"The CN8 GOLF SHOOTOUT" at Granite LInks
New Golf Program to Feature Local Amateurs Competing in 3-Hole Shootout
Boston, MA (June 12, 2006) - CN8, The Comcast Network tees off a new program, "The CN8 Golf Shootout," with its debut episode airing SUNDAY, June 25 at 10:00 PM/ET. The show will highlight 32 amateur golfers competing as 16 teams of two in a series of 3-hole shootouts. Featuring the "best of the best" golfers from area clubs, "The CN8 Golf Shootout," hosted by renowned scratch golfer Bob "Monty" Montgomery and featuring course-side commentary from CN8's own scratch golfer, Kevin Walsh, reveals what happens when top amateur players compete for a grand prize and local bragging rights.
"We're thrilled to produce the network's most ambitious golf show to date," said Jon Gurevitch, CN8 sports. "The shoot-out format provides fast-paced competition and is a great opportunity to showcase some of the best amateur golfers in CN8's footprint."
The 32 golfers consist of eight teams from New England and eight teams from the Mid-Atlantic region. The 16 New England golfers compete at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA and the 16 Mid-Atlantic golfers play at Laurel Creek Country Club in Mount Laurel, NJ. The winners of each region go head-to-head in a final shootout at the Granite Links course. The winning team receives the Golf Shootout championship title and a vacation golf package to Myrtle Beach, SC.
The 15 episode series will air Sunday at 10:00-11:00 PM/ET beginning June 25. Former Red Sox catcher Bob "Monty" Montgomery calls the action, while CN8's Kevin Walsh provides interviews and analysis from the fairways and greens. Fans can learn more about all of the featured players and follow weekly results at www.cn8.tv.
Teams featured in The CN8 Golf Shootout include:
Mid-Atlantic Home Course
Buck Jones and Jason Loehrs Philadelphia Public Links Golf Association
Dave Raymond and Mark Doughty Newark Country Club
Mark Walker and Lee Cook Laurel Creek Country Club
Sean Seese and Bill Fonner Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Glenn Smeraglio and Paul Rogowicz Yardley Country Club
Chris Gold and Ryan McCarty Little Mill Country Club
Jamie Slonis and Mike Tash Tavistock Country Club
Brian Gillespie and Doug Schroer St. Davids Country Club
New England Home Course
Sean Morrissey and Tony Costa Granite Links Country Club
Robert Merlina and Steve DeAngelis Ould Newbury Golf Club
Chuck Mathieson and Kevin Carrozza Massachusetts Public Links
Jerry Schiavo and Patrick Bonner Stow Acres Country Club
Bob McMenimon and Rob McMenimon Thorny Lea Golf Club
Hugh O'Donnell and R.D. Haskell The Country Club
Grover Daniels and Milt Yanofsky Belmont Country Club
Derek Johnson and Bert Bouley Highland Country Club
About CN8, The Comcast Network
CN8, The Comcast Network (www.cn8.tv) has quickly become one of the nation's largest and most honored regional 24-hour diversified television networks - serving more than 9 million cable homes on the East Coast. The network provides quality, locally produced programming in four main areas: live, interactive television; regional news; entertainment; and coverage of high school, college and professional sports. CN8 has been nominated for 274 regional Emmy Awards. The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., a division of Comcast Corporation and the country's leading cable and broadband services provider.