No. 27 Book Stack
No. 27
Spring 2024

Quiet Please

When we listen for our hands and start hearing something back, that’s when we’ve got them—the feels. You’ll have them too when you peel back the cover of TGJ No. 27 to reveal a richness and depth of storytelling that makes this issue worthy of living in your most sacred space.

136 Pages · 9 × 11 inches · Matte laminated and embossed cover · Smyth sewn · Spot varnish interior images on FSC Certified Paper

Table of Contents

Just Say Yes

When you open your heart to Branson, incredible things start happening.
Page 22

Married to the Game

Pickled Herring? Golf IDs? A newcomer falls in love with Swedish golf.
Page 36

The Gift

The first step is to admit you’re ready to commit to getting better.
Page 50

The Man Out Front

With the rare chance to rebuild his lost home course, Tom Doak opens up.
Page 54

In Touch

Celebrating the game’s most important tools with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Max Homa and more.
Page 66

The Second Kingdom

A local shows that there’s so much more beyond Anstruther’s famously difficult
fifth hole.
Page 74

The La Brea Golf Club

The forefront of golf fashion in LA starts with the 1990s.
Page 84

Cadillac Days

Leonard Kamsler’s photography shows Augusta in far different times.
Page 94

This is Their Time

Bobby Jones and the greatest female golfer you’ve never heard of.
Page 106

Yardage Book: Palmetto Golf Club

A surprisingly pleasant intersection of classic architecture and incoming golf balls.
Page 112

Lipping Out

The truth behind those Tom Kite photos.
How golf parents settle their children.
Mike Strantz, the artist.
Page 126



Charlie Warzel
Casey Bannon
Caleb Hannan
Michael Croley
Tom Coyne
Ian Birrell
Jeff Weiss
Jim Moriarty
Sidney Matthew
Brad Gehl


Jacob Sjöman
Kohjiro Kinno
Fredrik Brodén
Christian Hafer
Matt Aylward
Leonard Kamsler
William Rainey

“We were, essentially, two strangers. But we were two strangers on a golf trip, and there is a special alchemy about these missions, which I’ve found is always some combination of an endurance event, a bachelor party, a road trip and group therapy.”

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