SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB 401 North Roselle Road has it’s simulators open. And yes you can play all 27 of the recently renovated Schaumburg Golf Club holes indoors on the simulators. Chandlers Chophouse located on the main floor of the clubhouse has now reopened (closed Mondays). So while you are there, check out all the merchandise in the pro shop, and be ready for opening day outdoors in April. For more information on the Schaumburg Golf Club, see SchaumburgGolf.com or call the shop (847)-885-9000.  ______________________________________________________________________

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/Linkedin. With the Caravelle Cup at the Santa Maria Restaurant at the Caravelle Resort.

(Reporting from the Oceanside Caravelle Resort in Myrtle Beach SC).

The weather has been great here in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and will only get better in the weeks ahead. So if your ready for travel, check out the over 90 golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

Because maybe it’s your time to be a part of the Caravelle Cup, one of the great golf events in Myrtle Beach.

So don’t forget, the World’s Largest Amateur golf tournament will be played again this year in August. And the World’s Largest 19th hole will return.

Topgolf to open another new venue in Colorado this summer.

Dallas based Topgolf, has announced the opening of another new venture, this coming summer in Colorado Springs Colorado.

This new Topgolf, will be part of the Polaris Point development.

The project started as a golf facility called Crush-Golf. But that name has been changed to Topgolf.

This Topgolf venue will be the third Topgolf in the state of Colorado. More details at Topgolf.com.

Bettinardi putters-studio stock.

The Tinley Park based Bettinardi Putters have hit the Gold Medal list from Golf Digest, in the annual equipment award announcements.

But it wasn’t just one gold for Bettinardi, it was a clean sweep for the line of putters.

High MOI, Queen B and Studio Stock all came way with ‘The Gold’.

So check out all of what Bettinardi has to offer in their premium line of putters.

But you can visit Bettinardi.com to learn more. Sink more putts this summer, by adding a Bettinardi putter in your bag.

GOLFVISIONS is having it’s final pre-season sale for it’s 2021 Players Pass, the deal ends tonight at Midnight. So visit Info@golfvisions.net to order your pass for the season. The sale price at $179.95, is $120.00 off the regular price. Because time is running out, get yours today, while you can.

TITLEIST GOLF and FOOTJOY have been named the Presenting Sponsors for the National High School Golf Association, and the National High School Golf Invitational that will be held at the Pinehurst resort in June at NHSGI.org/invitational.

Galvin Green all weather apparel.

GALVIN GREEN has noticed a major surge in the age group that is buying Galvin Green apparel.

Because purchases from the age group of 18-25, have nearly doubled over the last year.

Galvin Green latest line the Part 1 Range, comes in a variety of colors and is lightweight. So for more information see Galvingreen.com.

Stoatin Brae part of the Gull Lake View resort in Michigan.

THE GULL LAKE VIEW golf resort located in the southwest Michigan town of Augusta, has received an honor from the NGCOA for 2020.

The resorts Stoatin Brae golf course, was named ‘course of the year’, by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

Gull Lake View has operated as a family run business for four generations by the Scott family. So for more details or information visit GullLakeview.com.

MICHAEL FEAGLES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS men’s golf team has been named the Big Ten Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week. Feagles shot 67-67-66 (-16) to help Illinois win the Magnolia Grove Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, in Mobile Alabama. The team score for Illinois was -37 under par, and Illinois won the event by 17 shots.

CANTIGNY GOLF has added simulators at the Youth Links facility, for use all winter long. The two Sky-Trak simulators have been open since last month, and Youth Links Head Golf Professional, LPGA Member Emily Burns says, “the facility has been very busy.”

One simulator allows for kids or adults to play some of the best courses in America, like Bandon Dunes, U.S. Open course Torrey Pines, Harbor Town, Oakmont and Pinehurst #2. use of this Simulator is $40.00 per hour.

Both simulators have contests set up, like outing events such as Closest-to-the-Pin, or Long Drive Contests. You can play Demolition Golf, where you hit golf balls to break windows on the side of a building. Hours are 2-8 Pm on weekdays, or 9 Am to 8 Pm on Weekends. For more details see CantignyGolf.com or call (630)-260-8270.

Welcome to Point O’Woods Golf and Country Club

POINT O’WOODS Golf and Country Club in Benton Harbor Michigan, a longtime home of the Western Amateur Golf Championship, most recently hosted in 2019, has spent the fall doing course improvements.

So perhaps another Western Amateur is not far off.

Improvements included turf work around the driving range area, drainage in areas prone to wet conditions. But also included was some tree removal, and the addition of a new 10′ foot tall clock, with the clubs name across the top. These improvements come with the announcement of several new members joining the club. Point O’Woods was a Top 100 course in America for many years. But it still ranks highly in several publications that do national rankings.

THE PATRIOT EDUCATION CLASSIC has announced a new home for 2021. So keep the date for June 1st at the Aurora Country Club in Aurora. The Patriot Education fund provides needed scholarships for military families. Details at PatriotEducationFund.org.

Phillip Martin Troon Golf operations manager-Chicago office.

SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA based Troon Golf. has announced changes to it’s Chicago office staff.

The office is located at 4611 North Ravenswood on the city of Chicago’s Northside.

Phillip Martin comes from the Troon office in Scottsdale with 25 years of experience, and will be the Chicago office operations manager.

But along with Martin, comes Matt McIntee the former CEO of Green Golf Partners. McIntee will lead the business development side of the office.

Martin and McIntee join Tim Presecky who has been working in Business development in Chicago. Presecky is an Evans Scholar who attended the University of Illinois. Details at Troon.com.

IS PUTTING AN ISSUE-Try Swing Align putting aid

IF PUTTING IS AN ISSUE, why not try using SWING ALIGN as your new putting aid.

Because Swing Align comes with the ‘goal posts’ that can attach to your putter when you practice your putting.

So when you attach the Goal Posts to your putter, it helps you align your stroke through impact.

So it helps the roll stay on path to the cup. for more information on Swing Align, visit Swingtrainer.com. Cost is $39.95.

Lance Olson Champaign Country Club 2020 Central Illinois PGA Professional of the Year.

THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS-PGA SECTION has announced that Lance Olson of the Champaign Country Club, has been named 2020 professional of the year.

Olson 49, has been the club’s head golf professional since 2001.

Bill Abrams of Balmoral Woods was named Teacher of the Year. Glenn Prout from Mt. Hawley was awarded Assistant Professional of the Year.

Tim Krouse from Effingham, was named Youth Player Development Award. Dave Lundy was named Merchandiser of the Year-Private Club.

Steve Orrick from the Country Club of Decatur, received the Richie Hamel-Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations to all the hard working professionals who give so much to the game of golf.

THE GOG BLOG returns all week long. 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.