Volume Three Hundred Fifty Five

Tiger laps the field, Bubba likes burritos, and Michelle makes the team.

Hittin' the LinksHello golf fans and welcome to yet another Hittin’ the Links. Its time for the final Major Championship of the year. Will Tiger continue his great play from Firestone? Will Phil the thrill make another surprise run? Or will there be another storyline unfolding at Oak Hill? I love to watch Major Championship golf, it will be exciting no matter who is in the lead come Sunday.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at Rory’s emotions, then check out Tiger being a dad, and investigate what Tiger did to Mark O’Meara. Also, we peruse the captain’s picks for the Solheim Cup, find out who really loves burritos, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on.

Volume Three Hundred Fifty Four

Phil Mickelson – 2013 Champion Golfer.

Hittin' the LinksHello golf fans and welcome to another Hittin’ the Links. I don’t know if I have ever enjoyed watching a golf tournament more than Sunday’s final round at The Open Championship. Lead changes galore, and nobody really looked like they really wanted to win until Phil decided to kick it into gear and run away with it. Congratulations, goes out to Lefty for getting the third part of his career grand slam. We will have to wait until next year to see if he can get his hands on that elusive U.S. Open Trophy.

In this newest HtL we begin with a look at this week’s celebrity event, then check out the car Lexi got with her hole in one, and find out what was going on with Rory McIlroy. Also, we find out who got a slow play penalty this time, investigate a senior citizen golf fight, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Fifty Three

Its three in a row for Inbee Park

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!

Brex Golf BG-1 Putter Review

The Brex Golf BG-1 Putter looks unique. How’s it work?

Brex BG-1It’s easy to see that the big boys dominate the golf club industry. Big companies like TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway, and PING sell a lion’s share of the clubs purchased by the millions of duffers every year looking to improve their games. So when a small company like Brex Golf pops up and gets some attention, it is often worth it to take a better look.

Brex golf was nice enough to allow me to get a first hand look at their unique putter and fitting system, and put it into play for several weeks. It was an eye opening experience; lets see how it went.

Volume Three Hundred Fifty Two

Justin Rose- 2013 U.S. Open Champion.

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

Butch gives up Twitter, Inbee Park goes 2 for 2, and Merion is waiting.

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

Sang-Moon Bae breaks through on Tour and we say goodbye to Ken Venturi.

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

Tiger wins The Players, and Sergio needs to replenish his golf ball supply.

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

Derek Ernst needs a hotel reservation in Ponte Vedra Beach!

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!