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October, 2015

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Five

Oct. 27, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksRookies are doing very well on the nascent 2015-2016 PGA TOUR season. Meanwhile the LPGA, European Tour, and Champions Tours are approaching their finales for 2015.

Let's hit the links.

Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 Review

Oct. 19, 2015     By     Comments (1)

Callaway Bertha Mini Alt HeroI have a love-hate relationship with my driver. Some days we're perfect for each other. Other days I wish I left it at home so I can enjoy a round of golf. It's such a fickle beast that I'll even have problems with it from hole to hole, never quite knowing if it's going to cooperate or not until I hit the ball.

I'd have to be in utter denial to think that the problem lies with my driver and not my swing. Still, I can't change my swing overnight and I certainly can't change it mid-round, so I need a viable option off the tee that's going to keep my ball in play. My backup option is usually my 3W, but it's significantly shallower than my driver which can cause issues sometimes if I start to miss the ball high or low. With this in mind, I started to look into Callaway's Bertha Mini 1.5.

One can point to Phil Mickelson's Phrankenwood and say that club started the mini driver craze, but that's not really the whole story. Club designers have been increasing the head sizes or offering deeper versions of their 3W as a better option off the tee for a while. Designed to be even more forgiving and longer than a 3W, the Bertha Mini 1.5 is Callaway's first official mini driver. Is it the club I've been looking for? Read on to find out more.

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Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Four

Oct. 19, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksReady or not, it's already next year on the PGA TOUR. Just a week after the U.S. won the Presidents Cup (again) in Korea, three of the competitors teed it up in Napa in the season opener.

So we're already talking about FedEx Cup points for next year's race and debating who will make their respective Olympic teams, not to mention the Ryder Cup.

It's going to be (another) long, fun season. Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Three

Oct. 12, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksEven with the PGA TOUR over for a few weeks, there's still plenty of golf. The European Tour marches on toward Dubai. This week's Dunhill Links Championship featured Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, and the Old Course. That's a hard to beat triple play.

Starting Friday, the Presidents Cup will be contested in South Korea, without Tiger Woods for the first time since 1996. It should be a fun week.

Let's hit the links.