Bump&Run: 8/22/22

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

TPI range

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. 

Grab your referral link

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
Email: submissions@golfersjournal.com
Subject line: TGJ No. 23 Lipping Out

Submit your best tale

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

BTS One and Done

christy longfield + tc on world-class golf

Cypress Point The Last Camper

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. 

Pinehurst Cradle

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

merch tent

After some hard work in the lab, our merch maven Brie announced a slew of new offerings this past week. To wit:

punch shots

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

August 24
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.

RSVP here

September 7
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.

RSVP here