Revolution Golf Purchased by Golf Channel: What to Expect

By USGolfTV
February 13, 2018

Revolution Golf Purchased by Golf Channel

02/13/2018

There is a revolution coming to Golf Channel and your TV set.

No, this isn’t another story about Tiger’s comeback which is sure to play out all over the networks leading up to The Masters.  This is about Revolution Golf being acquired by Golf Channel and what it means to you and the golf industry as a whole.

For those who don’t know, Revolution Golf is the industry’s biggest direct-to-consumer digital platform. They have about 2 million subscribers for their instructional video series, travel information, shopping and other content.  You can check it all out at their website revolutiongolf.com.  You’ll find tons of helpful golf instructional video from the leading teachers in the business.  Although many of the videos are for members only, but there are free ones available for viewing to entice you to join.  

NOTE: USGolfTV is not affiliated with nor is an endorser of Revolution Golf, Golf Channel, or any of its subsidiary brands.  We are unable help facilitate any services, products or purchases made through them.

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The Golf Channel likely needs no introduction for anyone with even a remote interest in the game.  Maybe you check it out for early round PGA Tour highlights, David Feherty’s show or a quick lesson on how to save strokes around the green.  Whatever you crave, Golf Channel is there 24 hours a day to feed your addiction.  What you may not realize is Golf Channel is so much more than that.  Within the past ten years, Golf Channel has created the largest engaged digital audience in all of golf.  That will increase even more with the acquisition of Revolution Golf.  

Behind the Acquisition

Now The Golf Channel has come a long way in a relatively short time, first acquiring GolfNow and Golf Advisor to boost their digital lifestyle products and now with the purchase of Revolution Golf.  This was always the plan, said Will McIntosh, the senior vice president of business and strategy for Golf Channel, in a recent interview.

“The vision was to take this passionate audience which was cultivated through Golf Channel and turn in into something more meaningful from a digital platform standpoint.  Our thinking was, any time a golfer is trying to connect with the game of golf, with their passion, how can we get involved in facilitating that relationship?”  

It’s a win-win for both companies.  Revolution Golf will be able to enhance their content by having access to all of Golf Channel’s vast content and library of golf legends from Bobby Jones, the Big Three, Tiger and everyone in between.  Golf Channel obtains another subscription-based business.  Golf Channel wants to be the Amazon Prime of the golf world.  Owning Revolution Golf is another step in that direction.  

What Will Be Different

As for the programming on Golf Channel, you may have already noticed some subtle changes.  In fact, Cameron McCormick, the long-time swing coach for former world number one Jordan Spieth, has now become an official member of the Revolution Golf and Golf Channel team.  McCormick will host his own instructional series on both Revolution Golf and Golf Channel.  

Another big coaching name to join the lineup is Sean Foley.  Now Foley currently works with Olympic gold medalist and 2013 U.S. Open winner Justin Rose and previously worked with Tiger earlier this decade.  So Golf Channel and Revolution Golf want to bring golfers of all skill levels together. And they want to do it with world-class teachers to improve their game and have more fun doing so.  With Foley and McCormick coming in, Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix on Golf Channel has moved on from the network.  

The partnership between Revolution Golf and Golf Channel won’t just benefit each other of course.  The biggest winner in this deal will be you, the golf fan.  Golf Channel wants to be your one and only home for all things golf related.  Not just highlights from this week’s PGA Tour stop.   But also instructional lessons, travel features and basically everything else golf related.  One stop shopping at its finest.  

In the coming months expect to see a lot of Revolution Golf services and instructors on the Golf Channel airwaves.  This revolution will definitely be televised.

NOTE: USGolfTV is not affiliated with nor is an endorser of Revolution Golf, Golf Channel, or any of its subsidiary brands.  We are unable help facilitate any services, products or purchases made through them.

20 Comments

  1. Bring back Michael Breed. These RG guys are too technical, and I just turn off the program. I am really disappointed.

  2. I purchased a new Wilson Driver Cortex Driver/Driver through Revolution Golf after it won the Driver/Driver Competition. With less than 3 rounds of golf completed, the shaft broke! I contacted Revolution Golf for return instructions and requested their RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization), and have been getting the “Runaround ever since.. I only purchased the Driver through them because of their “So Called” , fabulous one year, no questions asked guarantee on the merchandise that they market. I notice that ever since, they don’t push that lenient return policy promotion any longer. Wilson won’t help me because their stated return policy requires it to be worked out with the Vendor.
    How many others might be having this kind of problem with Revolution Golf?
    John/Lodi Ca

  3. I purchased several Sean Foley courses through revolution Golf. Now that Revolution Golf has been taken over, there is no way to access these videos. I contacted GolfPass and spoke to a customer service rep. who said the videos would transition over to the GolfPass site. That was two months ago and still no way to access.

  4. Thanks for the comment Bob. We are not actually affiliated with Revolution Golf or GolfPass, so unfortunately we cannot help. Our suggestion would be to continue to contact them to make sure you get access to what you purchased. We agree that the burden of the transition process should not be placed on the consumer. Be sure to let us know if you get any resolution, in case some of our other readers experience the same issue.
    Thanks for reading!

  5. I purchased for my brother at Revolution Golf a lifetime membership for 150 dollars – or pounds, I forget. my brother became ill and passed away in August 2014. I tried many times unsuccessfully to get a reply from Golf now re the membership, to no avail.
    They do not appear to be honouring that membership deal!.

  6. I purchased Two tour edge Woods on 1/17/2018 . My wife came down with stage 4 Ovarian cancer shortly after that and I have not played golf until now. I tried these clubs and do not hit offset clubs well. I have sent emails to Revolution Golf but, of course. no answer. Wow to i go about returning these and receiving my credit?
    The items were:
    VKWLGS01105D.B
    VKWLGS03D.B

  7. This is the second time I have written. I purchased two items from Revolution Golf and need to return them!
    Please reply!

  8. Richard, sorry to hear about your wife’s cancer.
    Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with either Golf Channel or Revolution Golf in any way, so we would not be able to help facilitate any return or exchanges. We would suggest contacting them directly to help assist you in getting the matter resolved. Best of luck to you.

  9. We are sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.
    Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with either Golf Channel or Revolution Golf in any way, so we would not be able to help facilitate any membership questions or exchanges. We would suggest contacting them directly to help assist you in getting the matter resolved. Best of luck to you.

  10. Thank you for the note. We are not affiliated with Revolution Golf. Our suggestion is you contact them directly.

  11. I purchased about ten videos which I cannot access my latest call to golf pass the individual did not even know who golf pass was , started the process in December and still unable to resolve please help

  12. Thanks for commenting Jim. We are not actually affiliated with Revolution Golf or GolfPass, so unfortunately we cannot help. Our suggestion would be to continue to contact them to make sure you get access to what you purchased.

  13. I purchased a life membership in Revolution Golf and have made numerous calls over a number of months and spoke with a number of your “representatives” always with assurances that I would receive a call back. Guess what…never a call back. Once they gave me a number for Revolution golf to call and it turned out to be a restaurant in Vero Beach named Revolution Bar and Golf, or something to that effect. I remember when Justin Tupper was announcing the exciting news about the sale and he assured everyone that the life memberships would be honored. I just need a straight answer if that’s going to happen as I’m tired of waiting on the phone and hearing the same story.

  14. Thanks for the comment Rob, unfortunately since we are not affiliated with Revolution Golf or the Golf Channel, we are not able to help you resolve the matter. Hopefully you are able to get some answers from them soon though, as this is not the first time the issue has been brought to our attention. Best of luck to you.

  15. For what I read here I gues I just lost the 200.00 dollars I paid for the golf courses I purchased about two years ago. Shameful to hear that revolution made money of all these people including myself and now we are all screwed. Anyway karma will get you.

  16. Nick, seriously, I too signed up what I thought was a lifetime membership with RG and purchased a 6 pack video series of videos with Martin Chuck. What do I need to do to gain access and how do I access my videos?
    jmroth

  17. Sorry to hear this Jay, but we are not actually affiliated with Revolution Golf or Golf Channel, so unfortunately we cannot help. Our suggestion would be to continue to contact them to make sure you get access to what you purchased. We agree that the burden of the transition process should not be placed on the consumer.

  18. NOTE: USGolfTV is not affiliated with nor is an endorser of Revolution Golf, Golf Channel, or any of its subsidiary brands. We are unable help facilitate any services, products or purchases made through them.

  19. ok, we got it you are not affiliated. But seems that since you are getting comments from so many of us with the same issue….a lifetime membership gone to the wind…you could at least ‘try’ to help us get an answer.

  20. Joe,

    Sorry to hear about your experience with Revolution. We can only tell you that we have no affiliation with Revolution or any of their staff. Hope you are able to find some answers and if so, please report back and share.

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