How many here have ever used a golf tournament on the TV as free broadcast Sominex? Do they practice that perfectly soporific muted semi-monotone? Learn it at a school or something?
Seriously, the affected hushed voice of the golf announcers makes no sense whenever I let myself think about it. They all talk as though they are standing on the green behind the guy with the putter and don't want to disturb him, despite the fact that they're in a booth and can no more break the golfer's concentration than could the viewer at home.
I want to beat a golf announcer with a sock full of nickels just to see if he'd go "Ow. She... ow... appears to be beating me... yes, to my knees. I... believe this is the first time... ow... yes, it is the first time a golf announcer has been beaten unconscious on the air."