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post #19 of 91

There are announcers and journalists in other sports that I don't like, but I've never muted the telecast on account of them. I don't like any of the announcers on CBS, NBC or TGC. I've worn out the mute audio and mute video because of them. Where is the George Vecsey of golf?

post #20 of 91



 

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Originally Posted by Bullitt5339 View Post

I have to disagree.....

 

If we went back to the golf announcers of the 70's and 80's again, I would turn the channel or fall asleep.  The European Tour has those type of announcers still and it's painful to watch.  Feherty is awesome on the course and actually adds some interest to the game.



I have to respectfully disagree with this. One of my favorite things in the world to do is get up early on a Sunday morning and with my coffee and paper have the Euro Tour on the GC in the background. Its a different style and one I appreciate. Sometimes with the American announcers it's as if a puppy will be harmed if for god forbid they shut up for 5 seconds. Listening to the Euro broadcast I can actually hear the birds and the sound of golf. But that said I don't have a strong opinion about any particular announcer. One exception was and I do not know who it was yesterday kept saying kikuyu over and over. That was getting a little annoying.

 

post #21 of 91

Feherty can be funny, but sometimes he tries way too hard to be funny and it doesn't work which can be uncomfortable to listen to or watch.   Miller walks a fine line between being an insightful commentator and a jack a$$, too often he comes off as arrogant. 

post #22 of 91
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Feherty can be funny, but sometimes he tries way too hard to be funny and it doesn't work which can be uncomfortable to listen to or watch.   Miller walks a fine line between being an insightful commentator and a jack a$$, too often he comes off as arrogant. 



WOW! That is so damn true about Feherty live, especially when his people he's with have to laugh.

post #23 of 91

Whatever happened to letting the golf do the talking?

 

Yes, I understand much has to be explained pre-shot - the distance, conditions, lie, club selection & so on. But after the shot's been hit...STFU!

 

This is where McCord is especially annoying - "oooh...ahhhh...kick riiiightt...oh nice....verrrry nice...ladies and gentlemen that was a professional golf shot right there..."

 

STFU!!!!!

 

Frank Chirkinian used to yell into the announcer's headsets after one would say 'He missed the putt' - he would say 'No shit. This isn't radio. They can see that!'

post #24 of 91

Do The Golf Channel use the Sky Sports feed for their Euro stuff?

 

Dougie Donnelly wtf?? He has been doing the rounds on UK TV for years, any low interest sport that the BBC had Dougie was your man to front it.

 

Wayne Reilly is good at the Fehety role, Richard Bloxall is good, Richard Lee an okay anchor.

 

When covering the PGA David Livingston spends the whole day complaining about the US coverage, too many celebreties, too many ad breaks, 30 min gap between golf channel and main network coverage etc etc etc.

 

Euan Murray sounds like he is knocking one out when talking about Scotsmen or South Africans. Retief Goosan being his favorite though George Coetzee is getting the treatment now.

 

Someone needs to tell Faldo he isn't funny and stick to the golf.

 

Peter Oosthuise is just superb.

post #25 of 91

I have to say I much prefer the UK coverage of golf than US. As someone mentioned above it's nice to 'hear' golf as well as see it.

 

With US golf it's basically rambling commentators uttering crap about things nobody cares about or talking about "this one time when this one thing happened x years ago". They also have a habit of advertising stuff ALL the time in random places during the commentary. And then (for a change!) there's a commercial break...

 

The most we normally get is "Sky Golf coverage. Brought to you by Barclays Premier banking" at the beginning and end of the normal commercial break.

 

 

 

 

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post #26 of 91

As with most, I can't stand listening to Gary McCord because he can't STFU! I know we complain about too many commercials, but maybe they're doing us a favor by NOT letting us listen to McCord ramble on about something I could care less about.

 

My favorites would be Feherty because he does have a funny one liner every once in a while. Also, he mostly discusses the shot as it and doesn't need to really include all the BS that comes to mind like McCord does.

 

As a lead announcer, between Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo, I'd pick Miller.

 

 

post #27 of 91

I dont like McCord either but i like Feherty and i like Jim Nance, actually faldo is not bad. Anybody disagree with faldo?

post #28 of 91

I'd listen to TST chat vocalized during the telecast. Just regular folk chewin' the fat. During the majors, the realtime chat is pretty interesting. Way better than any of the "professionals".

 

I have a feeling in the future, people will have this choice and there will be a non trivial number of people who opt for this option.

 

Sack everyone though. Sack McCord. Sack Feherty. Sack Faldo, Kostis, Koch, Miller, O'Reilly, Rosaforte, etc... They all stink.

post #29 of 91

I don't have anything against Faldo, but I'd prefer to listen to Johnny Miller.
 

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I dont like McCord either but i like Feherty and i like Jim Nance, actually faldo is not bad. Anybody disagree with faldo?



 

post #30 of 91

Everytime i think of Johnny Miller i think back to Tin Cup the scene with him on the driving range, haha ! Miller sometime annoys me but can't deny he really knows what he is talking about!

post #31 of 91

Feherty should start drinking again. Can't stand his semi-funny humor. His show is the worst!

post #32 of 91

I had not seen his show yet i was waiting for Hank haney's show to come back on has that started yet? Haney gave an intrested inteveiw on SVP last week after he won at Pebble did anyone else hear it about some of the mind games that Tiger tries to play??

post #33 of 91



 

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Everytime i think of Johnny Miller i think back to Tin Cup the scene with him on the driving range, haha ! Miller sometime annoys me but can't deny he really knows what he is talking about!



The issue I have with Miller certainly isn't his knowledge. No doubt he knows this game inside & out. But he is a born pessimist & always seems to say things in the most negative way possible. Case in point - saying Craig Parry's swing 'would make Ben Hogan puke. So okay...Parry comes over the top, which goes against what Hogan espoused. But Miller could have couched that in any of about a hundred ways that didn't sound so damn harsh. Jack Nicklaus took Miller to task on that, basically telling him there's no reason to be so damn inflammatory with his comments. So okay, you don't like Parry's swing...but saying it would make Hogan puke? WTF?

 

 

..and right in the middle of the comment Parry stiffs the shot.

post #34 of 91

It was pretty harsh, but I think Miller's dialed it down since then. I think he's been given warnings by the network a few times already...

 

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The issue I have with Miller certainly isn't his knowledge. No doubt he knows this game inside & out. But he is a born pessimist & always seems to say things in the most negative way possible. Case in point - saying Craig Parry's swing 'would make Ben Hogan puke. So okay...Parry comes over the top, which goes against what Hogan espoused. But Miller could have couched that in any of about a hundred ways that didn't sound so damn harsh. Jack Nicklaus took Miller to task on that, basically telling him there's no reason to be so damn inflammatory with his comments. So okay, you don't like Parry's swing...but saying it would make Hogan puke? WTF?



 

post #35 of 91

Haha i had forgotten how harsh miller can be nice you tube video, i have not heard him do that in awhile but there are some down right awful swings out there i am sure miller would have a few choice words about if he is watching them on TV.

post #36 of 91

 

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SYDNEY, Australia -- Craig Parry complained to the PGA Tour about TV golf analyst Johnny Miller describing the Australian's swing as enough to make Ben Hogan "puke."

 

 

  Craig Parry
  Parry

 

 

 

Parry said his swing wasn't "pretty," but was effective enough to hole a 6-iron from 176 yards for an eagle Sunday to win the Ford Championship at Doral on the first playoff hole against Scott Verplank.

"I've rung up the tour today and said 'Can we sort this out because there's no need for it?' " Parry said in an interview with Australia's Nine television network.

"Sure my swing mightn't be all that pretty, but I get the job done," Parry, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, said of the assessment. "I've got the winner's check and there's a lot of other guys that swing it really good and they're down the road."

Along with winning nine majors, Hogan was renowned for his endless pursuit of perfection and spent hours on the practice range honing the most envied swing in golf.

Miller won the 1973 U.S. Open, 1976 British Open and 24 events on the PGA Tour. He's a golf course designer and commentator.

 

Love Parry's quote that I bolded.

 

But yeah, that's my issue with Miller. Dude knows the game for sure, and further, I know the younger generation golfers don't really get him - 63 in the final round of the 1973 US Open is all you need to know - but yes. He needs to just chill out. Parry isn't textbook but the results speak for themselves.

 

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