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FIVE DAYS A WEEK
TOMMY ROY
March 05, 2012
What does it take to televise a tournament like the Match Play? About 10 months of planning, 20 miles of cable, 33 cameras, a cast of 194, an armada of golf carts and a dash of good luck. Let me take you behind the scenes and show you how Golf Channel on NBC pulled off the show at Dove Mountain
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March 05, 2012

Five Days A Week

What does it take to televise a tournament like the Match Play? About 10 months of planning, 20 miles of cable, 33 cameras, a cast of 194, an armada of golf carts and a dash of good luck. Let me take you behind the scenes and show you how Golf Channel on NBC pulled off the show at Dove Mountain

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DAY 4

TUESDAY, FEB. 21

Right and below center: I run daily meetings with the production staff and the talent, including Steve Sands (left), Roger Maltbie (with feet up) and Nick Faldo (right).

Above: Last week commissioner Tim Finchem gave the technical crew a pep talk outside the production truck. To my knowledge it was the first time he had made such a speech.

Below: The computer we call the announcer tracker lets the producers know which reporter is following which group.

Right and above right: The catering tent provides two meals a day for a crew of about 200, and the goodies include barbecued ribs.

DAY 5

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

Above: It's not unusual for the production crew to arrive before sunrise and leave well after sunset, so the lights on the two main production trucks are as essential as any other gear we use.

Above: Volunteers who will serve as spotters and scorers get instructions before heading onto the course.

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