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THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. Myrtle Beach starting to feel like a good idea as Chicago cools down.

The Gog Blog is starting to feel like it’s time to head south, as the cool air is settling into the Chicago area.

For those of you who will enjoy Thanksgiving and then move on to Florida or Arizona, enjoy, your golf season continues.

The Gog Blog will head to Florida in late January for the PGA Merchandise show, in the meantime for those of you about to start holiday shopping, the Gog Blog will try and pass along some golf ideas and places to shop. So stay clicked in.

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From all of us at Cog Hill in Lemont.

The annual Cog Hill Christmas and holiday sale will be held on Saturday December 3rd from 10 Am to 3 Pm. There is free gift wrapping for those who need it, and punch bowl will be out with the famed Cog Hill holiday punch free of charge.

Cog Hill has also announced that the famed “Eskimo Open” will played this year on Sunday January 8th, call Cog Hill or visit to sign up, hopefully the weather won’t have the course waist deep in snow so you won’t have to play with orange golf balls.

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McWethy’s Tavern at Mistwood on Renwick Road in Romeoville.

You might have heard of the golf show on The Golf Channel being sponsored by Wilson Golf, it’s called Driver vs Driver. Where the winner will be announced this coming week, see local listings for show times.

In Romeoville on November 30th, there is something else that will hit home to the taste buds of golfers. Beer vs Beer, and no the pro or the owner of Mistwood will not be the judge. YOU ARE. Revolution Brewing of Chicago, takes on Firestone Walker Brewing of Paso Robles California, there is four courses of culinary talent, and five courses of beer from the two breweries. The battle starts at 6:30 and cost is just $50 per person at McWethy’s Tavern (815)-254-7001 or for more details.

ALSO FROM THE MISTWOOD/MCQ’S scene.. Black Friday sale this Friday Nov. 25th, doors open at 8 AM at McQ’s Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook. The 2nd annual Breakfast with Santa in the Great Hall at Mistwood Sunday December 4th, 10 Am to 4 Pm this event sold out last year, Adults $45, Kids 12 and under just $12.

FROM THE DESK OF KEMPERSPORTS… Don Crowe has rejoined the company and will serve as the new General manager at Bandon Dunes in Bandon Oregon, he will become the the resorts third GM in 17 years, following Hank Hickox and Josh Lesnik. Crowe previously served at 5 KemperSports properties including the Glen Club.

Vince Juarez has been named by KSM to serve as the new GM at the Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest, that is under going several improvements and has been over the last few years. Juarez previously worked at Fox Lake Country Club in Fox Lake.

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The historic Carolina Hotel at the Pinehurst Resort.

Pinehurst has announced the new Evergreen meeting package, with specials through March 4th of 2017.

Is it time for your next business setting to be at some place elegant and historical, with top level golf as the backdrop.

If so, check out the Evergreen Package at Pinehurst, where it’s always a beautiful day.

For more information please call Don Bostic at (910)-235-8508 or (800)-659-4653. You can email Don at

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The American Club in Kohler Wisconsin.

If your ready for your next getaway, either this winter or you just want to book that 2017 golf trip now, well good news, you can.

Kohler is offering some winter escapes and now you can book your tee time to play Whistling Straits in 2017, the course that hosted three PGA Championships and will host the 2020 Ryder Cup. or call (888)-293-7337.

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The First Tee Program of Greater Chicago is having a support day on November 29th.

The First Tee is hoping for donations of at least $20, in honor of the First Tee’s 20th Anniversary in 2017.

The First Tee is an development initiative of the World Golf Foundation and is supported by many of the leading organizations in the sport of golf. Donations have a positive impact on the lives of young children and golfers to be for decades to come.

0319-headerLinks Captial Advisors                                                                 Evanston Illinois based Links Capital Advisors and Chris Charnas are proud to announced they are handling the sale of the Michigan based Manistee National Golf & Resort in Manistee Michigan, the property includes 36 holes of golf and and a lodge that includes 42 guest rooms now available for under 2 million dollars. Contact Chris at (847)-866-7192 or at

The Gog Blog Returns on Monday… 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.