Hello again golf fans and welcome to everyone’s favorite informative golf column, Hittin’ the Links. It was another great weekend for golf. We had all the major Tours going plus the NCAA Golf Championships. That means we have lots to report so without further ado…
In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at Trump making friends, then turn our attention to a couple hole-in-ones on the European Tour, and investigate Jack Nicklaus’s basketball skills. Also on tap, we take a peek at some political golf, look at a record breaking performance on the Nationwide Tour, and do a wrap-up of the rest of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Expensive Fence!
Donald Trump is not making any friends in Scotland after asking a local to pay for half of a boundary fence. [Link]
Hole 2: Hole-in-Ones
Once banned European Tour player Elliot Saltman makes two holes-in-one at the Wales Open. [Link]
Hole 3: Jack Can Dunk!
Jack Nicklaus revealed the fact he was a pretty good basketball player as well in a recent interview. [Link]
Hole 4: Playing for Big Money!
President Obama and House Leader John Boehner will hash out some budget issues on the golf course. [Link]
Hole 5: ShopRite LPGA Classic
Brittany Lincicome breaks a two-year drought with a win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. [Link]
Hole 6: Back to Back
Little Augusta State wins a second NCAA Golf Championship in a row. [Link]
Hole 7: 12 Strokes
Steve Wheatcroft laps the field on the Nationwide Tour winning the Melwood Prince George’s County Open by a whopping 12 strokes. [Link]
Hole 8: 60 Years Young
Bob Gilder wins for the 10th time on the old guy tour. [Link]
Hole 9: The Memorial
Steve Stricker holds on to win the tournament Jack built. [Link]