INTERVIEW OF TOM FAZIO INTERVIEW POSTED ON GOLFER VOYAGEUR WEBSITE
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The current TV show Traveling Golfer — which airs on NBC Sports, the Fun Roads Network, the WingDing Network and a host of affiliate websites across the country — has garnered rave reviews. It deals with the extremely important topic of golf course renovation.
The show features interviews with professional golfer Jay Sigel, golf course architect Ron Garl and a number of course golf managers who have undergone major renovations.
But no interview has garnered more attention than the interview with famed architect Tom Fazio. He covered highlights of the golf course renovation process in about four minutes of the show.
These clips were taken from a riveting 20 minute interview with Fazio at the famed Jupiter Hills Club in Florida. How riveting? The interview generated such interest that the entire 20 minutes was reproduced in a special feature and posted on the homepage of www.travelinggolfervideo.com.
The opportunity to sit down with Fazio, who has more than twice as many course designs on the Golf Digest Top 200 list as any other golf course architect, and talk in depth about an issue also key in the world of golf inspired Tony Leodora, host of Traveling Golf. “Tom is a longtime friend, so a lot of our get-togethers are more casual in nature,” Leodora said. “However, in this meeting we both focused on why renovations have become so popular…and why they are so essential to supporting the game of golf. The net result was a classic interview.
The edited portion of Fazio’s interview appears in the latest episode of The Traveling Golfer. Viewers get a glimpse of the renovations that have been done at clubs such as the classic Donald Ross in Aronimink in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Dick Wilson Champions course at Palm Aire CC in Sarasota, a quick look at the revamp of Garl on Longboat Key Club also near Sarasota, Geoge Fazio’s gem at Jupiter Hills in Jupiter, Florida, which was redesigned by Tom Fazio, and Garl’s major renovation on his original design at Herons Glen Golf & CC in North Fort Myers, Florida.
The May episode of Traveling Golfer airs as a weekly feature film scheduled on NBC Sports and NBC Sports+ in four markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports broadcasts take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 10 p.m. Tuesday, and 11 a.m. Thursday. NBC Sports+ airs the show at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Additionally, the show airs nationally, three times daily, on the Fun Roads Network (funroads.tv/schedule) – in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Wichita, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington State, North Dakota, Raleigh, Orlando, San Jose, Albany and Boise markets. Additionally, domestic and international expansion has taken place via connected TV on Roku, Amazon Fire, SelectTV and GlewedTV – including the new WingDing network, available on demand and in 50 million homes worldwide on Roku.
The Traveling Golfer also airs multiple times throughout the month on “Rivertalk” on HTC-4 in Myrtle Beach.
The show also airs on the Traveling Golfer network of websites…including The Golf Director Network and The Myrtle Beach Golf Channel (see full list of sites at travelinggolfervideo.com).
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, “Tech Talk”, hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club manufacturer, Glod presents an overview of the research and development of high quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers’ relentless requests to learn about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, widely-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers in video journeys to some of golf’s most exciting locations. In each of the past eight years, the show has been honored by the International Network of Golf with one of its prestigious awards. In four of those years, The Traveling Golfer was named the #1 golf TV show in America.
The Traveling Golfer is a monthly show series hosted by Leodora, who has over 20 years of TV golf experience. The featured destination stays on the site for a month, before being replaced by a new show. Alternate shows also air in a two-month rotation. All past shows are archived for continued viewing on the YouTube network and home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.