Golf Channel Misfires with Shotmakers
On April 9, Golf Channel debuted its newest competitive golf show, Shotmakers. Utilizing Topgolf, the popular golf entertainment experience, the show features 9 co-ed teams of two in head to head competitions designed to judge their precision, distance and control, while testing their mental toughness and strategic decision making.
At least, that’s the official story. At the end of the day, Shotmakers is just the latest in a long line of reality based entertainment.
The show features the cast you would expect from reality tv, a couple of former PGA and LPGA players, some mini-tour players, amateur champions, former collegiate golfers, a former world’s no. 1 Long Drive competitor, a trick shot artist, and Topgolf Tour champions and finalists. Of course, being reality tv, each is more attractive than the next, because you can’t be ugly and be a good golfer, just ask John Daly or Patrick Reed… wait.
Hosting the competition for Golf Channel are 3-time College National Player of the Year, Amanda Blumenherst, Shane Bacon, Chantel McCabe and Golf Channel social media correspondent Alexandra O’Laughlin.