File this under the “never saw that coming” category…
I’m shocked (that this didn’t happen sooner). Back9Network, also referred to by me as “Trash9Network,” has suspended operations due to a “temporary shortfall in capital.”
In English, they blew through the millions in VC money and it’s all gone.
I’ve been very critical of this “media” entity and quite honestly I think it is better for golf that it goes away.
For more read NBC’s story here: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Back9Network-Suspends-Operations-293664681.html
And Ryan Ballangee’s story here: http://thegolfnewsnet.com/golfnewsnetteam/2015/02/23/back9network-suspends-operations-indefinitely-9864/
I am with you this announcement being good for Golf. Doesn’t seem they were in tune with the realities of Golf and the core golfers who support golf’s economy.