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My Scotland Adventure…Nairn Golf Club

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Our Scotland adventure continued with a trip along the Moray Firth to another classic, historic links course, The Nairn Golf Club. Nairn has a wonderful pedigree and is consistently ranked as one of the best links courses in Scotland. With icons like Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid all having spent time designing or altering the layout over the years Nairn’s lineage is unrivaled. We were coming off our 36 hole day at Royal Dornoch and so very… Continue Reading

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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson blitzed Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia… Continue Reading

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At This Ryder Cup….Let the Players Play

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The Ryder Cup was started by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant with hopes of an exhibition that promoted the game of golf and the sportsmanship and camaraderie that goes along with it. I don’t think he would recognize it today. Since 1979 when all of Europe was added to the original Great Britain & Ireland Team the matches became competitive but the buildup and pressure surrounding the Ryder Cup has gone over the top. With the passing of Arnold… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson’s Almost Ryder Cup Cover

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They say timing is everything. And sometimes they, whoever they are…are right. But for the good folks at Golf Magazine timing didn’t quite work out this month. I pulled my issue from the mailbox and gazed down upon their Ryder Cup Preview Issue. There is nothing like the Ryder Cup and I am sure they spent many hours putting this issue together. But even the best laid plans of editors and reporters often go awry. Front and center on the… Continue Reading

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PGA Championship Picks…Glory’s Last Shot

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The PGA Championship starts today as we close out the major season a bit early. Those Olympics are screwing up everything…but that’s another rant. It wouldn’t be a major without the Links Life Golf Crew Picks so here we go. Fresh off his big win at the Open Championship is G. Rennie: So far this is the season of first time major winners and I think the trend is likely to continue. So my first three picks are from the… Continue Reading

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William McGirt Breaks Through at The Memorial

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William McGirt turned pro in 2004 and after years of playing mini-tour after mini-tour and then the Web.com Tour for a bit he finally made it to the big show, the PGA Tour in 2011. He’s 36 and kept at it a long time when others would have thrown in the towel. Coming into The Memorial he had played in played in 164 events with just 14 top tens and no wins. He did scratch out a fair living though… Continue Reading

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Sergio Garcia Tops Brooks Koepka in Playoff

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With five holes left to play Brooks Koepka looked to have the AT&T Byron Nelson in his pocket. He had a two shot lead and his biggest threat, Jordan Spieth was throwing up on himself all day. Other players including Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar were making some noise but Koepka had played the last five holes at six under par for the first three rounds. With the par five sixteenth left and his monstrous driver still in the bag… Continue Reading

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Lucky Men at The Presidents Cup

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As the Presidents Cup teams head home to add their team golf bag and other paraphernalia to their trophy room I can’t help but think that the Americans were blessed with a bit of luck this past week. The old saying goes “I rather be lucky than good” and these three men should be thankful for a little bit of luck they shared at the Presidents Cup. First off is our man Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson. Now, by all accounts… Continue Reading

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International Team Presidents Cup Report Card

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The 2015  Presidents Cup International Team may have come up a bit short on Sunday but this is an overall performance they should be proud of. They made the cup competitive, something we haven’t seen in a decade. After being down 4-1 after Thursday’s opening session they fought back to have it decided by the last match on the very last hole. But for a few breaks here and there Nick price and his men would have been going home… Continue Reading

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American Team Presidents Cup Report Card

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Both the America and International teams can take away plenty of positives from the Presidents Cup. There were some heroic performances from many dressed in red, white, blue and gold. Unfortunately there were plenty of less than spectacular performances and a few bonehead moves by the players also. Here’s my Presidents Cup Report Card for the American team with grades based on their on course play (with Sunday singles weighted heavily) with a little sportsmanship and good old fashioned common… Continue Reading

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