Justin Ray joins 15th Club as our new Head of Content

February 27, 2019
Ben Wackett

We’re thrilled to announce today that Justin Ray, former Senior Researcher at the Golf Channel, has joined 15th Club. Building on our recent work at the Ryder Cup with Team Europe and a rapidly growing client base, Justin comes in to compliment our existing team of world class analysts, who serve the top performers in the game including Rory McIlroy, the sport’s governing bodies, media powerhouses and global sponsors.

Justin has spent the past twelve years with ESPN and Golf Channel respectively and so brings more than a decade of experience covering, analyzing and writing about professional golf. After receiving multiple sports writing scholarships from the Texas Golf Writers Association, Justin graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2007. In that time he has grown into a leading voice in the world of golf statistics and storytelling.

“I am thrilled to join 15th Club, a company uniquely positioned to impact the future of golf across a multitude of platforms” Commented Ray. “From engaging directly with some of the world’s best players, to generating content in an evolving media landscape, I am immensely proud to call 15th Club my new professional home.”

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15th Club Co-Founder & CEO Blake Wooster, 15th Club’s Head of Content Justin Ray and 15th Club’s Managing Director Dan Zelezinski

Justin joins to become our Head of Content as we continue to grow our expanding global team and are committed to building a team of the brightest minds in golf and data analytics. Our work with media outlets in the sport, will allow Justin to broaden his scope of media work narrowing the gap between golf fans and the streams of data available. Taking up his new role at the beginning of March, Justin’s arrival is timed perfectly for the start of the major’s season.

Our recently appointed Managing Director, Dan Zelezinski, said “Justin’s education, experience and passion for the game made him a standout candidate to support 15th Club’s ambitions to unlock sustainable value for our clients and partners. Justin compliments a phenomenally talented team and we look forward to his contributions as we leverage the many opportunities emerging from the junction of enhanced statistics, storytelling, technology & global distribution channels”.

From everyone in the team at 15th Club, it’s a huge welcome to Justin and we can’t wait to get going!