or


[03/13/14 - 10:51 AM]
Golf Channel Sets Production Plans for Inaugural Drive, Chip And Putt Championship National Finals from the Home of the Masters, Sunday, April 6
The network's five hours of live coverage will include a pre-game show from the grounds of Augusta National and four hours of live competition.

[via press release from Golf Channel]

GOLF CHANNEL SETS PRODUCTION PLANS FOR INAUGURAL DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT CHAMPIONSHIP NATIONAL FINALS FROM THE HOME OF THE MASTERS, SUNDAY, APRIL 6

Inaugural Youth Golf Development Initiative at Augusta National Golf Club Televised Exclusively by Golf Channel with Pre-Game Show, Followed by Four Hours of Live Coverage

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2014) - Golf Channel today announced final production plans for its exclusive, live coverage of the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals on Sunday, April 6, when 88 junior golfers from across the U.S. and Canada will participate in an experience of a lifetime at the home of the Masters - the historic Augusta National Golf Club.

Golf Channel will dedicate its full suite of production resources to the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals, showcasing the skill and the excitement of these young golfers. The network's five hours of live coverage will include a pre-game show from the grounds of Augusta National and four hours of live competition. Golf Channel also will dedicate pre- and post-event news coverage on its daily news shows, Golf Central and Morning Drive, and at GolfChannel.com.

"We're proud to be working alongside three of golf's most recognized and influential organizations, the Masters Tournament, the USGA and The PGA of America, to celebrate this inaugural event," said Mike McCarley, president of Golf Channel. "The Drive, Chip and Putt initiative is proving to be an effective way to promote our great game to the youth of the world in a fun and exciting way. And our coverage of the National Finals is going to be special as we witness these children fulfilling their dreams on the storied grounds of Augusta National."

Live coverage will begin at 8 a.m. ET with a one-hour pre-game show from Golf Channel's set at Augusta National hosted by Steve Sands, Charlie Rymer and Paige Mackenzie. Event highlights, video profiles of competitors and interviews with Masters Tournament Chairman Billy Payne, United States Golf Association President Tom O'Toole and PGA of America President Ted Bishop - representing the three organizations that have partnered to organize the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship - will be featured.

Coverage of the skills challenges featured in the National Finals will air from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. Rich Lerner will handle play-by-play duties, with Peter Jacobsen joining him in the booth as lead analyst. Covering the different age-groups from throughout Augusta National's Tournament Practice Area, Clubhouse Putting Green and the No. 18 Green will be Charlie Rymer, Curt Byrum, Michael Breed and Kay Cockerill. Steve Sands will handle interviews.

The 88 juniors coming to Augusta National emerged from 121 local and regional qualifying events, and range in age from 7-15. Points for the Drive will be awarded based on the distance and accuracy of each drive. Points for the Chip will be calculated depending on how close a shot lands to the hole. The Putt is measured based on a player's accuracy from three different distances, with the final putt taking place on Augusta National's 18th green. For more information, please visit DriveChipandPutt.com.

Golf Channel commissioned original theme music for its coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals, which will kick off the network's weeklong coverage from the Masters. More than 55 hours of Live From the Masters news coverage is on tap from Augusta National, beginning Monday, April 7.

ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes and 83 countries worldwide. Exclusive partnerships with the world's top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf's highest-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel's digital platforms, led by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that connect the world to golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through GolfChannel.com and Golf Channel's mobile application, Golf Live Extra. Golf Channel programming also is available via SiriusXM's PGA TOUR Radio.





  [march 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/22/17 - 01:09 PM]
TLC's Franchise Original "90 Day Fiance" Returns for Season 5 with New Couples and Outrageous International Love Stories
Couples spread across the globe begin the tumultuous and challenging journey to the altar in the brand-new season, premiering on Sunday, October 8.

[09/22/17 - 12:31 PM]
"Crisis on Earth-X" - Your First Look at This Season's Massive DCTV Crossover Is Here
To celebrate the announcement, artist Phil Jimenez was asked to create a custom comic book cover paying homage to DC's longtime annual comic book crossovers.

[09/22/17 - 12:00 PM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Live After-Show "After Trek" Debuts This Sunday on CBS All Access
Matt Mira will host the series, while Sonequa Martin-Green, James Frain and Aaron Harberts will appear in the first episode.

[09/22/17 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Orders "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back"
The new eight-episode series will feature Ramsay going through hell in order to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster - all within 24 hours.

[09/22/17 - 10:52 AM]
Hallmark Channel Celebrates "Fall Harvest" with 5 New Original Movies
Highlights include "All of My Heart: Inn Love," the sequel to the 2015 film.

[09/22/17 - 10:05 AM]
"Fast N' Loud" Roars Back to Discovery with Brand-New Episodes on Monday, October 16th
Hot-rod hunter Richard Rawlings and his team of Monkeys are back for a bold new era at Gas Monkey Garage.

[09/22/17 - 09:00 AM]
Video: truTV Debuts Trailer for "At Home with Amy Sedaris"
Amy cordially invites you into her home, where she will show off diverse but necessary homemaking skills.

[09/22/17 - 08:32 AM]
Video: "Fuller House" Cast Looks Back on 30 Years
From new additions to the family to regrettable hairstyles, a lot has changed in the last 30 years.

[09/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with "Gotham," "Orville"
Said duo combines to take the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/22/17 - 08:16 AM]
FXX to Air Season One of "The Mick" Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 23, Beginning at 3:30 PM ET/PT
The series returns for its second season on Tuesday, September 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/22/17 - 08:01 AM]
President Bill Clinton and James Patterson Upcoming Novel "The President Is Missing" to Be Adapted Into Series by Showtime(R)
In the book, President Clinton and Patterson tell the startling story of a sitting U.S. president's disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know - generating a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller.

[09/22/17 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America's "Queers" to Premiere Wednesday, October 11, on National Coming Out Day
All eight films will be available on October 12 on VOD, at BBCAmerica.com and on the BBC America App.

[09/22/17 - 05:01 AM]
It's Man Versus Machine as Production Begins on Season Three of Channel 4, AMC and Kudos' Acclaimed Drama Series, "Humans"
The eight-episode third season is slated to premiere next year.

[09/21/17 - 02:20 PM]
Bounce Sets Fall Premieres for Mon. Oct. 2
"Family Time" and "Grown Folks," originally slated for Tuesday nights, will now air on Mondays.

[09/21/17 - 02:16 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Rolls Out Season 43 with Star-Studded 3-Week Lineup on Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14
Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani are on tap alongside the previously announced Ryan Gosling.