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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and on Facebook, Linkedin and now Instagram. Putting on the new putting green at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

PHASE TWO of the three part renovation of the Schaumburg Golf Club is now well underway, and it’s moving along at a good speed.

It’s not likely at this point that the Baer 9 that’s currently under renovation will open any quicker that the July 1st, of 2019 target date, but with a warm fall, mild winter and a good spring, who knows what could happen.

General Manager and head golf professional Jon Parson’s gave Golfers on Golf a recent tour of the Baer Nine and progress is moving along very well.

THE BAER NINE tenth hole (L) on August 1st, and the Baer 9 tenth hole on October 5th (R).

Parsons says the design team headed up by architect Todd Quitno, with input from Parson’s and the SPD decided to install a little more “fun” to the Baer Nine that golfers should really enjoy.

A massive new horseshoe shaped tee box on the 11th hole, gives the daily set up team, some options for golfers on where to tee off from.

The fun comes in the shape of some new tee boxes, designed with angles to allow golfers a chance of a better tee shot, that could improve the approach shot into the greens.

A few greenside bunkers are not really greenside bunkers. They might look that way from the fairways, but there is a small landing zone between the front bunker and the fringe of the green. That approach shot to a front pin that comes up two feet short of the green, just might not leave the golfer buried in the face of the bunker.

The 12th hole on the Baer has a small bit of elevation change from the fairway.

The frontal area’s of the greens on holes 10 and 18 that have some water, still leave golfers with some space up-front for the shot that comes up just short or spins back.

In addition the old rusted metal supports between the greens and the water have been removed and new rock wall fronts have been added.

In multiple places there has been some mounding added, that not only works to help protect golfers from shots on other holes, but could with a friendly bounce help put golfers back towards the fairway, or leaving them with a closer chip shot around the green.

There are several new tee boxes, including some back tee boxes that will add some yardage to the Baer Nine when it reopens. Golfers are loving the improvements to the Players Nine, that reopened on July 1st, along with the driving range, putting green, short game and lesson area’s.

DID YOU KNOW, that Schaumburg is now a year round golf facility. Winter or not, year round golf is an option at the SGC. The simulators have been updated with several new courses, including Le Golf National in France that just hosted the Ryder Cup. If you think you could play those holes better that Team USA did, now here is your chance to do just that. 2020 Ryder Cup venue Whistling Straits in Haven/Kohler Wisconsin is also now an option on the SGC simulators.

It’s only early October, so come out and play outdoor golf until the snow lands at the Schaumburg Golf Club, and enjoy some food and beverage at Chandlers Chop House the clubs 28th hole. Remember SGC is a 27 hole facility. Continue to follow updates on the Schaumburg Golf Club renovation here at and next summer on Golfers on Golf Radio Am 750 WNDZ.

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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.