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NBC’s telecast fails to take the cake
I wonder how many shots are played during one hour of the British Open. The number shown by NBC/Golf Channel in an hour is shameful (“From the Morning Read inbox,” July 23).

The networks need to improve their playing average considerably.

Save the history lessons, views of the cake shop, etc., for an Open special.

Show the golf.

Geoffrey Piggott
Southampton, Bermuda

Promos, commercials and a bit of golf
NBC (Nothing But Commercials) has more promos and commercials than it shows golf shots, if you take out putts less than 3 feet. A friend of mine actually timed this for two-hour segments on three or four tournaments.

It really is unwatchable in real time. Pay-per-view, anyone?

Dan “while we have a moment” Hicks can really talk.

It was a great tournament, and you never saw an R&A referee or committeeman getting in the way of the play.

Mike Nixon
Nashville, Tenn.
(Nixon is the director of golf operations for the Tennessee Golf Trail.)

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