On the ball


Or The Masters!

The Sticky Egg

For a sport with such small balls, golf is an unusually large target.

cu golf ballPeople who don’t watch it or understand the nuances of the game are quick to dismiss it as boring.

My mother never understood why I watched golf on TV as a young child. But if she sat with me for even 30 minutes, she would soon be ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ over some of the precision shots the pros could pull off.

And in television golf tournaments, you see a lot of golf.  The cameras jump from tee to fairway to green, so you get to see sometimes 50+ different golfers swing the club or putt every 30 seconds or less.

So, contrary to what you might think, there is a lot of action in golf.

In contrast, televised baseball and football games — America’s sports — mostly involve standing around.  A Wall Street Journal study calculated…

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2 thoughts on “On the ball”

  1. I can tell you that one of the toughest jobs in television is to be a cameraman for golf coverage. Try tracking a ball 400 yards on a golf course sometime! And yes….plenty of oohs and ahs (except when I’m playing!)

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