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Encyclopedia > The Golf Channel
The Golf Channel
Launched January 17, 1995
Owned by Comcast
Headquarters Orlando, Florida, USA
Website thegolfchannel.com
Availability
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 815
DirecTV Channel 605
Dish Network Channel 401
SKY Brazil Channel 84
Cable
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IPTV over ADSL
TELUS TV Canada Channel 116

The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. Founded in Birmingham, Alabama, the American headquarters and studio are currently located in Orlando, Florida. The Golf Channel is available in the United States, Canada and a few nations in Asia through Cable Television, satellite, and wireless transmissions. Worldwide, it is available in over 100 million households. Image File history File links Golf_Channel. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Astro is a subscription-based direct broadcast satellite (DBS) or direct-to-home satellite television and radio service initially in Malaysia, but has expanded to Brunei and Indonesia. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company DISH Network Corporation. ... This article is about internet protocol television. ... Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional modem can provide. ... TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a Canadian telecommunications firm, the countrys second-largest telecommunications carrier after Bell Canada, with C$8. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Cable TV redirects here. ... This article is about the game. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Orlando redirects here. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Cable TV redirects here. ... This article is about artificial satellites. ... For other uses, see Wireless (disambiguation). ...

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History and programming

The network was launched on January 17, 1995. The idea of a 24-hour-a-day golf network came from media entrepreneur Joseph E. Gibbs of Birmingham, Alabama, who first got the idea for the channel in 1991. Gibbs felt there was enough interest in golf among the public to support such a network, and commissioned a Gallup Poll to see if his instincts were right. They were, and Gibbs and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer then secured $80 million, which helped them found The Golf Channel. The first live tournament the channel televised was the Dubai Desert Classic, held from January 19 to 22, 1995. is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... A Gallup Poll is an opinion poll conducted by The Gallup Organization and frequently used by the mass media for representing public opinion. ... This article is about the golfer. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Golf Channel features a range of golf programming, including PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, Canadian Tour, and PGA Tour of Australasia events. It also covers USGA and PGA of America tournaments. The channel devotes considerable time to news coverage of golf, including a nightly program, Golf Central, a post-tournament program, the Sprint Post Game and College Central, devoted to college golf. There are highlight shows of past tournaments, and a reality television competition show, The Big Break, whose premise is to help aspiring professionals gain exemptions into PGA Tour and LPGA events. In 2005, The Golf Channel helped set up a special match play event called Big Stakes Golf, in which teams of two paid a $100,000 entry fee to play in a special tournament where the winning team split a $3,000,000 first-place prize, the largest in golf history. In the end, mini-tour professionals Garth Mulroy and David Ping won the grand prize. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The Canadian Professional Golf Tour is a mens professional golf tour. ... // The PGA Tour of Australasia is a professional golf tour for men. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Golf Central is The Golf Channels news program. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... For the BBC game show, see Big Break For the Soviet TV miniseries, see Big School-Break The Big Break is The Golf Channels reality television program. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). ...


In 2007, the Golf Channel embarked on its 15-year agreement as the exclusive cable television home for the PGA Tour. The network’s annual coverage will feature early-round coverage of the entire FedEx Cup season, including the World Golf Championships, The Tour Championship and The Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s crown jewel. In total, early-round coverage of 30 events will air on Golf Channel. Also included in the package will be 13 full, four-round events beginning with the season’s first three tournaments – Mercedes-Benz Championship, Sony Open in Hawaii, and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic hosted by George Lopez – and the seven official money events following The Tour Championship. The network also will provide full coverage of three tournaments played opposite golf’s majors and World Golf Championships. Every PGA Tour event will be aired live and then rebroadcast in prime time, a first to the PGA Tour. Not to be confused with the Fed Cup, an international womens team tennis tournament. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of three annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours, which are official money events on the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship WGC-CA Championship WGC-Bridgestone... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Mercedes-Benz Championship is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Sony Open in Hawaii is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... George C. Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian and actor. ...


Golf Channel shows

  • A Golf Channel Profile
  • Champions Tour Learning Center
  • Golf Central
  • Golf Fitness Academy
  • Golf With Style!
  • IBM's Playing Lessons with the Pros
  • Inside the PGA TOUR
  • Live From...
  • PGA TOUR Classics, also known as Golf Channel Classics
  • Personal Lessons
  • Quest for the Card
  • Shell's Wonderful World of Golf
  • Sprint Pre & Post Game
  • The Big Break
  • Golf Channel Academy
  • The Grey Goose 19th Hole ("Top Shelf Wednesday",
  • What's In The Bag?

Golf Central is The Golf Channels news program. ... Shells Wonderful World of Golf was a televised series of golf matches began in the 1960s. ... For the BBC game show, see Big Break For the Soviet TV miniseries, see Big School-Break The Big Break is The Golf Channels reality television program. ...

Golf Channel on-air talent

Programs talent appear on are in parentheses.

  • Tom Abbott (Golf Central UK)
  • Matt Adams (Business Reporter)
  • Adam Barr (What's in the Bag?, Golf Central Business Reporter)
  • Laura Baugh (LPGA course reporter)
  • Casey Bierer (Golf Central Business Reporter)
  • Michael Breed (Nationwide Tour course reporter)
  • Billy Ray Brown (PGA & Champions tour course reporter)
  • Steve Burkowski (Golf Central reporter)
  • Curt Byrum (Nationwide Tour analyst)
  • Mark Cannizaro (Grey Goose 19th Hole analyst)
  • Donna Caponi (Champions Tour course reporter)
  • Vince Cellini (Golf Central, Grey Goose 19th Hole)
  • Brandel Chamblee (Golf Central, Sprint Post Game analyst)
  • Kay Cockerill (LPGA and Nationwide Tour course reporter)
  • Beth Daniel (LPGA analyst}
  • Dougie Donnelly (European Tour play-by-play)
  • Nick Faldo (Lead Analyst, PGA Tour Coverage}
  • Jerry Foltz (Nationwide Tour play-by-play, PGA Tour course reporter, Quest for the Card)
  • Matt Gogel (PGA Tour on-course reporter)
  • Inga Hammond (Golf Central, Golf Central updates)
  • Brian Hammons (Golf Central, LPGA and Champions Tour play-by-play)
  • John Hawkins (Grey Goose 19th Hole analyst)
  • Brian Hewitt (Golf Channel insider)
  • Warren Humphreys (European Tour analyst)
  • Rosie Jones (LPGA Tour On-Course Reporter)
  • Kraig Kann (Sprint Pre-Game, Sprint Post-Game, The Approach w/ Callaway Golf)
  • Renton Laidlaw (European Tour play-by-play)
  • Rich Lerner (Golf Central, Live From..., PGA Tour interviewer)
  • Todd Lewis (Golf Central)
  • Mark Lye (Golf Central, Champions Tour course reporter)
  • Andrew Magee (The Approach w/ Callaway Golf, Sprint Post Game analyst)
  • John Mahaffey (Champions Tour course reporter)
  • David Marr III (Champions Tour Play-by-Play and interviewer, Champions Tour Learning Center)
  • Alex Miceli (The Approach w/ Callaway Golf)
  • Frank Nobilo (Sprint Post Game, Live From... and Champions Tour analyst)
  • Peter Oosterhuis (Sprint Post Game)
  • Iain Page (Golf Central)
  • Dottie Pepper (Golf Central, Sprint Post Game, Live From..., LPGA analyst, PGA Tour On-Course Reporter)
  • Mike Ritz (Golf Central)
  • Katherine Roberts (The Turn health expert)
  • Mark Rolfing (Golf Hawaii, Champions Tour Play-by-Play, PGA Tour On-Course Reporter)
  • Tim Rosaforte (Sprint Pre-Game analyst)
  • Steve Sands (Golf Central)
  • Brandi Seymour (Nationwide Tour Interviewer)
  • Val Skinner (LPGA course reporter)
  • Stephanie Sparks (The Big Break III, IV, V & VI, VII, VIII)
  • Stina Sternberg {Golf With Style!, The Turn equipment reporter}
  • Kelly Tilghman (Golf Central, PGA Tour Play-By-Play Host)
  • Jay Townsend (European Tour On-Course Reporter)
  • Ted Tryba (Sprint Post-Game analyst)
  • Julian Tutt (European Tour play-by-play and On-Course Reporter)

Laura Zonetta Baugh (born May 31, 1955 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American golf champion. ... // Billy Ray Brown (born April 5, 1963) is a former American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and a current sportscaster for ESPN on ABC. Brown was born, raised and makes his home in Missouri City, Texas. ... // Curt Allen Byrum (born December 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Donna Caponi-Byrnes (b. ... Vincent Robert Cellini (born june 10,1959 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a broadcaster for The Golf Channel. ... Brandel Chamblee (born July 2, 1962) is an American professional golfer. ... Kay Cockerill (born October 16, 1964 in San Jose, California) is an American golfer. ... Beth Daniel (born October 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. ... Dougie Donnelly (born June 7th 1953 in Glasgow) is a British television broadcaster best known for presenting sports coverage for BBC Scotland Donnelly started his career with Radio Clyde in Glasgow in the 1970s, where he was twice voted Scottish Radio Personality of the Year. ... Nicholas Nick Alexander Faldo MBE (born 18 July 1957) is an English professional golfer on the European Tour, and is Europes most successful player of all time. ... // Matthew John Gogel (born February 9, 1971) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... For other persons named John Hawkins, see John Hawkins (disambiguation). ... Warren Humphreys (born 1 April 1952) is an English golfer. ... Rosie Jones (b November 13, 1959 Santa Ana, California) is a professional golfer. ... Kraig Kann (born on May 3, 1966 in LaGrange, Illinois) is The Golf Channels top on-air personality, a position hes held at the cable television network since its launch in 1995. ... // Mark Lye (born November 13, 1952) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. ... // Andrew Donald Magee (born May 22, 1962) is an American professional golfer who has played for more than 20 years on the PGA Tour. ... // John Drayton Mahaffey Jr. ... Frank Nobilo (born on May 14, 1960) is a former professional golfer and current analyst for The Golf Channels Champions Tour coverage. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Dottie Pepper (b. ... Katherine Roberts (born February 12, 1962) is an English author famous for her fantasy series, The Echorium Sequence. ... Val Skinner (born 24 June 1960, in Bay Head, New Jersey) is an American professional golfer who plays on the United States based LPGA Tour. ... Stephanie Sparks (born on July 19, 1973 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) is an on-air personality at The Golf Channel and a former golfer, whose best years in golf came as an amateur. ... Kelly Tilghman born in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a broadcaster for The Golf Channel, and the PGA Tours first female lead golf announcer. ... // Ted Tryba (born January 15, 1967) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ...

Former Golf Channel talent

Brian Anderson is a sports broadcaster. ... Charles Harold Davis (7 January 1856 (or 2 February 1857) - 5 August 1933) was an American landscape painter. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named Jim Kelly, see Jim Kelly (disambiguation). ... Peter Kessler may refer to: Peter Kessler (songwriter) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Scott Van Pelt is an anchor for the television show SportsCenter on the ESPN network. ...

Golf Channel HD

Golf Channel HD is a high definition simulcast of The Golf Channel. It launched in January 2007. In some areas Golf Channel HD programming airs together with Versus HD programming on the same channel. It is expected that in time both networks will each have a separate HD channel. High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... Versus (previously known as OLN until a name change on September 25, 2006) is a cable television sports channel owned by Comcast and shown in the United States. ...

Golf Channel UK

There was a British version of the channel called Golf Channel UK for a time. It was operated by sporting goods retailer JJB Sports, and was available on BSkyB satellite television. It broadcast many of the shows from the U.S. channel, but was unable to attract a viable audience as it offered little live golf, and it ceased broadcasting on 31 December 2007. All the major tours have their main UK contract with either Sky Sports or Setanta Golf, and BBC Sport covers several major tournaments each year. JJB Sports PLC is one of the United Kingdoms leading sports retailers. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC. It became a fully dedicated division of the BBC in 2000. ...


See also

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External links

References


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About the Golf Channel - Golf Channel (760 words)
The Golf Channel's first live televised tournament was the Dubai Desert Classic, which aired January 19-22, 1995.
In addition to being the exclusive television home of the Nationwide Tour, European Tour and Canadian Tour, The Golf Channel is the exclusive cable home of the Champions Tour and televises other competition from the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA, PGA of America, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour of Southern Africa.
At the Golf Channel, we believe in the philosophy of “giving back” to the community in which we live and work.
The Golf Channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (717 words)
In 2005, The Golf Channel helped set up a special matchplay event called Big Stakes Golf, in which teams of two paid a $100,000 entry fee to play in a special tournament where the winning team split a $3,000,000 first-place prize, the largest in golf history.
The Golf Channel is available in the United States, Canada and a few nations in Asia through cable, satellite, and wireless transmissions.
On January 11, 2006, it was announced that The Golf Channel would become the exclusive cable home of the PGA Tour in 2007, excluding the majors.
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