Tee It Up With Nate Ditchfield broadcasts LIVE from the WSRQ Studios in Sarasota, Florida every Saturday morning from 8-9AM, EST bringing you all the very latest from the PGA Tour, LPGA, Champions, Symetra and Web.com Tours! In addition to coverage of the local golf scene, you’ll hear interviews from bestselling “golf” authors, equipment updates and reviews, golf instruction, golf fitness and much more.
Regular segments feature some of the most respected names in the golf world including: “Purely Mental, with Dr. Bob Winters”, “Tour Talk with Jim Nugent”, founder and publisher of Global Golf Post and interviews with teachers and instructors such as David Leadbetter, Joe Hallett, Dave Stockton and more!
Nate also will broadcast LIVE from many PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Symetra Tour and West Florida Tour Events!
Sarasota/Bradenton’s premier professional golf tournament is back a the Historic Sarabay Country Club this week as we welcome in the stars of the Symetra Tour and the future stars of the LPGA. We’ll be broadcasting LIVE on Saturday, 4/22 and hope to see you all out there! For information regarding the event, schedule, pro-am, or tickets, visit www.sarabayclassic.com
Big show to start off the year, highlighted by one of the LPGA’s Best & Brightest, Brittany Lincicome! She’ll be filling us in on her 2016 year, her plans for 2017 and then take her turn in the HOT SEAT as we rapid fire some questions about life on the LPGA Tour!
We’ll also kick off the New Year right with some Health & Fitness tips from our resident TPI Certified Expert, Hector Ramos from Somar Strength.
Once you’ve got your body headed in the right direction, we’ll address the biggest challenge in golf as we get “Purely Mental” with world renowned sports psychologist and mental coach to many of the biggest names in golf, Dr. Bob Winters!
Saturday morning LIVE from 8-9AM EST on WSRQ Radio. Download the WSRQ Radio App to listen live, stream online at www.wsrqradio.com or tune in locally on the Suncoast at 106.9FM, 98.3FM and 1220AM!
Gonna be a packed show this Saturday with so much going on in the world of golf right now! Ryder Cup Selections are in for Europe and right around the corner for Team USA. Fed Ex Cup Playoffs are in full swing as the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston take center stage. The LPGA stays “north of the border” with the ManuLife Classic in Ontario, Canada and the Web.Com Tour enters their 4-week playoff with 25 more PGA Tour Cards up for grabs!
This week we welcome back one of our favorite guests for his regular segment “Purely Mental with Dr. Bob Winters”! Dr. Bob has been walking us through his book – Mistake Free Golf and always provides great insight into the minds of the greatest names in golf! For More information about Dr. Bob, visit his website at www.drbobwinters.com and tune in Saturday from 8-9AM!
2015 is in the books and oh what a year it was! Too many great memories to list them all, but highlights included:
- Meeting and introducing David Feherty during his Live Off Tour performance at Van Wezel
- LIVE broadcasts and coverage from PGA, LPGA, Symetra and West Florida Golf Tour Events!
- Interviews and an “in-studio” lesson from the legendary golf teacher and best-selling author, David Leadbetter
- Hanging with Nancy Lopez, Jan Stephenson, Juli Inkster and the stars of the LPGA Legends tour as Team USA won one of the most dramatic international team golf events in HISTORY at the ISPS Handa Cup at Palm Aire Country Club
- Meeting and getting to know two of the very best in the business, Hector and Barbara Ramos from Somar Strength!
- The privilege of playing and featuring so many of our great local golf courses including: Bradenton Country Club, Waterlefe, Ritz Carlton, TPC Prestancia, Palm Aire Country Club, Laurel Oak, Sarabay Country Club, Rolling Green, Serenoa, Capri Isles, Waterford, Calusa Lakes, Pinebrook Ironwood, Oyster Creek, The Esplanade, The Concession, The Founders Club, Suncoast Golf Center
- Big thanks to my Dad, Stephen, for co-hosting this year!!!!
And now it’s on to 2016! We’ve got big plans this year and will be out on the road early, covering the LPGA Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, the PGA Tour Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and one of our favorite events of the year, The Guardian Retirement Championship from Sarabay Country Club.
In addition, we’ve got great interviews lining up including some of the biggest names in the world of golf as well as many of our local PGA and LPGA teaching professionals, authors, course architects, and much, much more. Here’s to a spectacular 2016 and thanks so much for listening!
As I was looking through the leaderboards and weekend results, I couldn’t help but notice what a fabulous weekend it was for golfers from the UK! So happy to see the “return” of Padraig Harrington at the Honda, but he wasn’t the only Brit to make a splash (sorry for the PGA National pun). Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Jamie Donaldson and Russell Knox all placed in the top ten and were it not for a double on 11 followed by a triple bogey on 14, we’d all be talking about the return of Ian Poulter.
On the European Tour stop in South Africa, England’s Andy Sullivan was victorious with three other Brits tied for 2nd including Kevin Phelan, who I had the opportunity to interview at The Ritz Carlton U.S. Open Qualifier back in 2013.
And if that weren’t enough, young phenom Charley Hull battled world #1 Lydia Ko in the New Zealand Women’s Open before fading late, still carding a top 10 finish.
Why do I find myself already excited about Hazeltine?
Gonna be a busy morning this week as we welcome in a friend of the show and official fitness trainer, James Whatmore 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!
Then 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!