So, four years ago the LPGA rolled into my town and hosted the HSBC World Match play at Hamilton Farm. My wife and I attended the event as spectators and had an absolute blast. One of the most amazing moments was watching Annika Sorenstam hole out for eagle on the 9th hole of the Highlands course. At the time, The Deep Rough was just starting out, and I used the event as inspiration for one of my first posts, a review of the HSBC World Match play. Sure, the post probably was not anything special, but I do not think it did anything but paint the LPGA in a positive light.
If you remember back to the Masters and US Open, I posted about the interactive coverage DirecTV had put together for those events. Not to completely come across as a salesman, the coverage is pretty neat. There is a special PGA Championship channel that displays several feeds from the course. You can quickly switch from one area of action to another. You also have access to a live leader board on your TV as well. Unfortunately I moved recently, and I do not yet have a dish capable of receiving the HD channels, so I’ll be back to the old standard definition coverage of the PGA Championship. For those of you lucky enough to have a big old HDTV and HD access, enjoy!
If you were a DirecTV subscriber during the Masters no doubt you saw the awesome interactive coverage. Between all the live on course cameras, interactive scorecard and interviews…it was pretty awesome! Apparently it was successful enough for them to offer the same coverage during this week’s US Open at Torrey Pines. I can’t wait to check this out!
Last year I thought there was a tremendous amount of live coverage of The Masters available…but looks like we’re going to be blown away with even more this year! If you were a little slow to start the 2008 golf season…get your clubs ready…here we go!
This week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the PGA Tour will be providing live coverage from the 7th hole. You can check out all the action here.
If you are interested in the new Nike Sumo line, be sure to head to check with your local pro shop or retail shop to see if they are holding a Nike Sumo Saturday event. Nike will be releasing the new Sumo line, including the SQ Sumo 5000 and SQ Sumo2 5900 on February 2nd [...]
Here we go again, it is Wednesday and the FBR Open is just a day away. Looks like PGA Tour.com will have an online stream of the FBR Open coverage once again. Hopefully they show a lot of video from the rowdy 16th hole. Here is the link to the video feed for the FBR [...]
Want to watch the Buick while you’re at work? Yeah, don’t we all. While I would never advise someone to watch golf while ‘working’…umm…here is the link. PGATour.com has put together a nice little tool that shows you all sorts of info as well as a live leaderboard.
To follow-up on the Christmas post earlier today, here’s a coupon for GolfSmith. It should get you between 10% and 30% off various items at GolfSmith. Just follow the link, and add stuff to your cart. When you get to the check out screen you should see the Promo price for the item. If there [...]
During the Skins game coverage today, they were posting all sorts of Trackman data from the players in the game. Here is a little sampling of the data. Hole #2 Name: Clubhead/Ball Speed/Smash Factor Wetterich: 119/177/1.49 Johnson: 106/157/1.48 Couples: 118/174/1.47 Ames: 113/167/1.48 Hole #6 Name: Clubhead/Ball Speed: Carry (Smash Factor) Wetterich 120/178: 302 (1.48) Johnson [...]