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Golf Channel To Debut New Original Series "Altered Course"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Golf Channel in June will debut a new series called “Altered Course,” as the net adds more original content to its programming. Golf Channel recently completed shooting in Jamaica for eight one-hour episodes of the reality competition series with eight two-person teams competing on score...

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