Global Golf Adventure premiered in 2010 on NBC Sports creating a unique golf and travel show for national network audiences. Mark Rolfing NBC Sports golf analyst and host of the longstanding Golf Hawaii show on the Golf Channel produced and evolved the golf travel show concept to feature golf destinations, golf personalities and events from around the world.
The 30-minute program includes interviews with professional golfers and celebrities familiar with the episode's location, as well as segments about the featured sites lifestyle, culture and unique adventures.
“As the game of golf continues to grow worldwide, going global was a natural progression for us. I am tremendously excited about this project and think the viewers will really enjoy our wide range of destinations and guests.” -- Mark Rolfing
ABOUT Mark Rolfing
Mark Rolfing, host of Global Golf Adventure, also serves as both an on-course and tower analyst for NBC/Golf Channel tournament broadcasts. Currently in his 26th year on TV, Rolfing provides commentary and insight on NBC/Golf Channel's live coverage of golf's biggest events. In addition, Rolfing is a frequent part of Golf Channel’s highly acclaimed studio shows, along with being the creator/host of an original golf adventure series that is now in its 18th season.
Rolfing began his broadcast career in 1986 at ESPN before moving to NBC in 1988. Except for a stint at ABC in the mid 90's, NBC has been his home ever since. "Mark is an experienced course reporter who has developed a great relationship with the players over the years" said Tom Roy, Coordinating Producer for NBC Sports. He's also opinionated, which starts off interesting and entertaining conversations with Johnny Miller.”
Through the years, Rolfing has received numerous awards and accolades for his commentary. Golf World's John Hawkins named Rolfing to his list of top television announcers, “He hustles, gets good information, and isn't afraid to voice an opinion." USA Today has called Rolfing "TV Sports best on-course reporter."
Over the past three decades, Rolfing has emerged as one of the leading forces in event marketing and production in the state of Hawaii. In 1985, he created Rolfing Sports, which has produced a variety of major events from golf to college basketball. Rolfing is also a member of the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame.
In 1985, Rolfing developed the idea for a golf and travel series that debuted on ESPN. The early years were highlighted by a Christmas special that featured Tiger Woods at the beginning of his career and Michael Jordan at the peak of his. During an impressive 18 year run, the original Golf Hawaii series has expanded into an internationally known golf, travel and lifestyle show on NBC called Global Golf Adventure.