SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB (L) on Roselle Road in Schaumburg is open now for outdoor golf. Indoor simulators are open for golf on the cooler days. Call the pro shop for tee times at (847)-885-9000. MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB (R) will open for outdoor play on Wednesday March 31st. Call (815)-254-3333 for tee times. Mistwood is located on Renwick Road in Romeoville. The Mistwood Golf Dome is still open for golf. Both the McWethy’s, the Sportsbar at the golf dome and the Tavern at the golf course are open.   _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn. In the Inn, Mission Inn Resort’s pro shop. Howey In The Hills Florida.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO, first on the tee Saturday April 3rd at 10 Am.

Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger, Len Ziehm and yours truly return for the shows 31st season. The longest running golf radio in Chicago.

But to start the year, look for us on Am 750 WNDZ. So that’s the deal for now, we expect to return to WCPT AM 820 at some point during the round this summer.

So stay clicked in for details and updates, on what course or station we are on for any given weekend.

The new Preserve at Oak Meadows Clubhouse is reaching completion. Stay clicked in for an update on when it will open.

GOLF SEASON is here at DuPage Golf.

Because both Maple Meadows and Green Meadows have opened for play, and will remain open for the season

But the Preserve at Oak Meadows now has an opening day planned.

So have your clubs ready for Friday April 2nd, when the weather should be close to 60 degrees.

DuPage Golf invites you to download their App. For more information visit The new clubhouse should open before too long. So stay tuned.

Welcome to Mission Inn Resort-located in Howey In The Hills Florida. 35 minutes NW of Orlando. Join the Inn for Easter Sunday.


How about the Mission Inn Resort down in warm sunny Florida.

Howey In The Hills Florida, that is. Next Sunday-Easter Sunday, from 11 Am until 6 Pm.

The culinary staff presents the Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet. So for just $54.99 per guest, or $22.99 for kids of ages 5-12. Children 4 years and younger are free. See the menu before all places are gone.

FOR EASTER BRUNCH here in the Chicago area. Please see White Deer Run in Libertyville. Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park, go online to for information on pricing and availability.

Welcome to Myrtle Beach South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA the golf capital of America, is now announcing new and fasters ways to get to Myrtle Beach for golfers.

Starting May 23rd, Southwest Airlines will add non-stop flights from 5 new cities to Myrtle Beach.

But there is even better news. GOLF CLUBS FLY FREE. So no charge for your golf bag. Because this is such a great deal, May 29th is gets better with two more cities added to the list. But come June 6th it gets even better. So on the 6th, add five more cities to the non-stop list of places where you can fly direct to Myrtle Beach from.

For a full list of cities and flight schedules, you can visit online or So there is now no reason to get to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. #WorldAmateurherewecome Chicago flights are from Midway Airport.

MEMBERS of the Golf Heritage Society, are reminded that on March 31st at 8 Pm EST, a live video chat with Dr. Bobby Jones IV, the grandson of the late Bobby Jones Jr. details at

GREAT NEWS FROM MIURA GOLF CLUBS, the Miura clubs created with the help from Jack Nicklaus, are after delays, finally ready for shipping. Those who purchased the special edition line of clubs should receive them shortly.

PINE MEADOW in Mundelein now has it’s club fitting center open for the year. Call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4653 and ask for Tim Porter. Fitting season is here, and Pine Meadow has all the new clubs from all the top brands. Details at

CLUB CHAMPION Founder Nick Sherburne has launched a series of podcasts called ‘Fits with the Founder’. The first two episodes are on Spotify, and Apple Podcasts in addition to other platforms. For more information visit

THE NEW SRIXON ZX4 Irons now available.


SO ARE YOU  ready to to put some new irons in your golf bag.

Because Srixon has now launched the new ZX4 Irons, and they are now ready for purchase.

The hollow faced irons, with a forged face, bring a new level of forgiveness to the Srixon Iron family. So golfers who play Srixon currently, will find the high trajectory they currently enjoy will still be a part of ZX4. The face-flex of the new irons allows for greater speed and distance. What Srixon is calling the 431 Steel body helps absorb vibrations for a softer feel at impact.

A unique Tour V.T. Sole, will give ZX4 a cleaner turf interaction, for better feel at impact. Because the new V-shaped sole glides through turf, even with swings that impact slightly behind the golf ball. ZX4 will have the resurgence of Srixon’s popular sole notches, that are favorites by professional tour players. “The new Srixon ZX4 irons mark a new revolution in forgiveness for Srixon,” says Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering at Srixon.” Pricing ZX4 8-piece steel $1,299.99 or $1,399.99 in graphite. but for more information see

The new Srixon Q-Star golf ball. Coming April 15th. $32.99 per dozen.

COMING APRIL 15th, Srixon introduces the new Q-STAR Tour Divide golf ball. $32.99 per dozen. Brian Schielke General Manager at Srixon says,” the new Q-Star ball looks great but it’s much more than that. You get an easier putting alignment and increased visual feedback on your chip and pitch shots, which add to your greenside performance. It’s a ball every golfer should try.”

Srixon says the new Q-Star might not look like a classic golf ball, but delivers on performance. So learn more about this amazing new cover and ball at

LPGA STAR MORGAN PRESSEL is the latest tour star to add video golf lessons to Golf Pass, joining several PGA Tour players including Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry to take part. Visit to get your membership and have access to tips from the stars, Lessons with a champion golfer.

THE BEN HOGAN GOLF COMPANY announces a 2021 line of Precision Milled Forged Putters. So you asked for more, and now Ben Hogan golf has delivered more putter options since it’s well received putter line of 2019.

The new Ben Hogan Blade putter now available. $195.00

Because of demand. Ben Hogan Golf has expanded it’s putter line in 2021. With the new options now available. But with a price line at $195.00.

The new line of Ben Hogan Golf putters include.

BHB01 a Plumber’s neck blade design. BHB02 a Players blade with double bend shaft. BHB03 Iconic players blade with a flowing neck.

BHM01 a Classic Player’s mallet with a single bend shaft. The BHM02 (new)  Contemporary players multi-material mallet.

But as always, Ben Hogan will build the putter to a golfers individual specifications. standard length on all Hogan putters is 35″ but can be lengthened or shortened. For all information on availability on LH or RH putters, finishes, grips, or other adjustments. Please visit There is free domestic shipping on orders of $750.00 or more.

The new book by Kraig Kann

JUST RELEASED the new book from Kraig Kann, longtime golf broadcaster and industry executive.


Stand Out: The Story, The Company, The Brand, You. Published by Headline Books, the 2020 Independent Publisher of the Year.

Kann reveals his insights and advice on the value of getting noticed an evaluating the presentation of brands of all sizes.

Because the power of storytelling is a way to build engagement and raise awareness. So you can follow the Kann’s unique journey in the golf industry.

The book is already on a Top 100 Best Sellers list on  #25 in the Public Relations and Promotions category. Kann hosts Connected with Kraig Kann on Sirius XM, and has his own podcast, Tracks to Success. The 176-page paperback edition is available at and

THE GOG BLOG 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.