Jerry Foltz

Play-by-Play Host, Nationwide Tour and PGA TOUR
On-course Reporter, PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour


Jerry Foltz has been a mainstay on Golf Channel’s live tournaments team since 1999, and has covered every tour for the network.  His first job with the Golf Channel was in the production truck for the network’s first NIKE Tour event (now Nationwide Tour) in 1995, during the network’s first year.  Currently, he serves as play-by-play host for the network’s Nationwide Tour and select PGA TOUR coverage, as well as an on-course reporter for PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour broadcasts.

A professional golfer since 1985, Foltz’s career accomplishments include victories at the 1994 Taco Bell Newport Classic (known then as the Little Crosby) and the 1995 South Carolina Classic, and runner-up finishes at the 1991 Ben Hogan Pensacola Open and Elizabethtown Open.  A graduate of the University of Arizona, he was an All PAC-10 selection in 1984 and also won the 1984 Arizona Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Foltz lives by the words “Golf is an art, not a science.” He and his wife have one son, Jackson. 

ARTICLES BY Jerry Foltz

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    Golf Channel's Foltz attempts to qualify for Senior Open

    Fourteen years removed from playing my last golf shot that really mattered, I stepped on the 10th tee at Arbor Links in Nebraska City, Neb., on Thursday in an attempt to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open.

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    Q-School memories: Nerves and sheer panic

    Golf Channel.com analyst Jerry Foltz describes the horrors of Q-School finals, where every shot felt like life or death.

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    Pressel-Munoz: First-hand account

    Watching the action unfold on site, two things were clear: Morgan Pressel deserved a penalty; Azahara Munoz deserved more credit.

  • On a lonely stretch of highway in Texas, the Nationwide Tour suffered one of its most tragic losses.

  • Golf Channels live coverage on Saturday will take a unique approach.

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    “If it works, it could be to golf announcers what reality TV was to actors.” Those were the humorous words of our Stephanie Sparks when we first met with our producer, Keith Hirshland, after hearing the words “announcer-le

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    Arnold Palmer and Rocco Mediate will be hand for a Nationwide Tour event.

  • Another Sunday afternoon. Another airport bar. This time it’s Newark, N.J., but there aren’t any players to be found.

  • PARAMUS, N.J.

  • PARAMUS, N.J. – Looking forward to following Cameron Beckman and Troy Matteson today. They're going off in the first group of the afternoon so the crowds should be small.