Golf on TV (paying for it)

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My Virgin conbract is up for renewal (nightmare). Virgin or Sky, I hate the annual "I'm leaving" haggling. By the bye with either one I pay £20 a month for Sky Sports because the wife likes to watch golf. We don't watch any other sport and I feel like I am paying £1 a month for golf and £19 a month for Premier league football players' salaries. Any suggestions?
 

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I've never paid extra for telly.
I've got my head in the sand over this - I will quite freely admit.
Four channels in 1995 was enough.
I never felt I was missing out on any major sporting event back then.
All changes since then have been done for businesses to make money.
We have paid that money.
No overriding improvement of the service to the consumer has ensued.
 

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No overriding improvement of the service to the consumer has ensued.

That statement is absolute tosh.

I can watch golf every day if I want. PGA tour, DP, LPGA, there's coverage every week.
Same with cricket, all tests are on TV, not just England.
Multiple football matches every week, from all major leagues in Europe.
Etc etc.
In summary: massive amount of choice.

Terrestial TV has never offered that.
 

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I've never paid extra for telly.
I've got my head in the sand over this - I will quite freely admit.
Four channels in 1995 was enough.
I never felt I was missing out on any major sporting event back then.
All changes since then have been done for businesses to make money.
We have paid that money.
No overriding improvement of the service to the consumer has ensued.


I do not watch a lot of sport in particular MOTD is enough footie for me.
I could not care less about tennis and cricket and have only a slight interest in rugby

Since the start of paid for sports I have been able to watch a lot more of the sports I watch in particular golf
In 1995 all you saw were parts the tournaments in the UK (the Open being the only one shown in full) part of the Masters part of the USGA' part of the US Open, part of the Ryder Cup.
Now you get some sort of coverage of most of the big tournaments world wide full coverage of every DP world event full coverage of of every US event, highlights of most ladies ELPGA and a lot of coverage of all major LPGA events and lots more.

You now get coverage of every worldwide snooker tournament (there are loads outside of the UK these days)
I get to see pool and ten pin bowling which was never shown in 1995.
 

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One thing I would say is that my son has Virgin TV and I have Sky and I know which I prefer for non sports viewing.
I mainly watch Netflix at his house.
 

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My Virgin conbract is up for renewal (nightmare). Virgin or Sky, I hate the annual "I'm leaving" haggling. By the bye with either one I pay £20 a month for Sky Sports because the wife likes to watch golf. We don't watch any other sport and I feel like I am paying £1 a month for golf and £19 a month for Premier league football players' salaries. Any suggestions?
Not sure if still on but sky were doing the golf for £15 a month last week. Now tv presently £21pm rolling contract for sports channels.
 
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