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Free Live Golf Returns to the UK This Week

12.25am 13th February 2007 - Media

The Golf Channel UK further strengthened its commitment to ‘real golfers’ today by announcing 21 live LPGA events for 2006 on its free-to-air channel The Golf Channel UK.

Now in its fourth year of broadcasting, The Golf Channel UK is bucking the trend of passing large programme acquisition costs on to viewers. “You can’t open a sports page or golf magazine recently without being bombarded with advertisements to upgrade your package or to ‘pay a little extra for this’”, said Lee Kenny of The Golf Channel UK “The Golf Channel UK is committed to world-class golf being available to the masses for free and without a hefty premium.”

The highest tour in Ladies Golf is the LPGA tour and coverage begins this Thursday 15th February at 11.30pm from the SBS Open in Hawaii exclusively live on Sky Digital Channel 423. The title is defended by Joo Me Kim who triumphed over last season’s superstar Loren Ochoa.

UK viewers will also get an extended chance to see Michelle Wie in action. “With six top 5 finishes in 2006 a 2007 tournament victory seems imminent and we would love the UK viewers to see Michelle achieve it live on The Golf Channel UK” says Kenny

The Golf Channel UK launched as a free-to air channel on the Sky Digital platform in November 2003. It has since grown to 8.4m households and officially has over 1 million UK golfers tuning in for the most comprehensive golf coverage in the UK.

The Golf Channel UK is free to any home with a Sky Digital dish and was recently included as a free channel on Sky’s Freesat proposition. Currently over 16 million people have free access to the live golf for free on the channel.

The Golf Channel UK

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