COG HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Offers a Cleveland Wedge Scoring Clinic this Wednesday July 12th at 5 Pm, you must sign up and space is limited. So for more information visit CogHillGolf.com or (866)-264-4455. THE MEDINAH 3 project is well underway and this week you can see our story with 2006 U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy, who is the “O” in OCM the Australian design firm renovating Medinah’s 3 course.
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Doug Ghim hit’s his opening tee shot in Round 2 of the John Deere Classic on Friday. Ghim made the cut and is in position for a solid finish in this weeks JDC.
THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC is headed today to the 4th and final round.
But more “Magic” could be on the horizon, with yet another first time winner on the PGA Tour, something that has happened numerous times before at the JDC.
Chicago area local players Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Kevin Streelman of Wheaton and Nick Hardy of Northbrook have all made the cut and are playing well. Defending Champion J.T. Poston is in the hunt-sitting T-6 heading into todays final round. Catch the action on CBS this afternoon.
CAM SMITH with a LIV trophy at Rich Harvest Farms in 2022, is in position for another today in London.
Cam Smith winner of the 2022 LIV Golf event at Rich Harvest Farms, is set to win another this time in London.
Because Smith heads into todays final round with a 3-shot lead. But the win could be a double-with his team Ripper GC also in the lead in the team competition. But the lead on the team side is only one shot.
Smith and teammate Marc Leishman have carried the load for the Ripper GC team, in holding the lead heading into the third and final round of LIV-Golf London.
LIV GOLF ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH REACHTV-ReachTV that is streamed through out airports across America, and numerous hotel chains, with now start showing LIV Golf. REACHTV is also available In-Flight for airline passengers. Details at LIVGolf.com
LIV GOLF MAJESTICKS GC that is comprised of Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Laurie Canter and Sam Horsfield have announced their community impact strategic program Little Sticks. Little Sticks held a clinic before the start of play this week in London.
The program started in communities where the players live like Luton and New Castle in the UK. Orlando Florida area in the USA. Impact strategy is a focus of Education, Engagement and Empowerment. LIVGOLF.com for more information.
MAJESTICS GC has announced that Seamless Digital is now a partner of their team. Seamless Digital looks at new ways to advertise products and services, additionally promote through the sport of golf.
THE LIV GOLF Point Standings Race for Player of the Year, and Team of the Year is heating up. Taylor Gooch with 3 wins is leading on the player side, with Brooks Koepka not far behind. But on the team side-Dustin Johnson’s 4Aces team is leading. So follow the standing at LivGolf.com.
POTENTIAL UNLEASHED-A new LIV GOLF program, that is the umbrella for other LIV Golf program. Such as How we LIV and LIV to Green, more information at LIVGolf.com.
ILLINI GET 5 WGCA All-American Scholars. The University of Illinois has announced that 5 members of it’s women’s golf team are All-American Scholars. Crystal Wang (grad student), Siyan Chen (Senior), Sophomores Lexanne Halama and Alise Knudson, plus freshman Mattie Frick earned the awarded for the 2022-2023 season. But for more details visit FightingIllini.com.
The Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA).
TWO GOLF FANATICS will play some of the best golf in the State of Wisconsin.
PODCASTER NO LAYING-UP D.J. Piehowski and Bally Sports Wisconsin’s Stephen Watson, are trying to set a record.
The two will race through the state-playing as fast as possible, to play 10 Wisconsin Golf Courses, all ranked in the nations Top 100 courses, in just 40 hours.
This amazing feat starts today and concludes tomorrow on July 10th. The 10 courses are all within a 150-mile radius of each other. So the schedule looks like this. Today 1. Irish Course, Haven/Kohler, 2. Whistling Straits 3. River Course at BWR, 4. Meadow Valley, 5. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. MONDAY JULY 10 1. Sand Valley, 2. Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley, 3. Sentry World, 4. Lawsonia-Links Course 5. Erin Hills. The trip is raising awareness of Golf in Wisconsin, and for the MACC Fund, benefitting childhood cancer and blood disorders.
Inventor Dan Frost shows off The Sure Strike- Training Aid.
THE SURE STRIKE by Dan Frost.
“Our goal is to offer the best training aids to golfers all over the world,” said John Diulus, president of Golftrainingaids.com.
“We are thrilled to introduce the latest invention from Dan Frost, The Sure Strike.” Because this new training aid can be used on the range, or at home and in the office.
So what can you expect from Sure-Strike.
A device that helps set the proper width and position at the top of your backswing. So the sure-strike will help golfers move from a short-swing to a full swing easier during the their rounds of golf.
“We see the tour videos of what the proper position looks like, while Sure-Strike allows golfers to feel the proper impact position, ” says Frost. Sure Strike is available through Golftrainingaids.com for $139.99.
ZENERGY the latest winner on the PGA Tour from Super Stroke.
WINNING AGAIN & AGAIN and AGAIN.
So if there is a product on the PGA Tour that’s winning like crazy. Well here it is.
Because nothing is hotter than the Super Stroke putting grips. So who won at the U.S. Open. You bet. But then at Hartford, Detroit, and maybe this week at the John Deere Classic.
But even more interesting is the top 10 at the U.S. Open. Because it was not just the winner, it was 8 of the Top 10 finishers. Three of the top seven finishers in Detroit.
Rickie Fowler won in Detroit using the Zenergy 3.0 17″ putter grip.
But unfortunately this successful grip is sold out. So the good news is that they will be available before the end of the month. So learn more about the best putting grip in golf at SuperStrokeUSA.com.
LAB GOLF PUTTERS has announced their famed LAB DF 2.1 Custom putters now come in four new colors. Pink-Cappuccino-Orange and Pink. So for more information see LABGolf.com.
EDISON GOLF WEDGES will now sell the 2.0 wedge heads to Do-it-Yourself (DIY) club builders. (800)-933-4395 or Edisonwedges.com.
BETTINARDI PUTTERS of Tinley Park.
Launched a new line this past week. So have you seen the G.I. Joe line.
Because it’s putters, headcovers, metal accessories and and leather objects.
So are you a putter collector. Because if so, the G.I. Joe product line is for you.
So come check out what has just come out of the Hive-in B-Land, and add the putter to your bag, that the rest of the foursome will be talking about. Bettinardigolf.com.
2023 PGA Championship champion Brooks Koepka.
Congratulate Brooks Koepka on his 2023 PGA Championship victory at Oak Hill.
Koepka has 11 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Clubs in his bag, and is now playing the Z-Star Diamond golf ball.
But here is what was in Koepka’s bag for the PGA.
Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II 10.5 Driver. Srixon ZX7 Mk II Irons (4i-9i). Cleveland Golf RTZ ZipCore 46 degree. Cleveland Golf RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack 52-56-60 LB. But you can learn more at Koepka’s equipment at us.dunlopsports.com/srixon.
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