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COMING TO LONG GROVE IL. THIS FALL, IRONS & WOODS. On Rt. 53 North of Lake Cook Road (behind Menards). HDGolf simulators will keep the golf season going year round. Need more-how about slot machines. Stay clicked in to see the build out that is starting shortly. Follow Irons & Woods on Facebook, for news on opening day.   _____________________________________________________________________

Golfers on Golf Radio the final show in the current WNDZ studio’s. L-R Ed Stevenson-Bill Berger and Rory Spears. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy-Facebook or Linkedin.

RORY HIT’S PAYDIRT, 15 Million for a weeks work on the golf course, not bad.

THE 2019 PGA TOUR season and Tour Championship is in the books. And Rory McIlroy is the winner. McIlroy “roared past” Brooks Koepka on Sunday for the win.

So the only remaining question now is, whether or not, it’s Brooks or Rory for the Player of the Year Award.

All of us at Golfers on Golf, send our best wishes to those injured by the lightning strike at the Tour Championship on Saturday. Because it looked pretty bad on television, it’s surprising that nobody was more seriously hurt.

The back nine on Sunday is where McIlroy broke away from Koepka, and the field to win his second tour title. 2019 turned out to be a great year on the PGA Tour for McIlroy, with wins at the Players Championship, the Canadian Open and in the playoffs. Congrats to Rory on a great 2019. ICYMI my thoughts on the playoff format, was posted yesterday.

The 2019 Illinois PGA Section Championship is at Ruth Lake Country Club.

THE ILLINOIS PGA has cancelled Round 1 of the Section Championship at Ruth Lake Country Club, long after it started.

So with at least 36 players of the field, in the clubhouse and posted, and many others almost complete with Round 1. Then rain halted play for the third time, and so the decision was made to cancel Round 1, and have a do-over. Seriously. I know about having half the field in and posted. But this isn’t the PGA Tour and or the the U.S Open. Play should have continued until dark, and pick it up where everyone left off in the morning. Other than Round 1 tomorrow, the schedule is unclear for the rest of the championship.

BIG 3 partner Tim Cronin has a story posting soon on the IPGA website and likely on his IllinoisGolfer.net website.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO is done for 2019, our final show for the year, was last Saturday on Am 750 WNDZ-Chicago. Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger and I, would like to thank all of our sponsors for the year.

Our final show was filled with breaking news. From the Dupage County Forest Preserve District, comes the news that the board has approved the money for the new clubhouse, on the Preserve at Oak Meadows. Great news. Ground-breaking will be in September, and construction should take about a year. With some luck in the weather, maybe it can open around Labor Day weekend of 2020.

And the Rambo Scramble will be played Saturday October 12th at Maple Meadows, see Dupagegolf.com for sign up information.

While in town to play in the BMW Championship. PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen, his caddie and two other tour caddies went out to play the Presevre at Oak Meadows. Here (above) are his comments about the golf course. SPOILER CLUE-they all loved it.

AT MISTWOOD GOLF, the Mistwood Golf Dome needs a new dome-shell says owner Jim McWethy. The plan is for a new dome before winter. If not, Mistwood will have to get another year out of the current dome.

LEN ZIEHM is playing in the World Largest Amateur Championship in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and you can learn more at lenziehmongolf.com. There was great weather today for Round 1.

AND FROM THE CDGA-Chadd Slutzky had a 54 hole total of 10 under par, to win the CDGA Mid Amateur at Stonebridge Country Club, by 3 shots. Congratulations to Chadd on his win.

Hawthorne racing and the OTB have left. Open space will be transformed. Becoming restaurant space, and a room for private functions. A new outdoor area that faces Rt. 53, is planned. Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville has a Taylor-Made ball-fitting event this Thursday from 4-7 PM. Info. at (815)-254-3333.

FROM INNISBROOK RESORT in Tarpon Springs Florida, one of the Rory Spears favorite golf destinations. Comes word from GM Mike Williams, that the room renovations that started a year ago are almost complete. And the four golf courses are in great shape after the renovations. More details and great fall and winter golf packages can be found at Innisbrookgolf.com. Home of the Copperhead Golf Course and the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour.

WORD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, is that Tristyn Nowlin will compete starting Thursday in the LPGA Q-School qualifying event. The top 60 players after 54 holes advance to the final round. Players from there, move on to Stage 2 of Q-School.

CONGRATULATIONS is in order to Kevin Frisch and Frisch PR, on taking over the public reletions for the Harbor Shores Golf Club, in Benton Harbor Michigan. Harbor Shores will host the 2020 Senior PGA Championship.

THE GOG BLOG will now heat up with the radio season behind us. Keep it here all winter long, for all the golf news Chicago area and beyond need to know. I’ll be at the Illinois PGA Section Championship starting tomorrow. Stay clicked in. RS

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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.