SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB at 401 North Roselle Road, has programmed into it’s simulators all 27 of it’s recently renovated holes. So don’t wait until April to play The Schaumburg Golf Club, or this weekends PGA Tour stop-Pebble Beach Golf Links. See more at or call the pro shop for a tee time at (847)-885-9000.        _____________________________________________________________________

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SO DO YOU NEED to get fitted for clubs ?

Because now you can. So all you need to do is book a time next Sunday with Sean Miller at the Highlands Clubhouse at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena.

But you must register by calling (815)-776-5250, or at

Next Sunday from 8 Am to 4 Pm, and get your fitting for new clubs done for free.

Frontline Putters by Cleveland Golf

CLEVELAND GOLF has announced the release of it’s Frontline putters. They are now available.

So if you like straight putts, you should like the frontline putter with weights have been shifted forward to help your putts online to the cup. Even when you don’t catch the sweet-spot.

“The Cleveland Frontline putters have changed how we think about weighting in putters,” said Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering at Cleveland Golf. “Because having weight as close as possible to the face surface, maximizes the MOI and provides the straightest putts on miss-hits ever measured.”

Cost for the new line of putters are $199.99, several different styles are available. For more information see

Topgolf announces two more new locations in America, this time in the LA area.

DALLAS BASED Topgolf will be opening two new locations, based here in America.

The Los Angeles suburban area will be getting both new locations.

So look for new homes for Topgolf in Ontario California, and in El Segundo. These two new locations will bring the amount of Topgolf entertainment centers in California to 4. But these locations are the first in Southern California, the other two locations are in Northern California. More at

The Club Champion store on Rt. 83 in Willowbrook Illinois.

CLUB CHAMPION has raised the limits to over 50,000, hittable combinations.

Last year in March, Club Champion reached the 45,000 combinations mark.

“We’re excited to up the ante this year,” said Nick Sherburne, founder of Club Champion. “By continuing to bring in new options, we’re able to provide such a deep well of fitting solutions so we can continue to provide Tour-level service for any an every golfer.”

Club Champion is now offering new options from PRGR clubs and Edel Golf. For more information see

SO ARE YOU IN NEED of a great spring golf package. See The Grand Strand area in South Carolina is home to over 90 golf courses. The World’s Largest Amateur is again on for August, with the World’s Largest 19th hole expected to return. So visit Myrtle Beach, your home for a spring break golf trip.

The new XXIO Prime Woods

XXIO has announced it’s latest line of lightweight golf equipment.

NOW AVAILABLE are the XXIO Prime Woods.

“It’s safe to say the new XXIO Prime Woods are the most advanced set of clubs ever developed for moderate-to-slow swing speed players,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “Because the woods have been engineered to add distance and accuracy, especially for players that have lost yardage in recent years.” Details at

The new Mizuno ST Drivers

MIZUNO will release this month the new ST-X and ST-Z drivers built for speed. The cost will be $400.00. ST fairway woods will be $300.00 per club.

Mizuno undertook a three year project to develop the new drivers, with plenty of feedback from professional players.

Because players were looking for better sound at impact, and feel.

Mizuno also announced the release of the forged and precision milled M.Craft Putters at $300.00 per putter and now available. The putters come in three colors, white satin, bold blue and intense black. There will be a weight kit that comes with the putter. So learn more about the drivers, fairway metals and the putters at

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 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.