With Cheryl Justak, publisher of Golf Now! Chicago.
Hitting from the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field to a target green in a hole-in-one contest that promoted the 2011 BMW Championship at Cog Hill.
With radio veteran Rory Spears, fellow columnist with Chicago Area Golf.
With Mike Hill, leading money-winner and co-player-of-the-year on the Champions Tour in 1991.
With Kemper Sports president Josh Lesnik on the opening of Hawthorn Woods Country Club.
With Bruce Crampton, a former Ameritech Senior Open champion.
With tennis great Jimmy Connors in the 1990s.
With the legendary Chick Evans in the early 1970s.
With Cog Hill leaders Frank and Katherine Jemsek
Flanked by Val Russell, publisher of Chicago Area Golf newspaper, and Mike Munro, owner of the White Pines Golf Dome.
With the Cronins: Tim (left), long-time golf writer for the Daily Southtown, has authored several books on Chicago golf history while Barry, a former Sun-Times teammate, is media relations director of the John Deere Classic.
With Tim Clarke, general manager of Wilson’s golf division.
With Frank Klopas, head coach of the Chicago Fire.
With Duncan Millar, executive director of Alabama’s Golf GulfShores.
With Jimmy Pursell (center) and Chuck Ocheltree (right), the owner and general manager of FarmLinks at Alabama’s Purcell Farms.
With Black Sheep owner Vince Solano (left) and media relations guru Barry Cronin.
With Joy and Bob Griffioen, owner of Island Hills — one of my favorite Michigan courses.
With Kevin Frisch of Fusion Media and long-time Detroit golf writing buddy Vartan Kupelian.
With Joe Steranka, soon to retire as executive director of PGA of America.
With Michael Miller executive director of the Illinois PGA.
With Gary Holaway, vice president of communications for the Western Golf Assn.
With Joe Aguilar, sportswriting teammate at the Daily Herald.
With LPGA Hall of Famer Pat Bradley
With Old Kinderhook’s Paul Hannigan.
With Herb Gould, former Sun-Times teammate and long-time golf partner.
With Mike Spellman, my golf partner at the Daily Herald
Guess who won the closest-to-the-pin contest (nearly with a hole-in-one) at the 16th hole at TPC Deere Run during the 2013 John Deere Classic media outing?
How close was it? This scene, with the Rock River in the background, shows it was just four inches BEHIND the cup.
Interviewing architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. at Erin Hills.
With Judith Coleman, long-time PGA Tour staffer.
Blackhawks or Fire? Which bobble-head looks most like Len Ziehm? (I think the Fire one).
With Gary D’Amato, long-time golf writer for the Milwuakee Journal Sentinel and captain of Team Wisconsin the annual Writers Cup.
With former U.S. Solheim Cup captain Beth Daniel at LPGA Legends’ Handa Cup in Nashville.
With Kinderlou Forest’s Bob Spence (left) and John Langdale.
With veteran Michigan and Florida club professional Doug Main at St. Lucia River Club.
With Dave Lockhart, the veteran Chicago golf TV producer.
With LPGA vice president Kelly Hyne (left) and long-time staffer Carol Kilian at LPGA headquarters.
Interviewing famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.