By Matt Litten
Hamilton County Golf Guide
HomeTown TV, Purgatory Team Up for Hamilton County Golf Program
Hour-long show on March 29 tees off new season
At the end of every Purgatory Golf Club Show host Alan Hinds utters the words, “It’s all about golf – the greatest game!”
Hinds’ great diversity of guests, topics and intriguing gold conversation pieces aim to make golf in Hamilton County even more interesting. The show airs the first and third Thursday of each month at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for half an hour. The show airs on HomeTown TV channel 19.
“There are 20 or so golf courses in Hamilton County alone,” said Hinds, who produces and hosts the show. “We reflect our enthusiastic base and the show incorporates personalities and people that make up golf in Hamilton County.”
One week Hinds and occasional sit-in host and head professional at Purgatory Jon Stutz will be discussing golf balls with microchips inside them to help those golfers that are always losing balls. The next week the hosts could be interviewing a family on a coast-to-coast golfing trip across America. There are four to five segments per show.
“One of our technology segments on one of our shows deals with golf,” said Hinds. “They are making golf balls with microchips inside them that comes with a handheld device that helps you find your ball. We will be demonstrating that.
At 8 p.m. March 29, Hinds will kick off the season with an hour-long-tee-off show where he will discuss topics that the show will air from its broadcast dates of April through October. Two shows are aired each month.
Every month on the show presents a different theme, aiming to also highlight two annual features on the show: premier gold events around the county and golf memorabilia.
“We have a number of really great golf memorabilia collectors and they share their unique collections with us,” said Hinds.
In April, for example, the show is inviting a collector with an extensive Bobby Jones collection to connect with Augusta National. Other months hold different collections. May honors women in golf and Hinds is inviting collectors with women golf memorabilia. In July, Hinds is excited about a Ben Hogan collector to coincide with the British Open. Hogan won the event only once.
Hinds’ show will also highlight major events coming to the county this year including the Indiana State Open at Purgatory, the USGA Women’s Amateur to be held at Crooked Stick Golf Course and the Hamilton Country Amateur Tourney held at Purgatory and Prairie View.