GolfMagic's British readers vented their frustration at the BBC's opening day coverage of the US PGA.
BBC had been afforded coverage of golf's final major of the season for the very first time after Sky failed to agree a continuation in their broadcast rights.
The coverage, at times deadly silent and lacking any real energy, was led by Eilidh Barbour with Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Mark James in the commentary box.
In a day and age where golf is trying to encourage more youngsters and participation in the sport, it appeared common ground across Twitter that the BBC had indeed taken a giant leap backwards in comparison to the live golf coverage that Sky Sports have recently been producing.
We received a number of tweets and Facebook posts with comments such as "dull", "rubbish", "epic fail" and "a return to the dark ages".
To compound things for the BBC, viewers waited all afternoon for someone to catch early pacesetter Thorbjorn Olesen on 4-under and the BBC went off air just as Kevin Kisner stood over a 20-foot birdie putt at 18 to tie the lead.
What happened? The American duly holed the putt, apparently.
A number of our readers, among many others on social media, vented their anger at both the BBC and Sky Sports after being left unable to see around half of the first round's play that was hidden away on the red button.
This was due to the main channel covering the World Athletics Championships in London.
Upon posting a tweet and Facebook post out to our social media following during the coverage, we soon received an influx of disapproving comments.
Here's a selection...
Out dated, flat, negative https://t.co/MBw4FDmaBx— ray matthew (@_raymatthew) August 10, 2017
The coverage is a four putt treble bogie.— Dean Evans (@DERiquelme7) August 10, 2017
Terrible! & the commentary is abysmal https://t.co/tkkaPkhJU3— Ashley Siddle (@AshSid17) August 10, 2017
Absolutely dire -- awful dull and dreary commentary and coverage— Richard Hughes (@scarletdruid) August 10, 2017
Rubbish— John Moule (@johnnymoule) August 10, 2017
At least there's no adverts and no cutting to yet another interview at the Skycart. Commentary does seem a bit old hat though.— Duncan McGlone (@duncmcg73) August 10, 2017
Old fashioned rubbish— Andy Bell (@AndyBel80343190) August 10, 2017
Like from the dark ages— Steve Martin (@MCSaatchiSteveM) August 10, 2017
Come back Sky. Please. BBC coverage of @PGAChampionship like it is from 1985. So flat. And on Red Button which will mean v small audience— Steve Martin (@MCSaatchiSteveM) August 10, 2017
Great it's on the BBC. But DULL AS!! The commentary team need to go. Time to let a younger gen have a go. BBC have ballsed this right up.— Jason Hughes (@JasonHu90494628) August 10, 2017
Awful - out of sync sound, no on course reporters, no yardages, no skycart, dull out of date commentary. All in all a 1970s production— St. Enodoc Golf Club (@stenodocgolf) August 10, 2017
Shocking— Stu Voo (@HanhamGas) August 10, 2017
Thought I'd turned on a 1980's rerun, turned it off now. Rubbish— Bridget (@portland74) August 10, 2017
Jordan Spieth began his chase of golf's Grand Slam at 1.25pm but viewers were left unable to see any of his first round live after their broadcast began at 6pm.
During Spieth's round, programmes broadcast on BBC Two included repeats of A Taste of Britain, and Antiques Road Trip, plus the Elvis Presley film Viva Las Vegas.
Spieth went on to post an opening 1-over 72 to lie five strokes off the pace.
Even then the action was not scheduled for the BBC's main two TV channels, with only users of the red button and iPlayer services, plus visitors to the BBC's website, able to watch.
The BBC pounced to win the rights to televise the US PGA in a cut-price deal after talks between Sky Sports and the PGA of America broke down over money.
Sky had previously held the rights to all four majors after the BBC lost The Open in 2015, and only last month launched their new dedicated golf channel.