The Symetra Tour Arrives in Sarasota!

SRQ Players  You have got to get out to Sarabay this weekend to catch the Guardian Retirement Championship at The Sarabay Country Club!  Come cheer on three of Sarasota’s brightest young talents (Ginger Howard, Ericka Schneider and Jennifer Neville) as they do battle with an international field of 140 players all vying to be the next LPGA Superstar!

Sara Bay Country Club is a challenging course in particular because of the Donald Ross designed greens. Of the 569 rounds played last year, there were just six rounds that broke into the 60’s.

“The green complexes are tough, it is a true test of short game and approach accuracy,” said Daniela Iacobelli of Melbourne, Florida. “The person that has the best approaches onto the green and the one that brings out her best short game is the one that is going to excel.”

“Because of the difficulty of the greens, you basically play for the center of the greens,” continued Iacobelli. “Unless you have a green light pin and can go hunting you have to be careful. If you hunt and miss it can get very difficult.”

Lindsay Gahm of Louisville, Kentucky is a rookie on the Symetra Tour and understands the challenge.

“The greens are definitely challenging,” said Gahm. “Especially the par-3 holes because they are playing long so some of those greens can be difficult. Sometimes you may even have to play short of the green and try to get up and down. It’s a course where you may not go for a lot of pins and just try to manage the round.”

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Chamber’s Bay Architect, Jay Blasi

blasiWith one of the most memorable and historic Masters Tournaments now in the books, the world of golf will turn its focus to The 2015 U.S. Open.  This year’s Open will be played in the Pacific Northwest at Chambers Bay.  This is the “youngest” course to ever host a U.S. Open and this week we welcome in course architect, Jay Blasi to talk about golf course architecture, Chambers Bay and even his bid to play in the 2015 Open!

Also on today’s show, we’ll preview the Guardian Retirement Championship coming next week to Sarasota!  Sarabay County Club will once again host this Symetra Tour event and we’ll be broadcasting LIVE on Saturday morning from right behind the first tee!  For more information, or to get your tickets, click on the link below:

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It’s Finally Here – The 2015 Masters Championship!

Augusta_National_Golf_Club_clubhouse“A tradition unlike any other” – Truer words were never spoken.  It’s finally here – The MASTERS and we’ve got you covered with all the news, notes, scores, stories and more from Magnolia Lane.

History has already been made and records set at The Masters this year.  Joining us for a LIVE interview from inside the ropes at Augusta is Golf Channel’s lead reporter, Todd Lewis.  Todd spoke with Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods today and I can’t wait to get Todd’s insight and predictions for the weekend!

Tune in this Saturday at 8:00 on WSRQ Radio or Stream LIVE online at

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