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post #37 of 83

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I actually much prefer her to Lerner.
post #38 of 83

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Yes I'm sick of her -

NO. I don't think she's hot.

She's a racist.

How did she not get fired after the "Lynch him (TIGER WOODS) in a back alley!" comment last year?????????
http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/...701417,00.html

MUCH the same as the Don Imus comments...

As far as her "reporting" goes, I think she makes everything into a fluffy feature story. Not good.
post #39 of 83

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Originally Posted by Jay-Bird View Post
How did she not get fired after the "Lynch him (TIGER WOODS) in a back alley!" comment last year?????????
Look for and dig up that old thread. Let's not rehash it all over again here.
post #40 of 83

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I see in the March Golf Digest players' poll, they asked which announcer the players could do without. Kelly Tilghman was in first with 30% of the vote.

I like her on Golf Central, but not in the booth.
post #41 of 83

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Originally Posted by gogolfing View Post
I see in the March Golf Digest players' poll, they asked which announcer the players could do without. Kelly Tilghman was in first with 30% of the vote.
Aren't the players supposed to be playing golf, not watching the tube?

She's OK, no worse than some men announcers, but not great. I think it's the timbre of her voice, and also a general impression that she doesn't seem confident she belongs where she is, that makes me think she's not contributing much. I have nothing against women in the booth, men have no lock on personality or knowledge about the game, but it's hard for women to come across as enthusiastic and to convey excitement of the moment without sounding shrill to me.
post #42 of 83

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True, except for Peter Kostis, aren't too many "shrill" men's voices out there, just a wee bit sexist, aren't we? It's not like the women can change the voices they were born with.
post #43 of 83

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Originally Posted by gogolfing View Post
I like her on Golf Central, but not in the booth.

I agree. But I'll take her any day over McCord.
post #44 of 83

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And what about the other one--Inga Hammond???? Just as bad--god why does the Gold Channel do this to us!!!!?????
post #45 of 83

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I like her, can't stand Faldo or Lerner. GC does need to work on it's coverage and big part of that is getting Faldo to STF up about himself!
post #46 of 83

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Originally Posted by flanagan View Post
True, except for Peter Kostis, aren't too many "shrill" men's voices out there, just a wee bit sexist, aren't we? It's not like the women can change the voices they were born with.
My wife is an accomplished professional who has had to overcome outright discrimination, so I'm sensitive to these matters. I'm just talking about reaction to her TV presence. I would feel the same way about Pee Wee Herman's voice; I don't feel the same way about Dottie Pepper's voice (maybe that's because I met her once). A subjective observation, I'll grant you, but TV presence is a highly subjective activity. I do think she's improved over the past year.
post #47 of 83

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Originally Posted by Trav View Post
My wife is an accomplished professional who has had to overcome outright discrimination, so I'm sensitive to these matters. I'm just talking about reaction to her TV presence. I would feel the same way about Pee Wee Herman's voice; I don't feel the same way about Dottie Pepper's voice (maybe that's because I met her once). A subjective observation, I'll grant you, but TV presence is a highly subjective activity. I do think she's improved over the past year.

Kelly's voice is not bad. In my opinion, Judy Rankin and Dottie are the two best,with the nod to Dottie because she is not afraid to "say it like it is", and has emotion in her voice. Judy is the ultimate professional. One advantage that Dottie and Judy have over Kelly is that they "have been there and done that". Both are former stars on the LPGA Tour with many victories and each have won Majors. That kind of experience to draw on gives them a real reservoir of direct knowledge, that Kelly simply does not have.
post #48 of 83

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Originally Posted by edk View Post
Your not the only one. She has no knowledge of the game. She needs to be bare foot and in the kitchen.
Any site or thread that allows a disgusting comment like this to go unchallenged can't possibly have anything worthwhile to expound. I WILL challenge you to stand up and say that when you aren't on an anonymous internet forum. You think you're funny? You're just plain pathetic.

These anti this or that commentator threads are totally useless and a waste of forum space. Nobody who has the authority do anything about it is reading them, and even if they were, the dozen or so whiners and misogynists who post so vehemently and negatively here are NOT going to change anyone's mind. They really couldn't care less what a few crybabies on an internet forum think. That is equally true for those who whine about Miller or Faldo or McCord or anyone else.

Kelly Tilghman is no better or worse than a half dozen other golf commentators. If anything, I feel that she needs to drop the news anchor persona and just try to be herself... show some emotion that looks real instead of forced. She isn't reporting on a plane crash... it's just golf.
post #49 of 83

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Originally Posted by PEZGolf View Post
In my opinion, Judy Rankin and Dottie are the two best, with the nod to Dottie because she is not afraid to "say it like it is", and has emotion in her voice. Judy is the ultimate professional.
I agree completely about Rankin, didn't mean to overlook her, I like her reporting.
post #50 of 83

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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
Any site or thread that allows a disgusting comment like this to go unchallenged can't possibly have anything worthwhile to expound.
That comment is from 2007. Why are you bringing it up now?

Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
These anti this or that commentator threads are totally useless and a waste of forum space.
I agree for the most part, but if we delete them all the time, people call us names.

And on a more serious note, they're not totally useless. You must agree with me or you'd have simply skipped this thread rather than post in it. And we see the occasional good critique or counter-argument. By knowing what we don't like, we can better understand what we do like.

The "bare foot" comment? Agreed it's totally useless, but it does let us know what a pig the guy is or was (back in 2007).

Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
Kelly Tilghman is no better or worse than a half dozen other golf commentators.
To be fair, Fourputt, that's your opinion, and others have different ones and that's why there's a thread about it.

Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
If anything, I feel that she needs to drop the news anchor persona and just try to be herself... show some emotion that looks real instead of forced. She isn't reporting on a plane crash... it's just golf.
See, now was what you said "totally worthless"?
post #51 of 83
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She is continuing to ruin otherwise decent golf coverage. However, I get the sense TGC may be on to her. It looks like she is being moved more into the "Jimmy Roberts" role of doing fluff commentary and interviews.

One thing we can and should expect from any commentator in any sport is some grasp of the nature of the game, the rules, tactics and history. Ms. T posses none of these. Her comments about the player performance and tactics go by without any response from the people she works with because they don’t respect her opinion either.

She is just a twit who reads statistics from a monitor and prattles on about all kinds of inane BS. Once she showed herself to know "zero" about the game, her annoying cadence and monotone delivery became all the more unbearable.



SubPar
post #52 of 83

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Originally Posted by SubPar View Post
She is continuing to ruin otherwise decent golf coverage. However, I get the sense TGC may be on to her. It looks like she is being moved more into the "Jimmy Roberts" role of doing fluff commentary and interviews.

One thing we can and should expect from any commentator in any sport is some grasp of the nature of the game, the rules, tactics and history. Ms. T posses none of these. Her comments about the player performance and tactics go by without any response from the people she works with because they don’t respect her opinion either.

She is just a twit who reads statistics from a monitor and prattles on about all kinds of inane BS. Once she showed herself to know "zero" about the game, her annoying cadence and monotone delivery became all the more unbearable.



SubPar
You are right and I use the "mute" button frequently when she is on. I never use that when Dottie is on.
post #53 of 83

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Could possibly one of the reasons why she hasn't been replaced is the fact that she is good friends with Arnold Palmer? Who, if my memory serves me correct, is a co-founder of the Golf Channel?
post #54 of 83

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I would change the name to head in sand.

She has college and professional golf experience, has worked her way up with the Golf Channel and does okay. And she could beat the vast majority of people on this forum at golf.

I like her, some don't, but to say she got her job having no golf expertise is ignorant.
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