BRING THE GROUP to Rich Harvest Farms this week for LIV Golf. Because it’s back in town, and Cam Smith is ready to defend his title. BAR 54 is open and the post round concerts are happening. Tickets at TIME to ROLL THE ROCK at Heritage Oaks located 3535 Dundee Road in Northbrook. So while your at it, get a new putter cover in the pro shop. Enjoy the Acorn Grill-Trackman Range and 27 holes of wonderful Parkland Style golf. So call the pro shop at (847)-291-2351 or see

The Gog Blog by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. In the media center at LIV Golf-Chicago, on site at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

LIV GOLF IS BACK for year No.2 at Jerry Rich’s-Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Today is great time to buy tickets before the deal expires-tonight.

Cam Smith is back to defend his title, and Dustin Johnson is looking to win the team championship one more time.

There are concerts on property after Rounds 1 & 2-with Nelly on Friday night, and Tiesto on Saturday. But the golf should be even better. Because Brooks Koepka will be tuning up to go play the Ryder Cup in Italy the following week.

PRO-AM is Thursday, with Rounds 1-2 & 3 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I am anxious to see a larger and more wild crowd than even last years group. So the atmosphere will be more fun than some local college football teams. But even more fun than our local football team on Sunday.

The action should be really good at “The Farm” as players fight for the position they want heading into the LIV Tour Championship at Doral in Miami. That is just a few weeks away. But hospitality is almost sold-out, so grab what tickets you can, and go out to Rich Harvest Farms for all the fun.

STRETCH DRIVE-IT’S BEEN A FUN YEAR for Golfers on Golf Radio Saturday mornings on WNDZ 750 AM with a 10 Am tee time. So it’s hard to believe this Saturday is Week No.20 and at 11 Am, we are done for the year. We hope that you can join us for the last live broadcast of the season.

LEN ZIEHM will have a arrived in town and plans on being in studio for the first time this year, fresh off a visit from Pinehurst. I can’t wait to hear all the details. 2024 will be exciting in Pinehurst, with course #10 opening and the U.S. Open in town come June.

THE DEBATE is still on over Ryder Cup picks. If players are upset over not being selected, they could announce they won’t play Ryder Cup’s in future years. IF PLAYERS from both teams started dropping out across the board for 2025-27 and so forth. Teams or captains might have to start selecting better.

CONGRATS TO IPGA PRO Don Wegrzyn has been selected to the PGA of America Hall of Fame. Congrats Don.

THE UNIVERSITY of ILLINOIS held it’s annual invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club. The 54-hole event was shortened to 36-holes, when heavy rains fell on Sunday morning. Illinois entered ranked No.9, but finished in tenth place.

NEWS FROM STREAMSONG is that the new 3,000 yard 19 hole golf course by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw opens for play on December 1st. Tee times at Can’t wait to play there, this will be a fun one.

PHIL MICKELSON has made a personal announcement on his website, that he is not gambling on football this fall. Mickelson has admitted that he went through a gambling addiction, and that he is no longer gambling as a result. Good for Phil-it appears that gambler Billy Waters book on Mickelson has had an impact.

The Gog Blog returns all week, and I look forward to seeing everyone at LIV Golf this week. Rich Harvest Farms will host a quite a party. 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.