THE GOG BLOG’S SUNDAY MORNING SHORT GAME

THE NEW CALLAWAY GOLF ROGUE DRIVER quickly selling well among golfers everywhere, Boeing is back, and have helped deliver a sleeker more aerodynamic driver for Callaway. see Callawaygolf.com. DAN PHILLIPS is back with the Mistwood Golf teaching staff currently in it’s Mcqs Dome winter home. But the summer season is getting closer, see Dan, Chris, Brian, John, Andy or Eric for your lesson or new club fitting. McQsDome.com on Bolingbrook Drive in Bolingbrook. #BetHorsesintheOTB         _____________________________________________________________________

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THE ILLINOIS Men’s golf team finished in a T-8 with Alabama at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, the team score was +7, 12 shots behind champion Florida. Texas Tech and USC were second 8 shots ahead of Illinois. The illini without Sr. Dylan Meyer playing on the PGA Tour this week, got a final round 68 from Nick Hardy.

Next up for the Illini Men’s squad is the Big Horn Open in California on March 23-24. The Fighting Illini Women’s Team ranked #22 took fifth place in the Meadow Club’s Women’s Intercollegiate in California. The Illini finished with a team score of +16, 19 shots behind champion Washington. Bing Singhsumalee shot a +1 for 46 holes and tied for 10th.

Miura Golf Clubs made in Japan

Miura Golfs one of the most prestigious clubs made world-wide, will shed it’s layers of secrecy when the Miura movie starts to show the week of March 19th.

But now already released is the trailer for the movie, Discovering Perfection. The Miura Story. The trailer is available online and for details go online and visit MiuraGolf.com or other social media outlets. The Miura family has had a reputation for producing one of the best golf clubs in world since Katsuhiro Miura started hand-grinding clubs in 1957.

The Stracka Line Green Guide books

The Stracka-Line green golf guides are expanding their list of facilities that are making them available.

Two of the new properties using the Stracka Line books are the Broadmoor in Seattle Washington, that will host the 2018 PAC-12 Championship, and the famed Dormie Club, a Pinehurst design created by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.

“Golfers that are serious about their ability to read greens are flocking to the Stracka-Line,” says Jim Stracka, president of the StrackaLine. :Our greens guide are the games most detailed.”

For more information on the StrackaLine green guide see Strackaline.com.

Chad Johansen holds the Blackberry Oaks Amateur trophy, the BBO-Am will be played on June 23-24 #fillthefield

YOU CAN NOW register for the BlackBerry Oaks Amateur that will be played on June 23-24.

The championship is sponsored by Wilson Golf and Michelob Ultra. Over the years the field has ranged in the amount of 90+ players, but this year Blackberry Oaks GM Chad Johansen is expecting to fill the field which would be 120 players.

You can sign up now for the BBO Amateur, or for the Blackberry Oaks 4 man spring scramble that will be played on April 15th. Johansen has also re-released his guide for golf. The Guide For Golf is an online platform App that includes an official golf handicap, stat tracking software and over 250 instruction video’s. Visit wwwguideforgolf.com. Call BBO at (630)-553-7170 for all the details on what’s happening at BlackberryOaks in Bristol.

Sunset Valley in Highland Park will reopen for play in early August of 2018, the renovation was 7 million dollars.

The Sunset Valley Golf Club operated by the Highland Park Park District, will reopen for play in early August of 2018 after a 7 million dollar renovation.

The golf course will be styled after a British Highlands design, that is supposed to be recreated after the club original 1920’s era golf course design. The course will have a brand new clubhouse. For more information please visit PDHP.org. Sunset Valley is getting ready to welcome back golfers, watch for details on opening day.

Trish Johnson wins the first Sr. LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort

LYNX GOLF has announced that they have signed Sr. LPGA Champion Trish Johnson to be one of it’s tour ambassadors. Johnson will compete in the U.S. Sr. Women’s Open at the Chicago Golf Club this July 12-15.

Johnson is also an 8-time member of the European Solheim Cup Team. Company president called the addition of Johnson good for Lynx Golf as the company begins a push back in the American market. For more information on Lynx Golf see Lynxgolf.co.uk

Mistwood Golf Club getting ready for the summer of 2018.

Mistwood golf Club has announced a 2-Player Scramble for Saturday April 14th, that will a shotgun start at 1:30.

Price is $125,00 for anon-member and $75 for a member. Included is a tee gift, closest to the pin prizes, a long drive contest, and optional skins game. This event is limited to the first 60 teams that sign up. For more information call Mistwood GC (815)-254-3333.

In the meantime get your game ready at McQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook, the winter home of the Mistwood Staff, Mcqsdome.com.

Steve Kashul host of the Golf Scene

The Golf Scene in it’s 25th season in 2018, and hosted by Steve Kashul will have it’s shows put into the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications. The Golf Scene is owned by Channel Four Inc.

The Golf Scene is currently the 2nd longest running show currently on Chicago Television, and is the longest airing television golf show in the country.

The Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications was founded in 1982, is located at 360 North State Street.

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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.