I'll be glued to the TV screen this weekend, not just to watch Tiger's return to the tour in the Accenture World Match Play, but to see Brian Crowell's new program on NBC, The Golf Digest Equipment Show, which airs at 1 PM Eastern just before the Match Play finals. To show you what a fan of Brian's I am, I'll be tuning in even if Tiger doesn't make it to the final round.
Brian and his co-host, Dottie Pepper, will give us a lighthearted look at the latest in golf gear. All the newest technology--clubs, bags, golf balls, apparel, shoes, gadgets, and training devices--will get the duo's expert once-over, liberally seasoned, I'm sure, with Brian's wry wit. The 60-minute program will show behind-the-scenes footage of testing facilities at Ping, Taylormade, Titleist, Adams, Nike and Cleveland, including unprecedented access to Callaway’s operation.
Crowell is head pro at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, NY. Having played a round or two with him, I can attest that his knowledge of the game is tempered by a well-grounded sense of humor about it. The man plays a mean electric bass, too. All in all, Sunday's program should be on everyone's "must see" list.
Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds a romantic thriller about blood diamonds in the Congo