Presented by 4 Yards More
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Over the years, the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show has been shot from a number of unique locations. Aside from the many spectacular golf courses, segments have been shot from inside the kitchens of some of America’s great chefs, atop the country’s largest ferris wheel, swimming with the manatees off the coast of Florida, on the track at Sebring International Raceway and on the border between Utah and Nevada during a drive through the Virgin River Gorge.
The July episode will take viewers on a new adventure — inside America’s Oldest Brewery, Yuengling Brewery. And a firsthand tour will be provided by Dick Yuengling, the fifth-generation president and CEO of the family-owned company, as well as one of the country’s iconic business leaders and folk heroes. Plus, Dick will be joined by former Philadelphia Phillies star pitcher Tommy Greene for a tour of the historic Schuylkill Country Club.
“I really enjoyed shooting this show, although I have to admit this is the longest I have stood still in quite some time,” said Dick Yuengling. “Shooting a TV show is hard work. I’d much rather be making beer.”
And, for almost 200 years, no family in America does it better. Not only is Yuengling America’s oldest brewery, it now is the largest American-owned brewery.
“The honor in the Yuengling product starts with Dick and runs throughout everyone in the company,” says Traveling Golfer show host Tony Leodora. “Since the birth of Yuengling Lager, in the green bottle, the brand has been nicknamed ‘The Golf Beer.’ So it just seemed natural to marry the brewery and the nearby historic Schuylkill Country Club into one of our golf shows.”
The show features a tour of the historic old brewery in downtown Pottsville, PA. There are also shots of the modern Mill Creek brewery on the outskirts of town, as well as the large brewery in Tampa, Florida that was added to the company in 2000.
As for the golf course, the history of the original nine holes, designed by Willie Park in 1921 and its renovation plus the addition of nine more holes by Donald Ross in 1945, is a fascinating tale. Both the brewery and the golf course are presented as a delightful day trip that all can enjoy.
The July episode of the Traveling Golfer airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout three markets in the Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. on Thursdays. NBC Sports + airs the show at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. In addition, the show airs nationally, two times every day, on the Fun Roads Network (funroads.tv/schedule) – in the 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.
National and international expansion has taken place via the new WingDing TV™ Network, which reaches more than 275 million households. It is available on Roku , Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iTunes, a variety of Smart TV apps, and the WingDing TV™ i0S, Android, and WebApps. Additionally the show is being distributed via the Maybacks Global Entertainment Network.
The show also airs on the Traveling Golfer network of websites, including The Myrtle Beach Golf Channel (see full list of sites on www.travelinggolfer.tv).
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the feature, “Tech Talk”, hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment. Other show sponsors include: Yuengling®; Greenkeepers and the 4 Yards More golf tee; Bridgestone Golf; Valley Forge Tourism, and PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com.
Responding to golfers’ never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. In each of its 10 years on the air, 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 No. 1 Golf Television Show in America.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora and his WingDing TV partners, Jeff Gilder and Executive Producer Dustin Gilder. All have many years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. Alternate shows also air in a two-month rotation. All old shows are archived for continued viewing on the WingDing TV family of apps and on the home website, www.travelinggolfer.tv.
For more information about the Traveling Golfer, or to find out how a property can be featured on the show, call TL Golf Services at (610) 721-8186 , WingDing TV at 843-272-1901 or e-mail Tony Leodora at firstname.lastname@example.org. or Jeff Gilder at email@example.com.