The membership at Michael Jordan’s private club, The Grove XXIII, looks to be a who’s who of golf insiders
EDITORS' NOTE—This story first ran in December 2021.
For truly hardcore golf fans, the list of names playing in the Seminole Pro-Member—typically held the Monday after Honda Classic week—is highly anticipated each year. The tee sheet tends to drop on social media, and it's a great opportunity to gaze into the world of golf insiders.
Well, down the street The Grove XXIII, Michael Jordan's private club, there's another event that has captured our attention.
In December 2021, The Fried Egg shared a list of names playing in an upcoming member-member event at The Grove XXIII on Twitter (which it subsequently took down)—and man, we are fascinated. First, there's a bunch of Jupiter-area PGA Tour pros in the field—Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Keegan Bradley.
Then there are the celebrities: Mark Wahlberg, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., John Elway ... the list goes on and on. Here's a look for yourself:
Before this, we didn't really know who was a member at The Grove XXIII. This isn't a complete list by any means: We're sure there are members who can't make this event (which, c'mon, you better have a good reason to miss this). Now we have a closer snapshot into MJ's club.
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There are some interesting partnerships to say the least. JT and Rickie will probably need to shoot a best-ball 57 to win with all the shots they're giving up. Wayne Gretzky isn't playing with his typical Pebble Beach partner, son-in-law Dustin Johnson. The Great One opted for Mossimo Giannulli, who appears to be out of prison after his role in the college admissions scandal.
MJ has opted for his buddy Keegan Bradley, noted Jordan Golf gear endorser. We wonder what the handicap situation looks like, but one thing we know for sure: There's some serious pressure on Keegan. MJ hates to lose at anything—let alone a competitive event at his own golf club. You better bring your A-game, Keegs.
We've heard drinks are typically airraided in by drone at The Grove XXIII on a normal day. We can't imagine all the stops MJ and team pull out for this member-member event. This is truly an event we'd all dream of playing in.