Editorial

Len Ziehm

Len Ziehm has covered sports in the Chicago area for 43 years. While he has covered a wide variety of sports, he has been following professional golfers since 1972, becoming the longest tenured golf writer ever in Chicago, surpassing the legendary Charlie Bartlett, who was the golf editor for the Chicago Tribune from 1936-67.

Among his many credits, Len has covered 10 Masters, 17 PGA Championships, 27 U.S. Opens, four U.S. Women’s Opens, and the last 34 Western Opens while at the Chicago Sun-Times.

He started writing for the Daily Herald in 2011, and is excited to add the 39th Ryder Cup to his duties.

Len also contributed many columns to Chicagoland Golf, a publication founded by his good friend, the late Phil Kosin. He also has been a member of the selection committee for the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.

In addition to his Wednesday golf column for the Daily Herald, Ziehm contributes to the Chicago District Golfer magazine, the Chicago Area Golf newspaper and the Illinois PGA website.

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Sluman opens Champions golf season close to his new home

Feb 06 2018 | 4:08 pm - Golf columnist Len Ziehm catches up with senior player Jeff Sluman, and offers a glimpse at the upcoming golf shows and a new trophy for the first U.S. Senior Women’s Open coming to Wheaton and the Chicago Golf Club in July.

Local companies make big showing at PGA Merchandise Show

Jan 27 2018 | 6:52 pm - The PGA Merchandise Show is — as far as the golf industry is concerned — the major annual event for the sport, and last week’s 65th staging at the Orange County Convention Center underscored that.

Biancalana returning to golf scene in suburbs

Jan 15 2018 | 7:26 pm - Roy Biancalana has decided to return to the Chicago area and make a run at one of the few state titles he didn’t win in his heyday.

McCue recalled as ‘gold standard of golf administrators’

Dec 20 2017 | 8:07 pm - A memorial service has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Dec. 29 at Donnellan Funeral Home in Skokie to honor Carol McCue, a longtime leader in the Chicago golf community. She died Saturday at the age of 94.

Hopfinger, Toyanovich make gains at golf qualifying schools

Dec 11 2017 | 9:00 pm - Two Chicago champs competing on the pro golf tours — Brad Hopfinger of Lake Forest and Samantha Troyanovich of Michigan — have put themselves in position to further their golfing careers in 2018 with solid finishes at qualifing schools.

Cog Hill junior golfers get a shot at PGA national title

Nov 10 2017 | 7:15 pm - A team of junior golfers from Cog Hill has earned a return to this weekend’s eight-team national finals in Scottsdale, Ariz. The three- day match play competition began Friday with all-star teams from eight states.

Carol Rhoades becomes first woman to earn IPGA’s top honor

Sep 19 2017 | 2:14 pm - Carol Rhoades has been named the IPGA’s Professional of the Year, an award presented annually since 1955 to the section member whose “total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional.” It is the first...

Leishman on path to win BMW Championship today

Sep 16 2017 | 6:33 pm - Marc Leishman is hardly a household name in the golf world, but if he can hold his game together, he will likely win the BMW Championship today and be in a great position to win the FedEx Cup’s $10 million bonus next week in Atlanta.

Leishman backs up good start, but Day’s in hot pursuit at BMW

Sep 15 2017 | 7:06 pm - Another Australian golfer may be leading the BMW Championship, but the story halfway through the third of four FedEx Cup Playoff events has been Jason Day. Day was the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer at the start of 2017. Then things went...

Conway Farms proved more than worthy as a BMW Championship host

Sep 13 2017 | 5:17 am - While the 11th BMW Championship concludes its three-year run at Conway Farms on Sunday, the relationship with the Western Golf Association’s tournament has been a very satisfying one for the Conway Farms membership, as Len Ziehm explains.

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