HARTFORD, CONN., MARCH 17, 2014: Back9Network, the golf lifestyle multiplatform media network, and Swing By Swing Golf, creator of the world’s most popular GPS rangefinder and scorecard app, are teaming up to offer a sweepstakes that will give four winners a “Once in a Lifestyle” golf vacation at some of the world’s most renowned golf resorts. Participants will vote first for their favorite golf courses starting March 15, 2014. After the top four golf resorts are chosen in March, Back9Network will give away a vacation to one of the four courses each month over the April-to-July period.
The Grand Prize winners each will receive a golf resort vacation for four, including a weekend of golf, travel, and lodging. In addition, there will be 1,000 first prizewinners who will win Back9Network merchandise and/or the paid version of the Swing by Swing GPS rangefinder and scorecard app.
“We have always believed in putting our golf audience first and allowing them to help drive our content strategy,” said Back9Network Chairman and CEO, James L. Bosworth Jr. “We thought it would be fun to give back to our growing online audience with some incredible golf vacations, and at the same time, use that opportunity to invite more people into Back9’s golf lifestyle.”
“We have one of the more engaged audiences in all of golf,” said Swing by Swing Golf President, Monique Giggy. “Their engagement and feedback have allowed us to provide them with the best free GPS app on the market. It’s all about maximizing fun out on the course this year, and what’s more fun than a golf vacation to one of the most desirable golf resorts in the world?”
Official sweepstakes entries for the first of the four sweepstakes will be accepted between April 10 and April 20, 2014. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Winners will be chosen randomly. Prizewinners for the first of four sweepstakes will be notified on April 21, 2014. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter the sweepstakes. To enter the contest, and for more information on prizes and official rules, please visit: http://www.onceinalifestyle.com.
About Swing by Swing Golf: Swing by Swing’s mission is to help golfers have more fun on the course. Their free Golf GPS & Scorecard app is used by more than 2.5 million golfers in 137 countries to master the world’s golf courses, get distance information, play games, stay connected with golfing buddies, and maintain personal stats. Learn more at www.swingbyswing.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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