Here are two press releases that have been lingering in the Fang’s Bites inbox. Totally forgot to post them yesterday.
First, PGA.com is putting out an iPhone app for the PGA Championship this week.
PGA.com Announces 2009 PGA Championship App Available on App Store
New App Offers Customizable Push Notifications and Live Video Streaming for iPhone and iPod touch
PGA.com today announced the availability of the PGA Championship App on the App Store. The PGA Championship App for iPhone and iPod touch will provide live video, live scoring and instant updates to golf fans during the 2009 PGA Championship from Aug. 13–16.
“PGA.com has raised the bar for major golf coverage on the iPhone and iPod touch with the PGA Championship App,” said Matthew Hong, Turner Sports Vice President and General Manager of Sports Digital. “The launch of the PGA Championship App gives on-the-go fans live access, updates and insight from instructional professionals that they have come to expect from PGA.com.”
The PGA Championship App, the first to utilize features of the iPhone OS 3.0 software update for coverage of a major golf tournament, provides customized push notifications so fans can receive instant alerts about their favorite players’ progress. Additionally, the app will offer live video of marquee groups for all four days of play and live video streaming of the Par 3 holes at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Push notifications will provide users with instant alerts for hole-by-hole scores, completion of rounds and other breaking news. The Breaking News feature will provide frequent updates to storylines and news, and five additional notifications correspond with individual players selected by fans to follow including: Round Beginning, Round Completion, Double Bogeys (and higher), Birdies & Eagles and Hole-by-Hole Updates.
The PGA Championship App will also offer a customizable leaderboard with live scoring in an easy to use front nine/back nine format, video highlights, player information, course information, news and updates. In another first for a major golf tournament, the app will also include a real-time Trends function to highlight notable leaderboard climbs, drops and streaks.
The PGA Championship App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
PGA.COM is also exclusively making course insights and instruction videos available from PGA Professionals and Instructors.
And here’s what you will see on Golf Channel starting on Monday.
COMING UP ON GOLF CHANNEL… Aug. 10 – 16, 2009
Turns Spotlight on Entertainment Mogul Jerry Weintraub and The First Tee; America
PGA Championship Week on GOLF CHANNEL
Original Programming Premieres and Highlights
(All times eastern)
Video Preview: Golf in America Episode 8
Time: Tuesday 8 – 8:30 p.m. (Special Time)
Host: Anthony Anderson
The eighth episode of the 10-week series will feature:
- Jerry Weintraub: Golf and
Hollywood– Jerry Weintraub is one of ’s most successful and prolific producers in the music and film business. Before turning to films, he managed legendary acts including John Denver, The Moody Blues and Frank Sinatra. Most recently, Weintraub produced the remake of Ocean’s Eleven, along with Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13. Golf in Hollywood America’s Jim Gray will visit with Weintraub to discuss his storied career and his passion for golf, including his most memorable rounds with the stars and his involvement in the development of the ultra-exclusive Madison Club in La Quinta, Calif.
· Prison View Golf Course–Prison View Golf Course in
Louisianais the only golf course situated inside the walls of a prison facility in the . At the facility, inmates learn real-world trades such as landscape architecture and horticulture. United States
· The First Tee – The First Tee is an organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Host Anthony Anderson visits The First Tee headquarters in
and its CEO, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., son of legendary boxer Joe Louis. St. Augustine
Golf in America takes viewers coast-to-coast to discover never-before-told stories, larger-than-life characters and inspirational people in capturing the spirit of the game of golf. The series, hosted by film and television actor Anthony Anderson, chronicles stories in stunning HD from celebrities, such as Justin Timberlake and Donald Trump to everyday people across the country that are unified by the sport.
Playing Lessons from the Pros – PGA Champions
Time: Monday 10 – 10:30 p.m.
Host: Stephanie Sparks
PGA Champions Padraig Harrington, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd, Nick Price and David Toms will share tips on shaping shots off the tee and from the fairway, as well as short game strategies. Stephanie Sparks hosts.
PGA Championship Week – News and Talk Show Programming Highlights
Live From the PGA Championship
Live Airings: Tuesday 12 – 1 p.m. (News Conferences)/6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (News Conferences)/6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m./8 – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 9 – 11 a.m./7 – 9 p.m.
Live From the PGA Championship, produced in high definition, will take viewers inside the ropes at Hazeltine National Golf Club with 26 hours of live news reports, inside analysis and compelling features to deliver comprehensive, wrap-around coverage of the men’s final major championship of 2009.
Live Airings: Monday 6 – 6:30 p.m./11:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Golf Central will recap the news and storylines from the previous week on all of the tours, preview the upcoming tournaments and deliver news and insight.
The Golf Fix
Time: Monday 8 – 8:30 p.m.
Host: Michael Breed
GOLF CHANNEL’s fast-paced interactive instructional show will highlight call-ins and emails from viewers during the show and preview the PGA Championship in a fast-paced format. GolfChannel.com also will include a bonus segment following the conclusion of the live show on Monday.
The Approach with Callaway Golf (On-site at PGA Championship)
Time: Tuesday 8:30 – 9 p.m. (Special Time)
Host: Kraig Kann
Panelists: Alex Miceli/Andrew Magee
Highlighting the top storylines in golf from different perspectives, analysts from The Approach with Callaway Golf will recap the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and preview the PGA Championship in an entertaining and informative manner. The show will commence from Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of the PGA Championship.
Grey Goose 19th Hole (On-site at PGA Championship)
Time: Wednesday 8:30 – 9 p.m. (Special Time)
Host: Vince Cellini/Analysts John Hawkins and Jeff Rude
Guest: 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem
Grey Goose 19th Hole, the network’s fast-paced half-hour talk show will feature debates on the hot topics in golf coming out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and will preview the PGA Championship. 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem will join the show as a special guest to preview the PGA Championship and discuss his 2002 victory at Hazeltine National. Grey Goose 19th Hole will take place on-site at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
There you go. Back on Monday.