THE GOG BLOG’S SUNDAY MORNING SHORT GAME-NEWS COLUMN

THE NEW TOUR EDGE E-SERIES fairway woods, Put a little Magic in your game with the Houdini Sole. More to come from Tour Edge Golf this week, or visit Touredge.com. The FIRESTONE Country Club has limited opportunities for Stay & Plays, now you can bring a group and hold your own championship at this historic golf venue. Come play golf where the games greats have played and won. Visit FirestoneCountryClub.com.       ____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG-by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or friend him on Facebook at Rory Spears.

Illinois Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Inductee Len Ziehm at PGA Village.

Illinois Golf Hall of Fame inductee Len Ziehm has been on the road, to bring everyone the best of golf destination travel.

There is plenty of travel going on, even during these pandemic times.

Ziehm has posted features on his website LenZiehmonGolf.com from his recent travels to both the Outer Banks area of North Carolina, and from the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina.

Check out Len’s stories to see some great golf in the Carolina area.

A sign of the season-Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein.

Pine Meadow Golf Club In Mundelein has announced that they have started to cut down the hours of sales for range buckets, as of this past week.

Final buckets are now being sold at 5 Pm. But if your looking for a the large bushel basket of balls, you must purchase them by 4 pm.

In addition Thursdays at Pine Meadow at now Titleist Thursdays on the range from 10 Am until 4:45 Pm. if you would like to come test out the new Titleist Clubs. Call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4653 (Golf).

THE ILLINOIS PGA FOUNDATION has partnered with Pine Meadow, the Mundelein Park District, Revelation Golf, on the HOPE (Helping our Patriots Everywhere) Program that works with veterans. 20 veterans are enrolled in the program that will meet once a week for 5 weeks on the Pine Meadow Range. The program is free to veterans. “we’re thrilled to partner with such an outstanding group of organizations to make this program possible for veterans invested in the game of golf,” said Carrie Williams, Executive Director of the Illinois PGA.

THE MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB in Romeoville, is making news in the fall.

Mistwood Golf Club is in the news as the fall season arrives.

First up fall rates are in affect now at Mistwood, come out and play golf, it sure is the year to do so.

Mistwood has also announced that Toptacer that has become so popular at the Mistwood Golf Dome, is now being added to the Mistwood Golf Club Performance Center. Plus the performance center will have hours this winter. Stay tuned to see how that will work. Plus the Mistwood Golf Dome will have a new dome-shell this winter. Mistwood is working with local authorities to see how the dome can operate this winter safely, until Covid-starts to go away. For more details see Mistwoodgolf.com or call Mistwood at (815)-254-3333.

The Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, is ready for the 2021 edition of the matches.

The Ryder Cup matches scheduled for Whistling Straits in Kohler/Haven Wisconsin this past September, were delayed until September of 2021.

But that didn’t stop the event from announcing some new corporate partnerships going forward on both sides of the pond.

Pepsi drinks and products will now be partners with the Ryder Cup. Toro golf equipment and mowers are also now partners with the Ryder Cup. Both partnerships are worldwide deals. Rydercup.com

IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE ON GOLF visit Expertgolf.com. You can learn more about there YouTube Channel, that now has more 10,000 subscribers.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Men’s golf coach John Carlson has put together a series of Intrasquad tournaments to keep the team playing in the fall. This weeks event is the Titleist Foot-Joy Classic October 16-18, at a variety of golf courses in the Chicago area.

ITANHANGA GOLF COURSE coming off a recent renovation has been nominated for the Best Course in Brazil, in a world golf awards contest. The course is located in Rio de Janeiro.

MISSION INN RESORT in Howey-In-the Hills Florida 30 minutes NW of Orlando, has announced that all of it’s restaurants have now reopened. See MissionInnResort.com.

GOLF IN WISCONSIN-is winding down towards the end of the season. Both Erin Hills and Sand Valley Resorts will be closing for the year shortly. If you miss out on this year, both resorts are already accepting booking dates for 2021. See Erinhills.com and Sand Valley.com.

Chad Johansen has created the 4-Step Process. Improve your game today and shoot lower-golf scores.

How has your golf season gone so far this year ?

if your golf scores are higher than you want them to be, and your ready for improvement.

Watch the online video seminar by Blackberry Oaks head golf professional Chad Johansen.

His system called the Four-Step process has been helping golfers make major improvements in their game. Call Chad at (630)-553-7170 or visit BlackberryOaks.com #Playtheoaks #GofFortitDome

The new patio at the General Clubhouse at Eagle Ridge.

ARE YOU READY for a nice fall getaway, and still want to play some golf while checking out the colors.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and still open for golf, during the fall season.

The resort has 63 wonderful holes of golf, headed up by the General Golf Course. The General Clubhouse has been redone, and the patio and outdoor dinning area’s are something to behold.

For more information, EagleRidge.com.

MICHAEL SLOAN & CONNOR LEWIS were both named to the Golf Heritage Society’s board of directors. The announcement came from society president Bern Bernacki.

CANTIGY GOLF is proud to announce that Paul Taylor has brought 15 years of fitting experience to Cantigny. Taylor’s 15 years have been spent with Mizuno, Taylor Made and the PGA Tour Store. Taylor was an all-state golfer at Bremen High School, before playing college golf at Western Illinois University. Taylor was a caddie at Calumet Country Club for 14 years. The Cantigny Golf Academy is open year round for practice, lessons and fittings. See Cantignygolf.com for more details.

THE DUSTIN JOHNSON World Junior Golf Championship that will be contested at TPC Myrtle Beach from March 5-7 in 2021, will begin accepting entries tomorrow October 12th. Visit WorldJuniorGolfChampionship.com for entry details.

The Gog Blog returns on Monday. RS

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT 810AM Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.