OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The new Shepherd’s Rock Golf Club by Pete Dye at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington PA. (L) see for more information. (R) The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison renovated by Greg Martin for information on tee-times and more, please visit #previewseason.    _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG part of Golfers on Golf Radio, that tee’s off on Saturday mornings at 9 Am on AM 750 WNDZ. The guys in Myrtle Beach in 2016, home of this weeks World Largest Amateur Golf Championship.

Chicago’s favorite foursome is back for week #20, even though we might only be threesome in need of a fourth. So we hope you will join us to complete the group.

Golfers on Golf Radio is on the tee at 9 AM on AM 750 WNDZ, Chicago’s home for golf talk radio.

Joining us this week is Scott Anderson the Midwest Manager for True Spec Golf, which is a golf club fitting studio. It’s first Chicago area facility has now launched in Highland Park. Tune in for the details on how to get the right clubs in your bag, in your hands, on the tee, in the fairway, in the bunker, and on the green.

Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley joins the show to talk improvements at the home of American Golf.

Tom Pashley the President of the Pinehurst Resort, joins us on the back nine of the show to talk improvements to the resort.

Course #4, the new short course, improvements to courses 1&3, the upgraded Holly Inn, Duece’s, a new pool and more.

Could Pinehurst #10 be in the works on a former Pinehurst area course favorite.

Fall trips and more see

During the hour, we will hear from U.S. Amateur Championship finalist Doug Ghim and new IPGA section champion Adam Schumacher from the Indian Hill Club.

The Par 3, Fifth hole at Sand Valley Resort in Wisconsin.

The Sand Valley Resort in Rome Wisconsin is your next resort destination golf trip. Created by golf destination property designer Mike Keiser, Sand Valley’s first course named Sand Valley is fully open.

The second course by David Kidd called Mammoth Dunes now has nine holes open. More holes are expected to open before the 2017 golf season ends. Coming up from September 2-4 is the Heathland Cup. A 54 hole-two person best ball contested over two courses in two days. There is also 27 holes of practice rounds, a welcome reception and awards lunch. Email reservations to or call Sand Valley at (888)-651-5539.

Arnold Palmer takes a rip at it. The Palmer statue at Bay Hill

ARNIE’S ARMY is on the move. Arnie’s march against Children’s Cancer has spread into new markets.

While the signature fund raiser will still be the Mastercard Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Classic, three other tournaments the Firestone-WGA Birdgestone, the Dell Technologies in Boston and the Tour Championship at East Lake, will now have special events to support the march.

For more information on the Arnold Palmer Charitable Foundation, please visit and join Arnie’s march.

KEMPERSPORTS management has been selected to manage four properties. First on the tee is the famed Golden Horseshoe golf club in Colonial Williamsburg VA., The 45 hole golf facility is home to the Golf Course rated by some publications in the Top 100 public courses in America.

KemperSports has landed it’s first course to manage in Arizona, by landing the Bear Creek golf complex, designed by Jack Nicklaus Design Company. the complex has 36 holes a practice area and a grill called the Bear’s Den Bar& Grill. The club is 25 miles from downtown Phoenix.

KemperSports has been selected to manage the St. James Bay resort in Carrabelle Florida, located in the panhandle part of the state and less than 50 miles southwest of Tallahassee. The center of the resort is a Robert Walker Signature design course that plays to a par of 72, and tops out at 6,600 yards. The resort is under new ownership. For more information on KemperSports and the properties they manage, please visit

LINCOLNSHIRE FIELDS in Champaign has selected KemperSports to manage the club. LFCC has a strong reputation in the Champaign area for over 40 years. The Par 72, Larry Packard design plays over 6,900 yards and KSM has started at the club as of this past week.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the Northside Beerfest at the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course on Saturday Sept. 23rd from 1-4 PM. over 50 brewers from at least 6 states. See hosted by Billi Casper Golf.

TO SEE THE AUGUST GOLF 360 with Dave “Links” Lockhart and former Chicago Bear Patrick Manelly, visit take a tour of the new Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison.

ANTIGUA congratulates Neal Furlong is their golf division salesperson of the year. For more information on Antigua see

LINKS CAPITAL ADVISORS Inc. and Chris Charnas announce the sale of the Club At Aberdeen in Valporaiso Indiana.

DUPAGE GOLF announces the famed Rambo Scramble will be held at Maple Meadows on Saturday October 14th, sign up at

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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.