THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB & ACADEMY IS OPEN FOR GOLF YEAR ROUND Try the new simulator arcade in the basnement, and play some of the Top 100 golf Courses in America, Schaumburg Golf Club 401 N. Roselle Road, call (847)-885-9000. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG , by RORY SPEARS. Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. By the fireplace at McWethy’s Tavern at Mistwood.

Happy Holidays from the Gog Blog and everyone at Golfers on Golf. We have enjoyed 2016 and are looking forward to 2017.

As we look into the heart of the winter season, a reminder that the Eskimo Open at Cog Hill is coming up on Jan 8th, for more information please visit

With a bit of a warming trend this week, maybe the snow piles will not be that bad, and golfers will be able to find their golf balls as they stroll around during their first round of the year.

SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS, we hope that a few more will be on board soon, but for now in the winter season, we would like to thank McQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook on Rt. 53 part of the Mistwood Golf Team. McQ’s has great food, an OTB to play the ponies, it’s a Blackhawks Bar and is one of the best golf domes in the Chicago area. Check out or call (630)-739-1592. Practice, lessons, fittings, and enjoy the new hotdog and drink bar right in the dome behind the tee line. REMINDER McWethy’s Tavern at Mistwood is open and year round, call and reserve a table at (815)-254-7001.

   McQ’s across the top, and bottom’s up in McWethy’s Tavern at Mistwood, open all year.

BIG 3 Partner Len Ziehm at Lawsonia in Wisconsin, is now Mr. Florida Golf.

BIG 3 partner Len Ziehm has taken the Ziehm Machine and is back in Florida. Len has parked himself in Port St. Lucie on the east coast of the state, and is near the PGA Village and PGA Hall of Fame. Where he has already found several golf stories.

Since arriving in the sunshine state, Len has posted stories on the reopening of the Pete Dye Course at PGA Village. The Legacy golf Club in PSL, the 20th anninversary of two other PGA Villages courses the Wanamaker and Ryder courses. Len has stories on the historical Meadowood Club in Fort Pierce, and the West Palm Beach municipal course. Next on the tee for Len is the St. Lucie Golf Trail, coming soon to

CHICAGO/NORTHBROOK based KemperSports has been selected to manage Forest Creek Golf Club in the City of Round Rock Texas. The 18 holes course will beging an exciting 2-year renovation project in 2017. Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw called KSM the best partner for the city to work with during the renovation process. The 25 year old golf course was designed in 1990 by Dick Phelps.

                                              Links Captial Advisors and Principal Chris Charnas, have announced they will handle the transition and sale of Laurel Island Links In Kingland Georgia, LCA is announcing the sale of Antioch Golf in Antioch Illinois for under 1 million dollars. For more information call Chris at (847)-866-7192 or visit

STILL SHOPING if you wish to give the gift of golf, here are some choices with golf deals, Arrowheadgolfclub in Wheaton, see Through December 23rd DuPage Golf at Maple Meadows from 9-4 PM, spend $100 and receive a Holiday Gift Bonus.

NEW GOLF SHOW..brought to you by Gregg Tengerstrom and partner Joe Copeland who have been the driving force behind the Tinley Park Golf Show scheduled for Feb 10-12, of 2017. This year Gregg and Joe are launching the Northern Illinois golf show in Lake County, at the Lake County Fairgrounds from Jan. 13-15 in 2017. Both shows operated by Tenco Events.

THE CHICAGO GOLF SHOW in Rosemont, presented by French Lick Resort of Indiana, will be held Feb. 24-26 in the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. See

ON THE FASHION SIDE…Carnoustie Sportswear has announced it’s spring outerwear collection for 2017. Performance outerwear, Waterproof styles, Cotton interlock. For more information see

ANTIGUA has launched it’s 2017 Women’s outerwear collection. Some of the new styles that rank among the favorites of Antigua women’s designer Danielle Dellios are Boost, Curio and Heiress. For more on these colorful and trendy collection styles, please visit or or See Antigua on Social Media on Facebook and Twitter.

The Gog Blog Returns later today…Stay clicked in.

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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 WCPT 810AM Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.