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Bring back the “ Big Break “ !!!


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#61 Bingo1976

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 02:12 AM

I loved Big Break. So nice to see a golf reality competition. I would bring it back with an Ultimate Fighter type format:

Break them into 2 teams, with a celebrity coach on each team, and pick individual match ups for 9 holes with the winners going onto the next round. Maybe add a few side challenges for cash, rewards or advantages going into the matches (i.e. a mulligan, lengths of string). The winner gets a start in the Web.com or something.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:07 PM

View PostBigSky59, on 06 January 2019 - 02:12 PM, said:

I remember watching when Tony Finau was a contestant, not having a clue or care who the kid was.  Never thought to myself "this kid can hit cool trick shots around a wall, he will play in the Ryder Cup some day."  Awesome to see where he is now in the world of golf...
Too bad Tony's brother didn't fare as well (they were on the series together if I recall correctly).

The guy I remember most vividly is that hotheaded jackass on BB Disney.  I think Blake was his name.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

View PostBingo1976, on 28 January 2019 - 02:12 AM, said:

I loved Big Break. So nice to see a golf reality competition. I would bring it back with an Ultimate Fighter type format:

Break them into 2 teams, with a celebrity coach on each team, and pick individual match ups for 9 holes with the winners going onto the next round. Maybe add a few side challenges for cash, rewards or advantages going into the matches (i.e. a mulligan, lengths of string). The winner gets a start in the Web.com or something.

I love this idea. Hire this man and make it happen!

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:33 AM

Man I LOVED that show. I’ve always wanted to try to hit a punch into glass window panes because of it or flop it over a wall. Now we get Driver vs. Driver...
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:51 AM

I LOVED Indian Wells. Shanker the driving range pro was one of my all time favorites.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:55 AM

View PostInterpol, on 30 January 2019 - 11:07 PM, said:

View PostBigSky59, on 06 January 2019 - 02:12 PM, said:

I remember watching when Tony Finau was a contestant, not having a clue or care who the kid was.  Never thought to myself "this kid can hit cool trick shots around a wall, he will play in the Ryder Cup some day."  Awesome to see where he is now in the world of golf...
Too bad Tony's brother didn't fare as well (they were on the series together if I recall correctly).

The guy I remember most vividly is that hotheaded jackass on BB Disney.  I think Blake was his name.

Tony’s brother was Gipper wasn’t he?  And if I recall correctly (which is always a huge ????) wasn’t Gipper the one thought to have a better chance of making it?

Don “Pull it Tight” Donatello and Brian “Too Pure” (cant remeber his last name) were the two that still stick out to me. We still use those two phrases in our group.
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:56 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 31 January 2019 - 07:55 AM, said:

Tony’s brother was Gipper wasn’t he?  And if I recall correctly (which is always a huge ????) wasn’t Gipper the one thought to have a better chance of making it?

That's right, his name was Gipper.  And the producers hyped him up much more than they did Tony.  Ironic...
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:55 PM

View Postaverysdad, on 06 January 2019 - 05:56 AM, said:

My favorite cast member ever on there was Don “pull that tape tight!” Donatello. I was pulling for him and also wanted to punch him in the face. I miss the show too. That new show they were doing at top golf was horrible. I never could even make it thru one episode.

That guy was an a$$bag. Back then he was running his mouth when he was caddying for Kevin Na. I offered to play him straight up for $10K and he couldn’t find his balls. Kept running his mouth though.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:34 AM

I’m not denying he wasn’t...I just felt like he really and truly loved the game whether or not he made it or not. But the tv show only captures what we saw...didn’t know he was quite THIS guy.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:09 PM

Brian Cooper from Big Break Puerto Rico just got his card for Champions Tour. Great guy.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

I tried out for it 5-6 years ago. Flew to Orlando for tryouts. Unfortunately didn’t make it. It was fun!
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

I would love to see it come back, but with more focus on real golf and not silly competitions with weird shots.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

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.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

Was an entertaining show, I'd watch it if they brought it back.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:31 PM

Absolutely bring it back. Maybe we'll discover another Tommy Two Gloves and......who was that barefooted guy???  Lol.  Lots of good fun and characters more on the amateur side.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:32 PM

View PostHot Rod 71, on 04 February 2019 - 09:43 PM, said:

I would love to see it come back, but with more focus on real golf and not silly competitions with weird shots.

Has to be competitions or it is just crappy golf.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:17 PM

When i finally got the golf channel they decided to cancel the show...fml.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:50 AM

I could do without a lot of the crazier challenges, breaking glass and the flop wall are fun but not really an indication of golf skill.  I prefer more of the on course scenarios, approach shot, driving, putting and chipping accuracy.  I liked making the bottom 3 play match play to decide who goes home.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:10 AM

I really enjoyed the Big Break and I was disappointed when it was cancelled.  It would be great if they updated it and brought I back, I would watch it for sure.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:14 AM

Yeah, the Top Golf Show sucked!

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

It was such a good show. It helped guys like Tony Finau.

I do like the Driver vs. Driver show as well. Golf Channel needs some more good shows to go along with the regular programming. I like all the instruction stuff, but it gets kind of stale after a while.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:56 PM

Worst show ever.


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:17 PM

hated it by the last series, but it was the announcers that made it unbearable (Abbott- sb on a wedding dress show, not golf) and the old tired 'tests' of golf, and stupid make believe personality likes/hates the producers attempt to play up.  Let them just play head to head matches, and find another FInau, Bryan, 2 gloves, werenski.  The other obvious problem is they have to fill out the field with diversity.  I mean the cross handed guy with dreads was a great under dog story but not all are like him......

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

View PostInterpol, on 31 January 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 31 January 2019 - 07:55 AM, said:

Tony’s brother was Gipper wasn’t he?  And if I recall correctly (which is always a huge ????) wasn’t Gipper the one thought to have a better chance of making it?

That's right, his name was Gipper.  And the producers hyped him up much more than they did Tony.  Ironic...

He's still out there grinding. See his name pop up in Monday qualifiers all the time.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM

I loved big break, hope they bring it back both guys and girls were entertaining.  They just need to raise the bar a little for some of the contestants.  But hey being on TV is probably a lot of pressure


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:50 AM

^^ does anybody remember the very 1st season? It was brutal...but it was still a decent watch because it was new. Was like golf summer camp.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:32 PM

I liked the show bring it back
Better than most other reality junk thrse days
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:38 PM

I liked the show bring it back
Better than most other reality junk thrse days
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

In general it would give golf channel some content for Monday -Wednesday


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