Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Documentary "The Best Shot in Golf" featuring the Metlife Blimp re-airing this weekend

A special TV feature about the Metlife Blimp and it's mission to provide aerial coverage of the PGA Golf Tour is re-aired this weekend on Saturday, August 16, 2008, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET on the US TV Station CBS. Unfortunately the Europeans and many others around the world will not get to see it but hopefully some day. The documentary is called "The Best shot in Golf" featuring a behind the scenes look at the operations of the Snoopy One Blimp.
Here is the latest media alert by Metlife with all the details:
Read this document on Scribd: The Best Shot in Golf presented by MetLife

Public Relations MetLife, Inc. MEDIA ALERT MEDIA ALERT MEDIA ALERT GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE METLIFE BLIMP PROGRAM CBS SPORTS SPECIAL PROVIDES INSIDE LOOK AT HOW METLIFE DELIVERS THE BEST SHOT IN GOLF Aerial shots of sporting events taken from the MetLife blimps have helped to provide a unique vantage point and experience for viewers from high above. And to bring fans closer to the thrill of how the blimps operate and capture aerial shots for the PGA TOUR, viewers can tune into The Best Shot in Golf presented by MetLife. WHO: • The MetLife blimp, Snoopy One, stars in the hour-long documentary, The Best Shot in Golf presented by MetLife. WHAT: • The Best Shot in Golf presented by MetLife provides a behind the scenes look at the spectacular coverage MetLife brings to the PGA TOUR – from the cliffs at Torrey Pines to the island green at the TPC Sawgrass. • The documentary goes inside the operations of the MetLife blimp, giving viewers the opportunity to soar 1,500 feet in the air with camera man Bob Mikkelson as he crafts amazing shots of the picturesque course below, watch pilot Charlie Smith battle time and Mother Nature on his first solo transcontinental flight, and follow the 14 team members of the MetLife Snoopy One blimp crew as they choreograph each take-off and landing. WHEN: • Produced by PGA TOUR Productions, the documentary will air on Saturday, August 16, 2008, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET on CBS, preceding coverage of the third round of the Wyndham Championship. ABOUT THE METLIFE BLIMP PROGRAM: Since conception in 1987, the MetLife blimps have become a vital part of sports television coverage as well as an invaluable icon of MetLife. The MetLife blimps cover approximately 70 high-profile televised events a year as well as support MetLife activities with special flyovers of employee, client, and consumer events. From August to October of 2007, an additional blimp, Snoopy Three, was added to the blimp program in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the MetLife blimp program. This year, from June to November, Snoopy Three rejoined Snoopy One and Snoopy Two to celebrate MetLife’s 140th Anniversary. For additional information about the MetLife blimp program and “The Best Shot in Golf,” visit, click on “About Us” and then “MetLife Blimp.” ###

To give you a sneak peak of what to expect I dug out two videos from YouTube that are scenes of the documentary. Enjoy!

Best Shot in Golf

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Anonymous said...

I was the Narrator for this show, I had a ball making this with the production team. I hope they make more stuff like it, and I wish it would run again. If you like what you see or hear, let me know and feel free to drop by my website sometime for more info on me. providing Los Angeles Disc jockey Services and voice-over services to clients nationwide.


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safemeds said...

Nice video, even thou that is a great machine, I'm so afraid of flying in one of those things.

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