Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giving Thanks


WATD News Anchor and Reporter Steve Dodrill recaps the festivities from this past weekend at the America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration held in Plymouth.   95.9 WATD's got a great week planned for coverage of Thanksgiving Celebrations on Boston's South Shore ~ so tune in!  What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Goldie Bounce Golf ~ Pilates Plus of Cape Cod ~ Golf Fitness Segment!



Starting this Sunday November 7th Goldie Bounce Golf Live  in conjunction with Michelle Anderson, owner of Pilates Plus of Cape Cod, is launching a Golf Strength and Conditioning Fitness Program ~ just in time for the start of Daylight Savings!  Here's how it works~ tune into Goldie Bounce Golf on 95.9 WATD Sunday evenings at 6:30pm est to hear Michelle's fitness tip of the week  then log onto her YouTube Channel ~ PilatesPlusOfCapeCod or any of the Goldie Bounce Golf social media to view her corresponding instructional video! It's that easy!  The holiday's are coming fast upon us so don't loose all the work you've done over the summer!  Kick it up a notch with Michelle's Pilates based core strengthening golf fitness program!  For all you golfers (as well as non-golfers!) on Boston's South Shore and beyond ~ Michelle will come to you!  Affiliated with many other Pilates Studios and gyms, Michelle is open to designing a custom plan to suit your specific requirements, she'll even create a video based Pilates workout program that you can do in the comfort of your own home! Don't miss out ~ feel free to contact her today at Pilates Plus of Cape Cod!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The PGA of America's Comin' to Town!

The PGA of America is coming to Boston!  The 94th PGA Annual Meeting will be held for the first time ever in Boston ~ the home region of outgoing PGA President Jim Remy.   (Jim btw is the General Manager/Director of Golf at the Okemo Valley Resort and Golf Course in Ludlow, Vt)  Remy will preside over his final official PGA event in his current role and will become PGA Honorary President at the conclusion of the Meeting.  Delegates from all 41 sections of the PGA will begin arriving in Boston early next week and the formal festivities at the Westin Copley Place run Thursday November 4 thru Saturday the 6th! This year's Meeting theme  “Your Future, Your PGA,” will focus on the changing trends in our society and examine ways that PGA Professionals can be best prepared to grow the golf industry.  There's also a changing of the guard among the national PGA officers ~ current PGA Vice President Allen Wronowski is expected to be elected the 37th PGA President by acclimation, while current PGA Secretary Ted Bishop is expected to become PGA Vice President by acclimation and a new PGA Secretary will be elected from amongst six candidates who've been nominated and seconded by their respective PGA sections.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

PGA Tour Pro Ben Crane



PGA Touring Professional Ben Crane's take on working out!  Obviously somethings working for Ben ~ he won the Farmers Insurance Open this year and he's currently ranked T17th with $2,694,500.00 in winnings so far in 2010!  Next stop for Ben ~ The CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia October 28 ~31st.  Follow Ben on Twitter  @bencranegolf

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lopez Tonight!




WATD's Liza Churchill interviews late nite talk show host George Lopez after his round at the 21st annual RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights golf scramble at the historic Hyannisport Golf Club.  George's foursome included Celtic's great Bill Russell!  George hosts his own charity golf event to benefit the Ann and George Lopez Foundation   (photos courtesy of Mark Cote ~ www.cotephotography.com)

Click on the podcast player below to hear my 95.9 WATD interview with George!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Actor Matt McCoy


Actor Matt McCoy has been playing in the RFK Center Charity golf event for 18 out of the 21 years it's been held!  Matt's acting portfolio includes classics such as Lloyd Braun on Seinfeld,  Sgt. Nick Lassard in the Police Academy movies, L.A. Confidential and way too many other projects to list! Matt is one funny guy ... seriously!

Click on the podcast player below to hear my 95.9 WATD Goldie Bounce Golf interview with Matt after his winning round at Hyannisport!

Funnyman Bill Murray


95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill interviews actor Bill Murray after his winning round at the 21st Annual RFK Center Charity Golf Tournament at the historic Hyannisport Club on Cape Cod!  Bill's foursome included Ms. Ethel Kennedy, actor Matt McCoy and baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice. Bill's well know for his character “Carl Spackler” in the cult movie classic “Caddyshack!”  (photo courtesy of Mark Cote ~ www.cotephotography.com)

Click on the podcast player below to hear my interview with Bill!

21st Annual RFK Center Memorial Golf Tourney


The 21st Annual RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Golf Tournament is goin on today at the historic Hyannisport Club on Cape Cod!  95.9 WATD's Liza Churchill had the pleasure of chatting with actor and late nite talk show host George Lopez and Pro Football Hall 'o Famer Darrell Green (Washington Redskins) before they hit the fairways and greens!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights


"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Robert F. Kennedy
Capetown, June 6th 1966


Click on the podcast player to listen to my 95.9 WATD interview with RFK Center Executive Director Lynn Delaney

Monday, October 11, 2010

GCSAA's Jim Fitzroy


To listen to my Sunday October 10th 95.9 WATD interview with GCSAA Prez Jim Fitzroy click on the podcast player below!

  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sarah Hagaman



My friend Sarah Hagaman (Personal Trainer to the stars) is being touted as the "woman behind the dramatic transformation" of Kelly Osbourne!  If you haven't heard Kelly has recently lost a whopping 48 lbs!  Sarah and her husband Rick are co-owners along with partner Andrew Clay, of Blue Clay Fitness  located in Los Angeles, CA.  Business is Booming!  In her Access Hollywood Live interview Sarah told Billy Bush that, "Kelly shows up and does the work and her transformation comes from within ~ the healthy way which is rare to see in Young Hollywood."  FYI Sarah's favorite workout is running up and down the Santa Monica Stairs with daughter Rio Bleu followed by Pinkberry frozen yogurt!  Catch Sarah's fitness tips on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sarahhagamanThe skys the limit! You go girl!

Free Round of Golf!

Arial view of Cape Cod Country Club in Falmouth, MA

Believe it!  Established in 1928 Cape Cod Country Club ~ a Friel Golf Course is offering a free round of golf starting Wednesday October 6th ~ offer is good Monday thru Thursday (carts not included) for the rest of the 2010 season! For your free Green Fee Voucher just click on this link  www.golfcapecodcountryclub.com  A special that runs year 'round at the course is play 18 holes of golf any day of the week and receive your second round of the day for FREE!  Can't beat the deals at Cape Cod Country Club!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis

Actor Tony Curtis in his younger years

Hollywood Legend Tony Curtis, one of the last icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood, passed away early this morning at the age of 85.  I once heard Tony referred to as "the Brad Pitt and George Clooney rolled into one" of his era.  Oh and those spectacular locks ~ it is said that the inspiration for a young Elvis Presley's signature hairdo was Tony!  I like this article from the June issue of GQ Magazine it's one of Tony's last interviews ~ www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201006/tony-curtis-last-of-the-playboys   My thoughts and prayers go out to Tony's family and loved ones ~ may you rest in peace

Jim Furyk's "Magic Putter!"


Mark Petrucci ~ Manager Joe and Leigh's Discount Golf Shop

Yes it's true ~ PGA Tour Pro Jim Furyk won the 2010 PGA Championship and FedExCup using a used "Yes" brand "Sofia" putter he bought at a Boston area golf  "swap shop" during the Deutsche Bank Championship! This video is Goldie Bounce Golf  host Liza Churchill's interview with Mark Petrucci ~ Manager of Joe and Leigh's Discount Golf Shop/Pine Oaks Golf Course in So. Easton, MA. btw the original owner of the "magic putter" was none other than Pulitzer Prize winning Boston Globe political cartoonist Paul Szep!  Check out www.3balls.com today ~ maybe you will find a "magic putter" too!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Golf and Politics


Who ever said golf and politics don't mixx?! South Shore resident Maryanne Lewis is an avid golfer ~ although not so much these days 'cause she's an Independent candidate for the Massachusetts Tenth Congressional District!   Maryanne told me that she picked up the game while working for Tip O'Neil in Washington who strongly urged her to learn the sport of golf ~ btw Tip played out of Eastward Ho! on Cape Cod.  We're gonna talk 'bout the politics of the golf industry in Massachusetts as well as Maryanne's campaign!  For more info on Maryanne's campaign go to  www.maryannelewiscongress.com
Don't miss out!  Thursday October 7th there will be a political debate from 6 ~ 8 pm at the Plymouth Town Hall featuring candidates for the Massachusetts Tenth Congressional District ~ Maryanne Lewis, Bill Keating, Jeff Perry and Jim Sheets.  This event is sponsored by the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters and PAC-TV

Click below to hear my 95.9 WATD September 26th interview with Maryanne Lewis!


Please remember to vote on Election Day Tuesday, November 2nd ~ the future of our country depends upon it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yup ~ I'm a Fair Weather Golfer!


If your in the market for a golf umbrella or just a hip stylish umbrella ~ fashion statement ~ you've got to check out "Cheeky Umbrellas!"  Based out of Vancouver, BC founder Jen Zurowski does a magnificent job of creating  amazing umbrellas that "brighten your day" with "cheeky" statements written on the inside lining such as "I prefer umbrellas in my cocktails" and "rain doesn't dare mess my hair."  To top it off they actually shield you from the rain whilst all the while making a fashion forward statement!  I mean ~ can it get any better than that on a dreary rainy day? Jen has a wide array of umbrellas to choose from ~ there are long umbrellas to kids to bridal to compact and of course my fave ~ the golf umbrella!  There's even a Fall sale going on now!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's Official!


According to a"serious" rules official ~ these boots are perfect for all course conditions!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Don't Hassle the Hoff!


Sponsored by Waste Management San Diego guy Carlie Hoffman is the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship winner! Charlie shot a record final round score of  9-under 62 (with 11 birdies) tying VJ Sing's tournament record set in 2008.  What does this win mean for Charlie?  Well ~ he's automatically exempted into all 4 PGA Tour Majors for the 2011 season, a $1,350,000.00 payday and he jumps from 59 to #2 in the FedExCup Standings.  Charlie now has 18 career top 10 and 41 top 25 PGA Tour finishes.   Maybe a kool 10 million dollar payday is in Charlie's future as well? (photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)


Click on the podcast player below to hear my 95.9 WATD interview with Charlie after his win!

Furyk Forges On


95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill interviews PGA Tour Pro Jim Furyk after his final round at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship ~ the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs.  Shooting rounds of 66, 73, 71,70 Jim ended up T37 for the event and is currently 11th in the FedExCup Standings.  I asked Jim about his DQ from the Barclay's event which resulted in the PGA Tour Pro-Am Rule change

Click on the podcast player below to listen to my interview with Jim!

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Rickie Fowler

PGA Tour Pro Rickie Fowler 

As if by magic Rickie Fowler produced hundreds of purple Puma caps for his throng of screaming (tweens) fans after his final round here at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.  What fun!  In this pic Rickie's urging his fans to pipe down as he autographs their "priceless caps!"  What do you think was the most requested product at the TPC Boston during tournament week?  Apparently the one thing the pro shop did not have in stock ~ the PUMA cap!  New England Puma rep Clem Lamarre assured me that next year Puma products will Rock the TPC Boston(photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Phil Mickelson


2010 Masters Champion and 2007 Deutsche Bank Championship winner Phil Mickelson signs autographs after his third round here at the TPC Boston.  After missing the cut at the Barclay's last week Phil shot rounds of 69, 65 and 67 here at Deutsche Bank putting him on the leaderboard at T6th along with Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, and Charlie Wi.  Phil currently sits in 10th place in FedExCup Standings (photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Seth Waugh Deutsche Bank CEO


The good news is that Deutsche Bank CEO Seth Waugh announced earlier in the week that "YES" Deutsche Bank will continue to support and sponsor the Deutsche Bank Championship thru 2012 and that Massachusetts based EMC Corp will take on a bigger role as Presenting Sponsor for the event.  95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill chats with Seth about ... well golf what else?

Brandt Snedeker




Liza Churchill interviews PGA Tour Pro Brandt Snedeker after his third round at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.  Brandt shot a score of 4-under 67 trailing Leader Jason Day by 1 stroke.  Brandt turned pro in 2004 and currently has 3 PGA Tour top ten finishes this season.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fan Favorite Tiger Woods!

Tiger Woods greets the media after his second round finish here at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship

Tiger Woods signs autographs for his many fans at the TPC Boston in Norton, MA
(photos courtesy of Pat Eastman)

PGA Tour Network's Matt Adams


95.9 WATD's Liza Churchill with PGA Tour Network's Matt Adams at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.  Matt's award winning PGA Tour Network show "Fairways of Life" can be heard Monday thru Friday from 7 - 9 am on SiriusXM Radio and around the world on www.pgatour.com(photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Legendary Sports Writer Joe Gordon


I bumped into Boston Herald sports writer Joe Gordon at the scoring tent on 18 as we awaited Tiger Woods arrival after his first round here at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.  I of course took the opportunity to chat with Joe about his distinguished career and his thoughts on the golf industry! (photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Click on the podcast player below to hear my 95.9 WATD interview with Joe Gordon!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

History Making Win for Scott Spence


Carnegie Abbey's Director of Instruction ~ Scott Spence made New England golf history today racking up his second Section Major Title in one year at the 86th Annual NEPGA Championship!  This event, held at the Woodlands Club and Portland CC in Falmouth, Maine August 24 ~ 26th, was paired down to 36 holes due to severe rainstorms.  Scott told me that he "plays better in inclement weather conditions and he just hit a few less shots than the rest of the 162 guys!"  Humble to a fault Scott actually played the majority of his second round in the torrential downpour yesterday ~ finishing 16 holes so his round today was short and sweet  ~ he birdied the last two holes finishing up with a score of -3 69.  Scott said, "I've been on a pretty good streak lately winning the New England
PGA Senior Championship a few weeks ago at  Okemo Valley shooting 67 ~ 68 and the winners trophy was presented to me by PGA President Jim Remy which was great!
Plans for the future? Scotts "confident in my game and looking forward to going to Cooperstown to a course I grew up on playing in a tournament I have won on three other occasions then it's off to New Hampshire to defend my title at the New England Open the second week in September, things are good." The NEPGA Championship serves as a qualifier for the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship to be held at Hershey, PA. next June.  For complete results on the top 11 qualifiers click on the link: www.nepga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/nepga10/event/nepga1053/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

The Situation ~ To Play or Not to Play?

Yesterday morning's "Unfortunate Situation" (the latest in a string of unpopular PGA Tour rulings btw) involving PGA Tour Player Jim Furyk at the Barclays ~ the first of 4 FedExCup Playoff events ~ has a handful of fellow players up in arms:

PGA Tour Player Joe Ogilvie (@ogilvieJ) tweeted this morning "I was on the policy board when we made the DQ pro-am rule, a mistake. Miss pro-am, should be a day with sponsor on players' dime, no DQ."

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PGA Tour Player Phil Michelson (currently #4 in FedEx) had some heated words to say to PGA Tour Commish Tim Fitchem yesterday afternoon, citing the ruling as "ridiculous" and stating that “the rule itself applies to only half the field so, if you have a rule that does not apply to everybody because not everyone plays in the pro-am, you cannot have it affect the competition."

The Rule

Circa 2004 ~ PGA Tour rules state that a player who is late or misses his pro-am tee time is subject to an "ineligable to play" for that week’s tourney. The exceptions being for injuries or family emergencies. Usually about half the field participates in a particular week’s pro-am and in the case of The Barclays, 54 of the 122 golfers played the pro-am evet yesterday.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Proper verbage, Rules etc.

Just got word from PGA Tour that the proper terminology for the Jim Furyk incident this morning is:  Jim Furyk is ineligible to compete in the Barclays due to missing his 7:30am pro-am tee time today (rather than being disqualified).  Either way folks Jim Furyk's gotta put it in overdrive from here on out!

Run for the FedEx Cup ~ The Barclays

PGA Tour Pro Jim Furyk Disqualified from the Barclays today!

PGA Tour Pro Jim Furyk arrived in Paramus, NJ full of confidence ~ sitting atop the FedExCup Standings at #3.  Unfortunately his cell phone battery died and he never got the wake up call for his 7:30 Pro-Am tee time this morning!  He missed by 5 minutes and was replaced by Marc Leishman.  Slugger White ~ PGA Tour VP Rules Official and Furyk's caddie Mike Cowan (Fluff) searched for bout a half hour prior to his tee time but to no avail.  The penalty, seemingly harsh ~ especially under the circumstances (10 million of them) is standard. The format of the FedExCup Playoffs is such that the top 5 FedExCup Leaders can possibly win the whole shootin' match with a win at the final playoff event ~ The Tour Championship.  With Furyk's DQ this morning ~ he could possibly drop as far down as 19th on the points list depending upon how it all pans out ~ the best guesstimates are about 7th ~ 10th place.  Although Jim was pretty bummed out about his predicament he handled his fate with grace stating, "The rules are rules, I have no one to blame but myself.  Jim's heading back to Florida, "I'm heading home, there is no reason to go to Boston this early.  To sit there for 9 or 10 days is pointless."  A true champion Jim is also well aware of his blind spots stating, "I missed the first day of school.  I should have just stayed home.  I'm beside myself but I have a way of climbing into stupid situations."  Today's ruling comes on the heals of  the controversial Dustin Johnson "Bunker Ruling" at the PGA Championship and Juli Inskter's DQ for the use of a "training aid" during an LPGA's Safeway Classic event.  Keep your chin up Jim we'll see you next week at the Deutsche Bank Championship!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New England Series Amateur Tour


95.9 WATD's Goldie Bounce Golf host Liza Churchill chats with NEPGA's Jayce Settles at the New England Series Amateur Tour Event held at the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club on Cape Cod!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2003 Senior World Long Drive Champ ~ Eric Jones

PGA Professional Eric Jones' winning drive at the 2003 RE/MAX World Long Drive Competition

Eric Jones is a man on a mission ~ to empart to his students the gems of knowledge he's garnered over the years through his own experience hitting golf balls a really lllooonnngggg way! A few years ago on a lark he decided to try his hand at competing in Long Drive and in his first time out Eric won the 2003 RE/MAX Senior World Long Drive Championship! A PGA Teaching Professional, Eric also has a Master's Degree in Sports Psychology and has written numerous books on the techniques of mastering the game of golf ~  his teaching philosophy integrates the mind with the mechanics of the golf swing.  Eric's most popular book ~ The 5 Keys to Distance is in it's second printing!  Currently documenting his journey to the 2010 RE/MAX Senior World Long Drive Championship,  Eric also owns a teaching center in Northern California www.seavergolf.com

To listen to my 95.9 WATD August 15th interview with Eric ~ Click on the podcast player below

     
                            

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Massachusetts State Amateur Tournament

2010 Massachusetts Amateur Champ John Hadges (Thorney Lea CC) with his daughter Tate after his winning round at the Myopia Hunt Club

Runner~Up Dan Head (Wellesley CC) with his caddy for the day Kevin

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Young Guns Roar!

Liza Churchill with PGA Tour Pro Rickie Fowler at CVS Caremark Charity Classic Event

The battle cry for this year's 12th Annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic Event was "Young Guns!" Held June 27th thru 29th at the Rhode Island CC and Co-Hosted by local PGA Tour Pros Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon ~ this years event showcased some of the finest young talent on the LPGA, PGA and Champions Tours!  PGA Touring Professionals Ricky Barnes and JB Holmes won the event!

I've put together a montage of audio clips that I recorded on the 18th green while waiting for the players to finish their final round ~ Click on the podcast player below to listen

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sweet Victory

2010 Massachusetts Open Champ James Hazen with Liza Churchill
After a bit of a dry spell career mini-tour player James Hazen stepped up to the plate in a come from behind win (he was 3 strokes off the lead going into his final round) capturing the 101st Massachusetts Open Championship held at the Wellesley Country Club June 21 ~ 23rd.  James who hails from New York also won the New York State Open in 2006.  James cited changing swing coaches recently ~ he's now working with Matt Denzer from the David Ledbetter Academy in Florida, as a key in his success.  Congratulations James!  

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Francis Ouimet Would Be Proud!


WATD's Liza Churchill with LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, Richard Connelly of the Connelly Group and LPGA Commissioner Emeritus Charlie Mechem

                                   

Since it's inception in 1949, the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has given away more than 22 million dollars in scholarships to 4,700 deserving students! This year despite the difficult economic climate and fundraising uncertainties the Ouimet Fund will award 1.46 million in scholarships ~ up 10% from last year! At this year's 61st Annual Awards Banquet LPGA Commissioner Emeritus Charles S. Mechem, Jr. served as Master of Ceremonies and honoree LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam who was awarded the 15th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Achievements in Golf. Other highlights of the evening included presentation of the 15th Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award to former Ouimet Scholarship recipient Peter S. Lynch. The award is named after Mr. Connolly, a Ouimet alumnus, Trustee, Director and former President who has been the major sponsor of these banquets since their inception in 1997. Mr. Lynch is well known as the legendary Fidelity Magellan Fund Manager and has been a great supporter of The Ouimet Fund over the years and is also a Ouimet Trustee. The Student Speaker was Maeghan Kilfoil, who worked at Ballymeade Country Club and Golf Club of Cape Cod and is a third generation attendee of Stonehill College. Good Times had by all!

Monday, May 10, 2010

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan on the South Shore's Morning News!

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan poses for Life Magazine

Be sure to tune into the Tuesday May 11th edition of the South Shore's Morning News on 95.9 WATD with Rob Hakala and Dani Lynn!   Special guest ~ Goldie Bounce Golf host Liza Churchill will be joining the news team at 6:10 am for a quick interview with LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan!  Mike's in town attending the 61st Annual Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Banquet and was gracious enough to accept the invite to chat!  
       
Addendum to Post:  Click to hear my South Shore's Morning News Interview with Mike Whan

Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

Goldie Bounce Golf will be covering the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund's 61st Annual Banquet at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel this evening! Former LPGA star Annika Sorenstam will be honored by the fund with the fifteenth Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf!  Tune into the South Shore Morning News on 95.9 WATD with Rob Hakala and Dani Lynn tomorrow morning from 5 - 9 am (WATD Sports every :22 and :52 past the hour) to hear my interview with Annika Sorenstam! What a great way to start your morning commute tomorrow! (Click to hear TwAud.io of  my interview with Annika http://twaud.io/W81)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

EZ-Go 2Five



This E-Z-GO LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) is called the 2FIVE cuz it goes 25 miles per hour! Street legal, road ready and registerable for driving on all roads posted 35 MPH or lower.  Offering a no carbon footprint alternative to your gas guzzlin' auto at a cost of about 1 Penny per mile to run with an approximate 25 to 30 mile range between charging!  This could be my next car for quick jaunts around town, to the links or the beach!   Everyone should own one...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

59 Belts ~ the Revolution is at Hand

59 Belts Custom Design Template

Much like those golden cuff bracelets Wonder Woman touted ~ an eye catching custom machine milled belt buckle from 59 Belts could be that extra boost your golf game needs! 59 Belts is all the rage in the golfosphere for custom belt buckle design and boasts clients such as LPGA stars Lorena Ochoa and Suzann Pettersen, industry folks such as "Stack 'n Tilt" guru Andy Plummer and Patron Tequila.  They even produce custom belt buckles for golf courses, for example, Bay Hill GC and Blackhawk GC.   The repertoire of  paraphernalia offered to their trendy customers is diverse ~ trucker hats and tee shirts, ball markers ~ even custom truck hitch covers!  59 Belts uses the finest grade full grain leather in their interchangeable belt straps and American 303 hand polished stainless steel for their custom one of a kind buckles! The perfect gift for Father's Day  ~ go to www.59belts.com to order yours today! Follow on Twitter too @59beltsGuy

Galactic ~ Heart of Steel

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

40 Under 40 Awards

Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine along with South Shore Young Professionals and Cape Cod Young Professionals names WATD's Rob Hakala one of the area's fabulous 40 under 40! The awards ceremony will be at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor on June 16th

Rob Hakala
Age: 35
Title: Morning Radio Host
Company: 95.9 WATD-FM
Education: Curry College

Dream job: I’m living it every day!

Businessperson you admire most: Tom Bergeron. The Massachusetts native and host of “Dancing with the Stars” got his start in radio.

Hobbies: Cycling, hiking and camping

Favorite book: “City Boy” by Herman Wouk

Hakala’s first job out of college was with WATD. He started out working in the news department covering town meetings, local elections, and whatever else he could do to learn the business. He later worked as a traffic reporter in Boston for a number of radio stations, rejoining WATD as a full-time radio host in 2000. This November will mark Hakala’s 10th anniversary as host of “The South Shore’s Morning News” – a program he helped create when he returned to WATD

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The South Shore's Morning Sports News

Due to coverage of the final round of The Masters PGA Tour event many of you may miss my Goldie Bounce Golf Live Sunday April 11th show airing at 6:30pm on www.959watd.com! Not a problem! Rob Hakala and the South Shore's Morning News Team will be airing clips of my interview with New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman during the South Shore's Morning News on Monday ~ WATD Sports every :22 and :52 past the hour from 5:00 am to 9:00am! Don't miss out on the breaking South Shore news ~ Follow Rob Hakala and Dani Lynn on Facebook too!
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Boston Rev's ~ Taylor Twellman

New England Revolution's Forward Taylor Twellman #20

The New England Revolution hosts Toronto FC in their home opener tonight at Gillette Stadium ~ kickoff is 7:30! New England Revolution Forward Taylor Twellman will be a guest on Goldie Bounce Golf Sunday April 11th at 6:30pm! Taylor's gonna tell me all about the state of this golf game and the 2010 New England Revolution season ~ amongst other things! FYI Taylor is a superb athlete ~ he was offered a professional baseball contract from the Kansas City Royals while in high school, attended Maryland on a baseball scholarship, was an NSCAA All-American in his sophmore year at Maryland before leaving college to pursue a career in soccer ~ signing with a German soccer team! It's no surprise to me that Taylor also happens to be a scratch golfer! Since being drafted by the Revolution in 2002 Taylor is one of the most lethal scorers in NSL history and is the youngest and fastest player in NSL history to hit the 100th goal mark ~ not to mention a five-time NSL All-Star too! For all the action in real time follow Taylor and the New England Revolution on Twitter ~ www.twitter.com/taylortwellman and www.twitter.com/NERevolution

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Golf*ol*o*gy ~ The Best of the Best!

Goldie Bounce Golf welcomes our newest advertising sponsor ~ Golf*ol*o*gy ~ Formerly Edwin Watts of New England since 1986! In January 2K10 the trendy folks at Edwin Watts of New England boldly decided to kick off the new decade with a fresh twist by changing their name, creating an improved web presence and launching new special offers and deals to their loyal clientele! Wow! BTW although no longer affiliated with Edwin Watts Golf, Golf*ol*o*gy is still owned and operated by the same people who have brought you award winning service and products year after year. Going strong with 3 locations to choose from: Hanover, South Attleboro, and Hyannis CEO Phillip W. Upham II and Executive Vice Presdent Kevin Cullivan along with their trusted sales staff aka "golf*ol*o*gists" are at the ready to assist you with every aspect of your golf game. Spring is almost here, stop by a location near you and take your game to the next level! Visit them online at www.golfologyusa.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Goldie Bounce Golf Live Show moving to a new time slot!

Spring is upon us and so is the 2010 New England golf season! The days are longer, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming! Beginning Easter Sunday April 4th, the Goldie Bounce Golf Live show will be moving to a new time slot on 95.9 WATD, from 6:30 to 7:00pm just after the Sports Exchange with Bill Wilhelm! This season we'll be doing lots of fun prize giveaways, covering the local and regional golf events, hitting the New England PGA Tour events as well as showcasing the latest trends, talent and technology too! Look for the new video aspect to our coverage of New England golf as well! The 2010 golf season here in New England promises to be better than ever with the inaugural launching of the New England PGA's New England Amateur Tour (www.newenglandamateurtour.com) and the Massachusetts Golf Association's series of MGA Member Days (www.mgalinks.org) ~ both offering affordable events to the golfing public! I like emails and I love tips ~ goldiebouncegolf@gmail.com


Priceless view of Boston skyline from Granite Links Golf Course at Quarry Hills in Quincy, MA

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Futures Tour Rookie Chelsea Curtis' debut

Duramed Future's Tour Rookie Chelsea Curtis

Local golfgal Chelsea Curtis makes her debut amidst a field of 144 ladies at the Florida's Natural Charity Classic March 19 - 21 at the Lake Region Yacht and Country Club in Winter Haven, Florida (which btw is the same course where the Futures Q School was held). This is the first of 17 events slated for the 2010 Futures Tour season which visits 13 states and Mexico and runs till September. A recent Georgetown grad, Chelsea turned professional last fall and plays out of the Country Club of New Seabury. Chelsea's set to tee off on the 1st tee at 2:25pm on Friday the 19th. Follow all the action online at www.duramedfuturestour.com/2010/winterhavenasp Chelsea will be calling into the Goldie Bounce Golf Live Show on Sunday March 21st after the event at 7:00pm est to tell us all about it!

Tiger in 3D at the Masters!

Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia

Could life get any better? Its official, after a 4 month hiatus, Tiger Woods has confirmed his return to the game of golf, yes that's right, he's thrown his hat into the ring (ah er green jacket?) and will be competing in this year's Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia April 5 - 11, 2010! Tiger has reigned supreme at Augusta on 4 previous occasions! BTW this historic annual event started in 1934! Thanks to Comcast (using technologies provided by Sony and IBM) this marks the first golf tournament/sporting event ever to be broadcast live in cutting edge 3D technology ~ although one has to own a pricey 3D television or computer and the 3D production feed will be available online at the official Masters website. No doubt the world will witness "golf at its finest" (rowdy fans - hecklers- will be tossed out and banned for life per club rules) and this event is primed to break all records across the board! Don't miss out! The Masters Tournament, April 5 -11, 2010! Watch live online at www.themasters.com

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Acushnet Company sells Cobra Golf to PUMA

2010 Honda Classic Champ ~ Cobra Ambassador Camilo Villegas

Puma brand has purchased Cobra Golf from New England based Acushnet Company! The sale is slated to be finalized in the second quarter of this year. Based out of Carlsbad, CA. Cobra golf was founded in 1973! While the sale will include endorsement contracts with professional golfers players have the option to alter their endorsement deals if they choose and we shall see how it all pans out over time. PGA Tour pros such as Ian Poulter and Camilo Villegas use a mix of Titleist and Cobra clubs. Following the announcement, Ian Poulter tweeted that, "yes - I will still be using Cobra Products" and Puma apparel guy rookie Ricky Fowler tweeted that "he is a Titleist guy." Puma footwear, apparel and accessories have been synonymous with young, edgy, smokin' and trendy ~ now with the purchase of Cobra equipment they will be poised and ready to totally rock the golf world!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Puma's Il Mostro ~ Skipper Kenny Read

Volvo Ocean Race slated to kick-off in Alicante, Spain in Autumn 2011

Yup, gotta admit it ~ I'm a golfgirl with sailing roots....that means I'm a land lover but crave the thrill of the ocean ~ don't know how else to explain it! The race track for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race, due to start from Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2011, is now set and the first port of call will be Cape Town, South Africa, making its eighth appearance as host to this premier ocean race! This marks the beginning of the port announcement process for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 and the rest of the course around the world will be revealed before the end of March. Giddy-Up! BTW New England guy Ken Read (and crew finished up in second place in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race) is a huge golfer! Kenny along with Volvo Ocean Race Skippers Ian Walker and Magnus Olssen recently played with Ryder Cup Captains Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie during the Pro-Am round of the Volvo World Match Play Championships Oct. 29-Nov. 1 2009! Puma Ocean Racing ~ edgy, young, exciting and a bit crazy ~ fingers crossed ~ we shall see ~ stay tuned!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New England Series Amateur Tour


The New England PGA has announced the launch of the New England Series Amateur Tour! No matter what your playing level there's a place for you! The tour is managed by a team of PGA Professionals and administrators with over 30 years of tournament experience. The 2K10 schedule includes playing opportunities at the most stunning and challenging private courses in the Greater Boston area and events are held on weekdays as well as weekends. The inaugural event kicks off at the TPC Boston in Norton on April 19th! Perks of membership include season long player of the year points contests; Net, Gross and Net Stableford contests at every event, Amateur prizes at the host course golf shop, even the ability to invite guests to the event for a nominal fee - perfect for client hospitality! Simply stellar! For membership information go to www.newenglandseries.com and become a fan of the tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/pages/New-England-Amateur-Tour/333767847139?ref=mf

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rick Johnson Head Golf Professional

The Hyannisport Golf Club on Cape Cod, MA

Rick Johnson has been the Head Golf Professional at the historic Hyannisport Club on Cape Cod for 31 years! Not one for pomp and circumstance, in his own quiet and unassuming way, Rick has been a tireless supporter of the game of golf in New England over the years. The highpoint of Rick's career came when he was selected by his peers as the 2007 New England Golf Professional of the Year and he told me that "the favorite part of my job is the organizing and running of golf tournaments." Well, Rick's got a big one coming up in April ~ the 59th annual Seagulls Four Ball Tournament! Held over 2 weekends in April this legendary amateur event usually has the worst weather conditions of the season and is truly a test of one's "golfing spirit." As they say the mark of a true champion is the ability to prevail under any playing conditions. In 2009, Rick along with Bob Miller, Head Professional at The Club at Yarmouthport, started the Cape Cod Parent Child Championship Tournament, slated for June this year and he's also host to the Cape Cod Amateur Tournament held at Hyannisport ~ also in it's 59th year. With no retirement plans on the horizon, Rick's looking forward to his upcoming season at Hyannisport. Click on this iTunes link to hear my February 21, 2K10 Goldie Bounce Golf Live interview with Rick Johnson http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=348834534

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Get your Slix On!

PGA Touring Professional John Daly in his Slix
Ummm well we now know that PGA Tour Pro John Daly isn't going commando in his LoudMouth golf attire! John's a big Twitter guy (www.twitter.com/pga_johndaly) and alerted us all to the fact that he now has a new underwear sponsor ~ www.getyourslixon.com. Whether or not his Slix will help him get his game on remains to be seen. It's a well known fact that John favors a Dairy Queen blizzard from time to time but has managed to shed more than 100 lbs! John's pre-releasing his newest album this week, formal launch date is March 2, available only on his website www.johndaly.com ~ the first 1,000 will be autographed ~ and his new reality tv show "Being John Daly" airs on the Golf Channel March 2nd. Stay tuned!