THE FRENCH LICK RESORT in French Lick Indiana has opened it’s three golf courses for the 2021 golf season. Mistwood Golf Professional Nicole Jeray returns to join the field this July for the Senior LPGA Championship. But before the Senior Women tee it up, you can as well. Visit to book your play and stay. #PeteDyeCourse  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS-With Schaumburg Golf Club’s Jon Parsons. SGC is a proud sponsor of the award winning Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn.

THE GOG BLOG tips it hat or golf visor to Northbrook’s Nick Hardy, who had a final round of 60 on Sunday. While playing in the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour.

Hardy the former University of Illinois standout, moved up 42 spots on the leaderboard to finish T-17th for the week. Congrats to Nick.

But it all wasn’t Hardy from the local scene. Because on the PGA Tour, Arlington Heights native Doug Ghim who rallied on Friday at the Valero Texas Open to make the cut, had a final round 69, to move up 16 places in the field. Congrats to Doug as well.

Welcome to Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein.

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein has announced it will have a PING Golf fitting day on Saturday May 8th.

The fitting hours will be from 10 Am to 2 Pm. But you do have to schedule an appointment, and appointments are limited.

So take advantage of this opportunity to hit the new PING G425 series. But don’t forget that all fitting sessions are held on the award winning, natural grass area. To schedule call (847)-566-4653 (GOLF) or go to

PINE MEADOW is also holding Titleist Thursdays, starting April 22nd, through June 10th. Appointment times run from 12 Noon to 4:45 Pm, and you must have an appointment-no walk ups. call (847)-566-GOLF (4653).

CHAD JOHANSEN junior golf academy at Blackberry Oaks.

THE CHAD JOHANSEN Junior Golf academy is running out of space for this coming summer at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club in Bristol.

One of the leading junior golf programs in the area, the Chad Johansen junior golf program will be starting for the summer season, right after school lets out for the summer.

So before space in this summers program is sold out, sign up today by calling Chad at (630)-553-7170 or online at Blackberry Oaks is home of the Blackberry Amateur returning this June.

SAND VALLEY GOLF in Nekoosa Wisconsin is open for the season, so book your trip now, and get rooms before they sell out for the season. Rooms do sell out before tee times. So act quickly by visiting

Welcome to Lawsonia Links.

LAWSONIA LINKS in Green lake Wisconsin has opened for the 2021 golf season.

So why not make the drive to Wisconsin and enjoy this classic golf course, designed by William Langford, a recent addition to the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.

It’s not often public golfers get to enjoy classic golf courses like Lawsonia. But there is a second course on site called the Woodlands Course. So for more information visit

CHRIS CHARNAS and Links Capital Advisors has announced that Sunset Hills Golf Club in Pekin Illinois is now for sale. For more information see Links Capital Advisors or call Chris at (847)-866-7192.

SPRING GOLF SPECIALS at HUGHES CREEK in Elburn. $37 dollars for seniors 18-holes and a cart. $57 for 18 holes and riding before noon. $37 for 18-Riding for the Twilight rate after 3 Pm. Noon to 3 Pm, 18 holes riding just $49. Learn more by calling (630)-365-9200 or visit

KENOSHA COUNTY GOLF has announced that Brighton Dale Golf Course will be hosting a series of demo days starting with Callaway Golf on April 24th. For more details see fittings are available at the demo days for great rates.

LAB GOLF PUTTERS-Masters Edition

LAB GOLF PUTTERS one of the top custom made putters in the world, has announced a limited release of the Masters Edition putter that was first created in 2020.

But there are not many to be had. So check out this limited edition Masters style putter online at

LAB GOLF-Lie-Angle-Balance, putters get you rolling the ball to the hole.

If putting is your weakness, or even if it isn’t. To make more putts and lower your scores, check out Lab Putters. In the Chicago area visit PGA Tour Stores.

READY TO GET AWAY-How about Florida and Innisbrook, just North of Tampa in beautiful Palm Harbor.

INNISBROOK RESORT in PALM HARBOR Florida, is not only gearing up for the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship.

But springtime in Florida. So book your play and stay at Innisbrook by April 15th and you can receive up to 35% off.

So don’t forget you can play where the PGA Tour pro’s play on the resorts famed Copperhead golf course. Challenge your game in the Snake Pit (holes16-17-18) on Copperhead. But while you are there, don’t forget to enjoy the Salamander Spa, one of the most relaxing places in Florida.

RIGHT NOW to see more about Innisbrook watch the video on You-Tube by Dave Lockhart of Golf360 at Dave also has more golf features on tube. So visit to learn more on golf at Innisbrook and in Florida.

GOLF PASS continues to turn out instruction video’s with some of the top professionals in the game. So are you looking to hit further, who isn’t. The last chapter in the series some of the longest hitters in golf, including U.S. Open Champion Bryson Dechambeau. Learn more at

NORTHWESTERN JUNIOR Kelly Sim has been named the B1G Ten’s Women’s Golfer of the Week. Because Kim won the PING/ASU (Arizona State University) Invitational. Sim shot 5 under par for the 54 hole event at the Papago Golf Club.

DALLAS BASED TOPGOLF is giving one lucky winner a chance to win FREE Topgolf for 1 year, in what Topgolf is calling is MajorBaller Sweepstakes. Text “Baller” to 68633 or learn more at

SHOTSCOPE spent March 29th tracking golf shots played in England. Because golf returned and golfers came out in large numbers to play. In fact almost 4,800 rounds were played that day, by far surpassing the old record. learn more at Check out this GPS Watch.

CLUB CHAMPION’s main store in Willowbrook Illinois.

CLUB CHAMPION a national leader in golf club fitting, is growing yet again.

So now Club Championship is giving golfers more locations to get fit. More locations than any other fitting company.

Because golfers can now get fit in Williamsville NY., Myrtle Beach SC., and in Tucson AZ. bringing the total of Club Champion locations to 82 stores.

More companies, more club and club options that anywhere else. For details please see

THE LPGA AND THE 2021 SOLHEIM CUP from the Inverness Country Club in Toledo Ohio (August 31-Spetember 6), has announced that recording star Gwen Stefani will perform at the opening ceremonies. Tickets now available at

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7th is NATIONAL WALKING DAY and NATIONAL BEER DAY. Bag Boy a maker of golf push carts, is celebration the day. So see more BUT it’s also national beer day. So say the folks at the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook. Over 30 beers to pick from. So enjoy National Beer day in McWethy’s Sports Bar on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook (630)-739-7600.

THE BARTLETT ILLINOIS based PR Firm of THE MEDIA GROUP INC. has been retained by the Altwell Company in Benicia California, to help show case it’s line CBD Products. So to learn more about Altwell CBD products, visit

Welcome to Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

THE 38th ANNUAL WORLD AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP returns this August 30-September 3 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

But there is better news. Because the Worlds Largest 19th hole, that did not happen last year (pandemic) is back for 2021. So get your vaccine shots and sign up starting Wednesday April 7th for this really fun golf event.

The MB World Amateur is held on 55 of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach. But sign up now and save $120.00 if you register by June 3. Fee is $559.00 and includes at least 4 rounds of golf, nightly admission to the 19th hole and a gift bag. So don’t miss out on this years event, register at today.

CABOT LINKS of St. Lucia has sold-out it’s first phase of Fairway Villa’s. But there is good news. Because Phase 2 sales are now underway. So don’t miss out this time around. Inquiries at


ZREO FRICTION based in Oak Brook Terrace IL. has released it’s Xtreme Golf Glove.

Because this new model adds more than even previous models of Zero Friction Gloves.

“Our new Xtreme gloves feature color with an edge,” said Zero Friction Founder John Iacono. “These gloves are crafted with 100% Cabretta leather and reinforced Lycra throughout the fingers, back of the hand, and palm for maximum durability and breathability. This Xtreme series is an exciting new addition to our product portfolio with six dynamic color options now available.” So you can now learn more at or by calling (630)-317-7700.

BETTINARDI PUTTERS have released  the Spring-Hive. putters products and more. So visit

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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.