Mizuno MP-CLK Hybrid Review

The forged blade of hybrid clubs is here, not that that’s a bad thing

Mizuno MP-CLKWhen I think of Mizuno Golf the first thing that comes to mind is a forged iron. Mizuno for years has been manufacturing forged irons that are among the very best in the golf industry. I personally played a set of MP-32s that remain one of my very favorite sets to this day. In more recent years they have even successfully gone after the higher handicap player with the MX line of game improvement irons.

That being said, I have never been a real fan of their line of woods. Even their Tour players have rarely played their woods and almost never played their drivers, a trend that continues to this day. So when I heard I would be receiving one of their new MP-CLK Hybrids I was anxious to try it to find out if it was more like their world class irons or their often unsuccessful woods.

Volume Two Hundred Forty Eight

Tiger stays number one, buys his wife a house, and gets to play another week

Hittin' the LinksHello, Hello golf fans and welcome to another edition of Hittin’ the Links. It’s pins and needles time for U.S. Ryder Cup hopefuls, Captain Cory Pavin will announce his picks today to round out the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Don’t bet against Tiger, as he is a shoe in.

In this newest volume of HTL we begin with a look at the soon sponsor-less Nationwide Tour, check out the perfect golf date, and investigate Elin’s new place. Also, we look into another great golf story involving rules, see why Verplank is done for the year, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

Loving the Much Maligned PGA Playoffs

How can people rip on a series of events that extend our golf season with meaningful tournaments featuring the best players in the world?

Thrash TalkI’m baffled by all the negative press the FedExCup gets. As a golf fan, why wouldn’t I want an extra month of meaningful golf, with the best players on the PGA Tour competing for a huge purse, and bringing golf to some of the biggest media markets in the country?

For years, the golf season effectively started at the Masters and ended at the PGA. But the introduction of the PGA playoffs offers up golf straight through September.

Volume Two Hundred Forty Seven

If you have a 20 footer to win your first event, do not hit it six feet by the hole.

Hittin' the LinksJim Furyk shows up late with his pants around his ankles, Phil throws a hissy fit as only Phil does, and the PGA relents. What’s that say about Retief Goosen, who was similarly DQed a few years ago at the Nissan?

Also, the Euro team is set, Wie wins, Quail Hollow gets a major championship, Tiger moves on, and Eihlein earns a victory at Chambers Bay