Swing Thoughts: May 2021

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…no, it’s the TGJ Van doing a nine-point turn in your local course’s lot! The No. 1 mobile podcast studio/shop/snack bar in golf is back on the road. First stop is Gearhart for a three-day, four-round Member excursion along the Oregon coast. Then we’re headed due north to peg it in our next Member event at Chambers Bay. So if you see us on the side of the road Googling “How to change a tire,” we’ll trade fresh TGJ swag for a wrench.


The Dirty Groove Vol. 27

The Pacific Northwest’s finest, according to No. 15 contributor Zach Kahl.

Spotify / Apple





Larry David working through his five stages of golf grief at Riviera. Need we say more? Join the Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star as he tries to use acceptance to work through the shanks.

The New Yorker

Summer is Coming. So are Trillions of Brood X Cicadas.

Where were you in 2004? If you are a Brood X Cicada, then you burrowed a hole in the ground and are about to reappear for the first time in 17 years. For our friends in the mid-Atlantic and a few Midwestern states, here’s why your local muni might sound more like the Amazon during your evening rounds for the next six weeks.

The Ringer

Blood, Oil and Golf

Premier Golf League, Super Golf League, Superb Golf Federation…OK, we made the last one up. Confused about the new challenger the PGA Tour’s top talent? Alan Shipnuck breaks the details down here—plus a crash course on United States foreign policy.

The Fire Pit Collective