BELMONT, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids is getting its four day in the spotlight. The Golf Channel is televising the Meijer LGPA Classic, reaching over 168 million homes worldwide.
It is a massive undertaking. Over four days of the Meijer LGPA Classic, the Golf Channel will provide eight hours of live coverage.
Before a shot was fired, crews put down between five to seven miles of cable, built towers above most greens and step up a control room in three production trucks along the eleventh hole.
The production costs around $750,000 and uses 18 cameras across the golf course.
“Doing golf is so different than doing any other sport, because it’s spread out over such a large area and there are multiple people playing at the same time. Most other sports, it’s all initiated at the same time,” said John Delvecchio, the Golf Channel Director.
Once this tournament is over, they will have to wrap all of this stuff up and send it to Rochester, New York. This is life on the road with the Golf Channel.