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LIVE Golf: The Open

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    Posted by Tony (U11153454) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    The Radio Times advertised the following programme "11.00 - 19.00 LIVE Golf: The Open", the same on BBC1HD.

    In the first 90 minutes, possibly 10 minutes of actual golf: lots of chat, interviews, helicopter (reg G:HDTV) but only 10 minutes live play.

    Yes it's on the RED button but only with a very inferior picture quality. When BBC1 actually starts to show some golf - at 12.45 - it isn't long before we get replays, more interviews, Tiger on the practice ground.

    With so many channels available BBC3 and 4 for example which do not start broadcasts until 1900, digital TV offering so many channels why is a premier sports event relegated to the rather long in the tooth RED button? Why aren't the interviews and all that material on the RED button and the actual sport - the reason for the interviews etc in the first place - broadcast on the premier channels.

    For goodness sake, why?

    Bemused golf fan

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    Why aren't the interviews and all that material on the RED button and the actual sport - the reason for the interviews etc in the first place - broadcast on the premier channels.

    For goodness sake, why? 

    Good point Tony. I was lucky enough to catch Hazel casually mention the actual golf wouldn't be shown on the channel where it was advertised for at least another hour! smiley - doh

    Anybody tuning in five minutes later would have been waiting with bated breath for something to happen, but it was endless-slow-mo-with-mood-music monatages.

    Aaaaaaaaah!

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    Posted by chipsaunt (U14638803) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    This has happened before - usually on the Sunday of a major golf tournament. For some reason, the BBC think that viewers are only interested in the leaders and refuse to show the early starters, even though their coverage is advertised as starting in the morning.

    I always skip the annoying interview/chat part - thank goodness today I was travelling and then cooking lunch, so I missed it.
    Now Westwood has started, so it's all Go.

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    Posted by Fred (U15549179) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    From the point the first of the leaders hit the ball off the first tee it's around 3 hours for their round and when the last of the leaders tees off that could be 4 hours after the first of the leaders start. If that makes sense. That's more than enough for anybody tbh smiley - smiley

    Do you really want to be adding to that 4 hours or so watching those making a pigs ear of it zig zagging around the countryside?

    Put another way, they don't show many games on Court No. 14 at Wimbledon because they're relatively cr....errrrrrr..... less good than the Murrays et al and the good ones can bat it back and forth to each other for hours

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    Posted by O Tempora O Mores (U14540735) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    From the point the first of the leaders hit the ball off the first tee it's around 3 hours for their round and when the last of the leaders tees off that could be 4 hours after the first of the leaders start. If that makes sense. That's more than enough for anybody tbh smiley - smiley

    Do you really want to be adding to that 4 hours or so watching those making a pigs ear of it zig zagging around the countryside?

    Put another way, they don't show many games on Court No. 14 at Wimbledon because they're relatively cr....errrrrrr..... less good than the Murrays et al and the good ones can bat it back and forth to each other for hours 
    Fred

    I get the impression you don't like golf...

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    Posted by leadedbee (U5555345) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    From the point the first of the leaders hit the ball off the first tee it's around 3 hours for their round and when the last of the leaders tees off that could be 4 hours after the first of the leaders start. If that makes sense. That's more than enough for anybody tbh smiley - smiley

    Do you really want to be adding to that 4 hours or so watching those making a pigs ear of it zig zagging around the countryside?

    Put another way, they don't show many games on Court No. 14 at Wimbledon because they're relatively cr....errrrrrr..... less good than the Murrays et al and the good ones can bat it back and forth to each other for hours 
    Fred

    I get the impression you don't like golf... 
    Probably about as much as you like a naked man covering his genitals CT.

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    Posted by Amysmythe (U14487265) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    Also the BBC ignored the eventual winner Phil Mickelson for most of his round.

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    Posted by chipsaunt (U14638803) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    But if they advertise a programme to start at 11 am you might be forgiven for expecting to see actual golf. I don't want to spend all day watching it, but they should say it is 1 hour of chat then actual play shown in the afternoon.

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    Posted by Fred (U15549179) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    But if they advertise a programme to start at 11 am you might be forgiven for expecting to see actual golf. I don't want to spend all day watching it, but they should say it is 1 hour of chat then actual play shown in the afternoon.  The MotoGP programme does not start when the lights go out

    Boxing has the weigh ins, recent fights, the eyeball to eyeball-ing, the looooooooooooooong walk towards the ring looking like a catwalk model having a very off day

    Basically, if you are a fan of a sport there's a fair to middling chance you have seen the Beeb's, Sky's, etc coverage before and know that there is always/usually a build up to the main event

    I therefore don't understand why anyone who likes golf is surprised at the content of the programme

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    Hi

    As it says at the top of the board, sport coverage is off topic for this board.

    If you would like to share your views with BBC sport about their coverage, please contact them directly, via any of the routes offered on the

    "contact sport" page

    www.bbc.co.uk/contac...

    Closing this off-topic discussion now

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