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Bring back the “ Big Break “ !!!


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#31 worldslasttwfan

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:38 PM

Best one was Vegas Mesquite.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:50 AM

I only watched for the hot chicks.

I have no interest in watching men play golf poorly.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

Gerina Pillar was on there too. Mendoza I think then.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

They should change the format, make it more realistic. Get rid of all those challenge gimmicks. The first couple of episodes should be them at the local muni trying to hustle some games. The players who earn the most money move on to the next round, some local one day pro tourneys. Those who make the most earnings get exemptions into a regional tour event, like the NGA or Swing Thinking Tour or whatever they’re calling it these days. From there they go to Web and whoever is left standing at the end gets a full ride on the Web for the next year. Only problem with my idea is that none of the guys would probably make it past the local muni.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:51 PM

I'm on board with this idea. Other than the player's lessons, this is the only show I watched regularly. Get creative in bringing down production costs and the off course drama. I'm a fan.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:05 PM

I liked the show very much
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:04 PM

I really enjoyed the From The Range show as well. Using on site talent and a few guys in the studio and a few cameras spread around the range from PGA events. Seems cheap-er than the BB format and there was a whole lot less talk. Bring that show back too if we’re talking about GC shows we miss.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

And cut into "The Legend of Bagger Vance" reruns?  No thank you.  Do you think GC will every run that Bobby Jones movie?
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

Off the top of my head...Tommy Gainey, Matt Every and Tony Finau have all won on the PGA tour. There might be more?? That's not too shabby.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

I enjoyed it but it drove my wife crazy.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:56 PM

Richy Werenski was on it also and he won a WEB event and contended in a fall series.
Jones did it with corn whiskey. Hogan with cigarettes & Tiger with will.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

View Postmarmooskapaul, on 07 January 2019 - 07:43 PM, said:

Off the top of my head...Tommy Gainey, Matt Every and Tony Finau have all won on the PGA tour. There might be more?? That's not too shabby.

Vegas I think it was also had James Nitties, he was a very good Australian player who finished second in their Open one year, and if i recall led most of the tournament with some big time PGA guys there.

People talked about him being very talented
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:29 PM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 07 January 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

They should change the format, make it more realistic. Get rid of all those challenge gimmicks. The first couple of episodes should be them at the local muni trying to hustle some games. The players who earn the most money move on to the next round,

What happens when there`s nobody to hustle? Does that player get booted because of lack of suckers on the course?

It`s not very realistic that each player will be hustling for the same amount of money as the player across town might be, remember the guy getting hustled has to agree to the betting as well.

How would the hustler explain the camera crew following them around?

Me thinks there might be more realistic options out there. :)

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:47 PM

I'd 100% watch it again


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:49 PM

I'm in if Selanee Henderson comes back, or better yet hosts.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:39 AM

View PostBMC, on 07 January 2019 - 07:14 PM, said:

And cut into "The Legend of Bagger Vance" reruns?  No thank you.  Do you think GC will every run that Bobby Jones movie?

Skip all the love scenes (minus the one in the dilapidated plantation where he asks if she took her clothes off for Chatanooga) and anytime Matt Damon swings a golf club. Pretty much show me just Will Smith talking and Hardy Greeves being a dumb kid. Certain it was mentioned but Blair O'Neal? :air_kiss:

Edited by shoot4par, 11 January 2019 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:59 AM

View PostHawkeye77, on 06 January 2019 - 02:28 PM, said:

How people get so excited over the occasional breaking of glass . . . . . .

It's more exciting when the glass DOESN'T break...



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:46 PM

View Postfairways4life, on 06 January 2019 - 02:13 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 06 January 2019 - 01:58 PM, said:

I'm in if it's female and the intros inexplicably have them in bikinis even though that has nothing to do with golf

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:21 PM

I thought it was a pretty good show, too. I, like many, didn't care for the Top Golf show.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:12 AM

View PostBeerPerHole, on 09 January 2019 - 01:21 PM, said:

I thought it was a pretty good show, too. I, like many, didn't care for the Top Golf show.

I agree, I thought Big Break was a decent show which I enjoyed watching.  I wonder how they could bring it back and revive the series to where it seems more high stakes.  Unless I am not remembering it correctly.  A lot better than the Top Golf show which just got too stale for me in my opinion.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:18 AM

I would watch it again.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:21 PM

View PostBMC, on 07 January 2019 - 07:14 PM, said:

And cut into "The Legend of Bagger Vance" reruns?  No thank you.  Do you think GC will every run that Bobby Jones movie?

Boy I sure hope so. I start to miss seeing that after 2-3 days without it.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

The first one I watched (maybe 2nd or 3rd season) had two women who had an ongoing fight. I thought it was fascinating and disturbing. I was hooked. Then 2-glove had some time on the tour and that was awesome, and now finau. Gerina. Others.

So yeah it’d beat the pants off of the 432nd viewing of one of their 3 movies.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:50 PM

"PULL THE TAPE TIGHT!" - Don Donatello


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:27 AM

View PostBMC, on 07 January 2019 - 07:14 PM, said:

And cut into "The Legend of Bagger Vance" reruns?  No thank you.  Do you think GC will every run that Bobby Jones movie?
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:01 AM

View PostCircaflex, on 11 January 2019 - 01:27 AM, said:

View PostBMC, on 07 January 2019 - 07:14 PM, said:

And cut into "The Legend of Bagger Vance" reruns?  No thank you.  Do you think GC will every run that Bobby Jones movie?
It was on last weekend

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

I really enjoyed watching Big Break, and it has produced some talent. PGA tour winners such as Finau, Every, Wesley Bryan among others. Hope they bring it back, regardless of cost.  They will get better ratings on this than the endless reruns of 3 golf movies.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:46 PM

View Postfairways4life, on 06 January 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

I liked seeing how the big break contestants fared in their careers. Neat to see names like Richie Werenski pop up on a leaderboard from time to time.

I think people forget that Tony Finau was on Big Break.

It's sad to see they cancelled the show. I know they made a decision at one point to focus more on showing actual golf than creating reality series. Why? It's a no brainer for cost effectiveness. When you are bought by a much larger company (NBC) at some point they are going to want to see a return on investment. I'm sure they figured they could do reruns of old golf programming at far less of a cost and still get a similar number of viewers in those timeslots. It seems the only thing they play on Golf Channel outside of actual golf anymore is the Legend of Bagger Vance
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