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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Hallberg seeks Senior Open berth at Barrington Hills sectional qualifier

May 26 2015 | 5:48 pm - Barrington Hills hosts a sectional qualifier for the 36th U.S. Senior Open on Wednesday, and Gary Hallberg will head the field. Though he’s long been a Colorado resident, Hallberg grew up in Barrington before enjoying a successful career as a...

Montgomerie wins Senior PGA

May 24 2015 | 8:15 pm - Hinsdale’s Jeff Sluman made a run at the title in the final round of the 76th Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. After making 5 birdies in his first 10 holes Sluman even thought he had a chance to catch front-runner Colin Montgomerie. But his...

Lehman leads Senior PGA

May 22 2015 | 8:21 pm - Tom Lehman claimed the 36-hole lead in the 76th Senior PGA Championship with a 5-under-par 67 on the Pete Dye course Friday. Two Chicago area players on the Champions circuit — Hinsdale’s Jeff Sluman and Lake Forest’s Chip Beck...

Busy Lehman looking forward to returning to North Shore

May 19 2015 | 5:53 pm - Tom Lehman, a longtime star on the Champions Tour, had plenty on his mind when he visited North Shore Country Club in Glenview this week. He’ll defend his title in the Encompass Championship there in July.

Merit Club pro wins IPGA Match Play title

May 14 2015 | 6:04 pm - Jim Billiter, a 10-year assistant pro at the Merit Club in Libertyville, won the 64th Illinois PGA Match Play Championship on Monday, climaxing a week in which nothing went as expected at Kemper Lakes in Long Grove.

NU women’s golf headed to third straight NCAA tourney

May 12 2015 | 2:34 pm - The long road to U.S. Open tournaments begins this week, and the prospects couldn’t be brighter for the Northwestern women’s team, as golf columnist Len Ziehm explains.

Can Malm make it four straight in IPGA match play?

May 05 2015 | 11:48 am - Curtis Malm, the head pro at White Eagle in Naperville, talks with golf columnist Len Ziehm about going after his fourth straight Illinois PGA Match Play title. The championship begins Monday at Kemper Lake in Long Grove. Also, check out what's...

Crystal Lake’s Affrunti still chasing his PGA Tour dream

Apr 28 2015 | 7:07 pm - Whatever happened to Joe Affrunti's career on the PGA Tour? Len Ziehm has the latest on the Crystal Lake "rookie."

Glen Club adds enhanced indoor putting green

Apr 21 2015 | 12:42 pm - Can an indoor putting green truly test and improve your skills? Using the latest innovation from Brunswick Corp., the Glen Club believes it can. Len Ziehm has more in his golf column.

Golf on hold as facelift at Conway Farms continues

Apr 14 2015 | 8:08 pm - Except for some improvements still under way and delaying the start at Conway Farms in Lake Forset, the local golf season in full swing, Len Ziehm reports. Conway Farms, the host of the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in September, is not...

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