59th Radix Cup Matches

The CDGA team of amateurs fell in the 59th Radix Cup Matches at Oak Park Country Club, 11-7

59th Radix Cup Matches
June 17 • Oak Park Country Club

Illinois PGA Professionals Repeat, Defeat CDGA Amateurs 11-7

RIVER GROVE, Ill. – The team of Illinois PGA Professionals claimed their second straight Radix Cup Thursday afternoon at Oak Park Country Club (OPCC), defeating the team of CDGA Amateurs, 11-7. The unique event, held annually to display the camaraderie present between the state’s top golfers, was played for the 59th time in 2021 after a COVID-necessitated hiatus in 2020.

The teams of 12 competed in six best ball matches featuring Nassau scoring on a sparkling and sunny day at Oak Park, a 45-minute lightning delay not-withstanding. Despite a hot start on the opening holes from the Amateurs, the Professionals claimed each segment, taking 3.5 of a possible 6 points in both the Out and In matches, before closing out their defense with 4 points in the 18-hole tilts. The victory increases the Professionals’ all-time lead to 37-20-2 in the event, which was created by Illinois Golf Hall of Famer and Oak Park Country Club member Harry Radix in 1962 and carries on in his honor.

Related Links: (Full Recap) / (Results) / (Photo Gallery)


CDGA AmateursMatch StatusIPGA Professionals
James Morton (Prairie Landing GC)
Tim Sheppard (Pekin CC)
Frank Hohenadel (Mistwood GC)
Andy Mickelson (Mistwood GC)
John Ramsey (North Shore CC)
Chadd Slutzky (The Grove CC)
Curtis Malm (White Eagle GC)
Travis Johns (Medinah CC)
Jordan Less (Rich Harvest Farms)
Charlie Nikitas (Merit Club)
Garrett Chaussard (Skokie CC)
Jeff Kellen (Butler National GC)
Brian Hickey (Edgewood Valley CC)
Michael McCormick (Oak Park CC)
Andrew Godfrey (White Pines GC)
Tim Streng (Wildcat Golf Academy)
Tommy Dunsire (Medinah CC)
Ethan Farnam (Crystal Lake CC)
Brian Carroll (The Hawk CC)
Chris Green (Glen View Club)
Mike Henry (Weibring GC)
Logan Stauffer (Ironwood GC)
Jim Billiter (Ivanhoe CLub)
Carson Solien (Oak Park CC)

First played in 1962, the Radix Cup annually features a team of amateur golfers representing the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) squaring off with a squad of Illinois PGA (IPGA) professionals. The format consists of six better ball matches utilizing Nassau scoring, with the team accumulating the most points hoisting the Radix Cup. The IPGA leads the all-time series 35-20-2 and won the 58th iteration 14.5-3.5 in 2019. The event was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Related Links: (Pairings) / (CDGA Player Profiles) / (Illinois Golfer History) / (CDGA Fact Sheet) / (IPGA Fact Sheet) / (2019 Recap)