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DSC06467 Pelican golf logo DSPL hole 2-0027 DS PELICAN GOLF is now open inside of Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, lessons, fitting, training and more visit Pelican Golf. Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago is remaining open and not shutting down. See the story in the issue of Chicagoland Golf coming out this week, and can be found in your pro shops and golf retail stores.              _____________________________________________________________________

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Golfers on Golf Radio this morning at 9 AM on Am 1240 WSBC. Standing L-R Mike Munro and Ed Stevenson, seated L-R Rory Spears and Bill Berger, Chicago’s Favorite Foursome

Week 2 of Golfers on Golf Radio is on the tee box, and Chicago’s favorite foursome returns.

Last week it was just three players, but Rory Spears will make his season debut in house.

This week the show would like to welcome Larry Myers from Shepherds Crook in Zion and Mark Slaby the Director of the Illinois Patriot Education Fund, as they ramp up efforts for their annual golf outing at Medinah to help our Illinois Veterans.

We hope you will join us on the tee for an exciting hour of golf talk about the pro ranks and Chicagoland area.

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Steve Kashul in the Butler Cabin, returns again on the Golf Scene tonight at 6 PM

Steve Kashul is back again for another season of the The Golf Scene that airs on Comcast Sportsnet,

The spring edition of the show will run tonight at 6 PM and then again May 1st at 6 PM. There will be other airings of the show, stay tuned for dates and times.

Included in the first show are visits to the Highlands of Elgin and Bowes Creek of Elgin. The Links & Tee’s of Addison, and a look at the new line of golf balls that are being made by the Chicago based Wilson Sporting Goods. All of this and more on the first edition of the Golf Scene, on Comcast Sportsnet.

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The learning center at Cog Hill.

COG HILL’s is announcing demo it’s annual demo day set for next weekend at Cog Hill.

Saturday April 30th from 9 Am to 3 Pm, come and hit for free product from the following vendors.

Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping, Cobra, Cleveland/Srixon, Mizuno, Iron Factory, Tour Edge and Nike.

Coming up on May 14th is the Dubsdread Spring Classic, and 8 Am shotgun on Course No.4, two formats for your 4-man team, entry fee $650.00. MAY 21-22 the Cog Hill Am golf all weekend, 36 hole event, open to the first 100 players who sign up. For more information or to sign up please call (866)-264-4455 x318 or visit coghillgolf.com/tournaments.

THE CHICAGO CHAPTER of the NFL alumni association is running a Caring for Kids Charity Golf Classicon May 23rd at Cog Hill. For more information contact Nicole Bradley at (509)-999-5983.

NORTHBROOK BASED KEMPERSPORTS management has announced they have been retained by the Mahopac Golf and Beach Club in Mahopac, NY. 55 miles north of NY City, the club is over 100 years old and dates back to an 1893 6-hole design by Tom Bendelow. The course is par 70 and is 6,523 yards.

EVANSTON BASED Links Capital Advisors and Principal Partner Chris Charnas is now working with a national developer looking to purchase golf courses for redevelopment. This developer can purchase 9, 18, 27, or 36 hole courses for up to $25 million. They are a cash buyer who can close quickly, looking for clubs near major metropolitan areas.

LCA has also listed for sale the Turnberry Country Club in the Chicago NW Suburbs, the club has 18 holes and a 6,901 yard championship golf course designed by E.L. Packard in 1970. The clubhouse is over 27,000 square feet. For information on the purchase of this club contact Chris at Linkscaptialadvisors.com or call (847)-866-7192.

ANTIGUA APPAREL President Ron McPherson announces the 2016 Women’s Performance Collection Activewear, in time for your Mothers Day gifts. the new fabrications do combine polyester and spandex, unique prints, and color palettes with jewel tones, and the continuation of successful silhouettes. The collection creates a mixture of light to mid-weight overtops, with a use of heathers through the polo and sheerless polo’s. They have all been LPGA Tour tested. Order via ShopAnitgua.com.

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The Rust Oleum Championship

The Rust-Oleum Championship will host the first qualifier for the 2017 Drive Chip and Putt Contest.

This will take place on June 7th at the Ivanhoe Club.

The competition is sponsored by the United States Golf Association, the Masters Tournament ans the PGA of America.

Boys and Girls ages 7-15 compete in four different age categories. This year Illinois had 4 kids compete at Augusta, with Christian Kim win the Boys 10-11 age bracket. To sign up visit drivechipandputt.com registration runs through June 1st.

GOLFBREAKS.com is inviting golfers to come enjoy England, home of new Masters champion Danny Willett. Why not golf historic England home of countryside’s of rolling hills and pasture lands, see the stately castles and ancient mansions on the way. A very easy day trip from London to the Garden of England, the Kent Coast is an area known as a golfing hotbed that includes a mix or parkland and links courses.

Come play courses like Royal St. George’s and Royal Cinque Ports. North of England are open course Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool, and Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s. For more information see the highly rated golf travel service of Golfbreaks.com.

NORTH CAROLINA’s OUTER BANKS has brought a trio of great courses together to create another top North Carolina Golf Destination. Courses like the Currituck Club, Kilmarlic Club and Nags Head Golf Links, all three have earned high ratings from various ranking services and the North Carolina Golf Panel.

Nearby is the Wright Brothers bridge and other area’s of enjoyment for visitors. For more information on the Outer Banks and their golf experiences, please visit on line PlayOBXGolf.com or call (800)-916-6244.

The Gog Blog Speaks Out is back tomorrow. Stay clicked in. 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 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.