Swing Thoughts: July 2020

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Celebrating Barry Grimes

Last week we lost Barry Grimes, a legend in the industry and a member of the TGJ family. Barry’s iconic photography and design had far-reaching influence beyond the boundaries of the game. He is gone too soon and will be sorely missed. We’ve taken down the subscriber paywall for the feature we did on his work in TGJ No. 4. Please join us in celebrating his life and legacy.

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Photo: Pound Ridge Golf Club

TGJ Podcast Ep. 60: Ken Wang

Ken Wang has a degree in economics from MIT, is the brother of fashion designer Vera Wang, and, most important to us, is the founder/owner of the Pete Dye-designed Pound Ridge Golf Club in New York. He joins Tom Coyne to discuss his fervent belief in public courses, how Dye got what he wanted in the design, the democratization of the game, and how Vera plays “Bill Clinton golf.”

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Short Iron: Inside the Dallas Stars’ rite of passage: playing golf with prospects

Golf means so much to some NHL players that access to a course was a major question while they figured out life in their pandemic bubble.

The Athletic

Mid-Iron: ‘I Just Cost Myself 250 Grand.’

Missing a short putt worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is a golfer’s nightmare, but PGA Tour veterans have ways of psyching themselves up to try anyway.

New York Times

Long Iron: Commentator by Morning, Tour Player at Night, and Christina Kim All Day Long

Christina Kim is drawing rave reviews for her television commentary while managing the demands of continuing her LPGA career.



The Dirty Groove Vol. 18

Bring out the goats.