Votaw talks 2016 PGA Championship schedule change
PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw talks with Gary Williams about moving up the play of the 2016 PGA Championship before the 2016 Olympics. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Votaw: 2015-2016 PGA Tour schedule changes
PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw talks with Gary Williams about the 2015-2015 PGA Tour schedule changes for the 2016 Olympics. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Votaw talks golf field and format for 2016 Olympics
PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw talks with Gary Williams about the selection process for the golf field and format for the 2016 Olympics. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Gary Williams with Ty Votaw
Ty Votaw, Chief Marketing Officer of the PGA Tour joins Gary Williams at the 2015 Players Championship.
For the Record: Votaw on Olympic problems, promise
IGF vice president Ty Votaw discusses the problems and promise of golf in the 2016 Olympics.
For the Record: Votaw on status of Olympic course
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to discuss the current status of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in this clip from For the Record.me an update. Of course, all the talk is always about the golf course . where'er we at? Well, we're We're about 753 days away from the opening ceremony. So not quite two years. And we're at a place in time where we're, we are transitioning from a construction phase , which we've been in for a lot longer than we would have liked to have been. And there were frustrations along the way. And we wish it'd be, we'd be further along than we are. But we're moving from that construction phase into a growing phase, a maintenance and operation phase for the grassing of the golf course . Which we're encouraged about, we've seen an enormous amount of activity really since about March when we were down there last. Wherewe think that we stand a very good chance of getting the golf course grassed by the end of this year. Which will allow us two grow in seasons for it to mature. We would've likedthe zoasha. That enables us to get a lot more of the golf course covered in a way that saves water and saves, man power and resources a little bit, from a weeding perspective especially. And
Votaw: 2016 Rio Olympic update
Gary Williams sits down with PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw to discuss the 2016 Rio Olympics. 2014 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.may need some of those sandals. Ty Votaw, Executive Vice-President for the PGA Tour Communications, International Affairs. Do you have all those trinkets that Matt travels with? -I don't. But when I travel the floor hereprofessional golf? The Latin America Amateur Championship -Yes. -was announced yesterday in Buenos Aires . The Rio games the following year you're heavily in that. What impact, what connection can that event have to the following year in Rio? -Well, in much the same way that the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, its presence in that region is going to create greater awareness for golf. It's a soccer-mad, football-mad region. And we needlead time so that we can some adjustments or tweaks in the golf course set up. Not, probably not the design or the-- or the, or any kind of significant renovations but in the golf course set up. So we had similar wind conditions, similar daylight, similar types of course conditions so that we can get real test of what-- what the golf course can do. -Okay. Commissioner Finchem was out in San Diego yesterday. This benchmark of two billion charitable dollars that that number was hit yesterday. You've been involved with respect to governing an-- an organization, the LPGA and now having been with the PGA Tour for many years. What does this mean for the PGA Tour ? -Well, first of all golf's history of giving back is-- is a long one. I mean, it goes back to 1938 with
Despite DJ comment, Tour confirms 'no comment' policy
Despite refuting the report of Dustin Johnson's suspension, the Tour confirmed its policy on suspensions is "no comment."
For the Record: Votaw on Olympic golf in Rio
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to discuss the delays facing the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in this edition of For the Record.the Olympics. The idea going forward from that was to build a golf course , and you didn't use these words, but to build maybe a show stopper, venue for these Olympic games . Well, we feel very good about what. Gil had designed. Everybody who has looked at the routing, looked at the design, looked at the piece of land we have to work with. Everybody who knows what they are talking about, who have, who has seen it has come away very impressed with it. We just want to make sure that whatever we do. We put our best foot forward for golf in the Olympic Games . Whether of not it, it, it is because we're further along, further down the road than we would have liked to get to this point. It's probably not going to be as perfect as our ideal situation would be. but it's going to be as good as we can do it based on the resources that are applied to it by the landowner One of the plans all along was to have a test event in the years leading up to the matches to be able to adjust the golf course if there were things you needed to change before the Olympic games . What's the schedule of the test event right now and will you be able to make those changes. Well, it all depends. You kind of work backwards from when the golf course gets grassed and how much time you need to have it be matured before you have a competition on it. And ideally,
For the Record: Votaw on how Olympics will grow golf
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to explain how Olympic golf will grow the game internationally in this clip from For the Record.dare to be a much broader, cuz if you're looking at other olympic sports , then you know, there are several sports that don't have as many countries represented as golf does. We're gonna have 35, if, if the olympics were today there'd be 35 countries represented on the men's side. And 33 countries represented on the women's side. We think that's good for the growth of the game all around the world. And, you saw the World Cup, with, who would have thought the Netherlands would have made it to the, quarter finals. I'm not a golf, I'm not a, a football , soccer in this country, expert. But I wouldn't, I, I didn't, when I saw the size of that country, making it that far in the World Cup, I thought to myself, what happens if. You have, Suzanne Patterson from a, a winter sport country in Norway, doing well in a summer sport like golf. What, what can that do for young Norwegians? That's the kind
Plan B: What if the Olympic course isn't ready?
Ty Votaw and Peter Dawson comment on contingency planning for the 2016 Olympics and the future of golf in the games.Doug down the front. Is there, is there any type of a contingency plan for a golf course in, in, in case later on this year there's any type of catastrophic interruption. Be it weather, politics, what have you. And secondly is there any concern as you basically show off to the IOC why golf should be voted in permanently. That the idea of building a golf course requires so much that it might not be worth it. Well as far as contingency plan I think we are not different. Placed in all the other sports in the Olympic games for Rio 2016. And the readinessthose catastrophic things that we're, we're gonna be moving forward with this golf course . But yes, we do have plans in place, but we're not gonna tell you what they are. On the second part of that question, Doug of course not every big city would have to build a golf course . There are many, many cities with golf courses which would be more than adequate for major golf competitions such as the Olympic