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Whatmore Performance Training

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Thanks to my guests today!

  • James Whatmore – Whatmore Performance Training
  • Long Drive Champion – Kevin Shook
  • Award Winning Journalist Ron Green Jr. from Global Golf Post
  • Guest Host Stephen “Dad” Ditchfield
  • Producer Eric Hilje

Don’t forget to tune in Saturday March 7th as we have David Leadbetter LIVE and in studio – 8AM-9AM on WSRQ, 98.9 & 106.9FM and 1220 AM or stream LIVE at www.wsrqradio.com

On This Week’s Show – 2/28/15

Gonna be a busy morning this week as we welcome in a friend of the show and official fitness trainer, James Wwhatmorehatmore from Whatmore Performance Training.  James will tell us all about his new facility, the pros he is working with, and he’ll have more insight than you probably care to hear about Tiger’s firing glutes!

We also welcome in local legend and Long Drive Champion, Kevin Shook for the first time on “Tee It Up With Nate Ditchfield”.  Kevin will tell us about his decorated career and how he hits the ball over 400 yards!

GreenThen LIVE from Palm Beach Gardens and the Honda Classic, we’ll be joined by Ron Green, Jr. from Global Golf Post. Ron is an award winning journalist having covered more than 60 major championships, 6 Ryder Cups and PGA Tour events all over the world.  Tune in to hear the LIVE update from “The Bear Trap” and get Ron’s take on the PGA Tour, Ryder Cup, and much more!

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Audio Is Up For This Week’s Show!

If you missed Saturday’s show, fear not!  Click the tab above to listen to Saturday’s show featuring Lisa Lombardo from Coates Golf, guest host Stephen Ditchfield and all the latest news and notes from the PGA, LPGA, Symetra, Champions & West Florida Golf Tours.  Feel free to comment below with your thoughts or opinions!

The Alarm Clock Read 5:35

Waking up in the pitch black, to the sound of rain pounding hard against the windows is never a good thing. My body, my mind and my spirit were all telling me that they needed more sleep and that this interruption was unjust and unwelcome … very unwelcome.   It took me several minutes to gather myself, and adjust to these unfamiliar surroundings.  As I stumbled across the room, I located a wall and began the arduous task that I have faced so many times before.

For what seemed like an eternity, I scrambled … up and down, high and low, stretching, straining, digging deep into the depths of my already strained senses, searching for something that had to be as close as my fingertips, but yet somehow seemed miles away.  I was beginning to lose hope when finally a light from heaven burst into the darkness and illuminated this pathetic and dismal scene.  OK it was actually a fluorescent light and it didn’t really “burst” into the darkness because one of the ballasts is bad, but the point is this … I had found the bathroom light switch!

The fears of a tornado, monsoon or hurricane had been relieved.  It was raining and it was cold, but there was no imminent danger to my family or my home. Sarasota, Florida, does not usually see temperatures in the 40’s, but it was becoming obvious that it was going to be one of those days.  It didn’t take long after that to get myself dressed, put together and out of the house.  Ibuprofen was calling my name, and although I was running late, I took a minute to answer that call.  The cold air and raindrops knifed at my face as I made my way to the car.  There was not one spec of light to be seen and although I knew the sunrise was coming, the night seemed to be holding on with everything it had.  I had to go.  I had no choice. Now was the time and if I didn’t leave that instant, it would be too late.

You see, my tee time was at seven o’clock.   (Dum Dum Dum … Insert dramatic theme music here)

My wife will never understand the difficulties I am willing to endure and the sacrifices I will make in order to make my tee time.  Frankly, I can’t really understand it either.  As I pulled into the parking lot at the Waterleafe Golf & River Club, I remember being relieved to see that I was the first one there, and was only slightly disturbed at the realization that I was the ONLY one there.

Three hours and 18 holes later, I had no regrets.  There’s just something about the game of golf that truly motivates and inspires me.  As I sat back with my buddy chowing on a wonderful chicken Caesar salad and side of cheese fries, I found that we weren’t talking about the wind, the rain, the cold or the conditions.  We were talking about the punch shot I hit on the 4th hole and the 20 footer he sunk on 11. Golf brings out the optimist in me and at the conclusion of every adventure, I just can’t wait to get back on the links!


Golf At Dawn

“I’d like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everyone would have to play from the rough, not just me.”

Seve Ballesteros

Saturday Feb 21st Show

Lisa LombardoFeatured guest on this week’s show:  Lisa Lombardo from Coates Golf!  Coates Golf was created with the intent and dedication to fill the gap with performance golf equipment for female athletes in a male dominated industry.

Was great to learn more about this great new company and to hear about the Inaugural Coates Golf Championship from Golden Ocala,  Visit their webiste at www.CoatesGolf.com 

Other Links from today’s Show:

The First Tee of Sarasota Manatee Golf Tournament – Monday March 16th at the fabulous Sarabay Country Club!

Sarasota Senior Men’s City Championship – March 28th & 29th at Bobby Jones GOlf Club.  Click to Register!

Follow all the latest tour action with the links below:Coates Iron

Symetra Tour

West Florida Golf Tour

PGA Tour


Champions Tour