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Welcome Diane Knox Balas Our Newest GolfKast Announcer


Jacksonville, Florida, Diane Knox Balas stands as a leading voice in the world of sports broadcasting, particularly within the realm of golf. Originally hailing from Scotland, Diane's journey into the industry began with twelve years of experience in commercial radio back home. However, her ambitions knew no bounds, and she made the bold decision to relocate to the United States.

Settling in Jacksonville, Diane found herself immersed in the vibrant golfing community of the Sunshine State. Her distinctive Scottish accent and insightful commentary quickly caught the attention of audiences, propelling her into the forefront of golf broadcasting.

Diane's coverage extends far beyond the local scene, as she has become a fixture at some of golf's most prestigious events. From the iconic fairways of Augusta National for the Masters to the historic links of The Open Championship along with the Ryder Cup, her voice has become synonymous with the drama and excitement of major tournaments.

Diane's passion for golf drives her to delve deep into the day-to-day action of the PGA TOUR. As the lead golf analyst for Pickswise, she provides expert analysis and predictions, guiding fans through the twists and turns of professional golf with unparalleled insight.

But Diane's influence extends beyond her work on the airwaves. She also hosts a weekly golf handicapping show and podcast, offering fans a behind-the-scenes look at the sport and sharing her expertise to help them navigate the complexities of the game.

Despite her demanding schedule, Diane finds joy and fulfillment in her personal life in Jacksonville. Alongside her husband, son, and two beloved English Bulldogs, she cherishes the moments of tranquility and connection that family life brings.

Diane's voice continues to resonate across the airwaves, captivating audiences with her passion, knowledge, and unwavering enthusiasm for the game of golf. In Jacksonville, Florida, and beyond, we are proud to have Diane Knox Balas join the GolfKast series as an announcer.