The 25th Anniversary tournament for the General Golf Course at Eagle Ridge in Galena IL. Wednesday Oct. 12th. Sign up today.


A mulligan of last weeks column is coming soon. So stay tuned for that issue.

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 25th ANNIVERSARY of the General Golf Course will be celebrated this coming Wednesday at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena Illinois.

The outing will have contests on every hole and is only $97 dollars to enter. Because the course opened in 1997, hence the 97 dollar entrance fee. See for details and to enter.

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein will have a 2-person scramble on Saturday November 5th. So for details on format and to sign up call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF). Pine Meadow now has a sale on PING G425 demo clubs.

CLUB CHOICE IRELAND is promoting different area’s of Ireland for your next golf trip to one of the world’s top golf destinations. See for more information. Druids Glen Hotel is one stop worth a visit when visiting Ireland.

Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook is having fall tournaments during October, are you ready for the challenge.

HERITAGE OAKS GC on Dundee Road in Northbrook, is having several tournaments over the next few weeks.

Starting on Wednesday October 12th is the Senior Scramble, for four-man teams.

But you must register by tomorrow night at 7 PM.

Saturday October 22nd is the 2-man 27 hole team championship. Play every hole at the Oaks, with a different format every nine holes. November 1st is the start of simulator leagues indoors. But on Saturday November 12th, is the famed Turkey Trot Shootout. So for more information please visit or call (847)-291-2351.

Get tested or fitted for clubs at Club Champion golf.

Willowbrook based Club Champion Golf has announced the opening of five new locations across America.

So Club Champion now has more locations (over 100) across America, than any other fitting studio.

The new locations include Torrance CA, Wilmington NC., Pleasanton CA., Mandeville LA.,  Ashburn VA., so with the new locations and grand openings, come a fitting discount, with a club purchase. So for more details see

The Club at Lac La Belle in Wisconsin’s Milwaukee’s west suburbs.

The Club at Lac LaBelle in Wisconsin, has announced it has started it’s fall rates for the remainder of the 2022 golf season.

Lac LaBelle one of Wisconsin’s historical properties is growing quickly in popularity following a recent renovation.

Fall is great looking time to visit the club, walking rates are now just $110.00 dollars. Check out all the fall specials at

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AND THE B1G Ten Conference have announced that University of Illinois Men’s Golf Team member Sophomore Jackson Buchanan has been named Big Ten Men’s player of the week. Buchanan’s third place finish helped the Illini win the inaugural Folds of Honor Collegiate, by a margin of 15 strokes. For more details see

The Streamsong Lodge in Florida.

STREAMSONG RESORT has reopened for business after being closed for a short period, for clean-up from Hurricane Ian.

But the good news was that clean up did not take long, and the resort has opened and is now welcoming back guests.

Streamsong has made several improvements on and off the golf course, since KemperSports Management has taken over operation of the entire resort. See for all the details. Three 18 hole courses, a short course and a new Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design on the way.

GALVIN GREEN has spent the last three years putting together the INSULA Sweaters, that come from 3 million recycled PET plastic bottles. For more details see

MISWTOOD GOLF CLUB in Romeoville has announced the start of it’s fall rates. So to view hours, rates and dates see or call (815)-254-3333.

Zero Friction Golf Products, located in Oak Brook Terrace Illinois.

OAK BROOK TERRACE ILINOIS based Zero Friction LLC, golf products, has announced that Tom Cismoski, has joined the company in a newly created position of Sr. Vice President of USA Sales.

Cismoski a graduate of Baylor University in Texas, previously spent 23 years at TaylorMade Golf, before joining Honma Golf as vice president of sales the last four years.

Zero Friction Golf is the home to many golf products including the 3 & 1 golf carry bag and convertible pull cart. So learn more about Zero Friction at or call (630)-317-7700.

TONY LEODORA and his program, The Traveling Golfer has a feature out on the Southern Pines based Talamore and Mid-South golf properties that feature among the best golf in the Southern Pines & Pinehurst area. See for information on how to see the feature.

LINKS CAPITIAL ADVISORS and Chris Charnas have announced the listing of the Saddlebrook Golf Club in Indianapolis Indiana. This fun but challenging golf course is a favorite of local players, and has been for the 30 years the club has been open. For details on a purchase call Chris at (312)-543-7192.

MYRTLE BEACH GOLF is now open for business. Because all of the Grand Strand area’s golf courses have now reopened for play, after some needed clean up from Hurricane Ian. So if your ready to travel this fall, think Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Visit

LIV GOLF has it’ season finale from October 28-30 at Doral Resort in Miami Florida, tickets are now on sale at

JENNIPHER SATTERLY has been named president of the Academy of Golf Art based in Okatie South Carolina. Details at

THE Gog Blog returns this 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.