The network was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with The George Wensel TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT Award for its virtual, putting-line technology ' called AimPoint ' which is showcased during the GOLF CHANNELs coverage of some of the worlds top golfing events on the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour.
Were thrilled that our peers have recognized the incredible work that went into developing and getting AimPoint on the air, said GOLF CHANNEL Executive Producer Tony Tortorici. This confirms our leadership role with technology in our sport.
Tortorici notes the two-dimensional aspect of television that can make it difficult for the viewer to see not only subtle but, at times, even dramatic elevation changes on greens. The development of the AimPoint putting line was groundbreaking in helping the television spectator enjoy and get more out of each telecast.
The AimPoint graphics technology, which has become a viewer favorite, predicts the break of a putt and suggests where a player must aim to hole out. The proprietary GOLF CHANNEL technology, which is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha, was one of five nominees in its category. This was the second time the GOLF CHANNEL was nominated for a Sports Emmy.