Category Archives: golf on tv

The SKINS Game Finally Met Its Match

“There are no new ideas in television. Just better execution of old ideas.” Don Ohlmeyer   The great producer Don Ohlmeyer created a made for television golf competition that took the world by storm and captured the imagination of sports … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Golf Channel

“I ain’t here for a long time. I’m here for a good time” George Straight Twenty-five years ago today, January 17,1995, Joseph E. Gibbs and Arnold Palmer flipped a big ‘ol golf ball switch and the Golf Channel became a … Continue reading

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The Solheim Cup and Me; A Love Story

” There are only 3 rules in sports television. Get on the air clean, get off the air clean, and get all your commercials in.” Don Ohlmeyer   It’s time for the Solheim Cup. Those biennial golf matches that pit … Continue reading

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I’m One Lucky Guy

“Sometimes the best way to appreciate things is to be without them for a while.” Anonymous.     I went to a golf tournament last week. No big deal. I’ve attended hundreds, heck maybe thousands, of golf tournaments in my … Continue reading

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My New Masters Tradition

“A Tradition Unlike Any Other” Jim Nantz   I have been watching The Masters on CBS ever since I can remember (and I can’t remember when I started). The first weekend in April always included the network’s coverage of the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t We More Inspired?

I get no respect.” Rodney Dangerfield   One of professional golf’s best events of the year started today. No, I’m not a week early. I’m not talking about a little “toonamint” in Georgia. I’m referring to The ANA Inspiration, or … Continue reading

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Stroke Play Has No Match

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” T. Bert Lance   I’ll admit right off the bat that I may be in the minority on this one. I am not a fan of the NCAA golf championships match play format. … Continue reading

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A “Can’t Miss Kid” Hits The Mark

On Sunday Kevin Chappell won for the first time on the PGA TOUR. I was shocked; not because Chappell won but because it took him so long to do it. We (our Golf Channel production team) met Chappell for the … Continue reading

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Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes

“Put it back.” My Mom (about a gazillion times)   I’m a huge fan of The Masters. I have been for as long as I can remember. I have been fortunate to attend several tournaments, actually work a couple (thank … Continue reading

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TV Sports Graphics “Unforced Errors”

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not numbers.” Plato   As 2016 turned into 2017 I secretly hoped the folks that head up the graphics departments at various television networks would have finally come to their senses. Oh well. … Continue reading

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