TRACKMAN RANGE ONE OF THE NEW Additions to Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook on Dundee Road. So learn more at (847)-291-2351.

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LIV GOLF returns to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar grove September 22-24. Tickets

LIV GOLF at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar grove is now just two weeks out.

So do you have your tickets yet?

Cam Smith will return to defend his title won last year in 2022.

Dustin Johnson and his team return to defend their team title won last year.

Brooks Koepka’s final event before he heads off to Italy to compete in the Ryder Cup.

So are you ready to walk Rich Harvest Farms, or do you want to be part of Club 54, or the new LIV Bar. for tickets and more. Because hospitality is going quickly.

PINE MEADOW GC in Mundelein is holding it’s annual fall scramble on Saturday September 30th-with a shotgun start at 9 Am. Teams are 4-players and cost to enter is $115.00 per person. But this includes, golf/cart range balls, and a hotdog lunch with chips and a soft drink. So to sign up call the club at (847)-566-4663 (GOLF).

VOLVIK USA announces a new leadership team.  The golf ball company based in Orlando has named Pete Kinney, PGA, president. John Holst is now the VP of Sales. Both Kinney and Holst have worked at other companies in the golf ball side, each of them at Maxfli and other companies.

“We look forward to leading the Volvik team as we expand the presence and scope of this exciting brand,” Kinney said. “Volvik has always been known for leading the way in color, quality and innovation appealing to golfers of all skill levels. But our focus will be to continue developing groundbreaking technology, and enhancing the products that we are known for. Our sales team is out in the field already meeting with our valued customers and presenting the best lineup of products and pricing that we have ever offered in the United States.” So for more details see

THE GOLF HERITAGE SOCIETY has announced the groups schedule for the annual convention that runs from October 11-14 in Lexington Kentucky. So for a full list of events see

CLUB CHAMPION has announced that for a limited time, there are FREE fittings available with a purchase of over $499.00. See for more information.

The teams for the Hickory Grail matches at Belvedere Golf Golf-won by Team USA.


BUT NO the Ryder Cup has not started. But the 2023 Hickory Grail Matches, one of the worlds premier events with hickory shafted clubs has been won by Team USA 18-10.

The matches that were contested at Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix Michigan, saw the USA defeat Europe by 8 points.

Because on Day 1, the USA won 5 of seven matches to jump out to a 5.5-1.5 lead and never looked back. So for more information see

CHRIS CHARNAS and Links Capital Advisors based in Wilmette, has announced the sale of 7 Lakes Golf Club in West End North Carolina. 7 Lakes is just a few miles west of the famed community of Pinehurst. Details at

IRVINE CALIFORNIA-Uneekor announces savings of up to $3,000 for it’s simulator products through the end of September. Learn more at


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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.