THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME IS BACK OPEN so bring your clubs and your appetite and play some golf on Toptracer before the Bears kick off at 3:05. Enjoy some great food in McWethy’s Sports Bar before-during or after golf. The Mistwood Golf Dome is located on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook. Call (630)-739-7600 or visit

The Schaumburg Golf Club pro shop has plenty of great gift ideas for the golfer.


Because if you got a gift card, check or cash as one of your holiday presents. Why stop at the Schaumburg Golf Club and check out all the merchandise in the pro shop.

It’s not early to also get a lesson or be fitted for clubs. But if some new apparel is what you need. Short Sleeve-Long Sleeve, shoes, golf balls or bags, not is the time to visit the Schaumburg Golf Club at 401 North Roselle Road. The clubs three simulators are open, and Chandlers Chophouse home to great burgers is open. (847)-885-9000 or

TOPGOLF has announced several sports stadiums that will be turned into golf venues through April of 2022. Nothing listed up north yet. But down south and out west have a few options. For the current list see

Cog Hill under the lights. Practice under the lights at Cog Hill.

COG HILL has golf season all lit-up.

Plus now golf season goes year round, during the day or even at night.

Under the lights at Cog Hill, hit balls or get a round in on Toptracer. Because now you better start practicing.

Because the first golf outing of 2022 is right around the corner. In fact it’s next weekend Jan. 2nd. The famed Eskimo Open is ready to tee off. No show likely and it should be fun to play. Details at or call Cog Hill (630)-264-4455.

2022 GOLF MEMBERSHIPS NOW ON SALE AT BLACKBERRY OAKS in Bristol, the Oaks is where Kids Rule, and junior golf programs are among the best in the area. Chad Johansen Golf Academy and more. or call (630)-553-7170.

THE CHICAGO GOLF SHOW is back. YES IT IS-no virus will stand in the way this year. Feb. 25-27. But Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place if necessary. So be prepared to wear a mask. Ticket specials no available at The 38th annual Chicago Show at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

The Gog Blog Speaks Out returns tomorrow. RS

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.