Mention the name Clint Eastwood, and you may conjure memories of old westerns, Dirty Harry, a string of blockbuster films, Academy Awards and, of course, Pebble Beach and Carmel, California.

But soon, you can add Golf Network Producer to the resume.

Eastwood has been named creative board chairman and founding shareholder of the Back9 Network, a TV network devoted to golf and fairway culture.

Eastwood, who is an investor in Pebble Beach and also owns a golf club in Carmel, will serve as a consultant on programming and casting decisions for the Network, which is said to focus on golf “lifestyle” programming. One of the pilot shows, “Extreme Golf,” is said to feature athletes and celebrities golfing on outlandish courses, while another show, “Hole Lotta Love”, may take the form of “a ‘Bachelor’-style dating series in which pairs play with three dates and eliminate one at each hole.”

Three words to the Australian TV Networks: Bring. It. Here.

About Richard Fellner

A four-time winner of the Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism, Best Opinion, Best Column and Best Photographic Presentation, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Media Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and has been a featured guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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