THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB on Roselle Road has closed the golf course for the 2021 season. But the clubs simulators are now open. Book your hitting bay and play one of many top courses, and of course the Schaumburg Golf Club. (847)-885-9000 or online visit Chandlers Chophouse is open for food and beverage _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy. The wings are great in McWethy’s Sports Bar in the Mistwood Sports Dome in Bolingbrook.

CHECK OUT the Mistwood Golf Dome on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook for both golf and football.

So bring your clubs and your appetite and enjoy a day of fun. The Bears and the Baltimore Ravens Kick off at Noon.

So book your hitting bay on line at, then watch the Bears do the hitting.

Call the dome for more information on golf and special events at (630)-739-7600. Including the Birdies and Brews tournament on Saturday night December 11th at 7:30. Because teams will play Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course that hosted the 2021 PGA Championship.

Mistwood golf is now a year round operation. But the Mistwood Golf Course in Romeoville is closed for the 2021 season. But McWethy’s Tavern at the club is open year-round, details at

The New Fox Run Clubhouse in Elk Grove will open in December.

THE FOX RUN GOLF LINKS in Elk Grove, are getting ready to open it’s new clubhouse in December.

Golfers will be able to enjoy the bar setting, with multiple televisions to watch all the sports action.

The clubhouse now has three new FullSwing simulators, so golf can be played all winter long at Fox Run.

All six of the slot machines will be moved over to the new clubhouse. More details at The course will be open this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

SCOTTSDALE BASED TROON GOLF a leader in golf and golf hospitality has announced a new agreement with TPG Capital. TPG and Symphony Ventures the investment fund of golfer Rory McIlroy. This new investment gives Troon more additional capital, resources and expertise to build on it’s market leading industry expertise. Details at

GOLF360 is back on NBC Sports Chicago.

GOLF360 hosted by former Chicago Bear Patrick Mannelly, is back with it’s winter edition show.

One segment has Golf360 at Chicago’s leading indoor golf facility, the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook.

More features include Northbrook’s Nick Hardy making the jump to the PGA Tour, and a tour of some of the best golf in the nation of Portugal.

GOLF360 TV can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago tomorrow on November 22 at 12:30 PM, Wednesday November 24th at 1:30 PM and Friday November 26th at 7:30 Pm on NBC Sports Chicago-Plus.

Blackberry Oaks professional Chad Johansen at Blackberry Oaks with Rory Spears and Len Ziehm.


Because Blackberry Oaks Golf Club’s GM/Professional Chad Johansen says come out and play golf instead on Black Friday.

So join the Blackberry Oaks Black Friday scramble, limited space is still available.

Johansen is also offering 2022 Blackberrys Oaks memberships at a discount if you purchase before the end of the year. Blackberry Oaks “The Oaks” in Bristol. (630)-553-7170.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS and head Men’s golf coach Mike Small announces the addition of Ryan Voois (Ladera Ranch Calif.) to the Fighting Illinois program, Voois has signed his national letter of intent, and will join Illinois for the 2022-23 season. Voois led Tesora High School to several titles and won several tournaments in California.

KENOSHA COUNTY WISCONSIN and Petrifying Springs Golf Course now has a simulator set up for winter play. Simulator times are from Monday-Saturday except for Dec. 24-25 and January 1st when the clubhouse will be closed. There will be a 14 week simulator league starting December 6th, that costs $50 to join. For more information call the clubhouse at (262)-925-8000.

GOLFTINI Women’s Golf Apparel has announced ALL-ITEMS are now back in stock. Just in time for Black Friday and you holiday orders. Details at

THE SHACK an indoor golf club with simulators has opened at 1717 Chestnut in Glenview (near the Glen Club). So for more information call (847)-904-2905.

GTECH-APPAREL is running out of it’s famed hand warmers. Because of supply chain issues, will run out of some of it’s fastest selling items. So order now at

THE SQAIRZ GOLF SHOES pre-Black Friday sale is on. Better traction and better distance. Swing hard without fear of slipping. Endorsed by Sir Nick Faldo.

THE NEW Inn at Sentry World is almost complete. But it will be ready in 2022.

SENTRY WORLD in Stevens Point Wisconsin is gearing up for an exciting 2022 golf season. You can make your plans and tee times now.

The golf course has improved it’s conditions and other aspects of the golf course, as it readies for to host the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.

TEE TIME intervals have now been pushed back. So you will feel like you have the entire golf course to itself, when you and your group are out playing.

But don’t wait for 2022, start planning your golf play and stay now. So visit for more details and information.

TINELY PARK BASED BETTINARDI Putters has announces it’s new lines for 2022. The BB Series and the INOVAI 6.0 and 8.0 lines are coming soon. See for more information. You can pre-order now.

IS IT TIME TO SELL YOUR GOLF COURSE. IF THE ANSWER IS YES, speak with Chris Charnas at Links Capital Advisors. Call Chris at (312)-543-7192. New buyers are entering the market and looking to invest and buy. So if you haven’t made the money you expected at your golf course, especially during the last 2 years during the pandemic golf boom. It’s a good time to call Chris Charnas, and make back investment on you property you have always expected.

Welcome to Sand Valley in Nekoosa Wisconsin.

SAND VALLEY RESORT is holding an online retail sale.

But right now if you purchase online you can save 25% off, on all orders that are over $150.00.

So why wait until your trip to Sandy Valley in 2022, to load up on Sand Valley apparel and golf products.

So visit and make sure to include the promotion code at check out to get your discount. Don’t forget to see the delivery deadlines in December. So your gifts arrive in time for Christmas.

BUT TO SEE PICTURES of more of the products listed here. Visit Rory Spears Facebook page, or on Twitter @GogBlogGuy. The Gog Blog returns 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.