Saturday Mornings on The Zone 94.7 starting 9/4/21
Established in 2009, The Golf Shop Radio Show takes listeners “From Tee to Green and Everywhere In Between,” entertaining the hardcore golfer, the weekend hacker and anyone who is a fan of spirited talk-radio.
If it is being discussed out on the course or in the golf shop, hosts Mark “Greeny” Greenhalgh and Matt Blanchard will cover it – golf story or not – and listeners love their varying approaches to topics and interviews.
For example, here is what each asked a Champions Tour Legend:
Greeny: “How big is the drop-off in club-head speed between players on the PGA Tour and players on the Champions Tour?”
Blanchard: “Is it true the PGA got rid of drug testing on the Champions Tour because all they ever found was Grey Goose and Cialis?”
Greeny grew up around the golf business as his Dad is a PGA Master Professional and lifetime member.
While playing in junior and amateur tournaments in the north- east, southeast and California he won a few and lost a bunch!
Greeny had the honor of playing in the 1987 Optimist World Junior at Torrey Pines in San Diego against players from around the world, including Phil Mickleson, Ernie Els and Shigeki Maruyama.
Paired with current Web.com and former PGA Tour player Geoffrey Sisk, Greeny won the 1992 Cronin Memorial against the best players in the Northeast.
Greeny was a 2-year walk-on player at Clemson University and then caddied in New England PGA, eGolf Tour, PGA Tour Qualifying and European Tour Qualifying events.
When not busy working for Wells Fargo Bank in Technology and Operations Group Instructional Design and hosting the show, Greeny plays in amateur events all over the Carolinas and hosts several charity golf tournaments.
Matt is a native of Atlanta, but calls Charlotte home after living in Charlotte for the past 35 years.
Matt is a golf aficionado, having started his love for the game at the age of ten. From his formative teen years to age twenty he worked in the industry as a caddie and was known around the club as a “club rat.” he even carried his golf acumen onto the PGA tour as a caddie in 1976.
As a 23 year member of Carolina Golf Club, Matt was a co-founder and Tournament Chairman of the Carolina Invitational, a four ball event attracting some of the best amateurs in the southeast.
“Golf is my mistress. I’m addicted. I love the game more every year,” Matt recently revealed.
Matt’s primary career in advertising has landed him with the Charlotte Hornets, the Carolina Panthers, and CBS Radio. He currently applies his marketing expertise with the Gaston Gazette and Shelby Star newspapers.