INSIDE OR OUTSIDE the dining is fine at the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison. Why not play some golf and enjoy Chef Mike’s new menu. Tee times

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

The Gog Blog’s Sunday Morning Short Game is back for another week.

THE FINAL ROUND of the NV5 Invitational is today at The Glen Club.

Northbrook’s very own Nick Hardy, putted from the fringe of the 18th green in round 3, and sunk a 22 foot putt for eagle.

That leaves Hardy tied for the lead and in the final group today.

Hardy is joined by other players with local ties today. Patrick Flavin of Highwood, Vince India of Deerfield, Brad Hopfinger of Lake Forest.

Former University of Illinois golf team members playing today at The Glen Club include Dylan Meyer, Michael Feagles and Luke Guthrie. So come out and see all the action in the final round of the NV5 Invitational.

PINE MEADOW GC in Mundelein has announced the new date for the previously cancelled senior scramble. It’s now Wednesday June 22nd. So call Pine Meadow to enter your team at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF) or visit for more details.

NORTHBROOK BASED KEMPERSPORTS announces the addition of Keith Karem as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Karem joins KSM after working with Thrive Global where he served as VP of Marketing. Karem will help develop marketing strategies for Kemper’s growing list of public courses, private clubs and resort destinations.

WILLOWBROOK BASED CLUB CHAMPION is hiring. The nations largest chain of club fitting stores, that has recently announced it’s 100th store has opening for several positions. Because with it’s national growth continuing, Club Champion needs club fitters and workers in other positions. So learn more at

CLUB CHOICE IRELAND announces the Roganstown Hotel and Country Club as yet another great Irish destination location. There is not only the hotel, but 36 holes of golf to enjoy. So learn more at

UNION GREEN APPAREL is the title sponsor for the 1st annual Myrtle Beach Social Scramble Sept.23-25. The event will have numerous social media stars playing. So join in on all the fun, see

THE GOLF HERITAGE SOCIETY is hosting a tournament the second annual GHS Latrobe Heritage & Hickory Classic at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club. The event is open to GHS members and the public on June 27th, details at

COG HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB is home to the Amateur Putting Tour.

THE AMATEUR PUTTING TOUR is coming to Cog Hill, as one of the national qualifying sites for the national finals, held at the Pinehurst Resort.

So on Wednesday June 29th for an entrance fee of of $75.00, you can play for a purse of $2,000. But with the winners share of $500.00.

The field will have 90 contestants, and includes three, six hole laps around the Cog Hill putting green. The national finals in Pinehurst on the Thistle Due Putting Course are November 6th, where the purse will be $5,000.00. So learn more at or email

2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama with the new ASICS GEL-ACE PRO M STANDARD

DUNLOP SPORTS has announced a new golf shoe in partnership with ASICS North America.

Welcome the GEL-ACE Pro M Standard.

“These golf shoes are tremendous in providing a solid foundation for my golf swing,” said Srixon staffer and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.

ASICS Golf Shoes are comfortable, and have been designed with inspiration from the popular ASICS running shoes.

The shoe has a refined waterproof upper section, that is constructed with soft leather to withstand any weather conditions.

BOTH GEL-ACE PRO M STANDARD and the GELCOURSE DUO BOA are now available. M-Standard at $199.99 and the DUO BOA at $179.99 See for more information.

ZERO FRICTION PRODUCTS just in time for Fathers Day.


So does dad need a gift bag with all the right things for his golf bag.

HOW ABOUT some golf balls, a new set of golf gloves, tee’s and more.

IF SO, Why not check out the new Zero Friction golf back-pack with the products in one.

ZERO FRICTION products are available in golf retails stores, or by going on-line to or you can call Zero Friction at (630)-317-7700. But with an order of $75.00 or more, free shipping.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Men’s Golf Team members Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Tommy Kuhl and Piercen Hunt have been named to the Division 1 PING All-Midwest Region team. For Chassart it’s his 3rd award, for Hunt and Kuhl it’s their first. More information at

Len Ziehm at Talamore.  Photo by Joy Sarver.

LEN ZIEHM is headed north for the summer months.

The first stop for Len Ziehm on Golf, is at the Talamore-Mid South Golf Resort in Southern Pines NC.

What Len discovered during his round at Talamore, was the new Eco-Bunkers on the golf course.

They are deep ones. See all the pictures at

Cantigny Golf hosts the next Kemper Cup 2-person scramble on June 8th.

NOW IN YEAR TWO, The Two-Person Scramble created by KemperSports and the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) is back again. The Kemper Cup has been created to help produce interest in the game and attract new players. So a series of qualifiers has been set up at KemperSports properties. So can you earn a berth into the finals at Harborside International on September 14th.

THE NEXT QAULIFIER is June 8th at Cantigny Golf. Handicaps range from +2.7 all the way to the to max of 36. More than 500 have signed up so far, 311 are first time participants. The ladies are signing up as well, female participation is up over 150%. But get all the details at

THE FINAL WRAP on the NV5 Invitational will be tomorrow. But The Gog Blog Speaks Out-will be on Tuesday. 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.