(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) - The Traveling Golfer television show - hosted by Tony Leodora, with producer Jamie McWilliams and associate producer Eddie Caiazzo - once again is sitting atop the golf television world. The show continued its fast rise to the top of the golf television industry by becoming a three-peat winner of the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America award, presented by the International Network of Golf at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
"We had a familiar location, both from a golf and tourism point of view," explained Leodora, who accepted the award on behalf of the entire Traveling Golfer team. "The challenge was to show such a well-known golf course and tourist area in a new light. TPC Sawgrass had just completed a major renovation and St. Augustine has continued an economic rebirth. Many viewers commented they felt as if they were seeing familiar places for the first time."
While the St. Augustine show was the one submitted to the panel of judges for this year's award, Leodora is quick to point out that any number of shows from 2017 could have been judged as winners.
"We did shows from places like Pinehurst, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Quechee (Vt.), Biloxi, Moselem Springs (Pa.), The Omni Bedford Springs, Pocono Mountains and Sebring (Fla.)" said Leodora. "The variety of host venues is a key contributor to the success of the show."
The Traveling Golfer show runs monthly on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also airs each month as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4.
The main television exposure for the Traveling Golfer comes from its scheduled weekly feature show on NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. NBC Sports + airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer in February of 2013 so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 17 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.