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Golf Channel Looking To Expand With Orlando's Help

Thanks to Adam Schupak for Tweeting this Richard Bilbao "developing" story suggesting the channel looks to add 75 jobs, spend nearly $2 million on a facility upgrade and receive some financial incentives from the city of Orlando.

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Reader Comments (13)

Hoping that a few of those jobs will be devoted to writers giving Damon Hack something interesting to say.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
Ladies and Gentleman sharpen your resumes (hey at least someone in golf would be hiring)
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterElf
With the increase in sports cable channels (Lakers, Dodgers, ESPN partnering with Texas), there is lots of airtime to fill with content. As we remember from the early days of ESPN, GolfChannel, it isn't always the most glorious of content.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike B
Big Break XLVIII. Or maybe not, if they hired staff to fill the air time with something watchable.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
There were some irritating moments, mostly due to the main guy "Vic", but at the end I kind of liked that "Their Longest Drive" show. Nice job green lighting that one - it was not done by GC staff.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
So instead of showing ''golf'' at the LAST Q SCHOOL, the CG on this the last day, is showing AN EXTRA HOUR of people in ties talking to players about how they played, instead of, you know, actually showing them playing. That is really a step in the right direction, production wise.

Who came up with this? The people who are in charge of The Old Course?
12.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I'm with you on "Their Longest Drive". A bit quirky, but one of the more enjoyable shows I've ever seen on the GC.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom T.
Sorry, I failed to mention my enjoyment of ''The Longest Drive' as well. More programming like this and less of the ''pundits'' talking away for hours.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
dig, I'm with you on q-school coverage. I'm shocked that GC made the decision not to cover the event both "on the course" and with the interviews. Who the hell made that decision?
12.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Harv, if I'm not mistaken the PGA Tour gave e GC a directive that tour school would not go out with a televised bang. The Tour doesn't want any more scrutiny about "the end" of tour school as we know it. They want to sneak out of town under the cover of darkness like the Colts did back in the day....

So, while the GC deserves the skewering we routinely give them, this one is not on them -- it's on Flinchem.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Well, looking on the bright side, at least this is the last year they'll have to decide NOT to cover Q-School.
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLA Man
DTF, Harv, etc....

I had long suspected PGAT of putting the squeeze on TGC concerning coverage, as per Del's comments. And so it goes......
12.4.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth

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