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Golf coverage/commentator discussion thread!! Mod note #12

  • 29-03-2017 10:00pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    I'm not a big fan of his media work but McGinley on Off The Ball was very good this week talking about his first Masters and talking about the course itself. Very interesting.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,841 ✭✭✭ fred funk }{


    Jayop wrote: »
    I'm not a big fan of his media work but McGinley on Off The Ball was very good this week talking about his first Masters and talking about the course itself. Very interesting.

    Yeah he's always good being interviewed. You'd listen to him for hours, Harrington the same.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    Yeah he's always good being interviewed. You'd listen to him for hours, Harrington the same.

    But funny he drives me nuts when he's commentating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,841 ✭✭✭ fred funk }{


    Jayop wrote: »
    But funny he drives me nuts when he's commentating.

    Interestingly - he was 6 HC when he was 18 years old. Very old and high for an eventual pro.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭ hesker


    Interestingly - he was 6 HC when he was 18 years old. Very old and high for an eventual pro.

    Which sparks the question......

    Which multiple major winner did not take up the game until he was in his 20's


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    hesker wrote: »
    Which sparks the question......

    Which multiple major winner did not take up the game until he was in his 20's

    OOh a quiz.

    Erm without a google and to show my ignorance I'm going to say Ernie Els.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ ForeRight


    hesker wrote: »
    Which sparks the question......

    Which multiple major winner did not take up the game until he was in his 20's



    Nelson


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,565 ✭✭✭ me89


    Yeah he's always good being interviewed. You'd listen to him for hours, Harrington the same.

    Just seen that Harrington is commentating for Sky Sports at the masters this year, should be interesting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭ hesker


    ForeRight wrote: »
    Nelson

    Correct


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,881 ✭✭✭ WHIP IT!


    Jayop wrote: »
    But funny he drives me nuts when he's commentating.

    Was a huge fan of McGinley the player, but I just cannot listen to him on the tele. It'll be very interesting to see how Harrington does on Sky - he's an interesting choice for Sky because he's not the sort to just blather on with inane, inoffensive platitudes... I can see a few nervous moments for Rob Lee et al when Padraig starts telling it like it is!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    Jayop wrote: »
    OOh a quiz.

    Erm without a google and to show my ignorance I'm going to say Ernie Els.

    Ernie Els won the U14 Boys Junior World Golf Championship in 1984 (Phil Mickelson came 2nd).

    Good photo of the 2 of them from it online if you google the event.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,774 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Keano


    Rather than have pages and pages in big event threads just filled with posts not about the actual golf rather peoples opinions on the coverage and commentators this thread is for those posts!

    Feel free to have a good moan here or in some cases praise them! Keep it civil and personal abuse will not be tolerated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭ Dbu


    ForeRight wrote: »
    Nelson
    Johnny?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ ForeRight


    Dbu wrote: »
    Johnny?


    Mandela


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,091 ✭✭✭ Deep Thought


    woohoo...

    I am so glad to watch it on Sky Sports... no Longer do I have to listen to Hazel Irvine...OMG...Drives me mad

    And as for Shane O'Donoghue, the Garth Crooks of Golf, Never have I heard anyone ask the most complex long winded questions.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    woohoo...

    I am so glad to watch it on Sky Sports... no Longer do I have to listen to Hazel Irvine...OMG...Drives me mad

    And as for Shane O'Donoghue, the Garth Crooks of Golf, Never have I heard anyone ask the most complex long winded questions.

    But no adds. I love no adds.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,385 ThunderCat


    Dbu wrote: »
    Johnny?

    Byron


  • Registered Users Posts: 867 ✭✭✭ acalmenvoy


    ThunderCat wrote: »
    Byron
    Willie?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 ✭✭✭ ForeRight


    acalmenvoy wrote: »
    Willie?



    Wonka


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,282 ✭✭✭ Martin567


    Dbu wrote: »
    Johnny?

    Larry Nelson apparently took up golf at the age of 21, having never played before.

    He was on the PGA Tour within 6 years and went on to win 3 Majors!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,847 Armchair Andy


    Has Monty been left out of this year's Masters coverage?Prank Monty account on twitter saying so.

    Hopefully so.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 945 red ears


    Has Monty been left out of this year's Masters coverage?Prank Monty account on twitter saying so.

    Hopefully so.

    I'm glad if he is left out. He is not very good at the punditry. Of all the guys who have played the game sure thy can some interesting funny guys with a personality. No offence to Monty but he was none of those things and McGinley is only marginally better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭ Dwarf.Shortage


    I can never figure out if Butch Harmon is looking at me or looking for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,070 ✭✭✭ Johnny_Fontane


    I can never figure out if Butch Harmon is looking at me or looking for me.

    thats half the fun with the pirate. Wayne Riley has some of the best one liners in the game. I think him and Rich Beem make it great fun to listen to on Sky.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,881 ✭✭✭ WHIP IT!


    Are Sky Sports trying to make us hate golf a week before the Masters with this boring plank Donaldson??


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,841 ✭✭✭ fred funk }{


    WHIP IT! wrote: »
    Are Sky Sports trying to make us hate golf a week before the Masters with this boring plank Donaldson??

    Did you see his double shank? Arkward wasn't the word.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,897 ✭✭✭ Deeper Blue


    Bjorn will be part of the Sky Sports team this week apparently.

    Do they feel like they're obligated to have the Ryder Cup captain as a part of their coverage or what? Can't say I'm looking forward to listening to Bjorn!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,378 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    Thomas moan boring Bjorn.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,378 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    It is torture the coverage of this - every year.

    I don't have the bleeding red button.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,378 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    interesting there,

    He said on Sky - " breaks less frequent and 1 minute"

    That is great news if true.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,847 Armchair Andy


    Bjorn bigging up the Ryder Cup already. Bad enough listening to Mcginley but not this ****head too.


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