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  • EmerichEmerich Members  136WRX Points: 48Handicap: 9.1Posts: 136 Fairways
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    Who said these were additional commercials?
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  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62 Members  2347WRX Points: 326Handicap: 15Posts: 2,347 Platinum Tees
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    Emerich wrote:
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    StiffShaft wrote:
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    This picture in picture "playing through commercials" garbage is the most evil form of advertising that i could imagine. The golf is tiny and no sound. I totally miss everything that happens. I'd rather just watch commercials. I pray they don't make this standard for all tournaments. I have a bad feeling<br />
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    Really? Seeing SOME action is worse than seeing NO action? I don't mean to be rude, but that makes no sense whatsoever.<br />
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    It makes no sense to you because you are a willing participant of what is happening and you have no clue of what they are doing. To put it more bluntly, you’re a useful idiot. <br />
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    Currently they are supposedly giving us the same amount of coverage, maybe even more with the small screen. But how long do you think that will last? It’s all about conditioning the patient. Look at how every sporting event is loaded with meaningless advertising and stats at the bottom of the screen. And any channel has the subtle logo somewhere on the screen at all times. You know where this is going.
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft Members  165WRX Points: 78Posts: 165 Fairways
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    This again...
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  • Bingo1976Bingo1976 Members  2603WRX Points: 302Handicap: 6.8Posts: 2,603 Titanium Tees
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    I have no issues with commercials if they are not so frequent (say max 10 minutes an hour) and the content in between is of good quality (i.e. not talking heads, commercial plugs and endless 3 foot putts and overhead or leaderboard type shots)
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  • Bluefan75Bluefan75 Members  4148WRX Points: 386Posts: 4,148 Titanium Tees
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    Bingo1976 wrote:
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    I have no issues with commercials if they are not so frequent (say max 10 minutes an hour) and the content in between is of good quality (i.e. not talking heads, commercial plugs and endless 3 foot putts and overhead or leaderboard type shots)<br />
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    So basically no US network is ever going to not be an issue with you. That's what sucks about it. because I would be in the same boat as you. If they would show golf, it wouldn't be as bad.<br />
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    Thought just popped into my head: are US broadcasts so bad because the networks don't feel much pressure to put a good product since Beman mandated many years ago a sponsor of a tournament buy a large portion of the ad time for that week or throughout the year? Maybe they've been under the impression they are playing with house money, so....
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft Members  165WRX Points: 78Posts: 165 Fairways
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    They do this every tournament now. We have lost
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  • Showtime9Showtime9 MonsterHeel Members  273WRX Points: 98Handicap: 12Posts: 273 Greens
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    First world problems at its finest
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  • golfer07840golfer07840 Smart ass from Northwest NJMembers  2053WRX Points: 450Handicap: 15.3Posts: 2,053 Platinum Tees
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    StiffShaft wrote:
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    This picture in picture "playing through commercials" garbage is the most evil form of advertising that i could imagine. The golf is tiny and no sound. I totally miss everything that happens. I'd rather just watch commercials. I pray they don't make this standard for all tournaments. I have a bad feeling<br />
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    This post aged very very well.
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    StiffShaft wrote:
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    They do this every tournament now. We have lost<br />
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    Here, watch this tiny ash bit of golf while we tell you about some other golf tourney where we will repeat the same idiocy! <br />
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    I didn’t tune in to watch a commercial about golf while you pretend to show the actual golf that I tuned in to watch you buffoons!<br />
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    I’ve been tearing my hair out!
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    I just wish the director would be conscious of what’s on air. Zooming from a crane or the blimp to show if or where Bello’s ball crossed the hazard on 18 was a waste since it was pip.
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  • sjt4718sjt4718 Members  330WRX Points: 45Handicap: 12Posts: 330 Greens
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    real question.... has anyone here bought anything due to a TV commercial since they were 12? I cannot think of a single thing that i have .....TV commercials are so 1984..... we just dont ingest info that way anymore... we ignore them completely..<br />
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  • sjt4718sjt4718 Members  330WRX Points: 45Handicap: 12Posts: 330 Greens
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    I think with marketing in general it is a little more complicated and sinister than we would like to believe. The subconscious is fully aware of these products and marketing schemes and they are embedded and consciously or not we are affected to a large degree. To say it doesn't influence a buying decision is hard to tell at times because the marketing has penetrated our minds. If it didn't at some level these corporations would cut their marketing drastically and rely on the quality/ price of their products to influence sales.
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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members  710WRX Points: 98Handicap: 8.0Posts: 710 Golden Tee
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    I DVR all the tournaments. When it goes to “pic/commercial” i can’t hit the FF fast enough. <br />
    It’s the 6th hole in the first round ADIDOS, i’m turning your 4.5 hours of coverage into 3 max.<br />
    Life is to short, got things to do like play golf.
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  • Broessner71Broessner71 Members  107WRX Points: 35Handicap: 8Posts: 107 Fairways
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    Golf channel has become the ultimate sellout in minimal actual coverage and all commercials and creating storylines that don’t exist.
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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft Members  165WRX Points: 78Posts: 165 Fairways
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    I hate this so much

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  • handicap122003handicap122003 59 and still killing it! Knoxville, TnMembers  165WRX Points: 48Handicap: 12Posts: 165 Fairways
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    And what’s with the ball flights from the blimp and they don’t show the golfers actual swing the location is always wrong anyway horrible idea

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    On -, @handicap122003 said:

    And what’s with the ball flights from the blimp and they don’t show the golfers actual swing the location is always wrong anyway horrible idea

    ^^^^^^ This x infinity

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  • StiffShaftStiffShaft Members  165WRX Points: 78Posts: 165 Fairways
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    This has gotten predictably worse. Seems every shot tiger hits now is in a tiny box with no sound next to a commercial

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  • puttfordouxputtfordoux Members  551WRX Points: 211Posts: 551 Golden Tee
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    I watch golf for the commercials. That'll fool the networks and advertisers for sure...

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  • PompsPomps Members  1067WRX Points: 85Handicap: 2.5Posts: 1,067 Platinum Tees
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    The guys at NLU said at the President's Cup, at one point it was 23 minutes of commercials, both playing through and standard, every out. That's almost 40% of the broadcast. How far does this go? Will coverage eventually be just all playing through?

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    It was so bad during pres cup

    I generally feel for the production crew during limited field and match play style events , however it was soo(ooo) excessive. The shots they showed were the one foot tap in's and the timing was opposite of the critical moments/shots. Could not even comprehend the commercial to coverage ratio

    To add further pain to this I'm not sure how many times they wanted me to watch the Anusol commercial https://vimeo.com/282474922 If I have that problem I'm going to google it, no need to mass market that solution...

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21735WRX Points: 5,732Posts: 21,735 ClubWRX
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    After posting about this for well over 4 hours, I hope StiffShaft went to see his physician.

    It was pretty annoying but given the size of my current TV the playing through screen was bigger than the screen I watched the first PC on, lol.

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    Quadrant-Vision is coming soon. People will be dumping Amazon TV and NETFLIX for QVTV.


    Player in quadrant 1

    Announcer (Michelle Wie) in quadrant 2

    Commercial in quadrant 3

    Instruction tutorials in quadrant 4

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    No better way to grow the game and get more fans like showing less golf, immarite???

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  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members  878WRX Points: 617Posts: 878 Golden Tee
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    Yes, a big issue with the commercials, other than the fact that they are so frequent and intrusive, is the stuff that's going on when NOT in commercial. This is a problem that is not unique to golf (the coverage of the Olympics, my god), but golf tournament coverage suffers from a serious problem of over-production. Producers feel the need to tell a story rather than just... broadcast the sport. So in between random golf action we're stuck with long shots of talking heads, pre-recorded segments (the most loathsome intrusion) and stale interviews. These networks think we're too stupid to follow along with the sport, so they feel the need to insert a narrative.

    This is especially incredible in our 24-hour news cycle, hyper-connected world. You don't need to run the segment you filmed about Tiger's comeback. I know all about it. Instead of blocking out action with the pre-recorded segment, just talk about the incredible comeback over shots of actual golf. We're smart enough to follow along.

    The end result is just an awful, disjointed product. Between the frequent commercials and other "stuff", we get random golf action that seems like it comes from left field. Here's Adam Scott in trouble behind a tree... wait what, what hole is he on, how'd he get here, what's going on? Or even worse, the "obvious result" shots. Oh, here's a look from "just earlier" at a seemingly insignificant shot from some golfer that you haven't heard mentioned in three hours. Guess something good happened.

    Somebody needs to just rip the whole product apart. Figure out how to present the sport in a way that's actually possible to follow and doesn't treat its viewers like children.

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  • sdedalus23sdedalus23 Members  75WRX Points: 70Posts: 75 Fairways
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    The play through commercials are awful. My wife makes me pause when commercials are on and it feels like there is less golf to watch. There are many reasons why the Masters tournament is so popular with golf fans and the regular public, but the distinct lack of commercials allows the fan to feel involved in the tournament and adds to the enjoyment of it.

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