THE SNOW IS HERE so lets take it back indoors to the Schaumburg Golf Club, where you can play the Schaumburg Golf Club-Indoors, on one of the clubs three simulators. The bar is open at Chandlers Chophouse upstairs, so book a tee time, a lesson or even get a club fitting or regripping done before the spring is here. Schaumburggolf.com The Schaumburg Golf Club is located at 401 North Roselle Road. Call (847)-885-9000.
THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. With the Callaway Maverick Driver at Reynolds-Lake Oconee on the Great Waters course by Jack Nicklaus. (R) with the new Callaway Paradym driver in the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook. Mistwoodgolfdome.com.
Callaway vs Callaway coming tomorrow-my Callaway Paradym fitting with Mistwoods Matt Carter in the Mistwood Golf Dome on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook (630)-739-7600. Fitting services will switch to Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville in a couple of weeks.
THIS MORNING I’m finally glad to see the results of the fantasy golf league I’m a part of, because I finally picked the winner. So back in the first week of January. I had to pick the winner of every tournament through the BMW Championship. Today for the first time this year, I got it right. The standings are determined by $$$$, not points by a corporate sponsor. So I did pick a great week to get it right. Thanks Scottie-congrats on winning “The Players Championship.”
Scheffler put on a dazzling exhibition of golf yesterday at TPC Sawgrass. There was never really a feeling that he wouldn’t win, even when tied after three holes. Tyrell Hatton had a great finish, but even when he posted his 12 under par I never thought it would be good enough to win. In fact I wasn’t sure it would hold up for second place. Scheffler is really a player on the course.
THE PLAYERS OFF THE COURSE: Guess who is in trouble again. With women of course. Because some animals never change their stripes. Tiger Woods has been sued by his former girl friend of six years Erica Herman. Herman was duped by Woods handlers to leave the house, and go on a short vacation. Then she was told she was locked out of the house she shared with Woods. Herman claims Woods people stole $40,000 from her. Woods team wonders where she got the money in the first place.
Herman wants the NDA she signed voided, suggesting she was not sexually assaulted. But maybe sexually harassed. Herman is seeking a settlement of $30 million. This one should get interesting before it goes away.
WHAT WAS interesting how NBC golf mouthpiece Dan Hicks didn’t talk much about his idol Woods. Woods name was only mentioned through out the Players, when there was statistical comparisons to be made. So did the bosses tell the announcers to avoid the topic. Then again since LIV Golf came along, PGA Tour broadcasts only knock players associated with LIV. Because nobody on the PGA Tour does much of anything wrong anymore-especially Woods.
THERE WAS TWITTER COMMENTS on how Brandel Chamblee no longer rips PGA Tour guys anymore, just LIV golfers. There is an element of truth to that.
So now with the Players in the books, The Valspar championship is on the tee this week.
Then there is the match play championship before a warm-up tourney, and then the Masters.
When the Masters week arrives, so does golf in Georgia.
ICYMI our Saturday story is how you can enjoy Masters week, at Georgia’s top golf destination, Reynolds-Lake Oconee. For when Georgia is on your mind.
DURING MY WINTER GOLF TRIP-that wraps around the PGA Merchandise Show, I visited a few destination properties. Reynolds-Lake Oconee was one of them.
This visit allowed me to play the last two courses I had not played at RLO, the Landing and the Preserve. The first two courses built at Reynolds-Lake Oconee, by architect the late Bob Cupp.
Both courses are nice, but I saw them off-season and after 8 1/2 inches of rain fell the previous 7 days. So there was some standing water in places. One great thing about the Preserve Course, is that the clubhouse is home to one of the great breakfasts in golf. Dining looks out on the putting green and first tee box. So on your next visit to Reynolds-LO and the Preserve course don’t miss it.
NOW WORD IS that the National Course by Tom Fazio-currently 27 holes, will begin work on another 9-holes. Making National two different courses, stay tuned for more details.
THIS WEEK I hope the remaining snow melts away, and it’s a step is towards opening area golf courses. The Gog Blog returns all week-RS.