Some cringe worthy introduction’s to the ABC’s old broadcast of the Australian Open.
I thought it was time to go a little retro as we count down to the opening tee shot of the 2012 Australian Open by looking back at the way the ABC used to broadcast the golf.
Here are three opening sequences from the ABC’s broadcast of the Australian Open starting with 1979’s opening theme above, that features an incredibly dramatic soundtrack. By the time the flying ABC logo hits the screen, you’re just gagging for some golf to hit the screen.
Tom Watson won the Australian Open in 1984 and features here in this opening montage from the same year. It features a lot of circles on squares with music more appropriate for a suburban street comedy rather than a golf tournament.
I love how they include a shot of Bob Shearer smacking his club on the ground in these opening shots. It’s almost elevator music with a bit more drama. Like you’re stuck in one perhaps.
And to finish, here is the intro to the coverage of the 1987 Australian Open: