IT’S NOW TIME TO GO INSIDE-at the Schaumburg Golf Club 401 N. Roselle Road, with both winter here and the Tournament Nine not yet ready from renovation. Which means hit the simulators downstairs below Chandlers Chophouse. Call the pro shop for tee times on the simulators (847)-885-9000 and don’t forget visit   ____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation, follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Facebook or Linkedin. In the Schaumburg Golf Club pro shop. Simulators open at 9 Am.

THE Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has awarded Rich Harvest Farms owner Jerry Rich, a Life Time Achievement Award.

Rich becomes the eight Lifetime Achievement award honoree by the association in it’s history.

The award will be presented in Las Vegas on December 9th, at the HOF reception and awards banquet.

Some of the past recipients include Karsten Solheim, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Jim Nantz.

THE MEN’S BIG TEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP comes to Rich Harvest Farms May 1-3 in 2020. Hole Gold 6, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be putin the same category as the likes of past winners sunch as Arnold Palmer and Karsten Solheim, but I’m just a man who loves collegiate golf,” said Rich. “It all started with supporting the golf teams at my alma mater, Northern Illinois University. I share this Lifetime Achievement Award with them, and my staff who have championed this vision.”

Rich is the founder of the Kids Golf Foundation, a non-profit junior golf organization housed at Rich Harevst Farms, which Rich founded with his friend Don Springer in 1998. Since it’s beginning, the KGF has introduced over 250,000 kids to the sport of golf.

Jerry Rich with the NCAA National Championship trophy.

Rich Harvest Farms has now hosted over 50 amatuer and collegiate golf events in the last 20 years.

Among those events are the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s National Championships, the 2015 Palmer Cup, that will return to RHF in 2021.

Rich Harvest Farms has hosted the Western Golf Association (WGA), Junior Championship in 2019, and the Western Amateur Championship in 2015.

Rich Harvest Farms remains in the Golf Digest’s list for Top 100 golf courses in America.


THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME & THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB two of the great golf locations to be today-BLACK FRIDAY. The door busting sale at the Mistwood Golf Dome is underway, prices up to 70% off on over $50,000 worth of merchandise. The Schaumburg Golf Club has the simulators open and sales in the pro shop. Call the pro shop at (847)-885-9000 for simulator tee times, or learn more at  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS-Director of Content and Creation, follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or Linkedin and Facebook. In the pro shop at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.

ARE YOU IN THE PRO SHOP TODAY, checking out all the Black Friday sales, or sitting at home getting it done online and staying out of the masses.

Well I have mentioned a few sales over the last few days, but there is much more going on today, over the weekend and through Cyber-Monday.

Mistwood Golf Club and Schaumburg Golf are two places to enjoy specials. Holiday gift card deals will be happening at the DuPage Golf Courses, French Lick Resort and Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, especially on it’s Cyber Mondays.

More options include Rounds of golf at 2015 U.S. Open Course Chambers Bay for $119.00, buy them today. The Erin Hills 30% sale. Salamander Hotels and Resorts has up to 50% off.

If your shopping golf, visit the resorts or golf course websites. Deals on rounds of golf or merchandise. PGA Tour store has sales on clubs. Club Champion on club fittings. Are You are CDGA member, if so there are deals with CDGA partners check them out.

Memberships for 2020 at many courses are on sale. Pine Meadow golf Club in Mundelein, has deals on rounds of golf for today and the weekend.

GOLFVISIONS the Players pass on sale today for $129.99 see IN WISCONSIN…Lawsonia Golf has specials, so does the Lodge at Kohler in Green Bay, no deals on football nights when the Packers are playing, but many other days in the cooler months ahead.

COG HILL has it’s big annual holiday sale tomorrow, yes in November for a change from 10-3 Pm. Plenty of deals to be had, free gift wrapping (866)-COG-HILL for more information.

HORSE SHOE BAY RESOR in Austin Texas, with four golf courses, is now running sales through December 5th including $99 dollar rooms.

Anything in golf you or your favorite golfer might like, take chance, go visit the shop if they are open, call the 800 number, check on line, deals,deals, deals, enjoy golf even more in 2020, by buying what you want today, this weekend or on Monday. Have fun shopping.


In the studio at AM 750 WNDZ-Chicago, L-R Ed Stevenson-Bill Berger and Rory Spears.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Golfers on Golf.

Don’t forget Black Friday sales tomorrow, they are everywhere.

IT’s a great day to get golf equipment, golf apparel and golf items. Don’t buy clubs off the rack untested, get fitted. Maybe a putter if it has the right feel, can be a quick buy. But test the rest, before you invest. Save the hassle of bringing them back.

Need to get away from our weather as it gets worse for the winter, plenty of resorts are offering Black Friday deals, for up here, or down there where it’s warmer.

The Gog Blog returns tomorrow.


  THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB 401 North Roselle Road is open at 9 Am on Black Friday. Call the pro shop at (847)-885-9000 for simulator tee times. Plenty of golf wear in the pro shop for your holiday shopping golf needs. THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME starts it’s Black Friday golf sales at 7 AM, see #upto70%off.      _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG-by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Linkedin and Facebook.

THE SALAMANDER RESORT chain is starting it’s Black Friday sale at 6:00 Am Friday and it runs until 11:59 Pm on Monday December 2nd.

Sales are up to 50% off, on their resorts and merchandise.

Here is your chance to book stays for 2020, at some of the best resort hotels in the south and mid-central east coast of America.

You can play golf courses that the PGA Tour uses, like Copperhead at Innisbrook. Or at the Ocean Course by Jack Nicklaus at the Hammock Beach resort just south of Jacksonville.

THE OCEAN COURSE (L) at Hammock Dunes, the Copperhead Course home of the Valspar tournament on the PGA Tour, at the Innisbrook Resort.

Salamander has hotels and resorts in Jamaica, Virginia, Charleston SC., Destin and Palm Palm Harbor Florida.  See for more details.


EAGLE RIDGE RESORT IN GALENA is offering CYBER MONDAYS with specials to be enjoyed this winter or next summer. Check out for details IT’S TIME for you to visit Schaumburg Golf Club, home of year round golf with the simulators in the clubhouse. Simulators open at 9 AM on Black Friday. Call the pro shop (847)-885-9000. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and on Linkedin and Facebook. In the simulator at Club Champion.

THIS FRIDAY, BLACK FRIDAY will be one of the biggest days of the year for sales on golf equipment, apparel and other items.

Onve of the biggest golf sales in the Chicagoland area, will be in Bolingbrook at the Mistwood Golf Dome on Rt.53 (730 Bolingbrook Drive).

The doors to the dome open at 7 Am and run all day. While the sale is ongoing, the dome is open for golfers to hit shots under the watchful eye of Toptracer.

But the Mistwood Golf Black Friday is over $50,000 dollars of merchandise at savings of up to 70% savings on some items. There is merchandise from all the major brands, including Taylor-Made/Adidas, Donald Ross, Travis Mathew, Titleist, Donald Ross, Sunice and more.

Even though the Mistwood Golf Club on Renwick Road in Romeoville is closed for the season, McWethy’s Tavern is open all winter long in the clubhouse (closed on Thanksgiving).

In the Mistwood Golf dome, McWethy’s Sports Bar will have all the games on, including the Blackhawks game that starts at 3 PM. For more details see


IF IT”S TIME TO START YOUR GOLF HOLIDAY SHOPPING, then it’s time to visit the pro shop at the Schaumburg Golf Club. Watch for details on the Black Friday Sale, that is just days away. Located at 401 North Roselle Road in Schaumburg (847)-885-9000.   _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS-Director of Content and Creation, Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and on Linkedin and or Facebook. In the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook.

IT’S BLACK FRIDAY WEEK, which mean there are plenty of good sales for golfers.

One of the biggest sales will be held at the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook on Rt. 53. See the Mistwood website for all the details. Doors open at 7 Am.

There will be plenty of merchandise to pick from. The Schaumburg Golf Club will be having a sale in the golf shop, stay clicked in for details as they happen.

If you are looking for golf items on Friday, there are plenty of deals to be had. DO NOT just buy clubs off the rack for someone else, without having them get fit first. Avoid the hassle, get the purchase right the first time.

TEE UP TIGER, Tiger Woods has been taking his fare share of hits for his handling of Team USA for the upcoming Presidents Cup. Woods is taking hits for not picking Brendon Todd the hottest golfer on the planet, when he selected Rickie Fowler. Woods has been critized quite a bit lately for his team make-up. But the USA will likely win anway, so it won’t matter in the end. It would be funny if the final match decided the cup and it was Woods and Abraham Ancer, the rookie who has called out Woods for a match.

NBC GOLF NOW has bought out EZLINKS for $$$ unknown, but the two parties that have fought over online tee time bookings for years, will now end the battle. What golfers will see, is still TBD.

I’M STILL HOPING TO GET In that final round outdoors this year. There has been a couple of chances, but scheduling is everything. Plus it seems like when the temps get over 45, it rains. I’m still keeping my fingers crosssed.

I have some features coming up on a couple of local courses and properties, and few I’m working on from down south. So stay clicked in for those. Plus I am not done adding a few good golf holiday gift ideas before Christmas gets here.

I’m back again tomorrow. RS


THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB at 401 North Roselle Road is getting ready for a Black Friday Sale, stay clicked in this week for details. Book your simulator tee times at (847)-885-9000. Smart Golf & Fitness has reopened at a new Chicago location, now located at 1452 West Willow Street. More details are found at    _____________________________________________________________________

THE PINS ARE STILL IN at several area courses, so if you have some spare time in this holiday week. Get outside to play for a final time in 2019. The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and on Linkedin and Facebook or Instagram.

YES-several courses still have the pins in, for outdoor golf. The weather might hold just enough for us die hards, that want to play outside at least one more time this year, before we head for the domes and simulators.

Check with your local pro shops and see if they are ready for outdoor play for a few more days.

The year end golf shows continue this Friday-Saturday and Sunday, at the Highwood Recreation Center, 428 Green Bay Road in Highwood. Hours are 8-6 Fri., 8-5 Sat., and 8-2 on Sunday. The sale is well worth checking out for some good deals on golf supplies.

Welcome to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena

The holiday season is upon us, and at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, that marks the return of Cyber Mondays.

Are you ready for great deals at Eagle Ridge, check out tomorrows deals, and then even more options on December 2nd, when yet another Cyber Monday returns.

Eagle Ridge is under new ownership, and improvements are on the way. See and visit Galena IL.

The Mistwood Golf Dome, in Bolingbrook, will host a BIG Black Friday Sale starting at 7 AM.

Coming this Friday, Black Friday, it’s the annual Black Friday Sale at the Mistwood Golf Dome.

THE GOLF DOME, not the golf course, but at the dome 730 Bolingbrook drive on Rt 53, there will be over $50,000 worth of merchandise on sale.

That’s right, quite a sale, and the the discounts will be up to 70% off.

So why not check out the Mistwood Golf Black Friday Sale at the dome, starting at 7 AM.

Erin Hills in Erin Wisconsin, home of the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open

The Erin Hills Cyber Sale starts on Wednesday November 27th, with 30% off.

The sale runs through Monday December 2nd. Visit

There is free shipping on orders over $150.00. Use the code ERINHILLS30 at checkout, this deal will be offered in the pro shop on Monday December 2nd.

Erin Hills is already reserving tee times and overnight stays for 2020. Plan your visit today.

CALLAWAY APPAREL will have a Black Friday sale, with selected items at up to 40% off. See Callaway apparel online for more details. Callaway Golf balls $34.99 until the end of the year, see

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS women’s golf team and Coach Renee Slone, announce the signing Isabel Sy, to a national letter of intent (NLI) to join Illinois. Isabel is one of the top junior golf recruits in America, per multiple rating services. Sy will join the team in the fall of 2020, and currently resides in San Gabriel California. Illinois ended the fall season ranked #13 by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

THIS FRIDAY from 9 Am to 12 Noon at the Go For it Sports Dome in Yorkville, Chad Johansen from Blackberry Oaks GC, will host a golf clinic from 11:30 to Noon at this Grand Opening event. The dome is located on Galena Road.

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

THEIR LATEST PROJECT, opening on June 1st of 2020. The Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes, which is beingpromoted as the final course at bandon dunes.

This Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design under the watchful eye of Mike Keiser, will have golfers enjoying a stroll down the Pacific Ocean on the Coast of Oregon.

You can start booking your visit and round of golf at (855)-854-7623. it’s golf as it was meant to be. The Sheep Ranch is back.

KOHLER IS OFFERING specials on it’s Lodge in Titletown-Green Bay Wisconsin, when you stay from Sunday-through-thursday nights until March 31st. or call (844)-996-0398.

Topgolf Schaumburg IL. is now open

TOPGOLF set a new Guinness World Book of Records, record, with over 2,000 peopleall hitting a golf ball simultanously.

This timed event was done at several locations, on November 7th, in honor of “Get out and Swing Day.”

Several reality show stars participated in the event. For more information on this special event, and Topgolf, plesse visit The new Topgolf in Schaumburg Illinois is now open for business.

THE ILLINOIS PGA has award for the second time in three years, the Don Drasler IPGA Section award for PGA Assistant professional of the year, to Chris French, from the Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford. French recently in the National PGA Assistants Championship at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida, where he made the cut.

STITCH GOLF based in Apex North Carolina has released the new SL2 lightweight golf bag, it weighs only 4 pounds. For details on this full size lightweight bag, please visit who alos makes head covers and other fine golf products.

INDI GOLF has announced a new line of putters, called the Allison and the Ramone. These custom putters are available for pre-sale at The MSRP is $449.99 and during pre-sale the price is $329.99.

The Allison putter

The Allison is a face-balanced mid-size mallet, and Ramone is, a toe-hang blade.

“After designing wedges the past few years, the putter category was the most logicial step for us in our mission to help golfers make the short game their best game,” said Rob Lang, General Manager of Indi Golf. “We have been developing the technology for these putters for the last year now and we’re confident they will help golfers make more putts. We are excited to finally be able to introduce them.”

Allison has a double-bend shaft that creates a perfectly face-balanced putter for the player that has a straight back-straight through putting stroke. Ramone was designed with a 30-degree toe-hang, that is ideal for a player that favors an arced putting stroke.

Long Bay 10 in Myrtle Beach.

MyrtleBeach Golf and leading package providers, are currently offering golfers 50% off spring tee times when purchasing a three-round package during the Black Friday Sale.

This holiday sale has started and runs through Dec. 2, golfers can purchase tee times at any of the Founders Group International’s 21 courses for 50% percent off of time from March 1 to June 7, tee timesare before 8:30 Am and after 1 Pm.

BGT Breakthrough Golf Technology-Stability Putter Shaft is a shaft that uses scientifically designed multi-materials with geometries that have not been used in putters shafts previously. The shaft creates a solid feelthat’s not found in putters with traditional shafts. Stability Armlock Putter Shaft, learn more at

            GolfLogix Putt Line

GolfLogix is a game improvement app, that has now released a new Putt Line option.

This app gives the golfer the a read for distance, and insight on your line. Putt Line takes the guessing out of trying to read a putt.

It comes in handy on all putts, but putts that have little or a hidden break. This app gives golfers a better chance of making putts, on greens that the golfer has not played or seen before. And don’t forget the GolfLogix Apple Watch, that gives golfers exact yardages, green images, scroe tracking, and hole selection. The new app is compatible with a series 3 and 4 Apple Watches.

The Gog Blog returns this week, with the Gog Blog Speaks Out.



  SMART GOLF CHICAGO is now open at a new location on West Willow Street in Chicago, near Elston and North Avenue. See (R) Twin Orchard Country Club’s year end sale wraps up today at 4 PM. Great sales on everything golf.     _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and on Linkedin or Facebook. Nothing putts like Deere, at the 2019 JD Classic at TPC Deere run.

THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC has again received multiple awards by the PGA Tour, at the tours annual meetings on November 20th.

This year the 2019 John Deere Classic was awarded the “Best Title Sponsor Integration” for the second consecutive year, and the “Most Engaged Community” for a record seventh time, and the fourth time in the last five years.

“On behalf of the PGA Tour, I am thrilled to congratulate the John Deere Classic on ebing recognized with two “Best of” awards for the 2018-2019 PGA Tour season,” said Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazdur. “The tournament committee and title sponsor John Deere, should be exmtemely proud of their collaborative efforts as they continue to be a model for engaging with their community.”

The “Best Title Sponsor Integration” award recognizes the event which best utilizes it’s title sponsor throughout the year. Factors include unique on-site brand activation, advertising, social media and charitible tie-ins to the title sponsor.

THE 2020 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC will be held from July 6-12 at TPC Deere Run. Dylan Fritelli is the defending champion.

Through the championships partners and Birdies for Charity Program, the 2019 John Deere Classic raised $13.82 million dollars for 542 local Quad City area charities. Which brings the all-time amount raised to $121 million dollars, 99% perfect of that figure has been raised since John Deere became the tournaments title sponsor in 1999.

Most engaged community award comes from, having a strong attendance, backed by volunteer support, and year round community involvement.

The John Deere Classic volunteer force is over 2,000 people, who donate over 35,000 hours during the year. In addition, the John Deere Classic ranks in the top five tournaments on tour, with followers on various social media platforms, that include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Click here to hear the interview about the awards with John Deere Classic Tournament Director Clair Peterson. In 2020, the John Deere Classic will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary of the PGA Tour coming to the Quad City area. More information about the tournament can be found at


    BETHPAGE BLACK home of the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup, is one of the new courses you can play on the simulators at the Schaumburg Golf Club at 401 N. Roselle Road, just minutes from Woodfield Mall. The outdoor 27 holes are now closed for the winter, but the award winning pro shop is open. There is plenty of long sleeve and winter weather apparel, call the pro shop at (847)-885-9000 for simulator tee times. Details on the course renovation & Chandlers Chop House, ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG, at Smart Golf Chicago. With Tommy Asuma (L) and Joe Sheren (R), by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and on Linkedin, Facebook or Instagram.

SMART GOLF is back, bigger and better than before. Their new location is at 1452 West Willow Street, in Chicago. Just north of North Avenue, and East of the Kennedy Expressway.

Partners Tommy Asuma and Joe Sheren have created a golf and fitness environment, that if your in Chicago, is the place to go.

Face it, if your in the city there are not a lot of golf options. Chicago is not the suburbs where you can find golf courses every few miles. There are a few courses in the city limits, but not many. So if you live in the city, spend a lot of time working or commuting through the city, why not enjoy golf while in Chicago. If you visit or join Smart Golf & Fitness, you can. Memberships are available.

The Smart Golf simulator, where the clubs golf leagues are played.

The club has seven simulators, and six are used for practice, lessons, or club fittings. With the seventh used for golf leagues. Smart Golf has relationships with both PXG Golf and Club Champion, so if you’re in need of the services those companies provide, it’s easily taken care of.

With the winter months approaching, Smart Golf gives golfers a chance to play golf year round. You don’t have to live in the city to enjoy Smart Golf, and golf is not the only option available. Fitness always important, is something you can add to your golf routine while at Smart Golf.

FROM THE WORKOUT LOFT is the view of simulator bays 1-3 (L) at Smart Golf, practice, lessons, or getting your numbers from Trackman, it’s all there. (R) The indoor putting green and chipping/short game area, was created by GroTruf specialist Brian Groszek. Simulator bays 5-6 are in the background.

Click here, to hear our interview with Tommy Asuma about Smart Golf & Fitness.

THE FITNESS AREA, run, lift, bike, push yourself to have your body, golf and sports ready. Just because winter is coming, there are no reasons not to get your work out in.

  THE PRO SHOP AREA-Stocked with plenty of Smart Golf and PXG Golf Gear (L), or before, during, or after workouts of golf, enjoy and relax in the 19th hole clubhouse area of Smart Golf. The big screen has either, The Golf Chanel, or the main game of the day showing at all times.

To learn more about Smart Golf Fitness, call (561)-846-1667 or go online and fill out the form at You can email to, Smart Golf is now located at 1452 West Willow Street in Chicago.


SMART GOLF CHICAGO has a new location on Willow Street, and memberships are available. See THE MISTWOOD BLACK FRIDAY SALE is coming up at the Mistwood Golf Dome is just over a week away.        _____________________________________________________________________

TWIN ORCHARD COUNTRY CLUB in Long Grove, is having it’s annual year end merchandise and apparel sale Today-Tomorrow and Saturday.

Hour’s today until 8 PM-Friday 10 Am until 8 Pm, and on Saturday 10-4 Pm. Twin Orchard is located on Old McHenry Road in Long Grove.

There are plenty of shirts, slacks, equipment, shoes, golf balls, and hats. Take your pick and enjoy the savings. Up to 50 to 60% off.