MEN’S AND WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, TICKETS ON SALE NOW visit MCQ’s Dome, Indoor Golf, Horse Racing OTB, and Official Bar for your Chicago Blackhawks, 6PM tonight vs original 6 match up Toronto.    _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy and to the new Schaumburg Golf Club Simulators, book a tee time today. (847)-885-9000

They are here. As of yesterday the new Scotty Cameron Futura Putters are in the stores and pro shops.

The new line of Futura’s consists of seven models, that allow golfers of all skill levels a forgiving putter setup.

Titleist and Scott Cameron are saying this about the new additions to the line.

The line of rounded mid-mallets to high-tech, high-MOI larger mallets, the 2017 Futura family melds the best design characteristics of the previous generations of GOLO and Futura X lines with Scotty Cameron’s continued innovation in multi-material putter constructions.

Scotty Cameron Futura 6M putter

The new line of Futura putters is as such. Futura 5CB, 5MB, 5W, 5S, 6M, 6M Dual balance, and Futura 7M.

The Multi-Material technology now features wrap around, face sole constructions milled from lightweight 6061 aircraft grade aluminium, which is intergrated with precision milled 303 stainless steel.

The weight is moved back to the perimeter, which allows for larger putter heads with an enhanced MOI performance (resistance to twisting during the backstroke). The new heel-to-toe sole weighting technology to increase stability and forgiveness.

The new Scotty Cameron Futura F7

Scotty has added a built in vibration dampening system that connects the mid-milled face-sole component to the stainless steel frame of each model, producing a responsive feel and feedback, that Scotty calls “soft, but solid.”

Scotty has added some topline sigh lines for a dual-purpose alignment on the 5W, 5S, 6M, 7M models.

“This new Futura line blends my ideas about high-performance putter designs with my longstanding ideals that high-tech should always be high quality. What we’ve pioneered with our multi-material technology allows me to design properly-weighted larger putter heads for more stable setups to give mallet players more confidence over putts.”

Scotty then added this thought about the new line.

“Fans of my brand may remember the original Futura putter released over a dozen years ago, which was viewed as an experimental design that went on to be trusted to several titles. It’s the focus on making putters for the best players in the game that drives meto continue to innovate, experiment and push the boundaries of what we offer to all dedicated golfers. Similar to the world of motorsport, what we prove on Sundays on the worldwide professional golf tours goes into every putter we bring to the market. The futura name validates the decades of design performance my team and I bring to the high-tech putter market and celebrates that early innovation standing the test of time.”

The Futura line is identified by shape and size and using a 5-6-7 numbering system, with larger numbers meaning larger model sizes.

Titleist staff player Adam Scott has worked with Scotty on a custom design, that design inspiration is found in the Futura 6M. Left handed models are found in Futura 5CB and Futura 6M models. Futura putters MAP $379.00 and MSRP $410.00. The New Futura 6M Dual Balance Putter is MAP $399.00 and MSRP is $425.00.

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THE NCAA Men’s and Women’s National Championships May 19-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove get tickets at

                                                                                                                      UNTIL THE SNOW IS GONE take your game inside to the Schaumburg Golf Club at 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, new state of the art simulators give you the perfect place to have your game ready for outdoor golf season. While you are there enjoy great food and beverages from Chandlers Chop House located right upstairs, Book a tee time at (847)-885-9000 to play a Top 100 course or MCQ’S Golf Merchandise Sale is on today and the Official Blackhawks Bar will be rocking tonight for an original six-matchup at 6 PM vs Toronto. Kentucky Derby tune up races continue in MCQ’s OTB, MCQ’s Dome Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, call (630)-739-1592. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to Pinehurst and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

Good Morning it’s a beautiful day in Pinehurst.

Well it usually is a beautiful day in Pinehurst and now there is another great chance for you to be a part of it.

In recent months Pinehurst National the home of Pinehurst #9, became the newest member of the Pinehurst Country Club and Resort. Pinehurst #9 is the only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.

The Par 3, second hole on Pinehurst #9

In those recent months people are learning that Pinehurst #9 is more than just a great place to play golf, it’s a great place to live, either full or part time.

Ballybunion Park is situated between holes 14 and 18 on Pinehurst #9. If your loking to downsize, Ballybunion and it’s cottage life style could be right for you. There is no exterior landscape maintenance.

What you will find at No.9 these options.

Lot’s priced from the $80’s. 3 Models under Construction in Spring of 2017. 8 Floorplans to choose from, CASITA Guest House Option.

BEST PART YET…a lot price includes a full golf membership to Pinehurst Country Club-including courses 1-9, with no transfer fee and year dues waived.

For those wanting to learn more about Ballybunion Park and Pinehurst No.9 you can sign up for the “Great Pinehurst Discovery Golf Getaway.” This special, four-day and three night getaway for two is available for a limited time only. You get a choice of accomendations, and a round of golf at Pinehurst National #9 and a second round at another Pinehurst course of your choice. Pinehurst is available for an upgrade-all for just $450.00.

The offer is based on Availability, and subject to certain blackout periods. One does not have to participate in a presentation, but if your choose to become an owner you do get reimbursed the $450.00 fee. The offer is not valid for groups.

You can arrange your visit by contacting Mike Phillips at (910)-295-0012 or via email at or visit


 THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB 401 N. Roselle Road, is a year round golf facility with new addition of top of line indoor simulators. While working on your game, playing a round as a single or with friends on a Top 100 golf, you can enjoy the best in food and beverage from Chandlers Chop House right upstairs. So while the snow melts, go call (847)-885-9000 and make your tee time, or see #GOLFSCG.         ______________________________________________________________________


One of Chicago’s premier golf outings returns for another season on May 30th at Medinah Country Club.

The Illinois Patriot Day that helps our military veterans and their families, is back again with another chance for you to enjoy all the comforts and spoils of Medinah Country Club, while helping out Illinois based veterans and their families.

Sponsors include WGN Radio 720, 5/3rd Bank, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and Law Vision

This outstanding day, starts with registration at 8 AM, Brunch and Presentation at 11 AM, a shotgun start on Course 1 at Noon, and the Awards dinner at 5 PM.

Illinois Patriot Day at Medinah has a history of selling out quickly, so don’t be left our for golf or dinner or both.

WGN’s Steve Cochran is your MC, and you can sing the national anthem right alongside of Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison. You will get a chance to golf with friends and military veterans.

So before Illinois Patriot Day at Medinah on May 30th sells out, pick up the phone and make your reservation today. Visit If you can attended but wish to be a sponsor contact

Medinah patriot day is a fun day, with cocktails and camaraderie. A BBQ cockout and more. Don’t miss one of Chicago’s top golf charity outings. Tuesday May 30th.


  GOLF AND ST. PATRICKS DAY at MCQ’s Dome Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, the snow remains so take it indoors at McQ’s Dome. Brings the clubs and green gear as St. Paddy’s day arrives, watch the NCAA basketball tournament, have some green beer, while the GOLF SALE is on in the dome TODAY and Tomorrow. Blackhawks hockey tomorrow night with original six match up Toronto. Try the new drink and hot dog bar behind the tee line. See or call (630)-739-1592. #Visitmcqsdome #golf   _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy and to MCQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook

There will be a lot of great tournament golf this year in the Chicago area, and the Midwest.

The Illinois PGA Section conducts 4 major golf championships. Three of them for it’s Illinois PGA members, and the fourth is the Illinois Open which is for professionals and amateurs who can qualify.

The first major of the year is the Illinois PGA match play championship, which is held at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.

The par 5, 15th hole at Kemper Lakes, home of the Illinois PGA Section Match Play Championship

This years dates are from May 8-11, the course is as challenging as ever, as it tunes up for the KPMG/LPGA PGA Championship in June of 2018.

In recent years Kemper Lakes has undergone a bunker renovation program, a tee improvement and new tee location program, and some other course and practice game area improvements.

Kemper Lake makes an excellent home for the first IPGA major of the year. Kyle Bauer of the Glenview Club is the defending champion of the match play championship.

Carlos Sainz Jr. is the defending champion in the Illinois Open.

The Illinois Open is moving back on the calendar and August 7-9 are the new dates. The new course is an old course in the open rotation, and that is the Glen Club in Glenview.

Two years ago the Illinois PGA expanded the open field and now requires two courses.

The second course has not yet been announced, but is expected to be shortly. Carlos Sainz Jr. is the defending champion.

Two weeks after the Illinois Open is the Illinois PGA Section Championship, that will be played at Medinah Country Club from August 21-23. Mike Small the golf coach at the University of Illinois is the defending champion.

Mike Small after winning the 2016 Illinois PGA Section Championship at Olympia Fields.

The final major championship of the year will be the IPGA Players Championship, that will be contested October 2-3 at the Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena.

Casey Pyne of Crestwicke Country Club is the defending champion.

The Illinois PGA does operate other section golf events that are contested all season long. For a full schedule of all the tournaments and how to come out and support your golf professional or amateur golfer playing in the Illinois Open, please visit for all details. The Illinois Office is located at the Glen Club in Glenview Illinois. The section is starting it’s second centruy, after celebrating it’s 110th season last year.


 COMING MAY 19-24 The Women’s National Championships, followed by the Men’s National Championships May 26-31 both championships played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, and hosted by Northern Illinois University. Go to and get your tickets today. Tickets are well priced and you get close to the action, parking of course is free. Come see the professionals of tomorrow before they play on major tours. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to Sand Valley, and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

It’s come a long way since I made my second visit to Sand Valley in the picture to the left.

In fact the previous November, Gary Damato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentennial and I were the first golf writers to visit Sand Valley.

There were no tree’s cleared on that first visit, and it took a good sized four wheel drive pick up truck to drive the property. No car could have made it around back then.

It wasn’t much better on the second visit, but there was a place to park the cars a little closer. Some 600 acres had been cleared at that point, and Bill Coore was making regular visits to stake out the first 18 holes.

 The Par 3, 5th hole (L) and the Par 4, 9th hole (R), at Sand Valley designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

While there was some preview play last summer, the official Grand Opening for Sand Valley will be on May 2nd. There is a contest being held so that some lucky golfer will get the chance to tee it up on opening day, with the special guests that are invited.

The information to enter the contest is found at so take a shot at having to hit shots at Sand Valley in Wisconsin on opening day.

While you are there, you can look at the work being done on the second course by David Kidd. Whether you play or not on May 2nd, put Sand Valley on your bucket list for the summer of 2017, you will be glad you did.

    SNOW OR NO SNOW IT’S GOLF SEASON at the Schaumburg Golf Club located at 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, the new simulators are open for play. Call and get a tee time at (847)-885-9000. If your dome ready, head out to McQ’s Dome on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, golf, horse racing and great food. Call (630)-739-1592 or


 CHANDLERS CHOP HOUSE at Schaumburg Golf Club is ready to serve you the food and beverage of choice. You can enjoy Chandlers while getting your game in shape down on the lower level in the new simulators. Schaumburg Golf Club is located at 401 N. Roselle Road near Woodfield Mall, see or call (847)-885-9000. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, EDITOR AND DIRECTOR OF CONTENT, Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy and to the Schaumburg Golf Club.

Where did our early spring go, and now we are back in the snow. For parts of the last few weeks, courses have been open for outdoor play, now something we can not say.

It’s likely that the snow won’t last all that long, hopefully it will soon be gone.

In the meantime, work on your game inside, the domes are open and are a great place to practice. If your not up for a dome and would like to post a score, check out the facilities with simulators. Schaumburg Golf Club is one of those places with new state of the art simulators. You can just swing away, or play a Top 100 course with friends, take a lesson from GM/Pro Jon Parsons or the SGC Teaching staff. Schaumburg has Chandlers Chop House on the main floor ready to serve you, so go eat, golf, or watch the NCAA tournament and more. Schaumburg Golf Club renovation work starts on June 5th, see for details.

TROPHY on the Farm, the NCAA Championship’s come to Rich Harvest Farms from May 19 to 31, get your tickets today at NCAA.Com/tickets.

The NCAA National Championship’s come to Rich Harvest Farms from May 19-31, tickets and corporate hospitality are on sale now.

Why not come and spend at least one day enjoying the grounds at Rich Harvest Farms. Where you can enjoy all the golf action right up close. Why spend 5-times the amount on ticket fee’s, parking fees, and to watch the action from the balconies, where the players look like ants.

At the NCAA Championships, you can watch all the action standing up close to the players. This is your chance to see the top professionals of tomorrow, up close and personal today.

The local teams of Illinois and Northwestern are working hard to make the field, lets hope they do. My look at the paths of both Illinois golf teams as they try to ride the bus or take the road to Rich Harvest Farms.

BIG 3 partner Len Ziehm is keeping busy at with several posts about what is happening in Florida. Check out his storys on the Florida PGA Tour, that stops this week at Arnold Palmers Bay Hill Classic. The new statue of the King was unveiled on Saturday during the volunteer breakfast.

I AM disapointed about the amount of major players that are skipping Bay Hill, in fact many of them are skipping the Florida swing. Which might be understandable considering the schedule, but many of them went to Mexico, and you have wonder why they didn’t skip that tournament, which would have been the easy one to skip, WGC event of not. The King, the late Arnold Palmer deserves a great turn out this week at the tournament he created, after doing all he did for golf and the players of the day, the games best should be there to honor Palmer.

WHAT A GREAT TOURNAMENT at the Innisbrook Golf Resort this past week, where Winfields Kevin Streelman moved into the top 10, but ended up in 18th place. Past champion and NU Wildcat Luke Donlad missed the cut. Illini alum Steve Stricker missed the cut as well. Stricker heads to the Champions Tour this week in Tucson, flanked by Illinois golf coach Mike Small. Special thanks to Innisbrook sales guy and former Kemper Sports VP Doug Schmidt for keeping us plugged into the week that was. To make your trip to one of America’s great golf resorts visit

FROM MY ILLINI trip of the past week. I was gathering information for an upcoming story for Chicagoland Golf and the NCAA Championships, but other news I did learn includes:

Small off to play on the Champions Tour this week. Mike Small will also miss the PNC this year, and a chance to play in the PGA Championship, due to his commitment to play in Steve Strickers American Family Insurance event in Wisconsin.

Dylan Meyer will defend his Western Amateur title at the Skokie Country Club in late July and early August. Stephanie Miller will defend her Illinois Women’s Open title at Mistwood in late July. (While the snow is landing outside-head to McQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook, part of Mistwood Golf, for golf, betting horses, and enjoying BBQ and great food all during the NCAA basketball championships, and during the Blackhawks run to  and through another Stanley Cup Championship).

Nick Hardy along with Meyer will try to qualify to play in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Hardy has written John Deere Classic Tournament Director Clair Peterson a letter, hoping to be awarded a sponsors exemption for this years JDC tournament that will again be played in July.

The Gog Blog returns all week long, stay clicked in. RS


 MCQ’S DOME on RT. 53 in Bolingbrook is your home for todays Blackhawks game with Minnesota at 11:30 Am. But why not start the day with some golf, or wrapping it up by playing the horses in the OTB. Grab a lesson with the Mistwood Golf Professionals or get fitted for some new golf clubs, see or call (630)-739-1592 #Mcqs _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to MCQ’s Dome and the US Open at Erin Hills, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

The USGA has announced that there will be 10 U.S. Open Sectional Qualfiers played on June 5th. There will be 2 International Qualfiers played on May 22 in Japan and May 29 in England.

Sectional qualfiers are conducted over 36 holes, to be played over one day. Illinois was shut out again by the USGA, and was not selected to host a sectional qualifier.

“We appreciate the support and commitment provided by the state and regional associations and international community during a two-tiered qualifying process that dates to 1959,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship committee chariman. “The U.S. Open has broad appeal, as evidenced by the more than 9,800 entires wehave received in each of the last four years and the fact that any amateur golfer can enter, provided they meet the Handicap Index requirement. The opportunity to take sectional qualifying to all parts of the United States and international sites helps to ensure that we have the strongest field possible.”

   THE US OPEN TROPHY STANDS ON THE 15TH TEE BOX AT ERIN HILLS, the logo of the USGA, visit the USGA at their home in Far Hills NJ. or online at

The U.S. Open logo for Erin Hills.


The site selected for the qualifiers are.

The Ono Golf Club, Ono City, Japan.                             Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey England.

In the USA.

Big Canyon CC and Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach California.

Jupiter Hills (Hill Course) Tequesta, FL.

Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground Ga., Woodmont CC (North Course), Rockville Md. Canoe Brook CC, (North and South Courses) Summit NJ.                                                 Brookside Golf and CC, Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus Ohio.                               Springfield CC, Springfield Ohio.                                                                                         Germantown Country Club & Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis Tenn.                             Lakewood Country Club, Dallas TX.                                                                                   Tacoma Country and Golf Club, Lakewood Washington.

Online registration begins on Wednesday March 8th and runs through Wednesday April 26th at 5 PM. EDT. at

The record amount of entires for a US Open Championship is 10,127 for the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst.


    IT’S TIME TO HIT THE GOLF BALL, in the new simulators at the Schaumburg Golf Club 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, book your tee time to play a Top 100 Course today by calling (847)-885-9000, MCQ’s Dome located on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, is a golf dome, OTB and restaurant. or call (630)-739-1592. Follow the Blackhawks at McQ’s, a Blackhawks bar all the way to the stanley cup ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in May, or on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy

Golfers on Golf has received confirmation from Cog Hill Owner Frank Jemsek, that Cog Hill #4, or “Dubsdread” will undergo a bunker renovation this spring. A letter from Jemsek states the following.

We are currently working on a winter Dubsdread greenside bunker project. We have removed all the liners and sand from each of our greenside bunkers. Out of those, 10 of them will be transitioned into grass bunkers. We are currently waiting for ProAngle sand (used at both Augusta National & Muirfield) to be produced and available with slightly warmer temperatures. As it stands now, the project will be completed in early May. We intend to complete similar work on fairway bunkers through out the remainder of the golf season, but the work will focus on one bunker per hole at a time create the least amount of customer disruption.

The Par 3, 6th hole on Cog Hill #4, Dubsdread.

There is no information on whether course #4, will open later this spring because of the renovation project .

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club has also released the following news.

Dubsdread still ranks as the #1 public course in Illinois per several local and national publications, or on Top 100 lists of public courses across the country.

The Cog Hill range has received an award for being in the Top 50 ranges in the country by Golf Range Association magazine (GRAA).  Cog Hill has expanded it’s club fitting and repair team with Randy Heinrich and Jim Hartnett.

Cog Hill continues to expand it’s junior programs, and golf development programs in several areas. visit for details.

Jemsek closed his letter by saying, the Cog Hill management team is still working hard to bring a high profile golf event back to Cog Hill. To book your tee time or golf event at Cog Hill in 2017, please call (866)-COG-HILL. or (630)-257-5872.

THE NCAA NATIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS COME TO RICH HARVEST FARMS in Sugar Grove. See to buy your tickets today. May 19-31 is coming up fast, see two final fours and the top golf professionals of tomorrow.


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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to the US Open at Erin Hills, and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy


(Writing from Gino’s East Pizzeria, Rosemont, IL. YUM !)

WHO KNEW, I didn’t know the US Open trophy loved Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza. On Monday the US Open trophy stopped into Gino’s East for lunch, over in Rosemont.

After all it was a busy day for the trophy that had flown in from Far Hills, New Jersey to O’Hare and had already stopped in Chicago for a quick TV appearance. Before heading back downtown to huddle with some writers and another TV show or two, the U.S. Open trophy (and that’s it’s real name) stopped off for pizza. Chicago Style.

THE US OPEN TROPHY stands out looking over Erin Hills, where in June the worlds top golfers will compete for the honor of holding it up high, and maybe share a beverage with it.

But before the trophy heads off to Wisconsin on Tuesday, it had to stop in Chicago before it went to the city of Milwaukee and the town of Erin.

See it seems, that the U.S. Open trophy decided that it had been way to long, since it spent a week at Olympia Fields in 2003, and it just missed the windy city.

But it wanted to send a message to the Chicago area golfers that this June, the U.S. Open makes a rare Midwest appearance. Just northwest of Milwaukee Wisconsin, but yet an easy drive nonetheless. Which is why you need to go, and better yet, you still can.

By the end of June the US Open trophy will go here, to a far far away land called Long Island and a club called Shinnecock Hills, where the trophy has a history.

This U.S. Open is not one of those events that sells out in five minutes, so you the golf fan does not need to go see your ticket broker just to get in.

It will not cost you more than a full set of new clubs to enjoy Erin Hills. It might even be less to get into Erin Hills, than you will spend on a dozen premium golf balls in some pro shops.

There is not a great amount of tickets left, but there are a few tickets for every day of championship week, still waiting for you to putt them into your pocket.

In between enjoying the pizza and all the great food at Gino’s East, I did catch up with Erin Hills Championship Manager Eric Steimer and USGA Senior Curator/ and USGA Museum Historian Michael Trostel. Steimer speaks on Erin Hills and Trostel on US Open past history and what types of golf history could be made at Erin Hills this year.

Click here to hear the interview with Eric Steimer and Michael Trostel.

It’s less than 100 days to the 2017 US Open, get your tickets today, a great Mothers Day or Fathers Day gift. See or visit for more information.


 THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB, and it’s new simulators make SGC the place to be when it comes to getting your game ready to go outdoors. Make a tee time today to play some of the Top 100 Courses in the world. or (847)-885-9000. THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS coming to Rich Harvest Farms, May 19-31, First the Women, then the Men, two final fours, free parking, well priced tickets, get up close to the action, great food and beverage. cheer on your state, or your alma mater, see the pro’s of tomorrow-today. McQs Dome Rt. 53 Bolingbrook, is a one stop golf, horse racing, food now in the dome at the dog and drink bar. _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG a part of Golfers on Golf, and by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to the US Open at Erin Hills, and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy

You know golf season has arrived in the Chicago area, when the USGA and the US Open trophy arrive in town as well.

It’s first stop is at WGN TV and then it’s off to meet yours truly. When and where is yet to be decided, but if your golf course is open and your near O’Hare let us know. I had a quick visit with it last summer at Erin Hills, but looking forward to seeing it again.

The USGA is making some propsoed rule changes to golf, and that is part of the visit to town.

U.S. Open Champion Dustin Johnson played in his first tournament since becoming #1 in the world, and he wins the WGC Championship in Mexico. it’s amazing how Johnson is coming into his own as a player after various ups and downs. Now he might be on his way to his best year ever, and he could win at Erin Hills, a place that might just be suited for him and his game.

THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP at Rich Harvest Farms, the first big championships to be played in the Chicago area this year, are the NCAA Championships from May 19 to 31. Word is that tickets are going fast, and that almost 20,000 for the two weeks have been sold already.

IF YOU MISSED IT, over the weekend our two part story about the courses at Sea Pines Resort at Hilton Head Island. Both Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III and Harbour Town by Pete Dye, with an assist from Jack Nicklaus have recovered from Hurricane Matthew. Harbour Town is in outstanding condition, and back a month ago when I played it, it looked the RBC Heritage Tournament could have been played that week.

Special thanks to Director of Golf John Farrell and Sea Pines member Augie Tonne for helping out with the all the arrangements, and tours. Visit

Valspar Championship on Copperhead at Inninbrook Resort in Florida.

This week the PGA Tour as it moves through Florida, it heads to Palm Harbour and the Innisbrook Resort.

The Coppherhead Course is now in outstanding condition after a renovation that went on for parts of two years.

Last year the grass might have been a little thin in someplaces, but now it’s ready to roll, and the pro’s should have a great week. for your next Florida golf getaway. Innisbrook is home to some of the ‘World’s Best Onion Rings”. Major league Yum !

More good golf news coming up this week, do stay clicked in right here. RS