We’re thrilled to announce that Justin Ray, former senior researcher at the Golf Channel, has joined us here at Twenty First Group. As our new head of content, his formidable skills and knowledge will help us build on our recent work with Team Europe at the Ryder Cup. Alongside our existing team of world-class data scientists, Justin will provide an even better service to our golf clients, which include the likes of Sky Sports, The Athletic, USGA, PGA Tour, European Tour and Asia Tour, and will also look for opportunities in other sports.
Justin has twelve years’ experience covering professional golf. After receiving multiple sports writing scholarships from the Texas Golf Writers Association, he graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2007. He has since become a compelling voice in the world of golf statistics and storytelling.
“I am delighted to join a company that’s uniquely positioned to impact the future of golf across many different platforms”, Justin commented. He will take up his new role at the beginning of March, with the objective of bringing golf fans closer to their sport by engaging them with a wealth of fascinating data.
Chief commercial officer, Dan Zelezinski, said, “Justin’s education, experience and passion for golf made him the standout candidate. He will complement an already phenomenally talented team and we can’t wait to see the opportunities that emerge from the confluence of enhanced statistics, storytelling, technology and global distribution channels”.