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May 12, 2011

Global Golf Adventure Returns Saturday On NBC Showcasing Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Episode Features Mark Rolfing’s Conversation with Nick Price About The World Tour Concept

MAUI, Hawaii/New York, NY (May 12, 2011) - NBC Sports will present an exciting new episode of Global Golf Adventure, produced and hosted by NBC Sports golf personality Mark Rolfing this Saturday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m. ET immediately prior to the network’s live third round coverage of THE PLAYERS Championship. The season’s second edition of Global Golf Adventure features Rolfing’s visit to ATLANTIS Paradise Island, Bahamas.

The show also includes a visit to the famous Ocean Club Golf Course and a revealing interview with former world No.1 Nick Price.  Rolfing and Price discuss golf’s global growth, the potential for a World Tour, the challenges and choices associated with managing tour memberships and appearance fees.

“The global expansion in men’s professional golf needs to be carefully coordinated by the different Tours,” says Rolfing. “If the Tours introduce new events autonomously there will be as many problems as there are opportunities.”
Price tells Rolfing: “Top players should have as much freedom as he wants for a period of time at the top. I don’t think it’s right that anybody or any tour should say to their top player, ‘you have to do this’ …He’s worked so hard to get there and if he wants to enjoy the benefits of being number one in the world for a period of a year or a year and a half, he should be allowed to do that.”

Global Golf Adventure is sponsored by FedEx, Maui Jim, Golf Digest and ATLANTIS Paradise Island in this show. NBC’s Mark Rolfing travels the globe in search of exciting and unique golf and travel destinations.  In 2011 four 30-minute Global Golf Adventure shows air prior to NBC’s live weekend golf tournament coverage and include interviews with professional golfers as well as travel tips and destination adventures.     

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Global Golf Adventure Media Contact:
Kathy Connors, Principal & Founder, KMC Consulting 703-980-8328

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