by Jay Flemma
Mike Boyko played drums in sold-out arenas and rock clubs around the World. He has a world-class resume for a musician, playing with Two Skinnee J's, Ram Jam's Howie Blauvelt, John Waite and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. As a musician, Mike performed on the same bill as Outkast, Ludacris, Jurassic 5, Incubus and 311. As the drummer of the UK pop-rock band FAT, he toured with such bands as Smashmouth, Third Eye Blind and Sugar Ray. Now, Mike is putting his drumming prowess to good use: he's helping golfers lower their handicaps with his "Tempo in Motion" music downloads.
Torrential rains couldn't stop the 2008 CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Barrington, R.I. Ten two-person teams each completed 28 holes during the two-day tournament before the storms rolled in. After a three-and-a-half hour rain delay, a playoff began with the four teams tied for the lead. Full Story
Three-time U.S. Women's Open champion and World Golf and LPGA Hall-of-Fame member Annika Sorenstam has been named a United States Golf Association Ambassador, according to USGA President Jim Vernon. Full Story
Ocean Edge Resort & Club on Cape Cod has announced the grand opening of its new $8.5 million Nicklaus Design Golf Course. The total redesign of the former Ocean Edge golf course has remodeled and reshaped all greens and holes, with the most significant changes being increased length, better playability and more challenges on the course. The greens now meet USGA specifications. Full Story
Early player commitments to the Champions Tour Bank of America Championship have filled nearly two-thirds of the tournament's 78-player field. More than 50 of golf's top players, including Jay Haas, the tournament's 2007 champion, have committed to competing at the 28th annual Bank of America Championship, which takes place June 16-22 at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass. Full Story
In an unprecedented collaboration, golf course architecture-related groups and societies have banded together to support a fund-raising event for New England writer Bob Labbance on June 23. The Vermont-based architecture and maintenance historian with over a dozen books to his credit is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Full Story