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Big Break: Greenbrier

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Season 18 of the Big Break debuts tonight at 9 PM eastern, with 12 guys battling it out at the Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Despite the show's obvious flaws, I always enjoy watching this show, especially since I got DVR.

Hopefully there are a couple villains this season to keep us all entertained.

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I've watched a few seasons in the past. Don't know if I prefer the all women, all men, or mixed. All women are nice to look at but they are all a bit on the "catty" side. All men have a tendency to be a bit on heavy side of testosterone. We'll see how this season goes.....

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I watched the preview, interesting cast.  I'm not sure if they can play golf, but they will certainly bring drama to the show.  A recovering drug addict, a guy with Gigantism. the brother of an LPGA Tour player and owner of a golf shoe company.  Should be a fun season.

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What is this? Is it like Top Shot or something?

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Who got eliminated tonight?  The show started late, so the DVR stopped recording right after the giant's lag putt.  I'd be surprised if he didn't win, but you never know.

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Originally Posted by robrey85

What is this? Is it like Top Shot or something?

Yea, its pretty much your standard reality show competition. One contestant eliminated each episode generally, though sometimes no one is eliminated or two people are eliminated.

Originally Posted by Bullitt5339

Who got eliminated tonight?  The show started late, so the DVR stopped recording right after the giant's lag putt.  I'd be surprised if he didn't win, but you never know.

Yea, that was annoying. Good thing I DVR'd Chasing the Dream too, though I doubt I get around to watching that for a while.

Sasquatch pulled it out 4 to 5. Nice lag putt from the top shelf.

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Last season of The Big Break was mind-numbingly boring.  The only part of the show I really like is when they play match play against each other - I wish they did more of that.  I didn't catch tonight's episode but I'm sure I'll have 11,000 more chances before the seasons over.

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker

Last season of The Big Break was mind-numbingly boring.  The only part of the show I really like is when they play match play against each other - I wish they did more of that.  I didn't catch tonight's episode but I'm sure I'll have 11,000 more chances before the seasons over.

Can't argue with that. Last season was awful.

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I'm watching the midnight airing right now. What a motley crew of frat boys, scrawny bald guys, and Laurence Fishburne look-alikes the Golf Channel has assembled this season. [b]LOUD PANTS![/b]
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At least it seems that these guys have some game, although when I first saw the group, I doubted it.  Quite a few of them stuck approach shots that would have been kick in birdies from 175ish yards on the first day of competition.

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Originally Posted by Bullitt5339

At least it seems that these guys have some game, although when I first saw the group, I doubted it.  Quite a few of them stuck approach shots that would have been kick in birdies from 175ish yards on the first day of competition.

I thought the same. Usually there's a couple guys on the show who can really play and then the rest are all a dime a dozen type guys who you see at any local muni. This year seems different.

I can tell you without doubt that Rick Cochran can play. I see his name everywhere in every big tournament around the state. I'll be rooting for him.

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Originally Posted by deronsizemore

I thought the same. Usually there's a couple guys on the show who can really play and then the rest are all a dime a dozen type guys who you see at any local muni. This year seems different.

I can tell you without doubt that Rick Cochran can play. I see his name everywhere in every big tournament around the state. I'll be rooting for him.

There are certain types of golfer who appear on any given season of Big Break, and Greenbrier appears no different.

  • the clearly talented player who isn't dialed in from the start, and is eliminated in the first two episodes (exit stage right, Derek)
  • the driving range hero who impresses in challenges, but is horrible at "real" golf; typically lacks tournament experience (Liam and Anthony, the two assistant club pros who won immunity, are prime candidates)
  • the guy with odd mechanics who never does well on skill challenges, but grinds like crazy, and lasts for three episodes past when he should have been eliminated (Sasquatch is on notice)
  • the bomber who proves to be more than a long driver, but still isn't developed enough to win it all (there hasn't been a driving challenge yet, but we'll find out who this is when there is)
  • the arrogant d-bag who thinks he's the next Tiger Woods, and can fool you into thinking so until you see him stand over a five-foot putt (the Disney season was made up entirely of these guys, and there are several contenders this season as well)
  • the bucket of nerves, who always looks to be on the verge of nervous breakdown after the next bad shot (Stu, just Stu)
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper

There are certain types of golfer who appear on any given season of Big Break, and Greenbrier appears no different.

the clearly talented player who isn't dialed in from the start, and is eliminated in the first two episodes (exit stage right, Derek)

the driving range hero who impresses in challenges, but is horrible at "real" golf; typically lacks tournament experience (Liam and Anthony, the two assistant club pros who won immunity, are prime candidates)

the guy with odd mechanics who never does well on skill challenges, but grinds like crazy, and lasts for three episodes past when he should have been eliminated (Sasquatch is on notice)

the bomber who proves to be more than a long driver, but still isn't developed enough to win it all (there hasn't been a driving challenge yet, but we'll find out who this is when there is)

the arrogant d-bag who thinks he's the next Tiger Woods, and can fool you into thinking so until you see him stand over a five-foot putt (the Disney season was made up entirely of these guys, and there are several contenders this season as well)

the bucket of nerves, who always looks to be on the verge of nervous breakdown after the next bad shot (Stu, just Stu)

Hilarious, but accurate!

I guess you're right about the stereotypical guys they get for the show, but I guess, that's why the guys they get are on there, mostly for their personality so they draw ratings. If guys like myself were on there, the show wouldn't be very interesting. My personality and demeanor is not something people would watch. lol

While Liam doesn't have the tournament experience, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess he hangs around a while. I think Liam works with http://www.youtube.com/user/golfrealitybymario

as is seen in this vid:

so I can only assume he really knows his stuff and by that, if he's in a challenge and something goes wrong, I think he won't be nervous because he'll know how to make adjustments on the fly.

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