The second season of “In Play,” Jimmy Roberts' magazine show that airs on Golf Channel, starts at 10 p.m. EST Monday. The monthly show has been lengthened from 30 to 60 minutes, giving Roberts the opportunity to do the kind of expansive storytelling that he most enjoys.
Andrew Jowett, head professional at The Gleneagles Hotel, recently gave Golfweek a scouting report on Gleneagles, the site of this year's Ryder Cup.
During the recent PGA Merchandise Show, Golfweek talked with Premier Golf's Jim Ward and Wide World of Golf's Bill Hogan about the Ryder Cup and the golf travel market.
With the celebrity factor, coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am can be one of the toughest events to watch on TV. That got our Martin Kaufmann thinking about the worst days of televised golf on the PGA Tour calendar.
As Patrick Reed coasted in the American desert while Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson came up short in the Arabian desert, it was easy to lament a lack of drama. One NFL interview made golf more appreciable.
Larry Packard, one of the most prolific golf course architects of the post-World War II era, died Jan. 28 at his home at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Packard was 101.
Hotelier Alan Maloney is one of the biggest boosters of Ireland’s western seaboard, touting its beauty, culture, fabulous links and affordability -- and has plenty to say about his region's golf and amenities.
At first glance, the tourism people in Central Oregon would seem to have their hands full trying to get golfers to visit them. After all, the top four courses in the state, according to the Golfweek’s Best rankings, are at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, 260 miles southwest of Bend on the Oregon coast.
Getting your clubs around the course wasn't a forgotten part of the game at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show. Here are some products from the floor.
Graphically, this was some of the strongest work I’ve seen from Golf Channel/NBC, even better than some of its recent work at majors. An excellent illustration showed the Plantation Course’s 440 feet of elevation change from the high point, the 17th tee, to the low point, the second green. I love the Pinpoint animation showing driving and approach distances, but as usual, it was wildly underutilized.
Golf resorts can build great courses and lovely clubhouses. They can host important tournaments, even major championships. But developing a history and culture of golf comes only with time. The people at Pinehurst like to think of their quaint Sandhills haven as America’s home of golf.
On the eve of "Feherty Live," our Martin Kaufmann sits down with TV personality David Feherty to talk about his rise off the course into one of the best commentators and personalities in the golf business.
Fox Sports made it official, tapping former Vanderbilt University player Mark Loomis to be the coordinating producer for all of its golf coverage.
Mike Keiser, the founder of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, has announced he will begin work on Sand Valley in central Wisconsin after purchasing nearly 1,400 acres, with four courses eventually planned for the area.
Martin Kaufmann's year began on a beach – not a beach in the golf vernacular, but, literally, a beach. His year also took him to other places including Hawaii, Scotland and Nicaragua.
Camelback Golf Club's new Ambiente course invokes the elevations and textures of a high-desert feel, with indigenous grasses – its forgettable predecessor falling into the past.
Perhaps the most accomplished active American player on the LPGA, Juli Inkster approaches her newest job – as a commentator for Golf Channel – like the greenest of LPGA rookies.
Before making a rare appearance on Golf Channel’s “Golf Central,” analyst Brandel Chamblee told Golfweek, “This back-and-forth needs to stop,” in regard to Tiger Woods.
The recent kerfuffle between Tiger Woods and Brandel Chamblee proves one of two things: Either it’s a slow news season, or many news outlets (including this one) are seizing on a non-story because Woods’ name will generate a few more hits for their websites.
Four U.S. golf resorts hold a unique distinction: They have achieved AAA Five Diamond status for both their lodging and dining. We asked the star chefs at those resorts to share one of their signature dishes.
In a Q&A with Golfweek, Mike Keiser shares his thoughts on how to build greens, his tendency to go against the grain, and the similarities between golf and greeting cards.
The PGA of America and NBC announced Oct. 10 that the Ryder Cup will remain on NBC through 2030 as part of a 15-year contract extension.
Somewhere early in the afternoon foursomes matches, with the International team leading in all five matches, a perverse thought crossed my mind: What the U.S. team really needs is a rain delay so it can regroup.
The virtues of brevity. Leaving the audience wanting more. Martin Kaufmann was reminded of that while watching Day 1 of the Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour’s answer to the Ryder Cup.
Near the banks of the Mississippi, surprises abound at Eagle Ridge and charming Galena says our Martin Kaufmann.
From FarmLinks to The Ridge to Alabama football, our Martin Kaufmann takes you on a trip through Alabama.
Golf Channel locked in a cornerstone of its morning programming for the next decade with an extension of its agreement to broadcast all European Tour tournaments through 2024.
Golf Channel yanked its longest-tenured producer from the Walker Cup crew following the release of his memoir, which recounts some turbulent times from his 18-year association with the channel.
In his bid to revitalize Callaway, CEO Chip Brewer is returning to the company's roots: innovation, the long ball and connecting with the masses.
Our Martin Kaufmann says Fox has a unique opportunity to redefine how golf is broadcasted, and shouldn't get caught up in negativity or castoffs from ESPN, CBS or Golf Channel. Instead, reinvent the wheel.
Ernie Johnson is best known for his work on NBA telecasts, though he also spent four seasons calling Atlanta Braves games with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr. He spoke recently with Golfweek’s Martin Kaufmann.
In a case of Jekyl or Hyde for the worldwide leader in sports, the first 33 hours or so of ESPN’s coverage were often exasperating, the final four hours were exhilarating says our Martin Kaufmann.
This year’s first round British Open telecast in the U.S. by ESPN was merely solid – not as technically sophisticated as we’ve seen in the past.
Here are a few high points from following U.S. Open-weekend coverage and commentary on NBC and Golf Channel.
Madden’s on Gull Lake, a 63-hole resort in Brainerd, Minn., has instituted walking green fees for all of its courses. It's a bit of a gamble because cart fees are an important revenue stream, but the resort is betting that the policy will generate new business.
The Prairie Club, which reopens for the 2013 season on May 16, has cut its early-week stay-and-play rates 20 percent.
The Links House at Royal Dornoch is scheduled to open June 1, giving golfers a five-star place to rest after playing what Todd Warnock calls a "thinking-man's golf course."
If you want to learn how to play better golf, visit a good PGA instructor. And if you want to learn tips for seeing the great courses of the British Isles, talk to golf tour operators.
With a new ferry service to be launched May 23, the path to Machrihanish Golf Club is about to get a little easier, and that hopefully will make one of golf's greatest old links more accessible to golf travelers.
Trump International Golf Links already is driving more golf tourists to the Scottish Highlands, but it'll need several years to mature into a fast-running links, according to U.S. tour operators.
Ireland’s lesser-known region is undersold, underpriced and underappreciated.
says Southwest Ireland teems with great links, but one maintains a unique place in golf lore -- Ballybunion.
Innisbrook architect Larry Packard, nearly 101, has worked – and lived – following a few simple rules . . .
Lyle Anderson, the man who shaped much of modern-day Scottsdale, Ariz., only to lose control of much of his real estate empire in 2008, plans to break ground next month on Sierra Reserve, a 223-acre development next to the Golf Club Scottsdale.
Ever since the great essayist Jack Whitaker retired after a long career with CBS and ABC, there has been no obvious candidate to fill the yawning void he left behind. Jimmy Roberts will attempt to do so with his new monthly series "In Play."
Mukul and its entertaining Kidd course elevate the resort experience in Nicaragua says our Martin Kaufmann.
The Golf Channel is set to debut new seasons of "Feherty" and "The Haney Project" tonight, and our Martin Kaufmann gives you a sneak peek at what you can expect.
SoCal, so good: Few places deliver more golden moments than scenic Southern California.
Golf Channel's "State of the Game" on Friday night seemed to be headed toward a channel flip, only to be saved by Frank Nobilo and Brandel Chamblee says our Martin Kaufmann.
Last week, Fox News "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier took a break to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Baier, a former college golfer who still maintains a 7 handicap, made the cut in his first attempt.