STOP BY BOTH PLACES-THEY ARE BOTH OPEN ALL WINTER LONG. Mistwood is open year round-for golf and more. Golf in the dome, or enjoy McWethy’s Sports Bar or over at Mistwood Golf Club-McWethy’s Tavern is open daily. or  Practice, play on Toptracer, get a lesson or fit for golf clubs.

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

  EAGLE RIDGE RESORT & (New) SPA-now open. Year End Specials and hosting the Best New Years Eve Party in Town. So visit #DontTakeUSforGranted

Sqairz Golf Shoes-now get gift card specials.


IT’S SQAIRZ quite likely the best golf shoes you have ever worn.

Since the time that plastic spikes have invaded the golf world, there has not been a shoe that offers the traction that Sqairz does.

So if you like to swing, and have a swing with some Speed to it. Why not try a pair of Sqairz Speed golf shoes.

Right now when you spend $100 on gift cards-you get $120. But if you spend $200, you get $250. So learn the options at

Cassy Tully Art, cards, ornaments and more.


Now through December 31st-2022.

Shop now. Because some items have sold out, or are close to selling out.

So do you need some golf art for your clubhouse. How about the perfect personalized holiday ornaments.

But they are going quickly, so shop before Christmas and take advantage of year end prices.

Chad Johansen Indoor Golf all Winter Long.

CHAD JOHANSEN Mr. “Kids Rule” has it going all winter long in the golf dome.

Located in Yorkville and near Blackberry Oaks in Bristol. So grab a friend and cold-one for indoors, and head out to the dome.

Callaway Golf Ambassador Chad Johansen is offering, junior golf, lessons and club fittings. So keep your game together all

The Work is underway at Winnetka Park District Golf Course.

Winnetka has closed it’s Park District Course, through at least August of 2024.

The par-3 9 hole course closed in July, with the 18 hole course closing on November 1st.

But recently the Winnetka Park Districts Board of Commissioners, voted to bring in Northbrook based KemperSports Management to run the operation of the facility.

Practice area’s will remain open through out the renovation project, that is being directed by architect Rick Jacobson. See more at

A rendering of what Topgolf’s future Memphis venue will look like

DALLAS BASED-Topgolf has announced that it’s new venue in Memphis Tennessee has now started construction.

The new Topgolf located off of Germantown Road, will open in late 2023.

This will be the fourth location for Topgolf in the state of Tennessee.

You can learn more about what this double-decker hitting facility will offer at

New Balance Golf-The 997 Series.

NEW BALANCE introduces the 997 Series.

This new 997 line will be available in February of 2023.

The 997 series shoes come in both spikeless and spiked versions. 997 is a waterproof microfiber leather that is guaranteed to keep your feet dry on wet days, or early morning rounds when dew is still on the course.

Cushioning and shock absorption are key components of the 997 series. 997 has a CUSH+ insole that is paired with the new Abzorb midsole. Ultra-soft cushioning is felt with every step you take. More shoe-More comfort. Hear more at

Fred Couples is back with Ashworth.


So is Fred Couples with Ashworth Golf Apparel.

The 1992 Masters Champion will now wear the new Ashworth 2023 Apparel line.

Ashworth which is now returning to the US marketplace, now has it’s former spokesman back with the apparel line.

“I am thrilled to be back with Ashworth Golf and once again wearing the Golfman logo as I represent this apparel line,” said Couples. “Ashworth was there with me when I won the Masters and it was part of my success during so many memorable victories. Golfers the world over love this brand.”

Ashworth President Eddie Fabel says,” it’s only fitting to have Fred back with us.” So learn more about Ashworth and it’s return at or visit Ashworth on social media outlets.

THE SUNDAY MORNING SHORT GAME-NEWS COLUMN returns Sunday January 8th, 2023. Thanks for reading all year long. 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.