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THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. At Harbor Shores Golf Club, home of this weeks Sr. PGA Championship.
You have heard the call before and this week you will hear it again. Monty for 3, yes !. Well I’m not sure if Colin Montgomerie will win his third straight Senior PGA Championship, but he will be going for the the Three-Peat.
“Monty” broke through for major #1 at Harbor Shores in 2014, then he won it again in 2015 at the French Lick Resort on the Pete Dye Course. Now it’s time for the return trip to Harbor Shores.
There will be a full field at the Jack Nicklaus designed Harbor Shores Golf Club trying to keep Monty from taking home the big trophy again. But can they do it, I’ll be up at Harbor Shores a few times this week to see the action, so keep it clicked in right here for the updates. Tickets are available and not costly, buy them on site and Harbor Shores is only a two hour drive from Chicago, take a drive up and enjoy the championship.
The Clubhouse at Ivanhoe, home of the Rust Oleum Championship.
I had a chance to play Ivanhoe Golf Club this past Monday as part of the upcoming Rust Oleum Championship the week of June 6-12.
The Web.com players should enjoy the golf course. Ivanhoe has three nines, and the Forest Nine will be used in full, the other nine holes will be comprised of the Prairie Nine and the Marsh Nine. The 18 hole routing will be of the clubs original 18 holes, before the club was expanded to a full 27 holes.
The greens were rolling quick already and should be fatser in three weeks, and the superintendent and his crew have a thick deep rough groomed through out the golf course. It was nice to catch up with Michael Schachner who grew up at Ivanhoe as his family were members of the club, Schachner has been given an exemption into the championship and will be the home club favorite. Nobody will know that golf course better than him.
Jim McWethy talks about his Mistwood Golf Club during the grand Opening week earlier this year.
There are some clubs that just it get it right, and others not so much.
But I have to hand it to Jim McWethy owner of the Mistwood golf Club, and his staff for putting together a nice day this past week at the club.
The last 5-6 years have been taxing on McWethy and everyone associated with Mistwood. The three phase renovation of Mistwood that included a golf course, a practice range and a performance center, and then finally a new clubhouse. The Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open has never been in better hands and the players should enjoy it.
The Par 5, 3rd hole at Mistwood Golf Club is a Half-Island Green.
The Mistwood ownership and staff including Dan Phillips, organzied a media but non-media day for members of the press to come out and see Mistwood in advance of the IWO.
These No-Work and All-Play days are something that don’t happen often enough.
What our group got to see was for the most part the finished product of Mistwood and I can say this, it got finished up pretty well. Mistwood is now one the best golf facilties, not only in the Chicago area but anywhere in the State of Illinois. Any state would be happy to have a Mistwood Golf Club on it’s public course golf list.
If you havenever not been out to play Mistwood, or haven’t been to Mistwood in the last few seasons, you owe it to yourself to try Mistwood. Mistwoodgc.com (815)-254-3333.
THE WEATHER finally looks more and more like golf season, so get out and play. I’m awaiting some new clubs to arrive and anxious to get out and play them when they get here.
THE HIGHLIGHT of crawling along the Eisenhower in route to and from White Sox games has been getting to look at the renovation project going on at Oak Meadows in Addison. Oak Meadows part of the Dupage County Forest Preserve District is really putting together a first class golf course, under the direction of Greg Martin. The next time your stuck in traffic on 290, check out Oak Meadows, it’s starting to come together. Next May can’t get here fast enough.
With that it’s off to the Senior PGA at Harbor Shores, tournament golf is back, and the Gog Blog returns tomorrow. Stay clicked in.