary by Tim Cronin –––––

Charles Cherney / Chicago Golf Show

Then Lee said to David ... Lee Trevino and David Graham (not pictured) entertained the Chicago Golf Show crowd on the second day of the three-day festival.

What makes a successful golf show? For the owner, filled booths and aisles filled with golfers. For those golfers, things to do and people to talk with. In that regard, both expositions held in the Chicago area this winter appeared to succeed. The Tinley Park Golf Expo was larger than ever in its fourth year at the Tinley Park Convention Center in the south suburb, with more booths, a bigger hitting area, and around 10,000 attendees. Co-owner Gregg Tengerstrom – professional at nearby Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park – says that next year, he may be forced to expand to the one portion of the center he hasn’t yet used. Two weeks later, the Chicago Golf Show, overseen by Tom Corcoran, staged its 32nd renewal, and took over much of the first floor in the main exhibition hall in Rosemont’s sprawling convention emporium. Across three days, some 17,700 people turned out. Many were there to listen to major champions Lee Trevino and David Graham, who regaled the gallery with stories of competitions and camaraderie on various continents across three deccades. Trevino, of course, did most of the talking, doing so after a late arrival following several flight cancellations. But funny stories are one thing and seeking


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new vistas, or hustling for a bargain, are quite another. And, while most every golf organization and upcoming tournament was represented – the J.K. Wadley and Havemeyer trophies, emblematic of the BMW Championship and U.S. Amateur, respectively, were under the same roof for perhaps the first time – the departments of destination golf and closeout sales seem to rule the golf shows these days. As has been the case for years, courses and resorts from new and far rent booths and attempt to entice people to stop, if only for a few seconds, to get their pitch across. Whether it is to drop by Orland Park or the Ozarks, the first goal for the course operator is to get the weary showgoer, who may be on his 11th aisle in 90 minutes and by now is only looking for a place to sit down and rest his barking dogs, to listen to a pitch on how beautiful Scenic Acres Golf Course, the one with waterfalls on every hole, is unlike any other layout in the world. Sometimes that works, sometimes not. A few years ago, courses from Myrtle Beach and Florida were regulars. Now, most of layouts are from closer to home, and likely getting more bang for their buck. The same seems true of the club sellers, which range from second-hand stores to first-run outlets looking to unload last year’s inventory to at least one area club manufacturer, Tour Edge. In an era where some companies bring out new models twice a year, selling the old stuff seems counter-intuitive. But there are two types of equipment buyers, those who must have the latest, and those who know that last year’s model, or even 2007’s, will be new to them if they’re still playing with something from a decade ago. So to the bins and boxes they go, searching

for that set of irons or wonder driver to turn their game around. And sometimes, they find it. The Tour Edge booth seems to be doing brisk business whenever we walked by. At the same time, what’s missing – at least this was the case this year – is a strong presence from the manufacturers in the department of hands-on demonstrating. In an era where it’s easier than ever to get the word out about a new product, but harder than ever to make a lasting impact, getting those who spend the money to get their hands on the new toys would seem to be the best way to sell. Who buys a car or a golf club without a test drive? But few and far between were the big companies, with eager employees ready to thrust their new implement into a showgoer’s hands while saying, “Give it a spin.” Go figure. Perhaps the “demo day” craze of recent years, which can fill up a driving range with those in a buying mood, has proven to be a better way to make the case for the new stuff. But, given that the PGA show is just a few weeks in the rear-view mirror, why not give the poor guy who has paid to get in – and paid for parking, in the case of the show in Rosemont – a taste of what’s new? The golf show concept seems to have rebounded from its nadir a few years back, when the Chicago show was combined for a winter with a “backyard” show. That might have proved a boon to those selling artificial putting greens, but otherwise, seemed the exhibition version of a horse designed by committee. Happily, it was only a one-year move, and this year’s gathering of the clan in Rosemont was stuffed with exhibitors. Add the big brand names at each show, and everyone will come out ahead.

Erik Hoffer / Tinley Park Golf Expo

Aisles of smiles A new attendance mark was reached at the Tinley Park Golf Expo.


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2014 in Review

Keiser, Small made it year to remember By Tim Cronin –––––

It was a year for ideas big and successes Small, and in that regard, 2014 was not that difference from many other revolutions around the sun in the last two decades. Most of them have seen Mike Small at least one golf tournament. Last year, Small’s big individual catch was the Illinois PGA Championship. Nothing new there. It was the 11th triumph in the tournament and fifth in six playings for the coach of Illinois’ men’s team at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club in Grayslake. Many of the last 20 years have also seen Chicagoan Mike Keiser make an impact in the golf world. The leader of the American links golf movement, Keiser extended his coast-to-coast (not to mention Tasmania) reach by moving forward with the plan for a multiple-course operation, Sand Valley, near Rome – Wisconsin, that is. Oh, and by the end of the year Small’s Fighting Illini squad was ranked No. 1 in the country. While we wait for lasting warmth in 2015, here’s a more detailed look at their achievements, and some other things that happened in 2014: Person of the Year In one respect, it’s been a quiet few years for Mike Keiser. No course with him involved has opened since Cabot Links in Inverness, Nova Scotia, in the summer of 2012. In another, he’s never been more active, hav-

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The look of eagles Mike Small collected a record 11th Illinois PGA Championship.

ing slated a second course near Cabot Links, arranged for a 36-hole municipal complex not far from his landmark Bandon Dunes resort in Oregon, and, best of all for midwesteners, moved forward on the multi-course Sand Valley project

in western Wisconsin, 15 miles south of Wisconsin Rapids. The prospect for greatness at Sand Valley is informed by the track record of the links courses Keiser has caused to come into being since the private Dunes Club opened in Michigan 20 years ago, and prompts our naming Keiser as Illinois Golfer’s Person of the Year. Sand Valley, like Dunes Club, and the Bandon and Cabot complexes, will be built Mike Keiser on sand, and thus true links courses – albeit without a link to a present-day sea. Those deposits, made in the last ice age, created the hilly, welldraining environment that benefits so many golf courses old and new in Wisconsin and parts of northern Illinois. The duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed Sand Valley’s first course, which is under construction now, and will be their fourth for Keiser. If all goes well, it will open late next year for the investors who have joined in the project, and to the public in 2017. David McLay Kidd, who got the Bandon resort going with Bandon Dunes in 1999, won a three-way architectural contest with Tom Doak and Rod Whitman to design the second course. That one will open in 2018. Eventually, there will be four courses at Sand


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Valley, Keiser revealed when announcing the purchase of 1,500 acres. The architects for the third and fourth courses have not been locked in, though Doak and Whitman should remain in consideration, since their separate prospective layouts are on untouched different pieces of the property. Player of the Year The numbers are staggering. Since his first victory in the Illinois PGA Championship in 2001, Mike Small has won 16 state majors open to professionals – the quartet of tournaments are the Illinois Open, Illinois PGA, Illinois PGA Match Play or Illinois Players – and finished second, either solo or with others, four more times. (He also grabbed a co-runner-up spot in the 1993 Illinois Open, when he was chasing his PGA Tour dream.) Last year’s big win in the Illinois PGA at Stonewall Orchard was typical. Small opened with a 5-under-par 67 to match Adam Schumacher’s opening round, added a second 67 to take a five-stroke lead on Steve Orrick of Decatur, then fired a 66 playing alongside Orrick, who matched Small’s final round score, to finish at 16-under 200 and win by five strokes. There were other victories great and small across the state, but for the impact Small has registered, he’s the Illinois Golfer Player of the Year for 2014. What Small accomplished in his day job was as impressive. His Fighting Illini have been ranked No. 1 all season thanks to a start with three straight victories, opening the 2014-15 campaign with a come-from-behind victory at their invitational at Olympia Fields. Small’s 2013-14 squad finished that season with a victory in the NCAA regional at Rich Har-

Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

A prince of a man In 2011, Errie Ball, then a lad of 100, posed with the bronze with which the members of Willoughby Golf Club honored him. He was 103 when he died on July 2, 2014.

vest Farms and a loss to Stanford in the NCAA national quarterfinals. Brian Campbell was named the Big Ten’s player of the year – the third straight under Small and fifth overall, and later in the summer made the Western Amateur’s Sweet Sixteen, as did recruit Nick Hardy. Other schools with warmer climates have taken runs at Small, but he’s stayed at his alma mater, and with the impressive double-fairway practice facility modeled after Augusta National’s now close to opening, there’s no reason for him to go anywhere. Hail and Farewell We bade adieu to some marvelous people last year: Samuel Henry “Errie” Ball, 103, Welshborn Illinois Golf Hall of Fame member, a pro

for 86 years, the former professional at Oak Park and Butler National won the Illinois and Arizona opens, three Illinois PGAs, and was the last surviving player from the first Masters field; in Stuart, Fla., July 2. Michael Dann, 65, assistant director of the Carolinas Golf Association, son of former WGA executive director Marshall Dann grew up in Chicago area; wrote for Golf World before moving into administration; in West End, N.C., July 15. Jack Fleck, 92, Quad Cities driving range pro who knocked off Ben Hogan playing Hogan clubs to win the 1955 U.S. Open in a playoff; 10 years later won the Illinois Open at Skokie; after a brief illness, in Fort Smith, Ark., March 21, 2014. Lee Milligan, 81, former professional at Barrington Hills Country Club; teacher of two-time


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The Champions of 2014

BMW Championship / Western Open – Billy Horschel John Deere Classic – Brian Harman Encompass Championship – Tom Lehman Western Amateur – Beau Hossler Western Junior – K.K. Limbhasut Women’s Western Amateur – Mika Liu Women’s Western Junior – Annika Bovender Illinois Open – Brad Hopfinger Chicago Open – Andy Ruthkoski Illinois Women’s Open – Emily Collins Illinois Senior Open – Jim Sobb Illinois PGA – Mike Small Illinois PGA Match Play – Curtis Malm Illinois Players – Travis Johns Illinois Amateur – Raymond Knoll

U.S. Open champion Andy North while in Madison, Wis.; of a spinal injury, in San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 6, 2014. Jim Moore, 73, gentlemanly head of the WGA’s Evans Scholars program for 20 years who never forgot a Scholar’s name; of pancreatic cancer, in Green Oaks, Aug. 12. Larry Packard, 101, Chicago-based course architect whose 250-plus designs thrilled and tormented players worldwide; at his Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014. Hugh Royer Jr., 78, winner of the 1970 Western Open; of cancer, in Columbus, Ga., Sept. 12. ... a famed member of the arboreal realm ... The Eisenhower Tree, apx. 150, from an ice storm, at Augusta National Golf Club, Feb. 16, 2014. Services were unlike any other. ... and in the Fourth Estate ...

Illinois Women’s Amateur – Alexandra Harkins Illinois Public Links – Glenn Przybylski Illinois Mid-Amateur – Andrew Price Illinois Junior Amateur – Brendan O’Reilly Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur – Madasyn Pettersen Illinois Senior Amateur – Ed Whitaker Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur – Sue Miller CDGA Championship – Jordan Fahel CDGA Public Links – Quinn Prchal CDGA Mid-Amateur – Joe Cermak CDGA Senior Amateur – Dave Ryan CWDGA Championship – Sarah Boockford Decatur-Forsyth Symetra Classic – Madison Pressel Radix Cup – IPGA professionals Thompson Cup – CDGA amateurs

Golf World, as a print publication, 67, brought to life by visionary Bob Harlow, taken to new heights by the New York Times magazine group, mismanaged by final owner Conde´ Nast, of declining advertising revenue, in New York, N.Y., July 28. Survivors include 132,090 former paid subscribers and a truncated digital edition. Thanks for playing Two closures highlighted the idea there are fewer golfers, and those who are still playing are playing less golf. Plum Tree National in Harvard, a 1970 Joe Lee design that eventually went from private to public, closed at the end of the 2013 season, without an announcement that it would not open in 2014. Last spring came and nothing happened. The phone rang in the clubhouse, unanswered. Regular customers teed it up elsewhere. Curiously,

Plum Tree National’s Internet page can still be accessed. Late in the year came a planned closure. Woodbine, the first golf course in Homer Glen, closed to become the first park in Homer Glen. The plan is for the clubhouse to serve as the village hall. The village bought the 100-acre property from the Ludwig family for $3.3 million in 2013, allowing the course to stay open for the 2014 season. Designed by Gordon Cunningham, it had opened May 26, 1988. In both cases, business had been good until the Great Recession of 2008. That economic downturn continues to affect the game and the courses it is played on. Prior to the closure of Plum Tree National and Woodbine, the following courses had been lost to development or just closure and abandonment in the last decade: 2005: Woodmar (Hammond, Ind.) 2006: Four Winds (Mundelein), Hidden Meadows (Park Forest) 2007: Broken Arrow / Short (Lockport), Orchard Hills (Waukegan) 2008: Bon Vivant (Bourbonnais), Griffith (Ind.) 2009: Cressmoor (Gary / Hobart) 2010: Evergreen (Evergreen Park), Rolling Knolls (Elgin) 2012: Graystone (Tinley Park) And other courses may be going, if not gone, including a pair of nine-hole layouts where beginners could have fun. Ken Loch in Lombard may still be developed in part, pending village approval, and Mid-Iron in Lemont, normally in fine shape, was unusually unkempt just before the snow flew late in 2014, clearly unmowed for over a week.


Illinois Golfer Cover Story

Illinois’ Augusta connections From the inaugural Augusta National Invitation Tournament to the look of Augusta National this very day, Illinoisans, native and adopted, have made an impact at the famous club Writing and photograph by Tim Cronin

A first-time visitor to Augusta National Golf Club is likely to be a happy victim of sensory overload.

There is much to marvel at, from the beauty of the grounds to the history on every hole. When that visitor looks


Page 15 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– around more closely, and chats with fellow members of the gallery, Augusta becomes even more amazing. The stories are as good as the views. Like passengers rushing to make connecting flights at O’Hare, many of those stories connect through Illinois, more specifically Chicagoland. That’s been the case since the first tournament. The Augusta National Invitation Tournament, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts insisted it should be called, though just about everyone else called it the Masters. Then and now, the field was elite, with only 72 contestants. About the only one missing was Gene Sarazen, off on a long-scheduled exhibition trip overseas. He’d make noise like an albatross in the next playing. The inaugural edition in 1934 was unique. What all know as the back nine was the front nine for the first Masters, making the opening tee shot that daunting hook down the hill and around the corner that now leads to Amen Corner. The journey for one of those 72 players began at Oak Park Country Club. The journey of another brought him there. Horton Smith and Errie Ball took alternate paths during the tournament. Ball ended up tied for 38th at Augusta, a balky putter – or perhaps the yips – vexing him on the final day. Smith won it, his first solo victory in 16 months. At the time, Smith was the head professional at Oak Park. He’d taken that job early in 1932, a lad of 23, after winning 13 times on the pro circuit in about 31 months. Nobody came close to that until Tiger Woods. But a bad back, brought on by grueling exhibition tours and a propensity to practice, slowed Smith, and he looked for a club job. Oak Park brought him on, and he played only

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Champion and bride Horton Smith and Barbra Louise Bourne, daughter of one of Augusta National’s founding members, met at the club.

occasionally in the summer. But the first Masters was at the end of the 1933-34 winter tour, and Smith was winless during that venture. He was surprised as anyone to share the first round lead, and be a stroke ahead after 36 holes, and keep that margin entering the final round. Not that very many people were watching. Galleries

were small, only a few thousand each day, and most everyone was following Bobby Jones in his first tournament since retiring after the 1930 Grand Slam. Smith? Even he watched Jones on Sunday until it was time to tee off. And he did so after Craig Wood finished with 3-under-par 285 and the clubhouse lead. Smith was 4-under starting the final round, so knew where he stood decades before the giant scoreboards dotted course. And he was tied with Wood looking at a 12-footer for birdie on the par-5 17th (the eighth hole today). Smith sank the putt to regain the solo lead, but hit his second on the 18th (the ninth hole now) to the back of a boomerang-shaped green. He was 40 feet from the cup and needed to two-putt downhill to win. “The cup was on the forward part of the green on a downhill, sidehill slope,” Smith wrote. “I figured that the smart thing to do was to putt by the hole so that I would have an uphill putt coming back. But I did just the opposite. I borrowed too much and struck too lightly and was left with the worst putt I could have; still downhill and sidehill. “The green was so fast and slippery that if I had missed I would have gone just as far beyond the hole because the wind had swept off the greens and there was no resistance of the grass. “I was naturally annoyed with myself for missing my first putt so I approached the next one with caution. Then a positive thought came to me which told me that the only way to make the putt was to be sure to hit the ball firmly because if I let up on it, it would break right off. I knocked the ball right into the middle of the cup.” He was in with a 72 for 4-under 284 and the


Page 16 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– lead, and after Billy Burke failed to catch him, the winner. He received a gold medal and $1,500. Two years later, he won again and took brought the same baubles back to Oak Park. The green jacket wasn’t awarded until 1949. Smith left his Oak Park job to return to the tour about the time he won his second Masters, but was so well thought of he was awarded an honorary membership. Ball arrived at Oak Park late in 1945. He made a return visit to the Masters in 1957 thanks to a high finish in the 1956 U.S. Open. The 23 years between starts is a record that still stands. While Smith is remembered for winning the inaugural, Ball was recalled until his death last year for being the last living member of the field. “I’m the last man standing,” he’d kid. Ball had become friends with Jones during a British Open. His uncle Frank Ball happened to be the head pro at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Jones’ club. The two convinced him to leave Wales for the New World. And when Jones’ new course hosted the world of golf, Errie was there. “I didn’t know it was going to get this big,” Ball said in 2011. “Charlie Yates and myself got an invitation. When we got the invitation, we were thrilled to death, because we knew anything Bob Jones went into was going to be good. “You see how it’s turned out.” Another connection is more tangible. The duo who ran the pro shop for over 35 years, for instance. Bob Kletcke and Dave Spencer were from Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood and Iowa, respectively, but ended up in the little shop steps from the first tee. Kletcke arrived first. He was a solid junior

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Sunglasses needed The famed MacKenzie bunker in the middle of the 10th fairway, farther from the green than this telephoto perspective implies, is a brilliant sight with feldspar, rather than regular sand.

player who lost the 1956-57 IHSA state title to Emil Esposito in a playoff, then left Western Illinois because there was only one scholarship left and Esposito got it. Kletcke turned pro and ended up at Park Ridge Country Club before leaving for the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. “I wanted to learn how to teach,” Kletcke said recently. “Bill Rose was the head pro. He’d worked for Johnny Revolta at Evanston.” In 1963, Wakonda hosted the America’s Cup and the U.S. Amateur. Along the way Kletcke impressed Augusta National members Billy Joe Patton and Charlie Coe. One day, Patton said, “How’d you like to move south? Gene Stout needs an assistant.” Kletcke asked who Stout was. “He’s the pro at Augusta,” Patton said. “You write him a letter, and mention my name.” Then Coe, standing nearby, said to put his name in the letter as well. “I didn’t know those guys from a bag of oats a week before,” Kletcke said. “I was there 41 years.

I had a great ride, I can tell you.” In 1967, Stout retired and Kletcke became head pro. He called Sunset Ridge and grabbed Spencer, Bob Harris’ top assistant. After one year, Augusta member and chairman Clifford Roberts, seeing how big their job was becoming, had an idea. Roberts said they would become co-head professionals, if they thought it would work. They made it work, a unique arrangement lasting until Kletcke retired in 2004. “One person really couldn’t do it,” Kletcke said. “As golf grew, the Masters got bigger and bigger.” Kletcke and Roberts got along famously. “He was a hell of a guy,” Kletcke said. “Mr. Roberts was a 1,000 percent perfectionist. He wanted everything done right. I figured that out after being around him for a short time. “If not for him, the Masters would not be what it is today, I can tell you that.” Kletcke brought Roberts to his summer club, Grandfather, in the mountains of North Caroli-


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79th Masters Tournament • April 9-12 Augusta National Golf Club • ESPN / CBS www.masters.org na, and Roberts liked it so much, he joined. He liked Kletcke so much, he babysat his daughters. One summer day, Roberts called Kletcke. Augusta National’s sand supplier was out of sand, and new sand was needed for the winter season. Kletcke knew a supplier of not just any sand, but sand that would stand up to Roberts’ keen eye. “A friend at Grandfather had a place in Spruce Pine, a little mining town about 25 miles away,” Kletcke said. “He produced feldspar. Not sand, but ground rock. It was the only place in the southeast where you could get it. If you grab a handful, it’s like a handful of marbles. But when the ball hits the sand, it won’t bury. It’s the best sand for golf. “They bought a bunch of it.” Since the mid-1970s, that gleaming white feldspar has been the “sand” in Augusta National’s bunkers, all because Kletcke put Roberts onto it. They also had a large hand in the off-course operation that allows the club to reap a substantial fortune for seven days each year. The ever-expanding interest in Masters goodies meant continual expansion of the outside golf shops used during the Mas-

ters. It grew and grew, overseen by the duo until Kletcke’s retirement, and by Spencer until he retired in 2006. “What you see with the merchandise is a result of Dave and myself,” Kletcke said. The business of the Masters week shop is, along with international TV revenue, what keeps the club able to charge next to nothing for food and drink during the tournament, and keep the policy of limited commercials on television. In its April issue, Golf Digest estimated the club makes about $30.875 million profit on merchandise during the week – about $4.4 million a day. Anyone who has seen the frenzy associated with buying in the shop will not argue the point. Asked if he and Spencer got a cut of the proceeds in their time at the club, he laughed and said, “We did all right.” That also buys a lot of sand. When you watch this year’s Masters, and see someone in a bunker, or see a friend with a shirt featuring the most famous logo in golf, think of Bob Kletcke, who came a long way from the golf team at Morgan Park High School.

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Mike Spellman

If you’ve been there, you understand

Mike Spellman of the Daily Herald was my first choice for a writer when I launched Illinois Golfer’s print edition in 2012. Mike died on Jan. 20, a day before his 51st birthday, a natal day he shared with Jack Nicklaus. This was Mike’s debut column, which sums up his love of golf, sports, and life. We all miss you, buddy. – Tim Cronin ––––– t happened to me at Wrigley Field as a kid. It happened again as a young teen at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And just a few years ago it returned again while on assignment at Augusta National. You know that feeling when you walk into a place and it absolutely overwhelms you and you can’t exactly explain why? All you know is that you’ve entered very, very sacred ground. For me, Wrigley had it the first time I emerged from the dark and dinge that is the lower concourse and there it was … the green. The field, the ivy, the scoreboard – I was hooked, and it didn’t matter that George Mitterwald and Steve Swisher were our catchers and we had about as good a chance of winning the division as Pat Paulsen did of winning the presidency. At Indy, my three memories are of walking forever around the perimeter of the track on Race Day, hearing all the hubbub inside and dying to be a part of it. The second memory is ridiculous but here it is – a young couple holding a leash in front of them as they walked an invisible dog around the infield like it was no big deal. I

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don’t know why that sticks out, but it does. And finally, it was getting to our seats way up in pit row. Music playing, the cars lined up on the track, and across the way, a jam-packed double-decked grandstand that stretched for what seemed like miles down to Turn 4. Sandi Patty, “Back Home in Indiana,” the invocation, the anthem, the orders to start your engines, the balloons, the fireworks, the pace laps, the checkered flag … spectacle indeed. Want to guess what my next school project was on? That’s right, A.J. Foyt winning the 1977 Indianapolis 500. In mid-March of 2006, I remember my editor calling to set up a meeting. “We’re going to send you to the Masters,” he said. Thanks to smelling salts, I think I was

only out for a couple of minutes. Kidding, but I remember hearing only every third or fourth word of what he was saying as my mind raced. And honestly, I don’t think my leg ever stopped twitching. Holy Majoley, I was going to the Masters. I was going to the tournament that had hooked me on the game. The same place where Jack Nicklaus won at age 46 and moved me to purchase a yellow golf shirt just like his (in a great move considering my age, I opted not to get the checkered pants as well). The same place where a dozen years later he made another run, at age 58, ending up finishing sixth in a remark able performance. Can you tell I’m a Jack fan? Because of the late notice, there wasn’t a hotel room to be had anywhere near Augusta. Or anywhere in Georgia, for that matter, so I ended up booking a room in Columbia, S.C. It was a ridiculous drive, but I didn’t care because it was the Masters for crying out loud. I arrived in Columbia on Sunday afternoon and by the time 6 a.m. Monday rolled around, I had enough adrenaline flowing in me to clean and jerk a small building. After about an hour on the highway I exited at Washington Road, lined as far as you can see with cars, Waffle Houses, gas stations and cheap hotels, but that all ended with one quick right turn. And there it was – Augusta National. Continued on Page 34


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2018 BMW puts Philly in gear for Evans upshift By Tim Cronin –––––

Like W.C. Fields, the Western Golf Association would rather be in Philadelphia. For a week in 2018, at least. That’s when the WGA will motor into the old comedian’s home town of Philly – the tony suburb of Newtown Square, to be specific – where Aronimink Golf Club will host the BMW Championship. The WGA’s plan to play out of Chicago in most even-numbered years beginning in 2008 has meant in the Midwest or West to this point, and will again with a return visit to Crooked Stick Golf Club, near Indianapolis, in 2016. So why Philadelphia? Aside from sponsor BMW’s wish to sell more cars there, the reason speaks to the core of the WGA’s caddies-to-college raison d’etre. The WGA and the Golf Association of Philadelphia banded together two years ago to boost caddie scholarships in the area – the GAP created the Platt program in 1958 – and waving the flag in the form of the BMW bash is expected to accelerate the quest to build an Evans Scholar house at Penn State, plus populate it. “This partnership with the Evans Scholars Foundation is fabulous, and I compliment our trustees for approving the initiative,” said Jonathan P. Warner, chairman of the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust, in a WGA release.

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Picture of serenity Aronimink Golf Club is a Donald Ross classic. other metropolitan areas are being considered. Aronimink is no stranger to tournament golf, though until recently, it was a long time between 2015 Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest the gates opening. Gary Player won the 1962 2016 Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind. PGA Championship there, the only national pro 2017 TBA – Chicago area tournament there until John Jacobs won the 2003 2018 Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Senior PGA. The club also hosted a pair of AT&T Nationals, won by Justin Rose and Nick Watney The WGA’s connection with GAP began in in 2010 and 2011, respectively, and a variety of 2013 with the first combined award, to Christian amateur tournaments, including the 1977 U.S. Smith, a caddie at Llanerch Country Club. He’s a Amateur, won by John Fought. Aronimink memsophomore at Miami of Ohio. Beginning this fall, bers were rooting for one of their own, Jay Sigel, three Platt Evans scholars, as the GAP-affiliated who fell to Fought in the semifinals. recipients are dubbed, will attend Penn State. The visit will be the farthest east the BMW / The Evans scholarship, which covers tuition Western Open will have been played, breaking a and housing, is valued at over $80,000 over four 70-year distance mark. The 1948 Western, won years. by Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff, was played With a goal of 1,000 caddies in college by near Buffalo, N.Y. The only previous Western in 2020, and the total hovering around 870 now, the Pennsylvania was played at the Pittsburgh Field WGA looked to expand, and the east, where priClub in 1959. A hometown fellow named Arnold vate club caddie programs are active, was the logPalmer finished second to Mike Souchak. ical place to go. With Philadelphia now covered,

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Around Illinois

25 nominated for Hall of Fame

Two-time Masters winner Horton Smith, amateur great H. Chandler Egan among candidates From IG News Services –––––

The 16th class for the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, the highest honor for the sport in the state, will come from among 25 distinguished candidates spanning the earliest days of the game in Illinois to the present day. The nominees include major champions and architects, professionals and amateurs, course owners and writers, and even an influential fan. Who among this year’s 25 nominees will join the 79 previous inductees will be determined on Selection Night, Wednesday, May 13, when the 19 members of the Hall of Fame’s selection committee will hear presentations from and question presenters for the 10 finalists. Immediately after the vote, the new members of the Hall will be notified and the results will be announced. Those 10 finalists will be selected from the 25 nominees in first-stage deliberations by the Selection Committee on April 1. The induction ceremony is slated for October. Among the more recognizable names is Rich Harvest Farms creator-owner Jerry Rich, whose vision was rewarded by the playing of the Solheim Cup on his backyard course. Next year, it hosts the LPGA’s International Crown, an eight team competition, in a format he created.

The nominees

Benjamin Armstrong: twice winner of state majors Robert Berns: graphic arts expert for Wilson, Ram Louis M. Brown Sr.: IPGA Foundation backer H. Chandler Egan: won 2 US Ams, 4 Western Ams Emil Esposito: winner of three state majors Harold Foreman Jr.: 3-time Illinois Amateur champ Gary Hallberg: won 3 times on PGA Tour, ’79 NCAA Richie Hammel: co-founded IPGA’s Cent. Ill. chap. David Huske: won 2 state majors; rules guru Drue Johnson: won WAC at Arizona Phil Kosin: impresario of Chicagoland Golf William Langford: golf architect, ASGCA co-founder Leon McNair: longtime Fox Bend pro; charity backer Tim Miles Sr.: his GolfVisions runs 20 courses Tull Monsees: low amateur in 1965 Illinois Open Bruce Patterson: twice IPGA pro of year Francis Peabody: his prodding led to CDGA Earl Puckett: taught Hallberg, Ogrin, Sandra Palmer Harry Radix: created Tour’s first scoring award Jerry Rich: behind Rich Harvest Farms, Intl. Crown Horton Smith: won 28 times, inc. 1st, 3rd Masters Jim Sobb: 8 state major wins; twice IPGA pro of year George Victor: won titles from 1930s to 1960s Roger Warren: ran Seven Bridges, led PGA ’04-06 Len Ziehm: expert writer for Sun-Times, Daily Herald

Bracketing Rich are a pair with connections to Oak Park Country Club. One is Harry Radix, a longtime member there and at Ridgemoor Country Club. Also deeply connected with figure skating, Radix awarded the original scoring trophy on what is now the PGA Tour, and later was honored by pro pals Errie Ball and Bill Ogden with the creation of the Radix Cup, the annual scrap between the state’s best pros and amateurs. The other is Horton Smith, the “Joplin Ghost” who won more times more quickly on the Tour at an early age than anyone until Tiger Woods. Smith’s greatest triumphs, winning the first and third Masters, came while he was head pro and then an honorary member at Oak Park. Other nominees with outstanding resumes include H. Chandler Egan, who won a pair of U.S. Amateurs and four Western Amateurs playing out of Exmoor, and later became a course designer while living in Oregon; Chicago-based golden age golf architect William B. Langford, whose design of Lawsonia’s original course with Theodore Moreau still confounds players; and Gary Hallberg, who captured the 1979 NCAA individual title and made a Walker Cup team while at Wake Forest, and won three times in his PGA Tour career.


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Courtesy Mistwood Golf Club

Framing for the future The metal shell of Mistwood Golf Club’s new clubhouse, caught just after the snowstorm on Super Bowl weekend. Mistwood clubhouse on way Between the surveying, the permitting, the revising, the demolishing and the waiting, it’s been three years since Mistwood owner Jim McWethy showed off the original plan for his Romeoville course’s new clubhouse. Now, it’s just a matter of months. The photo above showed how construction had continued through the winter, stopping only on the harshest of days. Progress since includes the building being under roof, but the entire structure isn’t expected to be open until mid-summer,

probably after the July 27-29 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open. If it’s not clear from the photo, it’s a two-part building, with the main clubhouse on the left and the pro shop on the right. They’ll be connected by an underground tunnel that will include the cart storage area. The building is styled in the same comfortable Irish estate look as the Performance Center, which was the only building left standing once the original clubhouse, an architectural curiousity that placed the pro shop on the second floor

and had no room for a banquet of more than 40 people. McWethy resisted the temptation of driving the demolition equipment himself, but was not sorry to see it go. Once the full building is operational, McWethy will have made a massive investment in Mistwood since the course renovation of 2012. That alone cost $6 million. If the clubhouse likely pushed the total tab over $10 million. Cantigny offers final fitness workshop Here’s something most golfers don’t think about while lying on the couch watching endless


Page 22 • April 2015 • www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– hours of televised golf in the winter. Getting up off the couch and getting in shape. Dr. Paul Callaway, Cantigny’s director of golf fitness, thinks you should, and has offered a series of workshops this winter designed to get golfers to shape up. One remains, on Tue., April 7 at 7:15 p.m. at the Cantigny Golf Academy. Titled “How to Achieve Proper Spine Angle for Great Accuracy and Consistency,” the fee, payable at the door, is $10 for adults and $15 for couples. Junior golfers (under 18) are $5 when accompanied by an adult. Payment is cash only, at the door. Workshop fees include a copy of Dr. Callaway’s e-book, “Golf-Fit for Life,” and the opportunity to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation and/or injury screening with Callaway. Workshops are held in the Callaway Golf Fitness suite at the Cantigny Golf Academy, 27W270 Mack Rd, Wheaton). Classes are limited to the first 25 golfers who pre-register. Call Callaway Golf Fitness at (630) 567-7572 or email Paul@CallawayGolfFitness.com. Finally, open season After a hellacious winter, the break in the weather midway through March not only allowed the last of the snow cover to melt, but brought visions of birdies and eagles back into the dreams of golfers.

Quickly, courses that thought an April opening was the best they could hope for moved to mow greens and charge carts. Within three days, Whisper Creek, Orchard Valley, Blackberry Oaks, and a good number of those in the GolfVisions portfolio, all opened their gates – weather permitting, of course – joining the year-rounders such as Cog Hill. The optimism extended north of the border, with The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., opening for the year. Then it snowed again, but the best thing about March snow is the short shelf life.

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Junior Scene

Glenwoodie great test for IG Challengers By Tim Cronin –––––

It’s not called the Challenge on a whim. Back in 1989, when the tournament began, the name was selected to refer to the challenging host course: Glenwoodie. It fit. Thus, while the owner of what today is the Illinois Golfer Challenge Junior Golf Championship has changed, and indeed the owner of Glenwoodie has as well, the constant is the course designed by Harry Collis and Jack Daray in 1922, and tweaked by Joe Lee in 1978. Glenwoodie stands the test of time, and as many as 156 juniors will get to test it on Wed., July 1, when the 27th Challenge takes place. A handful of entries have already been received for the big day, which was selected to stay away from as many other tournaments on the ever-burgeoning junior calendar as possible. In 1989, there were only a handful of junior tournaments. Today, thanks to the great work done by the Illinois Junior Golf Association, a youngster with the inclination and a big piggy bank can play for a trophy almost every weekday. The Challenge has four divisions, two for boys and two for girls. Three of last year’s four champions are eligible to play again. Only Rhett Barker, last year’s winner in the Boys 16-to-18 Division, is out, since he’s 19. But Brett Katalnic of Orland Park is eligible, and moving up from the 13-to-18 brack-

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Watch the birdie Brett Katalnic, the Boys 13-15 winner in 2014, smiles as his mom records the moment. et he won in last year, while both girls winners, women’s team at Chicago State. And Meg Gilley, Nicole Howard of Crown Point, Ind., and Kelly who could never get past Dehning in four classic Barker of Palos Heights, can try to win again. battles, is the assistant coach at Loyola. Challenge winners have made it a habit of From the start, when the Challenge was succeeding in the world of golf. Jim Arvanetes backed by Pulitzer Publishing, the plan has been (1991) lettered at Northern Illinois and led the to make the tournament affordable. Chicago Open at one stage early in his pro caThus, the entry fee is lower than most every reer. Tony Lane, the Challenge’s first three-time other junior tournament. This year, it’s $36, which winner (1992-1994), worked as a caddie on the covers the green fee, tee gifts, and lunch after the LPGA circuit for a time. round. And, of course, a shot at trophies for first, The ladies have made an even bigger imsecond and third place. pact. Mary Beth Skrodski (2002) is the top assisThe entry blank with all the details is on the tant at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles, next page. The key dates to remember are June 19 Mo., while Angela Dehning, who followed her – that’s the deadline – and July 1. That’s when we with four straight titles (2003-2006), coaches the hope to see you on the first tee!


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for ages 13-18 at Glenwoodie on Wednesday, July 1!

We’re back at beautiful Glenwoodie for the 27th year! Here are the rules: ELIGIBILITY: Amateur boy and girl golfers ages 13 to 18 (player cannot be 19 or older on July 1). No USGA handicap is necessary. Proof of age must be furnished upon request. Entries subject to the approval of the Tournament Committee and may be rejected at any time, including during the championship. Reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to issue special invitations. DIVISIONS: Two boys divisions and two girls divisions (13-15 and 16-18). Players must play in their own age group. Trophies awarded for first, second and third place in each division. ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, June 19, 2015. SEND ENTRY TO: Tim Cronin, Illinois Golfer Challenge, P.O. Box 541, Worth, IL 604820541. Official entry blank (which may be photocopied) and full entry fee must be included. Faxed and emailed entries will not be accepted. Do not send entries to Glenwoodie. ENTRY FEE: $36. Make check or money order payable to Tim Cronin. SIZE OF FIELD: Limited to the first 156 entries. Entries beyond that will have alternate status. No tee entries are accepted. ENTER EARLY. STARTING TIMES: Play begins at 6:30 a.m. Players will be notified of tee times by email about one week prior to July 1. Please provide your email address on your entry. Starting times will be avail-

able on www.illinoisgolfer.net. The player will start at the time set by the Committee. REGISTRATION: Players must register at the starter’s table at least 15 minutes before tee time. Players receive appropriate mementos at registration. Upon turning in their scorecard post-round, players receive tickets for a light lunch. WITHDRAWALS: By letter to the Illinois Golfer P.O. Box, or via e-mail to illinoisgolfer@ earthlink.net by June 26, entitled to full refund. No refund thereafter. ALTERNATES: Extra entries will be held on file. If openings in a division occur, they will be entered in order of receipt. CONDITIONS OF PLAY: 18 holes, stroke play. The 2015 Rules of Golf of the United States Golf Association will apply, including prohibitions in effect regarding non-conforming drivers. In accordance with USGA rules changes, distancemeasuring devices are now allowed. First-place tie broken by sudden-death playoff. Players must walk and carry own bags. Pull carts are permissible. Spectators must stay 30 feet from contestants and may not provide transportation except in case of severe weather. Coaching of any kind is prohibited. Cellular telephones and other audio-video devices are prohibited on the course for both players and spectators. No individual may play in more than six Challenges. Rules officials will be on hand. QUESTIONS? e-mail Tim Cronin at illinoisgolfer@earthlink.net

ILLINOIS GOLFER CHALLENGE ENTRY FORM (return only this) Name ________________________________ Address ______________________________ City _________________________________ State__________________ Zip____________ E-mail _______________________________ Telephone (______) _____________________ Date of birth ___________________________ Age on 7/1/2015________________________ School and class year (in fall) ______________ On golf team? __________________________ Handicap/average score __________________ Division entered (circle): Boys 13-15 Girls 13-15 Boys 16-18 Girls 16-18 Have you played in the Challenge before? ____ Enclose $36 entry fee and mail to: Tim Cronin Illinois Golfer Challenge PO Box 541, Worth, IL 60482-0541 Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015

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By Tim Cronin –––––

The name is funny. The golf is serious. Well, as serious as it can be with the scent of fertilizer occasionally invading the olfactory ducts. So don’t make a stink about the name: The Manure Tour. That’s what participants in the string of amateur tournaments around Illinois have named it. And it fits. The Will County Amateur, the traditional season opener at Balmoral Woods in Crete, is the odd tournament out in that regard. Even a strong westerly wind – and the wind always blows at least one day in the WCA – won’t bring a whiff over from Balmoral Woods Race Track on the other side of Route 1. That’s good news. So is this: The field for the tournament is traditionally stout. A list of winners over the years includes seven who have won the Illinois Amateur or CDGA Championship, going all the way back to 1991 winner Mark Small, who grabbed the Illinois Amateur title five years later. Todd Mitchell, the 2014 champion and a four-time winner, wasn’t registered at press time, but the field is pockmarked with threats, including two-time winners John Ehrgott of downstate Edwards, John Finnin of Mokena and Terry Werner of Dyer, Ind., young guns Mickey Brick of

Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

It’s brown, not frown El Paso’s Tom Kearfott proudly wears the Balmoral Woods Brown Jacket in 2012.

Frankfort and Michael Barber of Beecher, and a father-son combination in dad Rick Ten Broeck of Evergreen Park (the 1998 winner, and a twotime Illinois Open champion) and son Scott. The field of 156 is full, but spots on a waiting list are available until April 10. After Balmoral, the series rolls southwest to Dwight, Sanctuary and Wedgewood in May, out to Pine Hills and Blackberry Oaks in June, and up to Sunset Valley and Lake Bluff in July. There’s also the Illinois State Scramble at Village Greens of Woodridge in late April, as well as the Zigfield Troy Open on the Troy family’s par 3 layout in Woodridge in June.

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The Amateur Game Manure Tour starts at Balmoral

College

Detry rides again From IG News Services –––––

This may sound like a broken record, but by the time he’s finished at Illinois, junior Thomas Detry may break some records. He was named the Big Ten’s men’s player of the week for the third time in six weeks for his third-place finish at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational on Mar. 22-24. Detry finished at 8-under-par 205 on rounds of 67-69-69, leading top-ranked Illinois to a seventh place finish. For Detry, it’s the latest in a string of honors. He was also selected player of the week in October, joining fellow Illini Brian Campbell and Charlie Danielson in that category. The native of Brussels, Belgium has been tabbed as player of the week seven times in his college career. Cats feeling blue An inability to break 70 in the opening round put Northwestern back in the pack at Stanford’s Goodwin on Mar. 26-28. Dylan Wu bounced back from an opening 77 with a pair of 69s to finish tied for 33rd at 5-over-par 215, but that could carry the Wildcats to only 16th in the 24-team tournament. It’s NU’s worst finish of the season, and comes two tournaments after a stylish third in the Jones Sport Intercollegiate in Valencia, Calif. On Campus Governor’s State in University Park is adding golf to its fledgling athletic program. Craig Bowen is the head coach, with Lincoln Oaks owner Mark Haines the assistant coach of the Jaguars.


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Something exotic from Tour Edge From IG News Services –––––

Golf equipment has always been a combination of art and science. For a long time, art was the leader in the clubhouse. If Tom Morris worried about launch angles, he took that secret to his grave. Science has taken over in recent years, sometimes to the detriment of the beholder’s eye, but Tour Edge founder and president David Glod wants to make the collaboration a comfortable one. It shows in the new line of putters the Batavia-based company has introduced under the Exotics David Glod Tour Series name. Glod was handson in the conception of them. “Putters are the most personal club in a golf bag. My new Tour Series Putters have been a labor of love and I couldn’t be happier with the results,” Glod said. “The changes to this year’s model are not only cosmetic, but the personal feel of the putters has been improved substantially.” The art is in the look and the feel. The science is in the material – carbon steel – and the making – CNC-milled with a X-grip pattern on the face that, the company avers, reduces skidding. A quicker start to the roll should mean a better chance to hole the putt.

There are three designs, two of them cavityback blades and the other a semi-mallet. All have a high-toe profile to negate the potential for raising the toe at address, which can lead to a pulled putt. –––––––––––– From: Tour Edge Suggested Retail Price: $249.99 More Information: www.touredge.com

TourGuide

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Toy Department

Kevin Streelman 74th WGR $941,378 in 12 starts 33rd FEC Best: 2nd Shriners 71.470 scoring average

Mark Wilson 429th WGR $368,598 in 12 starts 117th FEC Best: T 8 McGladrey Classic 71.182 scoring average Luke Donald 48th WGR $321,198 in 8 starts 143rd FEC Best: T 7 Honda Classic 70.995 scoring average Luke Guthrie 266th WGR $287,743 in 12 starts 145th FEC Best: T 7 Valspar Champ. 71.867 scoring average Scott Langley 212th WGR $258,233 in 12 starts 130th FEC Best: T17 Frys 71.155 scoring average D.A. Points 375th WGR $229,338 in 12 starts 141st FEC Best: T17 Arnold Palmer Invitational 71.371 scoring average Carlos Sainz Jr. 540th WGR $100,000 in 9 starts 205th FEC Best: T 9 Sanderson Farms 73.174 scoring average FEC: FedEx Cup; through Texas Open from PGA Tour, World Golf Ranking


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Tournament Calendar

The National Scene

Key national and international championships, WGA, WWGA, USGA, plus tour stops in Illinois and vicinity April 2- 5 43rd ANA Inspiration (Kraft Nabisco / Dinah Shore), Mission Hills CC (Shore), Rancho Mirage, Calif. 9-12 79th Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga. May 2- 6 Inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, Olympic C (Lake), Daly City, Calif. 7-10 42nd Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 9-13 Inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore. 21-24 76th Senior PGA Championship, French Lick Resort (Pete Dye), French Lick, Ind. June 11-14 61st WPGA (LPGA) Championship, Westchester CC, Rye, N.Y. 12-14 Decatur-Forsyth Classic (Symetra Tour), Hickory Point GC, Forsyth 15-20 115th Women’s Western Amateur, Nashville G&AC, Brentwood, Tenn. 18-21 115th United States Open, Chambers Bay GC, University Place, Wash. 15-18 98th Western Junior, Riverside GC, North Riverside 25-25 36th U.S. Senior Open, Del Paso CC, Sacramento, Calif. July 9-12 70th U.S. Women’s Open, Lancaster CC, Lancaster, Pa. 13-17 89th Women’s Western Junior, Hope Valley CC, Durham, N.C. 9-12 45th John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis 10-12 3rd Encompass Championship, North Shore CC, Glenview 19-22 144th Open Championship, Old Course, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 20-25 68th U.S. Junior Amateur, Colleton River Plantation, Bluffton, S.C. 20-25 67th U.S. Girls Junior Amateur, Tulsa CC, Tulsa, Okla. August 3- 8 113rd Western Amateur, Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove 10-16 115th U.S. Women’s Amateur, Portland GC, Portland, Ore. 13-16 97th PGA Championship, Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis. 17-23 115th U.S. Amateur, Olympia Fields CC (North), Olympia Fields September 9-12 U.S. Women’s State Team, Dalhousie GC, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 12-13 45th Walker Cup, Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Lancashire, England 17-20 112th BMW Championship (Western Open), Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest 24-27 29th Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta, Ga. 26-10/ 1 61st U.S. Senior Amateur, Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. 26-10/ 1 54th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, Hillwood CC, Nashville, Tenn. October 3- 8 35th U.S. Mid-Amateur, John’s Island C, Vero Beach, Fla. 3- 8 29th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, Squire Creek CC, Choudrant, La. 28-30 11th Presidents Cup, Jack Nicklaus GC Korea, Songdo IBD, Korea

USGA Qualifying

13 18 18 27 30 6 7 9 22 31 3 10 10 21 24

www.usga.org; generally conducted locally by CDGA May U.S. Open Local, Stonewall Orchard GC, Grayslake U.S. Open Local, Flossmoor CC, Flossmoor U.S. Women’s Open Sectional, Westmoreland CC, Wilmette U.S. Senior Open Sectional, Inverness GC, Inverness June U.S. Junior Amateur, Senica’s Oak Ridge GC, LaSalle July U.S. Amateur, Ruth Lake CC, Hinsdale U.S. Amateur, Weibring GC at Illinois State, Normal U.S. Amateur, Royal CC of Long Grove U.S. Women’s Amateur, Sportsman’s CC, Northbrook August U.S. Senior Amateur, La Grange CC, La Grange September U.S. Mid-Amateur, Village Links of Glen Ellyn U.S. Mid-Amateur, Crestwicke CC, Bloomington U.S. Mid-Amateur, Glen View C, Golf 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, Mistwood GC, Romeoville 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, Kankakee CC, Kankakee

Illinois PGA

11-14 26-28 3 20-22 27 10-11 31-9/ 2 14-15 5-6

www.ipga.com May 64th Illinois PGA Match Play, Kemper Lakes GC, Hawthorn Woods Illinois PGA Senior Match Play, Shoreacres, Lake Bluff June 54th Radix Cup, Oak Park CC, River Grove July 66th Illinois Open, Royal Melbourne CC / Hawthorn Woods CC Senior Masters, Onwentsia C August Illinois PGA Senior Championship, Whisper Creek GC, Huntley 93rd Illinois PGA Championship, Medinah CC (No. 1) September Illinois Senior Open, McHenry CC, McHenry October Illinois Players Championship, Eagle Ridge (General), Galena

Chicago District GA

18-20 3 22-25

www.cdga.org May 13th CDGA Mid-Amateur, Bowes Creek CC, Elgin June 54th Radix Cup, Oak Park CC, River Grove 96th CDGA Amateur, Knollwood C, Lake Forest

14-16 27-30 17 25-26 2 8 16-18 14

July 85th Illinois Amateur, Panther Creek CC, Springfield 14th CDGA Senior Amateur, Merit C, Libertyville August 3rd CDGA Super Senior Amateur, Schaumburg GC, Schaumburg 23rd Illinois Mid-Amateur, Flossmoor CC, Floosmoor September CDGA Gross and Net, Heritage Bluffs GC, Channahon 8th CDGA Better Ball of Pairs, Kemper Lakes GC, Hawthorn Woods 29th Illinois Senior Amateur, Ravisloe CC, Homewood 41st CDGA Mixed Championship, Oak Park CC, River Grove

Chicago Women’s District GA 3 23 10-12 27 9

www.cwdga.org June CWDGA Stroke Play, Bryn Mawr CC, Lincolnwood July Better Ball of Pairs, Green Acres CC, Northbrook August 84th CWDGA Championship, Edgewood Valley CC, La Grange Senior Better Ball of Pairs, Big Foot CC, Fontana, Wis. September Tournament of Team Champions, Riverside GC, North Riverside

Illinois Women’s GA

23-26 4- 5 15-17

http://iwga.org June 82nd Illinois Women’s Amateur, Illini CC, Springfield August 36th Illinois Girls Junior, U. of Illinois GC (Orange), Savoy September 45th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur, CC of Decatur

Illinois Junior GA

16-17 18 23-25 30 8-10 20-24 TBA 11

Key tournaments • www.ijga.org May DuPage County Junior, Oak Meadows / Maple Meadows Shrine Junior Invitational, Medinah CC, Medinah June Illinois Junior Amateur, Makray Memorial GC, Barrington Cog Hill Sizzler, Cog Hill G&CC (Nos. 1, 3), Lemont July IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur, Mill Creek GC, Geneva Chick Evans Junior Match Play, Itasca CC, Itasca August Player of the Year Championship, TBA Prep Team Challenge, Fox Run GL, Elk Grove Village


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Mid-America Junior Golf Tour

www.ijga.org/majgt April 11-12 Sanctuary Open, Santcuary GC, New Lenox 18-19 Deerfield Open, Deerfield GC, Riverwoods May 2- 3 White Pines Open, White Pines GC (West), Bensenville 9-10 Shepherd’s Crook Open, Shepherd’s Crook GC, Zion 30-31 Windmill Open, Mill Creek GC, Geneva June 8- 9 Classic at Kankakee Elks CC, Aroma Park 16-18 Championship at Geneva National GC (Player), Lake Geneva, Wis. 25-26 Classic at Meadowbrook CC, Racine, Wis. July 1- 2 Second City Classic, Ravisloe CC, Homewood 6- 7 U. of Illinois Classic, Stone Creek GC, Urbana 16-17 Sanctuary Classic, Sanctuary GC, New Lenox 20-21 Purdue Classic, Kampen GC, West Lafayette, Ind. 23-24 Kenosha Classic, Kenosha CC, Kenosha, Wis. 27-29 Championship at Illinois State, Weibring GC, Normal August 4- 6 Championship at the Den (boys), The Den at Fox Creek, Bloomington 10-11 Blackstone Classic, Blackstone GC, Marengo September 19-20 Minnesota Open, Legacy GC, Fairbault, Minn. October 24-25 Autumn Open, Mistwood GC, Romeoville

Notable Junior Tournaments

July 1 27th Illinois Golfer Challenge Junior Golf Championship, Glenwoodie GC, Glenwood August 2 Southern Illinois GA Junior Players Championship, Rend Lake GC, Whittington

NIMAGA

11 22 2 7 20 7 15 25 12 20

www.nimaga.org April Spring Thaw, Countryside GC / Brae Loch GC April Midweek, Makray Memorial GC, Barrington May May Jamboree, Tanna Farms GC, Mill Creek GC NIMAGA Cup, Maple Meadows, Wood Dale May Midweek, Harborside International GC, Chicago June Summer Classic, Phillips Park GC / Highland Woods GC June Midweek, Prairie Landing GC, West Chicago Senior Open, Fox Run GC, Elk Grove Village July Freedom Open, Sanctuary GC / Broken Arrow GC Summer Scramble, Turnberry CC, Lakewood

3 8- 9 23 12 13 19 3-4

August August Midweek, Lake Barrington Shores CC, Lake Barrington Club Championship, Buffalo Grove GC / Links at Carillon Two-Man Better Ball, Prairie Bluff GC, Lockport September Patriot’s Day Classic South, Old Oak CC, Homer Glen Patriot’s Day Classic North, Randall Oaks GC, West Dundee NIMAGA vs. Milwaukee, Evergreen GC, Elkhorn, Wis. October NIMAGA Players Championship, Boone Creek GC, Bull Valley

Weekly Challenge Golf Tour 6 11 10 19 5

Key tournaments • www.wcgt.com June Heritage Bluffs GC, Channahon July Village Links of Glen Ellyn August Cress Creek CC, Naperville September Balmoral Woods, Crete October Tournament of Champions, Bull Valley GC, Woodstock

Notable Tournaments

April Will County Amateur, Balmoral Woods, Crete Illinois State Scramble, Village Greens of Woodridge May 9 41st Dwight Invitational, Dwight CC, Dwight 17-18 I-80 Amateur, Sanctuary GC, New Lenox 30-31 Joliet Amateur, Wedgewood GC, Joliet 30-31 Southern Illinois GA Championship, Rend Lake GC, Whittington June 5 Sanctuary Ladies Invitational, Sanctuary GC, New Lenox 6- 7 34th Zigfield Troy Open, Zigfield Troy GC, Woodridge 13-14 67th Pine Hills Invitational, Pine Hills GC, Ottawa 27-28 Blackberry Amateur, Blackberry Oaks GC, Bristol July 12-13 Effingham Open, Effingham CC, Effingham 18-19 North Shore Amateur, Sunset Valley GC, Highland Park 18-19 Lockport Amateur, Broken Arrow GC, Lockport 19-20 Aldeen Cub, Aldeen GC, Rockford 25-26 Lake County Amateur, Lake Bluff GC, Lake Bluff 27-29 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open, Mistwood GC, Romeoville 31 Lake County Senior Amateur, Lake Bluff GC, Lake Bluff August 1- 2 Illinois Match Play Championship (final 4 rounds), Prestwick GC, Frankfort September 12-13 Pontiac Elks Invitational, Pontiac Elks GC, Pontiac 18-19 25-26

Scoreboard Spring Scramble

1 62 2 66 1 64 2 64 3 64 1 63 2 64 1 60 2 60

Cog Hill • March 29 Course 1 Brian Dungan, Brian Grote, Chris Dugan, Jon Karabowicz Gary Granback, Ron Casper, Andrew Casper, Erik Casper Course 3 Joe Cahill, Dan Cahill, Tim Orbon, Brian Williams Darrell Wyatt, Jerry Song, Anthony Mikrut, Jason Franco Edward Labuda, Brian Boisvert, Jeff Lemerman, Glenn Brown Cog Hill • March 28 Course 2 Kyle Witter, Mike Witter, Tom Witter, Ted Tyk Ronald Christoph, Bert Cattoni, John Rakovich, Don Nowak Course 3 Bob Nebe, Sam Kelly, Jim Shenoha, Mark Esposito Jerome Koncel, John Leonard, Bob Doe, Bob Maffei

Eskimo Open

T 1 T 1 T 3 T 5 7 T 8 T14 1 2 1 T 2 1 1 1 1

Cog Hill No. 1 / 3 • January 4 Gross 77 Ajay Singh, Jeff Bushnell, Ron Christoph Net 67 Darrell Taylor, Dean McCarron 68 Curtis Penney, Max Kral 69 Warren Grimsley, Barry Quane 70 Brian Ralston 71 Phil Crivellone, Jeremy Bilecki, Gary Pirc, Scott Wright, Phillip O’Donnell 72 Mike Matulik, Dave Pendill, Brandon Rowatt, Ricky Yacko 9-Hole Division Gross 39 Nick Brand 43 John Brand Net 36 Tom Shepardson 38 Paul O’Toole, John Franco St. Andrews • January 4 Winners Gross 78 Jim Thompson Net / Peoria 73 Joe Caniano 9-Hole Division Gross 42 Matt Schlarb Net / Peoria 46 Nick Orlando

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The Directory

Cook County / North Anetsberger

9: 27* / 1,128 / unrated Day: $12; End: $14

1750 Techny Ct., Northbrook • (847) 291-2971 • www.sportsmansgolf.com Michael Wenzel

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––– Arlington Lakes 18: 68 / 5,336 / 65.8 / 115 Day: $34; End: $37

1211 S. New Wilke Rd., Arlington Heights • (847) 577-3030 • www.ahpd.org/programs/golf Tim Govern (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bartlett Hills 18: 71 / 6,463 / 71.7 / 130 TBA 800 W. Oneida, Bartlett • (630) 837-2741 • www.bartletthills.com

Phil Lenz

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Billy Caldwell 9: 35 / 3,108 / 69.6 / 115 Day: $18; End: $20 6150 N. Caldwell Ave., Chicago • (773) 792-1930 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bridges of Poplar Creek 18: 70 / 6,500 / 71.2 / 136 Day: $35; End: $67 1400 Poplar Creek Dr., Hoffman Estates • (847) 884-0219 • www.poplarcreekcc.com Brian Bechtold

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Canal Shores (Peter Jans) 18: 60 / 3,904 / 57.9 / 86 TBA 1031 Central St., Evanston • (847) 475-9173 • www.canalshores.org

Donnie Oelerich

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chick Evans 18: 71 / 5,626 / 67.2 / 122 Day: $30; End: $33 6145 Golf Rd., Morton Grove • (847) 965-5353 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

Grit Suyasri

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Edgebrook 18: 66 / 4,567 / 61.2 / 88 Day: $26; End: $30

About the Directory

Included are all public courses and practice ranges in the ninecounty Chicago area, plus selected courses elsewhere in Illinois and in Indiana, Wisconsin and southwest lower Michigan. Course detail (yardage, rating, slope from back tees) supplied by courses and the CDGA. Summer weekday, weekend non-resident peak and select twilight rates listed. Rates are walking unless cart is mandatory. Fees provided by courses, subject to change at a course’s discretion. Head pro or GtM listed if known. Please e-mail changes to illinoisgolfer@earthlink.net. Expanded listings are available; please e-mail or call (708) 638-1164.

3600 N. Recreation Dr. (at Addison), Chicago • (312) 742-7930 • www.cpdgolf.com Mark McCord (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mount Prospect 18: 71 / 6,309 / 71.0 / 129 Day: $41; End: $51 600 S. See Gwun Ave. (at Shabonee), Mount Prospect • (847) 259-4200 • www.mppd.org/golf.php Renovation in progress, reopening summer

Brett Barcel

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nickol Knoll 9: 27 / 1,163 / unrated Day: $13; End: $15

333 Plum Grove Rd., Elk Grove Village • (847) 228-3544 • www.foxrungolflinks.com Thomas Klaas (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Old Orchard 18: 70 / 6,119 / 70.1 / 130 M-Th: $68; F-Su: $78

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Glen Club 18: 72 / 7,149 / 74.8 / 140 Sum M-Tu: $165; W-Su: $190

2800 W. Lake Ave., Glenview • (847) 657-1637 • www.golfglenview.com Kristen Kechik (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robert A. Black 9: 33 / 2,361 / 31.7 / 100 Day: $20; End: $22

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenview Park 18: 70 / 6,109 / 68.9 / 123 Day: 40; End: $50 800 Shermer Rd., Glenview • (847) 724-0250 • www.golfglenview.com

Michael Stone

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Center Des Plaines 9: 27 / 1,050 / 70.0 / 113 Day: $12; End: 14; Night: $17 353 River Rd., Des Plaines • (847) 803-4653 • www.dpparks.org/golfcenter

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Grayslake 9: 27 / 1,137 / unrated Day: $12; End: $14 2150 Drury Ln., Grayslake • (847) 548-4713 • www.glpd.com

Mike Perez (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highland Woods 18: 72 / 6,934 / 72.5 / 124 Day: $38; End: $43 2775 Ela Rd., Hoffman Estates • (847) 359-5850 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

Joe Bidro (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hilldale 18: 71 / 6,432 / 71.6 / 135 TBA 1625 Ardwick Dr., Hoffman Estates • (847) 310-1100 • www.hilldalegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Indian Boundary 18: 72 / 6,068 / 69.0 / 116 Day: $30; End: $43

512 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine • (847) 359-4020 • www.palatinehills.org

Raul Zaldivar

1300 Oak St., Winnetka • (847) 501-2050 • www.winpark.org/golf-club

Cortney Miller

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Cook County / South Cog Hill

No. 1 / Blue 18: 70 / 6,282 / 69.7 / 118 No. 2 / Ravines 18: 72 / 6,639 / 71.8 / 124 No. 3 / Red 18: 72 / 6,402 / 69.7 / 116 No. 4 / Dubsdread 18: 72 / 7,616 / 77.8 / 151

Day: $37; End: $45, twi $39 7-Day: $57; Day t: $41; End t: $43 Day: $37; End: $45, twi $39 7-Day: $155; twi $100

12294 Archer Ave., Lemont • (630) 257-5872 • www.coghillgolf.com

David Impastato

800 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor • (708) 957-8700 • www.coyoterungolf.com

Brian Smith

25055 S. Western Ave., University Park • (708) 672-6667 • www.deercreekgolfcourse.com Robert Speaker

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6939 S. Wolf Rd., Countryside • (708) 246-3336 • www.flaggcreekgolfcourse.com

Jerry Losos

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Schaumburg Tournament / Baer 18: 71 / 6,644 / 71.7 / 130 Day: $34; End: $45 Players 9: 35 / 3,189 / 34.7 / 124 Day: $15; End: $18 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg • (847) 885-9000 • www.schaumburggolf.com Spring rates listed Preston “Pepi” Irwin

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sportsman’s Classic 18: 70 / 6,278 / 70.4 / 126 Day: $41; End: $51 East 9: 35 / 3,010 / 34.6 / 118 Day: $22; End: $27 3535 Dundee Rd., Northbrook • (847) 291-2351 • www.sportsmansgolf.com

Greg Baron

6700 W. Howard St., Niles • (847) 965-2344 • www.niles-parks.org

Chris Urgo

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tam O’Shanter 9: 33 / 2,457 / 63.2 / 110 Day: $18; End: $20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Traditions at Chevy Chase 18: 72 / 6,610 / 71.9 / 128 Day: $36; End: $66

1200 E. Lake Dr., Palatine • (847) 934-6050 • saltcreek.multisportsystems.com

Don Habjan

Jamie Locke

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Winnetka 18: 71 / 6,517 / 72.6 / 130 9: 27 / 1,194 / unrated

2045 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago • (312) 742-7931 • www.cpdgolf.com

1015 Howard St., Des Plaines • (847) 391-5730 • www.dpparks.org

1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington • (847) 381-6500 • www.makraygolf.com

3900 Fairway Dr., Wilmette • (847) 256-9777 • www.golfwilmette.com

16310 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest • (708) 429-6886 • www.forestpreservegolf.com Brian Dober (GM)

1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling • (847) 465-2300 • www.chevychasecountryclub.com April rates listed Margie Arnold (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Makray Memorial 18: 72 / 7,015 / 74.1 / 132 Day: $49; End: $74

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wilmette 18: 70 / 6,400 / 70.9 / 130

505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., Prospect Heights • (847) 253-4544 • www.robroygc.com

8600 W. Forest Preserve Ave., Chicago • (773) 625-9630 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Park 9: 27 / 1,515 / unrated Day: $13; End: $14

1350 Willow Rd., Northbrook • (847) 480-7888 • www.willowhillgolfcourse.com Adam Kwiatkoski

700 W. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect • (847) 255-2025 • www.oldorchardcc.com Doug Brezeau

Matt Radde

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenview Prairie 9: 31 / 1,955 / 29.7 / 94 7-Day: $20

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Hill 9: 35 / 2,895 / 34.2 / 118

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Creek 18: 72 / 6,905 / 73.2 / 129

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rob Roy 9: 36 / 3,022 / 37.8 / 119 Day: $15; End: $17

621 Westley Rd., Glencoe • (847) 835-0250 • www.glencoegolfclub.com

9300 Weber Park Pl., Skokie • (847) 674-1400 x3600 • www.skokieparkdistrict.org Richard Lee (GM)

Tim Govern (GM)

3800 N. Kennecott Ave., Arlington Heights • (847) 590-6050 • www.ahpd.org/programs/golf/nickol

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palatine Hills 18: 72 / 6,800 / 72.5 / 127 Day: $40; End: $46

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glencoe 18: 72 / 6,527 / 71.6 / 130 Day: $42; End: $50

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Weber Park 9: 27 / 1,095 / 35.5 / 113

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Coyote Run 18: 71 / 6,478 / 69.5 / 123 Practice 3: 9 / 373 / unrated

Alex Prior

2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview • (847) 724-7272 • www.theglenclub.com

9: 27 / 1,078 / unrated

1150 N. Walnut Ln., Schaumburg • (847) 490-7878 • www.walnutgreensgolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marovitz (Waveland) 9: 36 / 3,265 / 35.2 / 124 Day: $26; End: $29

6100 N. Central Ave., Chicago • (773) 763-8320 • www.forestpreservegolf.com Jim Tourloukis (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Run 18: 70 / 6,287 / 70.1 / 119 Day: $36.50; End: $45.50

Walnut Greens

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twin Lakes 9: 29 / 1,460 / 35.0 / 113 Day: $12; End: $14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Villa Olivia 18: 72 / 6,510 / 72.4 / 124 Rt. 20 & Naperville Rd., Bartlett • (630) 289-1000 • www.villaolivia.com/golfinfo

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Flagg Creek 9: 33 / 2,493 / 31.9 / 104 Billy Rosinia

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fountain Hills 9: 36 / 3,233 / 35.1 / 112 12601 S. Kedzie Ave., Alsip • (708) 388-4653 • www.fountainhillsgc.com Rich Gottardo (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fresh Meadow 18: 70 / 6,283 / 70.1 / 116 2144 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside • (708) 449-0000 • www.freshmeadowgc.com

Michael Huber

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gleneagles Red / Lakes 18: 70 / 6,029 / 68.0 / 116 White / Woodland 18: 70 / 6,302 / 70.1 / 124 13070 McCarthy Rd., Lemont • (630) 257-5466 • www.golfgleneagles.com

Gregg Miller

19301 S. State St., Glenwood • (708) 758-1212 • www.glenwoodiegolf.com

Phil Robbins

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenwoodie 18: 72 / 6,902 / 71.6 / 125 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harborside International Port 18: 72 / 7,164 / 74.8 / 136 Starboard 18: 72 / 7,166 / 74.7 / 135 11001 S. Doty Ave. East, Chicago • (312) 782-7837 • www.harborsideinternational.com Joel Voss

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hickory Hills 18: 71 / 6,018 / 67.9 / 116 9: 30 / 1,560 / unrated 8201 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills • (708) 598-5900 • www.hickoryhillsgolfclub.com


Page 30 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jackson Park 18: 70 / 5,444 / 65.7 / 109 Barrington Park District 5: 15 / 675 / unrated Steeple Chase 18: 72 / 6,827 / 73.1 / 139 6401 W. Richard Dr., Chicago • (773) 667-0524 • www.cdpgolf.com

Tyrone Banks (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joe Louis The Champ 18: 72 / 6,742 / 71.4 / 124 13100 S. Halsted St., Riverdale • (708) 849-1731 • www.forestpreservegolf.com Bryan Carroll

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marquette Park 9: 36 / 3,245 / 35.5 / 119 6700 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago • (312) 747-2761 • www.cdpgolf.com Steve McDaniels (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Meadowlark 9: 36 / 3,404 / 35.9 / 114

200 N. La Vista Dr., Mundelein • (847) 949-8900 • www.mundeleinparks.org/steeplechase.html Bill Brolley

John Kirikopoulos

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stonewall Orchard 18: 72 / 7,124 / 74.7 / 148

2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan • (847) 360-4730 • www.waukegangolf.org

Tim Govern

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sunset Valley 18: 72 / 6,484 / 71.8 / 131

33600 N. Hwy. 45, Grayslake • (847) 968-3444 • www.lcfpd.org/brae_loch

Bill Ebdon

875 Almond Rd., Gurnee • (847) 855-9031 • www.bittersweetgolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie Brook 18: 72 / 6,701 / 72.3 / 128 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brae Loch 18: 70 / 5,876 / 67.5 / 114

25675 W. Hwy. 60, Grayslake • (847) 740-4890 • www.stonewallorchard.com

Jeff Pajula

1390 Sunset Rd., Highland Park • (847) 432-7140 • www.sunsetvalleygolfcourse.org Rob Saunders (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thunderhawk 18: 72 / 7,031 / 73.8 / 136 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vernon Hills 9: 34 / 2,836 / 34.2 / 120

Ken Weiler

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Countryside Traditional 18: 72 / 6,397 / 70.3 / 118 Prairie 18: 72 / 6,757 / 71.4 / 121

Allan Parkes

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crane’s Landing Marriott 18: 70 / 6,290 / 71.1 / 130

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Meadows of Blue Island 18: 71 / 6,581 / 71.3 / 121 Jerry Vidovic

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mid Iron 9: 30 / 1,599 / 25.2 / 90 12680 S. Bell Rd., Lemont • (630) 257-3340 • no website

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Hills 9: 34 / 2,520 / 33.0 / 109 13200 S. 76th Ave., Palos Heights • (708) 448-5544 • www.oakhills.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bittersweet 18: 72 / 6,754 / 72.8 / 130

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Buffalo Grove 18: 72 / 6,693 / 72.1 / 127

11599 W. 31st St., Oak Brook • (708) 562-2977 • www.forestpreservegolf.com 2802 W. 123rd St., Blue Island • (708) 385-1994 • www.meadowsgc.com

235 Lions Dr., Barrington • (847) 381-0687 • www.barringtonparkdistrict.com

48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove • (847) 459-5520 • www.buffalogrovegolf.com Carmen Molinaro

20800 W. Hawley St., Mundelein • (847) 968-3466 • www.lcfpd.org/countryside

39700 N. Lewis Ave., Beach Park • (847) 872-4295 • www.lcfpd.org

291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills • (847) 680-9310 • www.vernonhillsgolf.com

Bill Ebdon

O.B. Sanders

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Village Green 18: 70 / 6,018 / 68.6 / 117 2501 N. Midlothian, Mundelein • (847) 566-7373 • www.villagegreencc.com Tim Miles Jr. (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deerfield 18: 72 / 6,816 / 72.4 / 131

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Deer Run 18: 72 / 7,101 / 74.5 / 142

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palos Southmoor 9: 35 / 3,154 / 70.4 / 128

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deerpath 18: 70 / 6,255 / 70.6 / 130

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Glen 18: 71 / 6,637 / 72.1 / 125

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palos Hills 9: 35 / 2,838 / 67.4 / 119

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Foss Park 18: 72 / 6,839 / 71.9 / 113

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Odyssey 18: 72 / 7,095 / 73.1 / 131 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park • (708) 429-7400 • www.odysseycountryclub.com Ed Staffan 13100 Southwest Hwy., Orland Park • (708) 448-6550 • www.paloscountryclub.com

7301 W. 105th St., Palos Hills • (708) 599-0202 • www.paloshillsweb.org/golf Gwen Leddy (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ravisloe 18: 70 / 6,321 / 70.8 / 127 18231 S. Park Ave., Homewood • (708) 798-5600 • www.ravisloecountryclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Oaks 18: 72 / 5,952 / 69.3 / 119 1 Park Ave., Calumet City • (708) 868-4090 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ruffled Feathers 18: 72 / 6,898 / 73.7 / 140 1 Pete Dye Dr., Lemont • (630) 257-1000 • www.ruffledfeathersgc.com

Gordon Acton

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Silver Lake North 18: 72 / 6,826 / 72.6 / 124 South 18: 70 / 6,337 / 70.2 / 124 Rolling Hills 9: 29 / 1,587 / 27.1 / unsloped 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park • (708) 349-6940 • www.silverlakecc.com Gregg Tengerstrom

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Shore 9: 33 / 2,713 / 32.9 / 112 7059 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago • (312) 955-1892 • www.cpdgolf.com Adrienne Carney (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stony Creek 18: 65 / 5,004 / 62.5 / 103 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn • (708) 857-2433 • www.golfstonycreek.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Water’s Edge 18: 72 / 6,904 / 72.9 / 131 7205 W. 115th St., Worth • (708) 671-1032 • www.watersedgegolf.com Jim Torloukis (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Mountain 9: 29 / 1,741 / 27.1 / unsloped 9901 W. 179th St., Orland Park • (708) 478-4653 • www.whitemountaingolfpark.com Mike Camerano

10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire • (847) 634-5935 • www.craneslandinggolf.com

Tim Pagel

1201 Saunders Dr., Riverwoods • (847) 945-8333 • www.deerfieldgolf.org James McCormick 500 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest • (847) 615-4290 • www.deerpathgolf.com

Rick Walrath

3124 Argonne Dr., North Chicago • (847) 689-7490 • www.fossparkgolf.org

Gabe Monroe

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Lake 18: 72 / 6,359 / 71.3 / 126 7220 State Park Rd., Fox Lake • (847) 587-6411 • www.foxlakecc.net

Vince Juarez (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Greenshire 9: 27 / 1,265 / unrated 38727 N. Lewis Ave., Beach Park • (847) 360-4777 • www.waukegangolf.org –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Heather Ridge 9: 35 / 3,007 / 35.1 / 117 5900 HeatherRidge Dr., Gurnee • (847) 367-6010 • www.heatherridgegolf.com

Dirk Skelley

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hickory Knoll 9: 30 / 1,780 / 35.5 / 113

Vince Juarez

401 Half Day Rd., Buffalo Grove • (847) 913-1112 • www.arboretumgolf.com Carmen Molinaro

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9: 27 / 1,275 / unrated

692 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett • (630) 540-4807 • www.bartlettparks.org/Golf/general Tony Nuzzo

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arrowhead South-East 18: 72 / 6,738 / 72.5 / 132 combinations vary West 9: 36 / 3,295 / 35.9 / 130 26W151 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton • (630) 653-5800 • www.arrowheadgolfclub.org Bruce Stoller (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bloomingdale 18: 71 / 6,251 / 70.2 / 123

Alex Prior

355 W. Washington St., Lake Bluff • (847) 234-6771 • www.lakebluffgolfclub.com

Ed Heiser

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lakemoor 18: 72 / 6,334 / 70.5 / 124

250 W. Schick Rd., Bloomingdale • (630) 529-6466 • www.golfindianlakes.com Tom Denklau

181 Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale • (630) 529-6232 • www.bloomingdalegc.com Dave Shallcross

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Libertyville 9: 27 / 1,205 / 35.0 / 113

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cantigny Woodside 9: 36 / 3,587 / 37.6 / 143 Day: $79; End: $95 18-hole Lakeside 9: 36 / 3,437 / 36.6 / 136 Replay: $65; 9: $40 combinations vary Hillside 9: 36 / 3,394 / 36.2 / 135 Youth Short 9: 27* / 954 / unrated Youth: $10; Adult: $17

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midlane 18: 71 / 6,681 / 73.1 / 131

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carriage Greens 18: 70 / 6,395 / 71.4 / 126

29000 W. Sullivan Lake Rd., Lakemoor • (815) 759-0011 • www.lakemoorgolf.com

870 Country Club Dr., Libertyville • (847) 362-5733 • www.libertyville.com Connie Kowal (GM) 4555 W. Yorkhouse Rd., Wadsworth • (847) 623-4653 • www.midlaneresort.com

Bill Dierks

Lake County / Illinois –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arboretum 18: 72 / 6,447 / 71.6 / 137

DuPage County Apple Orchard

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Bluff 18: 72 / 6,589 / 71.3 / 124

1201 Park Ave. West, Highland Park • (847) 433-9015 • www.highlandparkcc.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Renwood 18: 72 / 6,062 / 69.0 / 124

40150 N. Rt. 59, Antioch • (847) 395-3004 • www.antiochgolfclub.com

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Blackhawk Trace at Indian Lakes Resort Highland / Woodland 18: 72 / 6,919 / 73.1 / 133 Island 9: 36 / 3,443 / 35.7 / 124

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pine Meadow 18: 72 / 7,297 / 74.8 / 138

18: 71 / 6,183 / 70.2 / 130

2821 Great Lakes Dr., Great Lakes • (847) 688-4593 • www.cinc.navy.mil/navycni/groups/public Dan Kraft (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highland Park 18: 71 / 6,618 / 71.5 / 132

24745 W. Monaville Rd., Lake Villa • (847) 356-8640 • no website

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Antioch

250 W. Gregg’s Pkwy., Vernon Hills • (847) 680-6100 • www.whitedeergolf.com Bob Malpede

1 Pine Meadow Ln., Mundelein • (847) 566-4653 • www.pinemeadowgc.com Dennis Johnsen

701 E. Shorewood Rd., Round Lake Beach • (847) 231-4711 • www.renwoodgolf.com Brad Rouse

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shepherd’s Crook 18: 71 / 6,769 / 72.1 / 128 351 N. Greenbay Rd., Zion • (847) 872-2080 • www.shepherdscrook.org

Larry Myers (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shiloh 9: 35 / 2,900 / 67.2 / 118 23rd St. and Bethesda Rd., Zion • (847) 746-5500, x420 • www.shilohparkgolf.com

27W270 Mack Rd., Wheaton • (630) 668-8463 • www.cantignygolf.com

Patrick Lynch

8700 Carriage Greens Dr., Darien • (630) 985-3400 • www.carriagegreens.com James Sims (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Country Lakes 18: 73 / 6,656 / 71.9 / 121 1601 Fairway Dr., Naperville • (630) 420-1060 • www.countrylakesgolfclub.com Mike Jablecki

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Doral Eaglewood Resort 18: 72 / 6,017 / 68.2 / 120 1401 Nordic Rd., Itasca • (630) 773-1400 • www.eaglewoodresort.com

Andy Carr

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Downers Grove 9: 36 / 3,233 / 72.6 / 131 2420 Haddow Dr., Downers Grove • (630) 963-1306 • www.dgparks.org

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glendale Lakes 18: 71 / 6,190 / 69.8 / 125 1550 President St., Glendale Heights • (630) 260-0018 • www.glendalelakes.com Keith Knautz


Page 31 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Green Meadows 9: 30 / 1,888 / unrated Willow Crest 18: 70 / 6,474 / 71.1 / 132 Old Oak 18: 71 / 6,609 / 71.1 / 128 18W201 W. 63rd St., Westmont • (630) 810-5330 • www.dupagegolf.com

Dean Westrom

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ken-Loch 9: 30 / 1,840 / unrated 1S601 Finley Rd., Lombard • (630) 620-9665 • no website

Linda Lies

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Klein Creek 18: 72 / 6,701 / 72.6 / 137 1N333 Pleasant Hill Rd., Winfield • (630) 690-0101 • www.kleincreek.com

900 W. Lake St., Addison • (630) 458-2660 • www.addisonparks.org/links_and_tees

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maple Meadows 18: 70 / 6,438 / 71.0 / 126 East 9: 34 / 2,815 / 33.7 / 121

Chris Malek (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Brook 18: 72 / 6,541 / 71.1 / 126 2606 York Rd., Oak Brook • (630) 990-3032 • www.oak-brook.org

Trey Van Dyke

900 N. Wood Dale Rd., Addison • (630) 595-0071 • www.dupagegolf.com

Ed Stevenson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Meadows 18: 71 / 6,718 / 71.9 / 127 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pheasant Run Resort 18: 72 / 6,424 / 70.6 / 122 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles • (630) 584-4914 • www.pheasantrun.com

Robert Jan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Landing 18: 72 / 6,950 / 73.8 / 139 2325 Longest Dr., West Chicago • (630) 208-7600 • www.prairielanding.com

Jim Larson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Bend 9: 36 / 3,300 / 70.8 / 126 5900 S. Rt. 53, Lisle • (630) 968-1920 • www.riverbendgolfclub.org

Debbie Culbertson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– St. Andrews St. Andrews 18: 71 / 6,920 / 71.8 / 124 Joe Jemsek 18: 72 / 6,770 / 72.0 / 120 3 N. 441 Rt. 59, West Chicago • (630) 231-3100 • www.standrewsgc.com

Dave Erickson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Salt Creek 18: 63 / 3,946 / unrated 701 W. Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale • (630) 773-0184 • www.saltcreekgolfclub.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Seven Bridges 18: 72 / 7,111 / 74.6 / 144 1 Mulligan Dr., Woodridge • (630) 964-7777 • www.sevenbridges.com

Don Ferreri

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Springbrook 18: 72 / 6,896 / 73.0 / 130 2220 W. 83rd St., Naperville • (630) 848-5060 • www.springbrookgolfcourse.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Streamwood Oaks 9: 36 / 3,404 / 72.9 / 125 565 Madison Dr., Streamwood • (630) 483-1881 • www.streamwood.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sugar Creek 9: 32 / 2,344 / 62.0 / 106 500 E. Van Buren, Villa Park • (630) 834-3325 • www.sugarcreekgolfcourse.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twin Lakes 9: 28 / 1,381 / unrated 400 W. 59th St., Westmont • (630) 852-7167 • www.wpd4fun.com

Frank Zelenka

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Village Greens of Woodridge 18: 72 / 6,638 / 71.2 / 121

1575 W. 75th St., Woodridge • (630) 985-3610 • www.villagegreensgolf.com Brandon Evans

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Village Links of Glen Ellyn 18: 72 / 7,208 / 74.9 / 138 9: 36 / 3,303 / 35.7 / 129 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn • (630) 469-8180 • www.villagelinksgolf.com

Noel Allen

2400 W. Butterfield Rd., Lombard • (630) 469-6768 • www.westernacres.com

Don Voth

Randy Bolstad

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Zigfield Troy 9: 27 / 1,089 / unrated

1535 75th St., Woodridge • (630) 985-4653 • www.zigfieldtroygolf.com Tim Troy, Dennis Troy

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Will County

Matte Allman

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Links & Tees 9: 27 / 1,161 / unrated

272 S. Addison Rd., Wood Dale • (630) 616-8424 • www.dupage.golf

3500 Midwest Rd., Westmont • (630) 850-5515 • www.willowcrestgolf.com

Balmoral Woods

18: 72 / 6,625 / 72.4 / 131 Day: $32; End: $43

26732 S. Balmoral Woods Dr., Crete • (708) 672-7448 • www.balmoralwoods.com Bill Abrams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Big Run 18: 72 / 7,028 / 74.4 / 138 17211 W. 135th St., Lockport • (815) 838-1057 • www.bigrungolf.com

Bill Roper

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bolingbrook 18: 72 / 7,104 / 73.8 / 135 2001 Rodeo Dr., Bolingbrook • (630) 771-9400 • www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com

Eric Aldrich

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Boughton Ridge 9: 32 / 2,205 / 30.1 / 105

335 E. Boughton Dr., Bolingbrook • (630) 739-4100 • www.bolingbrookparks.org Peter Pope (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Braidwood Fairways 9: 36 / 2,914 / unrated 35494 Essex Rd. south of Smiley Rd., Wilmington • (815) 458-2965 • no website

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Broken Arrow East / North 18: 72 / 7,034 / 74.5 / 130 South 9: 36 / 3,469 / 37.0 / 140

16325 W. Broken Arrow Dr., Lockport • (815) 836-8858 • www.golfbrokenarrow.com Michael Chen (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cinder Ridge 18: 72 / 6,968 / 73.1 / 139

24801 Lakepoint Dr., Wilmington • (815) 476-4000 • www.cinderridge.com Sue Krueger (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Creek 18: 72 / 6,905 / 73.2 / 129

25055 S. Western Ave., University Park • (708) 672-6667 • www.deercreekgolfcourse.com Robert Speaker

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Vista Estates 9: 29 / 1,505 / unrated 4951 Augusta Blvd., Monee • (708) 534-8204 • www.golfvistagolfclub.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Green Garden Blue 18: 72 / 6,670 / 71.7 / 120 Gold 18: 72 / 6,713 / 71.8 / 126 Emerald 9: / 3,181 / 70.8 / 122

9511 W. Manhattan-Monee Rd., Frankfort • (815) 469-3350 • www.greengardencc.com Scott Lunde (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Heritage Bluffs 18: 72 / 7,171 / 74.1 / 138

14200 S. Parker Rd., Homer Glen • (708) 301-3344 • www.oldoakcc.com

Dan Shields

19433 Renwick Rd., Lockport • (815) 836-4653 • www.prairiebluffgc.com

Steve Lunde

485 N. Marley Rd., New Lenox • (815) 462-4653 • www.golfsanctuary.com

Bob Schulz

7861 W. St. Francis Rd., Frankfort • (815) 469-1600 • www.fspd.org

Brian Zipse

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Bluff 18: 72 / 7,007 / 73.2 / 125 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sanctuary 18: 72 / 6,917 / 72.5 / 131 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Square Links 9: 30 / 1,749 / unrated ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tamarack 18: 70 / 6,901 / 73.7 / 136

24032 Royal Worlington Dr., Naperville • (630) 904-4000 • www.tamarackgc.com Eric Johnson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tuckaway 18: 72 / 6,192 / 69.7 / 117 27641 Stony Island Ave., Crete • (708) 946-2259 • www.tuckawaygc.com

Jason Poblocki

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– University 18: 71 / 6,701 / 71.4 / 123

23520 Crawford Ave., University Park • (708) 747-0306 • www.universitygolfclub.com Paul Blockoms

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wedgewood 18: 72 / 6,836 / 72.5 / 128 5001 Caton Farm Rd., Joliet • (815) 741-7270 • www.wedgewoodgc.com

Jason Shook

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Run 9: 35 / 2,930 / 33.9 / 113

12600 W. 187th St., Mokena • (815) 485-2119 • www.willowrungolf.net Rich Wisslead (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Woodruff 18: 68 / 5,424 / 66.1 / 114 621 N. Gougar Rd., Joliet • (815) 741-7272 • www.woodruffgc.com

Kirk Blakney (GM)

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McHenry County Blackstone

18: 72 / 6,734 / 72.8 / 139

9700 St. Andrews Dr., Marengo • (815) 923-1800 • www.blackstonegc.com David Wascher (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Boone Creek Prairie/Creekside 18: 71 / 6,435 / 70.4 / 122 Valley 9: 35 / 2,883 / 33.9 / 115

6912 Mason Hill Rd., Bull Valley • (815) 455-6900 • www.boonecreekgolfclub.com Jim Buenzli

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cary 18: 72 / 6,135 / 69.0 / 119 2400 Grove Ln., Cary • (847) 639-3161 • www.carycountryclub.com

Bob Keith

24355 W. Bluff Rd., Channahon • (815) 467-7888 • www.heritagebluffs.com Mark Fehrenbacher

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chalet Hills 18: 73 / 6,877 / 73.6 / 137

3200 W. Jefferson St., Joliet • (815) 741-7265 • www.inwoodgc.com

Brian Legan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chapel Hill 18: 70 / 6,133 / 70.1 / 122

395 E. Richton Rd., Crete • (708) 672-9401 • www.lincolnoaksgolfcourse.com Bob Seymour (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Craig Woods 9: 34 / 2,290 / 70.0 / 113

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Inwood 18: 71 / 6,196 / 70.1 / 131 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lincoln Oaks 18: 71 / 6,186 / 69.0 / 120 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Links at Carillon Blue / Red 18: 71 / 6,844 / 70.9 / 124 White 9: 36 / 3,438 / 36.0 / 61 21200 S. Carillon Dr., Plainfield • (815) 886-2132 • www.carillongolf.com

Jeff Yackley

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Longwood 18: 70 / 6,404 / 70.7 / 130 3503 E. Steger Rd., Crete • (708) 758-1811 • no website

Joe Tintari (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Western Acres 9: 35 / 3,052 / 69.2 / 111

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mistwood 18: 72 / 6,773 / 72.4 / 137 M-Th: $80; twi $60 F-Su: $95; $twi 75

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Pines East 18: 70 / 6,371 / 71.1 / 127 West 18: 72 / 6,624 / 71.5 / 127

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Naperbrook 18: 72 / 6,677 / 72.0 / 127

500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville • (630) 766-0304 • www.whitepinesgolf.com Craig Bertrand

1700 W. Renwick Rd., Romeoville • (815) 254-3333 • www.mistwoodgolf.net Andy Mickelson 22204 W. 111th St., Plainfield • (630) 378-4215 • www.naperbrookgolfcourse.org Tim Dunn

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943 Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary • (847) 639-0666 • www.chalethillsgolfclub.com Tim Govern 2500 N. Chapel Hill Rd., McHenry • (815) 385-3337 • www.chapelhillgolf.com Larry Piet (GM) 5815 S. Rt. 47, Woodstock • (815) 338-9781 • no website

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crystal Highlands 9: 27 / 985 / unrated 8917 Ackman Rd., Lake In The Hills • (847) 659-1766 • no website

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crystal Woods 18: 72 / 6,427 / 70.6 / 128 5919 S. Rt. 47, Woodstock • (815) 338-3111 • no website

John Craig

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Foxford Hills 18: 72 / 7,047 / 74.2 / 142

6800 S. Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary • (847) 639-0400 • www.foxfordhillsgolfclub.com Rob Sankey

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Club of Illinois 18: 71 / 7,011 / 74.4 / 137 1575 Edgewood Rd., Algonquin • (847) 658-4400 • www.golfclubofil.com

J. Anderson

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Page 32 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hunter 18: 72 / 6,381 / 69.2 / 115 Randall Oaks 18: 71 / 6,598 / 71.7 / 133 South Shore 18: 72 / 6,200 / 68.9 / 122 5419 Kenosha St., Richmond • (847) 678-7940 • no website

9106 Harmony Hill Rd., Marengo • (815) 923-2332 • www.marengoridgegolfclub.com Bob Witek (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Settler’s Hill 18: 72 / 6,630 / 72.1 / 130

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marengo Ridge 18: 72 / 6,654 / 72.5 / 129 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Grove 18: 71 / 7,021 / 75.0 / 142

16914 Oak Grove Rd., Harvard • (815) 648-2550 • www.oakgrovegolfcourse.com Tim Miles Jr. (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Old Top Farm 9: 37 / 2,881 / 30.0 / 113 2120 Crystal Lake Rd., Crystal Lake • (815) 479-9361 • no website

Scott Kerbs

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pinecrest 18: 72 / 6,604 / 71.5 / 123 11220 Algonquin Rd., Huntley • (847) 669-3111 • www.pinecrestgc.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pistakee 9: 36 / 3,029 / unrated 815 W. Bay Rd., McHenry • (815) 385-9854 • no website

Jason Whitt (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RedTail 18: 72 / 6,803 / 72.8 / 130 7900 Redtail Dr., Lakewood • (815) 477-0055 • www.redtailgolf.com

Chris Neuhart

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Waters Edge 18: 33 / 1,700 / unrated 4005 N. Rt. 23, Marengo • (815) 568-5983 • no website

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Mark Horan

3: 9 / 300 apx.

4101 Binnie Rd., West Dundee • (847) 428-5661 • www.randalloaksgc.com

39W808 Hughes Rd., Geneva • (630) 232-4300 • www.tannafarms.com

John Flynn

10483 W. 109th Ave., Cedar Lake • (219) 365-2902 • www.lakecountyparks.com Tom Zimmerman

314 Kingswood Dr., North Aurora • (630) 897-3000 • www.valleygreengc.com

Don Hosler

1005 S. Centennial Dr., Munster • (219) 836-6931 • www.munster.org

Cedar Creek

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Valley Green 18: 60 / 3,841 / 70.0 / 113

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Centennial Park 9: 36 / 3,300 / 72.4 / 132

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wing Park 9: 36 / 3,077 / 70.8 / 115 1000 Wing St., Elgin • (847) 931-5952 • www.cityofelgin.org

1 Golfview Rd., Sugar Grove • (630) 466-4177 • www.blisscreekgolf.com Gordon Pike (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie Dundee 18: 69 / 6,015 / 68.1 / 112 270 Kennedy Dr., Carpentersville • (847) 426-5511 • www.bonniedundeegc.com

Jim Opp

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bowes Creek 18: 71 / 6,917 / 73.2 / 142 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin • (847) 214-5880 • www.bowescreekcc.com

Mike Lehman

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Valley 9: 29 / 1,358 / unrated

Bill Eubanks

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wolf Run 9: 64 / 4,229 / 70.0 / 113 1700 Jericho Rd., Aurora • (630) 906-1402 • www.wolfrungolfcourse.net

Roger Wolf (GM)

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Kendall County 14264 S. Hale St., Plano • (630) 552-3242 • www.cedardellgolfclub.com

18: 69 / 5,592 / 67.0 / 115

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cedardell 9: 35 / 3,029 / 69.4 / 127

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hughes Creek 18: 72 / 6,506 / 71.6 / 127 1749 Spring Valley Dr., Elburn • (630) 365-9200 • www.hughescreek.com

Sam Bradberry

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mill Creek 18: 71 / 6,420 / 71.4 / 135

39W525 Herrington Dr., Geneva • (630) 208-7272 • www.millcreekgolfcourse.com Craig Kight

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Orchard Valley 18: 72 / 6,745 / 72.4 / 134

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whitetail Ridge 18: 71 / 6,524 / 71.0 / 128

7671 Clubhouse Dr., Yorkville • (630) 882-8988 • www.whitetailridge.us Patrick MacDonald

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Kankakee County Aspen Ridge

18: 70 / 6,191 / 69.6 / 119

1763 E. 4000 N Rd., Bourbonnais • (815) 939-1742 • www.aspenridgegolf.com Leo Ciaccio (GM)

Rich Nicpon (GM)

3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point • (219) 663-5000 • wwwhegangolf.com

Pat Hedge

6700 Country Club Rd., Hobart • (219) 942-2747 • www.riverpointecc.net

Chris Streit

600 E. Joliet St., Schererville • (219) 865-2554 • www.scherwoodgolf.com

Marv Hanson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Pointe Pointe 9: 36 / 3,256 Pines 9: 36 / 3,167 Ponds 9: 36 / 3,299 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Scherwood 18: 71 / 6,849 / 73.4 / 125 9: 30 / 1,463 / unrated ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Gleason Park 18: 71 / 6,312 / 68.5 / 108

3400 Jefferson St., Gary • (219) 980-1089 • www.gary.in.us/parks/golf.asp Nymrod Adkins

309 High Point Dr., Essex • (815) 365-4000 • www.golfhighpoint.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Summertree 18: 72 / 6,596 / 71.9 / 124

Jayson Povalish

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Kankakee Elks 18: 71 / 6,430 / 71.1 / 120 2283 Bittersweet Dr., Aroma Park • (815) 937-9547 • www.elksgolf627.com

14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake • (219) 374-6070 • www.golfssc.com/

Dennis Scaggs

2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point • (219) 663-0800 • www.indianridgehobart.com/summertree/

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Turkey Creek 18: 70 / 6,202 / 69.3 / 118

6400 Harrison St., Merrillville • (219) 980-5170 • www.turkeycreekgolf.com Chris Cioroianu

Tom Dolliger

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Hawk Grey / Black 18: 72 / 7,011 / 73.9 / 141 Red / Silver 18: 72 / 7,201 / 75.1 / 139

15944 E. Six Mile Grove Rd., Grant Park • (815) 465-6653 • www.minnemonesse.com Debra Hurley

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wicker Memorial Park 18: 72 / 6,887 / 72.6 / 122

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Manteno 18: 72 / 6,462 / 70.8 / 120 7202 N. 4000 E Rd., Manteno • (815) 468-8827 • www.mantenogolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Minne Monesse 18: 72 / 6,357 / 70.7 / 126 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Springs 18: 72 / 6,260 / 70.0 / 122

James Wheeler

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shamrock 18: 60 / 3,357 / 65.0 / 107

More courses are listed in Illinois Golfer than any other area publication.

12111 W. 109th St., St. John • (219) 365-4331 • www.palmiragolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Shore 18: 70 / 5,466 / 67.0 / 118

Jeff Schmidt

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11200 Whitcomb St., Crown Point • (219) 663-3349 • www.indianridgehobart.com/oakknoll/ Dave Steuer (GM)

615 S. Dixie Hwy., Beecher • (708) 946-2800 • www.cardinalcreekgolf.com Ron Lyon (GM)

1001 Hill Ave., Aurora • (630) 256-3760 • www.phillipsparkaurora.com 845 N. Second Ave., St. Charles • (630) 584-8356 • www.stcparks.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MacArthur 9: 27 / 1,390 / unrated

3516 U.S. Hwy 34, Oswego • (630) 554-3939 • www.foxbendgolfcourse.com Bryan Luedtke

Tom Tierney

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pottawatomie Park 9: 35 / 3,007 / 69.8 / 122

1001 E. 129th St., Hammond • (219) 932-4046 • www.lostmarshgolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pheasant Valley 18: 72 / 6,869 / 72.3 / 126

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Bend 18: 72 / 6,890 / 73.1 / 130

2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora • (630) 907-0500 • www.orchardvalleygolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Phillips Park 18: 71 / 6,186 / 69.8 / 121

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lost Marsh 18: 72 / 6,872 / 72.0 / 128 9: 27 / 2,600 / unrated

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palmira 18: 72 / 6,921 / 72.7 / 122

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– High Point 9: 27 / 3,263 / 70.8 / 116

Jim Vogt

6363 Grand Blvd., Hobart • (219) 942-6850 • www.indianridgehobart.com Chuck Hegan (GM)

Terry Donahue

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highlands of Elgin 18: 72 / 6,961 / 73.8 / 136 875 Sports Way, Elgin • (847) 931-5950 • www.highlandsofelgin.com

Matt Meneghetti

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Indian Ridge 18: 72 / 6,217 / 69.1 / 110

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Knoll 18: 70 / 5,703 / 67.3 / 107

18: 72 / 6,404 / 71.3 / 134

2245 Kennedy Rd., Bristol • (630) 553-7170 • www.blackberryoaks.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Valley 18: 72 / 5,937 / 68.6 / 126

2500 N. River Rd., North Aurora • (630) 879-1030 • www.aurora-il.org/operations Jeff Schmidt

9: 31 / 1,741 / 66.5 / 104

4000 Indianapolis Blvd. (at 140th St.), East Chicago • (219) 391-8362 • no website Anton Williams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cardinal Creek Center / South 18: 72 / 6,423 / 70.0 / 122 North 9: 36 / 3,274 / 35.1 / 122

46W994 Jericho Rd., Big Rock • (630) 556-3333 • no website

Lake County / Indiana

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tanna Farms 18: 71 / 6,510 / 72.0 / 131

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Bliss Creek

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John O’Connor

Blackberry Oaks

Kane County

1727 N. River South Rd., Momence • (815) 472-4407 • www.ssgcm.com

919 E. Fabyan Pkwy., Batavia • (630) 232-1636 • www.settlershill.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whisper Creek 18: 72 / 7,103 / 73.7 / 133

12840 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley • (847) 515-7680 • www.whispercreekgolf.com Christopher Strand

Steve Gillie

6740 E. 3500 S Rd., St. Anne • (815) 937-1648 • no website

6575-B E. Rt. 17, Aroma Park • (815) 937-9355 • no website

Gene Smith

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1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point • (219) 661-2323 • www.whitehawkcountryclub.com Drew Brining 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland • (219) 838-9809 • www.wickermemorialpark.com Bill Springer

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Illinois Outlying Aldeen

18: 72 / 7,131 / 74.7 / 139

1900 Reid Farm Rd., Rockford • (815) 282-4653 • www.aldeengolfclub.com Dennis Geddes


Page 33 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Atwood Homestead 18: 72 / 7,431 / 74.7 / 127 Piper Glen 18: 72 / 7,005 / 73.5 / 132 Weibring at Illinois State 18: 72 / 6,915 / 72.7 / 131 8990 Old River Rd., Rockford • (815) 623-2411 • www.winnebagocountygolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bourne 18: 72 / 6,355 / 70.0 / 123 2359 N. 35th Rd., Norway • (815) 496-2301 • no website

Deb Rollo

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Buena Vista 9: 32 / 2,477 / 31.3 / 53

131 Buena Vista Dr., DeKalb • (815) 758-4812 • www.dekalbparkdistrict.com Russ Robinson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Valley 18: 71 / 6,415 / 70.7 / 124 9: 27 / 715 / unrated 3298 Hoover Rd., Deer Grove • (815) 438-4653 • www.dvforegolf.com

Chris Sandell

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Den at Fox Creek 18: 72 / 6,926 / 73.3 / 134 3002 Fox Creek Rd., Bloomington • (309) 434-2300 • www.thedengc.com

Jason Wingate

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa General 18: 72 / 6,820 / 73.2 / 142 North 18: 72 / 6,836 / 73.2 / 134 South 18: 72 / 6,862 / 73.7 / 140 East 9: 34 / 2,648 / 66.0 / 117

Hwy. 20 at Galena Territory, Galena • (815) 777-5000 • www.eagleridge.com Ikhlas Ahmed

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Edgebrook 18: 72 / 6,294 / 70.9 / 126 Suydam Rd., Sandwich • (815) 786-3058 • www.sandwichgolf.com

Clyde Henning

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Elliot 18: 72 / 6,433 / 70.3 / 120 888 S. Lyford Rd., Rockford • (815) 332-5130 • www.rockfordparks.org

David Claeyssens

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hickory Ridge 18: 72 / 6,863 / 73.3 / 137 2727 W. Glenn Rd., Carbondale • (618) 529-4386 • www.cpkd.org

Michael Day

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hunter’s Ridge 18: 72 / 6,337 / 70.5 / 125 12927 Ill. Hwy. 26, Princeton • (815) 879-6531 • www.huntersridgegc.com

Wanda Nelson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Indian Oaks 9: 36 / 3,345 / 71.8 / 118 603 E. Preserve Rd., Shabbona • (815) 824-2282 • www.indianoakscountryclub.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ingersoll 18: 71 / 6,107 / 68.9 / 111 Youth 4: par up to player

101 Daisyfield Dr., Rockford • (815) 987-8834 • www.rockfordparks.org Nancy Joan Kauzlarich

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ironhorse 18: 72 / 7,131 / 73.0 / 125 2000 Ironhorse Dr., Tuscola • (217) 253-6644 • www.ironhorsegc.com

Jerry Williams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ledges 18: 72 / 6,740 / 72.5 / 129

7111 McCurry Rd., Roscoe • (815) 389-0979 • www.winnebagocountygolf.com Steven Hare

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lick Creek 18: 72 / 6,910 / 73.5 / 137 2210 N. Parkway Dr., Pekin • (309) 346-0077 • www.pekinparkdistrict.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lost Nation 18: 71 / 6,222 / 69.5 / 114 6931 S. Lost Nation Rd., Dixon • (815) 652-4212 • www.lostnationgolf.com

Brian Goad

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Macktown 18: 71 / 5,756 / 67.9 / 112 2221 Freeport Rd., Rockton • (815) 624-7410 • www.winnebagocountygolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Metamora Fields 18: 71 / 7,023 / 74.1 / 130 801 Progress St., Metamora • (309) 367-4000 • www.metamorafields.com

Jeff Roche

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nettle Creek 18: 71 / 6,562 / 72.1 / 130 5355 N. Saratoga Rd., Morris • (815) 941-4300 • www.nettlecreek.com

Kurt Nolen

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Club of Genoa 18: 72 / 7,032 / 74.1 / 135 11770 Elwood Greens Rd., Genoa • (815) 784-5678 • www.oakclubgolf.com (inactive)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pine Hills 9: 35 / 3,203 / 72.0 / 122 1667 N. 2501st Rd., Ottawa • (815) 434-3985 • www.pinehillsgc.com (inactive)

Jim Sipula

7112 Piper Glen Dr., Springfield • (217) 483-6537 • www.piperglen.com

Audra Burks

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pontiac Elks 18: 72 / 6,804 / 73.0 / 132

Rt. 116 W at Elks Club Rd. (east of I-55), Pontiac • (815) 842-1249 • www.pontiacelks.com Ron Dohman

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PrairieView 18: 72 / 7,135 / 73.5 / 133 7993 N. River Rd., Byron • (815) 234-4653 • www.prairieviewgolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Rail 18: 72 / 6,583 / 71.7 / 127 1400 S. Club House Dr., Springfield • (217) 525-0365 • www.railgolf.com

Ryan Matrisch

120 W. 19th St., Gibson City • (217) 784-5000 • www.railside.com

Cody Warmoth

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Railside 18: 72 / 6,755 / 71.8 / 121

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Red Barn 9: 32 / 2,120 / 28.0 / 113

12379 Wagon Wheel Rd., Rockton • (815) 624-8037 • www.redbarngolfcourse.com Marianne Kaiser

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Red Tail Run 18: 72 / 7,351 / 74.4 / 132 520 W. Grove Rd., Decatur • (217) 422-2211 • www.redtailrun.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rend Lake East-West 18: 36 / 6,812 / 71.8 / 131 South 9: 36 / 3,442 /

12575 Golf Course Dr., Whittington • (618) 629-2353 • www.rendlakegolfresort.com Craig Zingzilieta

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Heights 18: 72 / 6,528 / 70.8 / 126

1100 S. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb • (815) 758-1550 • www.riverheightsgc.com Roger Huber

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rochelle 18: 66 / 4,649 / 64.4 / 104

555 S. Seventh St., Rochelle • (815) 562-6666 • www.rochellecountryclub.com Randy Mershon

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandy Hollow 18: 71 / 6,228 / 69.3 / 115 2500 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford • (815) 987-8836 www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/sandy-hollow

Nancy Joan Kauzlarich

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Senica’s Oak Ridge 18: 72 / 6,830 / 72.1 / 131 658 U.S. Hwy. 6, LaSalle • (815) 223-7273 • www.senicasoakridge.net

Sherry Henkel

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shady Oaks 18: 71 / 6,212 / 69.6 / 123 577 U.S. Hwy. 52, Sublette • (815) 849-5424 • www.shadyoakscc.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Silver Ridge 18: 72 / 7,005 / 73.5 / 130 3069 N. Hill Rd., Oregon • (815) 734-4440 • no website

Jason Wombacher

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sinnissippi 9: 37 / 3,230 / 35.5 / 130 1401 N. Second St., Rockford • (815) 987-8838 • www.rockfordparks.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Spencer T. Olin 18: 72 / 6,941 / 73.5 / 135

800 Gregory St., Normal • (309) 438-8065 • www.isugolf.com

Laura Provost

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wolf Creek 18: 72 / 6,637 / 69.1 / 117

21062 N 1850 East Rd., Pontiac • (815) 842-9008 • www.golfatwolfcreek.com Brett Hendren

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Indiana Outlying Aberdeen

18: 72 / 6,917 / 73.0 / 134

245 Tower Rd., Valparaiso • (219) 462-5050 • www.golfataberdeen.com

Mike Higdon

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Birck Boilermaker Kampen 18: 72 / 7,253 / 76.5 / 145 Ackerman 18: 71 / 6,436 / 70.3 / 124 1300 Cherry Ln., West Lafayette • (765) 494-3139 • www.purduegolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Blackthorn 18: 72 / 7,105 / 75.2 / 135 6100 Nimitz Pkwy., South Bend • (574) 232-4653 • www.blackthorngolf.com

Rich Love

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Brassie 18: 72 / 7,008 / 74.3 / 137

1110 Pearson Rd., Chesterton • (219) 921-1192 • www.thebrassie.com Deane Borcherding

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Briar Leaf 18: 72 / 6,850 / 73.2 / 132 3233 N. State Rd., LaPorte • (219) 326-1992 • www.briarleaf.com

Jay Williams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brickyard Crossing 18: 72 / 6,994 / 74.5 / 137

4400 W. 16th St., Speedway • (317) 484-6572 • www.brickyardcrossing.com Jeff Schroeder

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Creekside Glen 9: 36 / 3,270 / 36.0 / 125 Meadows 3: 2335 Clifford Rd., Valparaiso • (219) 531-7888 • www.creeksidegolfcourse.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Duck Creek 18: 70 / 5,338 / 70.0 / 113

636 N. 700 W., Hobart • (219) 759-5870 • www.duckcreekgolfcourse.com Ken Habhan (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Forest Park 18: 70 / 5,642 / 67.2 / 114

1155 Sheffield Dr., Valparaiso • (219) 531-7888 • www.forestparkgolfcourse.com Emma Eichhorn (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Fort 18: 72 / 7,148 / 74.4 / 139 5200 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis • (317) 543-9597 • www.thefortgolfcourse.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– French Lick Resort Ross 18: 70 / 7,030 / 72.3 / 135 Dye 18: 72 / 8,102 / 80.0 / 148 Valley Links Bendelow 9: 36 / 3,478 / 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick • (888) 936-9360 • www.frenchlick.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harrison Hills 18: 72 / 6,820 / 72.6 / 131 413 E. New St., Attica • (765) 762-1135 • www.harrisonhills.com

Geoff Curtis (GM)

Adam Rockey

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hulman Links 18: 72 / 7,225 / 74.9 / 144

2600 Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana • (217) 367-3000 • www.stonecreekgolfclub.com Mickey Finn

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mink Lake 9: 35 / 3,000 / 33.5 / 102

2600 Gustafson Rd., Belvidere • (815) 547-3232 • no website

Catherine Beaves

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robbinhurst 18: 68 / 5,629 / 66.5 / 111

940 E. State St., Sycamore • (815) 895-3884 • www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com Kirk Lundbeck

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandy Pines 18: 72 / 6,801 / 72.2 / 135

5750 Woodstock Rd., Poplar Grove • (815) 544-1935 • www.golfthepointe.com Randy Schairer

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Swan Lake Black 18: 72 / 7,112 / 74.2 / 129 Silver 18: 72 / 6,825 / 72.0 / 126

4701 College Ave., Alton • (618) 465-3111 • http://spencerolingolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stone Creek 18: 72 / 7,118 / 74.1 / 131 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Swan Hills 18: 71 / 6,359 / 71.0 / 113 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sycamore 18: 71 / 5,993 / 68.0 / 114 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Timber Pointe 18: 72 / 7,077 / 73.8 / 125 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TPC at Deere Run 18: 71 / 7,258 / 75.8 / 144 3100 Heather Knoll, Silvis • (309) 796-6000 • www.tpc.com/tpc-deere-run

Brian DeJohn

5100 WeaverRidge Blvd., Peoria • (309) 691-3344 • www.weaverridge.com

Clay Stevens

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WeaverRidge 18: 72 / 7,030 / 73.1 / 136

990 N. Chamberlain St., Terre Haute • (812) 877-2096 • www.hulmanlinks.com David Kennedy 636 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso • (219) 462-2585 • no website

383 W. County Rd. 875 N., Portage • (219) 762-9711 • www.robbinhurst.com Andrew Elderkin 10527 Bunker Dr., DeMotte • (877) 987-3611 • www.sandypinesgc.com

Brad Burvan

5203 Plymouth Tr., Plymouth • (800) 935-5545 • http://swanlakeresort.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Trophy Club 18: 72 / 7,317 / 75.3 / 138 3875 N. State Rd. 52, Lebanon • (765) 482-7272 • www.thetrophyclubgolf.com

B.G. Winings

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Page 34 • April 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Warren at Notre Dame 18: 71 / 7,020 / 74.6 / 135 Petrifying Springs 18: 70 / 5,979 / 67.8 / 119 Day: $24; End: $32 Highland Park Learning 2205 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park (847) 433-3422 110 Warren Golf Course, Notre Dame • (574) 631-4653 • www.warrengolfcourse.com John Foster

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Wisconsin Abbey Springs

4909 7th St., Kenosha • (262) 552-9052 • www.co.kenosha.wi.us/publicworks.golf Chris Adams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shoop Park 9: 34 / 2,631 / 35.5 / 113 4510 Lighthouse Dr., Racine • (262) 681-9714 • www.racinegolfonline.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Spring Valley 18: 70 / 6,354 / 70.1 / 119

18: 72 / 6,466 / 71.4 / 133

1 Country Club Dr., Fontana • (262) 275-6113 • www.abbeysprings.com Jerry Mortier (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Big Oaks 18: 72 / 5,848 / unrated 9: 36 / 2,962 / unrated 6117 123rd Pl., Pleasant Prairie • (262) 694-4200 • www.bigoaksgolf.com

Jose Reyes

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Blackwolf Run River 18: 72 / 7,404 / 76.2 / 151 Meadow Valleys 18: 72 / 7,250 / 75.1 / 145 1111 W. Riverside Dr., Kohler • (866) 847-4856 • www.destinationkohler.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bog 18: 72 / 7,110 / 74.9 / 142 3121 County Hwy. 1, Saukville • (800) 484-3264 • www.golfthebog.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brighton Dale Links Blue Spruce 18: 72 / 6,687 / 72.0 / 129 Day: $26; End: $33 Red Pine 18: 72 / 7,024 / 72.9 / 132 Day 9: $16; End 9: $18 White Birch 18: 72 / 6,977 / 73.3 / 130 830 248th Ave., Kansasville • (262) 878-1440 • www.co.kenosha.wi.us/publicworks/golf

23913 Wilmot Rd., Salem • (262) 862-2626 • www.springvalleyccsalem.com John Wagner

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twin Lakes 18: 70 / 5,930 / 67.5 / 116 1230 Legion Dr., Twin Lakes • (262) 877-2500 • www.tlccgolf.com

Chad Cantwell

9002 County Rd. PD, Verona • (800) 897-4343 • www.universityridge.com

Mike Gaspard

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– University Ridge 18: 72 / 6,888 / 73.2 / 142 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Washington Park 9: 35 / 2,759 / unrated 2801 12th St., Racine • (262) 635-0118 • www.racinegolfonline.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whistling Straits Straits 18: 72 / 7,790 / 77.2 / 152 Irish 18: 72 / 7,201 / 75.6 / 146 N8501 Hwy. LS, Haven • (800) 618-5535 • www.destinationkohler.com

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Michigan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bristol Oaks 18: 72 / 6,319 / 70.1 / 120

Angels Crossing

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brown Deer Park 18: 71 / 6,716 / 72.6 / 132

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harbor Shores 18: 72 / 6,861 / 71.7 / 143

16801 75th St., Bristol • (262) 857-2302 • www.bristoloaks.com

Frank Blum (GM)

7625 N. Range Line Rd., Milwaukee • (414) 352-8080 • http://milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Delbrook North 9: 35 / 3,183 / ratings Middle 9: 36 / 3,326 / combine South 9: 36 / 3,266 / on 9s 700 S. 2nd St., Delavan • (262) 728-3966 • www.delbrookgc.com

Dan Piecha

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Erin Hills 18: 72 / 7,820 / 77.9 / 145 7169 County Rd. O, Erin • (866) 772-4769, (262) 670-8600 • www.erinhills.com

Rich Tock

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Geneva National Palmer 18: 72 / 7,171 / 74.8 / 140 Trevino 18: 72 / 7,120 / 74.5 / 137 Player 18: 72 / 7,039 / 74.4 / 138 1221 Geneva National Ave. South, Lake Geneva • (262) 245-7000 www.genevanationalresort.com

David Winget

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Grand Geneva Brute 18: 72 / 6,997 / 73.8 / 136 Highlands 18: 71 / 6,167 / 71.9 / 131

7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva • (262) 248-8811 • www.grandgeneva.com Patrick Hansen (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hawk’s View Como Crossing 18: 72 / 7,032 / 73.1 / 133 M-Th: $75; F-Su: $85 Barn’s Hollow 18: 54 / 2,708 / unrated M-Th: $20; F-Su: $25

7377 Krueger Rd., Lake Geneva • (262) 348-9900 • www.hawksviewgolfclub.com Matt Boesch

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Johnson Park 18: 72 / 6,703 / 71.5 / 124 6200 Northwestern Ave., Racine • (262) 637-5068 • www.racinegolfonline.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Lawn Resort 18: 70 / 6,418 / 69.2 / 120 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan • (262) 728-2347 • www.lakelawnresort.com

Jeff Selgren

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lawsonia Links 18: 72 / 6,853 / 72.8 / 130 Woodlands 18: 72 / 6,618 / 72.7 / 132

W2615 S. Valley View Dr., Green Lake • (920) 294-3320 • www.lawsonia.com Jeff Kleinke

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nippersink Resort 18: 71 / 6,652 / 69.9 / 119

N1055 Tombeau Rd., Genoa City • (262) 279-6311 • www.nippersinkresort.com Tracy Heim

18: 72 / 7,169 / 74.3 / 135

3600 E. West (Schoolcraft) Ave., Vicksburg • (269) 694-2700 • www.golfangelscrossing.com Joe Farrell 400 Klock Rd., Benton Harbor • (269) 927-4653 • www.harborshoresgolf.com Ross Smith (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HawksHead 18: 72 / 7,003 / 72.8 / 129

523 HawksNest Dr., South Haven • (269) 639-2121 • www.hawksheadlinks.com Larry Tebelak

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Michigan Hills 18: 72 / 6,911 / 73.9 / 135

2520 Kerlikowske Rd., Benton Harbor • (269) 849-4653 • www.lakemichiganhills.com Mike Longyear

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whittaker Woods 18: 72 / 7,071 / 74.3 / 144 12578 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo • (269) 469-3400 • www.golfwhittaker.com

Steve Dell

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Chicagoland Ranges

Stand-alone Outdoor Facilities / Indoor Domes Aurora Sports Dome 100 Business Rt. 30, Aurora BallyBunion 4200 Rt. 83, Long Grove Bartlett Golf Center 1301 W. Lake St., Bartlett Better Shots 825 Tyrell Rd., Gilberts Birdies & Eagles 800 Mcdonald Rd., South Elgin Bobby’s Hunt Club 491 S. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee Boulder Golf Range 2900 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates Bridgeview Sports Dome 8900 S. 77th Ave., Bridgeview Bushwood Golf 30 W. Madison St., Maywood Central Park Range 5799 Central Ave., Portage, Ind. Crete Family Fun Center 955 Main St., Crete Crystal Lake Learning 4418 Buhl Rd., Crystal Lake Deer Run Family Golf 11007 Rt. 120, Woodstock Diversey Driving Range 141 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago Douglas Park Learning 1401 S. Sacramento Ave., Chicago Golf Farm 2100 N. Rt. 12, Wauconda Green Garden Golf Dome 9511 W. Monee-Manhattan Rd., Frankfort Green Valley Golf 26W101 Lake St., Hanover Park Golf Learning Center Hamilton Lakes 500 Park Blvd., Itasca Harry Semrow Range 1150 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines

(630) 820-8624 (847) 634-3363 (847) 830-9385 (847) 697-5000 (847) 931-2233 (847) 549-6090 (847) 426-1588 (708) 924-8290 (708) 344-2700 (219) 762-4653 (708) 672-7991 (815) 479-9150 (815) 338-9701 (312) 742-7929 (312) 747-7670 (847) 526-4000 (815) 469-3350 (630) 289-6600 (630) 773-7997 (847) 296-5764

Lippold Park 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake (815) 459-0680 Master Golf 425 S. Rt. 45, Grayslake (847) 223-6886 McQ’s Sports Dome 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr., Bolingbrook (630) 739-7600 Oakton Range 2800 W. Oakton Ave., Park Ridge (847) 692-3580 Paradise Golf Supply 1500 N. Main St., Crown Point, Ind. (219) 313-6769 Parfection Park 6215 S. Bridge St., Yorkville (630) 553-6855 Partner Golf Center 6615 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 286-2060 Pro Circle 1810 Rt. 12, Spring Grove (815) 675-2747 Riedy’s Tee Time 1400 Maple Ave., Lisle (630) 852-5759 Sports Zone Family Fun 100 Business Rt. 30, Aurora (630) 820-8624 Sugar Grove Family Fun Rt. 47 & Jericho Rd., Sugar Grove (630) 466-3866 Sunset Meadows Range 811 S. Dwyer Ave., Arlington Heights (847) 394-5865 T-Time Golf 13750 W. 159th St., Homer Glen (708) 301-6500 The Players Club Chicago 8500 W. 79th St., Justice (708) 924-9889 Top Golf 699 W. Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale (630) 595-4653 Westland Golf 11900 Algonquin Rd., Huntley (847) 669-0204 White Pines Golf Dome 500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville (630) 422-1060 Woodland Trails 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect (847) 296-4563 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Spellman

Memories from a master writer

Continued from Page 18 The big state trooper with the mirrored sunglasses, seeing that my parking pass was legit, surprised me with a friendly Johnny Carson-like golf swing, the follow-through of which directed me to the correct parking lot. I found my seat in the media center, dropped off my gear, and out I went. I almost felt guilty for walking on the most manicured grass I had ever seen, but I did anyway. And actually, it wasn’t really walking, more like floating as I visited every corner of the rolling, tree-lined, immaculate course, including Amen. The highlight of a week that was an absolute blur came on Wednesday, when Jack and his son Jackie stopped by the media center on what was the 20th anniversary of their amazing win. There I was standing a few feet away listening to the legend talk … it was happening again.

Illinois Golfer April 2015  

The April 2015 digital edition of the indispensable source for golfers in Illinois

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