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Golf Digest makes it's home at One World Trade Center.  Not only does the building play an important part in American history, it also photographs very well.  Above is the view from the hotel, below is street level.

The team was fortunate enough to have Carter Berg as our photographer for the shoot.  Carter is a renowned New York City photographer, along with advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, his work has appeared in publications such as Elle Decor, Madame Figaro, and the Wall Street Journal.  Be sure to check him out at www.carterberg.com.  Carter got things off to a hot start by keeping this amateur model comfortable and encouraging a positive vibe on set.

We had a sizable production crew and I gave my iPhone to Meredith to shoot some "B roll" footage for the golf blog.  She did an outstanding job and most of the photos you see here are her handy work.  Check her out on Instagram as she is currently in a "heated effort" to reach 1000 followers.

 George Washington impedes my back swing.

George Washington impedes my back swing.

Not many folks can say they swung a golf club on the same spot where George Washington took the oath as the first President of the United States of America.  I am lucky enough to have checked this one off of the to do list.

 Behind the scenes work on Wall Street

Behind the scenes work on Wall Street

A big thank you to Luan Pham and his team at Golf Digest for providing me with such a cool opportunity.  The trip was such a great experience and a fantastic welcome to the world of male modeling.  Be sure to pick up the November issue of Golf Digest to see how things turned out.  Also, it's only $12 a year!

Recently I was asked by Golf Digest to do some modeling for a client's upcoming product launch.  I jumped at the chance and jumped on a plane to NYC.  Moments later I was in town for my first big break onto the modeling scene.  Below you will find the behind the scenes action of the experience.  This wasn't just any modeling, this was male modeling.

 The driver is the perfect club choice for the Hudson hole.

The driver is the perfect club choice for the Hudson hole.

After a day of fitting and planning, we got things started at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  As a new model, I was eager to show of my many modeling poses, glances, and positions.

After a great shoot in Brooklyn, the team headed back to Manhattan for some photos on Wall Street.

 Aspiring selfie model, Meredith Bragg, captures valuable behind the scenes documentation.  Erin Keleher keeps up critical client relations.  Man on the street ponders the FCOJ market/life.

Aspiring selfie model, Meredith Bragg, captures valuable behind the scenes documentation.  Erin Keleher keeps up critical client relations.  Man on the street ponders the FCOJ market/life.

 The cobblestones on Stone Street break hard left.  

The cobblestones on Stone Street break hard left.  

After another successful shoot on Wall Street, the team moved back to One World Trade for the final segment of the day.  

 Security is tough at One World Trade and each lens must be sniffed.  Photo by: Luan Pham

Security is tough at One World Trade and each lens must be sniffed.  Photo by: Luan Pham

As the shoot progressed, I became more comfortable with my modeling abilities.  The driver guitar was one of my favorite B roll shots but it will probably not make the final cut.  Although, if GQ and Rolling Stone ever collaborate to do a golf issue, I believe this warrants consideration for the cover.