DSC06186 Charles Sims with Award DSDSC05886 the halfway house DSDSC05824 MCQ's Dome range DS   LINKS & TEE’S Director Charles Sims shows off the latest award given to the Addison based Year Round Golf Facility. Links & Tee’s now with the golf dome open until summer arrives for outdoor play. See or call (630)-233-7275 for more information on hours and lessons. THE HALFWAY HOUSE at 555 S. York Road in Elmhurst is your place for indoor simulator golf, located next to HB Jones, the Halfway House can be enjoyed by groups of any size. Daily Specials, lessons’ leagues and more see or call and book your tee time at (331)-642-8050. McQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook opens at 8 Am daily, so you can golf, get ready to play the ponies or enjoy the sportsbar. McQ’s is an official Blackhawks Bar so enjoy the outdoor game there this Sunday afternoon. McQ’s open for the golfers, Visit    _____________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s # 1 online golf news source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. At Shepherds Crook GC in Zion Illinois.

As the month moves on, we get closer and closer to the outdoor part of the Chicago season. As those days get closer, stay clicked in here for all the golf news from around town and more.

There is still plenty to bring you from the PGA Show of last month, it will appear in the days ahead.

AIR FORCE ONE that has just recent launched a partial line of it clubs, now introduces it’s AFX Pro Series line of Irons, that features less offset and a thinner top line. This pro series features the Nitrogen Charged technology in the 3 and 4 iron,and a undercut cavity in the 5I-PW range. Now available is the 52-56 and 60 degree matching muscleback 52-56-60 degree wedges that are soft cast for better feel. The strength of Air Force Clubs is the use of Nitrogen gas inside of the hollow-back iron, supported with 50 pounds of pressure. This allows for a thin face with no internal bracing, that makes for a larger sweet spot. Depending on set make up the price of AFX Pro Series irons are $399.99 to $699.99. Now Available, ask your pro.

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0319-headerLinks Captial Advisors                          Charnas (2)    Chris Charnas and Links Capital Advisors are proud to announced their newest listing, the Pacific Golf Centers in Santa Cruz California, with an asking price of under $600,000 dollars.

Located between Santa Cruz and Monterey on HWY 1, Pacific Golf Centers has an unmatched location. The property is ready for a new owner to take this great facility to the next level. It already has a positive cash flow, and great range with positive reputation in the area. This property has unlimited upside, 43 hitting bays and 15 grass stations, that sit along a 2.5 acre short game area. For more contact Chris Charnas at Links Capitial Advisors (847)-866-7192 or email

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Chad Johansen Gm Blackberry Oaks in Bristol. Inventor of the Perfect Putting Aid.

The Chad Johansen Winter Golf Clinic is coming up on Feb. 28th from 1 PM to 3 PM. Learn how to lower your golf scores in 2016, for just $15. Sign up now. 100% satisfaction or your money back.

The Chad Johansen Golf Academy will soon be taking enrollment for the PGA Junior Leagues ages 7-13. There will be weekly practices, golf matches against local golf courses and more.

Are you ready to be a fan of Blackberry Oaks Golf Club, sign up and be eligible for the grand prize, which is a 2017 Golf Membership worth $1,750.00. Other will win Free Golf. Call (630)-553-7170 or go online and visit See buy one today.

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St. Andrews Old Course, a place you can play via can put you on the Scotland or Ireland trip of your dreams. Right now the strength of the US dollar makes it a great time to visit oversea’s.

if you wish to travel oversea’s to the great courses of Scotland and Ireland, it’s never to early to start the booking process.

Tee time demands especially for the Old Course are growing each and every year. The good news is that there are other great courses in the St. Andrews area. So whether Scotland or Ireland is your choice destination get with and plan your trip today. There is currently an ireland-vacation sweepstakes, check out for details on seven night at the Killarney Bed & Breakfast Plaza Hotel and Spa. You can call Golfbreaks at (855)-699-5853 or

KEMPERSPORTS based in Northbrook Illinois, announces that the Highland Park Country Club has renewed KemperSports contract to manage the club. KSM has been managing HPCC since 2004. The Highland Park Golf learning center has 50 grass and mat lighted hitting stations. The club also has banquet space for 350 guests.

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The range barn at Cog Hill in Lemont.

COG HILL is hoping kids and parents alike will watch the finals from Augusta National of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships. Kids ages 7-15 can compete in the 2016 qualifying events to try and make it to Augusta National in 2017.

Cog Hill will host it’s qualifier on June 15th, and event starts at 9 AM. The cost of the event is free, but limited to the first 200 kids that sign up. So get your kids registered quickly.

Hopefully your child can make it to Augusta National during Masters week. To register call Cog Hill at (866)-264-4455.

THE NBC GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY returns to Cog Hill starting March 19th. other dates included March 26th and 31st, April 2nd and 9th. Cost is $149 per session and it runs from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. There is one-on-one instruction for both men and women from top coaches around the country. Call Cog Hill the number above or visit the website. The session is held at the Cog Hill driving range/learning center.

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DSC05886 the halfway house DSDSC05877 Susan Phillips HHG DS   THE HALFWAY HOUSE is your place to enjoy indoor simulator golf. Book your tee time today to play one of over 90 courses from around the world. Daily specials include half-price beers on Thursday, for more information on lessons, leagues and more see or call (331)-642-8050 located at 555 S. York Rd in Elmhurst.     ______________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 Online Golf News Source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. At Erin Hills in Erin Wisconsin, home of the 2017 US Open.

The U.S. Open is coming back to the Midwest after a 14 year absence in 2017, and it will be contested at Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin Wisconsin.

Golfers this is one championship you don’t want to miss. Because the U.S. Open will not return to the Midwest for at least seven years after the last putt drops at Erin Hills.

Regarding tickets, USGA members can buy them for the 2017 U.S. Open on March 1st. The general public can buy tickets starting on June 13th.

For more information on the U.S. Open you can visit the USGA website at or the Erin Hills website at

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The USGA U.S. Open trophy

Erin Hills in Conjunction with the USGA will be hosting an U.S Open trophy tour.

Three places you can come get your picture taken with the trophy are the Chicago Golf Show Feb. 26-28., the Michigan Golf Show March 4-6 and at the Milwaukee Golf Show March 11-13.

There is a new addition in overnight accommodations at Erin Hills. The Waterville cottage is bigger than other cottages on the property. Including the Lahinch Cottage that opened in 2015.

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The Lahinch Cottage that opened in 2015.

To ensure that Erin Hills is in the best possible shape for the U.S. Open, the course will close on Oct. 4th in 2016, and not reopen for public play in 2017 until after the U.S. Open concludes in June.

Erin Hills is already taking lodging requests, and booking tee times for the 2016 golf season, which will begin on May 9th.

Erin Hills is offering golf packages from May 9-15, play one round for $265, spend the night and get a second round for free. From May 16 to July 25, play one round for $265, spend the night and the next days round is only $165.00.

During the holiday weekends of Memorial Day May 27-30 and 4th of July, July 2-5 play one round for $265, spend the night at Erin Hills and receive a complimentary roud of golf the next day.

For more information call (866)-772-4769 or visit


DSC06186 Charles Sims with Award DSDSC06016 Pam Miller Anitgua DS Charles Sims holds the most recent award presented to the Links & Tee’s Golf Facility in Addison. Links & Tee’s is one of the few year round golf facilities in the Chicago area, the dome is now open all winter long. So visit Links & Tee’s on Lake Street and for more information see or call (630)-233-7275. (R) Pam Miller VP Antigua Outerwear shows off some of the new 2016 line at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, for more information on Antigua Outerwear products visit         ______________________________________________________________________

Illinois golf winners

The Men’s Illinois Golf Team, Charlie Danielson Standing 1st to right of the Bull. Photo courtesy of U of I athletics

It’s early into 2016 and already it’s turning into a great year for the University of Illinois Men’s Golf Team.

But lets not forget the Illini ladies who are also off to a good start.

Senior Charlie Danielson represented Illinois in the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase. He is one of the 14 top college players that were selected to play in the event. Danielson was paired with Scott Langley.

“I’m really looking forward to playing in the event,” said Danielson. ” It’s going to be a great opportunity for me, and very special to be chosen considering how deep our team is.”

Danielson, Langley and two amateur players will team up in a foursome, the winning team professional/amateur team will earn the university’s golf program a $50,000 dollar donation. Each college player will play his own ball, with low medalist earning a sport in the Northern Trust Open.

When the round was complete, Danielson had shot a 3 Under par 68 to win the spot in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera.

“This was one of the cooler events I’ve played in since I have been in college,” said Danielson after playing in the showcase. ” It’s a testament to all of our hard work, to be one of the 14 teams and to be selected for the event and for me to be selected out of our great group of guys back home.”

Danielson will join Langley and former Illini alum Steve Stricker in the field.


The Illini Women won for the 8th straight time the Illinois challenge against Illinois State by a score of 8.5 to .5. It was the largest margin of victory in the event. Illinois won all three matches in the morning Four-ball play. Then won 5 of 6 singles matches in the afternoon.

Stephanie Miller won her afternoon match 4&3 to be the first to be complete. Shortly afterwards Bing Singhsumalee and Grace Park won their matches to clinch the event.

U of I will spend a few days back on campus before heading to Arizona for the Westbrook Spring Invitational, that will have a 15 team field and is hosted by the University of Wisconsin.


DSC03493 Ready to rock DSDSC06186 Charles Sims with Award DS  THE LINKS & TEE’s Golf Facility on Lake Street has won yet another GRAA Award, Congrats to Charles Sims and his staff for making Links & Tee’s one of the top all-around golf facilities in the country. Stop by Links & Tee’s all year round to enjoy golf and right now practice in the comfort of one of the area’s top golf domes. Please visit or call (630)-233-7275. Ladies nights, lessons at 880 West Lake St.    _____________________________________________________________________

DSC00314Me on Red 6 DSDSC00479 Long Putt DS  The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. On the Red Course at Streamsong. The long putt contest returns for the another year the Chicago Golf Show.

The 2016 Chicago Golf Show will tee off on Friday February 26th at Noon and runs til 7 PM that night, all for just a $5 dollar admission. Cost is $10 on the weekends with Kids under 12 free and junior golfers from the ages of 12-15 are only $4. The runs all weekend on the 27th and the 28th, with show hours 9:30 Am to 6PM on Saturday and 9:30 until 4 Pm on Sunday.

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The Illinois PGA will again be offering free lessons.

GolfVisions, Inc. will again offer free rounds of golf, at the 16 local courses they operate.

THE KING of Clubs trickshot artist Peter Longo will make his first ever appearance at the show, and will perform one show on all three days.

Three members of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Championship Team will be on hand, and will try to improve their golf game with help from IPGA Professionals.

TE Emery Moorehead, DB Mike Richardson, and LB Jim Morrissey will take lessons from Kevin Weeks, Brad Syslo and Kurt Kollmeyer.

“The Chicago Golf Show is excited that GolfVisions once again has decided to offer a free round of golf to each and every attendee at the 2016 Chicago Golf Show,” said Chicago Golf Show Operator Tom Corcoran. “Free golf has been our most successful promotion ever, and GolfVisions has been a tremendous partner from the very beginning. It’s obvious that Chicago golfers love free golf.”

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The Halfway House Indoor Simulator Golf located at 555 S. York Rd. in Elmhurst. Daily specials, lessons, leagues and more. See book your tee time today.

Tickets may be purchased online in advance at and anyone buying online receive a $1 discount.

You can purchase tickets at the door as well.

The Chicago Golf Show is the only golf show supported by the Illinois PGA Section. Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA) will hold it’s popular scavenger hunt again this year for junior golfers.

The expansive driving range allows attendees to hit the latest clubs on the market by golf manufacturers. The Long-Putt Challenge returns, and golfer that makes the 85 foot putt or putts the ball within a two-foot radius of the cup receives a free round of golf from GolfVisions.

The is expected to draw some 15,000 to 20,000 visitors and will have over 300 exhibitors. A large amount of resorts from around the Midwest and the winter time warm weather destinations will be on hand to help you plan a winter/spring golf getaway.

More information on the show can be found on Facebook, and Twitter. Chicago Golf Show Feb. 26-27 and 28. See you there.


DSC05824 MCQ's Dome range DSDSC05886 the halfway house DSDSC05809 McWethy's dining room 1 DS   MCQ’S DOME IN BOLINGBROOK Golf, OTB and Sports Bar all rolled into one. Work on your golf game, play the ponies, enjoy some great food and beverage. Open 8 AM daily, and McQ’s is an official Blackhawks Bar, see the Blackhawks in their original six match-up with the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at the UC. See for more information, located on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook. THE HALFWAY HOUSE, your home for indoor simulator golf is located at 555 S. York Road in Elmhurst. Play over 90 courses from around the world. Daily specials, leagues, lessons and more. Please visit to make your tee time. MCWETHY’S Tavern is open at the Mistwood Golf Club, the course might be closed but McWethy’s is open year round. The Great Hall banquet facility is filling quickly for the summer, weddings or other special events this summer. Pick your date now, while you still can.         ______________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 Online Golf News Source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. At the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Resort on Hilton Head Island SC.

The golf season is coming up quicker than you might think. Yes got a dusting yesterday, and there might be a little more tomorrow.

But the temperatures will be in the 50’s by Friday and their is a chance of 60 come this weekend. By this time next week, the remaining snow could be gone.

If the snow is gone, and temps start to move up in the mercury, it won’t take long before the courses start to open for outdoor play. It would sure be nice to see many of them open come next month.


This past weekend the Tinley Park Golf Show helped launch the 2016 golf season. based on the attendance I saw on the first day, it seems like the golfers are ready to play.

BIG 3 partner Tim Cronin and I both noticed and increase in the amount of patrons there on Friday. Reports from the weekend especially on Saturday were the same. Congratulations to show directors Gregg Tengerstrom and Joe Copeland on their fifth season of operating the show, and it might have been their best ever.

When I left the show on Friday, I noticed a large amount of golfers headed out the door with equipment. Drivers, Fairway woods, Hybrids, Wedges, and Putters, and a few golf bags. Those golfers looked anxious to play, I suspect some of them are headed out to the domes this week.

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Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville had a booth at the show, to promote the upgrades at the golf course and at McQ’s the indoor golf dome that is a part of the McWethy Golf operation.

It appears that Mistwood is really becoming a golf destination in the Chicago area. The investment made on both properties by owner Jim McWethy is starting to pay off. Do it right, and they will come. Lines are forming to hit golf balls at times in McQ’s dome, while on some occasions the same lines are forming for dinners at McWethy’s Tavern.

The word is getting around, and Chicago area golfers are now headed to both locations, and many more were at the booth in Tinley Park asking questions. The Mistwood and McQ’s staff had the answers for them. For McWethy who has spent millions to do it right and do it in a first class way, after 5 years of construction it is time for him to sit back and enjoy the results. But it would be nice if he and his team would get their hands on another golf property that needs an upgrade. But I’m not sure that will happen, in the meantime I’ll be spending some time at MCQ’s and Mistwood.

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At Demo Day in Orlando with Len Ziehm.

BIG 3 partner Len Ziehm is still in Florida and finding great travel destinations in the sunshine state.

This spring he will visit a few more as the Ziehm Machine makes it’s way back to the Chicagoland area for the summer golf season.

Right now Ziehm has posted stories on some interesting Florida courses, check out his recent stories at

THE NEXT GOLF SHOW is the Chicago Golf Show in Rosemont now less than two weeks a way, more on the show right here in the week ahead. Mark your calendar now for February 26-27-28, and stay clicked in right here for more details.

Congrats to Vaughn Taylor on his win at Pebble Beach, just edging out Phil Mickelson. Taylor is one of the nice guys on tour and it’s good to see him in the winners circle again. Mickelson appears ready to make a move to be on the Ryder Cup team again, let’s hope he is at Hazletine National GC come late September.

The Gog Blog returns all week with more stories from the PGA show, and golf news from around the area. RS.


TPGE-SponsoredBy-2016_c_300pxlinksandteeslogo THE TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO, wraps up today at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Harlem Ave near Rt. 80. Over 125 booths on display, admission is $10. Get your golf season launched today. LINKS & TEE’S Golf Facility located on Lake Street in Addison, is your award winning year round golf facility. Right now the golf dome is up for the winter season, hit your full clubs, or practice on the chipping and putting green, Links & Tee’s your full service golf facility, see or call (630)-233-7275. ______________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 Online golf news source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. On the 18th at Pinehurst No.8

The North Carolina city of Pinehurst is one of the great golf destinations in the world.

While the center piece of golf in Pinehurst are some of the gems at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, including the famed No.2 course created by Donald Ross that will part of three USGA events in the next eight years.

But golf does not stop at just the Pinehurst Resort, other top destinations in the Pinehurst area include Pine Needles, Mid-Pines, Tobacco Road and the Talamore Golf Resort. Talamore has now announced that it will follow in the footsteps of the above named clubs in switching it’s greens to Bermuda.

The green conversion project will commence in early May of 2016, and should be concluded by mid-July, which would in time for the U.S. Kids World Golf Championship which is held through out the town, and Talamore is part of the championship.

Talamore Golf Club has part of the outstanding list of golf courses in the area since it first opened in 1991. Designed by Rees Jones, who helped on Pinehurst No.2 in preparation for the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens, built Talamore and created a fun course with visually striking views that can play as long as 7,020 yards. The club also created the first Llama caddie program.

When Talamore first opened it was with a Penncross strain of bent grass on it’s greens. After 25 years the club started looking at options for new greens, and elected Bermuda after seeing the success enjoyed by other clubs in the area who alreayd had made the change to Bermuda.

“Along with the smooth consistency, Bermuda greens fare far better than bent grass during the hot summer months around the Sandhills,” said Matt Hauser, PGA Director of Golf Operations at Talamore Golf Resort. “After a thorough review of the different strains, we have selected Champion Bermuda.”

Through the end of the month, Talamore is offering a popular golf package called “Arnie, Rees and Donald”. The package includes three rounds of golf and two nights lodging. The three rounds include Talamore, Mid-South and Pine Needles golf courses.

For more information please or call (800)-552-6292.


TPGE-SponsoredBy-2016_c_300pxDSC05886 the halfway house DS  THE TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO is underway and running today and tomorrow at the Tinley Park Convention Center at RT. 80 and Harlem Avenue. Admission is $10 active military get in free with ID. Visit for more information. Located in Elmhurst, Halfway House Golf is your place for indoor simulator golf, play over 90 courses from around the world, take lessons, enter leagues, or golf with your favorite foursome. Check out the daily specials at or call (331)-642-8050 ______________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 Online Golf News Source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With Callaway Club designer Roger Cleveland (L) at Cog Hill.

There is a new tournament coming to Cog Hill in Lemont. Unfortunately it’s not the U.S. Open or another PGA Tour event, but instead it’s the first annual Cog Hill Amateur.

Mark your calendar now for May 21-22 in 2016. Yes just over 3 months away.

The entry fee is $175.00 per player, and it includes the following.

Two rounds of championship golf with cart. A Cog Hill Tee Gift, a warm up bucket prior to each round. The Top 25 in the Championship Flight and the Top 3 in the Consolation Flight will receive a payout. The payouts will be issued in Golf Shop Credit. Their are reduced rated for practice rounds.

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The barn at Cog Hill, on the back of the practice range.


The event is open to amateur golfers. There will be one round on Course 2 from the Black Tees, and One Round on Course 4 (Dubs) from the Blue Tees.

After 36 holes are completed, the top 72 will form a championship flight, while the rest of the field will make up the consolation flight. This new championship is open to the first 100 applicants who sigh up.

If you are interested in playing call the golf shop at (866)-264-4455 x318. Or register online at Sign up is already underway.


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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 online golf news source by Rory Spears, Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

The Chicago Indoor golf show season tee’s off today when the doors open at noon, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, in Tinley Park.

The convention center is located just north of Rt. 80 on Harlem Avenue.

Friday is always popular with it’s $5 admission rate, the line will start forming in the 11 Am hour.

The show runs all weekend as well, and admission is $10 both Saturday and Sunday.

The show now in it’s 5th year, is bigger than it ever has been. The part of the expo center where the show is, is maxed out of space.

There are now over 125 booths to check out, as partners Gregg Tengerstrom from Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, and partner Joe Copeland have put together an outstanding show to tee off the 2016 golf season.

Click here to hear our interview with Tinley Park Golf Expo show director Gregg Tengerstrom.

Check out for more information. Active military with ID can get free admission. Beggars Pizza is the shows presenting sponsor.

BIG 3 media partners Tim Cronin and yours truly will be at the show today, feel free to say hello. A wrap up of day 1 will be here on the site tomorrow, so stay clicked in.


TPGE-SponsoredBy-2016_c_300pxDSC03916 Show isle DS   THIS FRIDAY-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY the golf show season in Chicago tee’s off with the Tinley Park Golf Show at the Tinley Park Convention Center near Rt. 80 and Harlem Avenue. Admission is only $5 on Friday and the first tee/doors open at Noon. See over 125 booths that have taken up even more space than ever at the show, for more information please visit online See you there tomorrow.  _____________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 Online Golf News Source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, LInkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With McKenzie Lyng Illinois Women’s Open Pro-Am Champion at Mistwood Golf Club.

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Mckenzie Lyng 2015 Illinois Women’s Open Pro-Am Champion at the Just 4 Golf booth at the PGA Show

In the world of golf, items of more color and design are working their way into the game.

In clothes, clubs, golf bags and more. Golf bag accessories are also on that list, and a growing market in that area are head covers. They are no longer just for the Woods and Hybrids, but for putters as well.

Just 4 Golf is an Arizona based company that specializes in golf gifts for you, outings and special events.      A big part of their line includes knitted head covers, with colorful designs especially for the ladies, but some colors and designs might also interest the men.

The head cover line from Just 4 Golf has now grown into putter covers as well. Golf towels are now another item you can custom order.

Click here to hear 2015 IWO Pro-Am Champion and 3rd place pro finisher McKenzie Lyng’s interview on Just 4 Golf products.

For more information on Just 4 Golf products, for yourself, as outing gifts, or designed with corporate or charity logo’s visit You can call (844)-726-0465.


TPGE-SponsoredBy-2016_c_300pxDSC03916 Show isle DSDSC03910 Tinley Park Convention Center DS THE TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO tee’s off this Friday at the Tinley Park Convention Center near Rt.80 and Harlem Avenue. The show is this Friday-Saturday and Sunday, with Friday’s admission only $5. There are over 125 booths to visit, and the convention hall is more full than ever. For more information See you there. ______________________________________________________________________

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The Gog Blog Chicago’s No.1 Online Golf News Source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Golf. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. At the Glenview Golf Club.

The news is out as of the recently held PGA show in Orlando Florida, that two forces in the sportswear industry have joined forces on a great new project.

Carnoustie Sportswear and Nextbelt Collection have come together in creating a new line of coordinating belts to enhance their sportswear collections.

Nexbelt is a fast mover on the golf scene, while Carnoustie has been recognized as an industry leader for 20 years.

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Carnoustie President Marshall Mancillas shows off the Carnoustie Sportswear line at the recent PGA Merchandise show in Orlando.

The Carnoustie by Nexbelt collection has tumbled premium leather straps, and contrast stitching, the Icon Carnoustie buckle along with Nexbelt’s ratcheting system called PreciseFit that allows the wearer to adjust in 1/4 inch increments, providing extreme comfort and wear ability.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Carnoustie and offering an upscale collection of belts that do seamlessly integrate with their sportswear,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder of Nexbelt. “Carnoustie is recognized for making and designing some of the finest golf apparel on the market. It’s a great fit and helps escalate the reputation of our brand.”

Click here to hear the interview with Marshall Mancillas President of Carnoustie Sportswear about joining with Nexbelt and other Carnoustie products.

For more information on Nexbelt, see or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can learn more information on Carnoustie at and You can follow Carnoustie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DSC03493 Ready to rock DSDSC05886 the halfway house DS  LINKS & TEE’s the award winning year round golf facility on Lake Street in Addison, now has the golf dome open for the winter golf season, see for more details on rates and special events, and a big thank you to the all the golfers who turned out for last weekends open house hosted by Steve Kashul of the Golf Scene TV show. The Halfway House located at 555 S. York Road in Elmhurst next door to HB Jones, is your place for indoor simulator golf. Now you can play over 90 courses from around the world everyday, check and see the special of the day, like tomorrow on Thursday for half price beer day. Can’t beat that. See or call (331)-642-8050.