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!