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Golf on TV: Behind the scenes

Golf on TV is one of the great weekend pastimes. But what does it take to actually get the footage to your living room? As Golfweek found out, a lot of manpower.

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Brandel Chamblee, one of Golf Channel's lead analysts, stands outside the station's studios in Orlando, Fla.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee at the Golf Central desk at the station's studios in Orlando, Fla.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Brandel Chamblee at Golf Channel's Golf Central desk.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Golf Channel employees (from left) Ryan Swonk, G. Mark Bowden and Jim Wachter set up a camera at No. 18 on the Magnolia course before the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Published on February 3, 2011

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A Golf Channel television crew films Nationwide Tour player Chris Kirk at the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Crane camera operator John Boeddeker collects footage of the Children's Miracle Network Classic from nearly 200 feet in the air.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Producer Brandt Packer, left, and director Steve Biem work in the control room of the on-site production trailer during the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

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Golf Channel anchors Kelly Tilghman, left, and Peter Oosterhuis prepare for live coverage from the on-course booth at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Golf Channel producer Brandt Packer watches television monitors in the control room of the production trailer at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Golf Channel anchor Todd Lewis, right, conducts a post-round interview with PGA Tour player Briny Baird at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Published on February 3, 2011

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Cameraman Jim Wachter hangs onto a mobile rig as it cruises past fans at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

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On-course reporter Jerry Foltz, right, with cameraman Lewis Estes during the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Published on February 3, 2011

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