CLUB 54 IS BACK at Rich Harvest Farms. So bring the group from September 22nd through the 24th for the second edition of LIV Golf-Chicago. Tickets at But now join LIV X-for a chance to win a Miami VIP experience at the tour championship.

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

NICOLE JERAY of Mistwood Golf in Romeoville, is bidding to win the USGA U.S. Senior Women’s Open in Oregon.

MISTWOOD GOLF’S NICOLE JERAY is in the hunt at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open in Oregon.

So heading into the final round Jeray is in the fifth place, and one of only 5 players under par. She sits 4 shots off the pace by leader Trish Johnson.

So tune in later this afternoon to see Jeray fight for the title. But also in the field is Conway Farms teaching professional Jamie Fischer, who made the cut and sits in 20th place after a 1 under par 71 in round three.

TODAY MARKS THE END of the PGA Tour’s 2023 season, with the final round of the Tour Championship. But upon completion of the tournament, the club will immediately close for a renovation by architect Andrew Green. Green’s recent work includes clubs such as 2023 PGA Championship site Oak Hill, 2022 BMW Championship home Wilmington Country Club, Congressional Country Club and locally in the Chicago area at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park.

TOMORROW marks the start of the 40th Annual World’s Largest Amateur Handicap Tournament in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. This year over 3,250 golfers from all 50 states and 17 countries will tee it up. Because of the field size, over 30 courses from the Myrtle Beach area will be involved. So learn more about the tournament and Myrtle Beach Golf by visiting

THE BB 30 has launched.


NOW OF BOTH Tinley Park and Oak Brook (new studio now open).

Has released the 8th putter in it’s line of it’s 25 Anniversary commemorative line of putters.

THE BB30 is a limited run and will sell out quickly.

So whether it’s the BB30 or another model of Bettinardi Putters, check them out at The new Studio B is located on 22nd Street in Oak Brook-the phone number is (630)-815-8592.

The late Jim McWethy of Mistwood Golf Club.


Located on Renwick Road in Romeoville, will host an outing on Thursday September 14th. The new version of the McWethy Cup will tee off in honor of late Mistwood owner Jim McWethy.

Funds raised will be donated to PGA Hope-that serves our veterans.

Check in-time is at 11 Am with golf starting at Noon. But that’s not all. Because the dinner of Mistwood’s best dining options come out at 6 Pm. So call Mistwood Golf Club at (815)-254-3333 and visit for more information.

IN THE FITTING CORNER in the Mistwood Performance Center, the new TaylorMade Grind MG4 Wedges and the P790 Irons have arrived. So get fit for both models now, call Matt Carter and Eric Russell for fitting appointments (815)-254-3333.

LAB GOLF and the new TPT Shafts-only in LAB putters.



Bold-solid styles. But now with a new shaft that could be the best ever.

Because it’s a feel that is unmatched. So who says so.

Touring professionals and some top amateurs as well. Because the tour players like Adam Scott and Lucas Glover aren’t just playing well, they are winning. So do check out the new shaft options with LAB Golf putters, because they are making a world of difference.

The Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA). serving Chicago golfers for over 100 years.


WILL HICKEY 45, (Burr Ridge) has not lived in Illinois very long. In fact for just a few weeks.

But while Hickey had grown up in Illinois, more recently he had been living in Minnesota.

So in his first Chicago District event as an Illinois resident, Hickey took home the hardware at 31st Illinois State Mid-Amateur Championship.

Hickey’s 6 under par (207) was just enough to beat Maxwell Scodro (Chicago), Andrew Price (Lake Bluff) and Charlie Waddell (Kenilworth) by one shot.

” My goal was to finish in the top 10,” said Hickey. “But I was comfortable with my game coming in and felt I could do it.”

CDGA Championships resume in September, from the 18th to the 20th with the 37th Illinois State Senior Amateur at Rockford Country Club. for more details.

ZEROFIT Arm Sleeves.


Announces the release of Golf Sleeves, to help protect your skin, for when the sun is it’s strongest.

Zerofit the Japanese performance brand, and leader in baselayer products for outdoor activities.

The Unisex Golf Sleeves come in three colors, gray, black and white. But the sizes do vary, medium/large and Small/medium.

“Our state-of-the-art Golf Sleeves are stylish and functional,” said Doug Zirbel. CEO of Zerofit USA. “They allow for compression, freedom of movement, and protection from the sun’s harmful rays. But in case of injury, using the arm cover helps compress joints and enhances blood circulation to allow faster healing and recovery.”

The arm-sleeves also help prevent sweat-diffusion. Zerofit’s line includes other products for golfers including multiple heat-rub products. So for more information see

GOLFFOREVER SWING AND BODY TRAINER is offering a Labor Day special running from now until September 4th. Because the normal $199.99 price, will be $179.99. But there are specials on the GolfForever Apps, see Used and endorsed by Scottie Scheffler and Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson.

FINN SCOOTERS-now at over 160 courses nation wide.

FINN SCOOTERS has a new technology.

So enter EAGL Technology. As a result all new Scooters will have EAGL technology installed. But all of the courses that currently have FINN Scooters, will transition to the new App.

So with the EAGL App, you can scan for which courses have FINN Scooters. But for more information visit

BELVEDERE GOLF CLUB in Charlevoix Michigan will host the 2023 Hickory Grail Matches from September 5-7. This Ryder Cup style event, brings together the best hickory shaft golfer from both the USA and Great Britain. Spectators are welcome to witness great play-with the teams dressing in coats, ties and knickers. So for more information please visit

RALPH LAUREN will return as the official outfitter for the 2023 Team USA Ryder Cup team in Simone Italy. See more at

TITLEIST WAS ABLE TO DEBUT it’s new Radar Capture Technology (RCT) on the range at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. So to learn more about how RTC interacts with Trackman and other launch monitors, visit

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB is running it’s summer season closing ” IN STOCK ONLY” sale. Up to 20% off on in-stock items such as golf bags and other items. For details call (847)-566-4653 (GOLF) Pine Meadow golf Club in Mundelein.

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. RS

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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.