So if you had nothing pressing to do this morning, and you tuned in to CBS Sports Network for On the Range, you got to hear GlenArbor head professional Brian Crowell talk at length about the weather fronts coming through Augusta, Ga.
And it wasn’t boring.
The voice of the Met PGA has gotten plenty of face time on the flat screen this week. Over the weekend, Crowell is hosting On the Range with analysis from Bobby Clampett and Billy Kratzert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. It’s only the first serving. Crowell has just enough time for a lozenge before he moves over to DIREC TV to anchor the expanded coverage available there.
He didn’t leave empty-headed.
“I review the results from all of the tournaments that come before, and being a PGA golf professional, I always have the Golf Channel on and several publications in my face,” he said. “A month before the tournament, I pump it up a notch and start reading everything I can. The folks at the Masters and CBS do a great job of providing material, too, so I slowly fill up the tank.”
The range show is a great way to study a variety of swings. I’m loving the slightly bent left arm of Lee Westwood after watching this afternoon. There is something I do just like a pro, and I had no idea until now.
Crowell will be on DIRECTV from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and 2-7 p.m. on Sunday.
The members will make to make due without him at their annual equipment exposition, but I’m sure his voice will be heard at some point during the day on Sunday.
“I’m so excited to be doing my third Masters,” Crowell said. “To have an expanded role makes it even better. I’m so grateful to the members at GlenArbor for allowing me to do this. If they need somebody to hit a golf ball, they’ve got Rob Labritz. If they need somebody to represent the club in any way, I’m happy to do it. And for me, to be sitting in production meetings with people like Verne Lundquist, Jim Nantz, Bobby Clampett, Nick Faldo, just being part of that incredible assemblage of talent is unbelievable.”