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Bump & Run

A weekly community newsletter highlighting the best of the Broken Tee Society

Bump&Run: 5/16/22

Inside the Issue w/ Contributor Dan Riley: Beames and the Vineyard

TGJ contributor and GQ correspondent Dan Riley joins us for a look inside two of his recent features: The Man Riding Clouds and Glories of the Island. A former features editor with an eye for a great story, Dan offers some terrific color and behind-the-scenes intel on Peter Beames, Martha's Vineyard, and more. 

“Biannual Humiliation” to Blowout: Shane Ryan on the Ryder Cup

With the release of The Cup They Couldn't Lose, his comprehensive and compelling Ryder Cup history overview, author Shane Ryan visits the Main Stage to talk all things team golf. We discuss Tony Jacklin's role in saving the event, the moment when Pete Dye and Herb Kohler nearly came to blows, and the looming specter of Covid on the 2021 event, among many other topics. Enjoy, and don't forget to pick up a copy of Shane's book.

Broken Tee Society Town Hall: 5/4/22

Presenting our second Broken Tee Society Town Hall, recorded live on the Main Stage in our BTS Discord server. Tune in for a variety of BTS updates, including an official announcement that should stir the soul of every adventure-loving golfer. 

Member Spotlight: Michael Davies

Executive Producer of Jeopardy! Creator of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Co-host of Men in Blazers, and Broken Tee Society Member. Michael Davies sits down with us for an all-inclusive look at his life, career, and the way that golf fits into the cracks. If you're a fan of soccer, golf, tennis, game shows, or global sporting conspiracy theories, we recommend tuning in.

Inside No. 19: Mike & Eli from Chasing Scratch

You read about them in No. 19, now hear them in their natural environment. Mike Shade and Eli Strait, the hosts of the wildly popular Chasing Scratch podcast, join TGJ Senior Editor Tom Coyne to discuss their years-long golfing quest, their newfound celebrity, and their distaste for that term.

Masters Friday Recap

Tom Coyne is back again for his final dispatch from the ANGC media center. We chat Tiger's improbable (or perhaps inevitable?) made cut, Scheffler's feel-based game, and Augusta's under-the-radar history museum that every golf junkie needs to put on their bucket list.

Masters Thursday Recap

TC and (eventually) Travis are back on the Main Stage to break down a momentous Thursday at Augusta. Tom details his eyewitness account of Tiger's finish on 18, speculates about the technology inherent in Augusta's press credentials, and illuminates the closeness of the golf world after run-ins with Bamberger, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and others. Plus, Travis hops in to discuss the CAA party, and Tom offers a few scoops for upcoming TGJ pieces.

TC Live from Augusta – Wednesday

Join Tom Coyne and TGJ Editor Travis Hill for a Wednesday dispatch from Augusta National. Tom debriefs on his interactions with Tiger and Hideki, tests the limits of a Masters press credential, and sets the scene from the dining lawn to the crowded slopes of the Par-3 course.

ANWA and ANGC with Phoebe Brinker

Fresh off her first appearance in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, Duke sophomore Phoebe Brinker joined Tom Coyne to discuss her experience. She unveiled a host of fascinating details, including the (sensational) contents of an ANWA tee gift bag, how it feels to play Augusta with no patrons, and the story of the event's founding direct from Fred Ridley himself. 

Storytelling 101 with Tom Coyne

Tom Coyne has lived a life full of stories, from the caddie yards of his youth, to the swamps of Florida, to the shores of the British Isles. He joins TGJ Associate Editor Casey Bannon for a foundational discussion on the ancient art of spinning a yarn.

Bracketology with BTS Member Wes Durham, ACC Network

ACC Network broadcaster and BTS member Wes Durham joins us to preview the NCAA tournament. Along with bracket picks, we also touch on which college coaches can play stick, how the broadcasting schedule shakes out during the Big Dance, and how Wes fits golf into a three-sport broadcasting existence.