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musclefrontmusclefront Members Posts: 246 ✭✭✭

Watching this makes me want all sky sports and no golf channel. So much better!! Guess I have to move to Europe?

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  • c7015c7015 Members Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    vpn / sports devil / xbmc

    but yes much better

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  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @musclefront said:
    Watching this makes me want all sky sports and no golf channel. So much better!! Guess I have to move to Europe?

    Yes, golf channel is an annoying schlock fest compared to sky sports. Not sure why American golf commentary has to be this way.

  • caseFSUcaseFSU Members Posts: 216 ✭✭✭

    I'm on board with anyone that does not allow Rich Lerner to speak.

  • musclefrontmusclefront Members Posts: 246 ✭✭✭
    edited Jul 17, 2019 2:37am #5

    Case in point. Rich Lerner asking Dustin Johnson about a South Carolina basketball player he’s never seen play. Seriously? Just have DJ hit drivers and ask him about that.

  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,458 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Comcast generally destroys anything that it buys/owns. Since Comcast now has control of Sky Sports watch the quality of Sky sports head downhill. Wouldn't be surprised.

  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @musclefront said:
    Watching this makes me want all sky sports and no golf channel. So much better!! Guess I have to move to Europe?

    Yes. Move to Europe.

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,262 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The Open Zone as they are calling it is awesome and has been a great addition. That said, this year, they seem to be flying without a studio at all and that takes away something as does the loss of David Livingstone and Butch Harmon from the presenting team. In fact in years gone by we would have had Monty and Darren Clarke in the studio as well. So far this week we seem to have Nick Dougherty, Paul McGinley and Dame Laura Davies who are all good and Dougherty is going to be brilliant but there has definitely been a drop in the standard.

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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,910 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @MattyO1984 said:
    The Open Zone as they are calling it is awesome and has been a great addition. That said, this year, they seem to be flying without a studio at all and that takes away something as does the loss of David Livingstone and Butch Harmon from the presenting team. In fact in years gone by we would have had Monty and Darren Clarke in the studio as well. So far this week we seem to have Nick Dougherty, Paul McGinley and Dame Laura Davies who are all good and Dougherty is going to be brilliant but there has definitely been a drop in the standard.

    In the past they had too many non-players in these Open Zone segments such as celebrities and other sports stars plus it was overdone, often badly timed and became a bit tedious. Sky Sports has really fine tuned their golf coverage but I see quite a bit of Golf Channel and it does have a lot of good content.

    Harmon is a huge loss to Sky Sports Golf. I agree that Dougherty is very good and he's a surprisingly likeable guy. Will be very interested to see who they replace Ewen Murray with? I'm worried who they might go for. Sky Sports are overhauling a lot of their commentary teams so even though Ewen Murray isn't officially being replaced he himself doesn't know if he will return in 2020 as lead commentator it does look highly likely it will happen.

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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,262 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @OldTomMorris said:

    @MattyO1984 said:
    The Open Zone as they are calling it is awesome and has been a great addition. That said, this year, they seem to be flying without a studio at all and that takes away something as does the loss of David Livingstone and Butch Harmon from the presenting team. In fact in years gone by we would have had Monty and Darren Clarke in the studio as well. So far this week we seem to have Nick Dougherty, Paul McGinley and Dame Laura Davies who are all good and Dougherty is going to be brilliant but there has definitely been a drop in the standard.

    In the past they had too many non-players in these Open Zone segments such as celebrities and other sports stars plus it was overdone, often badly timed and became a bit tedious. Sky Sports has really fine tuned their golf coverage but I see quite a bit of Golf Channel and it does have a lot of good content.

    Harmon is a huge loss to Sky Sports Golf. I agree that Dougherty is very good and he's a surprisingly likeable guy. Will be very interested to see who they replace Ewen Murray with? I'm worried who they might go for. Sky Sports are overhauling a lot of their commentary teams so even though Ewen Murray isn't officially being replaced he himself doesn't know if he will return in 2020 as lead commentator it does look highly likely it will happen.

    Ewen Murray is Sky Sports Golf. I know that some are not huge fans but he is most insightful and well read commentator I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He would be a huge huge loss if Sky decided to let him go.

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  • jubilee_linksjubilee_links Members Posts: 175 ✭✭✭

    I like on the range - its interesting how many top professionals work on the same fundamentals that all golfers should focus on.

    Can see Ewen Murray diallling down the travel etc. and only doing majors and UK tournaments. Really like the combination of Ewen and Rich Beem who has been a revelation over the past few years. Can do without Mark Roe - he gets worse and worse
    Pretty much established that Dougherty is taking the Livingstone role on bigger events with Rob Lee taking the lesser events.
    As Sky are losing more and more sports bar PL football and F1 then they are going all in on golf as in the UK golfers are right in the demographic that can still afford a subscription - that means more original content and coverage on the PGA tour.

    Kind of split of sky golf - I like it but its got hugely pompous ( especially the US network style event music) and they do recycle a lot in the run up to a major tournamnet so they spend Monday-Wednesday repeating themselves.

  • KaTooMKaTooM Members Posts: 1,428 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 18, 2019 2:20am #12

    @musclefront said:
    Case in point. Rich Lerner asking Dustin Johnson about a South Carolina basketball player he’s never seen play. Seriously? Just have DJ hit drivers and ask him about that.

    I'm not defending Lerner but the BB player was DJ's grandfather...so it was a valid question.

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  • NoodleSaladNoodleSalad Members Posts: 182 ✭✭✭

    Why does Sky outsource some of their programming to Viasat which has Swedish announcers? This is not the coverage piraters like me expect and demand.

  • Bingo1976Bingo1976 Members Posts: 2,581 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @musclefront said:
    Watching this makes me want all sky sports and no golf channel. So much better!! Guess I have to move to Europe?

    Or get a VPN and a NowTV subscription...

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