Seattle's "Dub B" launches new pop-urban culture and lifestyle television show from the world's elite courses
SEATTLE, Feb 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Avid and professionally trained golfer, music producer and hip hop artist, Wyeth Barclay, aka "Dub B", announces the concept for his new television series Above Par. The reality show remixes the classic world of professional golf with Barclay's urban influence and musical culture, exposing the connection between the two from the backdrop of the world's finest country clubs and golf courses.
"My vision for the show started with a desire to channel the 'above par' lifestyle to pop culture and a current younger generation, inspiring them to discover the infinite pleasures and destinations within and surrounding the great game of golf," said Barclay. "From interviews with designers and architects, to rounds of golf with fellow musicians and celebrities, I've worked with and golfed alongside some awesome icons to unlock the mysteries of above par life."
With a mission to expose youth who are saturated in the musical world to the game of golf, Above Par provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world's most elite and exquisite country clubs and public courses. Exploring clubhouses, restaurants and communities, Barclay joins celebrities and sports figures on the greens, and together they unveil to viewers the beauty, allure and appeal of the lifestyle.
Since childhood, Barclay, 28, has enjoyed the game of golf and the hip hop music scene. In addition to winning a High School State championship, multiple junior golf competitions, and WJGA tournaments, Barclay also won three consecutive Junior Club Champion titles at his home course in Washington state. He was invited also to multiple golf camps and programs, including Arizona State University, University of Washington, Stanford and Yale.
At age 18, Barclay opened his own state of the art recording studio and toured the nation as a hip hop artist. Now revisiting his roots as a professionally trained golfer, and inspired by his love for the game, Barclay wanted to create a show that would humanize golf and broaden the viewership of golf, without the boundaries of class, ethnicity and age. Additionally, he wanted to bring the world of golf and its lifestyle to a more relevant demographic that is saturated in the hip hop lifestyle, culture and music. In preview segments of Above Par, Barclay plays with and interviews celebrities including rap pioneer Kurtis Blow, MLB player Evan Longoria, PGA Tour winner Bubba Watson, actor Kurt Russell and more.
View the brand new "Above Par Sizzle" show segment, featuring interviews on the courses with celebrities including, former NFL pro Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, basketball legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving, rock music icon Alice Cooper and others, on Above Par's YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/user/AboveParWithDubB . For more information about Above Par, visit http://www.above-par.com . For more information about Dub B's music, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dub-b/id210500729 .
About Above Par
Above Par is a television series hosted by Wyeth Barclay, aka "Dub B", Seattle native, music producer, hip hop artist and professionally trained golfer. The reality show takes an inside look at the finest country clubs and golf courses around the World, allowing viewers to experience the beauty, allure and appeal of the "Above Par" lifestyle. After opening a state of the arts recording studio at 18 years of age and touring the nation with his music, Barclay has revisited his roots as a golf protege. Trained to compete on the national golf platform, Barclay shares his knowledge, respect and skill for the game of golf from the world's finest country clubs and courses, while also humanizing and broadening the viewership of the game without the boundaries of class, ethnicity and age.
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