GOLF DIGEST has named Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville one of the Top 100 Club Fitting locations in America. See Specialists Chris Ioriatti (R) and Eric Russel to up your game to the next level, with today’s best equipment for your game see Mistwoodgc.com ______________________________________________________________________
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THE WEEK AHEAD is expected to be hot and dry, take advantage of it, and go play some golf. Just stay hydrated.
Congratulations to Victoria (Vicky) McGowan on her promotion to Director of Golf at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. McGowan who has been at Rich Harvest Farms for ten years was promoted into the position by Jerry Rich on June 1st.
Rich Harvest Farms that was scheduled to host the Men’s Big Ten Conference Championship May 1-3 of this year, and had the championship cancelled by the Covid-19 Pandemic, will receive the championship again in a future year. Perhaps as early as 2023. Rich Harvest Farms will host the 2021 Palmer Cup, and the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate hosted by Northern Illinois University (NIU) this September 25-28. Admission and parking are free.
Chad Johansen summer camps, indoors and out. ChadJohansen.com
INDOORS and OUTSIDE the Chad Johansen summer golf programs are underway.
Do you know the 4StepProcess and how to shoot your lowest golf scores ever.
Junior golf programs for the summer finally have the green light and have been reset for launch. Summer and fall golf leagues are getting ready to tee off.
These programs fill up quickly, so sign up your junior golf today. Call Blackberry Oaks Golf Club at (630)-553-7170 or see Chadjohansen.com.
The Cog Hill Long drive Ale is now available on tap or in the can at Cog Hill.
IT’S HERE on Tap or in the Can. The Cog Hill long drive ale.
It sounds great, especially on a hot day, after a round of golf at Cog Hill. Pollyanna brewing has created the new flavor at Cog Hill.
NOW THE OTHER QUESTION, it appears the World Long Drive (WLD) National Championships are not happening this year at Cog Hill.
In fact the entire tour seems to be shut down at least for now anyway.
But the good news at Cog Hill is the golf courses, all four of them are open, demo days by major equipment manufacturers are back. Need more, okay there is a major sale in the pro shop all weekend long, so get there today and save up to 25% on some items. To learn more visit Coghillgolf.com.
MORE FROM JEMSEK GOLF-Pine Meadow has a Titleist Fitting event coming up this Thursday from 12-to 4:45 PM, but no walk-ups. You must make an appointment by calling (847)-566-GOLF (4653).
Golf 360 with Patrick Mannelly and Links Dave Lockhart. Tonight at 6 PM
Golf 360 is back again for another season, starting tonight at 6 PM on NBC Sports Chicago.
Host and former Chicago Bear Patrick Mannelly, along with “Links” Dave Lockhart put together several features on area golf stories.
Heritage Bluffs Golf Course, interviews with Illinois PGA Award winning instructors, plus a tribute to Mistwood Golf and Mistwood Dome owner Jim McWethy who passed away last week. The Zero Friction new Captain America golf glove. Details at Linksvideo.net/360tv.
The Drumlin putting green at Erin Hills.
BOOK IT-Yes you can and right now.
Since 2020 travel plans have changed due to the Pandemic, you can now look forward to 2021 at Erin Hills.
This way you can arrive before the USGA does with another championship in 2022.
Call reservations now and plan your play and stay at (866)-590-9468. The new Drumlin putting has lights for night time putting under stars. Erinhills.com.
FIVE MEMBERS of the Illinois Women’s Golf Team have been named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Illinois Senior Tristyn Nowlin, Junior Reena Sulkar, Sophomore’s Crystal Wang and Kornkamol Sukaree, Freshman Siyan Chen. More information at FightingIllini.com.
GALVIN GREEN Celebrates 30 Years with launch of a new Gore-Tex Line, and Interface-1, see GalvinGreen.com.
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TOPGOLF has opened in new style in the home of the Masters, Augusta GA.
Topgolf Augusta opened this past Friday July 3rd, and it’s a new style Topgolf, with a completely open air style, the first of it’s kind.
The new facility has 36 open-air hitting bays and will have the latest in Toptracer technology. Part of that new technology includes the hot new game Jewel Jam. Several Top 100 courses include St. Andrews in Scotland and Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay. Currently dividers have been added to for Covid safety precautions. Details at Topgolf.com/us/Augusta.
The Cleveland Golf RTX ZipCore wedges-coming August 14th.
CLEVELAND GOLF has announced the upcoming release of it’s new RTX ZipCore wedges on August 14th of next month.
Cleveland Golf says these new wedges push performance beyond the levels of anything Cleveland Golf has created in the past.
“Cleveland wedges are always just beautiful looking clubs, and this one is no different,” says 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowery. “”they’re very traditional and I just love them. You need to be able to trust what your wedges are going to do, and RTX ZipCore does everything I need it to do. I couldn’t ask for anything else in a wedge.”
The ZipCore comes with grooves that are 11% sharper, 7.3 deeper, and are 7.4%closer together to generate increased spin and consistent spin performance from any conditions that can be found on the golf course. “The new RTX ZipCore is a technological leap forward for Cleveland wedges,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “The low-density core inside the clubhead design, allowed us to create a wedge with more consistency and exceptional feel.”
Currently the RTX wedge line comes in Tour Satin finish at MAP $149.99, with other finishes available later this year. Mid-Sole grind is now offered in 46-60 degree lofts. Low-Sole is 56-62 degrees. Full-Sole is 54-60 degree lofts. Shafts are the True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue shaft, and grips are the Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360. More information can be found at ClevelandGolf.com.
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