Golf Digest Sh*t Golfers Say Video

A Video Tribute to Golf Dialog

CSK Creative shot this video with Golf Digest. We had a blast and learned a few things about golf vernacular.

By:  Craig Kotilinek

If you’re not a golfer, you’re probably not going to get some of the quirky remarks. If you are a golfer, pick out how many things you or your buddies have said on the course and email it to me at

Behind the Scenes

Sh*t Golfers Say was produced in the golf capital of the world, sunny Orlando Florida at Rio Pinar Country Club. We filmed this video with the Canon 7D with audio being recorded on a Tascam DR40 with two Sennheiser wireless mics. We mic’ed up two of the talent at a time and focused the golf dialog on that pair, with the other two being background color and providing reactions. Then, we’d switch over the mics to the two and get more takes and then move on to the next location. All together, we recorded 125 unique takes of different phrases common in golfing like:

  1. “My wife is gonna kill me.”
  2. “Just hit it…”
  3. “I don’t get it, I hit it great on the range.
  4. “F&%#!”
  5. “I play a ladies’ ball. Better compression.”

We tried to focus on getting four unique golf personalities in the script which we hope carried through well to the video. For instance, Orlando Sports Photographer Cy Cyr was the family guy. Lines like “my wife is gonna kill me,” exemplified the character’s limited timeframe and marital status in one fell swoop.

Our technical guy had lines like “I have 135, center,” as he paces out the course. Our intimidating guy mostly just berates the other players with snide remarks and finally our horrible golfer has classic lines like “I’ve got to go the range” and “I hate this driver.”

Golf Digest 18 Annoying Golf Partners Round 2

By:  Craig Kotilinek

I shot this video produced by Cy Cyr for Golf Digest earlier this year. It details the 18 Most Annoying Golf Partners you hate that you love.

From the “Beverage Cart Girl Schmoozer” to the “Unsolicited Advice Guy”, we covered 18 of the most annoyingly endearing golf partners you could ever ask for in stills and video. The feature ended up being one of the most popular of 2012 for Golf Digest, and the video was a behind-the-scenes tribute to what ended up in the magazine and online.


Hole in One Interview with Best-selling Author James Patterson

By:  Craig Kotilinek

James Patterson is one of the most-published authors alive. About one in four of all hardcover novels in the suspense/thriller category were penned by Patterson, it was estimated in 2011. Author of the famous Alex Cross, Michael Bennett and Women’s Murder Club series, Patterson has written more best sellers than most authors could ever dream of. He’s been called the busiest man in publishing, so it was truly an honor that he gave Cy Cyr and I a few hours of his time to not only take his portrait, but also talk to us about his golf addiction.

Patterson has had multiple holes in one over the years, and he happened to get two in the month of June alone. Pretty remarkable for anyone, much less an amateur golfer and professional writer. Check out our quick interview in which Patterson elaborates on his recent golf exploits at Trump International Golf Club West Palm and Emerald Dunes Golf Club.

For more information, or to hire us for your West Palm Beach video project, contact us.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Videography, Soccer Showcase

By:  Craig Kotilinek

Recently CSK Creative/ was hired to do some videography of the New York Soccer Club to film their games at the elite Disney Showcase tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.

Having done plenty of sports videography, this was right in our wheelhouse. We’re avid soccer fans and attend plenty of the Orlando City Lions Soccer Club’s home games, but we didn’t expect a terribly high level of play from these high school students. We were wrong. Straight out of the gates these kids played with heart that was inspiring and gratifying to experience. In fact, we had to stay on mostly wide shots because the action was so quick that tight shots would send the ball out of frame in no time.

CSK Creative/ was referred to the New York Soccer Club by Milton Gooding of Gooding Sports Group, who needed a Florida Videographer who had plenty of sports filming experience. Gooding Sports Group helps student/athletes who show promise make it to their perfect fit at the university level, so naturally having a video of the soccer games at the Disney Showcase made sense both to show scouts and to evaluate level of play.

At this point, plenty of scouts have shown interest in the New York Soccer Club’s players. The combination of Gooding Sports Group’s sage advice and contacts along with CSK Creative/’s expert sports filming will show coaches and scouts what these kids are made of and ultimately bring them to their perfect collegiate fit.

CSK Creative/ has the capability to film any sporting event, whether it’s at ESPN Wide World of Sports or another venue. Here’s a list of sports we’ve filmed over the years:

Baseball Videography

Fastpitch Softball Videography

Lacrosse Videography

Soccer Videography

Basketball Videography

Field Hockey Videography

Martial Arts Videography

Track and Field/Cross Country Videography

Cheer and Dance Videography

Gymnastics Videography

Football Videography

Slowpitch Softball Videography

Volleyball Videography

Wakeboarding Videography

Golf Videography

Feel free to contact us to talk more about bringing your student/athlete to the next level through sports video, sports videography, and athlete highlight reels.