UPPER LEVEL OR LOWER LEVEL THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME is upgraded for the current indoor golf season. So see the improvements upstairs in the hitting bays, or downstairs in the short game area’s. Mistwood Golf Dome is on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, call (630)-739-7600 or visit Mistwoodgolfdome.com. Lessons, Toptracer and fittings. You can also grab a bite and beverage in McWethy’s Sportsbar-enjoy the tasty wings.
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The Schaumburg Golf Club is home to Chandlers Chophouse at 401 North Roselle Road in Schaumburg.
The Schaumburg Golf Club is one of the Chicago area year round golf operations.
In the summer play all 27 holes of the renovated Schaumburg Golf Club. But in the winter you can play those same 27 holes indoors on the simulators.
The clubs pro shop that’s open daily will allow you to stock up on golf supplies and apparel for the outdoor season ahead. So book your hitting bay online or call the pro shop at (847)-885-9000.
LEN ZIEHM has posted a posted a book review, of Tom Coyne’s “A Golf Course called America.” Check out Len’s review at LenZiehmongolf.com. Coyne is also the author of a book on golf in Scotland.
WILLOWBROOK BASED CLUB CHAMPION has now grown over the border and into Canada. Club Champion has announced they have acquired Tour Experience Golf (TXG Golf) a Canadian Club fitter, thus allowing Club Champion to expand it’s operation north of the border. TXG has been in business since 2016. But both companies say they have had a mutual level of respect for each other. More details can be found online at Clubchampiongolf.com.
The new look to Island Resort Casino Hotel in Escanaba Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula.
THE ISLAND RESORT and CASINO in Escanaba Michigan, has announced the completion of a $33 million dollar expansion to it’s hotel.
Island Resort is home to two great golf courses, both Sweetgrass and Sage Run.
The new hotel that is connect to the south end of the 11 story Palm Tower, opened on New Years Eve.
This new hotel has 138 guest rooms and suites, and is home to the Horizons Steak House, located on the top floor of the hotel. The new guest room offerings include golf and spa suites, with hot tubs and options for in-room messages.
“This expansion is a fantastic addition for us,” says Tony Mancilla, General Manager of the Island Resort and Casino. “It was developed out of necessity. Our demand and backlog of guests who wanted to get in on weekend was over whelming. Waiting lists had reached 150-200 people on weekends. But it showed us how much we needed more rooms. For golfers there are suites with views of the Sweetgrass golf course behind the hotel.
The resort now has new golf packages that are currently being booked for 2022. For more details visit Islandresortgolf.com.
The new Srixon Z-Star Diamond Ball. coming Jan. 21
SRIXON a leader in golf ball design, has announced the release coming on Jan. 21st of it’s new Z-Star Diamond golf ball.
The new Z-Star will retail for $44.99 per dozen.
“The Z-Star is a game changer for me,” says four-time major champion Brooks Koepka. “This golf ball was a major driver in joining Srixon and it’s been a seamless transition. Because the performance is really impressive, and I feel confident with it heading into the new tour season.”
Koepka put the ball in play during his win in “The Match” over Bryson DeChambeau.
“By working closely with our global Tour staff, we created the Z-Star DIAMOND ball as an enhancement to our premium tour lineup” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development at Srixon. “The Z-Star DIAMOND is something of a best-of-both-worlds type product, blending in many of our two current models. Like the Z-Star XV, the Z-Star DIAMOND that produces really good ball speed and distance. But thanks to it’s slightly thicker cover, the Z-Star Diamond features exceptional spin and control on approach shots.”
Some of the new technologies are the FastLayer Core, SpinSkin with SeRM and back is the 338 dimple pattern. So learn more at Srixon.com.
The Srixon Z-Star Divide golf ball. Release date Jan. 21 and retail price $44.99.
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Srixon is also announcing the release of another new golf ball, the DIVIDE.
DIVIDE has two models the Z-Star Divide and the Z-Star XV Divide. The balls launch on January 17th, and sell for $44.99 a dozen.
The Divide will be sold in both Yellow and White colors.
Both the performance and the visual colors that will stand out on the golf course, have Srixon General Manager Brian Schielke excited. “They will be easy to align your putts with, along with seeing them fly through the air.” DIVIDE will have the popular features found on the Z-Star line, such as SpinSkin with SeRM a thermoplastic urethane cover, with a 338 dimple pattern. See Srixon.com
XXIO announces the newest generation of lightweight clubs. But also announces the release of it’s new golf ball the Rebound Drive-available Feb. 11th for $49.99 a dozen. On the club side the XXIO X clubs will be released on Feb. 11th., they are lightweight and bring more to the course than their previous models. XXIO.com for more details.
THE NEW ZERO FRICTION PULL CART and the ZERO FRICTION tee’s that are now the official tee of demo day-at the 2022 PGA Merchandise show next week in Orlando.
“This is not your typical golf bag. Our new Wheel Pro Push Cart bag is a three-in-one product. It’s a carry stand bag that quickly and simply converts to a push cart or can be put on the back of a motor cart,” said John Iacono, founder and President of Oak Brook Terrace based Zero Friction. “And it only weights 10 pounds.”
The Wheel Pro has a single strap, six full length dividers and seven zipper pockets. But it also has an umbrella holder and bag head cover. It comes in black/gray or gray/black and navy/white with an MSRP of $349.99. The cart is excellent for use by high school and college golf teams. So for more details see Zerofriction.com or call (630)-317-7700.
Participants at demo day will hit from the ZFT Maxx 3-prong tee, that offer golfers a 66% reduced contact area, but are extra large and durable. Iacono invites show goers to come visit the Zero Friction booth (3273) at the convention center to see Zero Friction products. But there will be more new products to be unveiled in Orlando.
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