Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oct. 11th ~ Jordan Hospital Women's Health Symposium @959WATDFM Remote Broadcast



 
Jordan Hospital is proud to present The Woman's Health Symposium ~ a free event open to the public featuring Olympic gold medal gymnast and ovarian cancer survivor, Shannon Miller.  Hear Shannon speak about her courageous journey and learn simple steps and tips to healthier living. An expert panel will also provide recommendations for healthier living. The panel includes breast surgeon, Lisa Tito, MD, OB/GYN, Brigid McCue, MD, and Chiropractor, Talia Fenoglietto, DC, and a speaker on nutrition and physical activity and stress reduction.   Call 1-800-2JORDAN to register. 
 
95.9 WATD's Liza Churchill will be on site for a remote broadcast providing live updates just after WATD's Evening News from 6:15 till 7:00 pm so be sure to stop on by and say hello!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

#1 In the World, #1 FedExCup, #1 Race To Dubai ~ Rory McIlroy!



 
95.9 WATD's Liza Churchill on deck to interview 2012 Deutsche Bank Champ Rory McIlroy after his win at TPC Boston
 
 Labor Day 2012 ~ At the ripe young age of 23 years 3 months and 29 days Rory's the youngest player ever to win a PGA Tour FedExCup Playoffs event.   Entering the final round with a 3 shot deficit behind leader Louis Oosthuizen,  Rory had a quick start birdying 5 of his first 8 holes eventually taking charge of his destiny with a one shot win over Oosthuizen!   Rory's win here in Boston also marks his 5th PGA Tour title.  (photos courtesy of Pat Eastman)

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Labor Day Red

 

95.9 WATD's Liza Churchill in the media scrum along with other local Boston News Outlets 


PGA Tour Tiger Woods addresses the media after his final round 3rd place finish at the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship.  Tiger's paycheck of $544,000.00 places him in the unique category of "first PGA Tour Player ever to surpass $100,000,000.00 in career earnings!"   When asked about it Tiger responded ~ "it sure helps that the purses out on tour get larger and larger each year."  Yup   (photos courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Monday, September 3, 2012

#DBChampionship #FedExCup #Boston

 
PGA Tour Professional Dustin Johnson addresses the media after his third round 65 on Sunday at the 10th Annual Deutsche Bank Championship.  Dustin's T3rd with Tiger Woods ~ both are 6 shots back of current DBC Leader South African Louis Oosthuizen heading into today's Labor Day Finish!  Be sure to tune into 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News Tuesday morning from 5 ~ 9am to hear the final results!  (photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Liza Churchill ~ 95.9 WATD Sports!

 
Most of the time our PGA Tour Player interviews are done pre-recorded over the phone or live in-studio over the phone on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News so it's a real treat for me to be live in the field covering the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship here in Boston!  (photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Friday, August 31, 2012

AUDIO: @PGATOUR Player JB Holmes at Deutsche Bank Championship #Boston #FedExCup

 
 PGA Tour Player JB Holmes is feeling pretty good these days.  It was around this time a year ago that he had brain surgery to correct a condition known as "Chiari Malformations."  His symptoms included headaches and vertigo which affected his balance.  During his practice at the TPC Boston Driving Range yesterday JB shared his experiences on and off the fairways and greens with a young local man from New Bedford ~ Scott Underhill.  You see, Scott has the same condition as JB and underwent surgery for the condition as well this past December.  Scott, accompanied by his Mom, were treated to an "inside the ropes" experience from JB ~ one which they told me they would never forget! (Btw they even sat in on Tiger's practice regime with his Swing Coach Sean Foley!)  Also among Holmes' entourage was his Mental Coach Julie Elion with whom he's been working with for about 5 years.  Elion's current client list includes Kyle Stanley and a handful of other PGA Tour Players
JB chatted with 95.9 WATD Sports about his recovery process this past year and his 2012 PGA Tour season and said "looking at the grand scheme of things it was a pretty good year ... I would call it a successful year considering everything I was coming back from."  JB's paired with Seung-Yul Noh and Ryan Moore for the first two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship and they tee off today at 12:22 on Tee #1. 
 
   
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@TigerWoods healthy and ready to do battle at Deutsche Bank Championship #FedExCup #Boston

 
Tiger Woods with his Swing Coach Sean Foley at the TPC Boston Driving Range on Thursday in preparation for today's First Round of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship ~ the second event in The PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup.  Tiger's paired with current FedExCup Leader Nick Watney and FedExCup #2 Brandt Snedeker today and tomorrow.  They went off at 8:40am today on Tee #10 (Saturday's tee time is 1:10pm on Tee #1).  Be sure to follow all the action live online at www.pgatour.com and Twitter too!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Deutsche Bank Championship ~ New England Fave Keegan Bradley! #FedExCup

 
PGA Tour Pro Keegan Bradley signs autographs for fans after finishing up his practice round at TPC Boston on Wednesday.  Keegs is here playing in the 10th Annual Deutsche Bank Championship ~ the second event in the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup.  Keegan was recently tapped to replace Rory McIlroy in this year's PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda in October featuring 4 Major winners ~ Ernie Els, Bubba Watson and Deutsche Bank Defending Champ Webb Simpson!  (photo courtesy of Pat Eastman)

Friday, August 24, 2012

AUDIO: @NEPGA Jeff Seavey ~ Director of Instruction #Samoset Resort #Maine

PGA Professional Jeff Seavey ~ Director of Instruction at The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine

Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend! The 92nd New England PGA Section Championship kicked off this week August 20 ~ 22nd at both the Kernwood and Salem Country Clubs.  This year's field was also the largest of all the 41 Sections of the PGA of America!  The 2012 Champion is PGA Professional Ed Kirby of the Alpine Country Club in Rhode Island.  Ed fought a hard 54 hole battle against the likes of former Champions Tour Players Kirk Hanefeld and Rick Karbowski as well as Defending Champ John Hickson ~ eventually winning by a stroke to Runner - Up PGA Professional Jeff Seavey of The Samoset Resort in Maine.  Jeff called into the show to fill us in on all the action from the event!  Btw if your planning a trip to scenic Maine, why not stop by the Samoset Resort for a round of golf?!  
  
 
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

AUDIO: @959WATDFM "@PGATOUR One on One" with Tim Clark from @WyndhamChamp

PGA Tour Player Tim Clark

95.9 WATD Goldie Bounce Golf "PGA One on One" with PGA Tour Pro Tim Clark calling in from this week's PGA Tour stop ~ The Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina.   Tim's overcoming a nagging elbow injury that has hindered his 2011 - 12 seasons but ended up T11th at last week's PGA Championship ~ his best finish in any of  the 2012 Major Championships.  Tim told me that his T11 finish at the PGA was a bit of "a personal victory" and that he was very pleased with the result and feeling some sort of stride heading into the PGA Tour FedExCup Playoffs!   Tim's currently ranked #109 on the FedExCup Points Standings and may even jump a few spots after this week's event too!
 
 
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

@PgaChampionship @McIlroyRory with @NEPGA @Pga_com Jim Remy #Vermont

2012 PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy with PGA of America Honorary President Jim Remy

23 year old Rory McIlroy regains his World #1 status after winning the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course by a record breaking 8 strokes!  New England PGA's Jim Remy of Vermont's Okemo Valley Golf Course was on hand during the Wannamaker Trophy presentation to congratulate Rory.  McIlroy's currently #2 on PGA Tour FedExCup Point Standings.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 9th ~ @CollegeGolfPass on @WATDSSMN at 8:40am!

Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend! Tomorrow at 7:45 we're chatting about the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C. Then at 8:40 am in studio guest Kris Hart joins us to fill us in on his company The College Golf Pass. Tune into the show 'cause Kris is givin' away two free College Golf Pass memberships to lucky college students too!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

#Rockland High golfer Megan #Khang @USOpenGolf #Tseng @LPGA

Megan shares a 4th of July lunch with LPGA's Yani Tseng

Local amateur golfer Megan Khang tweeted this pic from the 67th U.S. Women's Open Championship conducted by the USGA taking place this week July 5 ~ 8th at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin.  This marks the 14 year old Rockland High student's first appearance at the event and LPGA World #1 Tseng's 7th!  Megan tee's off at 9:01 tomorrow morning ~ follow all the action in realtime at www.usga.org!

July 5th ~ @GbrClassic Def Champ @PgaTour @StallingsGolf on @WATDSSMN!

Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend!  Tomorrow at 7:45 we're featuring Liza's chat with The Greenbrier Classic defending Champ PGA Tour Pro Scott Stallings who called in from The Old White TPC Course in West Virginia.  At 8:40am we pre-view the 2012 US Women's Open Championship going on this week at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin.  Local Amateur gals ~ Rockland High's Megan Khang and University of Virginia's Brittany Altomare are competing against the likes of LPGA World #1 Yani Tseng whose looking for a career Grand Slam this week! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 14 ~ @CVSClassicGolf BillyAndrade on @959WATDFM @WATDSSMN!

Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend!  Tomorrow we're featuring the CVS Caremark Charity Classic  June 19 ~ 21st at the Rhode Island CC in Barrington, RI.!   At 7:45am PGA Tour Pro Billy Andrade calls in to fill us in on this year's field of 20 players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour (which btw includes the top LPGA players in the world) who'll play in a scramble format.  At 8:40am Tournament Director Greg Costello joins us to let us know all about the fun events at the CVS Charity over Father's Day weekend.   Don't miss out ~ tune in 'cause we're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the event too! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

#Marshfield Native Geoff #Sisk Captures #CapeCod Open Title!


It's shaping up to be an exciting 2012 season for competitive golf  here in New England!  3 times a charm for local Marshfield native Geoffrey Sisk who captured his 3rd Cape Cod Open title (1994,2004) yesterday amongst one of the strongest fields in the 21 year history of this 54 hole event!   Geoff opened his qualifying round at Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds tying the course record of 64 then posted 2 sub-par rounds (68,69) at the Hyannis Golf Club, setting a tournament record 12 under par 201.  Other notables were Dustin Cone of Bennington, Vt. and Andrew Guiliani of Westchester County, NY who finished 5 shots back and at 4 under par 209 a three way tie for 4th place ~ Abby Valentine of Bayville NY,  Rob Corcoran of Melbourne, Fla and Eric Dugas of So. Boston, MA.   Sisk's off to the 103rd Massachusetts Open Championship next week June 5~ 7th at the Walpole Country Club where he's vying for a 7th win!  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 31 ~ @TheNGATour @BoHoag on @GoldieBounce Golf on @WATDSSMN


Touring Professional Bo Hoag at Muirfield Village Golf Club

Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend!  Tomorrow at 7:45am we're featuring Liza's chat with Touring Professional Bo Hoag who called in from The Memorial Tournament held at the Jack Nicklaus designed The Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.  Bo, a recent Ohio State University grad, was granted a "sponsor's exemption" into this week's event ~ his 2nd ever PGA Tour start!  Then at 8:40 we discuss the 21st Cape Cod Open Tournament ~ held May 30 ~ 31st at Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds GC and Hyannis Golf Club on Cape Cod.  Winner's share $4,500! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

AUDIO: @959WATD "@PGATOUR One on One" with @JasonDufner

May 5, 2012 ~ Jason and Amanda Dufner

95.9 WATD Goldie Bounce Golf  "PGA One on One" with PGA Tour Pro Jason Dufner calling in from this week's PGA Tour stop ~ The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.
In the span of 22 days Jason Dufner won his first ever PGA Tour title at the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, got married, then pulled of his second career win at last week's HP Byron Nelson Championship!  Dufner's cool shy demeanor is a contrast to other 30 somethings out on tour.  When asked how he's handling the "glare of the media and public eye" Jason said he's "...handling it pretty well just getting better with associating and talking with media members and and trying to express what my thoughts are and how I'm feeling and ah you know it's just a bit of a learning curve just like it might be when your out there playing and just starting out on the PGA Tour but definitely all the media coverage is a good thing!"  Incidentally Dufner's currently #1 in FedExCup Points, #14 on the OWGR, and #3 on Ryder Cup Team Standings!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 24 ~ @PGATOUR @JasonDufner on @GoldieBounce Golf @WATDSSMN

Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend!  Tomorrow at 7:45am we're featuring Liza's chat with 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship winner Jason Dufner  who called in from Fort Worth, Texas ~ site of this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club.  Then at 8:40am we're taking a more local look at the golf scene here on Boston's South Shore ~ highlighting the 2012 Massachusetts Open Championship coming up June 5~7 at the Walpole Country Club

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 17 ~ Win a pair of tickets to @PGATOUR @DBChampionship! @GoldieBounce Golf on @WATDSSMN

Got Golf?  Get a double shot of golf on Thursday mornings at 7:45am and 8:40am on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News with WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill to kick start your weekend!  Tomorrow at 7:45am we're giving away a pair of tickets to the 10th Annual Deutsche Bank Championship ~ the 2nd event in the FedExCup Playoffs!  Don't miss out ~ tune in to call in and win!  Then at 8:40am we're chatting with Deutsche Bank Championship Director Eric Baldwin.   How fun is that?!

Friday, April 27, 2012

@NationwideTour Spotlight ~ #Andover Native Rob #Oppenheim

Nationwide Tour's Rob Oppenheim

 In 2009 Nationwide Tour Player Rob Oppenheim won the Massachusetts Open Championship and became one of only 6 players in the over 100 year history of Massachusetts golf  to win both the Massachusetts Amateur Championship and Massachusetts Open titles.  What's Rob up to now?  2012 marks season #3 for Rob out on the Nationwide Tour ~ he sits at #11 on the Nationwide Tour Money List, #6 in Scoring Average and can boast 3 Top Ten Finishes in 6 starts ~ his best finish a T4 at the Chile Classic Presented by Pacific RubialesNationwide Tour stop this week ~ The South Georgia Classic at Kinderlou Forst Golf Club in Georgia.   Follow all Rob's progress at Rob Oppenheim Golf too!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dr. Bob Rotella ~ The Unstoppable Golfer #PGA #LPGA


 South Shore Morning News on 95.9 WATD host Rob Hakala along with 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill  chat with world renowned Golf Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella about his newest masterpiece written along with Bob Cullin ~ The Unstoppable Golfer, Trusting Your Mind and Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness.   Dr. Rotella tackles the mind's role in the art of the Short Game and points out that two thirds of all the shots that a golfer makes during a round are chips, pitches and putts.  This book is geared toward casual and professional golfers alike and provides the reader with rock solid strategies for success too!  Rotella's long list of clients include Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Keegan Bradley to name a few. 
The proof is in the pudding ~ Since 1984 professional golfers under the tutelage of Dr. Rotella have won a total of:
74 major professional titles and 2 Masters tournaments:  12 U.S. Opens, 12 British Opens, 11 PGA Championships, 4 U.S. Women’s Opens,  6 LPGA Championships, 5 Kraft-Nabisco Championships,
5 Tradition Championships, 7 Women’s British Opens, 2 Senior PGA Championships, 5 U.S. Senior Opens and 3 Senior Players Championships. 

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf April 19, 2012 #Oosthuizen

April 19 ~ South Shore Morning News on 95.9 WATD host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian and 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill recap the 76th Annual Masters Tournament ~ We're catching up on some Bubba Watson news after his win at the 2012 Masters Tournament as well as Master's Runner-Up Louis Oosthuizen who won this past weekend on the European Tour at the Maybank Malaysian Open!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

#Boston #RedSox #Fenway Park Centennial Anniversary!

Fenway: A Fascinating First Century by Editors and Photographers of Sports Illustrated

April 12th  ~ We're coming up on Fenway Park's Centennial Anniversary on April 20th!  In honor of Fenway's 100th Birthday ~ Sports Illustrated has published a spectacular over sized book entitled "Fenway: A Fascinating First Century" by the Editors and Photographers of Sports Illustrated featuring content from SI writers and photographers past and present ~ providing a rich timeline of the home of the Boston Red Sox ~ a must read for any true Red Sox fan!   Today The South Shore's Morning Team's chatting with SI Editor David Bauer who fills us in on this magnificent work of art!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#Awesome #BubbaGolf Joins David #Letterman



2012 Masters Champ Bubba Watson joins The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night for a conversation about his "awesome" golf game!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

#Bubba Golf at the 2012 #Masters!

Easter Sunday 2012 ~ Augusta National Golf Course  is well suited for long hitter Bubba Watson ~ average driving distance this past week = 290.38 yards.  In a sudden death playoff Watson seized victory over 2010 British Open Champ South African Louis Oosthuizen to win the 2012 Masters Tournament.  On the second playoff hole, the par-4 10th, Bubba hit his tee shot into pine straw to the right of the fairway.  Kicking it into over drive with a magical wedge shot 153 yards to the green which he described as "saw it was a perfect draw.  Even though the tower was in my way, I didn't want to ask if I get relief or anything, because it just set up for a perfect draw‑ well hook,"  Bubba then 2 putted for par and the win.  When asked in his post round presser if he was ready for the "cult following" that would likely follow his win at The Masters Watson replied, "No, I'm not ready for fame.  I don't play the game for fame. I don't play the sport for fame.  I don't try to win tournaments for fame.  I don't do any of that.  It's just me.  I'm just Bubba.  I goof around.  I joke around."  and  "I don't really want to be famous or anything like that.  I just want to be me and play golf."  Btw Bubba some of the other bennies that come with a win at Augusta happen to be your own personal parking space in the Champion's Parking Lot at the club where you can park "The General Lee," a club locker where your green jacket hangs ready for you to don whenever you visit the club as an honorary member, a lifetime invitation to play in the event and a 5 year PGA Tour exemption as well as invitations to play in the other 3 Major Championships!  Today's win marks Bubba's 4th PGA Tour victory, moves him to #2 in FedExCup points standings and #4 in the OWGR.   Whether you like it or not Mr. Watson fame has come a knockin'

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf April 5, 2012 #Masters

April 5 ~ South Shore Morning News on 95.9 WATD host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian and 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill chat about the start of the 76th Annual Masters Tournament today at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia!  We make our picks for who we think may win the event and don the traditional Green Jacket on Easter Sunday!

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Pimento Cheese Sandies Please! #Masters #Augusta

 Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

As we all know the 76th Masters Tournament is underway at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia!  Of course I brought in homemade Pimento Cheese Sandwiches ~ a southern staple at Augusta ~ for today's Goldie Bounce Golf segment on The South Shore's Morning News!   Follow all the action Live online at The Masters official website too!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf March 29, 2012

March 29 ~ South Shore Morning News on 95.9 WATD host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian and 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill welcome PGA of America President and Director of Golf at the Hillendale Country Club ~ Mr. Allen Wronowski! 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PGA of America President Allen Wronowski

PGA of America President Allen Wronowski with PGA Championship defending Champ Keegan Bradley at The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC

Be sure to tune into tomorrow's broadcast of Goldie Bounce Golf on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News at 8:40am!  SSMN host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian and 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill welcome PGA of America President and Director of Golf at the Hillendale Country Club ~ Mr. Allen Wronowski!  Allen's gonna fill us in on the PGA of America's new initiative Golf 2.0 ~ amongst other things!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tiger's 72nd PGA Tour Victory!

Tiger with Swing Coach Sean Foley after his win at Bay Hill

March 25, 2012 ~  Winning by 5 strokes and shooting rounds of 69-65-71-70 Tiger Woods secured his first PGA Tour win in 30 months at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard marking his 7th win at Bay Hill.  He did not however receive the customary winners hug on the 18th green from Arnold Palmer who was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure for high blood pressure but is doing fine now.  With this victory Tiger jumps from #18 to #6 in the OWGR and from #31 to #7 in FedExCup Standings.  When asked in his post round presser where this win ranked Tiger replied, "Well, it's not like winning a Major Championship or anything, but it certainly feels really good. It was nice to win here and with Arnold's involvement in the tournament. Obviously as you all know, my two kids were born here, and without his help and everything he's done for the hospitals here, the majority of the TOUR players' kids have been born here. We owe a lot to Arnold, and obviously Dr.Alexander who is here, for what they have done. This is a very important tournament for a lot of us."  In an interesting note Tiger's swing coach Sean Foley's players have won 2 of last 3 WGC events and 3 of 5 last Tour events.  This win at Bay Hill appears to be a pre-Masters warm-up for Tiger ~ who btw is now favored to win at Augusta where a record turnout is expected.  Pass the Pimento Cheese sandies please!  (photo courtesy of Wei Under Par)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

#TigerWoods #Winning!




Instant reaction on Twitter as Tiger Woods ends his 30 month - 924 day PGA Tour victory drought with his win today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida

Final Round ~ Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard

Graeme McDowell chats with the media before his final round today

Six time Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Tiger Woods heads into today's final round with a one-stroke lead at -11.  Nipping at his heals is 2010 U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell at -10.  This is McDowell's fifth start in this event and 4th start of the PGA Tour Season ~ T9 at The Honda Classic and T13 at The WGC ~ Cadillac Championship.  Tiger and Graeme tee off today at 2:05pm est.  T3 at -8 are Ernie Els and Ian Poulter who tee off at 1:55pm est.  Tune-in live now on The Golf Channel until 2:30pm and then NBC from 2:30~6:00pm!  Watch live video online at www.pgatour.com and be sure to check out the Shot Tracker too!

Click to listen to Tiger's comments after his 3rd round yesterday!

Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012 Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News ~ SSMN host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian welcome 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter and host of Goldie Bounce Golf  Liza Churchill to The South Shore's Morning News Team!   Fashion sense is a must on the golf course so we called the ever so stylish Mr. Marty Hackel ~ Golf Digest Magazine Fashion Director ~ to fill us in on the "hot trends out on Tour" this season!  Marty's take is that "bright colors" such as mango and greens highlight this years color scheme as well as the "hybrid golf shoe."   He even gave us a sneek peek at what the "young guns" may be wearing at Augusta for The Masters.  Don't forget to follow Marty's fashion advice on Twitter!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rick Smith on Hank Haney ~ Code of the Road

Celebrated swing coach Rick Smith had a few choice comments this past week at Bay Hill about Hank Haney's new book "The Big Miss ~ My Years Coaching Tiger Woods" ~ due out March 27th.  Smith has worked with many PGA Tour players in his day ~ Phil Mickelson, Rocco Mediate and most recently Rory Sabbatini and operates a slew of Rick Smith Golf Academies in the United States and China.  Rick told ESPN's Farrell Evans that his beef with Haney is he feels that Haney violated "golf's unwritten code of the road" when he wrote about his former student of 6 years Tiger Woods stating "I would rather be broke and not have a penny to my name before I violate the code of player-teacher confidentiality.  In 27 years out here, I've never done that.  I'm personally upset with Hank because he's broken and violated our code of ethics. If you have the opportunity and you're privileged to conversations, you will not and should not share anything from them with anyone. I don't care who it is." 

Rick's advice moving forward ~ Haney should "suck up" any ill feelings that he might have toward Woods after their working relationship ended in 2010, and be "grateful" and "appreciative" for the chance to work with one of the greatest players of all time.

Friday, March 23, 2012

PGA Tour Unveils Major Changes to Schedule and Qualifying


March 20, 2012 ~ At a press conference held at The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem  ( ASAP Transcript of Mr. Finchem's presser) outlined to the media the changes made by the PGA Tour Policy Board ~ the biggest in 30 years!   Highlights include major schedule changes such as the PGA Tour season will begin in October and continue into September of the following year, the restructuring of the Nationwide Tour and annual PGA Tour Q-School thus making the Nationwide Tour the primary pathway to the PGA Tour.  Just to clarify ~ here's the rundown of the changes which btw may be a bit confusing ~ reminiscent the FedExCup point system when first implemented!  Critics site the fact that there will be no more Q-School Cinderella stories which may drive many players just out of college to start their careers in Europe such as Peter Uihlein and of course the old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it."   With many details still to be worked out, only time will tell how this new system will all pan out.   

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012 Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News ~   SSMN host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian welcome 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter and host of Goldie Bounce Golf  Liza Churchill to The South Shore's Morning News Team!   Spring weather can be fickle and we chat all about it with Will Stearns, owner Souther's Marsh Golf Course in Plymouth.  Due to Will's background harvesting cranberries on his families' 100 year old producing bogs which surround Souther's Marsh he's a bit of a weather buff!  Check it out ~ you can even book tee times online on Souther's Marsh's Facebook Page!


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Friday, March 9, 2012

Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 Broadcast ~ Goldie Bounce Golf on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News ~   SSMN host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian welcome 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter and host of Goldie Bounce Golf  Liza Churchill to The South Shore's Morning News Team!  Liza chats with Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Executive Director Bob Donovan about the upcoming Annual Banquet coming up on May 7th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and gives away a special "Ouimet Fund Prize Pack."  For more info or to donate go to www.ouimet.org

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Goldie Bounce Golf joins 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News Team

March 8, 2012 ~ After 2 years of hosting and producing a live half~hour show airing at 6:30pm on Sunday evenings ~ Goldie Bounce Golf host Liza Churchill is heading back to "where it all began" that fateful day (June 3, 2009) on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News! Liza joins SSMN host Rob Hakala along with his sidekick Lisa Azizian for a "quick look at golf from our region and beyond!" Don't miss out be sure to tune in every Thursday at 8:40 amListen live online too ~ www.959watd.com