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The Golf Channel’s Coverage Of The Mercedes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
Categories: Golf MediaPGA Tour

I think The Golf Channel (TGC) did a pretty good job on last week’s Mercedes broadcast.  It’s not like they’re new to covering golf tournaments so it wasn’t like Fox or someone was just starting out and butchering the coverage.

Rocco Mediate was an on-the-course reporter and did an ok job.  He even dug in and helped someone find a lost ball in the thick rough.  He was perhaps a little too proud of that but he’s trying to sound positive on his first real TV gig.

The Best Part

The one thing that really stuck with me was the overhead video shots of the players swings.  I watched several players tee off from a camera angle shooting directly down from above their heads.  I watched Davis Love III and Vijay Singh and I was completely amazed at how steady and quiet the core of their bodies were.  Their heads didn’t move at all and there was no lateral movement, just weight shift.  After watching those videos I know I have way too much lateral movement…

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