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Volume Three Hundred Fifty Three

Jul. 8, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksTiger Woods must have been hurting a bit this week to miss his own tournament. He was still there as a gracious host to shake hands as they finished up. David Feherty even had a chance to talk to him about his hosting duties. It was still a good tournament, even without its host in the field. Personally, I didn't miss Tiger at all.

In this edition of HtL we begin be investigating a mid-round caddy firing, then check out a different kind of bird on the course, and look at one hole that meant business at Congressional. Also, we take a peak in some of the big boys' bags, find out some things about Stacy Lewis, and do a wrap-up of the weeks events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Fifty Two

Jun. 17, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksWell so much for all the hype that Merion was too short and easy for the U.S. Open. The historical little club did just fine standing up to the modern players and equipment. Some might even say that Merion took on the world's best and kicked all their butts. I thought this years tournament was one of the best I have watched in a great while. Congratulations to Justin Rose for breaking through for his first Major win.

In this post U.S. Open Hittin' the Links we begin with a look at the chaos behind Phil at the 72nd hole, say goodbye to longtime professional Miller Barber, and check out a really ugly pair of pants. Also, we see what rules violations were called in this week, find out what Rory did to his club, and do a wrap-up of the 113th U.S. Open. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Fifty One

Jun. 10, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksIt's U.S. Open time again. Time to watch the best players in the world trudge around the golf course laboriously trying to make par. This year's venue promises to be as punitive as any. Merion awaits the best in the world, so it can abuse them for our amusement. What's not to love about that?

In this newest edition of HtL we begin with a peek at the group to watch, then check out a golf rap video, and find out why some people think it's okay to be selective about which golf rules we follow. Also, we find out what an average amateur would shoot at Merion, look into why Butch Harmon gave up Twitter, and do a wrap-up of the weeks events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Fifty

May. 23, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksIt was a sad week in the world of golf with the passing of Ken Venturi. Mr. Venturi was always one of my favorite guys in the booth. It is too bad he was even too ill to attend his well deserved induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He will certainly be missed.

In this edition of HtL we begin by paying respects to Ken Venturi, then find out why golf is still bigger than Tiger Woods, and check out some of the week's best quotes. Also, we take a look at a road less traveled, peruse the new Blair O'Neal swimsuit calendar, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Forty Nine

May. 13, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the Links This is like it was in in 2008, I thought to myself as I watched the final round of The Players. The drama and excitement which have been lessened considerably in the past few years were back. I had my whole family sitting in front of the television all watching Tiger Woods and his pursuers battle it out over the final holes at the TPC Sawgrass. A roar even went up as we watched in disbelief as Sergio Garcia dumped not one, but two balls in the drink on 17. Like him or not, Tiger Woods adds something to the game we all love. When he is in control of a tournament its just more fun to watch, at least it is for me... and my family.

In this post Players edition of HtL we begin with a look at why The Players is STILL not a major, then investigate betting in the college ranks, and check out the advice John Daly is handing out. Also, we turn our attention to the NCAA Championships happening this week, find out how the inductions into the World Golf Hall of Fame went, and do a wrap-up of The Players. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Forty Eight

May. 6, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksIt was a soggy Sunday in Charlotte. The players did not look like they were having a very good time as they made it around Quail Hollow. And how about those beautiful greens? The big boys got a taste of what its like to hit a putt at the local muni this week. Several players even withdrew citing personal reasons, I guess putting on less than immaculate greens was too much to bear.

In this edition of HtL we start with a look at the newest ruling, check out the newest special edition driver from Cobra, and peruse some fan favorites still looking for their first major. Also, we take a peek at a Presidential putter, find out who the cool kids are on tour, and do a wrap up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Forty Seven

Apr. 29, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to another edition of Hittin' the Links. So what do you think Tiger had to do to get Lindsey Vonn's parents to come out publicly and give him the thumbs up? Expensive dinner perhaps, extravagant gifts, maybe he just wrote them a blank check? Anywho, you just can't seem to look anywhere at the supermarket checkout line and not see a picture of the two of them smiling ear to ear. Personally, I hope them the best, all we can hope for in this life is to be happy and they seem to be enjoying each others company, a lot!

In this edition of HtL, we check out Tigers newest approval, then look into Greg Norman's thoughts on drug testing, and take a peek at the three-legged beast of the Zurich Classic. Also, we peruse a recent golf memorabilia auction, find out what Jack thinks about balance, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Forty Six

Apr. 15, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to yet another Hittin' the Links. Australia is celebrating! After years of runner-up finishes the Aussies finally have their green jacket. I personally celebrated that yet another long putter captured a major championship, long live anchoring!

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at how Greg Norman spent Masters Sunday, then look again at the Tiger debate, and check out the big number Bubba made. Also, we peruse the Holly Sonders photo shoot, find out what David Duval had to say, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Forty Five

Apr. 8, 2013     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksThe Azaleas are blooming, the pimento sandwiches are made, and the green jackets are pressed...it must be Masters time. Hello, golf fans and welcome to the Master's edition of HtL. Its my favorite time of the year when everyone turns their attention to the city of Augusta, Georgia and the Masters. It was only two years ago when I myself finally had the chance to walk those hollowed fairways and see what all the fuss was about. Augusta National is beautiful on television, but one cannot completely understand its grandeur without seeing it firsthand. Its like no other place on earth.

In this edition of Hittin' the Links we begin with the Masters Website, then see who's giving Rory money now, and find out who Phil played a practice round with. Also, we check out Furyk's two drivers, investigate lefty's "special club", and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

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