Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Podcasts
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Rookie MINA HARIGAE was not only the 2009 Player of the Year and the Rookie of the Year, but she might have also been the surprise player of the year. Not that anyone thought the Californian couldn’t play – just that at age 19, when she emerged as the winner of back-to-back titles at the Ladies Titan Tire Challenge in Iowa, and at the Tour’s only 72-hole major championship, the Michelob ULTRA Duramed FUTURES Players Championship in Decatur, Ill., and even then, adding a third season title at the Falls Auto Group Classic in Kentucky, Harigae was starting to look like a young pro with a bright, bright future and ice water in her veins.

By season’s end on Sunday last week, Harigae had earned $88,386 in 16 events, in addition, had also earned honors as Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

“Last year, I would have never thought I’d be in this position,” said Harigae. “I feel like I grew as a player and a person on the Duramed FUTURES Tour. My main goal was to earn my full [LPGA] card, but getting Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year was like getting double icing on the cake.”



Toronto, Ontario -- Canadian-based Phresh Wear Inc. will be launching their Spring 2010 line to the United States. Phresh prides itself on being a fresh, new take on the classics. Consumers no longer need to choose between fashion and function as the line continues to bridge the gap between performance and style. The company's slogan "Passion, Performance, Play" not only describes the spirit of the line but the people behind it.

Founder Tim Tochor conceived the line in 2003. An avid golfer that played several mini-tour events, Tochor realized that his talents would be better used outside of simply playing the game. He realized that individuality was something that golf apparel lacked and the changing demographic of the sport demanded more options. The more youthfully-minded golfers entering the market were not interested in the traditional apparel that was commonplace on the course. In addition, these players insist on a very functional, wearable line that not only allowed them to express themselves but that also didn't inhibit their game.

Teaming up with a stellar designer possessing 20 years of textile, forecasting, and design experience, Tochor manufactured a line that met the needs of the new golf demographic. First introduced at the 2004 Ontario PGA show in Toronto, the line received wildly enthusiastic reviews. The "Phresh appeal" and buzz started and has continued to grow. In 2008 Score Golf nominated Phresh Wear as the most emerging Canadian company of the year. The processes of localized production and design assure the company has control of their offerings and allows them to remain a step ahead of the market. With shorter lead times and private label options, they are still able to maintain affordable price points.

The Phresh Spring 2010 collection is a reflection of the current times. With colors that reflect the feeling one has when they play the game, the overall theme is one that goes back to basics and strips out the superfluous. The sentiment is one that allows a well-deserved opportunity to unwind and while reconnecting with what is truly important and the drive to get there. The moods are evident; turquoise for the calming water of the ocean, grove is a relaxing siesta in the orange groves, and aloe invokes those soothing properties of the plant. Earthy colors ground the line with clay, coal, peat, and moss while crystal, maize, and orchid are meant to be more of a stress-relief. Anchored by classics such as navy, white, and black there is something for everyone to feel comfortable and confident in. Styles for Spring 2010 also utilize a sporty yet patriotic vibe that incorporates both classic and modern lines.

Phresh Wear is carried by fine pro shops and resorts throughout the United States. In Canada they can be found in Summerland Golf Club, Mandarin Golf Club, Oakdale Golf Club, Glen Abbey, King Valley, Vancouver Golf Club, and the fine menswear store Frackeltons and Garveys.

For more information visit the company website at www.phreshwear.com

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

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Direct download: 01_091909_HR_2_M._Harigae_Phresh_1.mp3
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Joining Mike & Billy LIVE in the ESPN 1280am studio is Ogie, the World's Fastest Golfer!  Ogie currently holds the record for most golf balls hit in one minute at 105.  You can learn more about Ogie at www.ogiespromise.com


Nancy Henderson COO
A Class A member of both the LPGA and PGA, Henderson’s post at the T&CP has involved the day-to-day operations of the association, including its educational programs, tournament offerings, certification and testing. Prior to heading up the T&CP, she served for seven years as director of golf and general manager at LPGA International Golf Course – home course of the LPGA. At LPGA International, she planned, directed and supervised all aspects of daily operations, including management of the entire golf complex, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, golf course maintenance, marketing and public relations.

Henderson came to LPGA International after eight years at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club in Kissimmee, Fla., where she was named as the 1998 Director of the Year. She was honored as the T&CP’s National LPGA Professional of the Year in 2001, and followed up in 2003 and 2006, respectively, with Player of the Year honors for the LPGA Southeast Section.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she played on the women’s golf team, Henderson is a two-time U.S. Women’s Open Championship participant, a former member of the FUTURES Golf Tour, and a winner of 300 amateur tournaments.
MISSION
The mission of the Duramed FUTU
RES Tour is to prepare the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour.

LPGA ALIGNMENT

The Duramed FUTURES Tour is known as "the Road to the LPGA" and since 1999, it has been designated as the LPGA’s developmental tour. The LPGA acquired the Duramed FUTURES Tour in July 2007. LPGA achievements include:

More than 500 Duramed FUTURES Tour alumnae have gone on to earn LPGA membership.
Through 2008, Duramed FUTURES Tour alums own a total of 345 LPGA victories and 37 major championships.
Tour alums won 17 of 34 LPGA tournaments and two of the four major championships in 2008.
Nine alums won 17 LPGA titles in 2008, including seven by alumna Lorena Ochoa, who was the 2002 Player of the Year on the Duramed FUTURES Tour.
Twenty-one Duramed FUTURES Tour members earned 2009 LPGA Tour status at the LPGA’s Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2008.
TOUR FACTS
The Duramed FUTURES Tour is the most established women’s developmental tour in the world, with 29 years of structured competition.
In 2006, the Tour signed a multi-year agreement with national title sponsor Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an innovator in women's healthcare pharmaceutical products.
The Duramed FUTURES Tour now operates under the ownership umbrella of the LPGA.
Tour’s 2009 schedule includes 17 tournaments in 14 states.
Tournament purse for 2009 is nearly $1.8 million.
Tour’s 2009 roster has attracted top women professionals from 31 different nations and 40 U.S. states
Average age of Duramed FUTURES Tour members is 25.08 years.
Average winning score on 2008 Duramed FUTURES Tour was 69.00, while average winning score on 2008 LPGA Tour was 68.44.

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 091909_HR_1_Ogie_Duramed_Futu_1.mp3
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Mike & Billy interview Brian Mogg, PGA Instructor for PGA Tour Player Y.E. Yang. 

A native of Tacoma, Washington, Brian moved to Orlando in 1985 after graduating from Ohio State with All-American Honors. Over the next seven years, he recorded a top PGA Tour finish of 2nd at the 1988 Southern Farm Bureau Classic as well as six top 25 finishes on the Nationwide Tour. He also compiled top ten finishes in eleven different countries while competing internationally. He participated in the 1995 US Open and finished 3rd in the 2001 Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.

Brian was voted by his peers to be a Golf Magazine Top 100 Golf Instructor in 2004 and has repeated this honor in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 and 2009.

Top 100 Instructors are the Elite Instructors as voted by the 28,000+ members of the PGA.

Brian joined the Leadbetter Academy in 1993 and eventually became the Director of Instruction from 1997-2001.

In January 2002, he opened the Brian Mogg Performance Center at Keene's Pointe. This center focuses on developing the golfers' swing and all aspects of their short game.
Keene's Pointe is a Jack Nicklaus Signature facility located in Southwest Orlando.
Brian frequently guests on The Golf Channel's "Academy Live," "Your Game Night," and other network shows. He has written instructional articles for Golf Illustrated, Golf Tips Magazine and PGA Tour Partners magazine as well as been featured in Sports Illustrated. He also hosts corporate outings and clinics for many companies throughout North America.
Brian resides in Orlando with his wife and four kids.

www.moogperformance.com

Mike & Billy also discuss Patriot Golf Day presented by the PGA learn more at www.playgolfamerica.com.  Also GTR golf trivia games PGA Mystery Tour Player and Driver of the Day.


Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 

Direct download: 090509_HR_2_B._Mogg_-_YE_Yang_1.mp3
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Mike & Billy share some insights on their trip to the 2009 PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas. 

Mark Blackburn originally arrived in America from London, England, in 1994 on a college golf scholarship. After two years of playing college golf at The University of Mobile he was recruited to play golf for The University of Southern Mississippi. A multiple Lettermen and Team Captain, Mark received a BS in Exercise Science and Coaching in 1998. Upon completing his senior season Mark began a professional playing career. After 3 years of on the Hooters Tour with inconsistency and injury, it was obvious game improvement was essential to reach the PGA Tour.

What prevailed was the microscopic study of the golf swing, golf’s biomechanics and the game itself. Continual research and discovery produced dramatic results in his performance. Mark’s game improvement saw him as an alternate in the 2002 US Open at Bethpage Park, followed by victories in the Dixie Section PGA.

Mark’s playing resume and communication skills drew attention to Blackburn Golf. Golfer’s sought the precision Mark could offer to their golf game. A PGA Member and GSEM Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine, Mark continues to work with golfers of all levels. Whether, a beginner or touring professional, adding precision is the key to a golfers long term improvement.

The interest in Blackburn Golf is growing rapidly with students travelling from across the country to take instruction. Building better golfer’s verses perfect golf swings is the only way to long term improvement.

The playing experience and knowledge Mark offers is unique to Blackburn Golf. He feels there are no bad students, just bad teachers. One golfer at a time, Blackburn Golf will build a game suited to each individual student.


http://www.blackburngolf.com/


Mike & Billy play the GTR golf trivia game PGA Mystery Tour Player.


Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 090509_HR_1_M._Blackburn_-_H._1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06 PM