ISN’T TIME YOU VISITED THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB located at 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, just minutes from Woodfield Mall. The year round golf operation at SGC includes 3 simulators open all winter. A stocked pro shop, and the Chandlers Chophouse, with some of the best burgers in town. So book a simulator today by calling the club at (847)-885-9000 and visit Play Schaumburg Golf Club.

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  THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME is Open Daily until 10 PM. It’s Complete with the NFL Ticket for all the games today including the Bears-Vikings season finale. So come with your clubs and your appetite and enjoy all the action. Book you hitting bay by calling the dome at (630)-739-7600 or at The Callaway fitting event for this coming Thursday, sold out in 30 minutes. But it probably will not be the last one.


PINEHURST the home of American golf, gets more great news from the USGA.

On the 15th anniversary of the back-to-back U.S. Open’s in 2014, come 2029 it will happen again.

While Pinehurst will host the men’s open in 2024 first, just five years later a back-to-back will happen again in 2029.

It did not take long for the excitement to start only seven years before the first tee shot was hit.

PINEHURST CEO Bob Dedman Jr. said the resort was excited to for the opportunity from the USGA, to do the back-to-backs again. Michelle Wie-West the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open winner said she can’t wait for the the games youngers players today, to experience what the players felt in 2014.

Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley said,” No one wants to wish time away. But it’s easy to say we can’t wait for 2029.” More details at or

The lodge at Pine Needles in Southern Pines North Carolina.

THEN JUST A COUPLE OF MILES down the road from the Pinehurst Resort is Pine Needles-Mid Pines and the Southern Pines Country Club, or Ross Resorts.

Pine Needles will host the Women’s Open this year in June.

But news just out is that the Women’s Open will receive a major bump in prize money.

It will be almost doubled from $5.5 million to $10 million. As USGA CEO Michael Whan said, only 3 professional women golfers made $1.8 million for the entire year of 2021. This year one golfer will make that in a week. ProMedica has been brought in as a presenting sponsor for the U.S. Women’s Open to help grow the purse.

In addition the USGA announced several new U.S. Women’s Open future sites. 2023 Pebble Beach, 2024 Lancaster CC, 2025 Erin Hills, 2026 Riviera Country Club, 2027 Inverness Club, 2028 Oakmont Country Club, 2029 Pinehurst #2, 2030 Interlachen, 2031-2042 Oakland Hills Country Club, 2034 Merion. So for more information see

TROY BURNE Golf Club in Hudson Wisconsin a Hurdzan and Fry design is for sale through Chris Charnas and Links Capital Advisors. One of the top public courses in Wisconsin near the Minnesota border has been growing in stature and profit over the last three years. Asking price $7.5M, for more details contact Charnas at

THE IRISH OPEN 2022-are you ready for Ireland in the year ahead. Because if you are it’s time to explore Ireland-through Club Choice Ireland. So learn more by visiting See Ireland like you have never seen it before.

XXIO 12 clubs coming February 11th.

XXIO has announced the new XXIO 12 and XXIO ladies will be available on February 11th.

Both the woods and irons are lightweight. But they bring a great look, exceptional feel and sound off the club face.

So if your needs are more distance, better control and a better golf game. XXIO 12 could be for you. “Having a 20-year head start in lightweight technology has been a real plus for us. It has allowed our engineers to incremental improvements and on technologies that best accompany that performance,” said Chuck Thiry, Vice President XXIO. “We are certain that our players will continue to see big advancements in performance and distance in the XXIO 12. ” More details at or

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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.