KEVEN STREELMAN RE-SIGNS WITH WILSON GOLF

MCQ’S DOME in Bolingbrook, Chicago’s Premier indoor golf facility. McQ’s is a golf dome, 19th hole restaurant and sports bar, and a horse racing OTB, all rolled into one. So when you need a winter golf and fun day getaway, mcQ’s is the place to go. McQ’s now has a holiday sale that starts tomorrow at 7 AM through 8 PM. All this week 9 Am to 8 PM and next Saturday 7 Am to 8 PM. Over $100,000 worth of merchandise in some cases is now 70% off. Equipment and golf wear from ALl the top companies. The 2017 items must go, in order to make way for the new 2018 goodies. #giftcards for not only McQ’s, but for MISTWOOD Golf Club as well. In some cases you earn a free gift.    _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With the Wilson Triton Driver.

THE LOCAL BOY STAYS LOCAL.

Winfield native Kevin Streelman who grew up learning the game at Cantigny Golf, and now is playing on the PGA Tour, has re-upper his equipment deal with the Chicago based Wilson Golf sporting goods.

Streelman a winner of over 16 million dollars as a touring professional, first joined Wilson Golf in 2011, and his new contract with Wilson will keep him with the company until 2019.

“I trust Wilson Staff to provide me with the very best in equipment as I continue to compete with the world’s best,” says Streelman. ” I also know that Wilson has the utmost confidence in my golf expertise to provide feedback and aid them in the research and development of new products. I am thrilled to be continuing my very successful partnership with the Wilson Golf Staff and I am excited about what’s to come.”

PALM HARBOR, FL – MARCH 17: Kevin Streelman holds the trophy after winning the Tampa Bay Championship/Valspar at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on March 17, 2013 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Streelman joins other Wilson Ambassadors including 3-time major winner Padraig Harrington, 3-time PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele, and other American players Troy Merritt and Ricky Barnes.

“Kevin Streelman’s importance to Wilson Staff over the years has been immeasurable,” said Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf. “His presence as an ambassador has been critical as we at Wilson continue to solidify our presence as one of the world’s finest golf brands. Streelman’s dedication to the research and development of our latest products helps us bring the very best to the marketplace, each and every year.”

In 2018, Streelman will continue to play Wilson’s highly recommended FG Tour V6 Irons and PMP wedges.

What Streelman currently has in his golf bag includes the FG Tour V6, 3-9 PW. Wedges, the FG Tour PMP 48* Traditional, FG PMP 54* Traditional, FG Tour PMP 60* Traditional.

Streelman previously served as a judge on Wilson’s Driver vs Driver reality club design show last year, and is expected to be a part of the next Wilson Golf club design program that is in the works.

For more information o Wilson Golf and Wilson products, please visit Wilson.com.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY TICKET PRICES FOR SR. PLAYERS AT EXMOOR

  THE RYDER COURSE at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida, now reopen from renovation and taking tee times, for more see BIG 3 partner Len Ziehm’s recap from the recent media day at Lenziehmongolf.com. (R) The B1G TEN has announced that Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove will host the 2020 B1G Ten Golf Championship.               _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. In the simulators at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

The 2018 Senior Players Championship is offering special ticket discounts through the holiday season.

The championship will be played from July 9-15 at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park.

From now through Jan. 5th of 2018, there are ticket discounts through the championship website cspgolf.com.

These discounts are for all tickets and ticket packages. The Senior Players Championship is one of the five majors on the champions tour, and it secures the winner a place in the Players Championship at years end.

Among some of the former champions are Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer and Scott McCarron. Some of the other tour players expected to compete are Vijay Singh, John Daly, Colin Montgomery and Lee Janzen.

The clubhouse at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park.

There are four tickets options for the championship and they are.

Wednesday Practice Round Ticket $15.

Any-Day Tournament Round Ticket $28, good for use any one day Thursday through Sunday July 12-15.

Wednesday Practice Round Egan Pavilion $20. Allows for entry on Wednesday July 11th, and includes access to the Egan Pavilion, a hospitality tent located near the 15th green and it provides upscale food and beverages for purchase, table seating and stadium-style seating for ticketholders. The Egan Pavilion offers superior views of tournament play in a comfortable, reserved setting.

The 18th hole and Clubhouse at Exmoor Country Club.

The Any-Day Tournament Round Egan Pavilion Ticket $48. Provides entry any day of your choice, July 12-15 and allows access to all top level amenities.

The Weekly Booklet $69. Provides entry each day July 11-15.

Egan Pavilion Weekly Booklet $109. Provides entry each day July 11-15 into the Egan Pavilion.

Patrons who purchase either of the two weekly packages by Jan. 5 will receive a complimentary 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship commemorative coin. Attendees will get a voucher to receive their coin upon arrival at the championship next July. Ticket prices will increase after Jan. 5th by $7-10 dollars.

The championship that will be conducted by the PGA Champions Tour and the Western Golf Association (WGA), marks the first time since 1997 that one of the five senior majors (US Senior Open at Olympia Fields) will be played in the Chicago area.

The second green and greenside bunker on the second hole.

“We’re pleased to be bringing some of the game’s legends to Exmoor and Chicago’s North Shore,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “We know first-hand how much fans in Chicago love golf, and we’re looking forward to the energy and excitement at the 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship will generate.”

Exmoor founded in 1896 is one of the 11 charter clubs that help create the WGA in 1899. In 1914 the legendary architect Donald Ross renovated the original Herbert J. Tweedie design.

Championship week is July 11-15, and ticket can be purchased at cspgolf.com.

SAND VALLEY ANNOUNCES 2018 DATES & UPGRADES

   TICKETS ON SALE NOW for the 2018 Sr. Players Championship at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park July 9-15. See cspgolf.com for details.IT’S BEEN AN EPIC YEAR for Callaway Golf, and the Epic Driver, The #1 selling driver in the USA every month this year, for more information, Callawaygolf.com Epic Red now available for a limited time.   _____________________________________________________________________

The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Director of Content. Follow Rory to Sand Valley and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy

2017 isn’t even in the books yet, but it’s already time to circle some dates on your 2018 calendar.

The Sand Valley Golf resort one of the fastest growing destination golf properties located in Nekoosa Wisconsin, has already announced some special dates for next year.

The Sand Valley Golf Course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw will open when the resort opens in April.

The Par 3 course known as the Sand Box will open the remaining 11 holes on May 1st. This past fall the first six holes of the 17 holes on the course opened for preview play. So all 17 holes will be open in 2017.

Your on the first tee at the Sand Box, the 17 hole par 3 course at Sand Valley.

The Sand Valley Golf Course the resorts first golf course, has been on the receiving end of a few national awards. First was best new course by Golf Magazine. Then Golf Digest Awarded Sand Valley the Best New Course of 2017 award in it’s last issue.

The award came with some words of praise from GD Architectural Editor Ron Whitten.

The resorts second course Mammoth Dunes by David McLay-Kidd, will have all 18 holes fully open as of May 31st. Start booking those tee times soon.

The second green on Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd.

The resort will have more improvements for 2018. There will be a new restaurant along with more lodging that will include single King rooms.

There will be a new practice center and more. If you have not yet been to Sand Valley, the menu at Craig’s Porch is very good, and it starts with the Pork taco’s that at only $1.50 a piece are the steal of the day.

For more information on Sand Valley Golf Resort, please call (888)-651-5539, or see on line Sandvalleygolfresort.com. There has not yet been any announcement by owner Mike Keiser about a third course or who the next architect might be. But stay clicked in right here for details if that announcement is made.

Sand Valley is between a 3 hour and 20 minute-to 3 hour and 50 minute drive, to most of Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

 

RICH HARVEST FARMS TO HOST 2021 PALMER CUP

 THE RYDER COURSE at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida has reopened from renovation,tee times are being taken now. PGAVillage.com. SAND VALLEY has now announced opening’s in 2018 for Mammoth Dunes and the Par 3 Course. Stay tuned.    _____________________________________________________________________

THE PALMER CUP AT RICH HARVEST FARMS, RETURNS IN 2021. The Gog Blog by Director of Content Rory Spears, follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy

IN 2015 THE UNITED STATES won back the Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms from Team Europe.

Now the sequel has been announced for 2021 in Sugar Grove. The 2021 Palmer Cup will be the 25th annual playing of the Ryder Cup style matches. Rich Harvest Farms will be the first site to be a repeat host of the matches.

By 2021 it will be the fourth Palmer Cup that is played with both men and women as part of the event. The competition will be held from June 11-13 in 2021.

The Palmer Cup returns to Rich Harvest Farms in 2021.

“Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation is pleased the Arnold Palmer Cup matches are returning to Rich Harvest Farms,” said Amy Saunders, President of Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. “Jerry Rich and Rich family have shown great commitment to men’s and women’s golf at all levels. Jerry has a passion to introduce the game and all the positive attributes it teaches to young people.”

The late Arnold Palmer Speaks at Rich Harvest Farms in 2015.

In 2017 Rich Harvest Farms played host to the NCAA National Championships as well as the Northern Intercollegiate event hosted by Northern Illinois University.

The golf course is played from the back tee’s to a par of 72, and a yardage of 7,715 yards. Rich Harvest Farms is the home for the non-profit Kids Golf Foundation, that has been a benefit to the over 150,000 kids it has connected with over the years. Rich Harvest Farms has been a host to the 2009 Solheim Cup, two Western Amateurs (2003-2015) and the upcoming in 2019 Western Junior Golf Championship.

The winning 2015 United States Palmer Cup Team

“I am very thrilled to bring the Arnold Palmer Cup back to Rich Harvest Farms and the Chicagoland area,” says Jerry Rich, President and CEO of Rich Harvest Farms. “When we hosted this prestigious event in June of 2015, the community showed great support, and my staff and I ready to expand on that success. It is exciting to watch the growth of the Arnold Palmer Cup to include mixed teams of men and women from the United States against the rest of the world for these thrilling matches. While showcasing the best collegiate players in the world, the Arnold Palmer’s legacy also will be on display during the duration of the event, and that is what makes this event one of the greatest events to host.”

The teams will now have 10 players and 24 matches will be played before the winners of the Palmer Cup are decided.

THE GOLF SCENE WINTER EDITION NOW AIRING

 TPT SHAFTS from Switzerland, coming to America see TPTgolf.com. A replay is coming up on Friday Dec.15th of the PGA Jr League Championship, The Golf Channel.  ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content, follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy At McQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook

The world of local Chicago golf stays moving in the winter, with the winter edition of The Golf Scene, hosted by Steve Kashul.

The show will air at a variety of times this month on NBC Sports Chicago, formerly known as Comcast Sportsnet.

This years winter edition includes features like the following.

A look at the Las Vegas National GC.

Cleveland Golf representative Chuck Thiry talks Cleveland Golf equipment.

Steve Kashul hosts the Golf Scene on NBC Sports Chicago

There will be a preview of the Tinley Park and Lake County Northern Illinois Golf Expo Shows.

A tour of the PGA Tour Superstore facility and a review of the benefits for shopping there.

Come see the inside of MCQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook, A golf dome, a sports bar and an OTB for horse betting all rolled into one.

A review and update at the Golf Center of Des Plaines, home of the Chili Open in January of 2018.

Check local listings for times and replays of the show if you missed it the first time. NBC Sports Chicago, and hosted by Steve Kashul. NEXT SHOWING this Wednesday at 5:30 PM.

THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-STAY OUT OF THE TIGER TRAP

    MIKE MANDAKAS’ ELEVATION GOLF is now open in Willowbrook, lessons, fittings, simulator play and more see Elevationus.com. (R) CALLAWAY Golf 2018 coming soon. pictured above, the Roger Cleveland, Mack Daddy Callaway wedges. Callawaygolf.com ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by Director of Content Rory Spears. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE that just one week ago, it was 66 degrees and I was playing outdoor golf at DuPage Golf’s Maple Meadows.

Today my furnace just kicked in again as it’s only 38 degrees outside. Yes it is dome season or it’s indoor golf facility season at places like True Spec Golf in Highland Park, or Elevation Golf located in Willowbrook.

What those places have showed me in the last couple of months, is that there is really a reliable way to get properly fitted for the clubs that will help you play your best golf on the course. If your thinking new clubs this winter, do not hesitate to check out either of those places before buying. You should make sure family members get you a fitting, instead of buying you clubs off the rack at a golf store this holiday season. It’s a smart way to spend your money.

THE TIGER TRAP, I get it that it’s the slow season for golf on TV, but the big circus over Tiger Woods playing in a silly-season event was no big deal. The golf media needs to learn to not fall back into the Tiger Trap that haunted golf for years. Golf is not just about Woods. There is no player in the history of the sport that has brought “more shame to the game” than Woods. For those of you that like to call him “The Goat” (greatest of all time), you need serious help. Get over it now, Woods is not and never will be The Goat, but has a chance to continue to be “a goat” when it comes to golf and life in general.

As you look at years old numbers on participation in the sport of golf, or TV viewing numbers, you can see the drop in them coming from back in “Woods hey-day” of the sport. It’s hard not to laugh when these days someone is quick to say “well he moves the needle”. Yeah well what needle is he moving, and in what direction is he moving it in.

It was shocking to see the Hero Outing get mentioned with only Woods score being given. On day three here in Chicago, at least WBBM radio’s Rick Gregg finally mentioned the great golf, LEADER Charlie Hoffman was playing. On Sunday night CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke finally announced Rickie Fowler had won. At least Rick and Megan got the story right, can’t say much for many other media types who ignored the real major story line.

The Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee is not jumping on the Woods bandwagon and now “The Shark” Greg Norman is agreeing with Chamblee. As Woods prepares later this month to turn 42, and coming off his latest back surgery (there have been several) along with multiple knee surgeries and other injuries. It’s hard to believe there is still enough in the tank to make a run against the stars of today’s game like Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and a few others.

2018 marks 13 years since his last Masters win, 12 years since last British Open win, 11 years since last PGA Championship win, 10 years since last U.S. Open win.

In all reality, the next chance Woods has to win a major, is when he turns 50 and goes to the Champions Tour, if he elects to do that. His 9th place finish in a field of 18 players, half of them on vacation during the Hero event, doesn’t show us much at all. The fact Woods moved up several hundred spots in the World Golf rankings from that outing is a laugh, and even Spieth wasted no time getting on Twitter to poke fun at the situation.

I’m looking forward to 2018 and the tournaments coming to the Chicago area and the Midwest. I’m not looking forward to a 2018 golf season, that’s all Tiger-Tiger-Tiger. Been there, done that, won’t do it again, time to move forward.

USGA and R&A finally rule on call in’s for rule violations. It’s about time. As of now there are no more call in’s accepted from television viewers for rules violations. This was long overdue and golf can move forward without controversies coming from what viewers see at home. Details are still unfolding, and I will post more in another story, likely after the USGA put’s out an official statement on the new rule.

The Gog Blog returns this week. Go buy golf presents for everyone in your favorite foursome in the holiday season we are currently enjoying. RS

TPT RAISES THE LEVEL OF GRAPHITE SHAFTS

THE RYDER COURSE at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida, has reopened this past week from renovation, tee times now being taken see PGAVillage.com. Golf Pro Mike Mandakas has opened Elevation Golf in Willowbrook, lessons, fittings, simulator play and more. For more information visit Elevationus.com or call Mike at (847)-652-3293.    _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by Director of Content, Rory Spears. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With new Callaway Golf metal woods and Epic Driver.

THESE DAYS it’s as important to have the right shaft in your clubs, as it is to have the right clubs or brand of clubs.

When Golfers on Golf spoke with shaft makers this year at the PGA Show, or made our visit to the USGA product testing facility in 2014, there was one theme in common.

Shaft improvement was one way that you could still really improve your clubs. With most manufacturers up against the wall of USGA standards in golf balls or club heads, the one area where there is some room for improvement is in the shaft. Right now in America shaft leaders like Fujikura and a few others are finding ways to make that next bold leap in shaft improvement, before the USGA limits could get tighter. In the meantime top professionals and amateurs are looking at the golf shaft as the next area to improve the equipment in their bag. You should as well.

TPT Golf Shafts, Switzerlands next big contribution to the world of golf.

TPT Golf has announced a new variety of golf shafts, with “Thin Ply Technology” (TPT) a carbon fiber material and a patented manufacturing process that has been created by parent company, North Thin Ply Technology SARL. These new shafts are taking performance levels to new heights.

The TPT process allows for the fiber placement to be spread around the shaft in a way that builds a spineless shaft, that can eliminate shaft inconsistencies that form in current traditional methods. As a result, TPT shafts not only have a great feel to them, but produce a tighter shot dispersion, with low spin that adds increased distance.

The TPT team of experts are now building shafts for professional tour players. One of those experts is Jean-Jacques Rivet who has been at the center of creating the new range of TPT shaft performance, Rivet has developed a shaft fitting process in order to totally customize individual shafts.

Rivet has been joined in the development phase by renown golf coach David Leadbetter, who has added input on the technology side and entered into a partnership with TPT. The two have built a shaft fitting network, that is tied into the Leadbetter Golf Academies around the globe.

“In a sport where feel is everything, TPT shafts offer a unique level of feel to golfers,” says Leadbetter. “This is the most technically advanced shaft for distance and direction, which makes your bad shots better.”

The combination of these talented individuals, has allowed for the design of a shaft that takes into consideration physical capabilities of the human body and the movements of a golf swing learned through instruction. As a result, TPT is now designing the best conforming products for both professionals and amateurs.

NTPT is no stranger to sports. Coming on the scene in America with products for America’s Cup yacht sailing, in addition to Formula one race cars, and later in snowboards. For more information on a new golf shaft, that’s now making it’s presence felt here in America, see tptgolf.com.

EDITORS NOTE** Golfers on Golf has been sent a TPT Shaft for review and will announce our findings after testing is complete in another story here. So stay clicked in. RS

RYDER COURSE AT PGA VILLAGE REOPENS

  ELEVATION GOLF in Willowbrook and TRUE SPEC GOLF in Highland Park now provide Chicago area golfers with two outstanding places for golf lessons and fitting. Take your game to a new level, Truespecgolf.com or Elevationgolf.com for more details. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by Director of Content, Rory Spears. Golf in Florida is always fun, especially at PGA Properties. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy

The PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie Florida has announced that it’s Ryder Course is now reopened from it’s renovation in time for the head south winter golf season.

The upgrades to the golf course have made the Ryder Course a better course for year round play, even in Florida’s warm summer months.

Improvements to the golf include, all new drainage, all bunkers completely redone, Celebration Bermuda a hybrid strain known for it’s durability and fast recovery was put into place in the fairways, and gives those area’s a supreme color contrast.

The Ryder Course complete from renovation at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida.

“Our dedicated staff has accomplished an impressive transformation that cements PGA Golf Club as a top golf destination in Florida,” says Jimmy Terry, PGA Senior General Manager. “The stunning renovations are shining examples of our dedication to providing great course conditions day in and day out to our club and PGA members, as well as guests.”

All 18 holes have been restyled with native and ornamental grasses, providing a new look to the course. The tee boxes have been redone with Sea Isle Paspalum, a hybrid, and green have been re-grassed with the TiFEagle Bermuda, that makes the course consistent with the other courses at PGA Village.

The Ryder Course at PGA Village is a newly renovated course, and waiting for your visit during the winter ahead.

The new fairway tees that have been created allow for a short course for junior or novice players.

The renovation of the course is the final piece of a property wide 10 million dollar series of improvements. The Villages other courses, the Pete Dye Course reopened last year after a renovation and the Wanamaker Course had work completed in 2015.

The renovation to the Wanamaker Course saw the course jump to #20 on Golfweeks list of Best you can play in state, with the Dye Course moving up to #23 on the same list.

The PGA Village golf courses in Port St. Lucie are less than a two-hour drive from the cities of Miami and or Orlando. There are neighboring hotels and restaurants including a Sam Sneads restaurant just a few minutes away.

For more information or to book tee times visit PGAVillage.com or call (772)-467-1300.

MIKE MANDAKAS OPENS ELEVATION GOLF

 2017 A EPIC YEAR, now for a limited time only Get EPIC RED. See Callawaygolf.com ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With Mike Mandakas at Elevation Golf in Willowbrook.

Mike Mandakas is on the move. His former place of instruction Pellican Golf at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton is in the review mirror.

Mandakas earlier this year relocated to Willowbrook, and has never looked back.

His Elevation Golf is elevating players by the day to a new level in golf. It’s a great look at your game, your swing and what you do right, and what your doing wrong on the golf course.

Golfers are now demanding more off the golf course, and places like Elevation Golf are stepping up and providing just that.

Golfers you too can walk through the door and elevate your game to the next level.

Whether you want to play a round of golf on a simulator, at a high end course because your have never played there, or your next trip is taking you there and you want a “practice round” places like Elevation can provided that and more.

More, is getting the instruction that you want, getting fitted into the clubs you need, or even getting checked on how well your brain keeps up with your golf swing, you can get put into the greener side of the fairway. Mandakas and the pro’s that bring their students to Elevation Golf are making players better. It doesn’t matter if they are beginners, kids looking to be on their schools golf team, trying for that college scholarship, thinking of turning pro, or the baby-boomer that still wants to win the club championship, Elevation Golf is for you.

Mandakas (R) works with a student on a big screen that tracks ball flight, speed and distance.

Mandakas a former assistant golf professional at both Medinah Country Club and Olympia Fields Country Club, maintains that it’s not the plan to have all students swinging with the same swing, and not to put all golfers in the same brand of equipment.

It’s about making everyone who wants to get better, be a better golfer, it’s as simple as that.

In the middle of the facility is a good sized putting green, so the golfer who needs putting work can receive top level help on the green, just as much as the player who has driver issues off the tee.

Click here to hear the interview with Mike Mandakas from Elevation Golf in Willowbrook.

A look at Revalation Golf and it’s putting area.

Mandakas says now is the time to do your off course work, so you are ready to play when the golf courses reopen in late March or early April.

If you are thinking new clubs, it’s not bad idea to starting about what you want to add to your bag for 2018.

You can purchase in front of Christmas and get some great deals, or what until the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in late January is over, where the newest products get announced by the equipment companies. During the winter season is the best time to get fitted, get your club order placed, and comfortable with them before your first outdoor tee time, whether it’s here in Chicago, or down south in the spring.

For more information on Elevation Golf which is part of a Sports Performance facility that is located at 7850 S. Quincy in Willowbrook, see Elevationgolf.com or look for them social media. You can reach Mandakas at Relavation Golf by phone at (847)-652-3293.

ERIN HILLS READIES FOR 2018

   THE GREEN STREET GRILLE now OPEN in Bensenville. Owners Jim McWethy and Mike Munro two golf dome owners and former owners, invite you into their new venture on Green St. in Bensenville, where The Golf Channel is always on the Big Screen. More on social media #Eatatgreenstreet. A tip of the cap or golf visor to everyone at the DuPage Country Forest Preserve District on the Green Star Award from the Golf Digest Magazine for the work at The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison. Dupagegolf.com     _____________________________________________________________________

11th hole at Erin Hills; Erin, Wisconsin; August, 2010. PM shoot; photo by Paul Hundley

THE GOG BLOG by Director of Content, Rory Spears. Follow Rory all the way to Erin Hills, and on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

The folks at Erin Hills want to thank everyone for a wonderful and very special 2017. As the home of this years U.S. Open heads into a year for the first time in over a decade where there is no USGA event to plan for, they focus even more on you the guest, the golfer, the person who loves the great game of golf. The U.S. Open saw over 5,200 volunteers to work the event, and over 200,000 fans who showed up to be there in person. The golfers who played Erin Hills in 2017, waited until after July 1st to do it.

This year Erin Hills will open for public play on May 7th, and there are several new enhancements to the facility. Those improvements will be discussed closer to opening day. Erin Hills is now taking tee times and overnight lodging requests for 2018.

To make your reservations now, you need to call (866)-772-4769. For more information you can visit Erinhills.com. Erin Hills #44 in America by Golf Digest Magazine.

Erin Hills and it’s main clubhouse and surrounding cottages.

There are now special packages for early May, the 4th of July and the around Labor Day weekend and near the seasons end in the fall.

You can purchase full rounds at $295.00 per round and including lodging, and at these special times and then earn discounts or complimentary rounds of golf the next day.

Erin Hills is now one of the six golf courses in America that have hosted a U.S. Open, that are open to the public golfer to enjoy. So come play where the worlds top professionals and amateurs competed for the major title of U.S. Open Champion. Come play Erin Hills, in the heart of Wisconsin a quickly growing golf mecca.