Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PGA Tour Pro Tom Gillis

95.9 WATD FM  Goldie Bounce Golf  "PGA One on One" with PGA Tour Player Tom Gillis calling in from The Greenbriar Classic held at the historic Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  This year there have been a few renovations to the Old White TPC Course such as tightened fairways, bentgrass added to the fairways and greens and 200 yards added to the scorecard and a few players have remarked that the course is playing much more difficult than last year.  Gillis' best career year out on tour was 2010 ~ 3 Top Ten finishes, 43rd on FedEx Cup Standings and #118 Official World Golf Rankings and when I asked if it was hard for him to "follow in his own footsteps" in 2011 with the twenty-somethings winning 11 PGA Tour events and thirty-somethings 12 so far this season.  Tom said "I thought I'd have a little bit better year to this point I missed 8 weeks due to a back injury (at Bay Hill) in March and  April and that kind of derailed me cause I was just getting some momentum ... I can still have a better year and lookin' forward to the playoffs ~ can't wait to get to Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship."  Tom's tee time Thursday is 8:20 am along with Woody Austin and Andre Stolz.  Best of luck to all!

*Btw Gillis has 9 hole in ones to his credit ~ a paltry sum compared to Sam Sneads "35" shot at The Greenbriar!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Kodak Challenge Leader Bill Lunde

PGA Tour Pro Bill Lunde after winning the 2010 Turning Stone Resort Championship

This week's 95.9 WATD Goldie Bounce Golf "PGA One on One" featuring 2011 Kodak Challenge Leader PGA Tour Pro Bill Lunde ~ calling in from Annandale Golf Club site of this week's Viking Classic!  Bill's had two top ten finishes this season (T12th at Hyundai and T13th at The Hope) and has one PGA Tour win ~ the 2010 Turning Stone Resort Championship!  Lunde has played 16 Kodak Challenge holes thus far leading with a score of -13 heading into this week's event ~ btw this week's Kodak Challenge hole is the par 5 Hole #18 ~ 532 yards.  Best of luck Bill!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

"Ask a Pro" ~ NEPGA's Brian Bain

PGA Professional Brian Bain with 2011 US Open Champ Rory McIlroy

 NEPGA's Brian Bain is the Head Golf Professional at The Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course in Brookline, MA  Extremely active within the New England Chapter of the PGA of America Brian’s main focus is growing the game through Junior Golf and is one of a handful of U.S. Kids Golf  Master Kids Teachers  in the United States.  Through is efforts along with the First Tee National School Program The Baker School in Brookline has recently implemented the SNAG golf program for students.  Brian's also a regular contributor to The Boston Globe's Golf Tip of the Week and continues to serve on numerous NEPGA and PGA Committees and has won countless awards.  When I asked Brian where he finds the time to accomplish all that he does he told me " I'm extremely fortunate to hold the position that I do at The Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course for the past 9 years for I am encouraged and supported to participate in the community and grow the game of golf as much as possible."

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