SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB 401 North Roselle Road has it’s simulators open. And yes you can play all 27 of the recently renovated Schaumburg Golf Club holes indoors on the simulators. Chandlers Chophouse located on the main floor of the clubhouse has now reopened (closed Mondays). So while you are there, check out all the merchandise in the pro shop, and be ready for opening day outdoors in April. For more information on the Schaumburg Golf Club, see SchaumburgGolf.com or call the shop (847)-885-9000.  ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook/Linkedin. With the Caravelle Cup at the Santa Maria Restaurant at the Caravelle Resort.

(Reporting from the Oceanside Caravelle Resort in Myrtle Beach SC).

The weather has been great here in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and will only get better in the weeks ahead. So if your ready for travel, check out the over 90 golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

Because maybe it’s your time to be a part of the Caravelle Cup, one of the great golf events in Myrtle Beach.

So don’t forget, the World’s Largest Amateur golf tournament will be played again this year in August. And the World’s Largest 19th hole will return.

Topgolf to open another new venue in Colorado this summer.

Dallas based Topgolf, has announced the opening of another new venture, this coming summer in Colorado Springs Colorado.

This new Topgolf, will be part of the Polaris Point development.

The project started as a golf facility called Crush-Golf. But that name has been changed to Topgolf.

This Topgolf venue will be the third Topgolf in the state of Colorado. More details at Topgolf.com.

Bettinardi putters-studio stock.

The Tinley Park based Bettinardi Putters have hit the Gold Medal list from Golf Digest, in the annual equipment award announcements.

But it wasn’t just one gold for Bettinardi, it was a clean sweep for the line of putters.

High MOI, Queen B and Studio Stock all came way with ‘The Gold’.

So check out all of what Bettinardi has to offer in their premium line of putters.

But you can visit Bettinardi.com to learn more. Sink more putts this summer, by adding a Bettinardi putter in your bag.

GOLFVISIONS is having it’s final pre-season sale for it’s 2021 Players Pass, the deal ends tonight at Midnight. So visit Info@golfvisions.net to order your pass for the season. The sale price at $179.95, is $120.00 off the regular price. Because time is running out, get yours today, while you can.

TITLEIST GOLF and FOOTJOY have been named the Presenting Sponsors for the National High School Golf Association, and the National High School Golf Invitational that will be held at the Pinehurst resort in June at NHSGI.org/invitational.

Galvin Green all weather apparel.

GALVIN GREEN has noticed a major surge in the age group that is buying Galvin Green apparel.

Because purchases from the age group of 18-25, have nearly doubled over the last year.

Galvin Green latest line the Part 1 Range, comes in a variety of colors and is lightweight. So for more information see Galvingreen.com.

Stoatin Brae part of the Gull Lake View resort in Michigan.

THE GULL LAKE VIEW golf resort located in the southwest Michigan town of Augusta, has received an honor from the NGCOA for 2020.

The resorts Stoatin Brae golf course, was named ‘course of the year’, by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

Gull Lake View has operated as a family run business for four generations by the Scott family. So for more details or information visit GullLakeview.com.

MICHAEL FEAGLES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS men’s golf team has been named the Big Ten Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week. Feagles shot 67-67-66 (-16) to help Illinois win the Magnolia Grove Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, in Mobile Alabama. The team score for Illinois was -37 under par, and Illinois won the event by 17 shots.

CANTIGNY GOLF has added simulators at the Youth Links facility, for use all winter long. The two Sky-Trak simulators have been open since last month, and Youth Links Head Golf Professional, LPGA Member Emily Burns says, “the facility has been very busy.”

One simulator allows for kids or adults to play some of the best courses in America, like Bandon Dunes, U.S. Open course Torrey Pines, Harbor Town, Oakmont and Pinehurst #2. use of this Simulator is $40.00 per hour.

Both simulators have contests set up, like outing events such as Closest-to-the-Pin, or Long Drive Contests. You can play Demolition Golf, where you hit golf balls to break windows on the side of a building. Hours are 2-8 Pm on weekdays, or 9 Am to 8 Pm on Weekends. For more details see CantignyGolf.com or call (630)-260-8270.

Welcome to Point O’Woods Golf and Country Club

POINT O’WOODS Golf and Country Club in Benton Harbor Michigan, a longtime home of the Western Amateur Golf Championship, most recently hosted in 2019, has spent the fall doing course improvements.

So perhaps another Western Amateur is not far off.

Improvements included turf work around the driving range area, drainage in areas prone to wet conditions. But also included was some tree removal, and the addition of a new 10′ foot tall clock, with the clubs name across the top. These improvements come with the announcement of several new members joining the club. Point O’Woods was a Top 100 course in America for many years. But it still ranks highly in several publications that do national rankings.

THE PATRIOT EDUCATION CLASSIC has announced a new home for 2021. So keep the date for June 1st at the Aurora Country Club in Aurora. The Patriot Education fund provides needed scholarships for military families. Details at PatriotEducationFund.org.

Phillip Martin Troon Golf operations manager-Chicago office.

SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA based Troon Golf. has announced changes to it’s Chicago office staff.

The office is located at 4611 North Ravenswood on the city of Chicago’s Northside.

Phillip Martin comes from the Troon office in Scottsdale with 25 years of experience, and will be the Chicago office operations manager.

But along with Martin, comes Matt McIntee the former CEO of Green Golf Partners. McIntee will lead the business development side of the office.

Martin and McIntee join Tim Presecky who has been working in Business development in Chicago. Presecky is an Evans Scholar who attended the University of Illinois. Details at Troon.com.

IS PUTTING AN ISSUE-Try Swing Align putting aid

IF PUTTING IS AN ISSUE, why not try using SWING ALIGN as your new putting aid.

Because Swing Align comes with the ‘goal posts’ that can attach to your putter when you practice your putting.

So when you attach the Goal Posts to your putter, it helps you align your stroke through impact.

So it helps the roll stay on path to the cup. for more information on Swing Align, visit Swingtrainer.com. Cost is $39.95.

Lance Olson Champaign Country Club 2020 Central Illinois PGA Professional of the Year.

THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS-PGA SECTION has announced that Lance Olson of the Champaign Country Club, has been named 2020 professional of the year.

Olson 49, has been the club’s head golf professional since 2001.

Bill Abrams of Balmoral Woods was named Teacher of the Year. Glenn Prout from Mt. Hawley was awarded Assistant Professional of the Year.

Tim Krouse from Effingham, was named Youth Player Development Award. Dave Lundy was named Merchandiser of the Year-Private Club.

Steve Orrick from the Country Club of Decatur, received the Richie Hamel-Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations to all the hard working professionals who give so much to the game of golf.

THE GOG BLOG returns all week long. RS


THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME & MCWETHY’S SPORTS BAR AND TAVERN are now open for golf and indoor dining, lessons and club fittings. Mistwood Golf Dome is located on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook (630)-739-7600, the McWethy’s Tavern is on Renwick Road in Romeoville (815)-254-3333. Mistwoodgolfdome.com or Mistwoodgolfclub.com.  ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn. Welcome to Myrtle Beach SC.

(Reporting from the Caravelle Resort, on the the ocean in Myrtle Beach South Carolina).

Myrtle Beach, one of the golf capitals of America. But the golf picture is changing here, and for the better.

But in the last 12 years the amount of golf in Myrtle Beach has changed, less golf courses, but the ones that are here get better all the time.

In fact, at one time the Myrtle Beach area was home to about 125 golf courses. But now that number is in the 90’s. Why, mostly some of the older courses could not keep up with the more modern ones. Plus the demand for land to build homes on continues. The new housing-boom in Myrtle Beach is a fast growing one.

VIEW FROM THE 14TH FLOOR at Caravelle Resort Hotel, down Ocean Boulevard, the Caravelle has been a big part of Myrtle Beach for years.

“Golf packages in the area started through the Caravelle years ago,” says Caravelle general manager, Mike Kolcun. “Over the years the size and types of packages have changed, but they have always gotten better because of the quality of courses we can offer our guests.”

Caravelle GM Mike Kolcun with the Caravelle Cup.

Kolcun says the Caravelle is the perfect place for golfers that want to mix some beach time, pool time, relaxation time, with some food and beverages along with their golf.

Caravelle is one of several properties under the the same ownership group, so there are options on golf and places to stay if your work through Caravelle. Ken Thompson is the golf coordinator who can set up your rounds of golf around the ‘Grand Strand’ area, when you are ready to tee it up on the links of Myrtle Beach.

The morning ocean sunrise from the rooms at the Caravelle.

Even better news for golfers, is that by staying at the Caravelle, your access to top level courses in the Myrtle Beach area is excellent.

Because through the Caravelle, you do have a full selection of places to play. The Caravelle is in central Myrtle Beach, so if the golf course is in North or South Myrtle Beach, the drive is not a long one to the golf course.

So your hungry. Right at the Caravelle is the Santa Maria Restaurant, known for one of the best breakfasts in the area. But you can stop in for post round dinner and drinks, when the restaurant fully reopens about March 10th.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR the interview with Caravelle general manager Mike Kolcun.

Grande Dunes is one of the top Myrtle Beach golf courses you can play, while staying with the Caravelle.

In August during the World Largest Amateur Championship week, the Caravelle is an active place.

Because after golf, those golfers staying at the Caravelle come back to enjoy one or more of the resorts pools.

There are hot tubs if you need to help relax those aching muscles.

But there is more if your want a dose of tournament golf. Because if you game is ready to go, why not come and play in the Caravelle Cup. You can reach out to Thompson for more details.

For more information on the ocean front Caravelle Resort in central Myrtle Beach, visit theCaravelle.com or call Ken Thompson and let him put your golf package together at (843)-918-7008. Call now, because courses and rooms are filling up for the spring and the summer months ahead. Myrtle Beach, enjoy the beach, enjoy the golf.


MISTWOOD GOLF DOME on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook is open daily at 7 Am. Both lessons and club fitting are available. But don’t forget you can just practice, and check out your stats on Toptracer Golf. McWethy’s Sportsbar is now open for indoor dining. There are food an beverage specials, and club fitting demo days. See MistwoodGolfdome.com or you can call the dome at (630)-739-7600, don’t forget to reserve you hitting bay online.  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Rory Spears returns 15 years later to the site of his only Hole-in-One, the 7th hole on Pinehurst course #6. 172 yards with a 6-Iron.

THE CHICAGO GOLF SHOW MIGHT be cancelled for 2021, due to the leftovers of the pandemic.

But that hasn’t stopped the show from first off announcing, that they expect to see everyone back in person in 2022.

Because the show’s management team can’t see you in person this year, they are welcoming you to win some great prizes, today and over the weekend.

So you can go to the shows social media pages, like Facebook and Instagram to sign up today tomorrow and or Sunday to win some great prizes.

THE DONALD STEPHENS convention center is the home of the Chicago Golf Show, that will return in 2022, Feb. 25-27.

Those prizes include, if you act quickly, like tonight.

A $100.00 gift card to the PGA Tour Superstore. Registration ends tonight at 11:59 Pm. See the shows social media pages.

So how about a subscription to Short Par-4, valued at $150.00. That registration ends at 11:59 Pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Need more ? How about a 2022 show special gift pack. Tickets for the show and a $50.00 PGA Tour Store gift card. And your chances to lead the Shannon Rovers into the show.

Here is your chance to get something out of the show this year, even though it didn’t happen. Chicagogolfshow.com.


MISTWOOD GOLF DOME located on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, opens daily at 7 Am. But you need to call or book online a hitting bay in advance. Lessons and Club Fittings are available. So now you can also enjoy McWethy’s Sports Bar. For more information call the dome at (630)-739-7600 or visit online Mistwoodgolfdome.com Demo days coming.  ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or friend him on Facebook/LinkedIn.

Pinehurst Report President Tom Pashley, stand tall between the pillars of the Pinehurst clubhouse.

WHEN YOU ARE THE HOME of American Golf, there is always plenty going on and plenty to do.

But somewhere in the middle of everything, much has changed at the “Cradle or Home of American Golf.”

The last decade started with changes to Pinehurst Course #2, and they haven’t stopped since.

Because it seems like than no sooner than Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw finish their restoration of the famed Donald Ross design, then architect Gil Hanse arrived to upgrade Course #4. But Hanse didn’t stop there, after the resort found Hanse a few acres to work with, an amazing new 9-hole par-3 course “The Cradle” was opened, to say it’s been a big hit with golfers would be the under-statement of the year.

But there has been more, much much more. A new swimming pool, a brew pub that fills up every night, and leaves all the patrons full by the time they leave. Renovations to the Holly Inn, the Manor Inn, have done nothing but bring more golfers into this historic resort.

The moves the resort has made are like the movie title, all the right moves. As Pinehurst has walked the line of preserving it’s historic traditions, that have brought guests and golfers for decades to the sandhills of North Carolina. They have added pieces that will attract today’s younger travelers.

But now the biggest piece is the addition of the United States Golf Association (USGA), who is moving their testing facilities and museum to Pinehurst. But it doesn’t stop there, as Pinehurst is the first “anchor site” for plenty of USGA Championships going forward. Many more than just the U.S. Open, and might host all of the USGA championships they offer, by some point in-time.

In the middle of all the planning and the progress, has been resort President Tom Pashley. Who as you might guess is pretty excited about what the Pinehurst has accomplished. Plus what it plans to do, in the years ahead.

Pashley has navigated the ship through the pandemic, and has keep things moving forward as the resort gets closer to returning to the old normal. So while some things at Pinehurst are “new”, there is still plenty of “old” for guests who love tradition.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, Pashley sat down with Golfers on Golf to discuss the last 13 months since our 2020 interview, and what the next few years could look like. Which includes a 3-month shutdown of Course 8, in the summer of 2022. Changes to the Cradle, that likely includes a relocation of the famed Pinecone beverage cart. For all this and more, hear our interview with Tom Pashley below.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW with Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley.

For more information on the Pinehurst Resort, Covid precautions for guests, all the hotels, restaurants, and 10 golf courses, see Pinehurst.com.


CLUB FITTER ERIC RUSSEL works with Chris Ioriatti as part of Mistwood Golf’s club fitting team. The Mistwood Golf Dome located on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook, has lessons and fittings available. McWethy’s Sport bar in the dome is open for indoor dining. Learn more by visiting Mistwoodgolfdome.com or call the dome for more at (630)-739-7600.     _____________________________________________________________________

TIGER WOODS walks Medinah #3 during the final round of the 2019 BMW Championship.

TIGER WOODS was injured in a 1 car auto accident early this morning near Los Angeles.

Woods was driving his courtesy car from last weekends Genesis Invitational.

The vehicle rolled over at least once, and suffered serious damage as it rolled down an embankment. Airbags did deploy. Woods needed help to get removed from the vehicle.

But early reports of the “Jaws of Life Being Used” being used to removed Woods, now appear to be incorrect. Police are reporting there is no sign of Woods being intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or any drugs.

Woods agent said Woods was in surgery for multiple injuries to his legs. During an interview last week, Woods said he was “hoping” to play in the Masters as he still rehabs from his latest back surgery. But now the Masters or golf for a long time, might be out of the question for Woods.

The Gog Blog is written by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook.


SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB has opened it’s simulators, and now open for indoor dining is Chandlers Chophouse right upstairs. So why not book your simulator tee time now at (847)-885-9000, or visit SchaumburgGolf.com. The Schaumburg Golf Club is located at 401 North Roselle Road. Play all renovated 27 holes on the clubs simulators. _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or friend him on Facebook. On the tee of the 7th hole of Pinehurst #6. From the spot of my only hole in one.

THE WINTER GOLF TRIP has teed off, and after a night in Kentucky, I have made it to Southern Pines, and now Pinehurst. But the good news is that this is just the beginning.

But now it seems like the cooler temperatures and the rain are moving out, and holding off until I move out to South Carolina and Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night.

Because of the 40 degree to low 50 degree temperatures, the golf scene for the last few days has been a bit different. So courses have moved to having shotguns, teeing off at 11:30, and getting the golfers back in the clubhouse before the temperatures drop later in the afternoon.

So what have I learned about golf in Pinehurst/Southern Pines over the last few days. The Talamore/Mid South Club resort is the hidden gem of Southern Pines. Two great courses, some of the best villa’s you will find anywhere at both courses. Talamore has redone the inside of the clubhouse and the grill area looks fantastic. But the new halfway house looks really good as well, and is a welcome addition to the golf course.

But this was the first time I stayed in the Talamore Villa’s and they are good and give the outstanding villa’s at Mid South a run for their money.

Welcome to Southern Pines CC

RENOVATION WORK IS UNDERWAY at the Southern Pines Country Club, by architect Kyle Franz.

The Ross Resorts, that comprise the courses of Pine Needles and Mid Pines, and now the Southern Pines Country Club, are one of two properties with three Donald Ross golf courses.

Pine Needles that hosted three U.S. Women’s Opens, and more recently the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Will now host it’s fourth women’s open in 2022. Some hats have arrived, as merchandise for the open is hitting the pro shop, along with the replica trophy.

The Mistwood Golf Dome on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook is open daily at 7 Am. Call (630)-739-7600 for hitting bay reservations. Lessons and club fittings are available. Mistwoodgolfdome.com McWethys Sports Bar is open at the dome for indoor dining.

PINEHURST RESORT has opened the Pinehurst Pavilion that will host outdoor events. But there could be more coming as the USGA sets up shop in Pinehurst. I’ll learn more tomorrow, after an interview with Pinehurst resort president Tom Pashley.

I DID RETURN TO PINEHURST COURSE #6 today. First time in 15 years, since I made my only hole-in-one there. My story on that comes another day.

Because tomorrow is a long day. It starts at the best breakfast in golf, the dining room in the Carolina Hotel. So I’m calling it quits for the night. RS


THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB located at 401 North Roselle Road is one of the Chicago area’s year round golf operations. So now you can play all recently renovated 27 holes in the simulators on the lower level of the clubhouse. So for more details see Schaumburggolf.com or call the pro shop (847)-885-9000 to reserve your tee time.  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or friend him on Facebook-only 2 spots left.

THE TITLEIST PRO V1 & PRO V1x have been redone for 2021. Titleist.com

Titleist that calls itself the #1 ball in golf, has re-engineered the famed Pro V1 and Pro V1x for 2021.

But where does this take place. It’s called Ball Plant 3, and now Titleist is giving you a virtual tour of the Massachusetts facility at Titleist.com/BP3-virtual.

So what the virtual tour brings the viewer, is the tour that visitors get when they visit Ball Plant 3. Titleist plans on resuming the in person plant tours as soon as it’s safe again to do so.

“Since we began giving tours, we’ve had golfers from around the world come to see how Pro V1 and Pro V1x are made,” said Jeremy Stone, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing. “So while we look forward to the day that we can safely welcome back visitors to Ball Plant 3, we’re excited that golfers everywhere now have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of our process, learn how their golf ball is made from core to cover, and see everything our R&D and Operations teams are doing to earn their trust on every single shot.”

Several top players on staff with Titleist have gone to visit the plant and take a tour.

They include Adam Scott, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson.

But while all of the players shared different thoughts on what they took away from the tour. What amazed them the most was the process and commitment that Titleist commits to when making the golf ball. Because the process that started in the 1930’s when avid golfer Phil Young decided to build the best golf ball possible, has become the standard that Titleist lives by today.

So in the meantime, Titleist invites you to enjoy the tour, virtual style. But learn more about Titleist products at Titleist.com.


  SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB 401 North Roselle Road. The simulators are open and now so is Chandlers restaurant in the clubhouse, daily at 3 Pm. To book a simulator time and play the recently renovated 27 holes at Schaumburg Golf Club, or some Top 100 rated golf courses, call the pro shop at (847)-885-9000 or SchaumburgGolf.com.      _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook-2 spots left.

Cozy (Co) McArthur

Cozy (Co) McArthur a long time major part of the Women’s Western Golf Association, has passed away at age 106. Just 3 months shy of her 107th birthday.

McArthur started as the WWGA secretary as the organization started on it’s own in 1971, until at age 99 she decided it was time to turn over the reigns to the next in line.

She had been attending the annual WWGA meeting and Woman of Distinction ceremony until just 2 years ago.

McArthur had many talents. But her distinct penmanship had her keeping the scoreboard for years at WWGA championships.

But even past the age of 100, she made all the seating place-cards for those attending the WWGA annual meeting. McArthur loved golf and curling, and enjoyed baking cookies and other treats for WWGA board meetings.

She was a die-hard cubs fan for 100 years. Cozy will be missed by all her knew her. So the next time your driving through Northbrook the road Pfingston, was named after her family. A memorial service will be held at a later date, when it’s safer to do so.


THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook is open daily at 7 Am. Lessons and club fittings are available. But you must reserve a hitting bay in advance. Indoor dining has now returned at McWethy’s Sports Bar in the dome. Call (630)-739-7600 or learn more by visiting Mistwoodgolfdome.com Equipment Demo Days are coming soon. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or friend him on Facebook-only 1 spot left.

Golftini-Women’s Golf Apparel-for now.

GOLFTINI OWNER SUSAN HESS will tell you that creating her company name was simple.

“I just took two things I like to enjoy, golf, and drinks with the name ‘tini’ in them. So I put the two of them together.”

You might think the rest is history, but in all honesty, much of the history Golftini will create, lies on the road ahead.

Golftini owner and lead designer Susan Hess is seeing her work rack-up and stack-up sales in women’s golf apparel.

Golftini started in New Jersey, before Hess packed up the company and brought it to Prospect Heights Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago in 2019.

But before she even arrived in Illinois, Hess had the Golftini name becoming well known in the women’s golf apparel world.

Hess admits the first time she went to the annual PGA Merchandise Show, her booth was the simple 10×10 size. But that’s no longer the case.

When Hess first walked into the Orange County Convention Center, and walked past the displays of the major apparel companies, that “wow” moment kicked in. One day later Hess landed her first big order, and then scrambled to have it ready on-time.

But those days are well behind her. Because if you ask her clients, one of things they like the most about working with Golftini, is how quickly they receive their orders after placing them. Chicago area clubs often receive orders within 24-48 hours.

Golftini owner and designer Susan Hess with her 2021 line.

Golftini likes to name their Skorts collection every year. So now it’s time  for you to review both the “Ice cream collection” and “Dance Party” coming out this summer.

But regardless of the collection, the mixture of styles and colors show that Hess has an eye for mixing the right colors together. Checkered, solid, dark colors, light colors, or stripes, the patterns and styles just stand out.

Golftini solids, short and long sleeve.

But with success comes requests for more, and, what’s next ?

Hess is hard at work preparing the next level of options for Golftini.

Recently on a cold day in Prospect Heights, Hess is sporting a jacket that wasn’t part of the line, one-year ago.

One of the other area’s of expansion that lies ahead for Golftini is, Golftini for Men. Hess says her three boys have been vocal, saying Mom, what about “Golftini for Men” joining the line. The good news is that some limited options for men could be coming out at some point in 2021.


Golftini owner and apparel designer Susan Hess shows the new Golftini hooded windbreaker jacket. $150.00.

On Golftini’s website Golftiniwear.com, you can see video’s with Hess explaining the various pieces and styles of the new Golftini line.

No matter what shirts and or Skort’s Hess matches up, it seems like all the combinations drive it right down the center of the fairway.

Another part of Golftini that works, is the Golftini logo that’s strategically located on all Golftini apparel.

The ‘tini glass’ logo was one of things that caught the eye, of many of the first PGA show attendee’s Hess met.

One person who liked the logo asked Hess if she had it trademarked. But that was something Hess had not done. So it was one of the first things she did when getting home from the show. Now it’s a logo that identifies a piece of Golftini wear, even before people see the tag on the collar.

Hess says she started Golftini because she couldn’t find what she liked when shopping for golf apparel. Now plenty of women golfers or non-golfers are finding what they like to wear, thanks to Hess and Golftini. Who are providing the colors and combinations that look great on or off the golf course. See more at Golftiniwear.com. or follow Golftini on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


MISTWOOD GOLF DOME and MCWETHY’s TAVERN at Mistwood Golf Club. The golf dome in Bolingbrook, the golf club in Romeoville, either way Mistwood has you covered year round. McWethy’s Sports bar has reopened at the dome for indoor dining. So enjoy Mistwood golf properties, learn more at MistwoodGC.com or MistwoodGolfdome.com or call (630)-739-7600. Lessons and club fittings are available-demo days are coming up.  ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook-2 spots left.

TOUR EDGE C721 Exotics Irons-available March 10th.


Tour Edge announces the other side of the C721 Exotic series, the C721 and the E 721 irons.

So what’s new. Just some ground breaking technology that moves the Exotic’s to a new level of performance.

Because when you see the power and enjoy the feel of the new Diamond Face 2.0 and VIBRCOR technology, you will know you have a club that delivers on impact.

“This next level Exotics,” said Tour Edge founder and President David Glod. “It’s a brand-new direction for Exotics, not only with ground-breaking new tech, but with virtually every aspect of the design.”

Because you demanded more, and now Tour Edge has delivered.

“VIBRCOR is a new technology that enhances speed and feel in a major way,” said Glod. “With the dual placement of VIBRCOR inside the hollow-body pocket of the C721 and the undercut pocket of the E721, we’re able to provide the best of both worlds. Which includes perimeter weighted forgiveness and distance with the feel of a forged muscle-back.”

But now something Tour Edge had done with it’s metals, now joins the it’s family of irons. Diamond face technology is now part of the 721 iron family. Because the iron face is covered with up to a 100 diamond shapes behind the face, of the thinnest iron face ever produced.  But the hollow body C721 series iron offers the best in perimeter weighting, and increased face flex.

Tour Edge Exotic irons, the 721 series is here.

THE EXOTICS C721 Iron (Player’s Distance) will retail for $142.99 per iron in graphite and $129.99 in steel, while the Exotics E721 Iron (Extreme game Improvement) will retail at $114.99 per iron in graphite and $99.99 in steel.

So are you ready for an iron that is a more classic shape, with more traditional lofts, but a thinner topline that should play right into the hands of a wide range of golfers. Because if so, the C721 iron is right for you.

The extreme distance E721 iron with a bigger footprint and wider sole, provides you with more options to this type of player. Tour Edge has Speed tested shafts for getting you a match to your swing speed. 85 MPH or less the KBS TGI. 85-95 HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX, or the True Temper Elevate 95 VSS. 95 or faster, HZRDUS Smoke Black-95 gram. For grips the Lampkin Crossline 360 Gray, in Undersize, Standard and Midsize.

So for more on Tour Edge Golf products see TourEdge.com. Club fitting at over 850 locations, with 48 hour delivery service to most locations. C721 series drivers, metal woods and hybrids are now available for purchase.