Meet The Back9Network Team

Back9Network, the golf lifestyle television and multiplatform media company, is pleased to announce its relationship with the following on-air talent.

Back9Network Bios:
Ahmad Rashad | Shane Bacon | John Maginnes | Jeff Rude | Will Christien | Matty Blake
Lou Holder | Caite Upton | Charles EverettUniverso Pereira | Erica Bachelor | Katie Sundseth

Executive Producer and Host Ahmad Rashad


Emmy® Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is the host of a series of NBA TV specials, “One on One with Ahmad Rashad”.  The show features Rashad’s candid and in-depth interviews with the NBA’s biggest stars, providing viewers with unique insights into the players’ careers and personal stories, and gaining their perspective about life on and off the court. Read More

Back9Network Ambassadors

The Back9Network Ambassador Group is comprised of individuals who have not only begun to create a legacy for themselves in golf, but have also been integral to the growth of the sport. As a group, they have aligned themselves with Back9 to continue the mission of growing the game through the inclusion of all people, and bring everyone into this shared passion for golf.

“The way Back9 celebrates women in golf is inspiring. To be a part of it is incredible.” – Cheyenne Woods

“Back9 is a lifestyle. It’s everything we love about golf.” – Padraig Harrington

“Back9 makes golf fun for everyone, no matter who you are.” – Jim Remy

Back9Network Ambassador: Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods Remixes Uncle Tiger's Classic Nike Ad

Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Cheyenne Woods was introduced to golf by her Grandfather, Earl Woods.  She began to play in the LPGA Girls Golf Club at age 7.  She was a two time Arizona 5A State High School Champion while attending Xavier College Preparatory. Read More

Back9Network Ambassador: Padraig Harrington


As a three-time major champion, Padraig Harrington’s playing record speaks for itself. Having won the 2007 British Open Championship at Carnoustie in a dramatic play-off, Padraig became the first European since 1906 to defend his British Open title a year later at Royal Birkdale. Read More

Back9Network Ambassador: JJ Henry


Born and raised in Fairfield, CT, JJ Henry was exposed to a high level of golf at a young age from his father Ron. Proficient in many sports as a child, Henry began playing basketball and eventually lacrosse and soccer, along with following in his father’s footsteps in golf. He was honored with the 998 CSWA Bill Lee Award given to the state’s Male Athlete of the Year by the Connecticut Sportswriters Association. Read More

Back9Network Ambassador: William McGirt


William McGirt is a professional golfer from Boiling Springs, SC. McGirt attended Woffard College and turned pro in 2004. After a couple years on what is now the Tour, McGirt earned his PGA Tour card in 2010 via Q-School and hasn’t looked back. Read More

Back9Network Ambassador: Jim Remy

Jim Remy Reflects on Presenting Wanamaker Trophy

As the first New England PGA Section member to ever ascend to the Association’s highest office, Jim Remy was elected in 2008 as the 36th PGA President. During his term, Remy led in promoting the essential role PGA members play throughout the industry, especially as a golf employer’s most valuable asset for economic growth and development. Read More

Back9Network Ambassador: Tony Jacklin


Arguably the powerhouse behind European Golf, Tony Jacklin CBE was responsible for engineering the greatest sporting revolution of the 20th century. At just 25 years old, the Lincolnshire-born golfer broke new ground winning the British Open in 1969 at Royal Lytham St. Annes, shortly followed by a landmark U.S. Open victory at Hazeltine in 1970. Read More

Back9Network Artist-In-Residence: Javier Colon


Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. Read More

Back9Network Ambassador Kyle Thompson


Kyle Thompson is an American professional golfer who resides in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an All-American at the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2001. Thompson returns to the Tour for 2014, a tour where he has had great success, collection three wins and ranking in the top-1o of the tour’s all-time money list. He has also played 2 seasons on the PGA Tour and competed in the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. Read More 

Back9Network Ambassador Johnny DelPrete


Johnny DelPrete is an American golfer from West Palm Beach, FL. DelPrete, who turned pro in 2010,  is a former Florida State Junior Champion as well as a former winner of the Doral Publix Junior Classic. DelPrete has stared on the Canadian tour as well as the tour where he is currently appearing. When he isn’t on the links, DelPrete might be found at his family’s meat market working behind the counter. Coming from a blue-collar background, it’s no surprise that DelPrete is described as having, “perspective, humility and humanity rarely seen in a 24-year-old.” Read More

Back9Network Ambassador Berry Henson


Berry Henson began his professional career in 2003 and has spent time on a number of tours around the world, including the Asian and European Tours. While playing primarily on mini-tours, Henson has made a slew of starts in the last two years on the European Tour, notching a career-best finish of T-17 at the Avantha Masters. Henson enjoyed the best year of his career in 2010 when he collected five wins and 20 top-10 finishes.  Read More

Back9Network Ambassador Willy Pumarol


Willy Pumarol is a talented young golfer from the Dominican Republic. Pumarol put together an impressive amateur career both in the junior golf ranks and in NCAA Division II competition at Barry University, setting records and turning heads at both levels. As a junior, Pumarol collected more than 50 titles and was a five-time champion of the Dominican Republic National Junior Championship. During this time, he was also counted among the top-50 junior players in the state of Florida. Read More