In 1991 Broadie joined Pelham attracted by the club’s diverse membership and its proximity — just 30 minutes away — to his home in Manhattan. That same year he surprised himself and many in his cohort by winning the club championship.
With his move to New York in 1983 Broadie adapted to the rhythms of the city which is to say he pretty much mothballed his clubs. They remained mostly in storage until 1987 when Broadie prompted by his interest in financial markets took a one-year sabbatical to work as a researcher at Lehman Brothers. His Wall Street tenure brought him into closer contact with other golfers. Soon he was bitten by the bug once more.
As for Hazeltine itself? “The set-up of the course was ridiculous. You could hit it anywhere.” Pieters included U.S. stalwart Phil Mickelson in his critiques too. “He was sometimes hitting it like six fairways left or right but was still able to get it on the green and then make a 40-footer. I didn’t think it was a great Ryder Cup set-up to be honest.”