Year: 2007
Run Time: 6 x 30 Minutes
Format: SD
Language: English

Synopsis

"X-treme Golf is the ultimate test of a golfer’s passion in the form of a gruelling, unpredictable six-day elimination golf tournament designed to frustrate, provoke, exhaust and taunt players at every turn.  Set up as the definitive six day golf holiday from hell, the series is a challenge to each competitor’s golf skills, mental agility, physical stamina and emotional fortitude.  It is the ultimate test of a golfer’s passion for a game that is renowned for its addictive qualities


X-treme Golf ensures that every golfer’s worst nightmares come true, both on and off the course, 24/7 as eight passionate golfers are imprisoned in a whirlwind elimination tournament.  Unexpected twists and turns prompt a surprising but desperate sense of humor that is ultimately overshadowed by outrage as the pressure becomes too much -- yet eventually becomes a bittersweet, life-altering experience.
As insight into the series and process the following was reported:
 
This past weekend’s premier broadcast of X-treme Golf has struck a chord with viewers, even those who hate anything to do with golf. One viewer wrote a note chastising the executive producers for making players sleep without heat or running water, on wooden boards covered with mattresses players had to stuff with hay themselves.

“Unfortunately for the viewer, what happened to players in Episode # 1 pales in comparison to what’s about to happen to them in Episode # 2 – aptly named ‘Blown Away’. Mother nature becomes even more treacherous than we could have ever imagined when gale force winds hit and temperatures drop below -10 degrees Celsius,” says Alan Aylward, Executive Producer of X-treme Golf. “As painful as it is to watch what the players endure during the storm, viewers might want to know that the players and crew turned down our offer to stop playing and warm up in the club house with hot food. We are finding that X-treme Golf is not so much about golf as it is about golfers. How far will people go to play the game they love, and how much punishment will they endure for the love and challenge of the sport?”

As viewers will discover on Episode # 2, X-treme Golf is the ultimate test of a golfer’s passion. It takes players over six hours to finish nine holes and for some of them, they end up spending a night on the high seas on Canadian World War II destroyer the SS Haida. One player even ends up having to be taken away due to extreme motion sickness, with the X-Treme Golf Skills Challenge winner enjoying a cozy five star evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, who then relishes rubbing it in to other players the very next day...especially the gastronomic five-course dinner.

“Golf’s not a game, it’s a bondage designed by a man torn with guilt and eager to atone for his sins.” 
 

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Details

Year: 2007
Run Time: 6 x 30 Minutes
Format: SD
Language: English