THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN TEE’S OFF THIS WEEK at Sentry World in Stevens Point Wisconsin. Our recap of what to expect comes up this week. See USGA.org for details.
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Dupagegolf.com The Preserve at Oak Meadows, Maple Meadows, and Green Meadows.
The DuPage Amateur is coming up soon, and you can now sign up to play.
One round will be played at Maple Meadows, with the other round held at The Preserve at Oak Meadows.
But now there is even more incentive to play, with the winner of the Gross Division, earning an exemption into the 2023 Illinois Open at Flossmoor Golf Club. So sign up today and enjoy the amateur, who knows you could play with the pro’s in the Illinois Open. Dupagegolf.com.
The Preserve at Oak Meadows will host the 2023 Illinois Senior Open tomorrow and Tuesday, defending champion and University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small is back to defend his title. But for more information see IPGA.com.
Club fitting at Mistwood Golf with Matt Carter in Romeoville.
MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB located on Renwick Road in Romeoville, is holding a Cleveland Golf Wedge fitting clinic on Friday June 30th.
Time is from 10:30 Am to 12 Noon, and cost is $175.00. The clinic is hosted by both Cleveland Golf representatives and Mistwood Golf professionals.
But for your fee, you will get a Cleveland Wedge. So you must sign up in advance, space is limited. See Mistwoodgc.com. After the clinic concludes stay for lunch at McWethy’s Tavern.
The 103rd CDGA Amateur tee’s off tomorrow at the Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe.
THE 103rd Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) Amateur Championship, gets underway tomorrow at Lake Shore Country Club.
The schedule for the week is as follows.
Monday the field of 76 players will play 36 holes of stroke play. This will determine the 16 players who advance on to the match play portion of the championship.
A playoff will be held if needed at the end of the 36 holes to determine the match play field. So then on Tuesday, the Round of 16 will be held.
Wednesday will be the quarter-final and semi-final matches. With the championship match being played on Thursday morning. So for more information see CDGA.org. Charlie Waddell returns to defend his title he won in 2022.
Danny Mulhearn of Glen Oaks Country Club in Glen Ellyn.
Glen Oak Country Club head golf professional Danny Mulhearn has made it into the field, for this weeks U.S. Senior Open at sentry World Golf Club in Stevens Point Wisconsin.
For Mulhearn this is not his first U.S. Senior open, Mulhearn previously played in the championship when it was held at Salem Country Club in 2017.
Mulhearn will be joined in the field by fellow Illinois PGA professional Mike Small, golf coach at the University of Illinois.
Bettinardi BB5 the 6th release in the 25th anniversary season.
Have released their sixth limited release batch of putters this past week.
As the run of releases continues in Bettinardi’s 25th anniversary season.
This past week was the release of the BB5.
The Black 360 gram PVD Putter with the Roman Numerals XXV stamped on it, to mark the significance of this model. While visiting Bettinardi.com, check out the putter refinishing program, if you have a production putter. Old or new.
CALEDONIA GOLF and FISH CLUB and TRUE BLUE GOLF in Pawley’s Island South Carolina (Myrtle Beach) has been named the 4th and 5th Best Courses You Can Play in the State of South Carolina by Golfweek. So visit CaledoniagolfandFishclub.com and Truebluegolf.com.
TPC Wisconsin-in the Madison area, will open this August.
The 30th TPC Club in the network will open this August.
But there are now membership opportunities available. The former Cherokee Country Club was showing it’s age after 60 years, so member and neighbor PGA Tour professional and University of Illinois alum Steve Stricker, decided to take the property to a higher level.
Starting in 2025 TPC Wisconsin will host the American Family Insurance Championship, that Stricker host’s. Stricker was involved in the redesign with the PGA Tour network. So you can learn more at TPCWisconsin.com.
Welcome to the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club will host a Callaway Golf Fitting event on Wednesday July 12th-from 11 Am to 4 Pm.
But you must sign up in advance.
So the fee is $60.00 but you do receive 1 dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Golf balls.
But to learn more see Coghillgolf.com or call (866)-COG-HILL. See what other events Cog Hill has coming up, there are several.
MORE FROM JEMSEK GOLF on the Northside. Because it’s now summertime at The Pine.
PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein has announced a new division for it’s Wednesday July 26th Senior 2-Man Scramble, cost is $68.00 per player. But the new division is for teams in which both players are 70 years of age or older. So for all the details see PinemeadowGC.com or call “The Pine” at (847)-566-4653 (Golf).
THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC coming up July 6-9. Tickets at JohnDeereClassic.com. TPC Deere Run.
The John Deere Classic is coming up from July 5-9.
So the championship has made a series of announcements leading into the championship.
Ludvig Aberg a Swedish upcoming star in golf, has committed to play at the JDC. Ludvig a former World Amateur No.1, and back-to-back winner of the college Ben Hogan Award in 2022-2023, has now turned professional. He earned the No.1 ranking at the PGA Tour School, which earned him direct access to the tour. Ludvig finished 25th in his professional debut in the Canadian Open.
TWO TOP COLLEGE STARS have been given exemptions to the JDC, in keeping with the tournaments long standing tradition of showcasing the game of golfs future stars.
Gordan Sargent a former World #1 and NCAA National Champion, along with former Western Amateur Champion Michael Thorbjornsen. So both players recently competed in the U.S. Open and Sargent played via special exemption in Masters.
AWARD WINNING PERFORMERS Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker will perform after Rounds 3 (Shelton) and Round 4 (Rucker) on July 8 & 9. So fans can watch from the right side of the 18th fairway at TPC Deere Run. But the performers will be set up on the left side of the fairway. Both concerts are expected to start about 5:45 Pm, pending any weather delays, or Sunday playoff to finish the championship. So for more details on championship information at johndeereclassic.com.
The Uneekor EYE MINI portable Launch Monitor.
UNEEKOR has unveiled the new EYE MINI Portable Launch Monitor.
The EYE MINI is now available through both the Uneekor website, or various retailers across America.
Eddie Lee, Chief Sales and Marketing officer for Creatz INC-Uneekor’s parent company says,” now golfers and courses, commercial facilities and coaches alike have access to an extremely powerful solution that is easy to use. But it caters to the requirements of indoor and outdoor simulation and instruction.
The EYE MINI had a soft launch at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando, it’s priced at $4,500. The EYE MINI has a market-proven EYE XO engine, and comes with high speed photo metric camera’s. So for more information please visit Uneekor.com
CALLAWAY GOLF has announced a limited edition Chrome Soft Truvis Rose-golf ball in honor of Rose Zhang’s winning of her first LPGA Tour professional event. The player in 72 years to do so. But your must order this limited edition ball quickly. Callawaygolf.com
Co-Captain Henrik Stenson of Majesticks GC,Co-Captain Ian Coulter of Majesticks GC, Co-Captain Lee Westwood of Majesticks GC and Alternate, Laurie Canter of the Majesticks GC pose for a photo during the practice round ahead of LIV Golf DC at the Trump National Golf Club Washington DC on Wednesday, May. 24, 2023 in Sterling, Virginia. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/LIV Golf).
OKX is the first WEB3 sponsor of an LIV Golf Team.
The Majesticks GC comprised of Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and currently Laurie Canter (subbing for the injured Sam Horsfield), will sport the OKX logo in team kits, and on tour.
OKX has other sports partnerships including with McLaren F1 Team and the Manchester City Football Club.
OKX is the second largest global crypto exchange by trading volume and a leading WEB3 ecosystem.
MORE LIV GOLF NEWS-the upcoming London Tournament from July 7-9 will have music stars DJ Snake and Alesso on site to “Pump Up the Volume.” So for more information see LIVGolf.com.
GolfGame and KZN shot tracking.
GAMEGOLF one of the games leading GPS shot-and-stat tracking sensor platforms, is announcing the addition of instructor Martin Chuck. Chuck will serve as the brands Coaching Lead and official ambassador. So Chuck will help develop the video content and plans for coaches and student who use the platform.
GameGolf has just announced the launch of it’s next generation technology “KZN”, which is short for Kaizen (Pron: KY-Zen). Joe McKnight V.P. of Engineering at GameGolf calls Chuck, “one of the brightest minds and talented teachers in the game today. So to learn more see GameGolf.com.
GOLFERS ON GOLF’S Len Ziehm has been on the road in the Ziehm Machine once again. So this time it was a trip across his home state of Florida to Daytona Beach. Ziehm reports on the 20+ area courses in Daytona, including the one’s at the headquarters of the LPGA. Read more on golf travel at LenZiehmongolf.com.
CGX-The College Golf Experience and endorsed by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) will bring highly rated male junior golfers together at the Boys Top100 South Camp, presented by Adidas at the Texas Rangers Golf Club July 18-19. During this camp-campers will have access to numerous coaches from various top NCAA programs across the country. So due to sponsorship by Adidas, participants will receive Adidas hats, shirts, backpacks and outerwear.
Multiple coaches on-site for this camp include winner of NCAA national championships. So for more information see www.collegegolfx.com/camps/#upcoming.
BLACKBERRY OAKS-The Oaks Grille is open. Blackberry Oaks Amateur is June 24-25, and the summer scramble is July 22nd.
THE IS PLENTY HAPPENING at the Oaks.
Blackberry Oaks that is, where the new Oaks Grille is now open. So come in and check out the new menu before or after golf.
But more from the Oaks, with the Blackberry Amateur wrapping up today, next up on the event list is the summer 2-Man scramble on July 22nd. So for more information see BlackberryOaks.com. Blackberry Oaks is where #Kidsrule.
INNISBROOK RESORT in Tarpon Springs Florida, and home of the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour, is offering specials for the 4th July. The holiday like you have never enjoyed it before. So visit innisbrookresort.com.
GOLF TRAININGAIDS.com launches The CONNECTOR. Which is the latest golf training aid from teaching professional Dan Frost, known for the invention of the award winning Sure-Set. The Connector is a designed foam ball device, with axis rods running through it to help golfers maintain a connection between their arms and torso. So you can learn more at GolfTrainingAids.com.
SuperStrokes Wyndham Clark and his SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 3.0 17″ putting grip.
SUPERSTROKE Putting Grips congratulates 2023 U.S. Open Champion Wyndham Clark, who used a Superstroke Zenergy Tour 3.0 17″ grip on his putter championship week.
Clark’s putting grip is part of Superstrokes “Off the Truck” series. With TV time for Clark running strong, his grip was seen by millions around the world.
But as a result, Superstroke sold out of the Zenergy 3.0 17″ grips. So if you would like to order one, you can join a waitlist at SuperstrokeUSA.com. Clark’s grip is 3.6 inches longer than the standard grip. Reports say that 8 of the Top 10 finishers at the U.S. Open are using Superstroke putting grips. During 2022 Superstroke users won 61 professional tournaments on top level tours, for over $58.5 million in earnings.
The U.S. Open was not Clark’s first win with the grip, as Clark won the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this year.
SUPERSTROKE has announced the release of one of the tasty looking putter grips on the market. But while you shouldn’t bite into it-the grip called “The Turn” is gaining popularity with pictures of halfway house snacks, up and down the grip. So to learn more about SuperStroke grips see SuperStrokeUSA.com.
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