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CNN: Living Golf

( 51 Episodes Available)

CNN Living Golf is a monthly half-hour magazine show hosted from some of the world's top golf courses. It differs from other golf programmes in that it examines the business, environmental and travel aspects to the sport, along with interviewing the game's stars and discussing the big tournaments.
We find out what it means to Mexican golf to have the WGC-Mexico Championship played there and how it can help grow the game, and visit one of the world's most popular golfing destinations, Cancun.

Golf in Mexico

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
We're in Spain to explore the country's special connection with Augusta National and The Masters.

Spain and The Masters

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
We travel to Delhi, India, to profile the golfing landscape in the world's second most populous country. Despite over 1.3 billion inhabitants, India has produced relatively few professional golfers who have made it onto the European or PGA Tours.

Indian Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
We look ahead to the Ryder Cup and Europe's plans to win back the trophy from the United States. Although the contest is seven months away, preparations are well underway for Europe's captain, Thomas Bjorn.

Europe's Ryder Cup Plan

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
​This month we focus on leaders in various fields in the game of golf. They may be in the background compared to the star players but they’re still every bit as important to the sport’s success.

Leaders Within the Game

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue spends time with 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia in his Spanish homeland. We reflect on his memorable year that saw him win his first Major, get married and announce the arrival of his first child next year.

2017 Year in Review

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue spends time with 23-time European Tour winner Lee Westwood at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle, where the recent British Masters was played.

Course Design and Golf Tourism

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
In a game increasingly dominated by South Koreans, we find out how the American looks to improve against the toughest competition women's golf has known.

The Evian Championship

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
We focus on professional golf for those over 50, the age you can start playing on the PGA Tour Champions and European Senior tour.

The Senior Game

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
We take a tour of the four countries that make up the U.K for a snapshot of golf that's on offer there over the summer months.

Postcards from the U.K.

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
We preview The Open at Royal Birkdale by paying tribute to the man who breathed new life into the Championship in the 1960s, the late, great Arnold Palmer.

The Open Championship Preview

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue meets Masters champion Sergio Garcia to see what life is like as a Major champion and find out what winning The Players back in 2008 did for his career.

The Players Championship

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue travels to Tokyo to meet legend Isao Aoki, sees how manga art portrays golf, and studies how the game is booming once again after Japan's recession in the 90s.

Tokyo

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
At the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic, returning after 15 months out of the game with a serious back injury, Tiger Woods had to withdraw once again with back problems but not before presenter Shane O'Donoghue interviewed Tiger exclusively.

Tiger Woods

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue spends time with 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett and his swing coach Pete Cowen to find out how Danny won at Augusta last year.

Danny Willett - The Making of a Masters Champion

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue previews the forthcoming Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between the USA and Europe, by reflecting on 1985, the year that breathed new life into the contest.

2016 Ryder Cup Preview

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue tours the Alps to profile the area's biggest tournament and find out how popular golf is in the region.

Alpine Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Shane O'Donoghue travels to South Korea to profile the popularity of the game in the country, focusing on the dominance of its female professional players in recent years.

South Korea

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Living Golf reflects on the golfing year amid the Scottish highlands, the English countryside and the Florida lakes.

2016 Year in Review

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Ponte Vedra, Florida has been one of the game's strongholds for nearly 40 years. With the PGA Tour headquarters, TPC Sawgrass and many professional players all based here, you definitely feel you're at the epicenter of the golf world.

State of the Game

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Living Golf pays tribute to the game in Australia, its star golfers down through the years and a number of the country's and the world's best courses.

Australian Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Few sports have so many wide and varied story strands as golf. There's the professional scene, amateur ranks, courses to play, golf tourism, golf business, equipment to buy, fashion to wear...the list goes on. Living Golf profiles a number of leaders in this multi billion-dollar golf industry. They may not make headlines inside the ropes but these innovators have just as big an impact on the global golf business.

Leaders and Innovators

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 4 Aug 2016 - 4 Aug 2021
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Living Golf travels to Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland to preview the third major of the year, The Open Championship.

2016 Open Championship Preview

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Living Golf travels to the East Coast of the United States to preview the second major of the year, the U.S. Open.

2016 U.S. Open Preview

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: June 2016 - May 2017
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Living Golf travels to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and to Lausanne, Switzerland to profile golf’s re-introduction into the Olympics after a 112-year hiatus.

The Olympics Preview

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Living Golf travels to Georgia in the United States and to France to profile the first big major of the year, The Masters. Presenter Shane O’Donoghue looks firstly at the tournament favourites, in particular Rory McIlroy and what he needs to do to win. If he does triumph, the Northern Irishman will become only the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam of the Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open and PGA Championship titles. We look at those who’ve achieved this feat and those who’ve fallen agonizingly short.

2016 Masters

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Living Golf travels to Scottsdale, Arizona for the craziest week on the golfing calendar, the PGA Tour’s Phoenix Open.

Phoenix Open

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
Living Golf travels to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to cover the first big tournament of 2016­, the EurAsia Cup, featuring players from Europe and Asia.

Malaysia

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Where is golf heading as we approach 2016? While professional players are making more money in more tournaments than ever before, is that a fair indication of the health of the game?

State of the Game

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Living Golf looks back on the golfing year, the features we’ve covered on the show and the players who’ve made the headlines.

Review and Preview

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We travel the length of California to find the best golf stories the Golden State has to offer.

California Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We profile the influential people who are changing the face and popularity of golf in France.

French Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We profile the strength of golf in Scandinavia and the relationship between Sweden, Denmark and Norway in history, culture and sport.

Scandinavia Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We preview this year’s Open Championship being held at historic St Andrews.

2015 Open Championship

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-07-02
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We all know that the game of golf was invented in Scotland. But it’s not just the Scots who have a monopoly on the sport’s tradition and culture. Its Celtic neighbor, Ireland, boasts a past and passion just as vibrant. Presenter Shane O’Donoghue returns home to discover what makes golf such a part of the fabric of the Emerald Isle. How the game has shaped the Irish. And how the Irish has shaped the game.

Ireland Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
In the select list of the greatest golfers to ever play the game no one has quite the same aura or mystique surrounding them as Ben Hogan.

Ben Hogan

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We meet four men closely linked to the rich history of Augusta National. The Masters is a constant in a golf fan's life. Unlike the other majors that are played on different courses, every year in April we get to look at and admire Augusta.

The Masters 2015

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
This month, Living Golf profiles the work of the golf course designer

The Course Designer

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 mins
This month we profile golf in the Middle East, focusing on the European Tour's stand out events in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Dubai. We look at how the region and its oil rich reserves has transformed itself into an international hub of banking, real estate, tourism, sport and golf.

The Middle East Swing

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
With contributions from a number of leading names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, we look at the big issues facing the sport in 2015, both in the professional and amateur ranks.

State of the Game

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
This month we look back on the golfing year. In 2014, Living Golf interviewed over 50 pro golfers, ten coaches, three historians and two Ryder Cup captains. We visited four continents, 40 courses, two gyms and one wind tunnel. We'll show the highlights of 12 months on the road while telling the story of golf in 2014. The big profiles, location reports, archive features, industry analysis and off-the-beaten-track stories that we felt compelled to cover this year.

2014 Review

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Six Thousand Calories in the Name of Golf?; From Man to Machine; Fitness Helps Golfers Stay on Top.

Power Game

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
A preview of the greatest team event in golf - the Ryder Cup. We talk to Tom Watson and Rory Mcllroy at the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. United States captain Watson is under intense pressure to win the Cup for the U.S. for the first time since 2008.

2014 Ryder Cup

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
The show takes us on a road trip through the heartland of links golf, exploring where and how golf started. Part U.K travelogue, part golf exploration journey, Shane will meet characters from architects, photographers, golf commentators and the players.

The Heartland of Links Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We look ahead to the oldest Major in golf, the Open Championship. Shane O'Donoghue goes to Hoylake to look at the illustrious history of this year's host club, Royal Liverpool, and to see how they're preparing for their first Open since Tiger's imperious victory in 2006.

The 2014 Open Championship

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Ahead of the U.S. Open, Living Golf host Shane O'Donoghue meets America's hottest young star -- 20-year-old Jordan Spieth. Spieth only turned professional 17 months ago, but is now ranked in the world's top ten after a series of outstanding performances.

Jordan Spieth

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
In an exclusive report for Living Golf, Matteo Manassero, a four-time winner on the European Tour by the age of 20, looks at why players are breaking through at a younger and younger age.

Child Stars in Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
It's April. It's the Masters. And all roads lead to Augusta. Shane O'Donoghue takes a roadtrip from California to Georgia to preview the first Major of the year.

The Masters 2014

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
We're in Dubai and Arizona taking a look at the future of the professional game and the Tours that run it. As golf becomes ever more global, is a single World Tour just a matter of time?

The Future of Golf

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
He's the stand-out star of last year's European and U.S. Tours - Living Golf’s Shane O’Donoghue sits down with Henrik Stenson, the first-ever joint winner of The Race To Dubai and the Fedex Cup.

Henrik Stenson

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-02-06
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
Shane O'Donoghue travels to South America - the continent that will see golf return to the Olympic Games in 2016. After a break of 112 years, the pressure's on Rio to showcase the game to the world...

South America

CNN: Living Golf
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Lang: English
Genre: Sport
Duration: 30 min
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