‘Look at this:’ NBC launches new drone camera at TOC

'Look at this:' NBC launches new drone camera at TOC

Saturday some drivers rolled over 40 seconds in Kapalua.


New 12 months, new digicam angles.

NBC is launching a brand new reside drone digicam for its broadcast this week. Sentry Contest of Champions.

Stay drone cameras have been used for golf protection earlier than, however by no means this manner and by no means in an atmosphere like Maui. With all of the slopes on Kapalua’s Plantation course, it has made numerous paths. 400 yard-plus rides over the yearsNBC makes use of the digicam to trace the ball rolling, which might generally take as much as 40 seconds.

Drone footage of the Matthias Schwab tee shot.

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Saturday’s broadcast adopted Collin Morikawa’s greater than 80-yard tee hit on the seventh gap and appeared straight into the background of the mountains of the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

The drone digicam was capable of present the dramatic slopes of the turf street and particularly when Morikawa’s tee shot caught somebody and located a pothole on the correct tough terrain. It seems that mendacity wasn’t a lot of an issue for the 25-year-old — like everything else this week — however with balls typically heading to the identical spots in Kapalua, drone chases add a brand new stage of hysteria to followers questioning if a shot will discover a loophole.

CBS used reside drone footage to cowl the PGA Championship, particularly on the 2021 occasion, when the group stuffed the 18th pitch for Phil Mickelson’s win. In that case Mickelson, Ask CBS to move a drone He mentioned he was within the queue on Saturday.

NBC appears to be taking a distinct strategy to drone use. As a substitute of attempting to see the balls within the air from a distinct angle, he takes benefit of the Plantation course’s distinctive hops and velocity slots.

How a lot NBC plans to make use of the drone for the remainder of the 12 months stays to be seen, because it appears uniquely suited to Kapalua.

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is affiliate editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate from Penn State College and holds levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of the highschool golf staff and continues to be *attempting* to remain aggressive amongst native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working for a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, whereas additionally working as a producer, presenter and even climate presenter. He could be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.

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