My name is Jay Revell and I consider myself a golf scribe. I’ve been infatuated with golf since my Grandfather placed my hands to a club not long after I first learned to walk. Golf has always held a special place in my life, yet it was only recently that I felt compelled to write about the game. I’ve always loved golf and I’ve always loved to write, but I never thought to write about golf. That all changed when I started to travel and seek out new venues to explore the depths of the game I love.
Traveling has a way of bringing out who we really are. I believe that I was a golf writer all along, but I just didn’t know it. The first time I sat down to compose some words about a golf trip was when I discovered the whispers of my inner voice. Since that day my golfing soul has been in a constant dialogue with my writer’s brain and every so often they team up to construct a few sentences of meaning.
What began as some simple phrases with no destination in mind has now become a business for me. I have been fortunate to work for a handful of thoughtful clients and help craft stories about golf that compel people to contemplate how the game can better shape their lives. Golf is a journey inward, but it’s greatest discoveries can only occur by venturing outward from the mundane. It’s my hope to be a guide for that odyssey.
January 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
Forest Fezzler is all too often remembered for donning a pair of shorts on the 72nd hole of the 1983 US Open at Oakmont. The protest stunt was legendary and in keeping with Fezzler's personality but his contribution to the game - particularly in his design partnership with Mike Strantz - was so much more than that one incident. American golf writer Jay Revell got to know Fezzler well in the last year of his life ad joins the ISG podcast on episode 90 to pay tribute to one of the games great personalities.