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Golf Channel’s New Show “Shotmakers”


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#211 munihack

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:34 PM

 Swisstrader98, on 12 April 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

What makes these types of show popular is the personalities of the people and by the looks of things, there are some rather dimwits on the show. Witness Big Break, Housewives of Atlanta, Kardashian's, etc. They're all about their audience connecting w the cast and in this case there is ZERO reason to feel connected to these people and zero interest if you're a golfer.

sir are you implying that the kardashians or housewives aren't dimwits?


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

Watched for 10 minutes. Can’t see how this is entertaining... so boring!
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:22 PM

Please bring back infomercial

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:53 PM

I would like to see the rules of golf changed to allow Am's to play for and win money.  Imagine if you ended up final tabling a WSOP event but could only with the bracelet and weren't eligible for the prize money because you didn't declare yourself a pro before you bought in?

Realistically I would participate, and enjoy watching guys and girls who dedicate themselves to improving then actually have a shot to get in a big game situation that could change their life.  As it is now sure you have Monday qualifiers for tour events however even then let's say you manage to qualify as an Am and win the thing... No money.  Now granted there of course would be other opportunities that come from that, but the costs associated with just playing the pre qualifiers and qualifiers are not insignificant.

What golf is missing is that lightning strike WSOP possibility and I think you would see more shows with more interest is you could pit great players who just so happen to have jobs, families, commitments etc.  that can't drop everything and commit to 1-2 years to travel grind, and overall lose money in the hopes they can qualify and make it to the point where they might have a chance to be in position to possibly make a living.

There are some ridiculous players out there and with a bigger carrot hanging out there you would get interest and some good TV I think.  Imagine the various formats.  Imagine how much more watchable shotmakers would be if instead of just "pro" golfers you had some am teams that qualified and were able to play for some real money instead of a 5k credit to travelocity or whatever.

The MSOP (putting) is a cool idea but again diff. divisions pro and am.

I think do away with pro and am status, and let handicaps and tournament scores dictate.  Tiger wants to play in my wed. night league? sure, who cares, everyone else is getting strokes and he's giving away a ton and I bet he never wins a week... What does it matter?

I think you'll see more interest, more players practicing and dedicating themselves towards a competition or goal, and then more and different competitive golf events that can payout some real cash and give some really good players exposure they may not otherwise get.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:03 PM

 munihack, on 12 April 2018 - 02:34 PM, said:

 Swisstrader98, on 12 April 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

What makes these types of show popular is the personalities of the people and by the looks of things, there are some rather dimwits on the show. Witness Big Break, Housewives of Atlanta, Kardashian's, etc. They're all about their audience connecting w the cast and in this case there is ZERO reason to feel connected to these people and zero interest if you're a golfer.

sir are you implying that the kardashians or housewives aren't dimwits?

Well they are wealthier than us so.......


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

The commercial says, "Everyone is talking about Shotmakers." I suppose if I went to Ulaanbaatar that is what people would be talking about.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

When I first moved to NC, my then 16yr. old nephew and I stayed up until 4:00am racing the first screen of Sonic Hedgehog (1992). One of us got 29sec., not sure which one. It was great hanging out with him and talking about all sorts of stuff he was dealing with. However, it would’ve sucked for anyone who had to watch us that doesn’t speak English.

Additionally, I feel sorry for Tania Tare having to be ‘accommodating’ to her loudmouth, nitwit partner.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:42 PM

The show is nothing but one big commercial.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

 Imhappyinthe80s, on 10 April 2018 - 07:00 AM, said:

10 horrendous minutes and I stopped and cancelled recording.  The idea is terrible, the whole presentation was subpar. Lastly, I never realized how much better people look with  instagram filters.

+1  I recorded the first 2 and just now getting around to watching.  Between skipping commercials and all the boring commentary it takes about 5 minutes to find the hosel rockets.  Best part of the show IMO :russian_roulette:


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:50 PM

 Tingting, on 12 April 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

Please bring back infomercial

At least they make us want something we do not€™ need.

Top Golf is about drinking and shooting the breeze with the group of friends with the wife. Not a serious competition.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:41 PM

Its about making tough shots such as hitting it straight and hitting it straight......did I mention hitting it straight

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:02 PM

I watched for five minutes. Time I've lost forever.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:04 AM

I don't like the show, or Top Golf either.  To me, it's just not "Golf".  And I especially don't like that it's on 2 nights in a row.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:09 AM

Watched this.  It was the worst golf related thing I have ever watched in my entire life.  I don't understand how anyone could possibly like this show.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

Thought it would be interesting, god was I wrong. Remember watching big break a while back, bring that s*** back!

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:40 PM

 Petunia Sprinkle, on 12 April 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

When I first moved to NC, my then 16yr. old nephew and I stayed up until 4:00am racing the first screen of Sonic Hedgehog (1992). One of us got 29sec., not sure which one. It was great hanging out with him and talking about all sorts of stuff he was dealing with. However, it would’ve sucked for anyone who had to watch us that doesn’t speak English.

Additionally, I feel sorry for Tania Tare having to be ‘accommodating’ to her loudmouth, nitwit partner.

No sympathy for Tania here.  

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:01 AM

 ilikegolf26, on 15 April 2018 - 10:09 AM, said:

Watched this.  It was the worst golf related thing I have ever watched in my entire life.  I don't understand how anyone could possibly like this show.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:47 AM

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

This show is garbage.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:14 AM

 Sean2, on 12 April 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

The commercial says, "Everyone is talking about Shotmakers." I suppose if I went to Ulaanbaatar that is what people would be talking about.

They never implied anybody was talking anything good...

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:22 AM

 VNutz, on 16 April 2018 - 10:14 AM, said:

 Sean2, on 12 April 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

The commercial says, "Everyone is talking about Shotmakers." I suppose if I went to Ulaanbaatar that is what people would be talking about.

They never implied anybody was talking anything good...
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:11 AM

Got bored of it pretty fast.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:33 AM

 Petunia Sprinkle, on 12 April 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

When I first moved to NC, my then 16yr. old nephew and I stayed up until 4:00am racing the first screen of Sonic Hedgehog (1992). One of us got 29sec., not sure which one. It was great hanging out with him and talking about all sorts of stuff he was dealing with. However, it would've sucked for anyone who had to watch us that doesn't speak English.

Additionally, I feel sorry for Tania Tare having to be 'accommodating' to her loudmouth, nitwit partner.

Quite a few on that show are loud. Why single her partner out? and what makes him a nitwit?

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

I’m watching it right now....not sure why... Seems like golf’s version of fast food....? No quality but it seems like what I want at that moment in time.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

Watched 2 minutes and this was almost as bad as the MUATB guy.  Hitting the same "targets" over and over again would be like playing the same 9 hole course over and over and over again and posting that you're playing great on a really tough course.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:43 PM

Kenzie O'Connell though :wub:

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

 jwash112, on 16 April 2018 - 11:33 AM, said:

 Petunia Sprinkle, on 12 April 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

When I first moved to NC, my then 16yr. old nephew and I stayed up until 4:00am racing the first screen of Sonic Hedgehog (1992). One of us got 29sec., not sure which one. It was great hanging out with him and talking about all sorts of stuff he was dealing with. However, it would've sucked for anyone who had to watch us that doesn't speak English.

Additionally, I feel sorry for Tania Tare having to be 'accommodating' to her loudmouth, nitwit partner.

Quite a few on that show are loud. Why single her partner out? and what makes him a nitwit?

He's the one of the only moderately entertaining competitors and he actually puts points on the board. 9i to the trench when others are using 9i to miss the 150yd target.

Now that they're out, I'm not sure I can stomach it any more.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:07 PM

For those who don't know... The women in the ship sticks commercials are social media golf "stars"/models.  They do a lot of top golf on their social media pages.

Its obvious that GC is trying to make golf look fun for people who wouldn't ordinarily find it fun with shotmakers.  Having those women on there just enhances the social media presence.

Its good for the game, people see social media figures they like on television.  It brings in the younger crowds.

I personally thought the game was a bit rudimentary...  lets see who can drop it in a net... but its alright if nothing else is on.

Definitely better than Tin Cup again...

I take that back... Tin Cup is better.  Maybe shot makers would be more fun if they did it in the 19th hole, added pelicans, and people were making bets as the shots happened.
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