Monday, January 3

‘Morning Drive’ Debuts on Golf Channel

“MORNING DRIVE,” A WEEKDAY SHOW covering the world of golf, teed off early this morning on Golf Channel. The show will air Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and is hosted by Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams. Kuselias came from ESPN; Williams was a sports show host on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Holly Sonders (above) was also recently added to the on-air team. Sonders’ broadcast experience includes stints as a news and sports reporter in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Columbus, Ohio. She was a four-year member of the Michigan State University Women’s Golf Team and helped the Lady Spartans win a Big Ten Championship.

The lineup for today’s premiere:

Today’s Topics
- 2011 Season Begins
- Aloha Champions
- NFL Playoff Set
- First Day of Stock Trading
- Obama in Hawaii

Business Report
- First Day of Stock Trading
- IRS Postpones Tax Filings for 50 Million
- Proctor & Gamble Postpones Tiger Advertising Campaign

Interview Schedule
7:45 a.m. - Tim Rosaforte
8:15 a.m. - Next Instructor Search Winner, Martin Hall
8:30 a.m. - Arnold Palmer

I didn’t see the first show, but there were a number of positive tweets. SI’s Gary VanSickle was not impressed, although he admitted that it might be a “rash judgment.”

“Morning Drive” on Web

“Morning Drive” on Twitter

−The Armchair Golfer

(Photo courtesy of Golf Channel)


golf course reviews said...

I am very sure that Golf enthusiast and golf lovers would be glad to see this weekday show. Al least, they will all look forward into something new and latest in the field of Golf.

courtgolf said...

A fake radio show rip off by xxx Golf Channel. That's just brilliant. I guess nobody told the execs that Dan Patrick and Mike and Mike are actually shows on the radio that somehow got put on as filler on TV.

Not as bad as I thought it was going to be - but Kuselias just isn't capable of doing 2 hours of golf. He's just as weak as he was at ESPN. Gary Williams isn't bad, but he's going to have a sore back before too long from carrying Kuselias.

What cracked me up about the set was the two "Quiet Please" signs right behind Kuselias.

By the way - when was Gary Williams ever a host on PGA Tour Radio ? I've listened to them since they started and never heard of the guy until recently.

Even worse ? They won't be able to find enough face time for Holly to suit me. WOW !!!

enadmit said...

Gary Williams worked at least 3 tour stops on Serious/XM and did a really good job.
His background is in golf so he does know his stuff.
What TGC needs to do is get rid of Eric K and bring Jim Celania from Charlotte NC, where he was GW"s sidekick on WFNZ sports talk radio.
I always thought he ( GW ) was out of his comfort zone hosting the morning show on Serious/XM. Tim

bobbd said...

listening this morning! Remember, Those who can do! Those who talk about what they think they can do???
Self praise is a poor recommendation!

Anonymous said...

How can Golf Channel audience listen to Charlie Rymer criticize Ben Curtis' golf swing when Ben has won a major (British Open) as well as 2 other PGA tournaments when Charlie Rymer only won $383,000 on the tour and over 10 years on the tour and has never won a tournament? Golf Channel should only allow people who are actually a peer of the professional golfer make critical comments.