Perks, goodies, and prizes abound in this week’s newsletter. We’re giving away free TSR fittings at Oceanside’s Titleist Performance Institute, cashing out players in our season-long One and Done league, and even inviting members to contribute to TGJ. Plus: new merch!
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a perfect fit
Members of our Discord server got the chance to register early for our Broken Tee Society × Titleist Member Fitting Day on September 9th.
Our 24 lucky winners, who were selected from over 1,000 entries, will have the chance to visit the Titleist Performance Institute (below), hit (and get fit for) the new TSR driver and fairway metals, enjoy a Vokey wedge experience, and tour the Titleist Club Factory. All free of charge courtesy of our friends at Titleist.
View the winners here
If you missed out, fear not. You can win your very own full-bag Titleist fitting and makeover—TSR through Scotty, with the bag itself included—just by sharing your TGJ referral code with a friend. Every new referral adds to your chances of winning.
write in, lip out
Exciting news from TGJ editor Travis Hill: the Lipping Out section of TGJ No. 23 will be written entirely by Broken Tee Society members!
We’re calling on all our storytellers to send in their go-to golf tale—be it hilarious, unbelievable or heartbreaking—for the chance to be featured in the pages of TGJ. Professional experience not required – send us your best yarn, and we’ll polish it up for you.
Instructions and details below, and for a little inspiration, turn to the back of any volume of TGJ or head to the #features channel.
Length: 500 words or less
Deadline: Wednesday, 8/31
Subject line: TGJ No. 23 Lipping Out
one more, and done
After a rollercoaster season, our weekly One and Done league wrapped up at the BMW Championship. Persistence paid off for our five winners, with Josh Sacks taking home the first-place prize and nearly $1,500 in cash!
Your top five (and their payouts) are below. And for those folks looking to continue their weekly wagering tradition, sign up for our BTS NFL Survivor Pool!
1. Josh Sacks – $1,469
2. Joe Venturini – $918
3. Sam Stein – $734
4. Ryan Thomas – $367
5. Tyler Moon – $184
christy longfield + tc on world-class golf
BTS member and Spanish Oaks teaching pro Christy Longfield joined Tom Coyne fresh off a top-100 binge for the ages. After knocking off Cypress, Pine Valley, and Merion among many others, Christy did not hold back in sharing her unvarnished opinions.
Tune in to hear her thoughts on the world’s best back nine, why Pebble Beach is overrated, and which world-class course’s menu consists of nothing more than “average dude food.”
cradle to the grave
BTS Member Tripp Pendergast spent last Monday doing something that no one on Earth has ever done: playing over 500 holes of golf at the Cradle at Pinehurst.
Tripp’s 505 holes broke the old record of 460, and even though he played every shot with his 53 degree wedge (including putting), he managed 52 birdies and an ace!
Best of all, Tripp’s incredible day and phenomenal fundraising efforts raised close to $20,000 for Youth on Course. Well done, Tripp!
Full breakdown here
After some hard work in the lab, our merch maven Brie announced a slew of new offerings this past week. To wit:
- New Premium Member Gift: OK, so Brie didn’t specifically drop this one. But it’s a biggie. Introducing our next Premium Member gift…
This Broken Tee driver cover is heading out to Premium Members soon. Want yours? Upgrade your membership today.
- Yeti Rambler: Several sizes and colors of our Yeti cups are back in stock.
- Go-To Shirt: The classic grey t-shirt is back in all sizes.
- Pre-Check Travel Bag: Never travel without it.
- Bucket Hat: Who says no to a bucket?
- XXL Crewnecks: Broken tee FootJoy crewnecks, free to a good home. Burly boys only.
A sprinkling of odds and ends from this week in the server:
- BTS Book Club: Nominate a non-golf book for this month’s selection
- TGJ @ BMW: Casey, Foster, and Hafe check out the action in Wilmington
- Yale tales: Advice on playing and appreciating a classic before its upcoming restoration.
- Pinehurst eats: The best grub around town.
- Medal ceremony: The winners of our Olympic Hills event went home with some serious hardware.
on the tee
Jon Sherman: The Four Foundations of Golf
Practical Golf founder and Broken Tee Society member Jon Sherman joins us to discuss his new book, “The Four Foundations of Golf.” We’ll chat about the exhaustive research behind his work, and how you can apply his learnings to shoot better scores.
Ryan Carey: Golden Age Auctions
Boston’s Ryan Carey runs Golden Age Auctions. You may remember them as the sellers of the $5.1 million “Tiger Slam” irons. We’ll go deep with Ryan on everything related to the fascinating and fast-growing world of golf auctions.