The first round of the 2021 PGA Junior League Golf Championship on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

THE PGA JR. LEAGUE is holding it’s national championships this week at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona.

Team Illinois is once again in the field, and led by Coach Kevin Weeks, of Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.

The Illinois Teams are comprised of both boys and girls.

Golfers on Golf thanks the Southwest PGA section for providing photo’s of he boys and girls from Illinois in action, during this exciting championship week.

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Welcome to the new Smart Golf and Fitness location on 22nd Street in Lombard.

Smart Golf & Fitness has opened a a second location, this time located in the western suburbs of the Chicago area.

The new location is located adjacent to the famed Greek Islands Restaurant.

This new facility follows on the heels of the first facility in Lincoln Park.

The new Lombard facility is a state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot complex, that offers a mix of options.

One of the four hitting bays at Smart Golf Lombard.

Because of the demand for full-year golf and training facilities, in a large market like Chicago. Smart Golf Lombard has been brought online.

“Chicago is one of the largest golf markets in the U.S., and golfers from all of the surrounding area’s have shown a desire for a year-round training environment. This has all but eliminated seasonal golf in Chicago,” said Co-Founder Joe Sheren. “We started in the West Suburbs in 2011 just offering fitness services. But then we ventured into the downtown Chicago market in 2013. Because we saw our business flourish when we added golf instruction to our service offerings. This allowed us to rebuilding our flagship facility in Lincoln Park. So now we are privileged to bring the same experience, back to where it all started,” said Co-Founder Tommy Asuma.

Ben Nelson shows off the fire place and members lounge at the new Smart Golf and Fitness facility.

This new facility comes with four Trackman simulator bays, a 1,000 square foot indoor putting and chipping green.

But there is also a state-of-the-art gym, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a member’s lounge. The member’s lounge is a great place to relax before or after your workout, or for hosting private events.

So if your looking to improve your golf game, and using fitness and training to take the next step. Smart Golf and it’s staff of PGA Professionals can help you lower that handicap, and make your body feel better during and after your round.

(L-R) Tommy Asuma-Rory Spears-Joe Sheren.

“Our main goal at Smart Golf & Fitness is to facilitate positive change in all aspects of our clients lives, through the game of golf,” says Asuma. “The new Lombard location will allow us to expand our reach and service offerings. While providing a total golf game improvement experience that is second to none.”

Reece Bartelt Director of Instruction, and Ben Nelson are teaching professionals in Lombard, that can help you with your game. Smart Golf Lombard is on 22nd Street in Lombard. But you can get more information at

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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.