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You've Been Warned Files: NFL Style First Tee Intros

Jeff Babineau, writing about Kapalua instructor and Hyundai Tournament of Champions first tee announcer Jerry King, warns us of this potential boondoggle:

But there will be a new twist on Friday for the opening round of the season: players actually will do their own introductions, NFL style. As he stands on the tee, each player will be shown on a big video board giving his name, hometown and the 2012 tournament/tournaments he captured.

Unclear is if these are taped intros, then this won't be a big deal. But if the player is supposed to do this live, then get in the zone to play golf? That would be weird.

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Reader Comments (12)

I'm sure all 300 patrons in attendance will be all fired up.
01.2.2013 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
I realize I'm getting older but the traditions of golf are the things that seperate golf from other sports. I can see this at maybe one event in Arizona, but it should not be the norm.
01.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the players in Group 25:"

"John Doe, Orlando, Oklahoma State."

"Jim Doe, Orlando, Oklahoma State."

"Jeff Doe, Orlando, Oklahoma State."
01.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark B
No doubt with "Jock Jams" blaring from the loudspeakers.
01.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob
Non-news. Matters not. PGA tour is fast becoming superfluous. Champions Tour already is. It is a world game now and FAR too much money out there for whacking a ball with a stick. Love the game but am beginning to loathe the way it is trying to appeal to NASCAR fans. May have to go back to checkers for simple enjoyment.
01.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterthebigdad
It has to be pretaped. Has to be...right?
01.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJRP
This is sad.
01.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Is this a PGA Tour grow the game initiative?
01.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
Fog machine?
01.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Matre
yes, and strobe lights.
Next step: half naked girls dancing in cages rolled out on the back of flatbed trucks. Bubba will be able to handle it, but not sure about the other players.
01.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
how do you spell awkward?
01.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterchicago pt
Nothing will ever top the Yankee Stadium intro music for Wade Boggs when he was playing for the Red Sox---Fat Bottomed Girls
01.3.2013 | Unregistered Commentersmails

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