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The Gog Blog Chicago’s #1 online golf news source by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. At the Payne Stewart Statue in Pinehurst.

DSC05877 Susan Phillips HHG DSDSC05870 HHG DS HALFWAYHOUSE GOLF Owner Susan Phillips (L) with your favorite Caddyshack Characters invites everyone to come enjoy the Halfway House located at 555 S. York Rd. in Elmhurst next to HB Jones. The Halfway House has over 90 courses on it’s simulators that you can play from around the world. Daily specials include on Wednesdays the Ladies Lunch, half price bottles of wines from Noon- 3PM served right to your hitting bay. or (331)-642-8050 to book your tee time.       _____________________________________________________________________

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The historic Carolina Hotel at the center of the Pinehurst Resort

If your looking to improve your game by adding some new equipment, why not spend some time in March at the Pinehurst Resort, where Titleist and Pinehurst have hooked up on a fitting package.

Getting new sticks and having the courses of Pinehurst to test them out on is an outstanding way to break them in.

The package includes 2 nights at Pinehurst. Two rounds of golf that includes 1 round on the famous U.S. Open Course Pinehurst No.2.

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The main dining room in the Carolina Hotel

Each day you will receive the the best breakfast in golf and perhaps all of America, the Pinehurst Breakfast Buffet, and at night a three course dinner.

A complimentary Titleist fitting session, that includes golf ball fitting, and your choice of club fitting from one of the following area’s. Drivers, long game, iron or wedge fitting.

You do receive a $200 dollar credit towards any Titleist golf ball, club or gear purchase in the Pinehurst Golf Shop.DSC03907 Pinehurst 18 on No.2 DSAP1-AP2-Group_497x720_72_RGB       The 18th green on Pinehurst No.2 in front of the remodeled Pinehurst members clubhouse (L), the new Titleist Ap-1 and Ap-2 Irons (R).

The package price is $995.00 per person, double occapancy and a $1,245 single occupancy, valid March 1-31 in 2016.

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Titleist on the move, see

Call (866)-495-9492 or visit to book a package that gets your game ready for 2016.

Rates are subject to taxes and availability. In addition if your not in need of an equipment getaway, and just need a Pinehurst escape, try the Pinehurst March Escape package that starts at just $399.00. For more information see

Titleist has just released new additions to their line at the recent PGA show in Orlando, stay clicked in right here to see what they are.

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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 WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.