Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Keith White

Golf TV - Why do they focus on so few players !!

14 posts in this topic

With so many players having a good round, why am I watching hardly anything but Macilroy, Fowler and Byrd?? There are so many players going well on the course and the TV is showing none of them. The game is not about a few stars and I think more coverage of those going low is needed, they are playing well so show them !

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

The PGA Tour is a made-for-TV reality show whose only purpose in life is to sell advertising for Buicks and Viagra to old white men. They aren't interested in the game or who plays well. They cloak the whole charade in the bogus "charitable" contributions facade.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With so many players having a good round, why am I watching hardly anything but Macilroy, Fowler and Byrd?? There are so many players going well on the course and the TV is showing none of them. The game is not about a few stars and I think more coverage of those going low is needed, they are playing well so show them !

Is this a rhetorical question?  I mean, you know the answer right?  You just wish that it wasn't the case.

Other than a small handful of you guys, there aren't many people that tune in to golf to watch Martin Flores, Shawn Stefani and Kevin Kisner.

Plus, it's Friday.  Anybody who plays well is going to earn their way onto the TV for tomorrow, and Sunday if they continue to play well.  Do that enough times, and then, perhaps, some of us will be interested in seeing how they perform on Thursdays and Fridays as well.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

With so many players having a good round, why am I watching hardly anything but Macilroy, Fowler and Byrd?? There are so many players going well on the course and the TV is showing none of them. The game is not about a few stars and I think more coverage of those going low is needed, they are playing well so show them !

:offtopic:

This is the Rules of Golf forum, not the Tour Forum. :doh:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Of course it's obviously ratings. For every diehard golf fan that would like to see the coverage more equally distributed there are four people that only care to watch the "stars" and would change the channel if they aren't showing them very much.

The really funny thing is that even though I like golf and consider myself a fan I'm one of the four in the latter group. ;-)

I know the reaction of some would be that I'm not a "true fan". Maybe so. Sue me.

If there aren't any "stars" I might watch if there's nothing else to do, but there's almost always something else to do. I did catch one of McIlroy's drives today before I went out to practice. I think the carry was around 320 and the club head speed was 124mph.

That's what I want to see!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Almost all individual sports are televised that way. Try watching motorcycle road racing some time, 99% of the race, they only show a few of the leading bikes, or if someone really famous is in 4th or 5th, they may show them a good bit of the time. Frustrating I know, but it is what it is....as they say.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

This is the Rules of Golf forum, not the Tour Forum.

You made me chuckle with this!  We're in the Tour forum.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

You made me chuckle with this!  We're in the Tour forum.

it wasnt when Rick made his post

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

It doesn't say MOVED, so I assumed it has always been here.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

It doesn't say MOVED, so I assumed it has always been here.

I happened to see it in the rules forum yesterday.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Thanks.  Usually the mods put "Moved" in the subject line.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Thanks.  Usually the mods put "Moved" in the subject line.

I don't recall the last time I ever did that. Why add a keyword like "moved" to something?

Anyway, back to the topic, please.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Almost all individual sports are televised that way. Try watching motorcycle road racing some time, 99% of the race, they only show a few of the leading bikes, or if someone really famous is in 4th or 5th, they may show them a good bit of the time. Frustrating I know, but it is what it is....as they say.

Yeah, even with NASCAR with only 40 cars on the track, they still show 90% of the race with 5 or 6 cars, except when there's a wreck.

With golf, you know you are going to see a long birdie putt or chip when they cut to some guy who has never had 5 minutes of TV exposure in his life.  He gets his 5 seconds of fame, then back to Tiger, making a charge from 7 strokes back with 4 to play. :doh:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Yeah, even with NASCAR with only 40 cars on the track, they still show 90% of the race with 5 or 6 cars, except when there's a wreck.

With golf, you know you are going to see a long birdie putt or chip when they cut to some guy who has never had 5 minutes of TV exposure in his life.  He gets his 5 seconds of fame, then back to Tiger, making a charge from 7 strokes back with 4 to play.

Agreed. I hate when they stop showing a player because they think he is out of contention.  Adam Scott got very little air-time at the Masters.  Last week, they stopped showing Keegan Bradley after he was four strokes back.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Thanks, makes perfect sense to me as it has been what I have worked on the past couple of months, and up until yesterday it wasn't something I had to really think about during the swing.  I'll hit the range sometime this week, hopefully it was just a bad day. And yes, been planning to get a My Swing Thread going, but was hoping to get back to where I felt my swing was late last year first. But that may not happen, so guess I'll try to get some swings recorded soon.
    • more offset if for the ones who can't close the face. for me i want less offset so i don't have to worry my ball hooking when i close the face. a lot of AM golfers aren't worry about trying to spin the ball with a GI irons, they are more into trying to smoke the ball as far as they can. and the most forgiveness they can get. but their are some guys who can spin the ball with a GI because they are using a softer ball which helps a lot and knows how to spin the ball. i think it's easier to hit a ball with a small face then a big face
    • I don't really feel that. I'm not working on anything that has to do with the elbow "dropping" at all. If anything I feel it driving outward (toward the ball) more as it comes down naturally. You should start a Member Swing thread of your own. Your elbow probably gets stuck around behind you too much. I'm exaggerating some things to help with my piece right now. It exits lower when I swing normally (even on a draw).
    • @iacas  two quick questions for you. On your transition into the downswing, what is your feel for when the club/hands/right arm/elbow drops?  I ask this because I had a horrific round yesterday, once I got to the top of my swing I was totally clueless, even went back to the range a few hours later, had no issues with wedges, but everything else stayed horrific.  I understand the lower body initiates the downswing, but for me it is more of a parallel move with my lower slide/rotation and my right elbow dropping.  I tried what I would call my normal swing and it just wasn't working, then I tried to only shift my lower body first, then tried the feeling of pulling my hands down and then out.  Regardless of what I tried it just didn't work, just lost all feelings when I got to the top.  Not looking for a magic pill here, just curious if you have a certain feel at this point in your swing. On your follow through, I notice your left arm stays high (inline with your shoulder line).  Mine is much lower when I finish my follow through, sometimes probably under my shoulder line. Is this just a difference in swings or is there a common fault that you see that may cause a lower follow through? Thanks! 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. henry granic
      henry granic
      (61 years old)
    2. Jscrillah
      Jscrillah
      (45 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon