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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and on Linkedin or Facebook. With the Bayou Rum alliagtor in Lake Charles LA.

SORRY TO HAVE BEEN AWAY so long. It wasn’t the plan.

My outstanding week in Lake Charles LA., a great growing community, with the strength of Casino’s, Golfing and more was given a bad taste with issues of getting home.

I had to connect via Dallas-Fort Worth airport, now my least favorite in America. Where I got to spend a night courtesy of American Airlines, at Gate C28. No fun at all. Neither is the DFW airport. But if you like the monorail at Disney World, you might enjoy DFW. Because everytime you switch a gate, you have to get on the skyrail and go several stops. It’s not the first time AA has messed up a flight, or given me fits getting my clubs back. And they did it again. Special thanks to the Friendly Skies of United for finally getting us home. Better late than never.

THE HIGHLIGHT was visiting Lake Charles Louisana, a really neat community that is now growing all the time. Population now over 100,000 and growing. Need gas, Shell was $2.16 a gallon, as compared to $2.89 here in Illini-taxland when I left for O’Hare.

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll have much more to report on when it comes to Lake Charles in the next couple of weeks. Besides playing three great courses, much of the food is really really good as well. Toss-in some brew pubs and the Bayou Rum Distillary, and you have drinks that are cold and tasty.

THE BUILD-OUT is on at the French Lick Resort, where the LPGA Sr. Women’s Championship is coming from October 13-16. Golfers on Golf will be there to capture all the action, and post daily recap stories. Tickets and more details at

THE WWGA holds it’s annual luncheon this week at the Glen View Club. Hall of Famer Beth Daniel is this years “Woman of Distinction” award winner, more from Daniel right here later this week.

Schaumburg Golf Club has opened 18 holes from renovation, with the final 9 holes under construction now. Find out more all fall long about the Schaumburg Golf Club all fall long. or call (847)-885-9000 for tee times.

TOMORROW THE PGA of America and the R&A bring the captains of next years Ryder Cup, to Whistling Straits for a 8 AM presser. Team Europe’s Padraig Harrington and Team USA’s Steve Stricker will photo op with the Ryder Cup, and take questions from folks like me. Hear more right here on the site this week.

It will be so interesting to see what players make the team. And if the USA can win the cup back, after a terrible loss last year in Paris France.

Besides Ryder Cup details, I will have more about what’s up in the world of golf at KemperSports management, from their annual invitational tomorrow at the Glen Club. The weather is great, Go Play. 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 the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.