19 Jun The Caddie Network Debuts
The Caddie Network Debuts
New Digital Content Platform to Showcase Professional Caddies, Their Unique “On Tour” Careers, Insights and Experiences
Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Golf Analyst, Among Contributors
World Surf League Co-Owner Paul Speaker Investor
Stamford, CT (June 19, 2018) – The Caddie Network, the first-ever digital content platform dedicated to professional caddies and their “on tour” experiences and insights, announced today its public debut.
With more than 140 professional caddies participating – including: Damon Green, Michael Greller, Jimmy Johnson, Tim Mickelson, and Paul Tesori – The Caddie Network is a media organization co-owned by Accelerated Growth Partners, the Association of Professional Tour Caddies (APTC) and ITR Management.
Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Golf Analyst, and Luke Kerr-Dineen, top digital strategist and journalist, are joining The Caddie Network as contributors. Paul Speaker, co-owner and recent CEO of the World Surf League, and former NFL marketing executive, is one of the Network’s primary investors.
“A professional tour caddie has one of the most unique careers,” said APTC President Scott Sajtinac. “Now, professional caddies from tours all around the world have a media outlet dedicated to their critically important profession. I have no doubt The Caddie Network will play a vital role in educating others and younger generations about our vocation and help grow the game of golf.”
“We are very pleased to debut The Caddie Network,” said Merrill Squires and John von Stade, Partners at Accelerated Growth Partners and Co-Founders of TCN. “No other micro content platform exists quite like this. So many golf fans are hungry for the unique insights and experiences only a professional tour caddie has. Now, with The Caddie Network, they will finally have it.”
The Caddie Network features:
• A dedicated and experienced editorial, reporting and production staff:
o Director of Content T.J. Auclair joins following successful runs at Turner Sports and Inside the Ropes.
o Several contributors, including Collins (ESPN Senior Golf Analyst, former PGA TOUR caddie and stand up comedian) and Kerr-Dineen (Golf Digest contributor, with previous posts at For The Win Golf and Newsweek/The Daily Beast).
• Featured and unique content, including: Caddie of the Week, Caddie Shack Insiders, My Favorite Bagman, Best Lifestyles, Caddies and Celebs, etc.
• Integrated social media accounts:
“The timing couldn’t be better for this,” said Auclair. “Interest in caddies and the roles they play as key partners to professional players has never been stronger and golf needs new fans and new story lines.”
About The Caddie Network
The Caddie Network (TCN) is the first-ever digital content platform fully dedicated to the unique and critically important profession of caddying. Caddies have a voice and a perspective like none other in all of sports. TCN showcases caddie insights and experiences, helping to bring golf fans worldwide a fresh, informative, entertaining and insider’s perspective. Our exclusive storytelling will be written and produced through the eyes of professional and amateur caddies, along with accomplished journalists, hosts and narrators who will help shape and bring the compelling content to life for fans.
With more than 140 professional caddies participating, TCN is a digital content platform co-owned by Accelerated Growth Partners, the Association of Professional Tour Caddies (APTC) and ITR Management. TCN business advisors include: Scott Seymour, golf and sponsorship industry expert; Chris Pirrone, digital media network builder; and PGA TOUR players Webb Simpson, and Johnson Wagner. For more information, please visit The Caddie Network.