THE TIME IS HERE TO GET TO THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB, grab a golf bag and a time slot in the simulator bays on the lower level of the clubhouse. Because Chandlers Chophouse is bringing down your food and beverage. BUT YOU can play the Schaumburg Golf on the clubs simulators. Call (847)-885-9000 or SchaumburgGolf.com
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THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING, the holiday season is already here.
HAVE YOU STARTED your holiday shopping yet ?
But one thing that is becoming very clear, is that the Chicago area is now a year round golf community.
Simulators are popping up everywhere. Plus the Mistwood Golf Dome, the area’s premier indoor golf facility.
SIMULATORS ARE TURNING GOLF into a year-round sport.
The Schaumburg Golf Club has had three of them for a few years now. The NEW Fox Run clubhouse that opens this weekend, will have 3 simulators.
But you find find two simulators in the new clubhouse at Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook.
NOW OPEN IN GLENVIEW is the Golf Shack, just east of the Glen Area off of Waukegan Road on Chestnut. They have four simulators with a restaurant. I’m looking forward to seeing it. Because the early reviews I have from those who have been there, are saying good things.
THERE ARE NUMEROUS other clubs that have added a simulator to see the response they get, it could be strong. I hear one private northwest suburban club started a winter simulator league for it’s members. Around 110 of them signed up, so much for heading out to go bowling.
COG HILL is keeping things interesting as the winter season starts to set in.
Because they will again be first on the tee, with the first outing of 2022. The Eskimo Open returns on January 2nd.
But before then there are still plenty nights left to hit the range. Yes I said nights. Because the lights are on at Cog Hill.
Because when I was leaving Cog Hill last Friday night at 5 PM, in the dark. The range lights were on, and some 35 guys were out hitting golf balls. C’mon it was about 47 degrees and no wind.
But as somebody who grew up working for 8 1/2 years at a driving range, Cog Hills new brew is impressive.
RANGE PICKER PALE ALE, you have to love the concept, if you love the range, or if you ever worked at one. So did you ever wash range balls. Did you ever pick a field of range balls. But did you ever drive the range tractor or jeep.
Because if you have ever sat in the cage, and had people hit golf balls at you. This new beer can only leave you laughing. I’m having one tonight. Can’t wait.
SAND VALLEY in Nekoosa Wisconsin will have Pond Hockey for a few days this winter. So come on and head to Sand Valley, But bring your skates and your wooden sticks. Could be fun. Details at Sandvalley.com.
CONGRATS TO NORTHBROOK’S PGA TOUR PLAYER NICK HARDY on his engagement to Lizzie ( sorry don’t have her current last name-Hardy to be).
THE GOG BLOG is back all through the holidays so stay with us. I will keep you golfing all winter long. But do take a short break, so your charged up and ready for 2022. RS