Mid-Am Crisis ft. Tom Coyne – Author, A Course Called America

Tom Coyne, Author of A Course Called America

Tom Coyne doesn’t need much of an introduction. If you are a golf reader, his name will be familiar. Coyne is the author of a handful of moving golf books including a couple New York Times Bestsellers. His golf tales include popular titles such as A Gentleman’s Game, Paper Tiger, A Course Called Ireland, A Course Called Scotland, and his latest effort, A Course Called America. In those books, Coyne takes readers along with him on a series of ambitious adventures. All of which begin with a looming question and become a journey of personal discovery. In these beautifully told tales, Coyne takes readers right along with him on cross country adventures that provide a backdrop for stories about the people and places that make golf a game worth playing.

In addition to his books, Coyne has found a number of other impressive outlets to tell golf stories through. In recent years he has made a home at The Golfer’s Journal where he has authored numerous essays and articles about his experiences in the game. Recently, he has been named Senior Editor for the publication. Coyne has also spent time in front of the camera hosting a variety of shows included a digital series called The Links Life that chronicles his worldly travels. All of which is impressive for a married father of two girls who teaches full time at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

I’ve known Tom Coyne for a few years now and have thoroughly enjoyed his company on and off the golf course. He’s been a great guide on my own golf writing career journey and was even kind enough to write the forward for my first book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. I’m excited to dive into his latest book and with his new role at The Golfer’s Journal I’m looking forward to have him edit some of my work.

Coyne joins me on Mid-Am Crisis to talk about A Course Called America, his plans to promote the book this Summer, and what his new role with The Golfer’s Journal means for his career. We talked about life and golf of course and as always his sense of humor and enjoyable disposition made for a great conversation. I’m hopeful our travels will lead us to playing together again soon and perhaps he even will give me a good grade on my next submission to The Golfer’s Journal.

For more information on Tom Coyne’s writings and how to bring him to your club for a book signing, please visit https://www.tomcoyne.com/

Be sure to follow Tom Coyne on twitter at @CoyneWriter

Thanks as always for listening to Mid-Am Crisis. The show is brought to you by my friends at Imagine Golf – the #1 app for the mental game. Download Imagine Golf today and start your journey to an improved way of thinking on and off the course. https://www.imaginegolf.com/

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Cheers,
-J


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Mid-Am Crisis ft. Brendan Porath, Co-host of The Shotgun Start and Seasoned Golf Writer

Brendan Porath is one of my favorite voices in golf. He’s a witty writer with lots to say about the events that unfold in professional golf. He has also found ways to extend those talents into success in television and podcasting. Porath has blazed an interesting content trail in a career that has seen him contributing to a number of reputable outlets. At the time of our recording he had just started a new role with Golf Digest as an editor there. I’m excited to see what he produces there.

Many golf fans know Porath best for is his co-hosting duties on the popular podcast The Shotgun Start. Alongside Andy Johnson, he delivers laughs, nicknames, and serious golf takes on the show which drops every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Shotgun Start has built a strong community of listeners who have embraced the banter between the co-hosts and helped turn it into a shared language online. Now a few years into that production journey, Porath and Johnson continue to raise expectations for how new age golf media can deliver compelling content.

Like many guests on this show, Porath and I have connected on Twitter and it was great to have an extensive conversation with him here. During our discussion we talked about his career journey, the success of The Shotgun Start, the state of the professional game, and why we both love squeezing in a late evening round of golf. There were quite a few good golf media takes as well.

Porath has carved a great place for himself in golf’s media landscape and I’m confident he will continue to be one of the voices who shapes its ongoing evolution. It was great to catch up with him and I’m looking forward to when we can enjoy some golf together sometime soon. Until then, I’ll keep laughing to he and Andy and enjoying his lovely words on golf.

Be sure to follow Brendan Porath on Twitter at @BrendanPorath and subscribe to The Shotgun Start podcast.

Thanks as always for listening to Mid-Am Crisis. The show is brought to you by my friends at Imagine Golf – the #1 app for the mental game. Download Imagine Golf today and start your journey to an improved way of thinking on and off the course. https://www.imaginegolf.com/

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @JayRevell and find more or my work at https://jayrevell.com/

If you enjoy the show, I would love for you to leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

Cheers,

-J

To find the show on Itunes visit https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brendan-porath-co-host-shotgun-start-podcast-seasoned/id1533920338?i=1000518326527

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Mid-Am Crisis ft. Casey Bannon, Assistant Editor – The Golfer’s Journal

Casey Bannon listens as Sidney Matthew is interviewed by Jay Revell at Matthew’s law office in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2020. Photo by Kevin D. Liles for The Golfer’s Journal

Casey Bannon gets text messages from me at all hours of the day and night. Most of them contain crazy ideas. Story pitches and other wild hairs that I hope will eventually become features in my favorite golf publication – The Golfer’s Journal. I’ve had the great fortune to contribute a few fun stories for the Journal in recent years and one of the best parts of that experience has been working with Casey. He’s the Assistant Editor there, but that title only covers a fraction of his value to their team.

Listen to my discussion with Casey Bannon of the Golfer’s Journal

The Golfer’s Journal works very much like a start-up. That means that Casey and other team members have to be able to do lots of different jobs. For him, that means writing features, editing others, producing podcasts, running live events, pushing merch, and even delivering social media content. Launched five years ago, the Journal is starting to hit an impressive stride. What started as a bold idea has now grown into one of golf media’s strongest brands. That starts with producing a beautiful quarterly magazine that their team refers to as “the book.” It’s a highly attractive product with a quickly growing customer base.

What makes the Journal stand out is its combination of stirring words and moving photography delivered on thick stock glossy pages. With golf stories presented in such a relentlessly beautiful way, their brand of reporting has challenged the idea that “print is dead.” Subscriptions are pricey, but those who are part of the “broken tee society” are buying much more than just a magazine. They are part of a growing culture of golfers who are looking for and finding a deeper and more meaningful experience in the game. The Journal does a brilliant job of packaging that together in the book, podcasts, merchandise, and events. What they are building is a community of golfers around the globe.

There is a lot to love about The Golfer’s Journal and Casey is one of the workhorses who helps make all that come to life. He joins me for a discussion about those efforts, his career in journalism, and what motivates him to keep delivering high-level storytelling. We also dive into a few projects we’ve worked on and share a few insider stories about how The Golfer’s Journal pushes the edge in golf media. Casey is a great guy who I enjoy working with and I’m glad to help others get to know him better through this episode. I’m also hopeful this will help keep him answering my late-night story pitch texts.

If you don’t subscribe to The Golfer’s Journal, I would highly recommend you go and do so right now. You can do so here https://www.golfersjournal.com/referral/c1791012277

Be sure to follow The Golfer’s Journal on social media at @golfersjournal and don’t forget to follow Casey Bannon at @caseyfbannon

The Golfer’s Journal Podcast is available wherever you listen to audio. Give it a listen and get hooked on their brand of storytelling.

Thanks as always for listening to Mid-Am Crisis. The show is brought to you by my friends at Imagine Golf – the #1 app for the mental game. Download Imagine Golf today and start your journey to an improved way of thinking on and off the course. https://www.imaginegolf.com/

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @JayRevell and find more or my work here at https://jayrevell.com/

If you enjoy the show, I would love for you to leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

Cheers,

-J

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Mid-Am Crisis ft. Michael Wolf – President, 288 Sports

Michael Wolf is best known for his golf history enthusiasm on Twitter. His handle, @BamaBearcat , has become one of the top sources for interesting tidbits and unique stories about golf. He also chronicles his travels around the globe in pursuit of the game.

To support his golf habits and massive historical book collection, Wolf works as a full-time manager for multiple touring professionals. His company, 288 Sports represents a select number of PGA Tour members with which he has a close relationship. I’ve known Wolf through Twitter for a few years now and highly recommend him as a follow for my fellow golf history and travel enthusiasts.

One of these days I’m going to take him up on the offer to jump on a plane and go chase golf courses. Our conversation in this episode certainly made me eager to go. 

Be sure to follow Michael on Twitter at @BamaBearcat

You can also get a taste of his favorite courses in this great article – https://www.ukgolfguy.com/golf-blog/michael-wolf-favourite-courses

If you enjoy Mid-Am Crisis, be sure to subscribe to the show on your preferred listening platform. As always, you can find more of my work here at www.jayrevell.com and my company, Revell Media at www.revellmedia.com  

-J  

Mid-Am Crisis ft. Matt Cardis, Founder – Golf in Your State

Hey there friends, if you haven’t heard, I’ve got a new podcast called Mid-Am Crisis. It’s available wherever you listen to your favorite audio. The show features conversations with many of my favorite golf personalities as we dive into the game, life, and everything in between. I hope you’ll check it out and subscribe to the show. I’ll be posting each episode here at Jayrevell.com as well.

This week, I’ve got my good pal Matt Cardis on the show. You can listen below.

Matt Cardis is a golf vagabond. For the past four years, he’s been traveling across the country in search of great golf and good people. He shares his stories from the road via beautiful photography and stirring video under his Golf In Your State brand. I’ve been fortunate to know Cardis for a few years now and I’m always impressed by the stories he tells through his lens. I like to call him the Forrest Gump of golf content creators. Every time there is a gathering of interesting folks somewhere in the game, Matt is sure to be there. Even though 2020 made golf travel difficult, the pandemic did not slow Cardis down. In fact, he executed one of the biggest deals of his career. Partnering with the USGA, Cardis produced the US Open Trophy Tour video series in which he took the fabled silver cup across the country. Cardis stopped at eight different former host courses and eventually delivered the trophy to Torrey Pines – the home of the 2021 US Open. Now, as 2021 begins, Cardis and I had a great conversation about his adventures, what makes golf such a great game for connecting with new people, and what plans he’s making for the year ahead. He also shared some amusing hacks he uses when traveling and reflected on the rewarding nature of his life on the road. Just talking with him has me ready to take a golf trip somewhere soon. 

Be sure to follow Matt Cardis on his Instagram page at @golfinyourstate You can also find him and his US Open Trophy Tour videos on Youtube below.