Volume Five

This week we talk about Natalie Gulbis, Johan Lindeberg, Golden Tee, Segways and Drugs.

If anyone is reading Hittin’ the Links, I’d love to know about it. There hasn’t been one comment since the inception of this column. I can’t tell if this space is everything you’ve ever wanted or if it’s the biggest piece of crap and it doesn’t even register on your radar. Even though you’re not talking, here’s a few more links to tickle your pickle.

Volume Four

This week, Hittin’ the Links focuses on the Masters, because, let’s be honest, what other golf coverage is there during the second weekend of April?

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve dreamt of winning the Masters. I think if you love golf as a child, that’s the tournament you always practice winning. It has so much tradition and recognition. While watching the tournament this weekend, I was reminded of a thought I had when I was a child: isn’t the kelly green jacket a hard color to match your shirt with? Which brings a bigger question: shouldn’t you wear a golf shirt (on Sunday) that would look good with the green jacket so you’ll look good while putting on the coat?

I’ve always thought that and wonder why Tiger chooses red? Maybe he really enjoys Christmas? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t be the color I’d choose. After Volume 4 of Hittin’ the Links, I’ll share what color I would wear.

Volume Three

In this battle Josh wins, wears great clothing, can’t beat a blind guy, and remembers his days of wearing headgear.

I was thinking about the Masters this weekend and trying to figure out how I can pay tribute to my favorite tournament. Since I don’t want to just offer a list of links dedicated to the Masters (but, rest assured, you’ll get plenty of those), I thought I’d take on a task of a larger scale.

For the 2006 Masters, I want Martha Burke to protest the Sand Trap’s headquarters for the irreverance, attitude, and tone of this column. Wouldn’t that be fantastic?

Martha, I’m coming for you.

Volume Two

Cell phone rings annoy everyone, Nike to run our government, Annika get’s a handful, Asian influx on the LPGA and I think I broke my TV after last week’s Big Break III.

A little birdie told me that the guys at The Players Championship (not to be confused with the Playa’s Championship) were hoping Monday’s play was cancelled, as they knew volume two of Hittin’ the Links would be arriving in their web browser or RSS aggregator of choice. They’re anxious to see what we’ve selected for this week’s edition. So, all you guys playing poker in the locker room, count your chips and take a break, cause here’s volume two.

Volume One

Tiger to play shuffleboard, a drunk Irishman, and a wisecrack about a guy named Lumpy. Sorry, no Amy Mickelson pictures.

Welcome to Hittin’ the Links, a new weekly column that summarizes our favorite links of the past week or so that may not have been big enough to warrant a full story. We scour the wires, blogs, websites, and articles to give you our favorite links, most of which will be golf-related and not all of which will include pictures of Amy Mickelson. To each link, I add some personal flavor (that sounds kinda funny coming after that Amy Mickelson joke, does’t it?).

Without further ado (or embarrassing myself), here are this week’s links…