HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, APRIL 15, 2014: Back9Network, the golf lifestyle multiplatform media network, announced today that world record holder, former long drive champion, and professional long driver and instructor, Mike Dobbyn, has joined the network as an ambassador and contributor. Dobbyn will contribute video and editorial content to golf.swingbyswing.com surrounding golf fitness and instruction.
“As we expand our instructional golf content on golf.swingbyswing.com, we are excited to bring on golfers that have unique experience and knowledge in the sport,” said James L. Bosworth Jr., Chairman and CEO of Back9Network. “Mike’s expertise in power and distance as well as his focus on fitness are foundational elements to our instructional content strategy.”
Dobbyn, now in his 11th year in the sport of long drive, owns the world record for golf’s longest drive in a sanctioned professional golf tournament at 551 yards. He also won the 2007 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and has reached the finals on three separate occasions. Dobbyn stands 6’8”, weighs 300 lbs., has a size 18 foot, and a jacket size of 60 extra-extra long. He swings his driver in competition on average between 145-152 mph and has been clocked on a launch monitor as high as 163 mph.
“I feel very honored to be a part of the Back9Network and couldn’t be more excited to be their newest brand ambassador”, said Mike Dobbyn. “Back9 provides the perfect platform for me to launch into the teaching phase of my golf/fitness career. I’ll be sharing my knowledge and experience with hitting the long ball to followers of Back9, since hitting it long is something all golfers aspire to accomplish. I have never worked with a student that said, ‘Can you help me hit it straighter AND shorter?’ Even as a RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion I am always searching for ways to hit the ball even farther.”
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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