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Peter Kessler to Broadcast Live at World Amateur


Some of golf’s most prominent names have attended the World Amateur Handicap Championship, and the “Voice of Golf” will be added to the list in 2011.

Peter Kessler, one of the game’s most respected and accomplished personalities, will broadcast his Sirius XM Radio show, “Making the Turn,” from this year’s World Am. Kessler will also appear as a special guest at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.

“We are delighted to be hosting Peter Kessler at the World Am,” tournament director Dave Macpherson said. “Peter is a custodian of the game and one of its most trusted voices. His perspective and love of golf will make him a perfect fit for the tournament.”

Making the Turn, which airs on the PGA Tour Network (Sirius 208/XM 93), will originate from TPC Myrtle Beach, the home of this year’s World Championship Playoff, from Tuesday, August 30 through Friday, September 2. The show will air live from 11 a.m. to noon.   

Kessler, known as the “Voice of Golf” for the perspective he provides on the history and contemporary state of the game, was vital to the Golf Channel’s early growth. As the network’s primary talent for eight years, he brought credibility to the fledgling channel, hosting and producing over 1,300 hours of live television and interviewing the game’s most influential figures of the 20th century.

The Emmy award-winning Kessler’s influence extends beyond the television studio. He has written acclaimed long-form interviews for Golf Magazine and founded the first company to market hybrid golf clubs.

Making the Turn has aired on satellite radio for six years, and Kessler also hosts Golf Stories on The 101 Network on DirecTV. 

Kessler joins a 2011 World Am lineup that also includes Golf Magazine columnist and CBS personality David Feherty and Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer.

Golf legend Annika Sorenstam and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon have been guests in previous years.

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