|The Wandering Golfer|
|Directed by||Sam Ditore|
|Presented by||Chad Maulsby (2004-2006)
Gia Bocra (2007)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Cinematography||R. Scott Wilson|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Holden Production Group|
|First shown in||2004-2007|
|Original release||October 2004 – 2009|
The Wandering Golfer was a television show aired between 2004 and 2007 by the Fine Living Network. Chad Maulsby was the initial host for two seasons. During the second season, Chad announced an open audition inviting viewers to submit videos to replace him as host for the show. The interview process was part of the show and Gia Bocra was selected as the new host for the third season.
The series reruns were shown on the Fine Living TV Network in 2009.
The show's host "wanders" to some to the world's greatest golf destinations to explore the sport, its history and culture. Each episode is a travelogue highlighting historic figures, travel sites, cuisine, activities, cuisine and golf courses that contribute to the locale's lore.
During the second season, the show introduced a 'Call to audition' inviting viewers to become the show's next host replacing Chad Maulsby. Audition videos of candidates were submitted and aired. Eventually four candidates were invited for personal interviews and 'compete' for the job. After various on-camera tasks and interviews, Gia Bocra, a golf instructor from Trump National in Bedminister, New Jersey was selected.
Places that were visited in the debut season: Austin, Bandon Dunes, Carnoustie, Colonial Country Club, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Kingsbarns, New Orleans, North Berwick, Palm Springs, Torrey Pines, TPC Sawgrass, Scottsdale, St. Andrews.
Places that were visited in the 2nd season: Bethpage Park, Chicago, British Columbia, Colorado, County Sligo, Lahinch and Ballybunion, Kiawah Island, New York City, Pinehurst, Riviera, Waterville, Whistling Straits and Nebraska,
Places that were visited in the 3rd season: Palm Beach, Orlando, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sea Island, Tampa Bay, San Antonio, Memphis, Jackson Hole, San Francisco, New Jersey, Pebble Beach, Maui and Lanai,