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I don't know about you guys, but I have to turn the volumn off when he is on the air. He was on today, dominating the entire broadcast with his silly comments. What's the deal with this guy? He can not comment without silly nonsense coming out of his mouth.

Thank God for the mute button.
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I don't know about you guys, but I have to turn the volumn off when he is on the air. He was on today, dominating the entire broadcast with his silly comments. What's the deal with this guy? He can no

Feherty is bad enough.But McCord takes the biscuit.Every time he opens his mouth I keep thinking 'Shut up.Just shut up you idiot'. Good golf can speak for itself, you don't need to talk over it

Yeah, McCord needs to talk less about birds and cacti and talk more about golf.
For a while there I almost thought I was watching National Geographic instead of a golf tourney.
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Yeah, he went through a stage like this last season too. I suppose he's trying to bring a new style to golf commentary?! It's new alright. Good though? Eh. I found myself thinking I could do without it during today's broadcast.
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McCord is certainly tangential. He is effective in small doses. Let him off the leash and he'll try to take over the broadcast. He can't help himself, he can't shake his manic tendencies.
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I would take 10 Gary McCord's over Rich Lerner in a nanosecond! I now turn the GC off when Rich is on the mic. He drives me crazy trying to prove he's buddy buddy with players and talking about all their favorite football and basketball teams. I used to think he was a good writer and witty with words, but in big doses like we get now, he is nausiating. I now turn the GC sound off and listen to music watching golf. I just can't listen to him.

Give me more of David Feherty any day!! And if not David, then Renton, Warren and Julian. And if not my fave Euro trio, then Frank and Brandel. But puleeze...no more Rich [can I find another cutzy metaphor] Lerner!
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I've never commented on a thread dedicated to liking/disliking a golf personality. So maybe this post will be a testament to just how annoying I think Gary McCord can be. He is not funny and he is not interesting. I think it was evident that Peter Oosterhuis was also annoyed by McCord's senseless comments about the bird life on the course.

This is the reason that European commentators are so much easier to listen to. Just straight, to-the-point golf comments. No talking just to hear their own voices.

Gary McCord is a joke and I, too, turn down the volume when he speaks.
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I love Gary McCord, but I can't remember the last time I watched a broadcast with him on it... I think the last two televised broadcasts I watched that weren't on the Golf Channel were the U.S. Open (Miller) and Masters (not McCord). I'd have to see this something new to comment effectively on it.

From the posts, it seems he goes everywhere. Then again, so do I.
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I've usually enjoyed McCord, but like somebody said, he's better in smaller doses as he doesn't really know when or how to rein it in. Like Feherty, he's effective as an accent piece, thugh Feherty can carry off a main commentary role a little better, IMO.

My wife played a corporate outing with McCord last year - said he is very strange in person.
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McCord seemed over the line with Peter O, who was gracious but a bit stoney in his replies. I don't blame him. I might have suggested McCord could do his thing and I would excuse myself to go watch the coots (or mud ducks) as they seemed a bit more interesting.
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With what the GC currently has, I'd go with the following.

Nobilo and Peter O doing most of the talking. With Nobilo doing slightly more.
Faldo (used to really annoy me, but seems to be more tolerable this year) and Vince Cellini next in line.
Inga Hammond, Jerry Foltz, Dottie Pepper, and Tillman doing on course reporting.
Tiger's not doing much, I want 5 minutes per tournament broadcast of him video blogging his recovery or whatever. Pay him lots of money for these snippets.

I want new equipment (clubs and balls) comparisons of the players leading the tournaments.

Give brief spotlights of the ten best public courses or "you can play" in the area that the tournament is being played.

More ideas, but will hold out for consulting fee.
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Show some difficult shots from the previous day. Go out on the course and have all the commentators attempt the same difficult shot. Give them one try each. Then have Leadbetter or Pelz or Haney show us how its done technically, etc. They could do this from the convenience of their current practice facility or wherever.
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McCord is an odd bird, no doubt.

Perhaps it's best if they limit his coverage to one or two holes only.

I do enjoy some of his stuff....but find if I'm getting to the point where he or any commentator irritates me then I may be watching too much golf.
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I knew there was a reason that everytime I come across someone's lost Maxfli Noodle in the rough I just leave it there...

Those Noodle+ balls aren't bad, plus I like regular coffee (Maxwell House $6.95 per bucket)

.....but I can't stand Gary McCord (even my 12 yr old son thought he was annoying yesterday on the telecast), I could stomach him a lot more as a roving reporter like Dottie Pepper.
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Show some difficult shots from the previous day. Go out on the course and have all the commentators attempt the same difficult shot. Give them one try each. Then have Leadbetter or Pelz or Haney show us how its done technically, etc. They could do this from the convenience of their current practice facility or wherever.

This is a GREAT suggestion - please send it to the GC. I'm sure they can't do it exactly as you suggested, but they can do somethign along these lines.

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