THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-WILSON TRITON NOT YET LEGAL

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THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on facebook, linkedin and twitter @GogBlogGuy.

Did you get your golf shopping done over the weekend, or on Black Friday. Maybe it’s time for the golf community to create a “Green” day, to buy golf things during the holiday season. Just a thought.

Today and tomorrow the weather is a bit shaky, cloudy and maybe rainy. But in the 50’s and warm enough for some outdoor golf, maybe take a shot if you still are looking for that last outdoor round of 9 or 18 holes.

If not the domes are open and you can head inside, and check out the improvements at places like McQ’s in Bolingbrook, Links & Tee’s in Addison, or on the new simulators at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

wilson-triton-driverDSC03715 Tim Clarke with the DUO ball DS THE NEW WILSON TRITON DRIVER, you saw it be named the winner in the recent Driver vs Driver contest on the golf reality show on The Golf Channel. The winning designer won $500,000, and Wilson staffer and PGA Touring professional Kevin Streelman says he will start his 2017 PGA Tour season with the new Triton Driver in his golf bag. (Above Right is Wilson Golf GM Tim Clarke who announced the winner in the final episode of the six-part series.

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HOLD THE PRESSES… it seems that Golfweek Magazine reported first over the weekend, that the Triton that went up for sale on Black Friday as Wilson advertised and promoted that it would, is “not yet” USGA conforming. As a result some golf stores and golf course pro shops have pulled the club off it’s racks until the USGA gives it’s seal of approval, which according to Golfweek could be weeks away.

According to Clarke this is a cross over in timing, and full USGA approval is expected, but the question remains when, and if approval is not received, what happens to Triton and or what adjustments will get made and can it get back on the shelves before Christmas in the stores and shops that are supposed to be carrying it.

GOLFERS ON GOLF has made requests for comment from Tim Clarke at Wilson Golf and John Spitzer the USGA Managing Director of Equipment Standards, and hopes to post an update on this site later today after hearing from both parties.

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The new Mistwood Clubhouse in Romeoville.

Daniel Wohlfeil who designed the new Mistwood GC clubhouse and has been retained to design the new Chicago Highlands Clubhouse, has now been selected to design the new clubhouse for the golf course, which will be renamed to replace Oak Meadows in Addison.

Wohlfeil will produce several options for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District to review, before the board of directors makes it’s final decision.

SINCERE CONDOLENCES to my Golfers on Golf Radio broadcast partner Bill Berger and his family on the unexpected passing of his 10 year old grandson this past Friday.

The Gog Blog Returns this week… 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.