Live from New York, it's... GOLF.com!
That's right, golf fans, the game's most dynamic website is now coming to you in real time with the launch of our new weekly show, GOLF LIVE driven by Callaway. The 30-minute program will air every Tuesday at noon EST (beginning Feb. 23) and showcase the best of what GOLF.com has to offer: thoughtful news analysis from the game's best writers, game-improvement advice from our Top 100 Teachers, revealing interviews with players and golf-loving celebrities, compelling features, plus plenty of other surprises.
Like, for example, Phil Mickelson. In our debut show, we'll air our exclusive sit-down interview with the five-time major champ in which he goes deep on a variety of topics, from the Big Four and the art of smack-talking to why he's feeling more bullish about his game than he has in years. (Check out the sneak preview at the top of this page.) Also making her GOLF LIVE debut will be SI Swimsuit model and avid golfer Kelly Rohrbach.
On our second show, we'll bring you Michelle Wie. A week later, Greg Norman is scheduled to join us. You get the idea. GOLF LIVE will be appointment viewing.
"We're constantly looking for fun new ways to bring the game to our readers and viewers, and GOLF LIVE is one of our most exciting platforms yet," says GOLF managing editor David Clarke. "I think golf fans will be surprised by how much we can deliver them in 30 minutes, from analysis to color pieces to slice-busting swing tips."
Hosted by award-winning sportscaster Ryan Asselta and broadcast from Time Inc.'s state-of-the-art studios in downtown Manhattan, GOLF LIVE will stream in real time on your computer or mobile device. To catch the show live, simply hop over to GOLF.com at noon EST every Tuesday. If you can't join us then, come back anytime and search the video-on-demand clips archived on our hub page, GOLF.com/live.
"Golf is the perfect sport to build this type of show around," says GOLF LIVE executive producer Liam Roecklein. "It has a rabid fan base and there are so many layers to the game, from the Tour, to instruction and gear, to travel and courses. There is an incredible amount of rich material from which to draw, and so many great personalities to cover."
GOLF LIVE is the latest addition to GOLF.com's ever-expanding portfolio of video offerings. Regular visitors will be familiar with Tour Confidential, our long-running weekly show that features GOLF and SI writers and editors debating the game's hot-button topics. We also have established a strong video presence at the majors, including live shows from the Masters and U.S. Open.
Our daily Trending videos keep you posted on breaking news, while our weekly Spinning videos highlight the lighter side of the game. Equipment, instruction and courses? We've taken deep video dives into all those parts of the game too. All in, our site published more than 1,000 videos in 2015, a figure we intend to build on in 2016.
Speaking of '16, watch this space in the coming months for GOLF FILMS, another exciting video initiative that will take GOLF and SI's rich tradition of long-form storytelling to another level.
GOLF.com has long been a place where you can read about the game. It's fast becoming a place where you can watch the game.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show.