The new Mistwood Clubhouse is open, including McWethy’s Tavern every day. Don’t forget the Mistwood Performance Center is open, and so is MCQ’s Dome for golf in Bolingbrook. See Mistwoodgc.com, Mcqsdome.com or call Mistwood (815)-254-3333. Watch for our story on the new line from Sunice Golf Sportswear for 2016, sunice.com. Oak Meadows might be closed until 2017, but Maple Meadows just across the street is open and taking reservations for your holiday parties, still some dates open. Book now before they all fill up. Call the clubhouse or go online to dupagegolf.com for details. _____________________________________________________________________
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The work moves forward at Oak Meadows Golf Club.
The Work is moving forward at Oak Meadows, with the renovation that should have the golf course open by May of 2017.
The Gog Blog expects to speak with both, Director of Golf Operations for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District Ed Stevenson, and architect Greg Martin in the days ahead for an update on the project, stay clicked in for an update. Other news from Dupage Golf, if your league needs a new home for 2016, call Chris Malek at (630)-451-3400, Chris can get you set up at either Maple Meadows or Green Meadows. IT’S TIME to get your outing booked for 2016, with Oak Meadows closed for 2016, those outings will be moving over to Maple Meadows, get your date in place as soon as possible. SPEAKING of DATES What about your holiday party plans, it’s not too late to host your party in the Maple Meadows Clubhouse, call Tom at (630)-616-8424 for details and reserving your date. See DuPagegolf.com.
Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island, Robert Trent Jones Course, the Par 5, 10th hole.
WANNA GOLF AWAY. South Carolina on the coastline is some of the best golf in the south.
Hilton Head Island is home to some of the best courses in the Palmetto State. So why not look to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, home of 54 holes created by architects like Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills.
In the past decade alone, all three courses have been honored as the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year. Several of the national golf publications have awarded Palmetto Dunes various national awards in the last few years, and have added these courses to various Top 100 or Best Resort Courses lists.
Right now the resort is offering a “Monthly Stay and Play Resort Membership” that offers accommodations, unlimited golf and more, including Tennis, bikes and Kayaks from $3,667 per month. There is a monthly golf membership that offers a 30-day unlimited golf pass to all 3 courses, plus discounts in the grill, pro shop and range. Cost is from $670 per-person to $1,112 per couple. For monthly resort membership packages call (843)-686-9697 for monthly golf memberships call professional Samm Wolfe at (843)-816-1571 or visit Palmettodunes.com an award winning website.
Old Head of Kinsale, in Ireland.
IF YOUR ready for that long overdue trip to Ireland, now is the time to book it for 2016.
For traveling oversea’s especially to the UK or Ireland, start your planning with the people at Golfbreaks.com. The Golfbreaks staff is located here in the United States based in Charleston South Carolina, with it’s main offices in Windsor of the UK. To earn a free Callaway Big Bertha Drive, book a trip for yourself and three friends by November 30th. Imagine yourself on the tee at Ballybunion a course Tom Watson calls, “the finest seaside course in the world.” Play other top Irish Courses like Tralee, Lahinch, Waterville and Old Head. For more details on planning your Ireland golf getaway see USA.Golfbreaks.com or call (855)-699-5853 today.
Links Capital Advisors of Evanston and owner Chris Charnas, have announced that LCA has sold the Glen Flora Country Club located in Waukegan. No further details were announced.
LCA is now presenting it’s newest listing the Gambit Club in Vienna Illinois. It is regarded as the best golf in the area. The 18 hole golf course is a Richard Osborne design, with Bermuda fairways and Bluegrass rough. Bentgrass greens and a full service clubhouse with growth opportunities for outings and events. There is a 12 room motel, commercial site and development parcel included in this sale. It is considered to be an excellent redevelopment opportunity.
LCA has also just listed the Lake Wissota Golf Course, in Chippewa Falls Wisconsin, the club is located on Lake Wissota and is an 18 hole par 71 course. it is leased from the local Elks Club with a deal through 2057. The new clubhouse can host up to 313 guests for special events.With several recent improvements by current ownership, rounds and revenue have increased over the last two years. Asking price is $1.5 million dollars.
For more information call Chris at (847)-866-7192 or email@example.com.
THE NEW STONEHOUSE 2016 GOLF CALENDAR is now available for only $14.50, some of the courses that appear are Streamsong Resort, Baltimore Country Club East Course, Old Head Golf Links, Top of the Rock in Branson, Oakmont Country Club, the Club at Porto Cima and the Hazeltine National Golf Club home of the 2016 Ryder Cup, to order your calendar call (800)-949-7274 or visit Stonehousegolf.com.
The first and ninth holes at Friar’s Head Golf Club on long Island.
SAVE THE DATE:
Monday May 23rd in 2016 is the annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic at the Friar’s Head Golf Club on the East End of Long Island.
To reserve your foursome please contact Jean Skidgel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann at email@example.com. The day includes great gifts, raffle items, and awards, with top notch food and wine. The outing raises money for several charities including St. Judes for the Kids, and various cancer charities and more.
Chad Johansen in the putting lab at Blackberry Oaks in Bristol.
ARE YOU looking for a membership that won’t cost top dollars, you can do that at the Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol.
The course is open to the public, but memberships are available, and if you buy now for 2016, you can save some money.
In addition there are gift card specials, get a $50 card for $40, or a $100 dollar card for just $75 dollars.
The 2016 Platinum membership a $2,200 value is now available for just $1,950 before January 1st, you can pay in three installments. Specials on winter lessons and putter fittings as well. Contact GM Chad Johansen (creator of the Perfect Putting Aid) at (630)-553-7170 or Blackberryoaks.com.
NORTHBROOK BASED KEMPERSPORTS is now managing The Bog in Saukville Wisconsin. The par 72, 7,065 yard course designed by Arnold Palmer can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. The course has played host to Wisconsin State tournaments and USGA Qualifiers.
The course is now offering it’s 2016 memberships, and if you purchase a membership by December 1st, you will receive Early-Bird incentives. Inquire now for the Advance Ticket Program as well. The 10,500 foot clubhouse with bar, restaurant and banquet facilities make it a great destination for weddings. the 50 acre practice facility is an award winner from GRAA (Golf Range) Magazine. See Golfthebog.com for more details on the club.
KSM has announced it’s now managing the Desert Rose Golf Club in Eastern Las Vegas and only minutes from the famed “Strip”. The course is a Dick Wilson and Joe Lee design built in 1964. The course is now reopening after being closed for over two years due to renovation. The golf course has been renovated by architect Randy Heckenkemper (recent other work is the champions course at TPC Scottsdale, and with Phil Mickelson at McDowell Mountain Club), and the clubhouse has been redone as well.
The course had it’s holes redone to move them further away from neighboring homes and widening the fairways adding more enjoyment for the golfers. The Municipal course is open to the public.
KSM TO MEXICO: Grupo Vidanta a leading developer of tourism infrastructure and resorts to Mexico and Latin America, has selected Kemper Sports to provide the management for Vidanta Golf properties in Neuvo Vallarta, Puerto Pernasco and Riveria Maya. The courses are a Greg Norman design and three courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. For details on Vidanta Golf see vidanta.com.
Stan Utley demonstrates putting at the Glen Club.
SHORT GAME GURU Stan Utley has added a video update alert.
The following putting tips are now available.
#1: Get the Ideal Putting Grip.
#2: Avoid Tension-Swing Free.
#3: Hot above the balls Equator
The new putting video’s are in the members section at StanUtley.com. Not a member yet…you can be, see StanUtley.com Current Tip #4 is on bunker play and Tip #5 is on starting your full swing.
Titleist the #1 ball in Golf, happy 15th Anniversary to the Pro-V1 golf ball.
IF YOUR getting ready to make your golf ball order just in time for the holidays.
Well from now until December 31st, you can order all Titleist Golf Ball Models and get FREE personalization, even on the Pro V1 and Pro V1x models the most trusted and best performing ball in golf.
Personalization includes up to three lines of block text (17 characters per line) imprinted on each ball, in black, blue, green, red or pink ink. You can get your name, nickname, social media handle, or the name of your club. You want a real high number, well maybe not on the scorecard but on your golf ball numbers from 00-99 are available. What’s your birthday or lucky number. Orders can be placed at any Titleist Golf Shop. To find a shop see Titleist.com/find-a-golf-shop.
THE GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT in Acme Michigan is proud to announce Mark Hill, as the resorts new head golf professional and director of golf instruction.
Hill believes that what you teach on the driving range doesn’t always transfer to the golf course.
“That is why I encourage and incorporate playing lessons,” said Hill, whose range of golf experience comes from working with instructors like Dave Pelz, Rick Smith, Ken Venturi, and Gene Sarazen.
“I have found over the years that people have a hard time managing themselves around the golf course, because they are not sure what to do in situations they have not seen on the practice tee.”
It’s never too early or too late to start learning golf, or working on your game at Grand Traverse Resort, you can also work on your game all winter long, because the state of the art golf academy stays open during the “off-season”.
Hill says,” your spring rounds will go much better if you keep your game in shape all winter.”
Grand Traverse Resort is has recently completed a $7 million dollar renovation of it’s guest rooms in the 17 story glass tower. The Tower is the tallest building in Northern Michigan and completes the $34 million dollar renovation of the property by it’s owners. For more information on the Golf Academy call (231)-534-6550 or toll free (800)-236-1577. Online see Grandtraverseresort.com.
Fujikura Shafts Fujikuragolf.com
FUJIKURA SHAFTS are the #1 shaft on many professional tours.
The new Pro60 Shaft is now available as a shaft option for the new Taylor Made M1 Driver.
“The new Fujikura PRO 60 shaft is a great line extension as it adds a higher launch profile to the Pro Series Shaft line-up,” said Fujikura Marketing Manager Stephanie Hardgraves.
The new PRO60 shaft is the latest addition to the Fujikura PRO-Series, a tour proven line of shafts played by dozens of PGA Touring Professionals. The Fujikura team of engineers used Fujikura’s Enso Technology to develop these high performance shafts that maximize the energy transfer from the golfer to the club head at impact.
To learn more about Fujikura Shafts like the Fujikura PRO 53, the PRO 63, the PRO 73 and which shaft is right for your clubs, please visit Fujikuragolf.com. leading the way in shafts on multiple professional tours.
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