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Bump&Run: 3/7/22

Welcome to your weekly Bump&Run, a recap of what you may have missed during the past week on the Broken Tee Society Discord server. Not yet a member of the server? Head here to join: glfrsj.nl/BTSconnect

Things we’re excited about in March: The Players, Capital City, March Madness, TGJ No. 19, #eventseason, giveaways, almost Masters time.

Things we’re not excited about in March: How is it already March? 

don't hate the players

Tune into #-the-players-championship channel this week for an on-the-grounds perspective as @caseybannon and @Travishill romp around TPC Sawgrass. Holler at the boys if you’ll be in town and let’s see if we can’t link up at a watering hole our Editor hasn’t already been kicked out of.

MAsters Thursday @ Champions Retreat

Major golf news: @fostermccune and the TGJ Van are posting up in Augusta for Masters week, and we’ve secured 20 spots for a BTS outing at Champions Retreat on Thursday, April 7. 

We’ll play 18 between the Bluff & Island courses, then stick around for CR’s legendary annual night range party. All valid excuses for missing some Thursday coverage. 

Grab your spot before they’re all gone.

what are the odds?

Fellow BTS Members @hayes and @jnelson were randomly paired together last week at Pinehurst No. 4 and quickly discovered that they share the same Discord server. 

We can’t stress enough how much we love to see this.

Membership perks

We’ve been in a giving mood lately. Here’s a rundown of free stuff you could win as part of your Membership:

  • $1,000 Linksoul shopping spree: We’ve randomly placed a winning ticket for a Linksoul shopping spree inside one Member’s copy of TGJ No. 19. Find it and we’ll send you grand to spend on our favorite gear for both on and off the course.
  • Full new set of custom-fitted Titleists: Every time you refer a new member to TGJ in 2022, you’ll get entered to win a full Titleist club fitting and bag makeover. Grab your personal referral link here. 
  •  Scotty Cameron × TGJ Newport: If our year-long prize isn’t enough, we’re entering you to win a 1/12 TGJ × Scotty Newport every time you make a referral this month. You read that correctly: share TGJ with friends in March and you could own a Scotty that will never be for sale by April.

Paternity leave

If you haven’t heard from @robbievogel lately it’s because he’s got his hands full with a newborn! Maren Elisabeth Vogel checked in at 8 lbs, 11 oz last Sunday night, officially making her the youngest BTS Member ever.

Congrats, Vogel family!

Enlightened room

One of our biggest Main Stage crowds ever showed up to learn about all things photography from TGJ’s resident Visuals King/ Instagram Agitator/ Ramen Lover/Island Boy Christian Hafer.

@hafe touched on everything from fundamentals to Lightroom process to drone hacks to properly valuing your work. If you couldn’t make it, you can always listen back in the BTS Archive.

Punch shots

  • Due to all that’s going (like Robbie’s fertility, The Players, our impending trip to Mid Pines and this thing called Masters Week), we’re going to breathe a bit before tackling the next #bts-book-club discussion on April 24th, time TBD. In the meantime, study up on Blood Meridian with @daveedie and @woddtomble’s research.
  • Last week’s chat with Shane Bacon is now forever enshrined in the BTS Archive.
  • Once The Players is over, a special Masters channel will be created so we can start ignoring work and focus on the important stuff.

On the tee

Thursday, 3/15, 2:30 PM ET

Storytelling 101 w/ Prof. Coyne

Writers, unite! TGJ’s Master of Letters sits down for a foundational discussion on the ancient art of tale-spinning. Bring your composition notebooks, and don’t worry – there will not be a quiz

RSVP here

Friday, 3/16, 3:00 PM ET

Member Spotlight: Wes Durham, ACC Network

On the eve of March Madness, we welcome BTS member/TGJ event goer/noted college hoops announcer Wes Durham to the Main Stage. We’ll chat golf, Duke-Carolina, potential bracket busters, giving takes and more. Don’t miss it.

RSVP here