THE GOG BLOG SPEAKS OUT-DECEMBER IS HERE

WEATHER KILLING THE END OF THE OUTDOOR GOLF SEASON-take it indoors at the Schaumburg Golf Club, where golf season is year round. The simulators are open and new courses have been installed. Tee times-call the pro shop at (847)-885-9000. The Schaumburg Golf Club is located at 401 N. Roselle Road, just minutes from the Woodfield Mall. Learn more about the Schaumburg Golf, visit Schaumburggolf.com.        _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG-by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Linkedin or Facebook. From the 18th fairway at Mid Pines, in Southern Pines NC.

THE RAIN IS FALLING WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW, not what we need, when you want a final outdoor round of golf for 2019.

Hoping by Tuesday, that the fairways in spite of the temperatures, will be of green grass. it’s always nice when you can play outdoor golf in Chicago during the month of December.

OUR CONDOLENCES to Tom Watson on the passing of his wife Hilary, who lost her two year fight to Pancreatic Cancer this past week.

TITLEIST and custom putter designer Scotty Cameron, are launching Scotty’s newest creation this Friday. The H-19 Black and this wide body putter, will only have 1,000 of them made. Details at Scotty Cameron.com.

IF YOU LIKE TO VISIT prime golf resorts or destination hotels (always fun), there are plenty of deals today for Cyber Monday. Eagle Ridge in Galena, with it’s one-bedroom villas and gift card specials. Horseshoe Bay in Austin Texas with $99 room deals, and the Salamander Hotel and Resort Chain, with up to 50% off specials. Check out the websites, and book yourself a getaway.

Even though Cyber Monday might seem to be the end of sales for holiday shopping, it is not. There will be plenty of specials at golf courses and resorts, on equipment and other golf items. Just check on-line, work the phones, and find the deal your looking for, there is still plenty of time to shop.

TITLEIST AND CALLAWAY GOLF are running Cyber Monday Sales, so is Lawsonia Golf Links in Wiscosnin, today only…hurry.

Global Golf Post, a great online publication, and so is the subscription GGP+ editions, has named Rory McIlroy as their “Player of the Year”, and rightfully so.

Multiple TV stations say 44 on Thursday, and dry, maybe a day to go play outside while some courses are still open.

THE CHICAG GOLF SHOW in Rosemont, has a ticket special through Midnight tonight, dates are Feb. 28- Mar. 1st. See the website for details and purchase.

FOR THOSE OF YOU that are anxiously waiting. THE CDGA tournament schedule is coming out this week, maybe as early as tomorrow.

KUDO’s to the Western Golf Association (WGA) on moving into it’s new headquarters in Glenview. The new office is located in “The Glen” just south of Willow Road.

I’ll have some stories coming up on a few courses, and destinations if you want to golf away this winter. So 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.