Episode 34

Published on:

10th May 2024

Peter Kostis: The Importance of Experience and Wisdom in Golf

Ben, Jay, and Peter Kostis discuss various topics related to golf broadcasting, coaching, and the state of the game.

They touch on the importance of experience and wisdom in golf, the role of coaches as analysts, the decline in quality of golf broadcasts, and the need for more engaging and knowledgeable commentators.

They also discuss the Live Golf League and its impact on the golf industry, as well as the potential for two competing tours to create more excitement and engagement among fans.

The conversation between Peter Kostis, Ben - Golf Lover UK, and PGC revolves around the state of golf broadcasting and the need for improvement. They discuss the lack of personalities and rivalries in professional golf, the need for a more engaging and entertaining television product, and the potential changes that could be made to enhance the viewer experience.

They also touch on the importance of investing in the product, both in terms of the players and the television broadcast. Overall, the conversation highlights the need for innovation and improvement in golf broadcasting.


  • Experience and wisdom are crucial in golf, and coaches make excellent analysts due to their wide-ranging perspective and understanding of the game.
  • The quality of golf broadcasts has declined, with too many voices and a lack of personality and perspective. The focus should be on engaging and entertaining viewers while providing valuable insights.
  • The LIV Golf League and the potential for two competing tours could bring excitement and engagement back to the game, allowing fans to choose their preferred tour and creating a more competitive environment.
  • The golf industry needs to address the issues of undervalued players and low revenue shares, and find ways to maximize income for players throughout their careers.
  • The future of golf broadcasting and the industry as a whole requires innovation, accountability, and a focus on creating a more engaging and enjoyable experience for fans. There is a lack of personalities and rivalries in professional golf, which hinders viewer engagement.
  • The current golf broadcasting format needs improvement to make it more entertaining and engaging for viewers.
  • Investing in the product, including the players and the television broadcast, is crucial for the growth and success of golf.
  • Highlight packages and fewer announcers could make golf broadcasts more appealing and informative.
  • Match play events and team competitions could add excitement and create more interest in golf.
  • The focus should be on creating an entertaining and high-quality product that attracts viewers.

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Jamal S

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Jay (@ProGolfCritic) is a graduate of Duke University in Statistical Analysis.
A native New Yorker residing in California, he's been playing competitive amateur golf for over 25 years and is passionate about Golf being a global game and a game for everyone.
PGC firmly believes we need more Truth, Transparency, Logic & Common Sense in Pro Golf (and all media) and it is his mantra.
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Ben Mason

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Ben (Golf Lover UK) has been a casual golf fan all his life but in 2012 the bug bit. A huge fan of all things golf, PGAT, LIV, Ladies and Seniors. Ben is ticking off courses in the UK trying to play 20-25 new courses each year.

Mark Asquith

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Mark (@GolfDadUK) is a podcasting industry expert and an early industry leader in the United Kingdom and USA. He's also an avid golfer, huge fan of all things golf and is trying to get down to single digits over the next two years. Pah!