Volume Five Hundred Six

All Jordan Spieth, all the time.

Hittin the Links Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links, ladies and gentlemen. This week is wall-to-wall coverage of Jordan Spieth and the Open Championship.

Spieth proved victorious after outlasting Matt Kuchar down the stretch on Sunday, recovering from near-certain disaster to pull ahead for good with Rory McIlroy lurking a few shots behind. Spieth was nearly derailed after a disastrous tee shot on the 13th hole, but rebounded with an incredible stretch of golf to close out the round.

We’ll also check in on the PGA, Web.com, and LPGA Tours, and of course your local Woods Wrap-Up.

Let’s hit the links.

Volume Five Hundred Five

Xander Schauffele breaks through with first PGA Tour win.

Hittin the Links Welcome to another edition of Hittin’ the Links! This week we’ll take a look at rookie Xander Schauffele winning for the first time on the PGA Tour, on the same day that another young former PGA Tour winner, Chesson Hadley, won on the Web.com Tour.

We’ll also look into a few shakeups at NBC, as Johnny Miller has announced that next year will be his last and Jim Mackay has signed on to work the Open. We’ll also take a look at a pair of female golfers, one breaking through for the first time, the other back in the win column after a long seven winless years.

Let’s hit the links!

Deep Dive Analysis of SlowCelica’s Golf Game

We profile our second TST member in this article by looking at eight of his GAME GOLF rounds, and we use a modified assessment technique from Lowest Score Wins.

Introduction

The Numbers GameIn November 2016, we started a new feature where a volunteer steps forward and works with us to analyze a bunch of representative rounds to shed some light about their game. You can find the first article in the series here, with all the appropriate background on the goals of this series.

In this second article, we will take a close look into @SlowCelica’s game (from now on, referred to as SC). We will intentionally throw a lot of numbers at you, so if that is not your style, then there is no need to read on. There are lots of charts below, so if you want to just skim, you’ll likely get the gist. Later, we will create a thread in the discussion forum, where we can have a dialogue with SC about the analysis.

The point is to see what useful knowledge we can get from of the numbers, not to simply geek out with stats. We will also get a baseline of where SC stands now, and as we get deep into the season, we intend to check back in with SC to see how his game progressed.

Custom Headcovers and Accessories by DelilaH Club Covers

If you’re in the market for custom designed hand-crafted headcovers, valuables pouches, or alignment stick covers, Delilah Club Covers has you “covered.”

Delilah LogoDon’t let the domain name throw you off… Delila Harvey conducts her business online at girlygolfer.com, but the products she makes are great for man, woman, boy, and girl!

I recently had the pleasure of working with Delila on some headcovers, a valuables pouch, and some alignment stick covers, and though this is filed under “Review” I’m going to do something a bit unusual and share my opinion or review right up front, then talk about the process whereby these items came to be.

If you’re in the market for anything custom-made – putter, driver, or fairway/hybrid headcovers, valuables pouches (she calls them “caddy bags”), alignment stick covers, or other leather golf accessories, you won’t go wrong availing yourself of Delila’s services. In about two months, you’ll have a product that pleases you in every way, with finely crafted materials and attention to detail in craftsmanship and design.

Volume Five Hundred Four

Brooks Koepka wins the 2017 U.S. Open.

Hittin the Links Welcome to another edition of Hittin’ the Links! It’s all U.S. Open all the time this week, and we’ve got you covered wire-to-wire.

Brooks Koepka is your champion, winning by four shots over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. It was an impressive showing by the young American, who overpowered the golf course off the tee and excelled on shots into the green as well.

We’ll also hear stories about Justin Thomas, an elderly fan whose last steps were on the grounds at Erin, and a former U.S. Open contender making waves on the Web.com Tour. All that, plus some news from Tiger Woods.

Let’s hit the links!

MedZone Activity Pak Review

Are aches and pains interfering with your enjoyment of the game? Medzone wants to help you swing pain free.

MedZone logoGolf is not the most strenuous of activities, but it nonetheless can generate a wide range of injuries. MedZone has over 15 years of experience in treating athletes in a variety of more intense sports, and is now promoting its products to the golf market.

I did spent a couple months using MedZone’s PainZone, BlisterZone, BurnZone, and ChafeZone products as needed to treat and prevent minor aches and pains. MedZone has packaged them nicely in a compact, easy-to-fit in the bag, Activity Pak, which makes it easy to take with you to the course.

Volume Five Hundred Three

Billy Horschel, Lexi Thompson, and … Alvaro Quiros?

Hittin the Links Welcome back to another week of Hittin’ the Links! This week we’ll check in on AT&T Byron Nelson winner Billy Horschel, LPGA champ Lexi Thompson, and Champions Tour major winner Bernhard Langer. We’ll also look into this week’s winners on the European and Web.com Tours.

All that plus a look into the putters used out on Tour and a beautifully-shot preview of the upcoming U.S. Open venue, Erin Hills.

Let’s hit the links!

Volume Five Hundred Two

The name of the day is … John Daly? That can’t be right.

Hittin the Links Welcome back to another week of Hittin’ the Links. This week … here it goes … John Daly won a golf tournament. Like, with competitors. Old competitors, sure. But competitors nonetheless.

He was joined by Brian Harman, who picked up his second PGA Tour win, and team Denmark, who won the GolfSixes Euro Tour event.

We’ll cover all that, plus some new wedges from Titleist, more rumblings on the Rules front, and some Tony Romo news. Let’s hit the links!

Volume Five Hundred One

Kevin Chappell finally breaks through in a big way.

Hittin the Links Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links! Kevin Chappell finally broke through, winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 180 events at the Valero Texas Open. Tiger Woods, on the other hand, had quite the opposite week, and won’t be winning for quite a while, if ever.

We’ll also preview next week’s Zurich Classic, check in on the Champions Tour, and get an update on Rory McIlroy’s marriage. All that plus some more Rules of Golf news, a Sergio sighting, and a book from Ping.

Let’s hit the links.