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!

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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