PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – For the ninth consecutive year, the Traveling Golfer television show emerged from the annual Media Awards announcement at the PGA Show in Orlando with a national award.
The Media Awards, presented by the International Network of Golf, recognizes excellence in a number of different categories including print, radio and television. The Traveling Golfer television show received the Outstanding Achievement Award, emblematic of a runner-up finish in the television category.
It was the ninth consecutive year the show was honored – voted four times in previous years as the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America. This year marked the fifth Outstanding Achievement Award.
“This is my first year involved with the Traveling Golfer,” explained new managing partner, Jeff Gilder, who accepted the award at the PGA Show. “It is so exciting to grab onto an established industry leader and try to move it to new marks of excellence in golf television”
“I am so excited about the new team we have created at Traveling Golfer,” said Tony Leodora, host of the Traveling Golfer. “Executive Producer Dustin Gilder was the lone holdover from previous years. He – along with Jeff Gilder, Brian Stefan and AJ Gohil – will push us to new heights..”
This year’s award honors a show in Pinehurst, North Carolina, that looked at three Donald Ross-designed gems – Pine Needles, Mid-Pines and the newly renovated Southern Pines. It also provided a lifestyle look at the quaint Village of Pinehurst, as well as other attractions in the area.
Each 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.
Additionally, national and international expansion has taken place via the new wingding™ Network, which reaches more than 275 million households. It is available on Roku (50 Million), Amazon Fire TV (55 Million), Apple TV (40 million), Chromecast (56 million) and iTunes (28 million).
The Traveling Golfer also airs a number of 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 on 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 maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 21 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 YouTube Network 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 or e-mail Tony Leodora at firstname.lastname@example.org.