Golf Nation Rolls into Texas with Fresh Golf-Lifestyle Shows
Golf Channel and traditional TV networks crush it when it comes to televising PGA and LPG
A TOUR events. We tune in on Sundays, probably on Saturdays, too, and occasionally sneak away for some early-round coverage.
But critics note there’s a shortfall in non-competition golf video content. Despite a plethora of golf instruction and even equipment reviews in living color, where are shows highlighting the on- and off-course fun golf brings to golfers and non-golfers alike?
That’s the void the new Golf Nation fills and, based on early reviews from Texas golfers, the streaming channel will be a fan favorite for a long time to come.
Golf Nation sneak peaked in early December 2022 as the first and only producer of original golf-lifestyle shows with the ability for viewers to instantly purchase items via “buy bars” popping up while never leaving the screen.
Folks, Netflix Meets Home Shopping Network” has come to golf.
Each commercial-free episode is five to 30 minutes and specials may be longer. Shows are
free on www.golfnation.com and will be available via mobile app, connected-smart TVs, Apple TV, Android, Fire TV and Roku in early 2023.
Original series include “Ambush with David Feherty” and his hidden-camera hijinks; “Golf
Unseen” that takes viewers to exotic courses with cultural experiences; “Tee Shots” where golfers drink, chat and swing with famous mixologist Bill Binder; “Watch. Buy. Play.” highlighting the planet’s hottest golf products; and “Don’t I Know You?” based on the 1980s-1990s TV hit “The Newlywed Game”
with the first episode featuring Zach and Kim Johnson.
If you think this content-to-commerce format won’t fly, think again. NBTV Channels and its
NBTV Studios production arm also produce Spirits Network that sells countless products
inside “Cocktail History,” “Tales from the Cask,” “Sipping Point” and “Science of Spirits” and other series of shows.
And we thought the largest crossover audience to golf is professional sports. Not so much. More than 60% of Spirits Network viewers count golf as a passion.
“Golf Nation is off to a solid start,” says Suzy Whaley, President of Golf Nation. “The sneak-peak shows are well received and brands selling their offerings on our channel are thrilled.”