THE PRO’S ARE GETTING READY FOR THE ISLAND GREEN-ARE YOU ? This week you too can play TPC Sawgrass just the PGA Tour professionals, when you challenge Pete Dye’s Sawgrass design, at the Schaumburg Golf Club on Roselle Road. 70 degrees tomorrow, need to get some swings in. Schaumburggolf.com (847)-885-9000.  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Linkedin and or Facebook. On the National Course, Reynolds at Lake Oconee Greensboro GA.

If your game needs a little color in it, and your golf ball does as well, why not check out Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x now in High Optic Yellow.

These new colored golf balls will be in pro shops and golf retail stores this Friday March 15th.

You can even get these new golf balls personalized by visiting Titleist.com and checking out My Titleist.

These golf balls were first seen on the PGA Tour when Bubba Watson put them in play during the Waste Management Open in Phoenix. Watson upon testing them could not wait to put them in play. Watson leads the tour in driving average with a distance of 316.6 yards.

The new Titleist Pro V1’s in Optic yellow, along with the longtime favorites in white.

This past weekend, on the PGA Champions Tour, Kirk Triplett made an eagle on the second hole of a sudden death playoff, to win the Hoag Classic. Triplett used a Pro V1x Optic Yellow ball, giving the new ball it’s first win a professional tour.

The new Yellow Optic Pro V1 golf ball is still providing optimal flight and spin for most golfers. While Pro V1x still delivers higher ball flight, and spins more on Irons.

For more information visit Titleist.com MAP is suggested at $47.99 per dozen.

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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.