A NEW weekly free to air Australian golf show will premiere on Network Ten’s 24 hour sport channel ONE in late October.
AFL commentator and sports guru Andrew Maher will host the locally produced show which the network says will cover a variety of topics that will appeal to golfers of all ages and abilities.
The PGA of Australia will partner with ONE to bring the show, ‘The Pro Shop’ to viewers on Tuesday nights, with the first season extending to the conclusion of 2010’s first Major Championship, the 2010 Masters from Augusta National.
In a media release today, the PGA said it would work closely with sports commentator Maher on the content of the show as they continue to strive to promote and grow all aspects of the game in Australia.
As well as full previews and reviews of all the major domestic Tournaments, the show will analyse and test the latest equipment, visit and review a host of golf courses and golf travel destinations, talk to leading professionals, meet celebrities who share a passion for golf as well as provide useful tips, hints and drills to improve your game.
Max Garske, CEO of the PGA of Australia said the introduction of The Pro Shop would boost the PGA’s thriving relationship with Network Ten with golf fans ultimately the big winners.
“We are very excited about the launch of ‘The Pro Shop’ which in conjunction with the increased tournament coverage Network Ten will deliver this summer will ensure that golf lovers at all levels will be catered for. We look forward to working together in our desire to serve the golf fans what they have asked for –the highest level of golf coverage ever.”
David White, Network Ten General Manager of Sport, said the show was part of the Network’s strategy to provide more sporting lifestyle content to Australian sports lovers.
“Along with our extensive live sport offerings we believe that sports fans want to learn about different sports and how to incorporate them into their lives. This show will have something for the casual golfer right through to the dedicated serious golfer.”
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