Bump&Run: 10/24/22

An upcoming chat with a legend, meetups in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, and our BTS Book Club highlight this week’s B&R.

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Rick Reilly: So Help Me Golf

The Main Stage is the place to be this Thursday morning at 11 AM ET, as we welcome Rick Reilly in for a live interview. A true golf junkie, Rick has been playing and covering the game since childhood, and the latest of his many books serves as his love letter to the game. It’s filled with travel stories, tales from inside the ropes, and anecdotes on what makes this game so special to him, and to all of us. His chat with Tom Coyne on Thursday is not to be missed.

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passing time


Thanks to Bay Area Vice Captain @AndyTupman, we are looking forward to a regional meetup at Pasatiempo on December 13! A few spots still remain available, and a waiting list will be created once space is filled. Sign up today for a tee time with your fellow members at this legendary MacKenzie layout.

A baltimore blowout

Last Monday, 160 Broken Tee Society members brought their games, and their rain gear, to historic Baltimore Country Club for the fifth annual Broken Tee 2-Man. 

In the gross division, Tanner Grimmius and Brent Borgstahl put together consecutive 70s to defend their 2021 2-Man victory. They have already committed to going for the threepeat in 2023. 

The net side of things saw Baltimore CC member Dan Taylor pull off a local knowledge up-and-down on the first playoff hole to defeat the pairing of Corey Walsh/Kevin Van Valkenburg. Taylor and partner James Corry will be going to Pinehurst for three days on behalf of BMW.

Photos of this epic day below, courtesy of Jaren Hunsaker and Kohjiro Kinno:

Broken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC
Associate Editor Casey Bannon addresses the masses

Broken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC

Broken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC

Broken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC Broken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC Net winners Dan Taylor and James CorryBroken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC Gross winners Tanner Grimmius and Brent Borgstahl

Broken Tee 2-Man Baltimore CC

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bts book club: barbarian Days

The Four Acts of Ben Garner surfing
The recording of our latest Broken Tee Society Book Club discussion is now live. On Sunday the 23rd, we chatted about William Finnegan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. The book chronicles Finnegan’s lifelong, globe-spanning search for waves, and paints vivid sketches of the people and cultures that shaped him during these journeys. TGJ publisher Brendon Thomas joined the discussion and offered invaluable insight from the mind of another surfing devotee.

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recs on recs

From the Northeast to the Southwest, a few recommendation conversations happened last week. Dive in below:

the home course

Our Pacific Northwest chapter has two meetups scheduled at The Home Course, one on November 6 and a larger group heading out on November 13. Hit the Google form below if you’re interested in joining the fray.

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