Sunday, October 27, 2013

Susan Bond ~ Vice President, New England PGA

 
October 25, 2013 ~  Weekapaug Golf Club Head Golf Professional Susan Bond was elected to the Office of Vice President by a group of her peers at the New England PGA's annual Fall Meeting held at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Bolyston, MA.  WATD's Liza Churchill traveled to Westerly, RI to interview Susan about Weekapaug GC and her historic win!   

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sean Foley

 
PGA Tour Swing Coach Sean Foley at the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship
 
Canadian born Golf Instructor Sean Foley was hard at work on the range at the TPC Boston today.  Sean works with PGA Tour FedExCup #1 Tiger Woods.  Foley also has many other top PGA Tour Players in his stable such as Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose and most recently Lee Westwood.   When not out on Tour you can find Sean at Core Golf Junior Academy in Florida and at Golf Digest Magazine!


Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner


Who said PGA Tour Players were boring?  Meet this year's final Major winner Jason Dufner #Dufnering  (Image courtesy of Jason's wife Amanda via Instagram)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

95.9 WATD's Local, New England and National Golf News

As you may know, I'll be out of the office for most of the Summer/Fall season hittin' the road in search of New England's finest Golf Daycations, Staycations and Getaways!   
I'll still be covering Local, New England and National Golf  for 95.9 WATD Sports which you can find on 95.9 WATD's website under "Golf News" and WATD Sports Twitter.  
Catch my Golf  Reports during WATD Sports on the South Shore's Morning News at :22 and :52 past the hour from 5 ~ 9am too! 
  
 
One of my favorite pictures!  Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Annual Banquet 2010 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Goldie's Golf Getaways

July 18, 2013 ~ Liza Churchill, 95.9 WATD Sports Reporter and host of Goldie Bounce Golf is hittin' the road this Summer in search of the finest New England Golf Daycations, Staycations and Getaways!  Tune into the South Shore's Morning News every Thursday at 8:40am to hear "Goldie's Golf Getaways."  Read my reviews too!

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Geoffrey Sisk captures his 4th Cape Cod Open Title


 
2013 Cape Cod Open Champ, former Nationwide and PGA Tour player and Marshfield native, Geoff Sisk accepts his $5,000.00 winner's check at Hyannis Golf Club!  Sisk's 5 under par 66 marks his 4th win at this event ('94,'04,'12).  Due to inclement weather the format was shifted from a 2 day (May 29 ~ 30) 54 hole event to an 18 hole shootout with a field of 138 players.  The Cape Cod Open benefits the Francis Ouimet/Guy Tedesco Scholarship Fund
 
  
Ouimet Fund Executive Director Bob Donovan along with Geoff Sisk

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doug Perron ~ Mass General Orthopaedics Sports Performance Center

 
The Mass General Orthopedics Sports Performance Center – conveniently located right next to Gillette Stadium at Patriots Place in Foxboro, integrates state of the art technology with the clinical expertise of Mass General Sports Medicine Physicians, certified athletic trainers, biomechanics, therapists, cardiologists, nutritionists and certified strength and conditioning coaches to critically and scientifically analyze athletic activities and develop individualized exercise and fitness programs.  We're chatting with Golf program leader Doug Perron who has over 20 years of experience in Personal and Performance Training and TPI Certification!  To set up an evaluation with Doug go to www.massgeneralsportsperformance.org
 
  Click on the podcast player below to listen to the amazing programs offered this season 


Friday, May 24, 2013

New Rick Smith Golf Academy on Cape Cod at Ballymeade CC

May 23, 2013 ~ 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!  Did you know you can get golf instruction as good as any PGA Tour player right here in our region in Falmouth!  The Rick Smith Golf Academy at Cape Cod in Falmouth at Ballymeade Golf Club – has just launched this week and Director Dan Lockheart fills us in!
 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

USGA Adopts Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf


USGA video explaining the new Rule
 
May 21, 2013 ~ The United States Golf Association and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf which prohibits anchoring the club when making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf.  This rule does not change equipment rules aka one can still use a long putter.

Proposed on November 28, 2012, this rule has now been given final approval by the USGA and The R&A following an extensive review by both organizations. The decision to adopt the new Rule came after a comprehensive process in which comments and suggestions from across the golf community were collected and thoroughly considered.   The PGA Tour Player Advisory Council and Policy Board is still engaging in discussions and will announce a decision upon the completion of their process.  For more info go to www.usga.org/rules/Understanding-Rule-14-1b
 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

 Author Mark Frost at the Ouimet 100 Gala in Boston
 
Tune into 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News this Thursday, May 23rd at 7:45am during Goldie Bounce Golf to win an autographed copy of Author Mark Frost's book "The Match:  The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever."  This book chronicles a private match between amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi and Professionals Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan in 1956 at the Cypress Point Golf Club.   On May 17, 2013 World Golf Hall of Famer and 1964 US Open Champ Ken Venturi passed at the age of 82.  Ken undoubtedly met his 3 playing partners at the Gates of Heaven.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Venturi family 


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mr. Arnold Palmer ~ Ouimet 100 Gala Boston

  
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Friday, April 12, 2013

April 11th ~ 2013 Masters Preview on the South Shore's Morning News

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! It's all about this weekend's 77th Masters Tournament at Augusta National and we make our picks and chat about the fun traditions of The Masters!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

@WATDSSMN Goldie Bounce Golf Season Opener ~ April 4th!

Goldie Bounce Golf host Liza Churchill's kickin' off the 2013 New England Golf Season bright and early tomorrow morning on 95.9 WATD's The South Shore's Morning News!  "April showers bring May flowers," so at 7:45am we'll be giving away a Cheeky Umbrella - perfect for those Springtime rainy day golf adventures!  Be sure to tune in to call in and win!  Then at 8:40am we'll be chatting with New England PGA's Susan Bond,  Head Golf Professional at the Weekapaug GC in Rhode Island.   Susan's gonna fill us in on getting #Golf Ready thru the Play Golf America Program.  Don't miss out be sure to tune in every Thursday morning at 7:45 and 8:40.  Streaming live at www.959watd.com too!