Golf Channel putting Evian Masters on tape delay typical of overblown network
Here’s a news flash for the folks at The Golf Channel. You know, the people who are supposed to be saving golf because they managed to get PGA Tour events on a more obscure cable channel. They are not playing golf at 3 in the morning in France.
The French are loony sure, but not that loony.
Yet, the Golf Channel gives us the final round of the Evian Masters at 9 p.m. EST on a Saturday night. Or about nine hours after Michelle Wie’s done missing a few short putts, cursing her “bad breaks” and admiring the latest in sparkly watch technology.
Come on, Golf Channel. Even I’m not finding a TV at 9 on the East Coast or 6 p.m. on the West Coast on a Saturday night to see some half-day old Wie blunders. This isn’t the Olympics. And you have no Dick Ebersol in the building.
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I like you, you are a realist...
But we can never get to many Swing Gloves or Sky Caddies... and God forbid, don't forget the copper wrist bands along with Leadbetters .24 cent Swing Setter piece of crap...
Bingo, there are many Americans who love golf yet don't get The Golf Channel. And we obviously won't be watching much PGA Tour action next year.
Bill... I played with a guy yesterday who had the Sky Caddie; he was riding, I was walking. On one hole he told me it was 187 to the middle while I was standing on a sprinkler head that said 189. Gee thanks. And I have used the Swing Setter, a dozen or so times, and have yet to hurt my self.
Amish jamaican-italian that I am, we have no cable at home. It's a treat to get small doses of TGC at the relatives' homes. If I had it all the time, I'd be divorced, in a van, down by the river.
Chris--you're dead on. Is the PGA trying to drive away fans? It's the golf equivalent of the NHL strike. Did they even play hockey again this past season? Once the Tour is off of network TV, people are soon going to forget who the players are and find something else to do. Even golf fans. Mark my words. And feel free to drop by my van. We can have a beer and fish for carp.
What are they thinking !
Yep, your right again...I was not happy watching the last nine holes at 9:00 pm without even being able to see the highlights from the front nine. Wow, they gave the girls (2) full hours with only 55 minutes of commercials...so, that makes it a grand total of 65 minutes of LPGA golf. Of course they give the PGA 5 to 6 hours of broadcast time.
One of my observations of Michelle this time was she seemed to take much longer over her putts. Also, she seemed to be swinging the driver much faster to the point of almost coming out of her shoes. I first noticed this during the John Deere Classic. Your comments will be appreciated.
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