Stories by Martin
Martin Kaufmann: Here’s a better option for the LPGA and its season finale
With the final round of the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship set to air on ABC on Nov. 22, a better alternative would have been for the LPGA and CME Group to keep the final round on Golf Channel.
Kaufmann: The TV ‘dream team’ we’ll never see in golf
Golfweek's Martin Kaufmann picks his all-star crew of announcers to broadcast a major championship.
Golf Channel starts new season with Green Reader putting graphic
With the PGA Tour season set to begin, Golf Channel will introduce a new graphic that has the potential to show viewers a variety of putting data, including the break of every putt that viewers see.
CBS signs former LPGA golfer Dottie Pepper to replace David Feherty
Dottie Pepper has joined the CBS Sports golf broadcasting team as an on-course reporter and analyst.
Kaufmann on TV coverage: Presidents Cup finally feels relevant again
Despite its nocturnal viewing window and a lot of erratic play, the Presidents Cup finally felt relevant after a decade of U.S. domination.
Myrtle Beach courses reopen following major storm in Southeast
Myrtle Beach area golf courses reopen for business after major storm hits Southeastern United States after Hurricane Joaquin failed to make landfall in U.S.
Greens & Gridirons: Dye's River Course among golf gems around Virginia Tech
Golfweek travel writer Martin Kaufmann toured the golf courses around Virginia Tech, including the Pete Dye River Course and the Omni Homestead's Cascades and Old Courses, before the football game with Ohio State.
Kaufmann: Golf Channel's Karen Stupples shines with Day Two comments at Solheim Cup
Golf Channel's Karen Stupples shines with her Day Two comments at the 2015 Solheim Cup in St. Leon-Rot, Germany at the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, and U.S. captain Juli Inkster and European Captain Carin Koch exchange words.
Golf commentator David Feherty signs exclusive deal with NBC Sports, Golf Channel
Golf analyst and commentator David Feherty signs an exclusive deal with NBC Sports Group, bringing him to the Golf Channel and NBC for PGA Tour and other golf TV coverage.
Q&A: Carol Robertson, Virginia Tech women's golf coach
Virginia Tech women's college golf coach Carol Robertson talks to Golfweek about the upcoming season for the first-year program.
Kaufmann: Where does David Feherty fit after reported split with CBS? Fox more so than NBC
Reported CBS departure David Feherty move in PGA Tour golf television. NBC Sports versus Fox Sports in Feherty future, Golf Channel show "Feherty" future.
VIDEO: Matthew Fitzpatrick putter drop at European Tour event inspires Michael Clayton comparisons
Video of golfer Matthew Fitzpatrick putter drop at 2015 European Tour's D+D Real Czech Masters inspires Michael Clayton comparisons.
Kaufmann: Golf Channel's Twitter integration in Web.com Tour TV coverage falls flat
The Web.com Tour WinCo Foods Portland Open Golf Channel TV coverage commentary and Twitter integration, with PGA Tour's Barclays Championship coverage on CBS.
Kaufmann: CBS makes progress, but misses some marks with PGA Championship TV coverage
The 2015 PGA Championship CBS Sports and TNT telecast and TV coverage review and commentary with CBS golf commentators and on-course technology.
Q&A: Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports, on 2015 PGA Championship TV coverage
The 2015 PGA Championship golf major championship TV coverage on CBS Sports q-and-a with CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus.
Golf TV commentary: ESPN talkers drown out British Open's final-round drama at St. Andrews
2015 British Open telecast ESPN TV golf coverage commentary and review on final-round coverage of major championship at St. Andrews with Scott Van Pelt, Paul Azinger and Mike Tirico.
40 reads: Golf equipment industry leaders unwind on surfboards along shores of Pacific Open
In Southern California, where golf's equipment industry meets the Pacific, another sport holds a mystic sway. This is a surfing tale that founds it place among Golfweek's 40 great reads.
Golf life Bahamas: Baha Mar resort a big gamble
Will a $3.5 billion resort and new TPC blow a lot of business into Nassau? We'll soon find out.
40 reads: Julian Cup’s message of dignity reaches Northeast junior golfers
Each year, Scott Peters keeps alive the memory of his good friend Jeff Julian, who died of ALS, by running the Julian Cup. Julian's story is among Golfweek's 40 great reads.
Fox’s ‘fresh perspective’ on 2015 U.S. Open a work in progress
The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay telecast and TV coverage on Fox Sports with Joe Buck and Holly Sonders review and commentary of coverage through Round 3.
Fox makes halting strides on Day 2 of U.S. Open 2015 television coverage
Fox made strides with its second-round U.S. Open television broadcast but still has work to do.
Fox, USGA aim to provide a tech upgrade for U.S. Open television
Fox and the USGA will provide a tech upgrade for the U.S. Open 2015 at Chambers Bay.
40 reads: The Gospel according to golf course architect David McLay Kidd
David McLay Kidd used to build golf’s most difficult courses. With the opening of Gamble Sands, he preached the virtues of playability with a missionary’s zeal. His story is among Golfweek's 40 great reads.
Chambers Bay: Why is this course hosting the U.S. Open 2015?
Chambers Bay, the 2015 U.S. Open venue, embodies the worst of municipal golf, yet it will be on the national stage.
British Open TV coverage moving to NBC/Golf Channel in 2017
The British Open or Open Championship golf major will move to NBC and Golf Channel for TV coverage starting in 2017 at Royal Birkdale for 12 years after coverage on ESPN.
Golf Channel lays off 3 percent of workforce
Golf Channel laid off about 30 employees mostly in the original-production division as the company reduces costly programming.
Golf Channel's Brandt Packer talks about producing NCAA’s ‘major championship’
Golf Channel's Brandt Packer talks about producing the NCAA Men's and Women's Championships at Concession Golf Club and college golf on television.
Fox's amateur hour shows much work remains before U.S. Open airs
Fox’s coverage of the recent men’s and women’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships showed that it has a lot of work to do before U.S. Open.
As Fox begins broadcasting USGA championships, a Q&A with Fox anchor Joe Buck
Fox Sports is about to begin its first season covering U.S. Golf Association championships, and Golfweek recently caught up with anchor Joe Buck.
Fox Sports to air U.S. Open preview April 27 golf television special
The 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament TV coverage on Fox Sports with Joe Buck and Holly Sonders USGA championships to air preview on Fox Sports 1 April 27.
Fox Sports announces talent lineup for USGA Championships
Fox Sports has assembled its talent lineup for its first season broadcasting USGA Championships.
Augusta National's control apparent in Masters TV coverage on CBS
The Masters 2015 telecast TV coverage on CBS with Jim Nantz Nick Faldo and Frank Nobilo commentary on coverage of Jordan Spieth's win at Augusta National Golf Club.
South Africa: A stirring landscape for golf, safaris and wine
A powerful combination of safari, golf, wine and breathtaking scenery has tourism on the rise in South Africa.
TV: Arnold Palmer soldiers’ stories carry Golf Channel documentary ‘Arnie & Me’
Golf Channel's new documentary “Arnie & Me” consists largely of videos submitted by loyal soldiers in Arnie’s Army, recounting random meetings with Palmer.
TV: ‘Spotlight’ coverage of PGA Tour's Honda Classic embraces golf geekdom
While NBC was following the action at the top of the leaderboard, Brandt Packer and his crew were tracking play on the “Bear Trap,” the watery three-hole stretch from Nos. 15-17 at the PGA National Champion Course.
Golf course architect Gil Hanse to start work on Mossy Oak Golf Club in Mississippi
Architect Gil Hanse is scheduled to start work next month on Mossy Oak Golf Club, a new golf course in West Point, Miss.
Back9Network suspends operations, evaluates future
Back9Network, the upstart golf lifestyle channel that launched Sept. 29, announced Feb. 23 that it has suspended operations.
TV: James Hahn goes from Nationwide talker to PGA Tour title
At the conclusion of the Northern Trust Open, Martin Kaufmann was unusually generous in his weekly television column.
Fox promotes coverage of USGA championships and Daytona 500 with charity event
A charity event at Daytona International Speedway allowed Fox Sports to promote the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22 and also the network’s first year televising U.S. Golf Association tournaments.
Can Tour Skratch fans’ itch for player interaction?
Golf has a youth problem. One of the ways the PGA Tour hopes to address that issue is with the launch of Skratch TV, a social-networking community around unique PGA Tour content.
Fox Sports promises fresh look in airing USGA championships in 2015
Fox Sports promises a fresh look and respectful tone as it prepares to air golf's national championships.
Brandel Chamblee values rare week in 18th tower for Golf Channel
Brandel Chamblee only works live golf once or twice a year. Chamblee is at his best in the studio, but his experience with players and instructors at Pebble Beach was a reminder of the value of onsite reporting.
PGA Tour's Pebble Beach Pro-Am in dire need of a facelift
Pebble Beach has the odd distinction of being perhaps the PGA Tour’s best venue and the site of its worst tournament. Martin Kaufmann highlights some necessary changes.
Jim Koppenhaver: Too many golf courses, too few golfers
At last month’s PGA Merchandise Show, Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid Corp. acknowledged that his candid analysis of the golf business sometimes draws blowback from various sectors.
A Golf Channel interview with President Mike McCauley about internal challenges and the Olympic opportunity
Mike McCarley, president of Golf Channel, sat down to discuss the state of the channel. In this part of the interview, McCarley discusses internal challenges and an Olympic opportunity.
A Golf Channel interview with President Mike McCauley new initiative amid a crowded schedule
Mike McCarley, president of Golf Channel, sat down to discuss the state of the channel. In this part of the interview, McCarley discusses future programming initiatives and how the channel is coping with a heavy tournament schedule.
A Golf Channel interview with President Mike McCauley about the first 20 years and the future of the network
Mike McCarley, president of Golf Channel, sat down to discuss the state of the channel. In this part of the interview, McCarley discusses the channel's first two decades and what's in store going forward.
Ireland sees tourism uptick from U.S. visitors
From the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s western coastline to the news that Rory McIlroy’s foundation will host the Irish Open at Royal County Down in May, there’s plenty for visitors to see and experience on the island.
CBS Sports upgrades golf coverage with addition of Frank Nobilo
Frank Nobilo will be joining CBS Sports as a golf analyst in 2015, joining the network for coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship, as well as other selected events.
Our town: It's PGA Merchandise Show week in Orlando
For most PGA Show attendees, Orlando is a winter respite. For us, it’s home. Look out for these gems during show week.