LIV GOLF IS BACK SEPTEMBER 22-24 at RICH HARVEST FARMS. So you can order tickets now at But also stay for the post round concerts-Nelly and Tiesto. So can Cam smith win it all again, what about Dustin Johnson on the team competition.

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Welcome to the Pine-Pine Meadow in Mundelein.

PINE MEADOW in Mundelein is going to hold it’s final Titleist Thursday, on Thursday September 7th-from 11 Am to 5 Pm.

But these fittings are by appointment only. So there are no walk-ups.

Titleist fitting specialist Brad Nelson will conduct the fittings. TSR products and the new T-Series Iron will be present. So call to schedule your fitting at (847)-566-4653 (GOLF).

THE CASH MONEY SCRAMBLE at the Pine on September 23rd. 3-person teams which can be male or female. But all players will play the course in the 6,400 yard range. $175.00 per player, and $525.00 a team. Prizes are cash payouts. To register call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4653.

The Rambo Scramble is Back-October 14th at Maple Meadows-tough set up and tough pins.

THE RAMBO SCRAMBLE is back for another year at Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale.

So do you like the challenge of tough pins. Because the superintendent gets to show off his evil side here, and test your nerves and your putting skills.

So Saturday October 14th is the day, and you can sign up at or at Maple Meadows. $90 per player is the green fee and all that comes with it. BUT MORE NEWS from DuPage Golf. So have you been to the Greenway Tap, if not check-out the video at the food is yummy good.

The Labor Day Weekend Sale at Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook.

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE is now underway at Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook through Monday.

Shop now. Because this weekend, you can find a variety of items at various % off.

But don’t forget even when the course closes for the year, the professional team is there for lessons, and club fittings all winter long. So don’t forget that every day from 3-5 Pm, is happy hour or 2, in the Acorn Grill. But now with discounts on Taco Tuesday’s and Wings on Wednesday. Men’s and Women’s Club Championships coming up on Saturday September 30th for the ladies, and September 30th and October 1st for the men. (847)-291-2351 or visit

CHRIS RAINEY of Drums PA. is this years Flight Winner at the 40th World Amateur Championship in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Rainey survived the 5-man playoff to win the title. But for all the flight winners in this years competition in various divisions visit

SEPTEMBER IS ALS Awareness month at Blackberry Oaks in Bristol. The Wally Boughton Senior Open is September 26th & 27th. Raffle tickets now available for some great prizes. So learn more at where #KidsRule (630)-553-7170. 2-Man Scramble September 9th, the 4-man scramble is October 8th.

LIV GOLF IS BACK at Rich Harvest Farms September 22-24, tickets

SO ARE YOU TIRED of paying for over priced tickets for sporting events.

Because if so, why not buy your tickets for the LIV GOLF Weekend at Rich Harvest Farms September 22-24, this weekend.

Because this weekend there are specials on tickets for the upcoming LIV Golf week.

So punch into the LIV site and get your deals today.

But did you know there are post round concerts after golf on Friday with Nelly, and on Saturday with Tiesto.

So come out and enjoy another year of top level professional golf at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove September 22-24.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS has announced Women’s Golf Team member Isabel Sy, has been named to the Big Ten Women’s Golf-Watch List for the 2023-2024 season. Details at Fighting

THE MEN’S TEAM #9 has three players on the pre-season watch list. Junior Jackson Buchanan, Senior Piercen Hunt, 5th year Senior Jerry Ji.

CALLAWAY GOLF fitting event at Cog Hill on Wednesday September 20th from 11 Am until 4 Pm. Fitting fee is $60. But you  receive a dozen golf balls. So to book your appointment call Cog Hill at (866)-264-4455.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29th is Cog Hill’s Night Golf. Which is a walking only event. Call Cog Hill to sign-up.

OAK BROOK TERRACE based Zero Friction Golf, has a full line of products, with logo’s of your favorite football teams. Both college team and NFL teams. But if you need a glove with a Cubs logo on it, as they try to make the playoffs. Maybe a Blackhawks glove as the Connor Bedard era begins. So for more information see

Pawley’s Plantation old and new 2024 look.


Pawley’s Plantation will introduce a renovation starting in April of 2023, the course will be reimagined by the Jack Nicklaus design team. Which is headed up on this project by Troy Vincent.

Currently the planned reopening is set for October in 2023. Design work started on May 22nd and by early last month, the greens had been restored to their original size after having been re-grassed. Improvements on this popular golf course that opened in 1988 included greens, bunkers and clubhouse work.

Bunker work on 10 of the courses holes has been extensive. “There are a lot of changes to the course, and they will be very noticeable,” said Vincent. ” The majority of the large bunkers are gone and in their place will be expanded fairway, and more traditional fairway bunkers and native areas. The layout will be more playable, but the teeth have not been taken away for better players.”

“Watching the work at Pawleys Plantation take shape has only served to heighten our excitement about the project,” said Steve Mays, President of Founders Group International. “The restoration of the greens will infuse the layout with creativity, and the reimagination of the bunkers will help ensure that Pawleys Plantation maintains its place among the best courses in South Carolina for years to come.”

Work has continued in the clubhouse, where Pawley’s Pub will have more space and better views of the par-4 18th hole. So for more information see

SuperStroke announces Ryder Cup golf bags.


SAYS you should get a grip on these Ryder Cup themed golf bags.

PRE-ORDERING is now underway.

These new styled golf bags, have everything golfers need in todays modern world of golf.

So if you purchase one of the Ryder Cup styled bags, you receive a free SuperStroke Ryder Cup styled putter grip.

Prices are $399 on the Ryder Cup Cart Bag. But only $349.00 for the Ryder Cup Stand Bag. So to learn more about the Ryder Cup series of golf bags, please visit or

19-Year Old Dylan Horowitz now captain of the golf team at Chapman University in Southern California, has created the Kavooa Pro.

SO IF YOUR A COLLEGE STUDENT and your stuck in your dorm during the pandemic, what do you do.

Well if your Dylan Horowitz and your on the schools men’s golf team, you help build a training aid that helps remove your major swing flaws.

Kavooa Pro, will be the first training aid by Kavooa Golf.

Horowitz realized that the hockey he played from his early days in sports, had given him some bad habits with his golf swing.

Eventually after building some tripod prototypes, Horowitz involved his dad Andy Horowitz who had experience building companies, later bought by Fortune 500 companies.

Kovooa Pro sells for $129.99 weighs only 3.5 pounds, and easily collapses into side pockets of most golf bags. Kovooa Pro comes with a phone clip holder, so you can easily take video of your golf swing. So learn more about the newest unique training aid on the market at You can see some video’s online of Kovooa Pro in action.

THE GOG BLOG returns this week. 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.