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Well, I turned on the golf channel after coming back to work from lunch and there is some stupid story on "Race in Sports".  I am personally tired of hearing how a specific demographic are the downfal

I agree the channel is scraping the bottom, and is a shell of what it once was. The bean counters are in charge now, and we are seeing the results of the cost cutting.   But times change, an

They certainly are more worried about politics and social appearances than they are about covering golf.. might as well be watching MSNBC... it sure feels like it...we get more news on the Tour Talk s

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1 hour ago, masegolf1978 said:

Haha, such "chaos" but they shine through it all by focusing on the SJW issues!

 

(And respect to Damon for speaking out and GC for letting it happen. But, had his opinion been the opposite? I'd wager at least $2 it wouldn't have even been hinted at.).

 

Good news today it looks like live golf then live golf then live golf then screwed out of live golf in Abu Dhabi for replay of earlier live golf then live golf.  So overall, pretty good day and should continue this weekend!

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On 1/20/2021 at 6:43 AM, Rangeballz said:

I agree the channel is scraping the bottom, and is a shell of what it once was. The bean counters are in charge now, and we are seeing the results of the cost cutting.

 

But times change, and life goes one. I've accepted the fact that the golden age of the golf channel is long gone, and won't ever return. A shame, really......

 

And yet Comcast, who owns NBC Universal who owns The Golf Channel, somehow finds it appropriate to raise their pricing 3-4 times a year.

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On 1/21/2021 at 6:44 AM, masegolf1978 said:

And if you don't want to pay Breed, have a rotating group of teaching pros who are trying to get their names out there.  As for who to teach on the shows, i like the idea of having multiple lessons for individuals and showing how/whether they progress through the process.  I suspect you would not have to pay the participants anything in exchange for lessons, being on tv, etc.  

Will confess... I miss Martin Hall’s School of Golf on TV (and his ‘students’ 🏌️♀️)!

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13 hours ago, JungleJimbo said:

Will confess... I miss Martin Hall’s School of Golf on TV (and his ‘students’ 🏌️♀️)!

 

So when he did his last episode he said they had been renewed for this season.  Has that changed?  I wasn't sure if the shows were recorded well before they aired, or shortly before?  Especially out on the range like they did this year, drop the Blair O'Neal portion and it can't cost that much to produce, I wouldn't think. Not sure how the ratings would be impacted by O'Neal not bringing her assets to the show, but I personally don't find her to be a deal breaker for whether I watch or not.  

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10 minutes ago, golfortennis said:

So when he did his last episode he said they had been renewed for this season.  Has that changed?  I wasn't sure if the shows were recorded well before they aired, or shortly before? 

Hope you’re right! I’ve checked but haven’t seen new episodes of School of Golf recently on Golf Channel... only some VOD via GolfPass?

 

https://www.golfpass.com/learn/shows/breaking-80-with-martin-hall

 

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3 hours ago, JungleJimbo said:

Hope you’re right! I’ve checked but haven’t seen new episodes of School of Golf recently on Golf Channel... only some VOD via GolfPass?

 

https://www.golfpass.com/learn/shows/breaking-80-with-martin-hall

 

 

AS I've noted elsewhere, this golfpass thing might be part of their downfall.  The COnor Moore show for example is what they likely need for the channel, but the suits being suits, put it there.

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https://awfulannouncing.com/nbc/nbc-reportedly-shutting-nbcsn-down-by-the-end-of-the-year.html

 

Golf Channel will supposedly not be impacted by NBCSN going away.

 

Golf Channel and Olympic Channel (remember all the words we wrote about Olympic Channel in the endless lead up to its launch? Yeah, about that….) will reportedly be unaffected by the NBCSN shutdown.

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Say what you want about Peter Kessler, but back in the late 90s Golf Talk Live, Academy Live, etc. was must see golf TV. Now, I know the guy may have gone off the rails, and I'm not suggesting he return (that's impossible for many reasons). Back then, I left the channel on all the time as background noise when I wasn't watching directly. Today, except for the Euro tour, I rarely watch it.

 

I hope Shane Bacon didn't relocate from Arizona for this gig.....

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2 hours ago, Rangeballz said:

I hope Shane Bacon didn't relocate from Arizona for this gig.....

That's exactly what he did. Others (Banks, Lerner, Hack, Whitely, Chamblee et al) have relocated from Florida, at least temporarily. Although after watching it, I suspect the entire channel in its present form may be temporary given how bad it is.

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Jim Gallagher must work cheap.  Surprised to see him still given that he doesn't really provide much of anything good or useful.

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