Another week brought another stacked lineup of Broken Tee Society outings, from Hooper to Jeffersonville to… Cypress Point? Plus, the full recording of our Book Club chat with Alan Shipnuck.
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book club: "Phil" (with alan shipnuck)
Hit the link below to listen to the full recording of our Book Club recording with author Alan Shipnuck. Ship waxes poetic on some stories behind the book, and former TOUR player (and TGJ employee) Mark Warman chimes in with a great tale from his 2002 practice round with Phil.
Outside Philadelphia, 30-odd BTSers gathered at Jeffersonville GC, enjoying a day of competition and camaraderie at this Donald Ross charmer. Sam Spuhler and Jacob Borer put this one together, and thankfully, Jaren Hunsaker brought his camera in addition to his game. His photos are below, along with the day’s gross and net winners.
Gross – @kverb and @Quinn Hanley
Net – @jborer and @dillonmahoney7
Want even more Jeffersonville? Jacob offered a comprehensive breakdown of his favorite holes on the course in the Jeffersonville Discord channel, and Jaren’s entire catalog of the day’s photos can be found here.
hooper drives the boat, chief
Our New England chapter came together at a former TGJ event location on Saturday, taking on the crown jewel of New Hampshire’s 9-hole golf rota. According to reports, Hooper was in fine condition and boasted some spicy pins, making for a great day. Here are the combatants in their own words:
“Excellent day and great time getting to meet and play with everyone! Looking forward to the next one already! Now off to the 3-Jack Fund to atone for my many, many sins.”
– Jim Lynch
“It was a great day meeting you all and thank Jim and Josh Beer for putting this together. Hooper certainly tested us today with those pin placements!
1 was tricky and if you were above the hole, good bye. 2 wasn’t that bad. 3, behind the trap and just a brutal spot, 4, GOOD LORD , one of the players hit a great tee shot but ended up above the hole and TAPPED IT and went ALLL the way down to the other side of the green and off. 5, was ok. 6 another tough location, bottom of the green, 7 wasn’t bad, 8 was tricky and 9 like #3 tucked behind the trap.
Definitely a good challenge for the players but a fantastic day! Hooper was a lot of fun to play!”
– Chris Hatem
“Let me add my thx to Jim and Josh for organizing and hosting us yesterday- my first BTS event. Loved playing Hooper (despite treacherous hole locations 😳) and mtg new people from the BTS.”
– Mica Stark
Clear across the country, members of our PNW chapter met up last week for a full 36-hole day at The Reserve GC in Aloha, OR. Cody Davenport set up this little shindig, a unique offering in the sense that The Reserve doesn’t usually allow players to take on both courses in the same day.
Before and after photos from a toasty day on the course are below.
where in the world is @imsocrabby?
In what might end up becoming a regular segment, we’re checking in on Spanish Oaks teaching pro, TGJ interview subject, and golf tragic Christy Longfield. Under her tongue-in-cheek screenname, Christy has been dropping photos, reviews, and previews of a golf heater perhaps unmatched in the Broken Tee Society this year.
Her West Coast run included Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, The Preserve, Pasatiempo, and Cypress Point…
And as for next week? Aronimink, Merion, Rolling Green, and a little place called Pine Valley.
At press time, it was unclear whether Christy was looking for caddies in the Philadelphia area. But it never hurts to ask.
Top photo by Kohjiro Kinno, bottom by Christian Hafer
member appreciation day
Last, but certainly not least, a major thank you to everyone who picked up an item or three during Wednesday’s Member Appreciation Day. Your support is what makes this all possible, and we’re unendingly grateful for it.
And in case you missed it, we offered a few special perks for the Discord community. Giveaways during M.A.D. included a fully blacked-out TGJ x Vessel bag and a Lahinch photo signed by photographer and Linksoul artist Geoff Cunningham. Plus, TGJ editor Travis Hill went right to the source, asking the Golf Course Architecture channel to pick their favorite hole at Bandon to be featured in a future TGJ Yardage Book.
on the tee
Tuesday August 9th
Mark Broadie on Strokes Gained and Golf’s Data Revolution
Every Shot Counts author and Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie joins us for an in-depth discussion on the ever-evolving world of strokes gained statistics.