Golf Channel delves into the morning talk show circuit with this live, two-hour entry. Gary Williams and Damon Hack lead a cast of co-hosts who talk plenty of golf, of course; broadcasting from the network's Orlando, Fla., headquarters gives them access to a plethora of tour players and personalities as in-studio guests. Former Golf Digest travel editor Matt Ginella and veteran British sports anchor Cara Robinson are among the co-hosts and regular contributors, and Bailey Mosier updates news and reports. In 2013, "Morning Drive," which had a steady ratings increase since its 2011 debut, expanded to a seven-days-a-week schedule.
Golf Channel highlights the USGA's signature event, the U.S. Open, from the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Pre- and post-round coverage includes the day's top stories, interviews with players, features, and in-depth analysis from, among many others, Rich Lerner, Frank Nobilo, Brandel Chamblee, John Feinstein, David Feherty and Tim Rosaforte.
He usually says whatever pops into his anecdote-filled, zany mind, a trait that has made David Feherty quite popular in his role as a golf commentator for CBS, NBC and Golf Channel. It should also come in handy in this prime-time series, with the bulk of each episode being an interview Feherty conducts with a well-known sports, entertainment or political figure. The former European and PGA tour pro -- a born and bred Irishman who became a U.S. citizen in 2010 -- also shares unique golf stories and his ever-so-present observations on life's peculiarities.
Class is in session with Martin Hall, an award-winning golf teacher and the winner of Golf Channel's nationwide search in 2010 for the network's next instructor. Each week his unique teaching style is on display with tips and drills utilizing an in-studio golf simulator. He also answers plenty of viewer emails and incorporates other forms of social media to help drive the show's content.
A must-see program for weekend duffers to the more advanced golfer and even top professionals, "Golf Channel Academy" offers viewers a chance to learn more about the game from some of the best to ever play it. Guests including Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam, Tom Lehman, Larry Nelson, Tony Jacklin, Nick Faldo, Johnny Miller and Raymond Floyd have shared an assortment of swing tips and techniques, as well as course strategies and mental preparations that can go as long as a 300-yard drive toward improving anyone's score.
PGA star Rickie Fowler executive produces this documentary series, a behind-the-scenes portrait of college golf at his alma mater, Oklahoma State, during the Cowboys' 2017-18 season. Half-hour episodes showcase the personal and competitive journey of the men's team, which is ranked No. 1 in the country and is experiencing one of the best years in program history. Adding to the drama is the Cowboys' battle against arch-rival Oklahoma, the reigning national champions. The finale recaps the season culminated by Oklahoma State's run at a potential 11th national title for the program.
The 93rd PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season, is blanketed from tee to green and beyond by Golf Channel with extensive pre- and post-round coverage. This year's venue is the Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course in Johns Creek, Ga., a 7,467-yard, par-70 layout faced by defending champion Martin Kaymer and the world's other top players. "Live From" includes the day's top stories, interviews with players, features, and in-depth analysis from, among many others, Rich Lerner, Frank Nobilo, Brandel Chamblee, John Hawkins, David Feherty and Tim Rosaforte.
As it did with its Arnold Palmer film project "Arnie," Golf Channel pays tribute to another legendary figure in the game: 18-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus. Succinctly titled "Jack," the three-part biopic is a product of nearly 100 interviews and hundreds of hours of archived film, blending recollections from Nicklaus, as well as his playing competitors, family members, sports legends, business partners, and childhood friends, along with golf and sports media. It begins with Nicklaus' upbringing and his early golf successes, continues with a look at his many on-course career accolades, and concludes by focusing on his lasting legacy as an ambassador to the sport. Additionally, "Jack" features other "Greats of All-Time" in their respective sport, each weighing in on Nicklaus' impact on the larger sporting landscape, including Wayne Gretzky, Richard Petty, Jerry Rice, Annika Sorenstam and Kelly Slater.
Imagine playing a casual round of golf with a legendary player such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo, Ray Floyd, Colin Montgomerie, Juli Inkster and Laura Davies? Those are just a few of the former greats and current stars of the PGA and LPGA tours who have taken viewers inside the ropes as they make their way around a course, discussing such things as shot setup, club selection, strategy and other helpful hints and tips. It's a priceless lesson, a chance to dissect a pro's thought process as he or she executes all manner of shots.
For every Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, there's a Tom Lehman, Boo Weekley and Zach Johnson, pro golfers who proved themselves on the Nationwide Tour before getting a chance to make the big money on the PGA Tour. "Quest for the Card" follows a new batch of Nationwide players who are doing all they can to earn their tour cards.
Golf Channel highlights the season's first major from tee to green, presenting pre- and post-round coverage from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., including the day's top stories, interviews with players, features, and in-depth analysis from, among many others, Frank Nobilo, Brandel Chamblee, John Feinstein and Tim Rosaforte.
Get your game in shape with head pro Michael Breed, one of Golf Magazine's top 100 instructors, who uses a rapid-fire, in-your-face delivery to answer viewers' email questions and to demonstrate ways to correct everything from swing flaws to set-up issues. Breed, the PGA of America's National Teacher of the Year in 2012, also reviews the best and worst shots from the latest tournaments and presents tips on how weekend players can shave strokes off their scores.
Before the calendar ushers out Christmas and gives way to a new year, Golf Channel wraps a special gift for fans of one of its most popular programs. A marathon round of "Feherty" episodes features 24 memorable guests, from golfers Lee Trevino, John Daly, Jordan Spieth, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, to luminaries from other sports, including Bill Russell, Charles Barkley and Terry Bradshaw. They take part in exclusive, in-depth chats with host David Feherty, who combines a skillful interview style and a zany sense of humor to make each encounter memorable. The former European and PGA tour pro -- a born and bred Irishman who became a U.S. citizen in 2010 -- also shares unique golf stories and his ever-so-present observations on life's peculiarities.