DURHAM, N.C. – Former Duke University three-time National Player of the Year, Amanda Blumenherst, will co-cost a new show on Golf Channel called Shotmakers, which will debut Monday, April 9 at 9 p.m. (ET). Blumenherst will co-host along with Shane Bacon, Chantel McCabe and Alexandra O’Laughlin.
Shotmakers is an innovative new golf competition where precision shot-making meets intense strategy in a fast-paced format. The show will feature the fun, social experience for which Topgolf is known, blending entertainment, golf and technology throughout the competition.
Blumenherst, a 2009 Blue Devil graduate, is one of the best golfers in NCAA history registering 12 career wins, 31 top five finishes, 37 top 10 placements, 78 even or under par rounds and 30 scores in the 60s over her career. She helped lead Duke to two NCAA Tournament titles and three ACC Championships over her time in Durham.
Surrounded by the Topgolf experience in Las Vegas, nine co-ed teams of two will pair up in head-to-head competitions that test precision, distance and control, all while facing intense pressure and strategic decision-making. The 18 competitors include a former PGA TOUR professional, mini-tour professional golfers, an Olympian, former collegiate athletes, a former World No. 1 World Long Drive competitor, a trick-shot artist, decorated military veterans, and champions from the Topgolf Tour.
The competition will utilize Toptracer by Topgolf, the leading technology used on PGA TOUR televised broadcasts that immediately shows players their ball’s flight, speed, distance and curve on screen, as well as the games made popular at the 41 Topgolf venues around the world. Teams will compete for cash and prizes in each competition and will be eliminated until one team is left standing as the champion of Shotmakers.
Shotmakers will feature seven rounds of competition airing two nights a week– Monday and Tuesday nights – at 9 p.m. ET beginning April 9 and concluding April 30.