PGA TV bringing fans closer to the action

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Australia has some of the most talented professional golfers in the world and thanks to PGA TV sports fans can watch them live and free.

Story courtesy of PGA of Australia

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia is bringing fans closer to the golfing action with the launch of PGA TV which in 2017 will live stream the final rounds of the Victorian PGA Championship, Queensland PGA Championship, WA PGA Championship and NSW PGA Championship.

The pathway of champions; the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia showcases the rising stars of Australian golf as well as some our leading international players.
PGA TV is an initiative which allows this talent to be broadcast via pga.org.au.

“We all know the quality of talent on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia but it is important that sport fans have the ability to engage with our leading professionals. This is why we developed PGA TV,” said Stephen Ayles, Chief Commercial Officer of the PGA.

“The tournaments will be live streamed on PGA TV during the final round with comprehensive highlights across the first three days.”

PGA TV will increase the exposure of ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia tournaments and stars.

“All professional golfers have a story to tell. PGA TV provides a vehicle for us to highlight the characters on Tour,” added Ayles.

“It will also help build the profiles of young Australian talent. The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia is where they start their careers and hone their skills; PGA TV allows fans the opportunity to watch them in preparation for the likes of the European Tour and PGA TOUR.

“Guys like Adam Scott and Jason Day started playing on their home tour. The state championships that will be shown on PGA TV regularly feature our young talent like recent Asian Tour winner Todd Sinnott or European Tour player Ryan Fox as well as recent winners Dimitiros Papadatos and Jarryd Felton.”

PGA TV aims to be a leader in the online streaming of professional golf tournaments with the PGA engaging IMG Productions to ensure a top quality broadcast that brings a youthful feel with former LET Player Alison Whitaker and TV personality Shura Taft hosting.

“The PGA has a long established relationship with IMG Productions who are the front runners in broadcasting golf tournaments internationally.

“We want to ensure the highest quality of the golf broadcast, we believe our partnership with IMG Productions will achieve this.

“But because it is an online live stream we are able to be innovative and bring a youthful feel not always achievable when working within the constraints of an international TV broadcast. This is why Alison with her unique player’s perspective and Shura with his passion for the game are the perfect team to bring the images to life.

“We launched PGA TV at the Victorian PGA Championship and were pleased with the results and potential. We look forward to live broadcasting the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship presented by Wippells Autos on Sunday.”

The Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship will be played at City Golf Club from 16-19 March and is headlined by Japan Tour player Brad Kennedy, Oates Vic Open Champion Dimitiros Papadatos and 2016 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Player of the Year Adam Blyth.

Highlights of the first three days will be shown on PGA TV followed by full live coverage of the final round which will commence at 10am.

PGA TV will also live stream the TX Civil & Logisitcs WA PGA Championship to be played at Kalgoorlie Golf Course from 18-21 May.

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