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Redundancy, Stating the Obvious, and Paul Azinger


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HI, Just another reminder to GOLF commentators that it is not necessary to fill every moment of air time with anything that comes to mind or is on a list in front of them. Sometimes it's just nice to feel the flow of the game without hearing about how so-and-so's son stubbed his or her toe on the way home from school.

Second, does every sentence have to remind us of what sport we're watching by having the word GOLF in it? I've taken to watching more often that not with the sound off ( except when Bryson Dechambeau makes his swing with his GOLF club at the GOLF ball on the GOLF tee on the GOLF course.) I'm missing some of the dynamic quality but most of the time it's worth it.

Lastly, I know that people can still qualify for oral commentary without having a particularly nice voice. Paul Azinger should be an exception! That drawling nasal whiny good-ole-boy twang is simply irritating. Johnny Miller sometimes sounded like he knew everything about the game, which could be a bit annoying, but he could get away with it because he DID know almost everything about the game.

And he had a voice that didn't make you cringe.

Sincerely, from Canada,
Noel Alden.

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1 hour ago, noellen1990b said:

HI, Just another reminder to GOLF commentators that it is not necessary to fill every moment of

air time with anything that comes to mind or is on a list in front of them. Sometimes it's just nice

to feel the flow of the game without hearing about how so-and-so's son stubbed his or her toe on the way home from school.

Second, does every sentence have to remind us of what sport we're watching by having the word GOLF in it?

I've taken to watching more often that not with the sound off ( except when Bryson Dechambeau makes his swing with his GOLF club

at the GOLF ball on the GOLF tee on the GOLF course.) I'm missing some of the dynamic quality but most of the time

it's worth it.

Lastly, I know that people can still qualify for oral commentary without having a particularly nice voice.

Paul Azinger should be an exception! That drawling nasal whiny good-ole-boy twang is simply irritating.

Johnny Miller sometimes sounded like he knew everything about the game, which could be

a bit annoying, but he could get away with it because he DID know almost everything about the game.

And he had a voice that didn't make you cringe.

Sincerely, from Canada,

Noel Alden.

 

We have a couple of other topics on The Zinger. We may merge this one into one of them. But I think you will find a consensus that most of us find him irritating. He’s a Master of the Obvious and King of the tired cliche.

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