Social Media Saturday
By mustang6560 on 10/27/11
The Golf Channel is planning to debut its new "Social Media Saturday" this weekend at the Nationwide Tour Championship in Charleston, South Carolina. The idea is to replace the headset and mic the on-course commentators use to share their perspectives with Twitter.
During select segments of the telecast, Golf Channel will replace traditional play-by-play commentary from the broadcast team with Twitter feeds over live pictures and sound, creating a totally new way for viewers to experience golf coverage.
For the first run, Rex Hoggard, Randall Mell, Kay Cockerill and Michael Breed will be on hand to share their insights. Rex will tail the final pairing while Randall, Kay and Michael will follow the penultimate group.

At first, the idea seemed silly. But, the more I think about it, the more I'm start to like it. One of the biggest complaints I hear from different people about watching golf on TV is the on-air commentary. It's not necessarily what the announcers are saying, it's how often they're saying it. Replacing some of the commentary with tweets could potentially cut down on some of the on-air chit chat but we'll have to wait and see how it's executed. It also seems like The Golf Channel may be able to save a little money by not having to pay for the equipment needed to broadcast the on-course reporting.



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photo by Rosaura Ochoa


[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
golf channel sucks. this is going to suck. i cant stand all of their on air personalities, Kelly Tilgman? Brandel Chamblee, the black guy who is always smiling, michael breed... Rosenforte is the only one i can listen to.
10/27/11
 
rmetz676 says:
Not to be a jackass (ok, maybe I am), but I need another job. Can I be your editor?

"it's how often their saying it"
10/27/11
 
carv712 says:
You mean "...how often they're saying it"???
10/27/11
 
Banker85 says:
I dont get why people enjoy or see the need in pointing out grammar mistakes. who cares. get a life.
10/27/11
 
Paolo says:
If we are going to use the English language use it correctly. It's lazy and ignorant not to do so, especially if you are paid to write articles for a website which is partly funded by users paying an annual fee.

Not having a go at you Banker, but it isn't difficult to apply a little thought about grammar.
10/27/11
 
dottomm says:
Paolo + 1!!
10/27/11
 
falcon50driver says:
Don't get on Banker so hard. He's finally started beginning some of his sentences with capital letters. We're working on the use of apostrophes now.
10/27/11
 
ncramsey83 says:
It's easy to be critical when you are not the one responsible for writing several articles per week on top of all the other responsibilities that come with managing a site that roughly a half of a million people subscribe to. Keep up the good work Nate!
10/27/11
 
dartboss04 says:
Sorry, I'm with banker on this one. I'm paying for the stats and the community, not for perfectly constructed articles. Yes, he should probably proof read now, just so he doesn't have to deal with all of you. Although if it's a real problem, I hear that the addict price at www.ooboxfordenglish.com is only $9.95 per year. It tracks how many grammar a-hole remarks you make per week.
10/28/11
 
homermania says:
I would like to hear @legitimatebeef's thoughts on the matter.
10/28/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
Words, sentences, punctuation, grammer are important to quality of discourse.
If you can't manage the tools, you will never gain or maintain credibility.
That's why their is rules for writing.
That said, if this the page I am at. A page reading entry and they'res an error, most of the time I can extract sufficient meaning of text from the context. If I read an online auther enough and notice hes making mistakes all the time repeatly.
I don't mind telling them there doing them.
10/28/11
 
falcon50driver says:
dammit kurt
10/28/11
 
mustang6560 says:
I'm glad to see my typo sparked such a debate in the comments!

I do read through my posts prior to running them, but I do miss things from time to time so feel free to call me out (it doesn't hurt my feelings). But, the fact "their" vs. "they're" got through the spell check is not indicative of laziness or ignorance, as Paolo asserted, and I don't think it hurts the credibility of oobgolf, as KtK suggested. In a perfect world, all oobgolf content would be typo free, but hey, life happens so get over it!
10/28/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
I don't wanna say how I honestly feel about this because it would be incredibly rude. Unnecessary. Pretty much agree with Banker's first comment. This is more or less consistent with what we have come to expect from the "Golf" channel.
10/28/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
Just so you know there are plenty of people in the world who will judge you unmerciful if you're grammar is shoddy. Full disclosure--I am one of those people. :b
10/28/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
@kurt You have a point their.
10/28/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
My favorite b-day card i agve to my sis in law.
Image of two women talking at a bar.
"Where is your birthday gonna be at?"

"You shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition."

"Where is your birthday gonna be at, Bitch?"
10/28/11
 
falcon50driver says:
unmercifully
10/28/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
dammit merlin
10/29/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
Ending with a preposition... seems fine in certain cases.

"What time shall I pick you up?"
"What time shall I pick up you?"

Grammar--its' not always easy.
10/29/11
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
LegitimateBeef: Point made on the Golf Channel, but I went without it at home for five years. Beggars can't be choosers; I will gladly take extra Golf Channel chatter instead of being stuck at home without cable on a Saturday, reduced to watching Law and Order: Missing Cats Unit, or even CSI Boise.

As for the rest of you... I need a kidney belt to hold in my sides. One quote about prepositions is often attributed to the late, great Sir Winston Churchill: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put."
10/30/11
 
falcon50driver says:
There their they're. Don't let the effect affect you further, you'll go farther.
10/30/11
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
Dammit, Merlin...
10/31/11
 
larrynjr says:
wurd
10/31/11
 
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