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August, 2009

Volume Two Hundred Three

Aug. 31, 2009     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksGreetings golf fans and welcome to another volume of Hittin' the Links. It was a busy week of golf around the world. There was a tournament just about everywhere you looked. PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA, European Tour, U.S. Amateur - it was a golf spectators dream. With all that golf there is lots to cover, so without further ado, on with the show.

In this volume of HTL we first investigate what Tiger considers the "ladies tees," Check out Pakistan's first ever bid into the World Golf Championships, and find out what problems face the International Presidents Cup team. Also, we look at golf haters, check in on Ken Green's recovery, and do a wrap-up on some of the week's events. Read on!

FootJoy MyJoy Ordering and Review

Aug. 29, 2009     By     Comments (2)

FootJoy MyJoysGolf shoes can be one of those accessories in which you either want to blend in or stand in out a crowd. For those who want to blend in (I am Exhibit A in that category), odds are you just find a shoe fits great and you pay little attention to the looks (okay, maybe a little just to make sure they don't look too crazy).

For those who like to stand out a bit more, FootJoy has you covered with their customization website and product line: MyJoys. I decided to try my hand at putting together some custom shoes and was interested to see how fun and painless the process was to order a pair. The easy way would have been to pick out a pair showcasing one of my favorite sports teams but that's too easy to rather I decided to start with a blank slate and go from there to see what my inner Picasso would turn out.

Tag along as we check out my order.

Mizuno MX-700 Fairway Wood Review

Aug. 28, 2009     By     Comments (12)

Mizuno MX-700 HeroMizuno Golf isn't the first name that comes to my mind when I think of fairway woods. Not that they haven't been making them for quite some time, it's that they don't quite have the same or really anywhere close to the following they get with the irons (and if you've ever hit a Miznuo iron flush, you know the feeling). For a company that makes outstanding irons, their woods have always left a little something to be desired.

The Mizuno MX-700 line looks to change that history with offering some serious technology and what I can only describe as one of the hottest faces I've ever hit on a fairway wood. While the MX line traditionally has been geared to the mid and higher handicap range, the MX-700 certainly won't scare away anyone who has one goal in mind, hit the ball long and straight. Regardless of your handicap, that is a good thing.

Does the MX-700 fairway wood live up to it's billing as "the perfect combination of power, accuracy, and ease of use?" Read on to find out.

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What’s Next for Wiesy?

Aug. 27, 2009     By     Comments (5)

Thrash TalkAlthough I, like many, am neither a Wie-maniac nor a committed Wie-watcher, I was pleased with Michelle's performance at the Solheim Cup this past weekend. The Michelle Wie Story will always be one of failure to meet the ludicrous expectations which surrounded her. It is, of course, a wholly fruitless endeavor to speculate as to the exact genesis of said expectations, but the recipe is surely some part B.J. Wie, some part mass sports media hysteria of the Tiger Woods variety.

What do we make of Michelle's 3-0-1 record at this year's event?

Golf Talk [Episode 123]

Aug. 26, 2009     By     Comments (0)

Golf Talk PodcastThe U.S. team is victorious in the Solheim Cup and Michelle Wie is the leading point earner. Also, Tiger commits to Barclays, Ryan Moore wins his first, a writer coins the phrase "Slow-heim Cup," and a whole lot more in this episode of Golf Talk.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed for our podcasts here or download Episode 123 as an MP3 file. For those who want to subscribe to us in iTunes, click here.

Note: the use of MP3 format is a one-week trial. MP3 does not allow us to create chapters, artwork, or embedded links like AAC.

For this week's Show Notes - links to articles we discuss in the show and additional information - just read on.

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Wedge News: Vokey 60-V and Eidolon Prime

Aug. 24, 2009     By     Comments (8)

Bag DropIt seems like every week details on at least one new, drool-worthy piece of equipment makes its presence known to us "normal" golfers. This week is no exception, as we have two new wedge offerings to talk about.

The first is a limited edition release from Bob Vokey. The second is a new finish on a proven line of wedges from a clubmaker you might not have heard of yet - but which you will be happy to learn about.

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Volume Two Hundred Two

Aug. 24, 2009     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello and welcome again golf fans to another fun filled edition of Hittin' the Links. Congratulations has to go out to Ryan Moore on his first PGA Tour Victory. Perhaps with his win and new-found fame he can attract a clothing sponsor. I am sorry - that wasn't nice.

In this newest volume of HTL we begin with Tigers's new plans for the playoffs, then find out who got a promotion, and see why Juli Inkster is finished with the Solheim Cup. Also, we take a look at PGA Champion Y.E. Yang, investigate what a groundskeeper in Michigan found on one of the greens, and do a full wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Thoughts on the 2009 PGA Championship, Briefly

Aug. 20, 2009     By     Comments (10)

Thrash TalkAs Tiger Woods limped home Sunday (figuratively, this year) looking thoroughly befuddled and not at all the "Sunday Tiger," we've come to expect, a few disjointed thoughts were swimming about my own befuddled consciousness.

In no particular order of significance, I mulled over the following, which I don't present as any insightful recapitulation of the final round of this year's PGA Championship, or nuanced breakdown of Tiger's failure to secure victory after leading in the final round of a major (for only the second time in his career). Rather, I pen (alright, type) the following as a presentation of a few talking points loosely associated with my impressions of a few days ago.

Golf Talk [Episode 122]

Aug. 19, 2009     By     Comments (0)

Golf Talk PodcastTiger wins at Firestone for his seventh and seventieth, but can't get the job done against Y.E. Yang at the 91st PGA Championship. Plus, Solheim Cup news, a timing issue, golf in the Olympics, and a whole lot more in this episode of Golf Talk.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed for our podcasts here or download Episode 122 as an MP3 file. For those who want to subscribe to us in iTunes, click here.

Note: the use of MP3 format is a one-week trial. MP3 does not allow us to create chapters, artwork, or embedded links like AAC.

For this week's Show Notes - links to articles we discuss in the show and additional information - just read on.

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