FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
A LIGHTHEARTED LOOK AT GOLF THROUGH A WOMAN’S LENS IS THE SUBJECT OF NEW ‘BETTER OFF WITH HALLY LEADBETTER’ SERIES, STREAMING TODAY EXCLUSIVELY ON GOLFPASS
First Two Episodes Available Free On Demand, Watch Episode 1 Here
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 9, 2023) – With a mission to showcase golf from a woman’s perspective, GolfPass, golf’s most comprehensive digital membership offering a vast video library featuring more than 4,500 titles that can be streamed online or on any connected device, today premieres Better Off with Hally Leadbetter, an eight-part lifestyle series with a comedic twist.
Better Off with Hally Leadbetter explores the changes happening in and around the modern game, featuring original sketches, her take on the game, and spotlights on the people and entities working to ensure the golf industry only gets better with time.
The first two episodes of Better Off are available on demand for free, with subsequent episodes premiering each month. As host, Leadbetter’s golf pedigree is impressive – daughter of swing coach David Leadbetter and an acclaimed amateur golfer – but it’s through entertaining people and storytelling that she has found her groove and is fast-becoming one of golf’s better-known broadcasters, hosts and social media personalities.
Also, as co-producer, Leadbetter works with the GolfPass team to ensure the women’s perspective on golf is represented throughout the series. Women writers and golfers are included in the creative staff that helps craft the show’s content, which includes field segments spotlighting forward-thinking golf companies, emerging technologies and playing opportunities important to women.
“I’m so proud of this show,” said Leadbetter. “Through combining golf and comedy, and working with some incredible writers, we’ve produced some hilarious and, at times, thought-provoking content that I’m confident will appeal to the masses.”
“Our approach with this series is unique,” said Fran Solomita, Executive Producer & VP of Content, NBC Sports Next. “And with Hally, we’ve found an excellent player who will use her talents as an entertainer and social media influencer to amplify the voices of women golfers.”
Each episode of Better Off with Hally Leadbetter will feature three segments, including a personal perspective by Leadbetter, a comedy sketch and a feature from the road. In the premiere episode, Leadbetter turns the concept of male-dominated country club on its head in “The Other Foot Country Club” sketch. Other examples include a comedy sketch promoting a golf dating app, and Leadbetter appearing in disguise at the 2023 PGA Merchandise Show to shill a simple golf towel as the next best training tool.
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