Like Golf? Cover me boys... is for you!
A great book about golf television production
My review of this book
I just finished reading this book and wrote reviews for a blog book tour of the book, as well as on Amazon and GoodReads. I highly recommend this book if you are a golf, or Golf Channel, enthusiast. Keith arrived on the ground floor of The Golf Channel, before the name was changed, and tells his story from the vantage point of the Producer of Golf Events - He is the guy in the truck! Neat, huh??!! For sure!
He got his start in Reno where his parents were in ownership and management of local TV stations. He grew up watching and doing everything there was to do at the station. He and his family were avid golfers, so there was also a head-start from that standpoint, as well.
When he left the local market he did also work in the early days of ESPN2 and for quite a while with the Don Ohlmeyer production company for many years, including SKINS GAME coverage. He met and worked with many very familiar names in the industry during these days, and does not hesitate in sharing stories about each one.
This memoir is fun reading if these behind-the-scenes activities interest you. They fascinate me. I got a free hard-copy book to review, but then, about a third of way through, I purchased the Kindle edition for ease of my reading enjoyment.
Every book has at least small portions not liked as well as others. His story of Kelly Tilghman and his interactions with the new Comcast ownership management fell in those categories, for me. However, the other 98% (I read on Kindle, remember?) I liked it a lot.
Meet the author
About the author, Keith H. Hirshland
Keith grew up in a family that owned and operated televisions stations in the Reno, Nevada area. He was operating television production equipment at a very young age.
When the opportunity arose to work for a larger organization he took that opportunity and was very successful.