the world’s worst golfers

I was changing channels on TV the other day, when I saw an LPGA golf tournament on.  Normally I wouldn’t stop at all, but the timing worked out just right for me to see a group of people walking around a cluster of bushes and the announcer saying, “The player has 5 minutes to find their ball.”  I didn’t see the shot, but it must’ve been pretty bad…

A funny reality TV idea might be The World’s Worst Golfers.  They’ve already got the world’s worst drivers (which was entertaining, in the episodes I saw) and there’s the world’s worst chefs (which doesn’t sound entertaining, unless it’s intentionally way over the top).  This show could use “real” golf announcers who talked about how they’ve never seen anything like that before and how inconceivable it is.  I don’t know if you can imagine the potential of that, but I know that when I play a golf video game (which is rarely), I usually try crazy shots like banking the ball off a nearby tree or building, and the announcers rarely grasp the awesomeness of it.  I realize that’s a lot of extra programming to include in a game, but in a TV show it would be a lot easier.  You could even let the player’s friends do the commentary.  There’s potential with that…

While searching for an image to use with this post, I came across this one, which is copyrighted so I won’t show it here, but you can follow the link to Flickr.