GolfBug.tv has secured a prestigious link-up with the Royal & Ancient Golf Society enabling the broadband TV channel to show exclusive clips of historic golfing events. It?s a move that recognises the channel?s considerable advancement since it first began airing content eight months ago.
The deal with the R&A will see the world?s first internet-based golf channel broadcast archive footage of the game?s best ever players, including Jack Nicklaus, in action. Enthusiasts around the globe will have the opportunity to watch archaic coverage from the Open Championship, Amateur Championship, Walker Cup and Boys Amateur Championship.
?GolfBug.tv is delighted to have secured a license to broadcast R&A archive material as it gives our viewers the chance to watch some of golf?s greatest tournaments and magical moments at the touch of a button wherever and whenever they want to,? said Andrew Cooke, founder of GolfBug.tv.
The R&A is relishing the opportunity to get its archive material out to the fans. ?However golf fans choose to connect with the game we want them to be given the opportunity to access our unique film archive,? said commercial director Angus Farquhar. ?We are pleased that GolfBug.tv has selected our content to present to its growing online audience.?
The relationship between golf?s governing body and the broadband channel has advanced further with GolfBug.tv producing a documentary entitled ?The Other 51 Weeks?. This has allowed the R&A to showcase how it develops the game, worldwide, when the Open Championship is not on the immediate agenda.