Bump&Run: 7/5/22

Tees didn’t stand a chance this past week. The BTS rolled out in force, snapping pegs from LA to Wisconsin to Rome and beyond. All that below, plus an invitation to a Tom Coyne-led St Andrews deep dive.

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Destination Dive: St Andrews

Before recapping America’s independence, let’s look ahead to a dose of Scotland. Tune in tomorrow at 3 PM ET for our Destination Dive discussion, where three Scottish golf experts will offer insights into the Home of Golf that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Our panel includes TGJ Senior Editor Tom Coyne; St Andrews native Ian Birrell, a teaching pro in California and still St Andrews’ youngest-ever club champion; and Edinburgh’s Michael Bracewell, a Brora member and well-traveled Scottish linksman.

To register and listen live, hit the link below, or find the events tab in the top left of the server.

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the retreat @ sand valley

Anyone on site in Nekoosa last weekend won’t soon forget the fireworks. And we’re not just talking about the kind you have to drive out of state for. 

A double eagle on a par-5 (whose proper title, albatross, gets relegated for this weekend only), a Glow-V1 hole-in-one, and a thousand other memories contributed to an incredible Independence Day weekend at Sand Valley.The Retreat @ Sand Valley The weekend started with a round of glow golf, where Nader Fotouhi dunked a wedge from 95 yards.

The Retreat @ Sand Valley Speaking of dunks, Isabel Nesteus jarred a 6-iron from “170 meters” for a 2 on one of the five par-5s at Mammoth Dunes. A Swede making double eagle on Independence Day weekend? Only in the Broken Tee Society.

a sand valley gallery

TGJ Visuals Director Christian Hafer made the trip to Wisconsin, and turned in a few stunners. 

The Retreat @ Sand Valley Preparing for the evening’s festivities

The Retreat @ Sand Valley

 Fireworks and flop shots

 Fireworks and flop shots Firm and fast on the Fourth

The Retreat @ Sand Valley Bag chatter

The Retreat @ Sand Valley Sunrise over the valley

a most coveted piece of hardware

Scotty Cameron. The Broken Tee 2-Man. Who will earn their engraving this year? 

Lottery opens July 20th

bts x industry hills

Members of our SoCal Chapter took on the Ike course at Industry Hills on Saturday. Cory Olson summed it up succinctly: “Great day, great dudes, tough course.”

Looking to meet up with your fellow BTSers? Check out our meetups in the events tab, or reach out to your local BTS Vice Captain to get something started!

Industry Hills GC

Industry Hills GC

Photos courtesy of Marc Bernardo

Industry Hills

A few of the BTS SoCal crew

punch shots

A comprehensive list of the best that the BTS had to offer this week.

  • Twilight Golf Club: Carolinas regional Vice Captain Stephen Edwards spends his free time running Twilight Golf Club, a coalition of golf enthusiasts playing matches and raising money for the HV3 Foundation. We were stoked to see Global Golf Post shine a spotlight on TGC last week. Read the feature here.
  • Members helping members: In which Colby Creger offers IlliniGolferHack a full-on virtual putting makeover. Watch this space (or the Putting channel) for updates.
  • Wrist and angles: Speaking of members heading to the rescue, teaching pro Christy Longfield dropped by to share an incredibly helpful video on wrist position and clubface angle in the downswing. Like all the best instruction, this one’s short and simple.
  • The Patch: GolfCrusade highlights a standalone 12-hole short course in Knoxville, featuring some incredible mountain views and a few stellar green sites.
  • A cross-country connection: Member SlippinJimmy checks in with the story of an AA connection made in Portland, OR… one that started clear across the country, at Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester, VT.
  • La dolce vita: BTS Europe Vice Captain Dirk Kirchberg checks in from the verdant fairways of Italy’s Bogliaco. Come for the mountain views, stay for two GIRs on a signature hole.
  • Daddy-daughter time: Ben Goodly shares a heartwarming piece on his daughter’s growing love for golf, and what it feels like to share the game with her.