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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. With a Fujikura shafted driver at Demo Day during the PGA show, Fujikura for golfers who really need to get the shaft.

There is a new golf experience that is catching on in a big way, and it’s Top Golf.

But don’t let the name fool you, it’s golf alright but it’s more than that. Top Golf is place that’s, a top of line fun experience.

If you want golf, it’s there. So are the pool tables, foosball tables, the conference rooms, the bars, the big screen TV’s and more.

The Top Golf staff will tell you that perhaps even up to 65% of their customers are not regular golfers, but then again Top Golf is providing an experience that allows people to get a good dose of golf, and is baiting the hook for many to head to a real golf course, pick up the clubs and try the real game.

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Welcome to Top Golf in Naperville, a new way to enjoy golf in a fun atmosphere.

The golf game at Top Golf is a bit different that what you get at the local golf or country club.

In some ways it might be more like bowling, you have your bay and everyone wait’s their turn. In bowling you could throw 20 balls, if your not making strikes.

At Top Golf you hit 20 balls, 5 at a time and you do this 4 times.

But unlike bowling or golf on the course, there is more than one target to pick from, in fact there are several. If you miss them you score a big fat zero, or depending on how close you get to the pin, you can score more points.

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The field of play at Top Golf in Naperville.

While hitting the fairway so to speak is not worth any points at Top Golf, it is a way to finding out if your swing is online for that next round at the golf course.

At Top Golf you do aim for the targets, just do not aim for the sand traps, because like in real golf, you do not get any points for that.

Top Golf has two locations in the Chicago area, the original one in Wood Dale on Thorndale Road, and the new location that opened last Labor Day off of Rt. 59 and Rt.88 in Naperville. The Naperville location since it’s newer, has more of the look the company is striving for. People who enjoy Top Golf are currently waiting for the new state of the art Top Golf, a 4-deck facility to open alongside the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, that is expected to be operational this spring.

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The Top Golf Game Board in the Hitting Bay gives you target information and more. On cooler or windy days, notice the orange stripe, which is your heater blowing the warm air down while you play.

The games and there are several to choose from, test all of your golf ability.

Top Golf the main game, allows for you to score points by hitting your shots with golf balls that include microchip technology, into targets that record your points. The more accurate you hit your shot and the longer the shot flies to further away targets, the more points you get.

Some of the other games include Top Scramble which is just that, breaking your group into teams and playing the game in a scramble format. TopChip is like a short game area game, where you play to the closer targets. Other fun formats include TopScore, TopPressure, TopDrive (for you big hitters) and TopShot.

DSC06342 The bar DSDSC06340 the burger 2 DS  The Top Bar at Top Golf, along with the Green-Chili Mac and Cheese Burger is a house top favorite by many, (Yum).

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One option of the conference rooms available at Top Golf.

The golf games can be played at any of the three levels of hitting bays that Top Golf has.

But when you move about the Top Golf facility, you can enjoy your favorite beverage at the top bar, and eat top level food, from what’s called the scratch kitchen (meaning all food is made on freshly on site and from scratch).

Business meetings and business events are quickly becoming common place at Top Golf, along with banquets, weddings and more. For more information on special events at Top Golf in Naperville, contact Jill Plotke the sales manager at (331)-305-2446. Top Golf in Naperville is located at 3211 Odyssey Court. For further information see

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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 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.