THE TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO IS OPEN all weekend long. MCQS DOME part of Mistwood Golf, is rolling with excitement all winter long. Chicago’s premier indoor golf dome, complete with an OTB for horse race wagering, bar and grill complete with a new menu. Golf club fittings, lessons and more. See Mcqsdome.com or call (630)-739-7600. ______________________________________________________________________

THE TINLEY PARK CONVENTION CENTER, home of the Tinley Park Golf Expo running this weekend.

THE GOG BLOG by Director of Content Rory Spears.

Yesterday was the opening of the Tinley Park Golf Expo, that runs all of this weekend as well. For golf show owners Joe Copeland and Gregg Tengerstrom who run a nice show, they deserved a better fate.

It was nice for me to arrive about 2:45 pm and find quite a few cars in the parking lot, more than I expected to find, since Mother Nature was awful, and left roads in terrible condition. My drive south on Rt. 355 was terrible, as the toll road was not plowed south of 75th street all the way to I-80. The city of Tinley Park plows were out around the convention center and doing a great job.

   THE NEW CALLAWAY ROGUE DRIVER, can be hit at the Tinley Park Golf Expo, one of the hot spots was the Mistwood Golf booth, across the from McQ’s Dome booth in the center of the show floor. Live TV golf action from Pebble Beach in the Mistwood booth.

Some of the other things to check out at the show, are golf booths from the Chicago District Golf Association, Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, Tullymore Golf in Michigan, Old Oak, Balmoral Woods. A few of the area private clubs had booths, with information on memberships and special events.

Do you need clubs? These days I recommend that everyone get fitted for new clubs, but if your looking for specials, there was some used stock and or new clubs that were being closed out for great prices. Needs shoes or a new golf bag, there were great prices on those items found on the show floor.

Lessons, free ones. Always a good idea. The lesson area has the Mistwood Golf Club professionals in the hitting bays offering free lessons. On the back wall there is an area to test hit clubs, including the new Callaway Rogue line, a must check out for any golfer considering new clubs in 2018.

The Tinley Park Golf Expo runs today and tomorrow, next Friday and the weekend, Copeland and Tengerstrom take their show on the road to the north burbs and Lake County at the Lake County Fairgrounds. For the Northern Illinois Golf Show. More details in the week ahead.

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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.