INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING at the General Clubhouse. Isn’t it time for your visit to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in beautiful Galena,  The New Spa opens  on July 13th. The General Golf Course celebrated it’s 25th birthday last Wednesday.

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn or Facebook. In the WNDZ Am 750 studio.

THE NV5 INVITATIONAL is in the books. But there was quite a finish.

A three hole playoff was needed for Harry Hall to defeat Northbrook’s, Nick Hardy.

Hall hadn’t won in a while, Hardy hadn’t played in a while. Hall made a ten foot birdie on the par 3 17th at the Glen Club to seal the win, after Hardy made par.

But the fact Hardy was playing at all, much less shooting 22 under par for the week, is amazing.

NICK HARDY had been off the golf course for a month with a dislocated tendon in his left wrist. Hardy felt the “pop” while playing in the New Orleans PGA Tour stop over a month back. Hardy got clearance from the doctor to play this past week. But as he arrived at the Glen Club to start the week, he still didn’t know if he could go come Thursday’s 6:40 Am tee time.

But once he knew he could play, he went all out. That all-out effort almost won him the NV5 Invitational, most years 22 under par would get the job done. So maybe next year, meanwhile Hardy gears up for U.S. Open Sectional qualifying in Ohio. Here’s hoping he makes it into Brookline.

Patrick Flavin of Highwood Illinois.

PATRICK FLAVIN is just getting better all the time.

This week playing on a sponsors exemption proved he deserved it, finishing at 9 under par for the week.

IT’S been a tough year for Flavin with the schedule he has, or doesn’t from week to week. Flavin has been on the Korn Ferry Tour, that is the weeks he isn’t on the PGA Tour, or the Latino American Tour, or going through a Monday qualifier to play somewhere.

It was almost unfortunate he had a sponsors exemption the week he could have been at U.S. Open qualifying. So it was one or the other. But he thanked the sponsor by showing up at that tournament early in the week. Thankful he had a tournament to play that week. But it meant there would be no chance to play at The Country Club next month.

CLICK HERE to hear the post tournament interview with Patrick Flavin.

WHAT’S REALLY great to see is Flavin starting to post scores 3 to 4 shots under par per round. A few years back Flavin would shoot 2 or 3 under on a good day, these days Flavin has advanced past that level, his professional game is kicking into overdrive.

I’M REALLY IMPRESSED with the improved course conditions at Fyre Lake Golf Club in Sherrard Illinois. IPGA professional Mark Krizic is really whipping the lake into shape. But the course is getting back on track, and if your headed down to play TPC Deere Run, make it a 36 hole trip. Go play Fyre Lake.

WHAT’S Concerning me is some of the stories I’m starting to see about hardships in the golf industry. Professionals struggling to stay in the business, Superintendents trying to find enough workers, food and beverage operations always short-staffed, while the bar and tables seem full. Golfers on Golf will have more to say on this topic in the weeks ahead. In the meantime-check out the special report in The Global Golf Post, about worker shortages and more in the golf industry.

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. RS


OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW-The Highlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena. 63 holes of golf, and the new spa opens July 13th See

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HARRY HALL of ENGLAND wins the 2022 NV5 Invitational at The Glen Club in Glenview IL.


Playing in very windy conditions, the worst of the week England’s Harry Hall outlasted local favorite, Northbrook’s Nick Hardy.

Both players shot (65 -6) amazing final rounds in the blustery conditions to finish at 22 under par.

Then Hall and Hardy headed to a playoff, that took three more holes. The playoff went holes 18-18 and 17. But after birdies by both players on the first two playoff holes, Hall rolled in an 8 foot birdie putt on the par 3 17th hole for the win.

Nick Hardy tee’s off on the 1st hole of Round 4.

Hall hadn’t had much recent success on the Korn Ferry Tour. But the UNLV alum pulled it together on Sunday.

It was Hall’s first top 10 of the year, after 12 starts in 2022.

“This year has been a little bit stale as far as performances and outcomes. But I played some good golf this week,” Hall said. “To birdie all three playoff holes-and shoot 30 on the back nine, is some of the best golf I have played. I hit some good putts and I think my best is good enough to beat anybody.”

Hall admitted that this win was tougher than his first title.

Harry hall hits his opening tee shot during the third round.

“Playing in a playoff for starters,” Hall said. “But the fact I had to play three holes against a great player like Nick, in front of his home crowd, that wasn’t easy. But I dealt with it and played some good golf.”

So with the win Hall picked up 500 points and moved from 94th to 17th on Korn Ferry Tour points list. Hall earned a $135,000 for his first place finish.

Hardy earned $67,500 for being the runner-up.

The week ended in disappointment for Hardy, even though he didn’t know on Monday or Tuesday if he could play. Still going through a wrist injury. But Hardy admitted that 65 on a windy Sunday and 22 under for the week, was pretty good playing. Even though his Gap-Wedge on the third playoff hole on his tee shot, coming up on the front edge of the green was still surprising.

Hardy will now prepare for his U.S. Open Sectional qualifier on Monday June 6th in Ohio, where he has played before.

CLICK HERE to hear the full interview with Northbrook’s Nick Hardy.

University of Illinois Alum Dylan Meyer shot 4 under on the back-nine to make this weeks Korn Ferry Tour event in Raleigh North Carolina. Meyer needed a top 25 and was T-23.

THE WEEK was pretty good overall for local players, or ones with local ties.

Hardy was 2nd, University of Illinois alum Dylan Meyer mounted a great back nine comeback.

Meyer was +3 on the front nine, but -4 on the backside to finish T-23 and make this coming weeks Korn Ferry Tour field in North Carolina.

Highwood’s Patrick Flavin finished with a 69 (-2), and a T-32 at 9 under par. Deerfield’s Vince India was also at -9 for the week after a 72 on Sunday. David Perkins from East Peoria and a Illinois State alum was also at 9 under par and T-32.

CLICK HERE to hear the full interview with University of Illinois alum Dylan Meyer

Brad Hopfinger from Lake Forest started the final round at -10, but after a three-putt bogey on the par 5 first hole, things didn’t go well for Hopfinger. A (+6) 77 dropped him down to -4 for the week.

The NV5 invitational offered a purse of $750,000 that will be come $1,000,000 in 2023, when the championship returns to the Glen Club.

The Gog Blog Speaks out returns tomorrow. RS


INSIDE OR OUTSIDE the dining is fine at the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison. Why not play some golf and enjoy Chef Mike’s new menu. Tee times

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THE FINAL ROUND of the NV5 Invitational is today at The Glen Club.

Northbrook’s very own Nick Hardy, putted from the fringe of the 18th green in round 3, and sunk a 22 foot putt for eagle.

That leaves Hardy tied for the lead and in the final group today.

Hardy is joined by other players with local ties today. Patrick Flavin of Highwood, Vince India of Deerfield, Brad Hopfinger of Lake Forest.

Former University of Illinois golf team members playing today at The Glen Club include Dylan Meyer, Michael Feagles and Luke Guthrie. So come out and see all the action in the final round of the NV5 Invitational.

PINE MEADOW GC in Mundelein has announced the new date for the previously cancelled senior scramble. It’s now Wednesday June 22nd. So call Pine Meadow to enter your team at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF) or visit for more details.

NORTHBROOK BASED KEMPERSPORTS announces the addition of Keith Karem as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Karem joins KSM after working with Thrive Global where he served as VP of Marketing. Karem will help develop marketing strategies for Kemper’s growing list of public courses, private clubs and resort destinations.

WILLOWBROOK BASED CLUB CHAMPION is hiring. The nations largest chain of club fitting stores, that has recently announced it’s 100th store has opening for several positions. Because with it’s national growth continuing, Club Champion needs club fitters and workers in other positions. So learn more at

CLUB CHOICE IRELAND announces the Roganstown Hotel and Country Club as yet another great Irish destination location. There is not only the hotel, but 36 holes of golf to enjoy. So learn more at

UNION GREEN APPAREL is the title sponsor for the 1st annual Myrtle Beach Social Scramble Sept.23-25. The event will have numerous social media stars playing. So join in on all the fun, see

THE GOLF HERITAGE SOCIETY is hosting a tournament the second annual GHS Latrobe Heritage & Hickory Classic at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club. The event is open to GHS members and the public on June 27th, details at

COG HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB is home to the Amateur Putting Tour.

THE AMATEUR PUTTING TOUR is coming to Cog Hill, as one of the national qualifying sites for the national finals, held at the Pinehurst Resort.

So on Wednesday June 29th for an entrance fee of of $75.00, you can play for a purse of $2,000. But with the winners share of $500.00.

The field will have 90 contestants, and includes three, six hole laps around the Cog Hill putting green. The national finals in Pinehurst on the Thistle Due Putting Course are November 6th, where the purse will be $5,000.00. So learn more at or email

2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama with the new ASICS GEL-ACE PRO M STANDARD

DUNLOP SPORTS has announced a new golf shoe in partnership with ASICS North America.

Welcome the GEL-ACE Pro M Standard.

“These golf shoes are tremendous in providing a solid foundation for my golf swing,” said Srixon staffer and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.

ASICS Golf Shoes are comfortable, and have been designed with inspiration from the popular ASICS running shoes.

The shoe has a refined waterproof upper section, that is constructed with soft leather to withstand any weather conditions.

BOTH GEL-ACE PRO M STANDARD and the GELCOURSE DUO BOA are now available. M-Standard at $199.99 and the DUO BOA at $179.99 See for more information.

ZERO FRICTION PRODUCTS just in time for Fathers Day.


So does dad need a gift bag with all the right things for his golf bag.

HOW ABOUT some golf balls, a new set of golf gloves, tee’s and more.

IF SO, Why not check out the new Zero Friction golf back-pack with the products in one.

ZERO FRICTION products are available in golf retails stores, or by going on-line to or you can call Zero Friction at (630)-317-7700. But with an order of $75.00 or more, free shipping.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Men’s Golf Team members Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Tommy Kuhl and Piercen Hunt have been named to the Division 1 PING All-Midwest Region team. For Chassart it’s his 3rd award, for Hunt and Kuhl it’s their first. More information at

Len Ziehm at Talamore.  Photo by Joy Sarver.

LEN ZIEHM is headed north for the summer months.

The first stop for Len Ziehm on Golf, is at the Talamore-Mid South Golf Resort in Southern Pines NC.

What Len discovered during his round at Talamore, was the new Eco-Bunkers on the golf course.

They are deep ones. See all the pictures at

Cantigny Golf hosts the next Kemper Cup 2-person scramble on June 8th.

NOW IN YEAR TWO, The Two-Person Scramble created by KemperSports and the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) is back again. The Kemper Cup has been created to help produce interest in the game and attract new players. So a series of qualifiers has been set up at KemperSports properties. So can you earn a berth into the finals at Harborside International on September 14th.

THE NEXT QAULIFIER is June 8th at Cantigny Golf. Handicaps range from +2.7 all the way to the to max of 36. More than 500 have signed up so far, 311 are first time participants. The ladies are signing up as well, female participation is up over 150%. But get all the details at

THE FINAL WRAP on the NV5 Invitational will be tomorrow. But The Gog Blog Speaks Out-will be on Tuesday. RS


THE NEW SPA IS GOING UP and Opening on July 13th. JOHN SCHLAMAN is back on the South Course at Eagle Ridge, stop and see him. Book your trip at

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO is back for Week #4 today at 10 AM on WNDZ-AM 750.

Chicago’s Favorite Foursome is back for it’s 32nd season. Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger, Len Ziehm and Rory Spears, bring you golf news from the Chicago area and beyond.

IPGA PROFESSIONAL Mark Krizic owner of Fyre Lake Golf Course in the Quad Cities area joins us at 10:10. Follow by Bob Winskowicz owner of Sqairz Golf Shoes at 10:30.

Tune in this morning to hear all the golf news.  Len Ziehm and the Ziehm machine check-in live from Southern Pines NC. and the Talamore-Mid South golf resort.

10 Am WNDZ-AM 750 Chicago-Thanks for listening.


BOB WINSKOWICZ PRESIDENT of SQAIRZ Golf Shoes is live at 10:30 Am tomorrow on Golfers on Golf Radio WNDZ 750 AM Chicago. (R) The General at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has turned 25 this week. More at New Spa July 13th.

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Northbrook native Nick Hardy is 1 shot back after 36 holes at the NV5 Invitational on the Korn Ferry Tour.

TOURNAMENT TIME has returned the Chicago area.

THE NV5 Invitational of the Korn Ferry Tour is playing at The Glen Club in Glenview.

Christopher Petefish is the leader at 11 under par. But Northbrook’s Nick Hardy a University of Illinois alum, is just one shot back.

But there is more good news, if your rooting for the local Chicago area golfers that are in the field. Several of them are past Illinois Open champions, with some of those titles won at The Glen Club.

Deerfield’s Vince India is 4 shots back at 7 under par, after a 3 under par 68, in some wet, rainy and windy conditions. Because of over night rains, the course was playing soft even before the rain returned mid-morning.

Highwood’s Patrick Flavin stands 5 shots back.

Patrick Flavin of Highwood was one of the last golfers to finish on Friday night. But his 2 under 69 left Flavin at 6 under par, five shots off the lead.

Lake Forests Brad Hopfinger, shot a 72 (+1). But at 5 under par Hopfinger stays for the weekend.

University of Illinois alums, Michael Feagles, Luke Guthrie at 5 under par, and Dylan Meyer at 4 under par, all made the cut that fell at 4 under par.

BUT THE NEWS wasn’t so good for current Illinois Open champion Tee-K Kelly who seemed safe for the weekend most of the day at three under par. But late in the round when the line went up to 4 under par, and suddenly Kelly was out for the weekend.

CLICK HERE to hear the interview with Nick Hardy who is T-2, after 36 holes.

CLICK HERE to hear the interview with Patrick Flavin, who is T-24th.

Meyer who needs a Top 25 finish this weekend to play next week on the Korn Ferry Tour, is first out for Round 3 at 7:40 Am. But Meyer will need to make a move on moving day.

The championship will conclude on Sunday, with the winner taking home a check for $135,000.


EAGLE RIDGE RESORT & SPA-Home to the Galena Hot Air Balloon Race June 17-19, See more at BOB WINSKOWICZ  President of Sqairz Golf Shoes, will join Golfers on Golf Radio this Saturday at 10:30 learn about the best shoes now in golf.

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Dave Ryan just continues to win on the senior amateur circuit. Taking home the trophy for his third CDGA Senior Amateur Title.

The Taylorville/Illini CC resident and member added to his long list of wins by defeating Conway Farms member David Feder (the 2021 champion) by a score of 4 & 3.

The 2022 CDGA Senior Amateur was held at Medinah Country Club, with play on days 1-3 on Course #2. But the championship match was held on the famed championship Course #3.

Dave Ryan winner of the 2022 CDGA Amateur in front of the Medinah Country Club-Clubhouse.

But while Ryan has won numerous times, he started to wonder if he would win again. Because he had not won a tournament since 2016.

“Having not won in six years, I was starting to wonder if I would win another tournament,” said Ryan.

“When you get to my age of 68. You start to think if winning can happen again.”

Because in the championship match Ryan fell behind Feder 2 Down after five holes. But Ryan recovered with a string of birdies on holes 6 to 8, to take the lead.

Ryan said he found something on the range, and stayed with it the rest of the championship. But Ryan also gave credit to his putting as well, saying he made some good ones, over the course of the week.

Birdies on the 12th and 14th holes built Ryan a 3 Up lead. But a par for Ryan on the 16th hole, closed out the match.

Ryan will play in the U.S. Senior Amateur this summer at The Kittansett Club, in Marion Mass., and then the famed Crump Cup at Pine Valley in September.

CDGA Championships return with the 102nd CDGA Amateur at Glen Flora CC in Waukegan June 27-30. More details at


IPGA GOLF PROFESSIONALS MIKE SMALL & ROY BIANCALANA will compete in this weeks Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor Michigan. Follow their progress at ELISA GAUDET founder of Women’s Golf Day on June 7th, wants everyone ready for WGD Pallooza this coming Monday May 31st from 9 Am to 1 Pm (CST) register at #Womensgolfday

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SAND VALLEY RESORT IN NEKOOSA WISCONSIN will host the 121st playing of the Wisconsin State Amateur from July 18-20.

So did you know, that before they were successful professionals both Steve Stricker and Andy North were Wisconsin State Amateur champions.

So come see the future stars of professional golf. By watching the 121st Wisconsin State Amateur from July 18-20 at Sand Valley Resort.

Watch all the action on July 18th on Mammoth Dunes. July 19th on Sand Valley. July 20th back on Mammoth Dunes.

But you can learn more by visiting or call (855)-676-6592.


THE SENIOR PGA TROPHY on the First Tee at the Harbor Shores Resort. The Senior PGA  tee’s off on Thursday, details at NOW IS THE TIME to try out the new menu at the Preserve at Oak Meadows, visit for tee times and more.

ZIEHM & SPEARS the ING Award winning podcast series by Hall of Fame Writer Len Ziehm of the Daily Herald, and two-time award winning golf show, Golfers on Golf Radio’s Rory Spears.

LEN ZIEHM & RORY SPEARS in the grill at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota Florida.


THE ZIEHM & SPEARS Podcast series returns with Volume 11, of the 2022 series of podcasts.

THIS WEEK Len Ziehm and Rory Spears bring you updates from the Chicago area and beyond.

IT’S TOURNEY TIME in the Midwest with both the NV5 Korn Ferry Tournament at The Glen Club, and the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor Michigan.

In Addition Len and Rory wrap-up the PGA Championship, discuss the fact that Tiger Woods may have stayed too long like a prize fighter past his prime. The John Deere Classic’s retiring championship director and more.

CLICK HERE to hear this weeks podcast of Ziehm and Spears-Series 2022-Volume 11.

But stay clicked-in. Because Ziehm and Spears will return next week. So thanks for listening Len and Rory.


NEW SPA JULY 13TH-NEW DINING EXPERIENCE NOW OPEN, see what else is new at the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, see The General is 25 Wednesday.

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The Wanamaker Trophy is the largest trophy of the four majors. Plus it’s heavy.

THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP is in the books.

THIS WEEK the championship did not seem to have a major championship buzz. But I’m really trying to figure out why. This week it felt like a 4th major.

So was it the leaderboard, which last lacking by the weekend. Was it the weather, almost 90 one day, in the 50’s the next. Spectators wearing shorts, and then dressing like it’s Pebble Beach in February.

SOUTHERN HILLS, is not one of my favorite tracks. I have played it twice prior to the Gil Hanse recent renovation. After careful review by watching the action on TV, some holes look a little better, others still the same. Watching 2020 PGA Champion Collin Morikawa hit from down in the annoying ditch that runs through the course, brought back memories.

FORTUNATELY I never had to do that. But came too close on a few occasions, after hitting really good tee shots. SH is not a Top 100 golf course, I don’t care how many majors it holds. Memo to PGA President Jim Richerson don’t vote the PGA Championship back to Southern Hills. Then please ask the next president to lower drink prices at Oak Hill in 2023.

CONGRATULATIONS to Justin Thomas on winning his second PGA Championship.

IT’S MEDIA DAY for the John Deere Classic, with the press conference at a Rock Island Casino and Not TPC Deere Run. This past week “The Classic” announced sponsor exemptions for Oklahoma University’s Chris Gotterup, has been ranked the #1 at one point this year. Another exemption went to Duke Universities Quinn Riley. But a previous announcement was Highwood’s Patrick Flavin a previous Illinois Open and Illinois Amateur winner in the same year.

Flavin along with 2021 John Deere Classic winner Lucas Glover will speak, along with retiring Championship Director Clair Peterson. Multiple tour players have told me that Peterson is the best tournament director on the PGA Tour. Peterson will be missed.

MISSING AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP’s will be Illinois for the first time in 15 years. Illini Coach Mike Small said his team picked the wrong week to play bad golf. Because the shorter Yale Golf Course seemed to give Illinois fits and they never fired on all cylinders. But as the old saying goes-wait until next year.

TOURNAMENT TIME RETURNS in town with the NV5 Championship at the Glen Club in Glenview. FREE Admission, visit the tournament website to get your free tickets.

ZIEHM and SPEARS podcast series returns this week. Len and I will discuss all of the above, and why Nicklaus companies is suing Jack Nicklaus. So what is the world coming too.

TIGER WOOD’S had to WD out of the final round of the PGA, after shooting a 9 over par 79 in the third round. Too much pain in his injured leg. There were numerous comments from those who suggested Woods looked like a prize-fighter past his prime. Because maybe he is, time will tell.

The Gog Blog returns all week. So stay clicked in. RS


THE NEW SPA at EAGLE RIDGE Opens July 13th. But the new outdoor dining at the General Clubhouse is open already.  Plan your next trip to Galena, see

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The Wanamaker Trophy is the largest trophy of the four major championships.

FINAL ROUND PLAY TODAY at the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, in Tulsa Oklahoma.

CBS will have the coverage all afternoon.

THE LEADERBOARD is a bit of a shake-up, full of names nobody expected to be on top after 54 holes.

Tiger Woods will be missing, as he WD after yesterdays third round. So sit back and enjoy the golf, and let’s all the players competing in the championships final round.

THE CDGA Championships opened their season at the Naperville Country Club with the 7th CDGA Mid-Amateur Championship.

But when the final putt was conceded, the winner for the first time in CDGA play was John Zur of Glenview.

Zur was a 3 & 1 winner over Tim Sheppard of East Peoria. “This was a great accomplishment for me and it means a lot,” said Zur.

But after two of his previous matches went 20 holes, Zur was happy to finish a little quicker this time. But by winning the Mid-Amatuer, Zur is now exempt into the 2022 CDGA Amateur, Illinois State Amateur and Illinois State Mid-Amateur.

THE CDGA SENIOR AMATEUR begins tomorrow May 23rd at the Medinah Country Club, and concludes on Wednesday.

The Senior PGA Championship Trophy on the first tee at Harbor Shores.

THE KITCHEN-AID Senior PGA Championship is back on the tee at the Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor Michigan.

It’s been four years since the last championship was held at Harbor Shores. Because the 2022 Senior PGA Championship was cancelled because of the Covid Pandemic.

The pro-am is on Wednesday the 25th, with the championship running from the 26th through the 29th. Alex Cjeka is the defending champion, having won at Southern Hills Country Club in 2021. But there will be a variety of special events (Kids events May 28th) running all days at the championship. See for more information.

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein has a Callaway Fitting Day on Wednesday June 8th. It runs from 1-5 Pm. But appointments are required, see or call (847)-566-4653 (GOLF).

IN CANADA RBC has become an official partner of the June 7th Women’s Golf Day. So the first event will be at the historic Scarboro Country Club. See more

IN WISCONSIN the Beaver Dam Country Club in Beaver Dam Wisconsin is now for sale. With an asking price of $2 million. Interested buyers should contact Chris Charnas at Links Capital Advisors in Wilmette. But for more details see

TIDEWATER GOLF CLUB a top rated course in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, was named the Course of the Year. By the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association.

DALLAS BASED TOPGOLF has announced it’s first Philadelphia area location, with a new facility in King of Prussia. The venue is open as of this weekend.

SWEETGRASS GOLF CLUB in Upper Peninsula Michigan, home of the Epson Tour’s Island resort Championship. Is the Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). Last year Sweetgrass was named course of the year in Michigan.

WILLOWBROOK BASED CLUB CHAMPION now with 100 stores nationwide, announces additions to it’s management team.  CFO, Jon Reepmeyer, VP of Sales Mike Glienke, Director of Operations-Willowbrook David Hefling, Director of Operations (Tempe) Curt Cather, Director of Digital (Kevin Iaquinto), and Director of HR is Carol Kozlowski. So for more details on Club Champion, see, or on social media or (888)-340-7820.

THE PATRIOT EDUCATION FUND OUTING will be taking place in Ohio. Because of Medinah Country Club’s decision not to host the event for business reasons moving forward. has more details. For those interested in supporting the fund, contact Mark Slaby at

OUTDOOR DINING with a great view of golf and nature. Now available at the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison.

DUPAGE GOLF has now upped it’s food and beverage experience at the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison.

But even better is the opportunity to take advantage of Chef Mike’s new menu. Because now it’s available Wednesday through Sunday.

The Preserve at Oak Meadows, Maple Meadows and Green Meadows are all open for the season. So you can make tee times at and now visit the DuPage Golf APP.

NEED A FATHER’S DAY GIFT, how about shoes for Dad. Because there are specials right now if you order Dad a new pair of Sqairz Golf Shoes. So see what Sir Nick Flado, John Daly and other top professional players are saying. See

DO YOU NEED A GOLF LESSON. Because if so visit the golf facility with the largest teaching staff in town. So visit Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, located on Renwick Road. See or call (815)-254-3333.

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow RS.