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Believe It Or Not, Dozens Have Signed Up To Play Golf On Sunday

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(CBS) – Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont is expecting more than 100 golfers this Sunday for an annual event dating back more than 50 years.

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

It’s the 51st Annual Eskimo Open at Cog Hill. The annual tradition started in 1963.

The wind chill is expected to be below zero on Sunday, and even more snow is possible.  The golfers will be using colored balls, and owner Frank Jemsek says some will get creative with all the white stuff on the ground.

He says the late Larry Lujack would drill a hole in his golf ball and string a ribbon through it.

“You’ll see people who will have their golf clubs on sleds,” Jemsek says.

The rules are a little different because of the snow. You hit the green and if you can find it, you get an automatic two-putt. Still, over the years, Jemsek has been a little suspicious of some of the scores that have been turned in.

Cog Hill will make sure golfers stay near the clubhouse.

“We don’t want to take a chance on anyone being hurt,” he says.

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