HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, MARCH 31, 2014: Back9Network, the golf lifestyle multiplatform media network, announced today that international golf course designer, Beau Welling, has joined the network as an ambassador and contributor. Welling will create video and editorial content for the network around golf course design and architecture, as well as cover changes and developments in the game of golf.
“Beau’s well-rounded personality and expertise in golf course design and development are a fun fit for our network,” said James L. Bosworth Jr., Chairman and CEO of Back9Network. “Beau is our kind of talent — a diverse background in business, art, and design as well as a great sense of humor. He personifies how we like to approach golf coverage.”
Welling is currently the CEO and Founder of Beau Welling Design, a firm providing golf course design, landscape architecture, and advisory services to international and U.S.-based clients. Prior to founding BWD, he helped manage Fazio Golf Course Designers with Tom Fazio, completing over 80 new golf courses as well as consulting for and renovating courses, including those for major tournament venues.
“I am super excited to be joining the team at Back9Network and look forward to having a platform to share some of our thoughts about golf course architecture and the state of the game itself,” said Beau Welling, CEO of Beau Welling Design. “Our business has truly become global so don’t be surprised if we throw in some commentary about the adventures we face as we travel around the globe practicing our craft. This is going to be fun.”
Welling earned a degree in physics from Brown University and an international business degree from the University of South Carolina. He also studied landscape architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Irish drama at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
About Beau Welling Design: Beau Welling Design is a golf course design and landscape architecture firm providing innovative and responsive solutions to clients around the world. BWD works in close collaboration with its clients to envision captivating experiences built upon core principles of form, function, and sustainability. At Beau Welling Design, a passionate team of experts is led by Founder and Chief Executive Officer Beau Welling. Beau left a ten-year career at Fazio Golf Course Designers to follow his dream and create a company that would fuse the finest traditions of the game with modern possibilities. With offices in Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, BWD’s team of professionals has over sixty years of global experience in multi-disciplinary design work. For further information visit www.beauwellingdesign.com.
About Back9Network: Back9Network, based in Hartford, CT, is a lifestyle multiplatform television network and media company. Back9Network was developed as a complementary alternative to traditional media’s focus on professional golf tournament coverage. Focused on compelling storytelling, interesting personalities, features and fashions, interviews and instruction, travel, gear and much more, fans of all kinds will want to hang with the Back9Network. golf.swingbyswing.com, its online clubhouse, delivers a fresh perspective on the golf lifestyle and its worldwide influence. Back9Network’s leadership includes respected and outspoken executives from the golf and media industries. Back9Network recently moved into its new corporate Headquarters and TV/Video Production Studio in Hartford, joining ESPN, NBC Sports and YES Network in Connecticut. For further information, visit golf.swingbyswing.com.
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