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DAILY HERALD Main Stage Schedule


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DAILY HERALD Main Stage Schedule


The Chicago Golf Show® was excited to have welcomed baseball legends Tim Raines and Ryne Sandberg as our "Hall of Fame Weekend" headliners!

All weekend long, the Daily Herald Main Stage presented great tips and trade secrets from top PGA professionals. 

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Friday, February 24


Friday, February 24


12:45 PM
grand march with the SHANNON ROVERS

We're kicking off the Show with the Shannon Rovers! Follow their march through the hall with a finale at the Main Stage. 

 

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
PETER LONGO

Peter Longo is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. His amazing and amusing shows are a treat for golfer and non-golfer alike. Peter is also a leading authority on golf for people with disabilities, conducting golf camps for the Wounded Warrior Project and the lead instructor for disabled schools in Spain with Sergio Garcia.

Peter is also a golf historian, humorist and keynote speaker. He can been seen on Sunday evenings on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
EMERY MOOREHEAD takes a lesson with charlie kane

Emery Moorehead played 12 seasons in the NFL as a Tight End and Wide receiver for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears. Moorehead won a Super Bowl ring as the starting tight end and a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Moorehead is the father of ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver Aaron Moorehead, and the cousin of former NBA basketball player Brad Daugherty. Emery and his son Aaron are the NFL's first father and son team to which both have played in and both have won Super Bowls.

Appearing with Moorehead is Charlie Kane, Head Golf Professional at Foxford Hills Golf Club in Cary, IL. Charlie was elected into PGA membership in 2013. Charlie’s career in golf started at age 15 as a cart boy at Crystal Woods Golf Club. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2002. After graduation, Charlie became the golf professional at Crystal Woods. In 2014, Charlie was hired by GolfVisions to fill his key role at Foxford Hills. Charlie’s passion in golf is the day-to-day operation of the course. Charlie loves exercising and spending time with his family.

 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
BRENDAN SWEENEY with IPGA PRO Andy Mears

Brendan Sweeney is the Director of Golf Media Relations at French Lick Resort, our 2017 Presenting Sponsor. Year round, Brendan advocates in the golf industry to bring professional tournaments and exposure to French Lick. He played a key role in bringing the 2015 Senior PGA to French Lick and the inaugural Senior LPGA event will be played at The Pete Dye Course in July 2017. A Chicagoland native and Driscoll Catholic alum, Brendan escaped the Chicago winters in the mid 90's, relocating to Orlando, FL.

Appearing with Brendan Sweeney will be Andy Mears, a 27 year member of the PGA of America. Andy currently serves as Development Director for The First Tee of Greater Chicago. Andy is very passionate about youth development and growth of the game. His teaching philosophy is to keep swing thoughts simple and understandable.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45PM
JOHN MCCARTIN, Chicagoland Golf Academy / Billy Casper Golf

John McCartin is a 21-year PGA Member, and in 2006 earned the distinct honor of PGA Certification in Teaching. John founded the Chicagoland Golf Academy in 2009 and has served as a Lead Instructor for the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and as a Head Instructor for the John Jacobs Golf Schools. John has had the pleasure of working with all levels of players including new golfers, women, seniors and juniors.

He has also instructed touring professionals including KJ Choi, Rocco Mediate and LPGA Hall of Fame Member Pat Bradley. John has been mentored by five Top 100 instructors, including Dave Pelz, Bruce Patterson and Donald Crawley.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
KEVIN WEEKs, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

Kevin Weeks is a PGA Certified Professional in Golf Instruction with more than 25 years of teaching experience. He has been named one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 Instructors and Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers.  Additionally, he is a U.S. Kids Golf Master Instructor, a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids teacher, a GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher and a three-time Illinois PGA Section Teacher of the Year.

Professionals have won 10 PGA Tour events while working with Kevin.  His students have participated in all of the male and female professional major championships. 

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Saturday, February 25


Saturday, February 25


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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
GLEN KOZLOWSKI takes a lesson with Kurt Kollmeyer

Glen Kozlowski was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and played six seasons as a Wide Receiver for the Chicago Bears from 1987 - 1992. Kozlowski is also one of the hosts of the WGN Radio’s Bears post-game show.

Glen will appear with Kurt Kollmeyer, the PGA Director of Instruction and Regional Manager for GolfTEC Chicago. In his role, Kurt oversees 5 suburban locations with 23 PGA Professionals, Apprentices, and GolfTEC Certified Coaches. He is an 11 time nominee for IPGA Teacher of the Year, been named to Golf Digest's Best Teachers list, and won GolfTEC's Regional Manager of the Year award.  He has given over 30,000 lessons in his career and is very passionate about helping players of all levels reach their goals.

 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
PETER LONGO 

Peter Longo is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. His amazing and amusing shows are a treat for golfer and non-golfer alike. Peter is also a leading authority on golf for people with disabilities, conducting golf camps for the Wounded Warrior Project and the lead instructor for disabled schools in Spain with Sergio Garcia.

Peter is also a golf historian, humorist and keynote speaker. He can been seen on Sunday evenings on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show.

 

12:45 PM
grand march with the SHANNON ROVERS

Follow their march through the hall with a finale at the Main Stage before our "Hall of Fame Weekend" headliner, Tim Raines! 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
hall of fame weekend: TIM RAINES

Tim Raines, considered one of the greatest leadoff men of all time, was selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. He played for the White Sox from 1991-95 and served as first base coach for the 2005 World Series Championship team.

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Raines will appear with noted golf instructor Joe Bosco, author of Real Golf: Taking Your Best Game to the Course. Bosco is a mental performance, short game and putting specialist. He has coached the 2x Illinois State Champions (2011-2012), developed more than 50 NCAA golfers and was named one of the Top Teachers in Illinois by Golf Digest. He has also been nominated to Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers.

 

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
ILLINOIS JUNIOR GOLF presentation with Brian Bullington

Brian Bullington is an IJGA/MAJGT Alum. He played collegiate golf at the University of Iowa. Brian recently played the PGA Tour Latinoamerica in 2016. He has been a student at TPS for 8 years.

 
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Brad Syslo

Brad Syslo

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Mike Mandakas

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Brendan Sweeney with IPGA pros Brad Syslo and Mike Mandakas

Brendan Sweeney is the Director of Golf Media Relations at French Lick Resort, our 2017 Presenting Sponsor. Year round, Brendan advocates in the golf industry to bring professional tournaments and exposure to French Lick. He played a key role in bringing the 2015 Senior PGA to French Lick and the inaugural Senior LPGA event will be played at The Pete Dye Course in July 2017. A Chicagoland native and Driscoll Catholic alum, Brendan escaped the Chicago winters in the mid 90's, relocating to Orlando, FL.

Appearing with Brendan will be Brad Syslo and Mike Mandakas.

Brad is the Grassroots Program Manager at Wilson Golf. Currently he oversees the experiential, custom fitting, and junior player development programs for Wilson Golf in the United States. He has extensive experience in both fitting & teaching, having worked as Manager & Master Club Fitter for TaylorMade Performance Labs and as Teaching Instructor at the John Jacobs’ & Golf Digest Golf Schools in Arizona.

Mike is the Director of Instruction and Fitness at Elevation Sports in Willowbrook, IL.  He started his golf career working at private country clubs and found his passion for Teaching, Coaching, Fitness Training, and Club Fitting. During his 5 years as the Head Golf Coach at Saint Xavier University Mike had the opportunity to recruit and coach extremely talented collegiate players. He works with Men, Women and Juniors ranging in skill level from Beginner to touring professionals. Mikes biggest passion is developing young golfers and growing the game. 

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
MARK KRIZIC2016 Illinois PGA Special Award winner, Player Development

Mark has worked in the golf industry his entire life, starting as a caddie at age 13 at Olympia Fields. In 2004, he was elected to Membership in the PGA of America as a Class “A” Member. He has been the Director of Golf at Ridge Country Club since 2009. He has made his number one responsibility to ensure the tradition of growing the game. 

Mark's awards include: 2013 PGA Magazine Ambassador of the Year; 2014-2015 US Kids Golf Top 50 Instructor; 2016 US Kids Master Instructor; 2016 Illinois PGA Section Player Development of the Year recipient. 

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Sunday, February 26


Sunday, February 26


10:30 am - 11:15 am
jim morrissey TAKES A LESSON WITH KURT KOLLMEYER

Jim Morrissey played linebacker for nine seasons for the Chicago Bears and one season with the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of the Bears team that won Super Bowl XX following the 1985 NFL season. He was also a member of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle

Jim will appear with Kurt Kollmeyer, the PGA Director of Instruction and Regional Manager for GolfTEC Chicago. In his role, Kurt oversees 5 suburban locations with 23 PGA Professionals, Apprentices, and GolfTEC Certified Coaches. He is an 11 time nominee for IPGA Teacher of the Year, been named to Golf Digest's Best Teachers list, and won GolfTEC's Regional Manager of the Year award.  He has given over 30,000 lessons in his career and is very passionate about helping players of all levels reach their goals.

 

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Peter Longo 

Peter Longo is a PGA Life Member and a world class trick shot artist, having performed over 3000 exhibitions across the globe. His amazing and amusing shows are a treat for golfer and non-golfer alike. Peter is also a leading authority on golf for people with disabilities, conducting golf camps for the Wounded Warrior Project and the lead instructor for disabled schools in Spain with Sergio Garcia.

Peter is also a golf historian, humorist and keynote speaker. He can been seen on Sunday evenings on WGN-TV's Instant Replay show.

 
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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
High School Championship Teams presentation with Mark Labiak

Mark Labiak is the Head Golf Professional at Ruth Lake Country Club and current President of the Illinois Section PGA.

 

1:00 PM
GRAND MARCH WITH THE SHANNON ROVERS

Follow their march through the hall with a finale at the Main Stage before our "Hall of Fame Weekend" headliner, Ryne Sandberg! 

 
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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
hall of fame weekend: RYNE SANDBERG

Ryne Sandberg, a prodigious hitter who played a near-flawless second base for the Cubs until his retirement in 1997, entered the Hall in 2005. In his second year with the team, Sandberg led the Cubs to the 1984 National League East title, their first trip to the postseason since 1945. He was voted National League MVP that year.

Sandberg will appear with noted golf instructor Joe Bosco, author of Real Golf: Taking Your Best Game to the Course. Bosco is a mental performance, short game and putting specialist. He has coached the 2x Illinois State Champions (2011-2012), developed more than 50 NCAA golfers and was named one of the Top Teachers in Illinois by Golf Digest. He has also been nominated to Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers.