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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