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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on Facebook/ LinkedIn or Instagram. At the Lawsonia Links Rock, Lawsonia’s Woodlands Course reopens from renovation next weekend.
SO FAR it’s a great weekend for the Wilson golf pro staffers.
2019 U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland is leading, and our very own Kevin Streelman is top 15.
Rory McIlroy is lurking near the lead, and he has won at Quail Hollow in the past. So don’t count him out.
It should be a great final round today. So tune in and check out one of the top stops on the PGA Tour.
But closer to home it is a busy week on the golf news front.
The 4th hole at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.
MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB home of the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open. Will be hosting Nike Junior Golf Camps this summer.
So they begin on June 7th, and they run for a half day 9 Am to Noon. But kids can sign up for a full day, that runs from 9 Am to 4 Pm.
So sign up today while there are still places remaining. For information see Mistwoodgc.com or (815)-254-3333.
SO IF YOU ARE A STAR WARS FAN-and you would like a Star Wars themed putter. LAB Golf putters has created ten of them. But only 10. So act quickly if you want one, or they will be gone. See LABGolf.com LAB=Lie, Angle, Balance.
NOW SOLD-The Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills IL. has been sold by Links Capital Advisors and Chris Charnas. For more information on golf courses for sale, see Linkscapitaladvisors.com.
A new range experience at Boyne resorts in Michigan.
BOYNE GOLF in Michigan, has now announced the addition of Trackman Range to the Ross Golf Center at Boyne Highlands Resort.
So there was a soft opening this past Friday May 7th. But the formal opening event will be on Saturday May 29th.
Boyne Highlands becomes the first Northern Michigan resort to offer this new range technology.
So there will be 30 bays with the TrackMan connections. So to learn everything you can do and the daily or season pricing, see BoyneGolf.com Get the data of your swing, or play the amazing games of TrackMan Range.
THE COLLEGE GOLF PALM DESERT CAMP EXPERIENCE. Founded by Joshua Jacobs the founder and CEO of TGA Premier Golf. This camp on June 11-12 in Palm Desert, California, brings together 7 coaches including Michael Beard of Pepperdine the 2020 men’s college coach of the year. Jim Anderson from the University of Arizona, the 2021 Pac-12 Champions. So for more details on these camps, dates and locations, see CollegeGolfX.com
THE BIG TEN has announced it’s All-Conference teams for the 2021 season. Illinois Jr. Adrien Dumont De Chassart and Iowa Sr. Alex Schaake were named Big Ten Co-Golfers of the Year. Indiana’s Clay Merchent was named Freshman of the Year. Iowa Coach Tyler Stith received Coach of the Year honors.
FIRST TEAM ALL Big Ten included De Chassart of Illinois, Schaake Iowa, James Piot of Michigan State, Angus Flanagan Minnesota, Michael Feagles Illinois, Jerry Ji Illinois, Merchent of Indiana. SECOND TEAM included Giovanni Tadiotto Illinois, John Driscoll III and David Nyfjall from Northwestern. 14 players, one from each school received a sportsmanship award.
TROON INTERNATIONAL has announced the appointments of Steven Thielke as General Manager, and Sean Kingsley as Group Director of Agronomy at the Els Club Malaysia.
Pine Meadow Golf Club is hosting PGA Hope Clinics, in conjunction with the Illinois PGA Foundation, for veterans.
THE ILLINOIS PGA FOUNDATION has released it’s schedule for PGA HOPE (helping our Patriots everywhere) golf instruction clinics for military veterans for the 2021 season. Clinics are held every Thursday through June 10th at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein. So there are already 20 veterans enrolled in the program, that meets on the range.
PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA Reach, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. This program is free to veterans and will cover several aspects of the game. Because the end of session allows to veterans to test their skills on the course.
But there will be other clinics in the summer at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in North Chicago June 23 to July 28. But then again at Pine Meadow from September 2 to October 7.
“PGA HOPE is a tremendous program to help veterans through various rehabilitation processes and situations and offers enjoyable and challenging recreational activity,” said Carrie Williams, Executive Director of the Illinois PGA Section and Foundation. “So we’re thrilled to work with RevelationGolf, Pine Meadow Golf Club, Veterans Memorial Golf Course and an outstanding roster of Illinois PGA professionals to make this program possible for veterans to learn the game.” This weeks clinic is Thursday May 13th at Pine Meadow. So visit IPGA.com for more details.
PINE MEADOW has announced a Senior Scramble on Wednesday May 19th. So if your 60 and up, “your in”. Call “The Pine” at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF).
PERFECT MOTION Adds new App on it’s Game Improvement Platform
PERFECT MOTION has created new IN-APP features for it’s game improvement platform.
So if your looking for more in this type of instruction, Perfect Motion has added three new product features.
PUTTING PPI is a new way of getting some instant feedback, on the stability of your putting stroke.
GROOVE are you in the groove. So now find out how similar your swings are during each practice session. But a new MATCHING feature allows you to save the good swings for review in future training sessions. Learn more at PerfectMotion.io.
BJ Paul joins Bolingbrook Golf Club
BOLINGBROOK GOLF CLUB has announced the addition of BJ Paul, as it’s Director of Player Development.
“BJ is a fantastic addition to our team and the Bolingbrook community,” said Dave Thompson, PGA Director of golf at Bolingbrook GC. “Because In his short time at Bolingbrook, he has already added several new programs for golfers of all skill levels. But he will teach established programs on top of that.”
Paul brings 18 years of PGA experience to Bolingbrook. ” I absolutely love the process of figuring out how to train each unique individual,” said Paul. “So I look forward to this outstanding opportunity to grow the game of golf at Bolingbrook.”
So for more information on any of the golf programs at Bolingbrook. Call the Bolingbrook Golf Academy at (630)-771-9400 Ext 4500.
The Gog Blog Speaks Out returns tomorrow. RS