I haven’t received a programming update from Golf Channel in quite some time. I now have what’s in store for the channel and you can take a look at it for yourself.
Famous Glass Break Challenge on Tonight’s Big Break Indian Wells
“Hope for the Warriors” Bobby Joseph and Nick Bradley Joins The Golf Fix
>Original Series Premieres and Highlights
All Times Eastern
Big Break Indian Wells (New, Episode Three)
Hosts: Tom Abbott, Stephanie Sparks
Airtime: Monday, 9-10 p.m..
Contestants Eliminated: Piri Borja (Episode One)
Robert Floyd (Episode Two)
The competitors will team up and test their skills in the most famous challenge on Big Break – the Glass Break Challenge. During the episode, a decision by one player will send shockwaves through his team that will permanently affect the competition. On Big Break Indian Wells, one competitor will be eliminated each week, with the champion taking home one of the biggest prizes in Big Break history – an exemption to the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans and a minimum of $55,000 in cash.
What’s in the Bag: GolfBuddy (New)
Airtime: Tuesday, 6:30-7 p.m.
What’s in the Bag will go inside the range finder industry to learn how GolfBuddy maps courses, develops products and makes the game easier for every type of player.
Top 10: Rivalries (New)
Host: Lauren Thompson
Airtime: Wednesday, 9-9:30 p.m.
Host Lauren Thompson will count down the top-10 rivalries in golf, including Woods vs. Mickelson, Nicklaus vs. Watson and America vs. Europe in the Ryder Cup.
Inside the PGA TOUR
Airtime: Tuesday, 7:30-8 p.m.
Inside the PGA TOUR will head to the Sunshine State to catch some rays with PGA TOUR winner Justin Rose and his wife, Kate, as they take their “Blessings in a Backpack” initiative to the next level by offering local Orlando students their first opportunity to visit the ocean. The show also will recap the Byron Nelson Championship and look ahead to the Memorial Tournament.
News and Talk Show Premieres and Highlights
(All Times Eastern)
The Golf Fix (New)
Host: Michael Breed
Airtime: Monday, 7-8 p.m. ET
Wounded veterans Bobby Joseph and Nick Bradley, part of the “Hope For the Warriors” organization, will join host Michael Breed for tips and instruction. Breed also will look back to the key shots and moments from this weekend’s tournaments, look ahead to the Memorial Tournament and will answer viewer questions throughout the show.
Live Airings: Monday-Friday, 6-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 7-7:30 p.m.
Golf Central Pre Game
Live Airings: Thursday-Friday, 2:30-3 p.m.
Saturday, noon-12:30 p.m.
Golf Central and Golf Central Pre Game will deliver all of the news, highlights and analysis from golf’s professional tours, including the Memorial Tournament, Melwood Prince George’s County Open, Wales Open, Principal Charity Classic and the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Golf Central will sit down with PGA TOUR professional Matt Kuchar on Tuesday in a profile feature. Golf Central also will feature Morning Drive host Gary Williams caddying for Rory McIlroy Wednesday at the Memorial Tournament Pro-Am.
School of Golf (New)
Chapter 16: Setup and Alignment
Host: Martin Hall
Airtime: Tuesday, 7-7:30 p.m. ET
Host Martin Hall will teach viewers how to lower scores with proper setup and alignment. Jack Nicklaus once said setting up correctly is the single most important maneuver in golf, and Hall will share drills used by the Golden Bear. Hall also will answer viewer questions throughout the show.
Grey Goose 19th Hole (New)
Host: Kraig Kann
Panelists: John Hawkins and Jeff Rude
Guest Panelist: Jerry Foltz
Contributor: Win McMurry
Airtime: Wednesday, 7:30-8 p.m.
Golf Channel on-course reporter Jerry Foltz will join Kraig Kann, John Hawkins and Jeff Rude to debate the hot topics in golf. Win McMurry also will contribute during the show.