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TV: After a trying week, LPGA crew ends on a high note

TV: After a trying week, LPGA crew ends on a high note

Once the LPGA's Coates Golf Championship got off schedule, the TV crew had to ad-lib – and came through.

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Kaufmann: Dottie Pepper starts strong in first live CBS action

Kaufmann: Dottie Pepper starts strong in first live CBS action

Dottie Pepper's live CBS debut went well according to Golfweek's TV critic Martin Kaufmann.

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Fox Sports’ Loomis finally gets his man in hiring Azinger for 18th tower

Fox Sports’ Loomis finally gets his man in hiring Paul Azinger for 18th tower

In Paul Azinger, Fox golf producer Mark Loomis finally got the lead analyst he wanted from the outset.

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Kaufmann: TV sequence during Champions event highlights weekend

Kaufmann: TV sequence during Champions event highlights weekend

During what was a great weekend for golf television, a coverage sequence near the end of the final round of the PGA Tour Champions event in Hawaii stood out.

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Greg Norman out as Fox Sports lead golf analyst, sources say

Greg Norman out as Fox Sports lead golf analyst, sources say

Fox Sports and its lead golf analyst Greg Norman have parted ways, according to sources at Fox.

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AAA adds two golf resorts to Five Diamond list

AAA adds two golf resorts to Five Diamond list

The Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia and Dove Mountain in Arizona make the five diamond list.

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Texans turn to Louisiana resorts for hub of gaming and golf

Texans turn to Louisiana resorts for hub of gaming and golf

The L'Auberge and the Golden Nugget are Louisiana resorts co-existing together and thriving as Texans flock to come for gambling and golf.

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Albanese turns attention to new casino course in Michigan’s U.P.

Albanese turns attention to new casino course in Michigan’s U.P.

As long-awaited Tatanka opens, Paul Albanese shifts focus to new casino course in Michigan’s U.P.

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My year in golf: Martin Kaufmann

Golfweek's travel editor relives the picturesque places he visited in 2015.

Golfweek's travel editor relives the picturesque places he visited in 2015.

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Fox schedules USGA holiday marathon

Fox schedules USGA holiday marathon

The U.S. Golf Association and Fox Sports have you covered this holiday season with 20 hours of USGA programming.

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Kaufmann: Here’s a better option for the LPGA and its season finale

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.

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Kaufmann: The TV ‘dream team’ we’ll never see in golf

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.

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Golf Channel starts new season with Green Reader putting graphic

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.

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CBS signs Dottie Pepper to replace David Feherty

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.

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Kaufmann: Presidents Cup finally feels relevant again

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.

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Myrtle Beach courses reopen following major storm

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.

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Greens & Gridirons: Dye's River Course among golf gems around Virginia Tech

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.

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Kaufmann: Stupples shines with Solheim Cup comments on Day Two

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.

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David Feherty signs exclusive deal with NBC Sports, Golf Channel

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.

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Q&A: Carol Robertson, Virginia Tech women's golf coach

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.

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Kaufmann: Where does David Feherty fit? Fox more so than NBC

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.

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VIDEO: Fitzpatrick putter drop inspires Clayton comparisons

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.

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Kaufmann: Twitter integration in Web.com Tour telecast falls flat

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.

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Kaufmann: CBS makes progress, but misses some marks with PGA TV coverage

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.

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Q&A: CBS Sports' Sean McManus on PGA Championship coverage

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.

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ESPN talkers drown out British Open's final-round drama

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.

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40 reads: Along shores of Pacific, golf's brightest unwind on surfboards

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.

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Golf Life Bahamas: Baha Mar resort a big gamble

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.

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40 reads: Julian Cup’s message of dignity

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.

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Fox’s ‘fresh perspective’ on U.S. Open a work in progress

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.

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Fox makes halting strides on Day 2 of U.S. Open coverage

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.

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Fox, USGA aim to provide a tech upgrade for U.S. Open

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.

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40 reads: The Gospel according to David McLay Kidd

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.

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Chambers Bay: Why is this course hosting a U.S. Open?

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.

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British Open moving to NBC/Golf Channel in 2017

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.

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Golf Channel lays off 3 percent of workforce

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.

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Packer talks about producing NCAA’s ‘major championship’

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.

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Fox's amateur hour shows much work remains before U.S. Open airs

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.

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Q&A: Joe Buck, Fox Sports anchor

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.

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Fox to air U.S. Open preview April 27

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.

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Fox Sports announces talent lineup for USGA Championships

Fox Sports announces talent lineup for USGA Championships

Fox Sports has assembled its talent lineup for its first season broadcasting USGA Championships.

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Augusta National's control apparent on CBS Masters telecast

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.

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South Africa: A stirring landscape for golf, safaris and wine

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.

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TV: Soldiers’ stories carry ‘Arnie & Me’

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.

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TV: ‘Spotlight’ Honda coverage embraces golf geekdom

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.

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Gil Hanse to start work on Mississippi golf 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.

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Back9Network suspends operations, evaluates future

Back9Network suspends operations, evaluates future

Back9Network, the upstart golf lifestyle channel that launched Sept. 29, announced Feb. 23 that it has suspended operations.

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TV: Hahn goes from Nationwide talker to PGA Tour winner

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.

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Fox promotes golf coverage at Daytona

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.

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Can Tour Skratch fans’ itch for player interaction?

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.

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