LBA GOLF PUTTER a green week edition. Limited quantities available. THE MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB has a Pick-Your-Pin scramble April 17th. So get signed up today because limited spots remain. Call (815)-254-3333 or see    ______________________________________________________________________THE GOG BLOG-by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy connect on LinkedIn/Instagram RoryGolf18


BEN HOGAN GOLF of Fort Worth Texas, has introduced it’s new line of irons the Edge-EX.

This new iron line was created for the mid-handicap level players, that are looking to improve their game to a level of their maximum potential.

So the return of this style of club, first created by Ben Hogan Golf in the 1980’s provides a combination of feel and forgiveness.

BEN HOGAN IRONS helping amateurs be the best they can be.

The new Edge EX irons were designed from the ground up to be easy-to-hit. But the BHG company is expecting a new group within the golf market to take aim with the brand.

Because in the past, non-competitive golfers thought the Hogan brand was for only for accomplished golfers.

But that is not the case.

“Ben Hogan golf equipment has long been used by some of the best players in the world,” said Scott White President and CEO of Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “But some golfers who play the game just for fun or for a few bucks in friendly games felt that our products weren’t for them. So we continue to try to educate golfers that forged clubs are not reserved for only the best players in the game. In fact, quite the contrary. Edge EX irons will offer average golfers the playability, forgiveness and feel that Ben Hogan once described as ‘ that blissful feeling that goes from your hands, up your arms, and into your heart.'”

But the new Ben Hogan irons bring a distinctive look that mid-handicap golfers should be comfortable with.

Because with the Open Cavity design, there is extreme perimeter weighting, which will create increased club head stability, and help golfers square the clubface at impact. So the newly styled face and weight distribution, will help get the ball airborne quicker from any angle of attack. But with an increased Effective Hitting Area, the EX irons will be more forgiving.

These new irons will have the Hogan Golf Companies latest proprietary V-SOLE technology. That has been engineered for the wider sole of Edge EX Irons.

Golfers can now order the new EX irons, but they will not be shipped until the end of April. But they can be exclusively purchased at Prices range from the amount of clubs ordered per set, and the types of shafts you order in steel or graphite.

But free domestic shipping is available on orders of more than $750.00. For more information see or follow Ben Hogan Golf on all major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


MASTERS WEEK IS UPON US. So enjoy the tournament, with some thoughts along the way from us at But don’t forget Ziehm and Spears this Friday. The Masters artwork is by artist Linda Hartough, visit her website to purchase prints.      _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect with him on LinkedIn. In the WCPT Am 820 studios.

IT’S MASTERS WEEK and that marks the sign that spring is upon us. So let’s hope over the next week or so, that is the case.

Because everybody is ready for outdoor golf season to be upon us.

So who are you picking to win the Masters this week ?

My money, bet legally by the way in Las Vegas, is on Justin Thomas and or for Rory McIlroy to come out of his slump and finally get the career Grand Slam. But we will see, this could be the year that a first time winner of the Masters breaks through and gets their first green jacket. I just have a gut feeling, that this years winner could be a surprise. So what until the back nine on Sunday and we will see.

LEN ZIEHM and I will break it all down on Friday, during the next edition of Ziehm and Spears during our weekly podcast.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO will return on Saturday April 17th on WCPT AM 820. But our new tee time for now is at 4 PM. So stay with us, and I will keep everyone informed if we can get back to the mornings as soon as possible.

Las Vegas National will host the Monday qualifier for the Korn Ferry Tour-on Monday April 12th.

GREAT NEWS FROM LAS VEGAS and no it’s not that the casino could be keeping my bets come Sunday night. But on Monday morning April 12th the Korn Ferry Tour will hold it’s Monday qualifier at the Las Vegas National CC. Once the tournament course for the Las Vegas Open, had it’s rough times for a while. Because other new venue’s popped up and the tournament moved on.

At one time the course almost closed it’s doors. But now this course only 10 minutes off the famed ‘strip’, and former home to historic Vegas figures like the “Rat Pack’, is back after a renovation that has the golf course looking great.  It will be interesting to see what the scores are at round’s end.

I’LL HAVE more this week. But news coming out of Pinehurst, says the plans are done for the new bar and restrooms on the Par-3 Cradle course. So stay clicked in for an update.

THE CLUBHOUSE at Fox Run in Elk Grove is taking shape. I have some new photo’s to show progress, and will post them later this week. But it will be the fall before the clubhouse opens for daily use.

RUMOR’S on the street. Could the Arlington Hts. IL. Park District be finally looking at a renovation to it’s par-3 course at Nickel Knoll (known as Walter Payton’s Hill). Look for more on that early in May.

WEDNESDAY is national walking day. The weather should be 80ish and if you golf on Wednesday, will you walk. Because maybe on Wednesday you should, even if it’s for just one day.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR NEW CLUBS. Because if so, I’ll have some news on new equipment products from Titleist, Callaway, and Ben Hogan Golf. So stay clicked in.

IN CLOSING it should be a great week for golf, with great Masters broadcasts to look forward to. Enjoy the week, and enjoy the golf. RS


THE FRENCH LICK RESORT in French Lick Indiana has opened it’s three golf courses for the 2021 golf season. Mistwood Golf Professional Nicole Jeray returns to join the field this July for the Senior LPGA Championship. But before the Senior Women tee it up, you can as well. Visit to book your play and stay. #PeteDyeCourse  _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS-With Schaumburg Golf Club’s Jon Parsons. SGC is a proud sponsor of the award winning Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn.

THE GOG BLOG tips it hat or golf visor to Northbrook’s Nick Hardy, who had a final round of 60 on Sunday. While playing in the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour.

Hardy the former University of Illinois standout, moved up 42 spots on the leaderboard to finish T-17th for the week. Congrats to Nick.

But it all wasn’t Hardy from the local scene. Because on the PGA Tour, Arlington Heights native Doug Ghim who rallied on Friday at the Valero Texas Open to make the cut, had a final round 69, to move up 16 places in the field. Congrats to Doug as well.

Welcome to Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein.

PINE MEADOW GOLF CLUB in Mundelein has announced it will have a PING Golf fitting day on Saturday May 8th.

The fitting hours will be from 10 Am to 2 Pm. But you do have to schedule an appointment, and appointments are limited.

So take advantage of this opportunity to hit the new PING G425 series. But don’t forget that all fitting sessions are held on the award winning, natural grass area. To schedule call (847)-566-4653 (GOLF) or go to

PINE MEADOW is also holding Titleist Thursdays, starting April 22nd, through June 10th. Appointment times run from 12 Noon to 4:45 Pm, and you must have an appointment-no walk ups. call (847)-566-GOLF (4653).

CHAD JOHANSEN junior golf academy at Blackberry Oaks.

THE CHAD JOHANSEN Junior Golf academy is running out of space for this coming summer at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club in Bristol.

One of the leading junior golf programs in the area, the Chad Johansen junior golf program will be starting for the summer season, right after school lets out for the summer.

So before space in this summers program is sold out, sign up today by calling Chad at (630)-553-7170 or online at Blackberry Oaks is home of the Blackberry Amateur returning this June.

SAND VALLEY GOLF in Nekoosa Wisconsin is open for the season, so book your trip now, and get rooms before they sell out for the season. Rooms do sell out before tee times. So act quickly by visiting

Welcome to Lawsonia Links.

LAWSONIA LINKS in Green lake Wisconsin has opened for the 2021 golf season.

So why not make the drive to Wisconsin and enjoy this classic golf course, designed by William Langford, a recent addition to the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.

It’s not often public golfers get to enjoy classic golf courses like Lawsonia. But there is a second course on site called the Woodlands Course. So for more information visit

CHRIS CHARNAS and Links Capital Advisors has announced that Sunset Hills Golf Club in Pekin Illinois is now for sale. For more information see Links Capital Advisors or call Chris at (847)-866-7192.

SPRING GOLF SPECIALS at HUGHES CREEK in Elburn. $37 dollars for seniors 18-holes and a cart. $57 for 18 holes and riding before noon. $37 for 18-Riding for the Twilight rate after 3 Pm. Noon to 3 Pm, 18 holes riding just $49. Learn more by calling (630)-365-9200 or visit

KENOSHA COUNTY GOLF has announced that Brighton Dale Golf Course will be hosting a series of demo days starting with Callaway Golf on April 24th. For more details see fittings are available at the demo days for great rates.

LAB GOLF PUTTERS-Masters Edition

LAB GOLF PUTTERS one of the top custom made putters in the world, has announced a limited release of the Masters Edition putter that was first created in 2020.

But there are not many to be had. So check out this limited edition Masters style putter online at

LAB GOLF-Lie-Angle-Balance, putters get you rolling the ball to the hole.

If putting is your weakness, or even if it isn’t. To make more putts and lower your scores, check out Lab Putters. In the Chicago area visit PGA Tour Stores.

READY TO GET AWAY-How about Florida and Innisbrook, just North of Tampa in beautiful Palm Harbor.

INNISBROOK RESORT in PALM HARBOR Florida, is not only gearing up for the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship.

But springtime in Florida. So book your play and stay at Innisbrook by April 15th and you can receive up to 35% off.

So don’t forget you can play where the PGA Tour pro’s play on the resorts famed Copperhead golf course. Challenge your game in the Snake Pit (holes16-17-18) on Copperhead. But while you are there, don’t forget to enjoy the Salamander Spa, one of the most relaxing places in Florida.

RIGHT NOW to see more about Innisbrook watch the video on You-Tube by Dave Lockhart of Golf360 at Dave also has more golf features on tube. So visit to learn more on golf at Innisbrook and in Florida.

GOLF PASS continues to turn out instruction video’s with some of the top professionals in the game. So are you looking to hit further, who isn’t. The last chapter in the series some of the longest hitters in golf, including U.S. Open Champion Bryson Dechambeau. Learn more at

NORTHWESTERN JUNIOR Kelly Sim has been named the B1G Ten’s Women’s Golfer of the Week. Because Kim won the PING/ASU (Arizona State University) Invitational. Sim shot 5 under par for the 54 hole event at the Papago Golf Club.

DALLAS BASED TOPGOLF is giving one lucky winner a chance to win FREE Topgolf for 1 year, in what Topgolf is calling is MajorBaller Sweepstakes. Text “Baller” to 68633 or learn more at

SHOTSCOPE spent March 29th tracking golf shots played in England. Because golf returned and golfers came out in large numbers to play. In fact almost 4,800 rounds were played that day, by far surpassing the old record. learn more at Check out this GPS Watch.

CLUB CHAMPION’s main store in Willowbrook Illinois.

CLUB CHAMPION a national leader in golf club fitting, is growing yet again.

So now Club Championship is giving golfers more locations to get fit. More locations than any other fitting company.

Because golfers can now get fit in Williamsville NY., Myrtle Beach SC., and in Tucson AZ. bringing the total of Club Champion locations to 82 stores.

More companies, more club and club options that anywhere else. For details please see

THE LPGA AND THE 2021 SOLHEIM CUP from the Inverness Country Club in Toledo Ohio (August 31-Spetember 6), has announced that recording star Gwen Stefani will perform at the opening ceremonies. Tickets now available at

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7th is NATIONAL WALKING DAY and NATIONAL BEER DAY. Bag Boy a maker of golf push carts, is celebration the day. So see more BUT it’s also national beer day. So say the folks at the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook. Over 30 beers to pick from. So enjoy National Beer day in McWethy’s Sports Bar on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook (630)-739-7600.

THE BARTLETT ILLINOIS based PR Firm of THE MEDIA GROUP INC. has been retained by the Altwell Company in Benicia California, to help show case it’s line CBD Products. So to learn more about Altwell CBD products, visit

Welcome to Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

THE 38th ANNUAL WORLD AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP returns this August 30-September 3 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

But there is better news. Because the Worlds Largest 19th hole, that did not happen last year (pandemic) is back for 2021. So get your vaccine shots and sign up starting Wednesday April 7th for this really fun golf event.

The MB World Amateur is held on 55 of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach. But sign up now and save $120.00 if you register by June 3. Fee is $559.00 and includes at least 4 rounds of golf, nightly admission to the 19th hole and a gift bag. So don’t miss out on this years event, register at today.

CABOT LINKS of St. Lucia has sold-out it’s first phase of Fairway Villa’s. But there is good news. Because Phase 2 sales are now underway. So don’t miss out this time around. Inquiries at


ZREO FRICTION based in Oak Brook Terrace IL. has released it’s Xtreme Golf Glove.

Because this new model adds more than even previous models of Zero Friction Gloves.

“Our new Xtreme gloves feature color with an edge,” said Zero Friction Founder John Iacono. “These gloves are crafted with 100% Cabretta leather and reinforced Lycra throughout the fingers, back of the hand, and palm for maximum durability and breathability. This Xtreme series is an exciting new addition to our product portfolio with six dynamic color options now available.” So you can now learn more at or by calling (630)-317-7700.

BETTINARDI PUTTERS have released  the Spring-Hive. putters products and more. So visit

See more product photo’s from todays column on Facebook-page, or the Twitter page of GogBlogGuy Rory Spears. So stay clicked in, the Gog Blog returns all week.



STREAMSONG RED 16 Streamsong Resort in Central Florida  THE MANOR INN has reopened in Pinehurst and is part of the Pinehurst Resort. The newly remodeled Manor Inn, has mixed the present in with the history of the building. So for more details on staying at the historic Manor Inn-please go visit    ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect with him on LinkedIn. On the 7th hole of Pinehurst Course #6, where I made an ace in 2005.

ONE OF THE most frequently asked questions in golf.

I’m headed to Pinehurst, and I want to play Pinehurst #2. But then what ?

Because the resort now has 10 courses and I’m not sure which other ones I should hit while I’m there for a couple of days.

Yes after #2-Then What ?

As someone who has played all 10 of the Pinehurst Resort courses, let me shed some light on how to approach making a schedule of what to play and when.

Pinehurst 2 the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur course, perhaps some say the best work ever by Donald Ross.

The 18th green on Pinehurst #2, the biggest must play in Pinehurst.

Because as you might guess there is plenty of demand to play #2. So when you book your trip to Pinehurst, do it early enough so you can play #2.

But to really enjoy the course, it’s best played with a caddie. So take one. Just walking these fairways without having to carry the load of your clubs, makes the round even that much more enjoyable. But a piece of advice. Try not to book #2 on the first day there, or the last day there in case weather becomes an issue. No reason to get washed out on your last day, and end up missing #2.

The Gil Hanse par 3 designed course ‘The Cradle’ is a must play while in Pinehurst. Pictured the 9th and final hole.

But speaking of fun. The Par-3 course ‘The Cradle’ by Gil Hanse should be your second choice.

9-holes why can be played quickly, if the course is not crowded. And kind of quickly even if it is crowded.

But even better news, is that for those golfers who wish to do a few laps around the Cradle. A halfway house with bathrooms will be coming soon.

Think of it this way. You could make a hole-in-one on every hole, always a good thing. So yes ‘The Cradle’ should be second on your must play list. Plus you can play it before or after another fully scheduled 18 hole round.

RIGHT THERE at the main clubhouse is the recently renovated by Gil Hanse, is Course #4, that should be on everyone’s list. I would recommend a caddie here as well.

THE NEW 11TH HOLE on Pinehurst #4.

Because the newly redone Course #4 is the best it’s ever been.

I played the course under three different looks, between renovations from Tom Fazio and Hanse. But you can’t beat the redesign that Hanse did.

It just says Pinehurst when you get on the first tee box.

While the first hole on #4 is a good opening hole, the second hole is even better. Plus it gives the golfer a feel of what to expect the rest of the way.

Course #4 was used during the U.S. Amateur in 2019, it is a championship venue and it plays like one. Have fun and do book course #4 as your second 18 hole choice.

FROM THERE the next round is a toss up. Because you can’t lose by playing either course #8 or #9. But both courses do require a short drive off the resorts main campus. If you have you car, they are easy to get to. But if you don’t, then take the Pinehurst shuttle from which ever resort hotel your staying at. Both trips are less than 10 minutes. One note here, is that Course #8 will be closed in the summer of 2022 for upgrades.

Welcome to Pinehurst #8 the Centennial Course (L)-Pinehurst National Course #9 (R)

Pinehurst #6 is a great golf course.

So next on my list is Pinehurst #6, which is another course that’s a few minutes off the main Pinehurst campus.

I have to admit here I am a bit partial to this golf course. Because back in 2005 I made my only hole-in-one on the 7th hole of Course #6.

172 yards with a 6-iron is something I won’t forget. Thanks to the Pinehurst Resort, I have the pin flag off the stick that day, along with the Pinehurst Hole-In-One bag tag and a certificate. All now under glass in my home. But Course 6 is a fun golf course. It’s not over bearing, and while there is sand, not as much as some of the other Pinehurst courses. Plus who knows maybe you will make a hole-in-one here too. Then you can enjoy the post round with some food and drink outside under the new dining pavilion next to clubhouse.

The new 18th hole on Pinehurst 3.

Courses 1,3 and 5 are all fun golf courses, they are not long in terms of yardage.

But on some days these courses are reserved for Pinehurst Resort members only, not available to resort guests.

Courses 1 & 3 and 5 have had some recent work done on them to make way for the Cradle Course.

Courses 1 & 3 are original Donald Ross golf courses. So they are historical courses, for those of you who enjoy playing these types of courses. My choices in order would be Course 1- Course 3 and then Course 5, and that’s basically because playing an original Ross design scores well in my book. But I did have a great time playing Course #5 in January of 2020.

FINALLY IS COURSE #7, which is not a bad course, but some some reason I have not played well there. The design leaves the course with plenty of ‘V’ shaped holes. The elevated tee boxes should add to your drive, but many of the approach shots are uphill. ‘Hint’ play more club on your approach shot. One of the fun holes on the golf course is the island green-par 3 #16. When I say island green, if your thinking water carry-your wrong. But it’s Pinehurst, that means the island green is surrounded by sand. But it’s still fun, and if you miss the green, bring your sand wedge, not your ball retriever.

Good news, recently added drainage will help the lower landing area’s that stay damp after heavy rains. So #7 will be on my hit list the next time back in Pinehurst.

I like the idea of playing Course #3 and the Cradle on your first day. If you can’t get on Course #3, try for #6, followed by #4 then #2, wrapping up with #8 or #9, or both if your time permits. One thing you should do, is get to Pinehurst when you travel golf re-starts. For more information visit It’s always a beautiful day in Pinehurst.


CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF returns in 2021 to the French Lick Resort-French Lick Indiana. (L) Helen Alfredsson holds the Senior LPGA Trophy in 2019. (R) The historic 5-Star West Baden Hotel one of two hotels. So book your golf play and stay at ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy. Rory on the Gauntlet putting green at Streamsong Black.



So if you haven’t been to the Streamsong Resort in a while, or if you have never been at all. This year would be a great time to go.

Because the big news at Streamsong for 2021, is that the entire resort in now under new management.

So out with the old, and in with the new. Well kind of new actually. Northbrook Illinois based KemperSports Management, that has been running Streamsong’s golf since day-one, about 8 years ago. Is now doing more than that. KSM is now running the entire resort, which is a sign of improvement and a better guest experience going forward.

Because under the leadership of new General Manager Kevin Kennedy, who is already building a check-list of improvements. Guests will be enjoying their stay and play, even more in the weeks and months ahead. But more on that is in Part 1- of this feature.

HERE IN PART 2 is a recap on Streamsong Golf. Which is three championship golf courses, and one fun 7-hole short course called the Round-a-Bout. So do experience them all, they are quite worth it.

But while Streamsong offers 62 great holes of golf, one of the biggest questions is always, when is the next course getting built ? So for more details on that, do listen in on our interview with Director of Golf Scott Wilson (below).

But unless you have a physical handicap, you will be walking all of these links style courses. Because walking only is what they are, and fast and firm is the style of the of the day.

THE BBQ SHACK at the turn on the Red Course. Outstanding BBQ, that must be enjoyed. Do stop at the turn.

ONE OF THE THINGS that is really good about all of Streamsong’s courses, is the recently added halfway houses.

Because if you have not been on the Streamsong courses in a while. When you do return, you will enjoy these new places to eat, or to grab a cold beverage on a hot day.

ON THE RED COURSE. The BBQ Shack, is a really tops. You would think that course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw that have a little Texas in them, probably handed over the inside track on how to make good barbeque. Pork sandwich, brisket or other, you can’t go wrong.

ON THE BLACK COURSE, the halfway house comes up quickly. After holes 2 and 9. It’s a more traditional place to eat, with hot dogs and wraps. I must admit the hot dog I had was pretty good. THE TACO SHACK, on the Blue Course is at the turn, and your choices are pretty darn good. But while there are plenty of options, it won’t hurt to just stay with the taco’s. I give them a 2-thumbs up.



While all of the resorts courses are very good, and debates have golfers ranking all the courses in different order. Tom Doak’s Blue Course, was the one that I enjoyed the most.

But some golfers have been more critical about the Blue, especially on the ratings of Doak’s greens. I didn’t find them too humpy and bumpy, but it helps to be on the right side of the hole.

Doak’s par 3 7th hole, might be one of the most photographed holes on the entire property. A great tee shot is needed, from an elevated tee box (recently expanded) over water. Because there is not much room to miss in any direction. A 3 is a good score here, take it and move on. Fairways are plenty wide, and the 18th hole is great to play as the sun sets behind you and reflects off the clubhouse behind the green. From a walking standpoint, it might be the easiest walk of the three championship courses.

THE BLACK COURSE by Gil Hanse (second favorite) is the most recently built course, of the three major courses at Streamsong. There is no shortage of sand, and, some will say that the Black Course has the most generous fairways. Because the first hole does allow golfers to spray it almost anywhere, and still have a great lie for a second shot.

The Par 5, 18th hole on the Black Course.

So birdie or par is never out of the question on the 1st hole of the Black Course.

The second hole probably has the trickiest green on the golf course. Because it’s elevated, it’s wide and it’s narrow. The green comes complete with a bit of false front, and a backside that runs balls off the surface.

But the collection area behind the second green, allows for an easy putt back onto the green near the flag. One of the most fun greens you will see anywhere, is the punchbowl 9th. Simply hit the green, and you likely will end up somewhere near the cup. At first the windmill behind the second and ninth green, looks like something you would find in Texas or Oklahoma. But it really fits the area where it stands. Smart golfers and caddies find ways to use it to their advantage. You should too, because the Black Course sits up higher on the resorts property, and on windy days you will feel it.

Red Course, Par 3 16th hole.

THE RED COURSE (Third Choice). This Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design seems to have more water than on many of their other designs. Which can be good or bad.

But what the Red Course does have, is the best set of Par 3’s on the property. Because one thing that Bill and Ben do best, is the short par-3. So on the Red Course that hole is the 8th. Where the tips play at 145 yards. Most golfers play it at a less yardage than that, and a wedge will suffice on most days.

But once your on the back nine, golfers will enjoy both the par 3, 14th and 16th holes that are holes that look just great from the tee box. The challenge on Red is surviving the first three holes. So if you can do that, it does get better the rest of the way.

I do recommend taking a caddie, it allows you to enjoy the walk or stroll a little better. If you wish to pick your caddies, don’t be afraid to ask for ‘Big Country’ or ‘Wi-Fi’ both of them did me well and gave me enough information on every shot, which helped take guessing out of the equation.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW with Streamsong Director of Golf Scott Wilson.

THE FOURTH COURSE is the 7-hole short course called the Round-A-Bout. So perfect for when you want a quick round when time is limited.

Currently Streamsong is in a total upgrade program, courtesy of KemperSports. As 2021 progresses, expect the day-to-day operation to improve. All the way from arrival to departure. Then both on and off the golf course as well.

So when your ready to travel again, add Streamsong Resort to your bucket list, whether you have been there or not. Visit


THE ARNOLD PALMER CUP COMING TO RICH HARVEST FARMS June 11-12-13, USA vs THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM, MISSION INN RESORT in Howey-In-The-Hills Florida welcomes the Symetra Tour Memorial Day Weekend in May. For full details on the Resort and championship week, see  _____________________________________________________________________

ZIEHM & SPEARS the in Len Ziehm studio’s at PGA Village in Port. St. Lucie Florida. Follow or friend Len and Rory Twitter or Facebook.

ZIEHM & SPEARS are back !

ZIEHM & SPEARS Podcast Series 2021-Volume 10.

This week Len and Rory cover the hot topics in the Chicago Golf area and beyond. So why wait until 2 months after events are over to read about it in a golf magazine. Because you can get all the news around town as it happens right here with Ziehm and Spears.

Plus don’t forget that Golfers on Golf Radio returns to WCPT AM 820 on April 17th, with our new tee time of 4 Pm.

So this week on Ziehm and Spears, Len and Rory discuss the return of outdoor golf to the Chicago area. The Arnold Palmer Cup coming to Rich Harvest Farms June 11-12-13.

What’s happening at Mission Inn Resort near Orlando, with the arrival of the Symetra Tour on Memorial Day weekend. So do you know that Mission Inn has Chicago area ownership in Bud Beucher and the Beucher family.

Ziehm and Spears discuss the PGA Tour and some of our local players that are competing on it. But there is more coming form our local golf courses, especially ones that are working on new clubhouses.

Because it will help your game. So is it time to put new equipment in your bag. Ziehm and Spears talk about the addition of several outdoor demo days around town, and at what ranges you can find them at.

SO CLICK HERE TO HEAR the latest edition of Ziehm and Spears Podcast Series 2021-Volume 10.

Thanks for listening, Len and Rory. But for more of Ziehm and Spears, remember to tune into Golfers on Golf Radio starting April 17th at 4 Pm. On WCPT AM 820-Chicago.


MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB ON RENWICK ROAD in Romeoville is open for outdoor golf in 2021. Call the pro shop at (815)-254-3333 or see to get tee times.  _____________________________________________________________________

THE ARNOLD PALMER CUP MATCHES Return to Rich Harvest Farms June 11-12-13

THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf, follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn.

The colors of Rich Harvest Farms.

The assistant coaches for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup matches have been announced. So have some members of both Team USA, and the International Team.

For Team USA, Jean-Paul Hebert of Texas, and Jon Whithaus of Duke, will serve as United States assistant coaches. Assistant coaches for the International team are Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen of Baylor and Norway and Diana Cantu’ of Maryland and Mexico.

Hebert has developed several All-American’s at the University of Texas including last weekends PGA Tour WBC Match Play finalist Scottie Scheffler and Arlington Heights Illinois native Doug Ghim. In addition to two recent Western Amateur Champions Cole Hammer and Pierceson Coody.

THE FIRST PLAYERS named to the teams are for the USA. Ricky Castillo (Florida), Pierceson Coody (Texas), Allisen Corpuz (USC), and Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest). All who played on the USA team last year. New members of Team USA are Brooke Matthews (Arkansas), and Trent Phillips (Georgia).

FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM five players return from last years victorious International Team. England’s Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest), China’s Yuxin Lin (Florida), Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad (LSU), Spain’s David Puig (Arizona State), and France’s Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (South Carolina). New addition to the team is Beatrice Wallin (Sweden-Florida State).

Arnold Palmer Cup matches have always been hard fought (USA leads the all-time series 12-11-1). But since the inception of the Arnold Palmer Cup matches, over 100 former alumni have gone on to earn cards the PGA Tour, European PGA Tour or the LPGA Tour. With 29 players having played on Ryder Cup, or Presidents Cup. Three players won professional major championships in 2020.

The 2015 Arnold Palmer Cup matches where played at Rich Harvest Farms. Team USA won the cup that year, with current PGA Tour player Beau Hossler recording the winning point. But at that time, Hossler was attending the University of Texas.

Rolex remains a sponsor of the Arnold Palmer Cup. Because of the Rolex companies longtime partnership, dating back to 1967 with Arnold Palmer. The format is Ryder Cup style matches. So for more information on the matches, please visit


MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB on Renwick Road in Romeoville has opened it’s golf course, the outdoor version for the 2021 golf season. Book tee times at (815)-254-3333, you can get golf lessons, club fittings and McWethy’s Tavern is open for indoor dining. The with Toptracer is still open for indoor golf.      _____________________________________________________________________

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

The Arnold Palmer Cup-coming this June to Rich Harvest Farms.

THE ARNOLD PALMER CUP is coming this June 11-12-13 to Jerry Rich’s Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Because of the success of the Palmer Cup in 2015, when it was last held at Rich Harvest Farms, the last one Arnold Palmer attended in person before his passing in 2016, the group requested a return to Rich Harvest Farms to hold the matches in Sugar Grove again in the future.

Arnold Palmer speaking at Rich Harvest Farms during the opening ceremonies in 2015.

But this time around some things will be different for the matches.

Because it’s time to welcome the ladies to the Arnold Palmer Cup matches. In 2015 the matches were men only. This summer there are both men’s and women’s teams. Plus players from around the world can now compete, no longer is it just Team USA vs a team from UK countries.

But there is more good news, fans will be allowed. But while Rich’s desire is to see as many fans as possible, enjoying top level amateur golf around the grounds of Rich Harvest Farms. RHF will work with local county and health officials to determine how many spectators can be allowed on property, during any given day.

But with some professional golf tournaments during the month of May being allowed to have 10,000 spectators per day. Arnold Palmer Cup championship staff is hopeful local officials will approve at least 10,000 patrons per day by June. So do get your vaccine shots if you can, prior to June 11th.

Golfers on Golf and Len Ziehm on Golf, caught up with Jerry Rich. Who spoke about The Palmer Cup returning to Rich Harvest Farms this June. Rich Harvest Farms is also the home golf course for Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Dekalb. Rich also shared his feelings about the much improved NIU Huskies golf teams. That he hopes will qualify for the NCAA National Championships in Arizona this spring.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE interview with Jerry owner of Rich Harvest Farms, host location for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup matches.

Stay clicked in for more Arnold Palmer Cup announcements, including announcements on both players and coaches.


THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB (L) is fully open for the 2021 golf season. Inside in the simulators and all 27 holes outdoors, because outdoor golf season has arrived. So call (847)-885-9000 or visit MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB (R) in Romeoville is open on Wednesday for outdoor golf. But even better news is that on cold-rainy, and windy days you can still hit in the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook. Call the course at (815)-254-3333 or call the dome (630)-739-7600 McWethy’s is open.  ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy. In the WCPT Studio, Am 820.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO needs a Mulligan.

So it wasn’t a bad opening drive. Because we didn’t get to hit one, yet.

But no sooner, did we talk about the show returning this Saturday April 3rd.

New options presented themselves that allowed us to return back from WNDZ-AM 750 to our home last year, WCPT-AM 820. But our tee time is 6 hours later at 4 Pm on Saturday afternoons.

But the good news is there is some positive to the later start. All of the show hosts have time to get in 18 holes before airtime. Just kidding. But even more so-is that the show will be live during the Saturday 3rd Round’s of the PGA Tour, and during the late start times for television at this years majors. The West Coast U.S. Open will probably finish long after dark here in Illinois, and after the late news on the East Coast.

So another option that has presented itself to Golfers on Golf, is that station management has asked us to stay on all year. What do you think golfers ? Should we try and do it. But we do have time to think about that at least.

Ed Stevenson-Bill Berger-Len Ziehm and I, all return for 2021, and we are glad to be back. Hopefully our 2021 shows will be as solid as they were last year. So stay clicked in for more about Golfers on Golf Radio. But in the meantime, Ziehm & Spears podcasts will continue weekly to keep the golf community up to speed on all the birdies and bogeys and then some.

ALL OF US AT GOLFERS ON GOLF send our best wishes for a quick clean up at major championship venue Shoal Creek in Alabama. Because the golf course was hit hard by a recent tornado and has an excessive amount of damage. The video taken from a drone is heart breaking.

IT’s GOOD TO SEE that some of the top courses in the area are getting ready to open for the year. It’s a sign that spring-summer and golf season are right around the corner. One of those signs is that the “pins are in” on our local neighborhood golf course. The Par-3 Nickol Knoll Course, set on-top of Payton’s Hill and run by the Arlington Heights Park District, and those pins were in on Saturday. Always a great sign.

EASTER WEEKEND is coming up, have you booked a brunch at your favorite golf club yet ? Cog Hill and White Deer Run do it right here in the Chicago area. While Mission Inn Resort is among the best places to go in Florida.

WHILE DOWN IN FLORIDA, Len Ziehm and I caught up with Rich Harvest Farms owner Jerry Rich, who is ready to start getting his Rich Harvest Farms together for the Arnold Palmer Cup in June. Our interview with Jerry Rich will post this week. Hopefully golf fans will come out to RHF to see the teams of both men and women play this years Arnold Palmer Cup.

TOMORROW BULL VALLEY GOLF CLUB owner Gary Rabine will kick off his run for Governor of Illinois. If your a golfer from Illinois you should support Rabine. He can brings changes that Illinois needs. Plus having a golfer in the governors chair would be good for the Land of Lincoln.

MORE GREAT NEWS FOR CHICAGO GOLFERS. Southwest Airlines has announced it’s adding 10 cities (most of them from the Midwest) that will add non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach. But there is more ! how about your clubs and golf bags FLY FREE. For more details see or visit Myrtle Beach Golf websites. The twice a day Chicago flights will leave from Midway (for now anyway). Hopefully O’Hare at some point. But there is no reason now not to get to Myrtle Beach, can we say World Amateur this August.

COMING UP THIS WEEK HERE, more on Streamsong Resort and a look at their 4 golf courses. The Mission Inn Resort located in Howey In The Hills Florida, complete with a Chicago based ownership. Plus more from Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Another one of the best communities for golf in America.

The Gog Blog returns tomorrow. RS


SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB (L) on Roselle Road in Schaumburg is open now for outdoor golf. Indoor simulators are open for golf on the cooler days. Call the pro shop for tee times at (847)-885-9000. MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB (R) will open for outdoor play on Wednesday March 31st. Call (815)-254-3333 for tee times. Mistwood is located on Renwick Road in Romeoville. The Mistwood Golf Dome is still open for golf. Both the McWethy’s, the Sportsbar at the golf dome and the Tavern at the golf course are open.   _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn. In the Inn, Mission Inn Resort’s pro shop. Howey In The Hills Florida.

GOLFERS ON GOLF RADIO, first on the tee Saturday April 3rd at 10 Am.

Ed Stevenson, Bill Berger, Len Ziehm and yours truly return for the shows 31st season. The longest running golf radio in Chicago.

But to start the year, look for us on Am 750 WNDZ. So that’s the deal for now, we expect to return to WCPT AM 820 at some point during the round this summer.

So stay clicked in for details and updates, on what course or station we are on for any given weekend.

The new Preserve at Oak Meadows Clubhouse is reaching completion. Stay clicked in for an update on when it will open.

GOLF SEASON is here at DuPage Golf.

Because both Maple Meadows and Green Meadows have opened for play, and will remain open for the season

But the Preserve at Oak Meadows now has an opening day planned.

So have your clubs ready for Friday April 2nd, when the weather should be close to 60 degrees.

DuPage Golf invites you to download their App. For more information visit The new clubhouse should open before too long. So stay tuned.

Welcome to Mission Inn Resort-located in Howey In The Hills Florida. 35 minutes NW of Orlando. Join the Inn for Easter Sunday.


How about the Mission Inn Resort down in warm sunny Florida.

Howey In The Hills Florida, that is. Next Sunday-Easter Sunday, from 11 Am until 6 Pm.

The culinary staff presents the Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet. So for just $54.99 per guest, or $22.99 for kids of ages 5-12. Children 4 years and younger are free. See the menu before all places are gone.

FOR EASTER BRUNCH here in the Chicago area. Please see White Deer Run in Libertyville. Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park, go online to for information on pricing and availability.

Welcome to Myrtle Beach South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA the golf capital of America, is now announcing new and fasters ways to get to Myrtle Beach for golfers.

Starting May 23rd, Southwest Airlines will add non-stop flights from 5 new cities to Myrtle Beach.

But there is even better news. GOLF CLUBS FLY FREE. So no charge for your golf bag. Because this is such a great deal, May 29th is gets better with two more cities added to the list. But come June 6th it gets even better. So on the 6th, add five more cities to the non-stop list of places where you can fly direct to Myrtle Beach from.

For a full list of cities and flight schedules, you can visit online or So there is now no reason to get to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. #WorldAmateurherewecome Chicago flights are from Midway Airport.

MEMBERS of the Golf Heritage Society, are reminded that on March 31st at 8 Pm EST, a live video chat with Dr. Bobby Jones IV, the grandson of the late Bobby Jones Jr. details at

GREAT NEWS FROM MIURA GOLF CLUBS, the Miura clubs created with the help from Jack Nicklaus, are after delays, finally ready for shipping. Those who purchased the special edition line of clubs should receive them shortly.

PINE MEADOW in Mundelein now has it’s club fitting center open for the year. Call Pine Meadow at (847)-566-4653 and ask for Tim Porter. Fitting season is here, and Pine Meadow has all the new clubs from all the top brands. Details at

CLUB CHAMPION Founder Nick Sherburne has launched a series of podcasts called ‘Fits with the Founder’. The first two episodes are on Spotify, and Apple Podcasts in addition to other platforms. For more information visit

THE NEW SRIXON ZX4 Irons now available.


SO ARE YOU  ready to to put some new irons in your golf bag.

Because Srixon has now launched the new ZX4 Irons, and they are now ready for purchase.

The hollow faced irons, with a forged face, bring a new level of forgiveness to the Srixon Iron family. So golfers who play Srixon currently, will find the high trajectory they currently enjoy will still be a part of ZX4. The face-flex of the new irons allows for greater speed and distance. What Srixon is calling the 431 Steel body helps absorb vibrations for a softer feel at impact.

A unique Tour V.T. Sole, will give ZX4 a cleaner turf interaction, for better feel at impact. Because the new V-shaped sole glides through turf, even with swings that impact slightly behind the golf ball. ZX4 will have the resurgence of Srixon’s popular sole notches, that are favorites by professional tour players. “The new Srixon ZX4 irons mark a new revolution in forgiveness for Srixon,” says Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering at Srixon.” Pricing ZX4 8-piece steel $1,299.99 or $1,399.99 in graphite. but for more information see

The new Srixon Q-Star golf ball. Coming April 15th. $32.99 per dozen.

COMING APRIL 15th, Srixon introduces the new Q-STAR Tour Divide golf ball. $32.99 per dozen. Brian Schielke General Manager at Srixon says,” the new Q-Star ball looks great but it’s much more than that. You get an easier putting alignment and increased visual feedback on your chip and pitch shots, which add to your greenside performance. It’s a ball every golfer should try.”

Srixon says the new Q-Star might not look like a classic golf ball, but delivers on performance. So learn more about this amazing new cover and ball at

LPGA STAR MORGAN PRESSEL is the latest tour star to add video golf lessons to Golf Pass, joining several PGA Tour players including Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry to take part. Visit to get your membership and have access to tips from the stars, Lessons with a champion golfer.

THE BEN HOGAN GOLF COMPANY announces a 2021 line of Precision Milled Forged Putters. So you asked for more, and now Ben Hogan golf has delivered more putter options since it’s well received putter line of 2019.

The new Ben Hogan Blade putter now available. $195.00

Because of demand. Ben Hogan Golf has expanded it’s putter line in 2021. With the new options now available. But with a price line at $195.00.

The new line of Ben Hogan Golf putters include.

BHB01 a Plumber’s neck blade design. BHB02 a Players blade with double bend shaft. BHB03 Iconic players blade with a flowing neck.

BHM01 a Classic Player’s mallet with a single bend shaft. The BHM02 (new)  Contemporary players multi-material mallet.

But as always, Ben Hogan will build the putter to a golfers individual specifications. standard length on all Hogan putters is 35″ but can be lengthened or shortened. For all information on availability on LH or RH putters, finishes, grips, or other adjustments. Please visit There is free domestic shipping on orders of $750.00 or more.

The new book by Kraig Kann

JUST RELEASED the new book from Kraig Kann, longtime golf broadcaster and industry executive.


Stand Out: The Story, The Company, The Brand, You. Published by Headline Books, the 2020 Independent Publisher of the Year.

Kann reveals his insights and advice on the value of getting noticed an evaluating the presentation of brands of all sizes.

Because the power of storytelling is a way to build engagement and raise awareness. So you can follow the Kann’s unique journey in the golf industry.

The book is already on a Top 100 Best Sellers list on  #25 in the Public Relations and Promotions category. Kann hosts Connected with Kraig Kann on Sirius XM, and has his own podcast, Tracks to Success. The 176-page paperback edition is available at and

THE GOG BLOG returns tomorrow. RS