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#1 Monty85

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:58 AM

Does anyone else get sick to death of the Australian Golf commentators jumping in with their 2c at the conclusion of every commercial break?

 

During the recent Masters coverage I was getting fed up listening to them talk absolute nonsense and just all round doing a crap job of commentating for the 60 second slots they give themselves.

 

I don't understand the point of them anyway. Just let us listen to the US commentators for the big events and they can stick to commentating the Aussie Open.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

Does anyone else get sick to death of the Australian Golf commentators jumping in with their 2c at the conclusion of every commercial break?

 

During the recent Masters coverage I was getting fed up listening to them talk absolute nonsense and just all round doing a crap job of commentating for the 60 second slots they give themselves.

 

I don't understand the point of them anyway. Just let us listen to the US commentators for the big events and they can stick to commentating the Aussie Open.

 

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The reason being was the Aus coverage would come back quicker than the US coverage would from Commercial break.

 

They were just filling time until the commentators came back live for the US Coverage.

 

It is ridiculous the amount of golf vs ad's the US put up with.
 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:36 AM


They were just filling time until the commentators came back live for the US Coverage.

 

It is ridiculous the amount of golf vs ad's the US put up with.
 

 

That's what I thought at first as well but there was one time we came back from a commercial then literally no more than 2 minutes later another commercial.

 

Aussie commentators were straight back in to it.

 

But even in saying that - if it is still the case that we are waiting for the US feed to come back I suppose I can try and live with it.

 

I think i'd be happier with silence though to be honest, the Aus guys really weren't doing a good job for the Masters stuff.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

That's what I thought at first as well but there was one time we came back from a commercial then literally no more than 2 minutes later another commercial.

 

That's how bad the US Feed for golf is for them. You only have to read some of the threads on WRX to know how bad it is.

 

Also on the normal golf rounds each weekend, you get that guy doing the voice overs while the US are on Commercial break from what I can gather (or assume). I counted 3 times the US went to break and he came on before we went to a break in Aus\Fox Sports.

 

It truly is that bad from what I have read.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:54 AM

Someone has to pay the big buck for the big prize pools and event production that are on offer. We don't have that problem here much do we?;)
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:05 AM

No FOXTEL here so Ch7 coverage was my option.

Yes, every ad return Peter Donegan (?) would have something to say from his studio in Melbourne. Would prefer they at least have a golfer host. Yes I know he hosts the Australian telecasts but The Masters is deserving of someone a bit more knowledgeable.

I'm not a fan of crossover sports commentators/reporters (Donegan is an AFL specialist from memory). Ch10 did it with the GP having Adam Gilchrist reporting from the paddock. Surely they can find someone from the sport they are covering.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:30 AM

Does anyone else get sick to death of the Australian Golf commentators jumping in with their 2c at the conclusion of every commercial break?

During the recent Masters coverage I was getting fed up listening to them talk absolute nonsense and just all round doing a crap job of commentating for the 60 second slots they give themselves.

I don't understand the point of them anyway. Just let us listen to the US commentators for the big events and they can stick to commentating the Aussie Open.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

No FOXTEL here so Ch7 coverage was my option.
Yes, every ad return Peter Donegan (?) would have something to say from his studio in Melbourne. Would prefer they at least have a golfer host. Yes I know he hosts the Australian telecasts but The Masters is deserving of someone a bit more knowledgeable.
I'm not a fan of crossover sports commentators/reporters (Donegan is an AFL specialist from memory). Ch10 did it with the GP having Adam Gilchrist reporting from the paddock. Surely they can find someone from the sport they are covering.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:13 AM

Actually started as a race caller. Greyhounds I think.

Like Rabbits Warren...at least he sticks to one sport, except when 9 has any swimming.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

Peter Donegan was definitely a race caller...I think either the gallops or the trots.

 

He also commentates on the golf on the Ladies Asian tour events that hit the telly. I reckon he's better than some.

 

I'm looking at you, Paul Gow.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:07 AM

Peter Donegan was definitely a race caller...I think either the gallops or the trots.

 

He also commentates on the golf on the Ladies Asian tour events that hit the telly. I reckon he's better than some.

 

I'm looking at you, Paul Gow.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

I don't have a problem with the Aussie commentators per se and excluding the fact that Grades looks awfully like skeletor and frightens little kids accordingly.

 

My beef is that they don't actually have much to say.  I may have gone postal if I heard them just once more say that Marc Leishman is from windy Warnambool and the windy conditions suit his game because he grew up in Warnambool where it can get very windy.

 

I do love IBF's work on 17 though.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:46 PM


My beef is that they don't actually have much to say.

 

Pretty much my issue as well.

 

So many times watching the masters they would mistake a shot placed away from the hole to utilise the contours as a bad shot. They just have no idea.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:14 PM

Pretty much my issue as well.

 

So many times watching the masters they would mistake a shot placed away from the hole to utilise the contours as a bad shot. They just have no idea.

The yankee ones missed Sergios ball hit the stick on 15. After a thousand replays it was plain to see, eventually IBF piped up pointing it out and the others said "it well may have""...HELLOOOOO!


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

These idiots Gow, Appleby etc drove me nuts. That telecast was a disaster until about the final 90 minutes where it went virtually ad free during the closing holes.  This made up for those three twats.


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