The Big Break

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  • 2003
  • 24 Seasons
  • 7.5  (58)

The Big Break is a reality golf game show that pits amateur golfers, and some professionals, against each other in an effort to find the best up and comer. The winner of the show is awarded with numerous different prizes, including entrance into professional golf tournaments. The show has traveled to many different locales and features golfers from all around the world. The competitive format is fairly simple and easy to grasp. Each week the golfers undergo many different challenges. Each week, the weakest performance is eliminated until finally the last one remains, successfully winning The Big Break. There are several different challenges in a week the golfers participate in. The Glass-breaking challenge is a contest in which contestants hit balls towards panes of glass with contestants names on them hoping to shatter it. This challenge alone has been used in multiple ways, and continues to undergo changes every few seasons. Mulligan Challenges offer unique and crazy golf games, that if won, gives the player a mulligan to use in a later challenge if one messes up during a challenge. The Skills Challenge, also known as the immunity challenge, again presents unique golf games that when won gives immunity to the winner from the Elimination Challenge. The Elimination Challenge is the final challenge each week, and determines which contestant is eliminated from the game. This is the challenge that the Skills Challenge winner is exempt from, and they do not have to worry about being eliminated in that week. At the seasons end, only two golfers remain and are pitted against each other in the Matchplay Final. The winner of this challenge is also the winner of the season. The winner then gets to select the Tournaments they wish to enter as well as the other prizes offered to them.

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Seasons
Finale
11. Finale
April 20, 2015
It all comes down to this. Two players, 18 holes, matchplay, and in the end only one will walk away with the title Big Break Champion. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
The Bear Trap Games
10. The Bear Trap Games
April 13, 2015
The final three contestants take on a stretch of holes that includes the infamous Bear Trap to determine who will play for the title of Big Break Champion. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Final Four
9. Final Four
March 30, 2015
They won't be playing basketball, but their accuracy will be tested for sure as the Final Four contestants become the final three. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Declaration of Independence
8. Declaration of Independence
March 23, 2015
Contestants have to try and live up to the bold predictions they have made.
Unlock the Secret
7. Unlock the Secret
March 16, 2015
The remaining contestants look for the right combination to unlock success with their short games. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Carry Your Weight
6. Carry Your Weight
March 9, 2015
Contestants are forced to go long and see who's got the most confidence in their long game. Those who are successful will find out that confidence pays off. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Is Your Game in Shape?
5. Is Your Game in Shape?
March 2, 2015
The remaining contestants get creative and look to earn immunity by showing who's game is in the best shape. Some find out they may need more work than they thought. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Corporal Clutch
4. Corporal Clutch
February 23, 2015
One of the cast's favorites is put to the test in a grueling day of golf that will test everyone's meddle. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Place Your Bets
3. Place Your Bets
February 16, 2015
The contestants face a challenge that's part strategy, part gamesmanship, part skill, and part luck as they're forced to assess each other's games to survive elimination. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Secret Strength
2. Secret Strength
February 9, 2015
Tonight's 1st challenge is a Glass breaking competition and 1 tour pro will be eliminated and sent packing.
Make or Break
1. Make or Break
February 2, 2015
In the season premiere of Golf Channel's flagship reality show, 12 contestants square off in the glass break competition with bragging rights and immunity on the line. From PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Description

The Big Break is a reality golf game show that pits amateur golfers, and some professionals, against each other in an effort to find the best up and comer. The winner of the show is awarded with numerous different prizes, including entrance into professional golf tournaments. The show has traveled to many different locales and features golfers from all around the world.

The competitive format is fairly simple and easy to grasp. Each week the golfers undergo many different challenges. Each week, the weakest performance is eliminated until finally the last one remains, successfully winning The Big Break. There are several different challenges in a week the golfers participate in. The Glass-breaking challenge is a contest in which contestants hit balls towards panes of glass with contestants names on them hoping to shatter it. This challenge alone has been used in multiple ways, and continues to undergo changes every few seasons.

Mulligan Challenges offer unique and crazy golf games, that if won, gives the player a mulligan to use in a later challenge if one messes up during a challenge. The Skills Challenge, also known as the immunity challenge, again presents unique golf games that when won gives immunity to the winner from the Elimination Challenge. The Elimination Challenge is the final challenge each week, and determines which contestant is eliminated from the game. This is the challenge that the Skills Challenge winner is exempt from, and they do not have to worry about being eliminated in that week.

At the seasons end, only two golfers remain and are pitted against each other in the Matchplay Final. The winner of this challenge is also the winner of the season. The winner then gets to select the Tournaments they wish to enter as well as the other prizes offered to them.

The Big Break is a series that is currently running and has 24 seasons (176 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 2003.

Where to Watch The Big Break

The Big Break is available for streaming on the Golf Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Big Break on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    October 6, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (58)