Sky Sportsalison whitaker awful golf commentator.

P Aug 16, 2019 Review updated:

Having been Sky customers for many years and avid Golf viewers, why do we now have to endure Alison Whitaker an opinionated woman with a terrible loud Grating voice/accent that makes my wife an I look for the mute button! Her grammar is awful and she continually introduces booming interferences of Sky's excellent commentators. How do people as bad as her manage to find their way on to a Sky platform?
Please replace her ASAP.
P and M Murphy

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    D Rogers Jul 29, 2021
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    Omg. You've got to be joking. Now she's doing the Olympic golf. 🤷‍♂️ give some other ladies a go in the commentary box... please!

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    D Rogers Jul 18, 2021
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    Omg. She's doing 4 hour + stints dominating the commentary like no one ever before this British Open. She won't stop talking. Her levels are erratic. We've all tried muting the telecast but we need the crowd noise and ambience. Surely the telecaat team can see how irritating her commentary is for the viewers. Ratings are heading south 😪

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    Matthew Hooker Jul 18, 2021
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    Happy to find this complaints board she is dreadful and completely ruins the otherwise great coverage ... please find an alternative ASAP

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    jj.ch Jul 17, 2021
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    Please, please get a replacement for this woman. I am sure that she is very nice but totally unsuitable for commentating the golf tournaments. She never shuts up and comes up with a lot of drivel and has the most irritating voice. My mute button is worn out!

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    Millso111 Jul 16, 2021

    Have to agree with the negative comments, she’s horrendous. Virtually everything she talks about is what the viewer is seeing with their eyes.

    I’m a former broadcast journalist and the art of good commentary is adding value to what the viewer sees by adding to that.

    Alternatively she just trumpet stats, Cam Smith currently no.1ranked Aussie golfer, Terrell Hayton currently no.1 ranked English golfer.

    This isn’t woman bashing either, Karen Stupples is on course at the open is awesome, she adds value.

    Alison Whitaker never does and stop start tone only makes it harder to listen too, gag her!!

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    D Rogers Jul 17, 2021
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    @Millso111 Totally agree. I'm sure she's a lovely girl and she certainly has golfing knowledge, but she needs to learn to let the golf do the talking. Take a breather. We don't need to hear every little detail about every player while they're hitting. We want to hear the crisp sound of the ball on the club, or the murmor of the crowd. Her levels are also extremely offensive as is her regular emphasis on the wrong words within sentences. My whole extended family have to switch off when she's in the box.

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    Bernadette S Jul 15, 2021
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    Again I beg you please get Alison Whitaker off the air so I can watch European golf without having my finger on the mute button. I just want to listen to the dulcet tones of British commentators.

    She never stops talking in a grating, irritating high pitched loud voice, more suited to foot brawl commentating!! When not stating the obvious, she indulges in irrelevant chatter.

    The same style of commentating applies to Ian Baker-Finch who should be removed from the USA commentating team before my mute button completely dies.

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    Dan Blue Jul 04, 2021
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    She's awful, stating the bleeding obvious in her very irritating, rasping voice.

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    Dan Blue Jul 04, 2021
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    She's awful, stating the bleeding obvious in her very irritating, rasping voice.

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    Rough Quest Mar 27, 2021

    Don't you dare sack her. She's brilliant

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    Bernadette S Feb 07, 2021
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    I totally agree with the negative comments about Alison Whitaker . She is an appalling awful golf commentator and should be taken off the air immediately. I want to be able watch golf again without having my finger on the mute button. Her voice is irritating, her comments are both irrelevant and pretentious and she never stops talking - she has a severe case of verbal diarrhoea. I am an Australian female for the record.
    Bernadette

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    Seve of the North Nov 19, 2020
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    Dear oh dear in this day and age you very bigoted people can't make remarks like this. Alison is a breath of fresh air on SKY. The simple answer is swith off and do everyone a favour and come into the 21st century because clearly you have nothing worth saying

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    Patricia Nanson Oct 11, 2020
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    Totally agree with the comments about Alison Whitaker she doesn’t sit well with me and my partner Chris former Captain of his club & very keen golfer I believe she got the job merely because she’s a woman which appears to be a running theme at present which is unacceptable we pay a great deal in Sky subscriptions therefore the customer deserves the best! And unfortunately Alison is not it.

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