Swing Thoughts: August 2020

Broken Tee 2-Man Champions Crowned | Titleist Golden Tickets | Pusha Tee


(Left) Gross champions Jeffrey Ober and John Marshall. (Right) Net champions Joel Morgan and Tom Coyne. 

2020 Broken Tee 2-Man 

A week we won’t soon forget: Our first multi-day 2-Man raised the bar for our annual championship again. Stay tuned this week for more from this marathon event, including a full-recap, a podcast, and breathtaking images from Ballyhack Golf Club.

TGJ No. 13

The stack grows tomorrow. Peep our InstagramTwitter or Facebook for the first look at our 13th cover. And click here for a full preview of features within the fall issue.




Short Iron: Army staff sergeant, 38, aspires to college golf career following 20 years in military

Rodney Dangerfield meets Billy Hurley III: Staff Sergeant Jonathan Shuskey is headed back to school, and he’s bringing his sticks. After a decorated 20-year service career, the All-Army golf team member plans on leveraging his GI Bill to chase the dream following his retirement next fall. Beth Ann Nichols chronicles his inspiration.


Mid-IronIn Women’s Golf, Virus Upends the Typical Paths to a Pro Career

As of July 2020, 7.4 percent of 20-24 year-old females were unemployed. And for aspiring young golfers, the entry-level market looks even worse. TGJ contributor Brendan Porath examines why the reigning US. Women’s Amateur champ is playing in small-town city amateur events, and how the virus could deter some promising careers in the women’s game.

New York Times

Long Iron: Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Range rats recoil. We’ve heard it before: 10,000 hours and you can master anything. So what happens when a Guinness World Record savant applies that theory to golf? Safe to say he didn’t read Paper Tiger.

The New Yorker


Photo by Jared Wickerham/Golfers Journal

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