THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP Tee’s off this week at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel Indiana, an easy drive from the Chicago area. Support the Evans Scholars during a road game year and get your tickets at BMWChampionshipUSA.com. (R) The Carnoustie sports wear line with stylish and comfortable shirts both long and short sleeve are out, visit carnoustiesportswearonline.com for details. Look good this fall. _____________________________________________________________________
Golfers on Golf Radio, seated L-R Rory Spears and Bill Berger. Standing L-R Mike Munro and Ed Stevenson. at WSBC AM 1240.
Time is flying by, Chicago’s favorite foursome is headed for the 18th hole this week, and the grill room and 19th hole next Sunday.
So this morning at 9 AM join mike Munro, Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger and Rory Spears for week #21 of the golf radio season.
This weeks guests are expected to include, Illinois Golf Coach Mike Small who won his 12th IPGA Section Championship this past week at the Olympia Fields Country Club, and is gearing up for college golf season with University of Illinois Golf Team.
Mike Small with the trophy at Olympia Fields.
We return to Pinehurst for a quick chat with Alex Podlogar who brings us up to speed on the new “Deuces” restaurant that sits behind the famed 18th green of Pinehurst. After many months, this new 19th hole is what you call “state of the art”. Golfers will enjoy what Pinehurst has to offer. See Pinehurst.com and catch our update with Alex from Pinehurst, where it’s always a beautiful day.
Finally we head north to to the home of the 2017 US Open and Erin Hills. John Morrisett joins the show and will bring us up to speed on how you can play an U.S. Open venue and it’s not that far away. But time is quickly running out for this year, and filling up quickly for next year after the U.S. Open leaves Wisconsin. Erinhills.com.
The Ryder Cup trophy tour is underway, and after several visits to great places in the last week, that included stops at Whistling straits home of the 2020 Ryder Cup, it is returning to the Chicago area.
The Ryder Cup last seen here in 2012 at Medinah is coming this week to Cog Hill on the 7th, contact Cog Hill for times.
Then if you have tickets for the Cubs and the Brewers at Wrigley Field on Friday September 16th, it’s your lucky day. The Ryder Cup will appear at Wrigley Field for one day only, before it heads off to South Bend for the Notre Dame-Michigan State game on the 17th.
The Glen Club home of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.
The Glen Club will again be the host of the Speedgolf World Championships this October 17 and 18.
For more information please visit speedgolfinternational.com. The Speedgolf International, that serves as the governing body for Speedgolf has announced a new affiliates program.
Speedgolf International is partnering with other Speedgolf organizations around the world to form a global network of organizations. “We are really excited about our Affiliates program,” said Jim Kosciolek, the President of Speedgolf International. ” We are looking forward to working with some of the other organizations and creating a cohesive unified footprint and we are excited about the feedback we are getting. For more information visit speedgolfinternational.com.
The 18th at Oak Meadows. Good news it already looks better than this 2 month old photo.
No Oak Meadows is not open until next year. But it is making progress and the grassing has started. The Gog Blog will have new updated pictures of that shortly.
In the meantime the famed Rambo Scramble is set for Oct. 15th at Maple Meadows just across the street from Oak Meadows.
The Patriot Golf Weekend is now underway at Maple Meadows, and you can still donate to Folds of Honor with your round of golf today or tomorrow at Maple or Green Meadows. See DuPagegolf.com for details.
GOLFBREAKS.COM and the Ryder Cup, just in time for the 41st Ryder Cup being played Sept. 30 through Oct. 2nd in Minnesota at the Hazeltine National Golf Club, is the newest Golfbreaks promotion. Are you headed over seas on that golf trip of a lifetime, or with special clients or family members. Why not knock some $$$ off the bill of your trip.
If your trip is booked by Sept. 30th and if you guess the correct score of the Ryder Cup you win another $500 dollar discount off the price. To qualify enter all the details you find at usagolfbreaks.com/win-500-off-your-golf-vacation/. Enter today and then plan your trip with the golfbreaks.com team or call them at (844)-676-GOLF.
Golf pro and inventor Chad Johansen at Blackberry Oaks.
Chad Johansen the man behind the Blackberry Oaks Golf Club, has just released the Guide for Golf, and right now there is a 7-Day Free Trial Membership available. How about over 250 lessons on video when you need them.
If your up practicing at 2 AM and you pro is a sleep, check out these lessons that will have you ready for that 8 Am shotgun. See Guideforgolf.com.
In addition golf at Blackberry Oaks today and tomorrow is only $39.00 for 18 holes and a cart. See blacberryoaks.com or call (630)-553-7170.
THE BGLCC is having it’s 29th annual golf outing on Friday September 16th, at the Arboreteum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove. registration is at 7:30 AM and the shotgun fires at 8 AM. The Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce are using the outing to raise funds for the Special Olympics group of Area 18. Contact the golf club or Kristen Wisniewski at (224)-377-8378 for details.
TELL THE STORM TO GO AWAY, and then head off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, not far from Kitty Hawk where the Wright Brothers got the first planes to fly, you can get your golf ball in the air at clubs like Kilmaric Golf Club, The Pointe Golf Club and The Carolina Club. and Nags Head Golf Links.
Right now OBXGOLF Packages include, the Tee & Seas Fall Package, just $299 per person and it includes 3 rounds of golf and a 2-Night stay. The Sand Castle Fall Package, for $329 a night per person, also 3 rounds of golf and a two night stay. The Outerbanks area of North Carolina where the phrase is, if we don’t have it, you don’t need it. For more visit PlayOBXGolf.com or call (800)-916-6244.
Rory Spears wearing Carnoustiesportsouterwear, from the Fall Collection now available.
Carnoustie Golf or Sports Outerwear is the just look and feel you need for the fall season.
In the Chicago area you can find Carnoustie sold at these fine golf clubs.
Ivanhoe Golf Club, Bull Valley Country Club, Green Acres Country Club, Lake Shore Country Club, Flossmoor Country Club, Itaska Country Club, Willow Crest Golf Club, Strawberry Creek Golf Club, Rich Harvest Farms. Online you can visit Carnoustieouterwearonline.com. Brighter colors and more comfort, it’s Carnoustie.
The Irish Course in Haven/Kohler Wisconsin. greens 9 and 18.
Are you ready to golf next year, if so get a start on 2017 right now and reserve your tee times at the four championship Pete Dye Courses in Kohler Wisconsin, and the courses that make up the 5-Star Destination better known as the American Club.
Whistling Straits will host the 2020 Ryder Cup after just coming off a very successful PGA Championship.
Why not visit Wisconsin Golf, visit Kohler and find out more and reserve your stay and tee times at destinationkohler.com.
DIGITAL GOLF moves into high tech to offer BIG Daily prizes at KemperSports courses that are participating in the program.
Video from the course can be show in the clubhouse, providing what KS calls a more interactive and engaging entertainment experience for golfers at Kemper courses.
Golfers who make a hole-in-one can make both cash and have a video of their special shot as it rolls into the cup.
The Par 3, 4th hole at Five Farms, or Baltimore Country Club.
The B1G Ten has announced that the Men’s 2017 and 2018 Big Ten Championship will be played at the Baltimore Country Club, on the recently renovated Five Farms golf course.
The course which has hosted multiple USGA championships, was an original A.W. Tillinghast, and most recently renovated by architect Keith Foster who is known for his work in the Chicago area on courses like the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, the Highlands of Elgin in Elgin and Shepherd’s Crook Golf Club in Zion. the dates for the 2017 Championship are April 28-30 with the 2018 dates TBD. For more information on Baltimore Country Club and it’s rich golf history see bcc1898.com.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS lead by Coach Mike Small has announced it’s full schedule for the 2016-2017 golf season. In a reloading year, Coach Small will have two freshman on his team will take them starting next weekend to the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and then to the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Classic the following week.
Illinois will play a series of invitationals in the spring, the B1G Ten Championship at Five Farms near Baltimore, then NCAA regional’s and hopefully the national Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. More details at Fightingillini.com.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND is great this time of year. Need more how about a 2,000 acre resort with golf holes on the ocean. You can have that and three courses on property when you visit the Palmetto Dunes Resort.
The three courses the Jones (RTJ) Course, the Hills (Art) Course and the Fazio (George) Course all named after the architects that designed them all offer the challenge to golfers that play them of moving around lakes, lagoons and marsh’s. The Par 5 10th hole on the Jones Course with views of the Atlantic Ocean has been rated one of the best holes in golf for years by various publications. The other courses have in past years been on various top 100 lists.
The Par 5, 10th hole on the RT Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort.
The palmetto Dunes Resort offers plenty to do when your not on the course, or for other members of your traveling party who might not play golf.
But for junior golfers, senior golfers beginners or ladies who might not be big hitters, there are plenty of golf options for them as well.
Accomendations are about as good as you will find anywhere, many villas have golf course views, or condo’s with views of the ocean or the closest swimming pool. Coming up this September 22-25 is Scotty Cameron Putter Golf Weekend, the package includes 3 nights, 3 rounds of golf and a new Scotty Cameron Putter for only $699 a player. This special is limited so to call on the Scotty package call (877)-567-6513 or PalmettoDunes.com/Scotty.
For information on other packages or visits call the number above or visit online PalmettoDunes.com.
The Gog Blog Speaks Out returns tomorrow. RS