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THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn. At the Lawsonia Rock-on the Links Course.

ONE MORE TIME-Today is one of the fun golf outings of the year.

The Langford Shield at Lawsonia Golf Links in Green Lake Wisconsin.

Lawsonia is a Top 100 Classic golf course, and if you have not played it. You should, before the snow falls and temperatures drop.

The good news is that trees are not really a factor on the Links Course, so fall leaves are not an issue. Lawsonia has a second course-The Woods Course that reopened this year after a renovation. The Woods Course was designed by Rocky Roquemore, who did the design work for the Jemsek family when they restarted Pine Meadow in Mundelein in the Mid-1980’s.

The Langford Shield is a 2-person team outing. Due to heavy rain two holes into playing last year, my partner and I got drowned. We froze when the temperatures dropped, never made a birdie. So as a result we finished toward the bottom of the scoreboard. This year is the rematch we have been waiting for for a full year, lets hope the weather holds out, and the day is better than last year.

PGA JR. League. Great job by Coach Kevin Weeks of Cog Hill with the Team Illinois of the PGA Junior League. But while they did not qualify for the match play and the final four. Team Illinois posted a good number and was very competitive, only six shots out of advancing. So as all of us have head in this town before, wait until next year.

BROOKS vs BRYSON. Another one of these day after Thanksgiving made for TV events. I don’t know if I should be excited or not. They seemed to make-up at the Ryder Cup, now we are supposed to believe this guys are enemies again. But another thing is that the event is 12 holes. 12 holes ?, why play 12. So if your bored on Black Friday, there you go.

CONGRATS to Roy Biancalana on winning the IPGA Senior Match Play Championship last week over Doug Bauman. But in addition to winning the tournament, Biancalana won the 2021 IPGA Senior Player of the Year award. Biancalana is playing out of Blackberry Oaks in Bristol.

THE LPGA is moving the ANA Inspiration the former Dinah Shore out of California after all these years, and sending it out to Houston Texas. Details still coming together, but the purse will increase.

Go play, it’s Mid-October and the weather won’t last much longer. The Gog Blog is back all week. 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.