Harassing emails. Demeaning comments. A struggle to climb the corporate ladder. In interviews with The Washington Post, 17 former and two current employees of Golf Channel describe sexism and misogyny they endured at the network.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Even without any fans to cheer, there was quite a reaction to a birdie during the PGA Tour’s return — a very audible “F-bomb” at the start of Golf Channel’s telecast Thursday. The network had been on the air for only a few minutes when the first shot from the […]
The PGA Tour, the organizer of the main professional men’s golf tours in the U.S., has struck a new nine-year deal with CBS Sports, NBC Sports and ESPN that significantly raises the costs of bringing golf to U.S. fans while gaining new traction for digital coverage of the sport.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more could be on the way. “We’re trying to grow appropriately,” Tom Knapp, executive vice president of programming and partnerships, said last […]
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer ranked among the most important figures in golf history , and it went well beyond his seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour wins. His good looks, devilish grin and hard-charging style of play made the elite sport appealing to one and all. And it helped that he arrived about the same time as television moved into most households, a perfect fit that sent golf to unprecedented popularity.
Mark Rolfing could not imagine anything keeping him away from a golf tournament at Kapalua. Not even cancer. “I cannot believe how good it is to hear my voice,” Rolfing said Monday evening, repeating a standard greeting. That voice was filled with so much enthusiasm it sounded as though it could have been coming from […]
The British Open will end a relationship that spans more than half a century with ABC and ESPN and move over to NBC and Golf Channel in 2017 as part of a deal that doubles the value of the golf tournament’s media rights, according to several sources. The move to NBC Sports Group is a huge win for Golf Channel, in particular, which long has coveted the rights to one of golf’s four major tournaments.
HONOLULU (AP) — Twenty years ago on Saturday, Arnold Palmer flipped a ceremonial switch to launch a risky venture that cynics saw as an easy punch line. The Golf Channel? Tennis magazine mocked the idea as “24 hours of chubby guys in bad clothes speaking in jargon that only they understand.” Rick Reilly, in his […]
Dick Ebersol’s replacement is blending NBC Sports with its cable partners, Versus and Golf Channel, among other Comcast sports properties, to build a new TV sports empire. Versus, which becomes the NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2, is the focus of much of his attention.
Stephen Arnold Music, which has produced music for Golf Channel for more than a decade, has composed an upbeat sonic brand for the new season of the cable network’s instructional series Playing Lessons. “We have a longstanding history with the Golf Channel, and are always excited to work with their great creative team on new […]
With the current contract running through 2012, the new nine-year agreements with CBS and NBC will extend from 2013 through the 2021 season, coinciding with the remaining years of the PGA Tour’s exclusive 15-year cable television agreement with Golf Channel that began in 2007.