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post #1 of 22
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I mean really, why do they play only 3 hours of golf during tournaments? I mean its the golf channel...shouldn't they have the tournament on live all day?
post #2 of 22

I'll go one further ... why not show reruns of the weekend on Mon-Wed?

 

Mon-Wed on TGC is a wasteland.

 

I'm also surprised they haven't picked up this show ...

 

http://www.pilotguides.com/tv_shows/adventure_golf/index.php

post #3 of 22
Because they don't have the rights to show golf all day. And to be perfectly honest- 24/7 of just golf tournaments would be booooooring.
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by WWBDD View Post

I'll go one further ... why not show reruns of the weekend on Mon-Wed?

 

Mon-Wed on TGC is a wasteland.

 

I'm also surprised they haven't picked up this show ...

 

http://www.pilotguides.com/tv_shows/adventure_golf/index.php

Actually, I don't know if you've noticed but it's really only Monday that doesn't have golf.  So far this season, every Tuesday, they have been showing a replay of the final round of the week's tournament from last year (repeated all evening), and on Wednesday they show "On The Range" and some weeks (this week was one of them) they have also been showing some of the Pro-Am.

 

So if you really need a golf fix then Monday is the only day where you will have to deal with your withdrawals.

post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

I mean really, why do they play only 3 hours of golf during tournaments? I mean its the golf channel...shouldn't they have the tournament on live all day?

They show a lot more golf than MTV or Muchmusic shows music videos. I personally like Morning Drive and after seeing a golf tournament once I have very little desire to watch it again. I think they have a pretty good mix of tournaments, talk shows and instruction which are all about golf so it is golf all day just not golf tournaments. 

post #6 of 22
My suggestion to the Golf Channel would be to create a few shows designed in the model of the NFL Network. I really like the "A Football Life" which profiles a player past/present for about an hour and just gives a different perspective. I think they did that with the "American Triumvirate" deal about Snead, Hogan and Nelson, but I think they should make a series out of it like the NFL Network has done. I also like "Turning Point" on the NFL Network and GC tried to do that by following the leader on the final day, but that show was too much fluff. I think they could do something like "Turning Point" with the weekly tournament.

One show I think is a nice addition is "On the Range". The pros there are not very useful, but the idea of the show is very good. They could show us more about how they practice, and they do a bit of that by following them in a practice round, but they could do more.
post #7 of 22
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So far this season, every Tuesday, they have been showing a replay of the final round of the week's tournament from last year (repeated all evening),

 

 

I have noticed that ... good point.

 

I also liked all the Sundays they showed through December.

post #8 of 22

I don't care to watch tournaments I've already seen and know the outcome of. Though worse is watching talk shows I've already seen. Thankfully with the start of the season there is more variety. For me the best thing about GC is catching the Euro Tour in the morning and the tournament day replays at night. Can golf on the weekend and catch the golf later. I liked Morning Drive for a while but I don't really care for Damon Hack and it seems Gary is gone more than he's there.

post #9 of 22
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Well for me, I only watch the GC for tourneys. Coincidentally, I only watch the Playboy channel for boobies, too.
post #10 of 22
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Well for me, I only watch the GC for tourneys. Coincidentally, I only watch the Playboy channel for boobies, too.

 

 

Not the hard hitting journalism?!?!?!?!?

post #11 of 22

Theres more to golf than just tour coverage.  I actually really enjoy the instructional shows, Top 10 and other non-tour coverage.  You cant just show tournaments all the time because there simply isnt enough to fill the time.

post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer View Post

Theres more to golf than just tour coverage.  I actually really enjoy the instructional shows, Top 10 and other non-tour coverage.  You cant just show tournaments all the time because there simply isnt enough to fill the time.

that's not what i meant.  i mean during tournaments why is it not on all day on live golf?  perfect example, because the match play was suspended wednesday and delayed yesterday, they are starting coverage over an hour early today.  why are they doing that for just today?  every tournament should be live from the moment they start until the end, then on the off days go back to your instructional videos.  i personally never have or will watch anything else on the golf channel than tournaments and i can't be the only one.  and it seems crazy to me that some people prefer watching morning drive over LIVE professional tournaments when they are happening.

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

that's not what i meant.  i mean during tournaments why is it not on all day on live golf?  perfect example, because the match play was suspended wednesday and delayed yesterday, they are starting coverage over an hour early today.  why are they doing that for just today?  every tournament should be live from the moment they start until the end, then on the off days go back to your instructional videos.  i personally never have or will watch anything else on the golf channel than tournaments and i can't be the only one.  and it seems crazy to me that some people prefer watching morning drive over LIVE professional tournaments when they are happening.


I'd guess there are a number of reasons, many logistic for not showing the entire day. One is you have to have producer's cameramen, announcers and others there for every second of play you show. That's a lot of man hours and expense. Second, there are probably contract limitations on how much can be showed. Last, you need sponsors willing to pay for all of the commercials needed to fill that much air time.

post #14 of 22

... agree there needs to be more live coverage - however, the real question is why doesn't the Golf Channel utilize Win McMurray more & lose that Canadian chick who gets all the limelight !?!?!?!??         Hot girls who play golf well are so few and far between & need to be utilized far more on the Golf Channel.      On a serious note, this really irritates me & just doesn't make sense why they don't utilize her more  ...

post #15 of 22

I also enjoy watching the instructional shows but worry that trying to incorporate everything they show would really mess with your swing...and your mind....but still fun to watch anyway.  I also liked watching "Big Break Greenbriar" but had no idea that was the 5th or 6th series.  I thought it was a one-off competition.  I wish they would show the others, although they did show "Big Break Atlantis" which was really cool.

post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Crusher47 View Post

I also enjoy watching the instructional shows but worry that trying to incorporate everything they show would really mess with your swing...and your mind....but still fun to watch anyway.  I also liked watching "Big Break Greenbriar" but had no idea that was the 5th or 6th series.  I thought it was a one-off competition.  I wish they would show the others, although they did show "Big Break Atlantis" which was really cool.

I like the Haney project and Big Break too.  All the past seasons of Big Break are available to watch on their website if you want to catch up. 

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

I mean really, why do they play only 3 hours of golf during tournaments? I mean its the golf channel...shouldn't they have the tournament on live all day?

I've asked the same question, I want to see golf by the Girls of the Golf Channel in various stages of dress or undress.

 

High ratings - no doubt.

post #18 of 22

Yep, I'd prefer more golf too. The filler is ok but there is too much of it. The wife gets pretty irritated when I hog the TV for golf, she gets flat out pissed when I hog the TV for golf and discovers that I'm not even watching golf LOL.

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