The Breakfast Ball is a golf-based blog that has been around since late 2009. Mathew Wangrycht started the website, and he manages it to this day.
What started as a personal site for Mathew, has grown into a blog that now features golf product reviews, photo galleries, tips, and an occasional rant from one of us. JT joined the team in December of 2015. He brought a fresh and invigorating viewpoint to the website but has since decided to pursue his golf website, and we wish him well.
At The Breakfast Ball, we a dedicated to bringing our readers content they’ll find entertaining and informative from the perspective of the average golfer. We’re passionate and dedicated to the sport of golf and want to share our experiences with the products we review with our readers.
Mathew is the primary content creators for the site.
However, we also have a great supporting staff who contributes occasionally or were members of the team at one time. Here is the list of current and past contributors.
- JT Murphy
- James Feutz
- Andrew Ganey
- Ryan Hardenbrook
- Brianne Sutherland
- Stephen Noland
- Todd Hass
- Joe Keith
- Tyler Clerkin
- Laura Martin
- Alex Philips
- Jake Atkins
- Adam Staelin
We are all, in one way or another, involved in the game of golf. Be it professionally, just a weekend hacker, or as a career. Each of us has our uniqueness within the game.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH THE BREAKFAST BALL
There are so many golf blogs out there and just as many review sites. To compete, we have to be different to land the products we review. We strive for perfection and feel we are a leader in our content. You’ll receive an in-depth look at not only the product we feature but also when fitting, a detailed look at the company or brand.
We support the little guys just as much as the larger companies. Getting to know the people behind the company/brand, their passions, and work ethics is what brings our articles to life. It’s challenging to be unique in every review we do, but we firmly believe the work we have done to date, shows our passion as well.
The other areas where we can differentiate our work from others is our photography. Mathew comes from a photography background with a lot of experience and knowledge. This brings high-quality photos to the articles and allows us to showcase the fine details often missed in unique products:
Our articles rank very well in Google searches. Often landing on page one. This is without paying for our placements. It is entirely based on content. Occasionally we’ll put out a short piece about an upcoming product or feature a quick look at a company. For the most part, our articles go into a lot of details about the product, how it performs on the course and background on the company.
Real Life, On Course Reviews
We spend ample time with the products we receive mainly because our reviews take place on the golf course. Sometimes over several, if not many rounds of golf. Occasionally we’ll venture to a local hitting studio when stats are needed. The entire process from the first communication, to shipping, to testing the products, photography, writing, editing, proofing all takes time, and we want the articles that are published to be the best work we can produce. We want to ensure the work we are doing, when completed, is top-notch and high-quality.
Social Media Exposure
Expect to see your products featured on our Social Media pages and shared with our email subscribers. Showcasing the equipment or apparel is something we enjoy doing, and it adds to the reviews by featuring them on our social media accounts.
SOME OF THE COMPANIES WE’VE WORKED WITH:
Every day we’re thrilled the following companies have allowed us to get to know them, their businesses. We are honored for them to be featured on the website.
- Loudmouth Golf
- TRUE Linkswear
- Callaway Golf
- Cleveland Golf
- Cody James Putters
- Amp Caddy
- Strokes Gained Customs
- The Tee Claw
- The Golf Swing Shirt
- Dormie Workshop
- Jacob Sanborn – The Wedge Wizard
- Lambcrafted – Tyson Lamb
- Asher Golf
- DST Compressor
- JT Spencer Belts
- Toulon Putters
- Rose & Fire
- Bobby Jones Golf
- The Putter Wheel
We are big fans of Instagram. After Instagram added the stories feature, we’ve mainly been utilizing Instagram to help push our content. It’s a great way for us to showcase new products, companies, and people involved in the golf industry. Also, it allows our readers to see some of our real-life interactions with the game.
Facebook and YouTube have not been the ideal formats for our blog. But we hope to change that in the months to come. This year we’ve taken a more active part with Facebook. So far, the results have been positive. Our following is small, but it is growing, and we are attempting to make the content we are sharing on Facebook be exclusively on Facebook as to not double up on the information.
Data for 2018, 2019 & through June of 2020
We are proud of the growth we’ve seen over the last twp and half years. We’re setting traffic records monthly and have seen a substantial rise in the subscribers to our newsletter that gets emailed out each Friday, pending new content.
WEBSITE DEMOGRAPHICS 2018, 2019 and through June of 2020
Our traffic, because we are a golf website, is heavily dominated by male readers. Laura is going to be a great addition to the team. Not only because she is a talented golfer, but also to help us reach out to more female readers. There is a substantial female presence in golf, and we want to be able to provide content for women golfers as well as the men. We understand the traffic will be mainly male, but we have a goal to increase our female demographics to 25%.
I’ve worked with countless writers in digital and print over the years and The Breakfast Ball Golf Blog has really raised the bar in media opportunities for the golf industry. Matt and JT do a spectacular job reviewing and testing products and it shows in their content. In fact, when I’m approached with an opportunity to have my putters or wedges reviewed, I find myself comparing the incoming opportunities against what BBGB has provided. In addition to a killer review on their blog, I’ve seen spikes in traffic, increased social media followers, and can trace both leads and sales directly to their articles. When I launch a new product, The Breakfast Ball Golf Blog is the first digital media outlet I reach out to.
Neal Rohrbach – Strokes Gained Customs
Recently I built a putter in collaboration with the Breakfast Ball, and from start to finish the process was amazing. I was particularly impressed with their personal approach in getting to know both me, and my product. They really took the time to learn about my process, how I got started, and ultimately where I want to go. I would recommend to any company, big or small, to reach out to the guys at the Breakfast Ball, and see how they can help give your business the exposure it needs.
Cody Cawthorn – Cody James Putters
Thank you for visiting our Media page. If you would like to contact us about a possible review, please fill out the form to the right (below if on a mobile device), and we’ll be in touch. We do receive a lot of emails and requests, and we do our very best to respond to every single one we get.
However, we will not reply to emails where SEO is your business; you’re selling a miracle weight loss product, or you would like to increase our traffic by offering to sell us page views. We appreciate the concern, but we got this!
Please utilize the contact form for any of these requests:
- Product Reviews
- Interview Request
- Book Reviews
- Golf Course Features
- Product Features
- Press Releases
- Tee Time Arrangements
- Social Media Shares
- Guest Posting
We take the work we do very seriously. However, that does not guarantee a favorable review. We receive the products in good faith with the understanding that a fair and honest opinion of the product will make its way to the site.
We take a risk by including some products others choose not to review. But, we want to be able to provide our readers with content they find valuable. However, if we determine the product(s) we received add little to no value to The Breakfast Ball and our readers, we will contact the company and provide them with our reasoning as to why we have chosen not to include them in a review.