TRAPPERS TURN in the Wisconsin Dells now offers 39 holes of golf with the addition of the 12-hole par 3 12 North Course, see more at FAIRFIELD HILLS Golf Course in Baraboo Wisconsin is 12 holes of fun golf and a great practice range, owned& operated by Barrington Resident Jim Tracy. _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.

IT’S SUNDAY at the Solheim Cup and Team USA needs to get back on track.

Follow all the action on The Golf Channel and NBC. *U-S-A*

BUT it’s also the season ending day for the PGA Tour, with the Tour Championship in Atlanta at East Lake. Can Patrick Cantlay hold off U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm.

Action on both NBC and The Golf Channel.

Dave “Links” Lockhart at Boyne Golf Resorts in Michigan

GOLF360TV is back tonight with another edition at 6:30 PM on NBC Sports Chicago.

This new edition hosted by former Chicago Bear Patrick Mannelly, and Dave “Links” Lockhart starts by visiting the 10 courses of the Boyne Resorts in Northern Michigan.

But there’s more, when you tour one of the best collections of golf history found in Chicago, when you see Jim McCormick’s collection.

But there is also a visit to Tour Edge Golf in Batavia, and a tour of the new clubhouse at the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison. A part of

2020-2021 Team USA Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker

THIS WEDNESDAY TEAM USA Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker will make his 6 captains picks at 9 Am CST.

Six players, Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas have already qualified for Team USA.

This years Ryder Cup matches will take place from September 24-26, at the Whistling Straits golf links in Haven Wisconsin. But which is part Destination Kohler. Team USA will need 14 point to retake the Ryder Cup, that was lost in Scotland in 2018. So visit to see the full point standings for both teams.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GENE ELLIOTT of Iowa. With his 1 Up win on the last hole of the USGA Senior Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit, Elliott becomes one of only three men to have won national senior titles in the USA, Great Britain and Canada.

THIS COMING THURSDAY Sept. 9th is the last Thursday for Titleist Fitting Thursday’s at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein. But no walk-ups please. Call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4663 to schedule your appointment.

Illinois PGA Executive Director Carrie Williams stands at Medinah Country Club with 2019 local winners of Drive-Chip and Putt.

DRIVE-CHIP and PUTT, and a trip to Augusta National to start Masters week in 2022 is on the line.

Because this coming Saturday the regional finals will take place at the historic Medinah Country Club.

Final competitions start at 1 PM.

The competitions are organized and judged by the Illinois PGA Section.

Golfers on Golf will publish the list of winner next weekend. Good luck to all the competitors.

THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE has announced it’s pre-season golf honorees. The 10th ranked Illinois Fighting Illini lead the way with three selections, Jerri Ji, Adrien Dumont de Chassart, and Tommy Kuhl. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY also added three players David Nyfjall, John Driscoll III, and James Imai.

BLACKBERRY OAKS professional Roy Biancalana goes Back-to-Back in winning the Illinois PGA Section’s Super-Senior Championship at the Pine Meadows Golf Club in Mundelein. Biancalana defeated Vince Antoniou by 1 shot, with Ivanhoe Club’s Jim Sobb finishing in third place.

Welcome to Club Champion in Willowbrook.

WILLOWBROOK BASED CLUB CHAMPION a national leader in club fittings, is celebration national putter fitting month, with FREE putter fittings in September. Normally this would be a $100 dollar fee. But if your buy a new putter at your fitting, your fitting is free. Why get fitted / Because you want to play your best golf. So let Club Champion show you how. So visit for all the details.

THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-returns late 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.