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THE VOICE OF GOLF: GARY PLAYER ON PETER KESSLER

Gary Player answers questions from Golf.com Alan Shipnuck on Peter Kessler, also know as, The Voice of Golf.

 

What made Peter so good at his job?

Firstly the voice. His deep, distinct and instantly recognizable voice. To me, he will always be the American “voice of golf.” Then of course his knowledge on the game which spans literally decades of the best players, tournaments and people who make our game so great.

What are your favorite memories of being with Peter?Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 15.44.09

The early days at the Golf Channel. Shooting my golf instructional video series was so much fun. More recently, just hanging out in Augusta during The Masters and talking all things golf together with my son Marc and a few friends. Even in those simple moments, his absolute passion still shows. 

How much is he missed in the current golf media landscape?

A lot. He has so much to offer and his knowledge and understanding of the game are so hard to duplicate. Some golfers have that “it” factor allowing them to win many Major Championships. Peter has the “it” in terms of his broadcasting.  

Why do you think he hasn’t been able to land another job in the media?

I’m really not sure. Some might say because of politics. Some might say he has just not found the right match in this instant, social media, sound bite new world. I think his opinion should be heard and his candor shared with the golf world.

 

Picture courtesy of Golf.com

One Comment

  1. Breaking Bad With Peter Kessler | From The Back Tees Says :
    Posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    […] Kessler’s passionate interviewing style and rich, smoky voice were a captivating combo that reeled in potential viewers. As I sifted through the internet, there was plenty of acknowledgment of his early contributions to The Golf Channel’s legacy. Gary Player said, “To me, he will always be the American voice of golf.”  […]

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