Golf’s Fab Four –
Bill, Joe, Corey, and The Man from Van’s, Rick Levy – love to talk golf. Call the show any time at 602-260-9191 or contact them if you have something of interest regarding the game. If they’re not playing themselves, this friendly foursome of golf nuts always has time to entertain your questions. Just ask.
COREY LA RUSSO AT YOUR EVENT
Since 1994, Corey La Russo has been announcing, hosting, and raising money for Arizona-based charities with his golf and announcing talents. He has hosted hundreds of dinners, banquets, and golf tournaments to aid in the fund-raising of a particular event. Also, Corey has generated over $1 million to events in the Valley for noble non-profit causes.
WHAT IS ‘BEAT THE PRO’ ON BACKSPIN?
“Beat The Pro” is a weekly contest on Backspin sponsored by Van’s Golf Shops in Arizona. Our pro and co-host, Rick Levy, will pick a player who he thinks will win the PGA Tour event that week. The Backspin Boys will then ask 3 trivia questions on the program and, the 3 winners will play against Rick. If any of the winners beat Rick’s pick, they will win a dozen balls of their choice at any of Van’s Golf Shops. If their player actually wins the tournament outright, get whatever money is in the pot (it builds $50 a week starting at $50) to spend at Vans.
In addition, the Beat the Pro contest always has significantly more prizes to win during the four major championships – the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and, PGA Championship.
WHAT IS BEAT THE PRO AT MY EVENT?
Corey La Russo was a touring professional golfer for over ten years and still carries a scratch handicap. On a given par-three hole during the tournament, Corey will play the hole from 20-40 yards farther than the foursome. Each player may wager $10-$20. He will hit first. If Corey puts his ball on the green, the players must then be closer to the hole with their shot to double the wager. If by chance, Corey misses the green with his shot, the players must simply hit the green to win.
When it is all of the shots that have been hit, if Corey has the best shot, the team (usually playing a scramble format) can use his ball for their team shot and play from there.