Welcome!  Thank you for visiting The Nature of the Game.  I am the owner of Lostball Studios, the premier HD film studio in golf. In partnership with Atlantic Pictures I am producing The Nature of the Game, the definitive, inspirational film on the ethos and experience of golf, plus everything else that comes with developing the brand as you see here.  In case you haven’t figured it out, I LOVE GOLF!  I am also a multi-talented musician, guitarist, vocalist, and producer.  I’m a prolific song writer, constantly writing for my own projects and for other musicians.  Please visit my music site at Scotty Gold Music.  I currently serve on the board of the Shivas Irons Society and am an advisor for Banyan Innovation Group and Intergalactic Golf, all of which you can learn more about below.  Prior to launching Lostball and The Nature of the Game, I started my career in Los Angeles with, then worked as a sales  executive for and became a regional manager at Yahoo! for several years.  I was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, graduated with a BA from Colgate University, and now reside in San Francisco, CA.


Scotty Gold Music

Rivaling my passion for golf is my passion for music.  I am a song writer and producer, my main instrument is the guitar, though I also plays bass, sing, and compose on the piano.  I would go so far as to say I’m a prolific song writer, constantly writing for myself, my band, and for other musicians. I’ve got a ‘hook’ sensibility colored with a diverse range of blues, rock, funk, jazz, and soul influences.  I can be seen around San Francisco playing at venues like The Boom Boom Room, 12 Galaxies, The Rockit Room, Giordano Brothers, and many more.

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 Visit me and hear some tunes at Scotty Gold Music!


The Shivas Irons Society

The Shivas Irons Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit to advance the mindful pursuit of golf. The Society is named in honor of Shivas Irons, the mystical and talented golf professional introduced in Michael Murphy’s classic novel, Golf in the Kingdom. The Society is a global network of golfers committed to promoting golf’s value system, honoring the game’s history and Scottish roots and celebrating the game for its many beauties and virtues. The Society also produces a critically acclaimed art and literary Journal that pays homage to the creative expression that the game has inspired.

Learn more about the Journal of the Shivas Irons Society


Banyan Innovation Group

Banyan Innovation Group is the freelance consulting practice managed by Adam Brucker.  Adam helps clients identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow their business using his accumulated experience in the fields of innovation and design.  Adam is always looking for fresh, interesting opportunities and would love to hear what you’re working on — he welcomes your inquiry at

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Adam Brucker : Boulder, CO : : 303.715.8099


Intergalactic Golf

Luke Kohl is the Founder and Creative Director of Intergalactic Golf. With new and exciting media programming promoting the game amongst all nationalities and demographics, Intergalactic is catalyst for a new generation of golfers. Luke creates excitement and intrigue for participants on courses, driving ranges, city centers, museums, clubs, and galleries around the world by day and night. He has gathered a world-class team of executives from academia, entertainment, publishing, golf tournament production, fashion, advertising, marketing, PR, and TV production, all in support of his projects. Amongst other things, Luke is currently producing The Millennium Tournament, an event in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Golf, fashion, music, and entertainment for the benefit of all