Today, let's meet Will Christien. Christien is the co-host of Back9Network's The Clubhouse, which will air every weeknight at 10 p.m. (Eastern). Her co-hosts are former PGA Tour player John Maginnes, and former Golfweek writer Jeff Rude.
Back9 describes the show thusly:
The playful banter of Christien, Maginnes, and Rude will echo the conversations one would hear at the 19th hole. The trio’s no-holds-barred conversations will cover the latest happenings both on and off the course, as they incorporate questions and guidance from viewers at home, celebrities and the game’s professionals.
“Our show is a conversation; we talk about life, but use golf as a theme," Christen says. "It’s for you if you’ve played once and it’s for you if you play every day.”
So who is Will Christien? As with Bachelor and Upton, Back9Network reached outside the traditional golf circles to find her. Will is a native of England who wound up traveling the globe in search of adventure; her earliest interests were in water sports such as wakeboarding and scuba diving.
She eventually became a competitive wakeboarder, even winning the British National Women’s Wakeboard championship. Along the way, Christien got into modeling and hosting, and, later, broadcasting.
Her earliest broadcasting stints were as host of wakeboarding and motocross shows; Will later branched into travel shows.
And now, she adds golf broadcaster to the list.