The Chad Johansen putting studio at Blackberry Oaks, also see Chad’s inventions at Perfectputtingaid.com and guideforgolf.com, Chad is located at Blackberry Oaks GC in Bristol.

Illinois PGA Professional and Blackberry Oaks General Manager Chad Johansen is not only a golf professional but a golf aid inventor.

Johansen has created the Perfect Putting Aid, used by over 100 PGA Tour professionals, including both reigning open champions.

Now comes his latest creation the Guide for Golf, take a lesson when and where you need it, focusing on the issue you are having that day.


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The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory to Harbor Shores Golf Club and the Harbor Shores Hotel, facebook, linkedin and twitter @GogBlogGuy.

What was once a garbage dump, is now an area that has a lot to be thankful for.

The Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph’s Michigan continues to grow, and it all started with the building of a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.

The latest and great at Harbor Shores is called Harbor Village, the seventh and latest as well as the largest development at the site is about to begin making progress.

Harbor Village will offer a variety of single family homes, townhouses and more, this area will open to residents next summer. The Harbor Village properties like the others will be connected to the waterfront and other activities in the area.

This area like the others around the golf course and the renovated harbor, should be attractive to younger families, empty-nest couples and retired families.

Single family homes will range from $300,000 to $550,000 and townhouses from the high $200,000 range to over $500,000. Model homes of all designs should be available to tour by fall of 2017.

Harbor Shores has been quickly growing since it’s inception in 2010, most of the inventory in the Trailside, Hideaway and Fairways area’s has been selling fast and is over 80% sold out. Many of the lots remaining do have views of certain holes on the golf course.

The Senior PGA Championship sponsored by area Kitchen-Aid and Whirlpool will continue to be played at the Nicklaus Golf Course. The championship was won this year by Rocco Mediate and will contested again on the course in 2018-2020-2022 and 2024. this coming year Mediate will defend his title at Trump National in Washington DC.

For more information on the Golf Club at Harbor Shores the Sr. PGA Championship and living in the communities of Harbor Shores please see harborshoreslife.com.


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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.