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What's the deal with golf Channel's programing?

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Don't think that I can take another Tin cup or Bobby Jones episode. What kind of programing would you like to see other than the scheduled golf programming……..here is your opportunity to tell those executives what is on our minds....let have more Shell wonderful world of golf matches for starters. How's that for starters...How 'bout televising all tournaments. How 'bout more full shots and less putting.....
Tournament coverage is acceptable but the after hour stuff is awful......carry on!

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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members  865WRX Points: 264Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    The Arnold Palmer evening yesterday was great. The movies su-diddly-uck.

    Shell WW is always solid, ANY replay of ANY tournament is better than Tin Cup.

    ANY replay of ANY instructional show. I probably missed a few over the years. Replay the Big Break, I might even watch it this time.

    They have decent stuff earlier in the evening; there’s just the dreaded 8-10pm slot on non-tournament days where I’d like to watch a little golf before turning in and here comes effing Tin Cup.

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  • Titleist99Titleist99 Members  1224WRX Points: 546Posts: 1,224 Platinum Tees
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    Starting to think that it's only me that is fed up with this nonsense. I think that I'd rather see repeats of old tournaments rather than Tin Cup....
    Maybe even more Golf Central.....LOL!

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    On -, @howellhandmade said:

    The Arnold Palmer evening yesterday was great. The movies su-diddly-uck.

    Shell WW is always solid, ANY replay of ANY tournament is better than Tin Cup.

    ANY replay of ANY instructional show. I probably missed a few over the years. Replay the Big Break, I might even watch it this time.

    They have decent stuff earlier in the evening; there’s just the dreaded 8-10pm slot on non-tournament days where I’d like to watch a little golf before turning in and here comes effing Tin Cup.

    They take their viewers for granted....

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    You don't like analyzing Tin Cup ?

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    On -, @Titleist99 said:

    Don't think that I can take another Tin cup or Bobby Jones episode. What kind of programing would you like to see other than the scheduled golf programming……..here is your opportunity to tell those executives what is on our minds....let have more Shell wonderful world of golf matches for starters. How's that for starters...How 'bout televising all tournaments. How 'bout more full shots and less putting.....
    Tournament coverage is acceptable but the after hour stuff is awful......carry on!

    I agree that there is a lot of disappointing programming choices made by the person/people making the programming choices. (Especially playing the same show or movie back to back in a row over and over again.) You are unlikely to ever get your "televising every tournament" wish. It cost money for them to send and pay for people to work and film (as well as do all the behind the scenes/camera/spotting, etc ) that takes place in a broadcast. Likewise they usually don't have spotters / announcers with every group out there.

    I agree I'd like to see some of the old Shell Wonderful World of Golf telecasts with the likes of Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples, etc. (You've heard that one of the voices of that pasted away recently - Jack Whitiker ? - right?)

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    I'm sure that it has to do with cost. They can probably get the rights to show those movies over and over for considerably less than other programming. Probably, who ever owns the rights to Shell's WWOG wants too much money. They may also have rating data that more people watch those movies than WWOG in the past.

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    I wonder what it would take (and this applies to many other sports as well) to review old matches or tournaments through the lens of a 2019 golfer. Something akin to a DVD commentary, where the directors/producers (in this example, the color commentators) can look back on the impact that any one particular match had on the remainder of the season, or for the following few years...maybe with some little historical or trivia tidbits.

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    On -, @KrazyTrain18 said:

    You don't like analyzing Tin Cup ?

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    The golf channel suffers from the same thing that MTV did. It forgot/forgets what the channel was intended for.

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  • RangeballzRangeballz Members  1821WRX Points: 309Posts: 1,821 Platinum Tees
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    If you think it's bad now (and it is), imagine how bad it will be if they lose the Thu/Fri broadcast rights for most tour events. I understand those negotiations are going on now. The line-up will consist of Tin Cup, endless Feherty reruns, and infomercials.

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    On -, @Rangeballz said:

    If you think it's bad now (and it is), imagine how bad it will be if they lose the Thu/Fri broadcast rights for most tour events. I understand those negotiations are going on now. The line-uo will consist of Tin Cup, endless Feherty reruns, and infomercials.

    LOL! What a horrible thought....

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    I wonder what it would take (and this applies to many other sports as well) to review old matches or tournaments through the lens of a 2019 golfer. Something akin to a DVD commentary, where the directors/producers (in this example, the color commentators) can look back on the impact that any one particular match had on the remainder of the season, or for the following few years...maybe with some little historical or trivia tidbits.

    Do you mean sit down with a pro and have him analyze the program that he is watching? They could also have the champion narrate a tournament and let the viewing audience know what was going through his mind at the time and throw in some instruction regarding the shots he was hitting. That would only require some editing and a couple of chairs...

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    On -, @freeze16172002 said:

    bring back The Big Break

    All they would need is a driver and wedge challenge. Match play is such a big deal on this board they include a lot of that...LOL!

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    On -, @NevinW said:

    I'm sure that it has to do with cost. They can probably get the rights to show those movies over and over for considerably less than other programming. Probably, who ever owns the rights to Shell's WWOG wants too much money. They may also have rating data that more people watch those movies than WWOG in the past.

    I'd rather have more talking heads...Hard to believe that anything is less expensive than that...This board proves that people love to talk golf.....LOL!

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    On -, @Golf Scientist said:

    On -, @Titleist99 said:

    Don't think that I can take another Tin cup or Bobby Jones episode. What kind of programing would you like to see other than the scheduled golf programming……..here is your opportunity to tell those executives what is on our minds....let have more Shell wonderful world of golf matches for starters. How's that for starters...How 'bout televising all tournaments. How 'bout more full shots and less putting.....
    Tournament coverage is acceptable but the after hour stuff is awful......carry on!

    I agree that there is a lot of disappointing programming choices made by the person/people making the programming choices. (Especially playing the same show or movie back to back in a row over and over again.) You are unlikely to ever get your "televising every tournament" wish. It cost money for them to send and pay for people to work and film (as well as do all the behind the scenes/camera/spotting, etc ) that takes place in a broadcast. Likewise they usually don't have spotters / announcers with every group out there.

    I agree I'd like to see some of the old Shell Wonderful World of Golf telecasts with the likes of Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples, etc. (You've heard that one of the voices of that pasted away recently - Jack Whitiker ? - right?'

    Here's a novel thought...why not create more matches. How 'bout The FedEx Fabulous Series Of Golf. Lets find another Jack Whitiker...

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    On -, @Rangeballz said:

    If you think it's bad now (and it is), imagine how bad it will be if they lose the Thu/Fri broadcast rights for most tour events. I understand those negotiations are going on now. The line-up will consist of Tin Cup, endless Feherty reruns, and infomercials.

    NBC will just convert it to something else like NBC Sports Channel 2.

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    Just saw that Michelle Wie is joining the Golf Channel starting this weekend. Not sure what she will be doing. Is this a sign that her golfing career is over?

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    On -, @jpcortese said:

    Just saw that Michelle Wie is joining the Golf Channel starting this weekend. Not sure what she will be doing. Is this a sign that her golfing career is over?

    ummm ..... ummmmmm. ya, ummmm for sure.

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    Ideas for Golf Channel

    All Square: Brandel Chamblee develops a split personality and debates himself for two hours every morning
    Robert Damron's Dance Party: the hottest and freshest music and dance moves from the early 90s are back!
    Beat the Clock: Peter Kessler returns to Golf Channel! He hosts a talk show and if can make it an entire hour without getting fired, he and each member of the studio audience get $100.
    Who wants to be a TPC? Courses from around the country compete to be the next course in the TPC family.
    The Commish: Jay Monahan plays golf with corporate big wigs and tries to land deals for tournament sponsors.
    CARTS: Caddyshack style cartoon featuring talking golf carts that replaced the caddies

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    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
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    On -, @Darth Putter said:

    Ideas for Golf Channel

    All Square: Brandel Chamblee develops a split personality and debates himself for two hours every morning
    Robert Damron's Dance Party: the hottest and freshest music and dance moves from the early 90s are back!
    Beat the Clock: Peter Kessler returns to Golf Channel! He hosts a talk show and if can make it an entire hour without getting fired, he and each member of the studio audience get $100.
    Who wants to be a TPC? Courses from around the country compete to be the next course in the TPC family.
    The Commish: Jay Monahan plays golf with corporate big wigs and tries to land deals for tournament sponsors.
    CARTS: Caddyshack style cartoon featuring talking golf carts that replaced the caddies

    All that would certainly be an improvement on what we have now....LOL! I'm very intrigued with that Brandel thing...LOL! The golf purist will have your head for the blasphemy.

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    I wish they'd air more replays of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf from back in the day

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    On -, @LICC said:

    Golf Channel should do more on courses, course design, architecture, etc. They have that Round Trip show but that is more like an advertisement with Matt Ginella trying to be Anthony Bourdain. I would like a weekly show with some more depth and detail on that topic.

    I actually like Matt and his traveling shows. I would watch a show that goes further in to architecture "The Creating of a Golf Course" They could take us from the purchase of the land to opening day......a ten part series.

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    Golf Channel should be sold to The Discovery Channel......bet we'd have all kinds of programing like " On the Golf Course Naked and Afraid"......LOL!

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    On -, @jpcortese said:

    Just saw that Michelle Wie is joining the Golf Channel starting this weekend. Not sure what she will be doing. Is this a sign that her golfing career is over?

    She’s working as an in studio analyst for the solheim cup.

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    On -, @SavageCy said:

    I wish they'd air more replays of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf from back in the day

    I'm sure that after awhile we'd grow tired of those...that's why I'm for making some new ones....

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    Id honestly watch the seasons of Big Break again... especially the first few seasons (PULL IT TIGHT). It would be interesting to rewatch a lot of those guys and girls that we now know or lost track of....

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    On -, @Titleist99 said:

    On -, @SavageCy said:

    I wish they'd air more replays of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf from back in the day

    I'm sure that after awhile we'd grow tired of those...that's why I'm for making some new ones....
    My bad I didn't read all the prior posts so missed where this was mentioned

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