MISTWOOD DIRECTOR OF GOLF and 2021 IPGA Section Champion Andy Mickelson welcomes you to the Mistwood Golf Dome on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook. Call the dome at (630)-739-7600 or book a hitting bay online at THE NCR Country Club (R) will host the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open in August.

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 Mistwood Golf Dome with the new Callaway Rogue Driver.


Congratulations to Mistwood teaching professional Nicole Jeray on now being exempt into the U.S. Senior Women’s Open this August.

Jeray’s solid play in last year’s open and the Senior LPGA Championship helped earn her a spot in the field this year Kettering (Dayton) Ohio.

Because last year Jeray had to qualify at the Midlothian Country Club, and she was one of four qualifiers from that one day round of competition. Very nice of the USGA to put her in the field. But now we root for Conway Farms teaching professional Jamie Fischer who grew up in Dayton. Here’s hoping she gets a pass into the field as well.

GREAT WEEK OF GOLF at the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor Florida, home of the Copperhead Course. A course you can play. Because no membership is needed. Our Len Ziehm was there and will cover more about the tournament this week at and on the Ziehm & Spears Podcast Series 2022-stay clicked in. Len Ziehm’s story and wrap-up is now posted.

Nicole Jeray Mistwood Golf teaching professional at the 2021 Senior LPGA Championship at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort.

This past week I finally had a chance to test my new Callaway Rogue Irons and Driver.

But I hit the clubs at half to three quarter speed on most swings. I wanted to break them in, and not overdue a mild shoulder-strain. But the results were still very good.

Because outdoor golf season is right around the corner.

But while the weather should be great today, it sounds like plenty of rain is on it’s way the rest of the week. UGH!

This week during Ziehm and Spears the Podcast Series 2022. Len and Rory will wrap up the Players Championship and the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. But as club fittings ramp-up outdoors, we will discuss our what’s in the bag since some folks are actually wondering about the clubs we use.

THE MASTERS everybody loves the Masters, including me. But it’s been in poor taste that some publications have been putting out Masters preview stories with the tournament still a few weeks away. So going forward lets save Masters coverage for April, while letting the Florida Swing play out and the Match Play tee off.

THE WINTER TRIP OF 2022 is a wrap. I have concluded all my stories from the PGA Merchandise show and the golf properties I did visit on the way home. If you missed any of those stories circle back and the check them out.

BUT THERE IS some breaking news on one of Florida’s top golf resorts. More on that coming up tomorrow. So stay clicked in right here. 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.