We Are Going To Miss Golf on TV

Well, the first PGA event of the year is over and the Golf Channel covered it.  Was it any better?  No!. 

The camera work was not as clear as the network camera coverage…Not sure if it is the camera or the way it is set up, but they were not nearly as clear and sharp as ABC’s or CBS.

The lighting also seemed to be dark and there were shadows where I don’t think they wanted them to show.

I will miss David Feherty and Gary McCord and their consistent wit.  Nick Faldo is OK, but he seemed to have a harder English accent on the GC.  Dotty is OK and “What’s Her Name’, Kelly Tillman, just doesn’t cut it for me…don’t get me wrong, I am for the women covering the game, it just seems Kelly talks to be talking…

OH, well, if you have cable or satellite you have the ability to watch golf now, but give it up if you are one of the 240 million who don’t have access to it and have to watch Network Feeds…. Mr Golf Channel Sponsor, I hope you got a sweet heart deal for sponsoring golf on the Golf Channel…doesn’t seem to be as large of a market watching golf now that the GC covers it all for golf.

We will see how things work out this year…and see if things improve over the year.

Scot Duke is President of Innovative Business Golf Solutions, LLC and author of How To Play Business Golf.  Mr Duke uses his 30 years of business management experience to help business owners and executives develop their business to be more successful and mentor business people on how powerful of a business tool Business Golf can be towards solving many business challenges. More information on Mr Duke and Business Golf can is available at the Innovative Business Golf Solutions web-site.




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2 responses to “We Are Going To Miss Golf on TV

  1. I noticed this weekend’s coverage of the Mercedes-Benz Championship was televised by the Golf Channel. I thought the Golf Channel was granted sole-rights to record and televise this specific tournament, I was unaware that the Golf Channel will the be sole broadcasting station of all PGA tournaments.

    I agree that the picture quality wasn’t as crisp compared to broadcasts by CBS or ABC, but I did enjoy TGC’s visualization of the “line” on the greens.

  2. Yes, GC will be working with CBS and NBC throughout the season on a good number of PGA tournaments but will have several of the PGA events solo.

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