MARA JANESS of Barrington wins the 94th Women’s Western Junior at Aurora Country Club. NICK TENUTA of Mt. Prospect winner of the 101st CDGA Am at Bull Valley GC. _____________________________________________________________________
THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or FB-LinkedIn and Instagram. With Firestone CC Director of Golf Tommy Moore (L). Home of this weeks Senior Players Championship.
SO WHAT A WEEK IT IS.
Because there has been some solid tournament golf, around Chicago, and on the professional tours.
First up here was the Western Junior Championship at Onwentsia. The Women’s Western Junior at Aurora.
But not to be left out was the Chicago District Golf Associations (CDGA) 101st Amateur.
So with rain and lightning bouncing around all week, the fact all three tournaments finished on the day they were supposed to was amazing. But there is more from the professional tours. On the PGA Tour in Hartford, Arlington Heights native Doug Ghim made the cut and is trying for a strong finish. At the Senior Players Championship at Firestone, University of Illinois alum Steve Stricker has a four shot lead headed into the final round.
The Golf Scene With Steve Kashul returns tonight on NBC Sports Chicago at 6 Pm.
THE GOLF SCENE with Steve Kashul is back for another summer season, starting tonight at 6 PM.
This edition has a tour of Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. A look at the new Srixon Golf Balls in a variety of colors.
Golf Center Des Plaines, one of the most complete practice areas around Chicago. A look at the Keith Foster designed Shepherd’s Crook Golf Club in Zion. The Golf Scene is back Monday-Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday this week. See local listings for times.
JOHN IACONO Founder of Zero Friction Golf holds some of his glove line, but announces his dynamic tee’s. Because lab tested results show the Zero Friction ZF Tour tees allow for longer and straighter drives. The three prong tee’s add at least 5 yards, and are more Eco-friendly.
“We’ve known all along that our performance tees were at the top of the performance market,” said Iacono. “This independent test by the very reputable Golf Laboratories just confirms that for us. Our tees make a difference in your game.”
For more information on the three-prong tee’s and other Zero Friction products visit ZeroFriction.com or call (630)-317-7700.
The Club Champion store on Golf Road in Schaumburg
WILLOWBROOK IL. based Club Champion has done it again.
Because they have been named to the Top 100 list of Club Fitters in America by Golf Digest Magazine.
So how many years would that be. How about 10 straight years, after first being founded in 2010.
Because Club Champion has taken fitting to both a new, and the highest level of fitting. Not only is Club Champion a Top 100 fitter, their ranking number should be among the best overall fitters in America. For more details or to schedule your equipment fitting, please visit ClubchampionGolf.com
Welcome to Cog Hill home of Dubsdread-course #4.
COG HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB has series of events lined up over the next three months.
But you can sign up for them now. Because they will fill-up quickly.
First on the tee is the Play-it-like Pro’s do.
So on Monday July 26th, Course #4 the past home of the Western Open and BMW Championship, will use the PGA Tour set up for a day. But due to demand, there will be a double-shotgun for the event. So call Cog Hill at (866)-264-4455 or visit CogHillGolf.com.
LINKS CAPITAL ADVISORS that handling the sale of Sunset Hills Golf Club in Pekin Illinois, has announced a price reduction to purchase the golf course. So speak with Chris Charnas at Links Capital Advisors to learn more on golf courses that are for sale. LinksCapitalAdvisors.com.
Welcome to Myrtle Beach, America’s Golf Capital.
THE MYRTLE BEACH Golf Tourism Solutions Tournament division will have it’s first annual Amateur Golf Tournament. September 9-11.
The AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge will be open to golfers with a handicap index of 5.0 or below.
Entry fee is only $275.00 and the vent will be 54 holes, with flights for both men and women. But the field will top out at 120 players. The Prestwick Country Club a Pete and P.B. design will be host the event. So for more information visit www.playgolfmyrtlebeach.com/amateurgolf-com-myrtle-beach-challenge.
Titleist T100 T100S and U-505 Utility Irons
TITLEIST has released to it’s PGA Tour players, the new lines of T-100 Series Irons.
The development process has taken two years according to Titliest. T-100 irons were in play this week in Hartford. The T-200 series will arrive in a few weeks. But stay tuned to Titleist.com and Titleist social media channels for details on the upcoming release of these clubs to the general public.
THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-will return tomorrow from Baltimore Maryland. RS