Golf News for Friday, February 6, 2009 | Media

Golf Channel announces its program scheduling for next week

Coming up on Golf Channel…Feb. 9 - 15, 2009

Uneven Fairways (Premiere)
Wednesday (Feb. 11) at 9 p.m. ET, Golf Channel will premiere a first-of-its kind documentary revealing the story of the little known, but rich history of African-Americans who were forbidden to play golf at its highest level but refused to take no for an answer. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, Uneven Fairways will celebrate the men and women of the United Golf Association (UGA) who had the courage to challenge segregation, ultimately paving the way for future starts of the game. Featuring conversations with several of golf's pioneers and their families, insight from golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer and a personal tribute from Tiger Woods, Uneven Fairways will tell the story of a time when African-Americans - denied a place on tour - found a place in the sun. The documentary will re-air Thursday (Wednesday night) at midnight ET, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 4 and 7 p.m. ET.

Uneven Fairways: A Discussion
Immediately following Uneven Fairways at 10 p.m. ET, Vince Cellini will host and moderate a roundtable panel discussion on the history of African-Americans in golf with three-time PGA Tour winner and 13-time Champions Tour winner Jim Thorpe, Uneven Lies author and Uneven Fairways co-writer Pete McDaniel, New York University professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Dr. Jeffrey Sammons and Golf World senior writer Bill Fields.

Grey Goose 19th Hole

LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens will join hosts Vince Cellini and John Hawkins as the featured guest on the Grey Goose 19th Hole, Golf Channel's fast-paced talk show, Wednesday (Feb. 11) at 8 p.m. ET. Topics will include the LPGA Tour's 2009 start in Hawaii and Michelle Wie's debut, the state of the LPGA Tour in today's economic climate and its future outlook.

Top 10
Tuesday (Feb. 10) at 9 p.m. ET, Top 10 will count down the top 10 ocean courses around the world, including Kiawah Island, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews, and featuring insight and commentary from noted sports journalists. Lauren Thompson hosts.

The Golf Fix (Live)
Monday (Feb. 9) at 8 p.m. ET, Michael Breed will host The Golf Fix, Golf Channel's half-hour, fast-paced interactive instructional show live from the network's Orlando studios featuring live call-ins and emails from viewers. Breed also will re-create key moments from the Buick Invitational and provide tips on how to improve the golf swing.

PGA Tour Primetime
Thursday - Friday (Feb. 12-13) GOLF CHANNEL will re-air the opening rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Thursday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

News Programming Highlights

Golf Central
Golf Central will report on all of the news in the world of golf with interviews, highlights and analysis Monday - Sunday (Feb. 9 - 15) at 6 and 11:30 p.m. ET.

Monday (Feb. 9), 6 p.m. ET: Vince Cellini and Kraig Kann (hosts), Todd Lewis (reporter), Tim Rosaforte (insider).

Tuesday (Feb. 10), 6 p.m. ET: Vince Cellini and Rich Lerner (hosts), Todd Lewis (reporter), Steve Sands (AT&T Pebble Beach Reporter).

Wed. (Feb. 11), 6 p.m. ET: Inga Hammond, Rich Lerner and Scott Walker (hosts), Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo (analysts), Todd Lewis (reporter), Steve Sands and Kelly Tilghman (AT&T Pebble Beach reporters).

Thursday (Feb. 12), 6 p.m. ET: Vince Cellini, Todd Lewis and Kraig Kann (hosts), Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo (analysts), Steve Sands (AT&T Pebble Beach reporter)

Friday (Feb. 13), 6 p.m. ET: Inga Hammond, Kraig Kann, Scott Walker (hosts), Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo (analysts), Steve Sands (AT&T Pebble Beach reporter).

Saturday (Feb. 14), 6 p.m. ET: Inga Hammond, Kraig Kann and Scott Walker (hosts), Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo (analysts), Tim Rosaforte (insider), Steve Sands (AT&T Pebble Beach reporter).

Sunday (Feb. 15) 6 p.m. ET: Inga Hammond, Kraig Kann and Scott Walker (hosts), Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo (analysts), Tim Rosaforte (insider), Steve Sands (AT&T Pebble Beach reporter).

Golf Central Pre Game
Thursday and Friday (Feb. 12-13), at 2:30 p.m. ET, Golf Central Pre Game will prepare viewers for live coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with interviews and features, hosted by Inga Hammond and analysts Brandel Chamblee (Orlando) and Frank Nobilo (Pebble Beach). GOLF CHANNEL insider Tim Rosaforte will join for weekend coverage.

Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 7-8) at 12:30 p.m. ET, Hammond, Chamblee, Nobilo and Rosaforte will prepare viewers for all of the action on the various tours, including the Champions Tour's Allianz Championship, the SBS Open at Turtle Bay on the LPGA Tour and network coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Friedman at 407-355-4058, or jfriedman@golfchannel.com.



 
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