This week’s newsletter is all about giving back. Our members-only auction raised over $1,600 for charity, while one member is raffling off custom-fitted wedges in exchange for fundraising donations. Plus, we’re making NorCal golfers happy with two fall TGJ showcases.
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going once, going twice...
In the latest episode of the TGJ Podcast, Ryan Carey from Golden Age Auctions detailed his career as the premier seller of golf history and memorabilia. Ryan was kind enough to donate this rare 1996 Scotty Cameron putter to be auctioned off within the Broken Tee Society, with all proceeds going to charity.
One of 960 putters made by Scotty Cameron to commemorate Tiger’s 1996 US Amateur victory
After a fierce bidding war (seriously – the final bid came in with two seconds to spare), TGJ member Devin Rosen secured the prize with a bid of $1,130. Add the $500 from TGJ, and we’re poised to donate $1,630 to a charity of our choosing.
Head to the Giving Back channel, where we’re opening a 24-hour window to nominate charities to receive this donation, followed by a 48-hour voting period.
With winter in sight, the TGJ Van is decamping for a year-end California run. This Thursday, we’re opening up registration for two TGJ events, both at secluded Northern California locales, and both guaranteed to offer a final, fleeting glimpse of golf season. Details below.
Granite Bay sits quietly just outside of Sacramento, secure in its reputation as one of the finest members’ clubs in the region. We’ll have the chance to play this recently restored Kyle Phillips design in November, but be advised: golfers go into acorn-collecting mode when fall ball hits, so this event may fill up fast.
Date: November 7
Registration: First come, first served starting @ noon ET September 21
Includes: 18 holes, post-round free play, lunch, dinner, drinks, and tee gifts
Within the past few weeks, Gil Hanse put the finishing touches on a full restoration of Lake Merced, returning the club to its Alister MacKenzie glory years. Best of all? The Broken Tee Society will be among the first to play the revitalized version.
Date: December 12
Lottery: Runs September 21 through September 28
Includes: 27 holes, lunch, dinner, drinks, putting contest, and tee gifts
to the victors
With a trip to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome on the line at the BMW Road to the Ryder Cup event, we had to send our squad’s heaviest hitters. We created a lottery for TGJ event winners, and Andy Beittel and Alex Morse, winners of our Lancaster event, got their names pulled. They’re heading to Kohler to represent the BTS in a four-night, three-round Whistling Straits golf bash, proving once again that it pays to bring your A-game when the TGJ Van shows up.
100 holes, and one freebie
We’ve followed each of our members’ Youth on Course 100 Hole Hikes with excitement. It seems that every participant puts their own unique spin on the fundraising and golf efforts, and Nate Thompson is continuing that trend. The difference here? You could win a free, fitted putter or wedge, just for donating!
Head to Nate’s post here for the details, or dive into his donation sheet below.
it pays to go premium
In case you missed it, all of our premium members will be receiving one of these custom-made driver headcovers from the artisans at Links & Kings. Of course, premium members also receive 20% off in the TGJ Shop, $50 per year to spend with Linksoul, and a host of other benefits. So if you’re on the fence about upgrading, it just might be that time.
on the tee
Wednesday, 1 PM ET
Member Spotlight: Paolo Uggetti
ESPN reporter and BTS member Paolo Uggetti joins us to discuss life on the college football beat, his summer spent covering (and playing) golf, the current state of sports media, and much more.