Jed York Interviews Former Rams Personnel Man Tony Softli

Jed York isn’t wasting anytime in his search for a new GM. Today, he interviewed former Panthers and Rams personnel man Tony Softli.

Softli said, “Everything went well and I’m excited about the opportunity,” according to Comcast Sports Net.

This is the first of several interviews either in person, or by phone for the next few days. There are already reports suggesting that York may already have a guy in mind, that has a relationship with Jim Harbaugh or Jon Gruden.

December 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Nike’s Darren McCray Talks About New Method Putter

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In the first of a new series of “Golf To Go” video blogs, Darren McCray of Nike Golf talks with me about the newest version of the Nike “Method” putter.

December 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

Presidential Privilege by Frank LaRosa

PGA.com asked on their Facebook page which United States President would readers have liked to play golf with? First choice was the King of Camelot, John F. Kennedy. Bad back and all, he was probably the best Presidential golfer. Hmmm, golf with JFK with Marilyn Monroe on the beverage cart.

Barack Obama came in second. The leader of the free world does love to relax on the golf course. In a surprise, George Washington was third. I’m guessing no titanium driver there. Gerald Ford and his errant tee shots was next. Dwight Eisenhower followed at number 5 partly because of his access to Augusta National’s manicured fairways.

 

George W. Bush with his legitimate 15-handicap was next. His father, “Number 41” is a recent member of the Golf Hall of Fame. The bottom three were Bill Clinton and his questionable handicap; Ronald Reagan who was known to practice his putting on Air Force 1; and Richard Nixon who like a lot of us, took the game seriously….but wasn’t very good at it!    

I’m surprised Woodrow Wilson wasn’t mentioned. He painted his golf balls red to play in the snow and had a wife who regularly beat him…on the course, of course!

December 9, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa, Uncategorized | No comment

Nice to see a good guy get his due

 

Frank LaRosa, the resident golf guru at Sacramento’s ESPN 1320, was recently acknowledged by the Northern California PGA with the “Sports Media Person Of The Year Award.”  It’s his 2nd time gaining such recognition, (the other was in 2005) making this a rare feat, and a well deserved honor.  Frank is perfect example for the NCPGA organization, considering his lengthy commitment to the game of golf.  More importantly, he’s been generous with his time and heart in furthering related charitable causes, along with being an influential, involved, positive force in the Sacramento/Northern California community. Professionally, and personally, we’re proud to be affiliated with him.  Congratulations, Frank! 

 

Read the official press release from the Northern California PGA, below:

 

Nor Cal PGA Honors Frank LaRosa with its

Sports Media Person of the Year Award

 

VACAVILLE, Calif. — The Northern California PGA today announced that it has selected Frank LaRosa of ESPN 1320 AM radio in Sacramento, Calif. for its Sports Media Person of the Year Award.  With his daily radio golf reports, blogs on the station website, and golf column for Senior Magazine, LaRosa has been a loyal supporter and participant for numerous NCPGA events and a 2005 recipient of this award.

 

“Frank has been integral to promoting the cause and direction of the NCPGA throughout the years,” said NCPGA Awards Chairman Cathy Jo Johnson. “The strong relationships he has developed across every facet of golf has enabled him to make a difference in growing the game, the industry, and the NCPGA.”

 

LaRosa is among 17 recipients of the NCPGA’s 2010 Annual Section Awards. Section awards are given to PGA Professionals and industry leaders who have excelled in the game and business of golf. The NCPGA will recognize its 2010 Annual Section Award Winners on Sunday, December 5 at the NCPGA Special Awards Ceremony & President’s Dinner at the North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks, Calif.  This event, a highlight for the year, will be held the evening prior to the NCPGA Annual Meeting.  There are more than 300 golf professionals and industry leaders expected to attend.

 

LaRosa has been providing golf information across all mediums for more than 18 years – radio, television, newspaper, magazine and the Internet. Currently he writes, produces and serves as the voice for daily golf reports on ESPN radio Sacramento. He complements his radio shows by blogging on the station website. He also writes a monthly golf column for Senior Magazine and produces various videos and/or commercials in the golf world.

 

LaRosa has been a member of numerous committees in support of NCPGA events including Play Golf America Day, The Langley, and Saving Strokes to name a few. For these he often wore two hats — assisting in planning the events and representing the Section in negotiations for paid and unpaid promotional support on broadcast media. Where appropriate, he also served as Master of Ceremonies for many of these events. Promoting the work of the members and the Northern California Section, he always endeavors to create exposure among the general public for any Section business or Professional news coming out of the NCPGA office and has encouraged others in the media to do the same.

 

For more information about the Northern California PGA visit www.ncpga.com.

December 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Brian Lopez's Blog, Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

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