As Golf Mecca Kemper Lakes Goes Private

Rick Becomes Its 1st Member!

Longtime golf jewel Kemper Lakes Golf Club announced that it was going from a public daily fee golf course to a private country club.

I couldn't join fast enough and became their first of what will be capped at 300 individual memberships.

Picture upper left is of my favorite hole par 5  #11.  Picture was taken back in 1989 when Kemper Lakes hosted the PGA Tournament won by the late Payne Stewart.  Picture to the right is of myself with best bud Bob Moran, Roger Mankedick and Billy Glickauf on our first day of play, which of course featured a rousing Wolf game. 

 In fact picture all the way on the bottom is an whipped, upset Billy who paid for going alone on 11 as me, Bobby and Roger made him pay dearly for the disrespect he showed us.  

Picture lower left is of myself and Payne Stewart taken in 1990 when Payne came back to Kemper to play in the Grand Slam of Golf.   Kemper's Web site is