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October 2011

Top Story: One-on-One With Katherine Jemsek

Author: Val Russell

Cog Hill’s New President Talks About Her Celebrated Family,Their Legendary Golf Course and Much More

There are many notable golf courses in Chicagoland, but one stands out: Cog Hill. For the past two decades, the Lemont-based course has been the host of a PGA tournament in all but one year, first with the Western Open and then with the BMW Championship.

A couple recent course renovations have generated controversy, but the fact remains that Cog Hill is synonymous with Chicago golf, both in the eyes of locals and the international community. The name Cog Hill is unique in that it is taken from the Coghill family, which built the course. Cog Hill was purchased by Joe Jemsek in 1951 from brothers....