Swing Thoughts: June 2021

Aaaand breathe. It’s been a wild month for your favorite independent golf publication: On the heels of an unforgettable time at Chambers Bay, 32 daring Members joined us for The Rally—where we played a round at California’s highest and lowest elevations in the same day. Even more adventure is packed into TGJ No. 16, including to a property on the gulf coast of Alabama bubbling with potential (above). Catch you at Sand Valley for July 4th?


The Scottys are Back

Can we interest you in a free, custom TGJ Scotty Cameron putter that will never be for sale in our shop? Perfect! July’s referral game winner AND the person they referred will each receive one of these stunners (Reminder: there are only 12 in existence), complete with the Broken Tee head cover. Want to up your odds? Refer your heart out.

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A Delightful Glimpse Into Golf’s Secret World of Bitter Feuds

You’ve seen the video. You’ve seen enough memes to last you three lifetimes. But what does the Brooks vs. Bryson feud say about the game itself? TGJ contributor Elizabeth Nelson waxes poetic about golf’s strange relationship with star controversies.

New York Times

Heartbreak, Hope and Golf

The unspeakable pain of losing a child mixed with the glory of an old favorite’s unlikely major victory. TGJ contributor Jim Hartsell opens himself up in this raw, emotional essay about his and his late son’s longtime love for Phil Mickelson, and how the lefty’s win at Kiawah shook him to his core.


The Rise of the $10 Million Disc Golf Celebrity

We’re used to the lucrative PGA Tour player’s endorsements, but how much can athletes really make in niche sports? A whole lot more than you might think. Disc golfer Paul McBeth set a new standard by signing an eight-figure endorsement contract—and his deal might only be the beginning. Be right back—Googling “How much is disc golf gear?”

The Ringer


The Dirty Groove Vol. 28

A global perspective.

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