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THE GOG BLOG-by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or Facebook and LinkedIn. In the Mistwood Performance Center with Master Fitter Chris Ioriatti, rolling the ball in the SAM Putt Lab.

CLUB FITTINGS are not just for Drivers and Irons. Get fitted for all your clubs including wedges and putters.

Mistwood Golf in Romeoville is a Top 100 fitting location in the country. See Eric Russell or Chris Ioriatti in the Mistwood Performance center, and get the right clubs with the correct lie and loft, and make your game better today. or call Mistwood at (815)-254-3333. Coming soon-the Mistwood Golf Dome will reopen in Bolingbrook, on Rt. 53. Currently there is some 2020 Masters Merchandise for sale in the pro shop, including Crow’s nest T-Shirts.

Blackberry Oaks Pro Chad Johansen welcomes golfers.

Chad Johansen GM and Head Golf Professional at Blackberry Oaks in Bristol, has announced that 2021 golf memberships are now on sale.

In 2021 there will be three types of memberships for sale. You can visit to learn more.

For the winter ahead, Johansen has opened his indoor facility at the Go For it Sports Dome in Yorkville but located near Blackberry Oaks. In addition check out the Perfect Putting Mat while at the dome. (630)-553-7170.

CHAPEL HILL golf Club in McHenry had to close this week, due to possible staff exposure to Covid-19. As a result if you played golf at Chapel Hill in the week prior to Nov. 11th, monitor yourself for Covid-Symptons.

EAGLE RIDGE RESORT and SPA in Galena Illinois, is having a year end pro shop sale in the resorts North Course pro shop through November 25th. See EagleRidge.Com for more details and savings amounts on various merchandise.

Topgolf Schaumburg by night.

The Topgolf family is expanding in Europe.

The newest Topgolf facility is now ready to break ground in Oberhausen Germany. The new German facility will have 102 hitting bays spread out over three levels.

Which will go along with three bars and restaurants. No date is set yet for opening day.

In addition Topgolf has announced it’s stadium tour for 2021. With 14 different stadium locations having been selected. Most of the locations are spread out through the South and Western States. The only northern location is Progressive Field in Cleveland, in late September. For more information see

Sqairz Golf Shoes, bringing golfers a new level of traction.

Sqairz golf shoes the hottest new brand of shoes on the market, is offering Black Friday specials this month.

You can bundle it along with Sqairz hats, Sqairz socks, Sqairz shoes and Sqairz personal pouches.

Through November 30th you can see what major champions like Nick Faldo are talking about, when he says that Sqairz Shoes are the best shoes he has ever worn. See Or you can call (888)-793-7779 for more information or to order your pair of Sqairz golf shoes.

STITCH GOLF has announced the release of it’s Birdie Bag. A carry bag for travel or one that you can take to the golf course. Use it to carry clothes, or other belongings during travel. It also makes for a great beverage bag on the golf course. For more information see

SKY GOLF RANGE FINDERS are offering a holiday promotion through the end of the 2020 year, on their award winning SX 400 and SX 500 range and the LX5 Smart watches. More details at

The new Zero Friction Laser Pro

OAKBROOK TERRACE based Zero Friction Golf has expanded it’s product line into the Laser Range and yardage devices.

The two models, Laser Pro retails at $229.99 and the Laser Pro Sm at $329.99.

The biggest difference in these range finders, is the newly created pistol shaped rubber handle grip. making it easy to get your yardage quickly and accurately. Just aim and click.

“We wanted to be in the laser business, but we didn’t want to create another “me-too” palm held unit,” said John Iacono, Zero Friction Founder. “What we really wanted was a pistol-style grip. It’s simple to use. It’s much easier to hold steady in your hand than a unit that sits in your palm. It vibrates when it locks in on the target. So we ended up with exactly what we wanted. A unique product with impassive technology that fits our brand.”

Some of the features include, 1000=yard range at 1/-1 yard. Conforms to rules of golf. Measures in yards or meters, waterproof device IPx5 carry case, scan and pin lock modes, easy to read LCD magnify 6x. It’s lightweight at 6.5 oz or 182 grams. Locally in the Chicago area you can purchase the Zero Friction Laser pro’s at PGA Tour Store, along with other Zero Friction products such as gloves, balls and tees. You can get more information at (630)-317-7700.

JACK NICKLAUS hit his Masters Honorary tee shot with his Play-Yellow Glove and hat for charity. You can purchase your Play-Yellow glove with proceeds going to charity through

Streamsong Black by Gil Hanse.

STREAMSONG RESORT in Streamsong Florida, near Lakeland Florida, has announced  the new tradition of a “Golfers Holiday Stay and Play 36″ Package.”

You can enjoy a two-night stay at the Lakeside Lodge, and two rounds of golf, along with breakfast each day.

Currently while supplies last, don’t forget to get your Golfers Holiday travel bag, with special gifts valued at over $800.00.

Now is a great time to play Streamsong, with the Red and Blue courses just reopening after re-grassing and now have the Ultradwarf-Bermudagrass, Mach 1. This package is available from November 23, 2020 through January 16th of 2021 and starts at $1,299 per person based on double occupancy, or $1,499 per person on single-occupancy. Prices include tax but not resort-fees or caddie fees. For more details visit

The Gog Blog Speaks Out-returns tomorrow. 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 AM820 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.