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We interrupt this program with some news from the PGA Tour!

We interrupt this program with some news from the PGA Tour!

We interrupt this program with some news from the PGA Tour!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

It certainly makes a lot of sense to me that the PGA Tour would consider having its own network.  In fact, it surprises me that this has not happened sooner.  With the great success of the Golf Channel, it is obvious that people are willing to tune in to their favorite pastime 24/7. Thanks to Dave Shedloski of Golf World Digital for this breaking and interesting story!

We interrupt this program with some news from the PGA Tour!

A shakeup in televised golf’s established order might be in the offing.

According to the Sports Business Journal, a May 16 story reports that the PGA Tour, which is in the midst of long-term rights deals with CBS and NBC/Golf Channel, could exercise an opt-out clause three years early—in 2018—to either seek new agreements or perhaps launch its own network. Network sources told SBJ that the tour has had preliminary discussions with several media companies to gauge interest in bidding on rights, although those same sources later expressed skepticism that the tour would end its current deals early. An industry source told Golf World that the tour’s exploratory initiative was driven by the lucrative USGA and R&A deals recently signed with Fox and NBC

To read the rest of this story and the complications involved, go here!

Source: Golf World Digital   @DaveShedloski  STAN BADZ/PGA TOUR

Pictures: Michael Gray

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9 hole Competitions encourage more golf participation!

9 hole Competitions encourage more golf participation!

9 hole Competitions encourage more golf participation!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

The continuing question of how to grow the game of golf in today’s busy world has been given a boost by the R&A.

Golf’s governing body will introduce the first 9 holes Amateur Championship at Royal Troon the week before the Open Championship at the same venue.  I would like to see more clubs follow this lead of featuring 9 hole competitions, which could lure back some golfers to the game who found 18 holes too much of a time commitment.  The idea of teeing it up again and having a little friendly competition in just a little over 2 hours has a definite appeal!

Thanks to Ryan Herrington of Golf World Digital for this interesting story!

9 hole Competitions encourage more golf participation!

12th at Royal Troon

It was about time—in more ways than one—when the R&A announced last week, it will hold its first nine-hole championship for amateurs the Saturday before this year’s British Open at Royal Troon (shown). R & R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers, who considers his primary challenge reversing declining participation, cited data from the governing body showing that 60 percent of golfers would enjoy the sport more if it took less time. More specifically, 21 percent of golfers age 25-44 who are unhappy with the pace of play would like to see the time for an 18-hole round reduced by as much as 90 minutes. The easy alternative, of course, is to encourage more golfers to play nine-hole rounds.

Source: Ryan Herrington  Golf World Digital

Pictures: DAVID CANNON/R&A/R&A VIA GETTY IMAGES

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Can Anybody Figure Out the (almost) great Dustin Johnson?

Can Anybody Figure Out the (almost) great Dustin Johnson?

Can Anybody Figure Out the (almost) great Dustin Johnson?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Dustin Johnson is so near greatness, and yet so far!  

Every time he seems ready to step up and claim that Major Championship that everybody believes he deserves, something ( PGA Championship) or someone (US Open) gets in the way!  Some people question his desire, but I think they are way off the mark.  People questioned Freddy Couples in the beginning as well.  Just because you are laid back doesn’t mean you don’t have the fire burning deep down inside.  Can Dustin win a Major and claw his way into the upper echelons of the sport?  Only time will tell.  Or, in this case, Jaime Diaz of Golf World Digital gives us his views on the subject!

Can Anybody Figure Out the (almost) great Dustin Johnson?

2015 Chambers Bay. 72nd Hole.

Funny how Dustin Johnson seems to have been forgotten. Or maybe it’s that his recent past is uncomfortable to recall.

We’re talking about the three major championship nightmares of 2015.

First on the 72nd green at Chambers Bay, where two epic shots left him a 15-footer for eagle to win the U.S. Open, he ended up three-putting to lose. Then at St. Andrews, he took the lead at the Open Championship with a 65-69 start, but finished 75-75 to end up T-49. He even had an outside chance at redemption in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, but made quadruple-bogey on the first hole Sunday, ham-handedly employing a wedge five times.

Currently, DJ’s is not the feel-good story that blends with the heroics of Jordan Spieth and Jason Day and, now, Rickie Fowler. At least Rory McIlroy’s 2015 shortcomings could be mostly blamed on injury.

Roughly 11 months ago it was Johnson—who at 30 resolved to take more responsibility for his life after returning from a six-month sabbatical to resolve personal problems—being projected as the year’s burgeoning star. When he won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in March, it was his ninth career PGA Tour victory, and he became only the fourth golfer (joining Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods) to win in each of his first eight seasons. Yet now the suspicion is that the still majorless Johnson could be damaged goods.

If so, you could never tell by DJ. With his full beard, cool saunter and always positive rap, Johnson makes sure every outward indicator says “I’m fine.” His game is in good shape under Butch and Claude Harmon; his dedication to honing his 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame under trainer Joey Diovisalvi continues; raising their now 1-year-old son, Tatum, with Paulina Gretzky has made Johnson a better man; and his younger brother and best friend, Austin, remains his caddie.

To read the rest of this interesting story on Dustin, go here!

Source: Jaime Diaz    Golf World Digital

Pictures: ImagopixATL

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