KLEIN CREEK under new ownership, new management, new superintendent, new chef, so come play Klein creek in Winfield, and find out what’s new. TOUR EDGE is giving your game some cutting edge technology the new 522 series is now available. See this line of woods, hybrids, irons and wedges now at  ______________________________________________________________________

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

Welcome to the Pine Meadow Golf Club

YOU HAVE NOT missed the deadline to sign up for the Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein, 2-man scramble.

But Saturday November 6th is coming up quickly, so don’t wait much longer.

Because it will be one of the last events of the 2021 golf season at Pine Meadow.

$80.00 per player, covers your green fee, cart fee, a warm up bucket of balls. Plus a hot dog, chips and a drink, and the prize purse. So call Pine Meadow today to sign up at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF).

COLLEGE GOLF EXPERIENCE announces Las Vegas Showcase Camp for December 4-5 in advance of the GCAA Conference. It will be the first camp with coaches from both the men’s and women’s defending National Championship teams.

CGX is endorsed by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), and helps provide new pathways to college golf by offering junior players access to college golf coaches. This is perfect way to understand the recruiting process, showcase your talents and achieve goals in golf. The camp will be held at Desert Pines Golf Club and the Las Vegas Golf Club. Learn more at for ages 8-18.

OAKBROOK TERRACE BASED ZERO FRICTION-will donate portion of sales to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. Because a portion of proceeds from it’s Pink Ribbon products to the foundation in October. But discounts are available for those buying bulk by October 31st.

“Our Pink Ribbon gloves and Supertubes are one of Zero Friction’s hottest items in the month of October,” said John Iacono, Founder and President of Zero Friction. “It’s a terrific way to show support for breast cancer awareness on the golf course while utilizing a quality product that will help your game.” But there is also free-shipping for orders over $75.00. So for more details visit or call (630)-317-7700.

Dustin Johnson hits his opening tee shot on Sunday at the 2020/21 Ryder Cup.

LA GOLF the maker of one of the top golf shafts in todays game, has signed on to be the title sponsor, of the Dustin Johnson World Golf Championship, March 4-6, 2022.

LA Golf calls itself the most innovative shaft company in the world. The Dustin Johnson World Golf Championship has a field of 90 players, which consist of both boys and girls. This year 74 of the 90 players were in America’s Top 100 junior ratings. So learn more about the Dustin Johnson World Golf Championship and Myrtle Beach South Carolina Johnson’s home town, at

THE 2022-2024 and 2026 Presidents Cup’s will have Genesis Automobiles as the official car of those championships. The 2022 president’s Cup will be played at Quail Hollow GC in Charlotte NC., the 2024 Presidents Cup will be held at Royal Montreal Golf Club in Quebec. In 2026 Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago will host the matches. But you can learn more at

Visit don’t forget to register for a handicap.

THE Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) has announced it’s players of the year for the 2021 golf season.

Nick Tenuta (Mt. Prospect-Mt. Prospect Golf Club) is the Player of the Year. Tenuta won the 101st CDGA Amateur at Bull Valley Golf Club. Tenuta 22, is in his senior year and a member of the University of Louisville Golf Team. He was awarded the Raymond B. Anderson Trophy.

Mark Small (Frankfort/Prestwick CC) was named the 2021 CDGA Senior Player of the Year. Small did not have a win this year. But his consistent play earned him the Charles N. Eckstein trophy. More details at

The Golf Heritage Society-preserving the history of golf.

The Golf Heritage Society ( has elected it’s officers for the year ahead.

Dr. Bern Bernacki was again named president, with Bob Muir as vice president, at the society’s 50 Anniversary National Convention. The convention was held in Monroeville PA.

Mission Inn your holidays in Howey and Hills Florida.

SO ARE YOU ready for the holidays ahead.

Because Thanksgiving-Christmas-News Years Eve and New years Day, are coming up soon.

So why not Florida, and Why not the Mission Inn just 35 minutes NW of Orlando.

Mission Inn has a great history for families around the holidays. So why not enjoy your holidays in the warmth of Florida. So visit to see all the specials for this years holiday season.

SKY GOLF has announced that starting Mid-November there will be discounts on the SX-500 and SX-400 along with it’s LX5 GPS Smart watches. Details at

HALIFAX PLANTATION one of the most popular destination courses in Daytona Beach FL. has re-opened after a re-grassing project. But member play has already started, and the public is welcome back starting October 23. So for information see

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The Gog Blog Speaks Out-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.