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!
Big Show today as we look forward to one of the PGA Tour’s Favorite events, The Valspar Championship at the Fabulous Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. We’ll have tournament director, Tracy West joining us to give us all the details!
We’ll also be joined by Noah Zelnik, the new owner of Moccassin Wallow Golf Club, also known as GolftheMoc! Opening day is right around the corner and he’ll fill us in on everything we need to know about the updates, re-design, new turf surfaces and much more!
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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!
It’s always a pleasure to have Dr. Bob Winters on the show! He is truly a legend and a pioneer in the psychology of golf and has worked with some of the biggest names in golf including Bernhard Langer, Michelle Wie, Justin Rose, Kristie Kerr, Tony Finau and many, many more! He provides tremendous insight into what it takes to be the best in the world, both physically and mentally! To find out more about Dr. Bob, check out his website at www.drbobwinters.com. His latest best-seller “Mistake Free Golf” can be purchased through his website or wherever books are sold!
We also welcomed in PGA Professional, David Hronek. David is fresh off his appearance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and is the head golf pro at Bobcat Trail in North Port.
Today we wrapped up our “Senior Focus” discussing many of the issues that seniors face, but also many of the opportunities that the game of golf provides! It was great to have PGA Tour Vet, Champions Tour Vet and local golf legend, Barry Cheesman with us in studio. Barry was recently named as the new director of the Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association and we look forward to hearing more from this great youth organization in the coming months. Barry also announced the move of his golf school, The Barry Cheesman Golf Academy to the fabulous Longboat Key Club.
We were also joined by Dr. Justine Demaio from Demaio Chiropractic. To find out more about how relieve pain, prevent issues that can keep you off the course and perform at maximum levels, visit their website at www.sarasotaflchiropractor.com
With another dominating performance, Jason Day cruised to a 6-shot victory at The Barclays. This was Day’s 3rd victory in his last 4 events and vaulted him to the top of the Fed Ex Cup Playoff standings as well as moving him up to his career high #3 Official World Ranking. Perhaps the scariest thing for the rest of the PGA Tour was the comment Day made after his latest triumph, saying that each win makes him even hungrier for the next one. Think about that for a minute.
A month ago, there was no questions that Jordan Spieth was going to be the player of the year and all the “year-end” accolades were headed his way. With the month that Jason Day has put together, it’s anyone’s game now and I, for one, can’t wait to see how it unfolds!
Lots to talk about this week including Inbee Park’s Grand Slam, Troy Merritt’s first career win and Rory McIlroy’s return to action. LIVE in studio this week, we’ll have two special guests to talk to: one who can fill us in on all the latest from the West Florida Golf Tour and one who can save you some money when you head out to the course this weekend! Christian Bartolacci is the President and Tournament Director for the WFGT and he’ll be talking about the summer tour, the Suncoast Swing and the upcoming majors on their schedule. Sean Roberts (pictured here) is the Market Sales Manager for GolfNow and will be in studio to tell us how you can save money when booking your tee times and find great courses to play when you travel. He’ll be giving us a PromoCode that will save 25% your tee time so you definitely want to tune in for that! Throw in a PGA Championship Preview and we’ve got a fast-paced, informative and entertaining show coming your way! Tune in Satruday at 8:00AM or Stream Live at www.wsrqradio.com
The dust is starting to settle on one of the most epic and dramatic final rounds in recent Open Championship history! Your winner and Champion Golfer of the Year is Zach Johnson and personally, I couldn’t be happier. Don’t get me wrong – a Jordan Spieth victory would have re-written the history books and made this year’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits the MUST SEE sporting event of the year (Super Bowl not withstanding). Speith is playing on a level that very few have ever reached, joining the company of Woods, Nicklaus, Palmer & Bobby Jones. The primary difference is that Spieth is much younger than were the aforementioned greats of the game when they matched these feats and I have a feeling that Jordan has only scratched the surface of perhaps the greatest potential of his generation.
As Spieth’s par putt slipped by the cup on 17 and his approach spun back off the green on 18, it was clear that the ever-elusive Grand Slam was not to be. To me, that is where a poignant and significant transformation took place and brought a moment that I believe we will look back on one day as more significant than some of young Spieth’s records. The reigning US Open & Masters Champion stuck around and became one of us … a spectator. While his friend, mentor and “big brother”, Zach Johnson was showing the world what he was made of, Spieth showed the class and maturity that so very few professional athletes today seem to be capable of demonstrating. For him to stick around and greet Johnson on the 18th green was profound.
As for Johnson, there can be no doubt that he has assured his place as one of the greats in the game. Very few men in history can say they have earned both the Claret Jug and a Green Jacket, and to claim the jug at St. Andrews no less, well that’s the icing on the cake. Johnson’s performance and the respect his peers have for his game is only topped by the respect they have for the man himself, both on and off the course. Zach Johnson truly is the Champion Golfer of the Year!
With 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:
Very special edition of Tee It Up With Nate Ditchfield as we broadcast LIVE from the fabulous Bay Hill Club & Lodge at The Arnold Palmer Invitational. Joining me on tomorrow’s show are Tournament Director, Scott Wellington, Bay Hill’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Roy Schindele and Global Golf Post’s Founder and Publisher, Jim Nugent!
We’ll be bringing you all the inside information from behind the scenes at the tournament, and I can pretty much guarantee there will be plenty of talk about the “King” himself, our gracious host this week, Mr. Arnold Palmer!