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The Senior Set Does Troon

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Of the 156 competitors at Royal Troon nine are over 50 and eligible for play on The Champions Tour.  Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only two players from the geriatric set who regularly compete on the primary tours that cater to young flat bellies. But the lure of a major and the many, many ways that the R&A makes entry into the OPEN accessible typically brings in a bunch of gents who, to put it politely, are… Continue Reading

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Our Links Life Golf Open Championship Picks

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It’s Open Championship week and the oldest and most intriguing of the majors wouldn’t be complete without the Links Life Golf Crew Open Championship Picks. The boys at Links Life Golf put hours and hours into researching their favorites at Royal Troon and have selected these fine golfers to become The Champion Golfer of the Year. Lil Skins is still alive for the Grand Slam with a win at the U.S. Open and a tie for first at The Masters.… Continue Reading

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Our 2016 Masters Picks

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Here’s what we all have been waiting for, no not The Masters but rather the Links Life Golf crew’s Masters Picks. The boys here at LLG love their golf, love The Masters and really love busting each other balls. This 80th Masters is primed for some major fireworks and our picks add that special something for all of us. G. Rennie will start us off and as usual he leads the pack with the depth of his analysis and sheer… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

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1.  It may have been lost in a weekend of world wide golf but cheers to Peter Senior for becoming the oldest ever winner of the Australian Masters. Senior who is 56 and a Champions Tour player beat a bunch of youngsters half his age for his third Masters title. Let’s hear it for the old guys. 2.  Rory McIlroy is about half Senior’s age and it was great to see him back in good form with his win in… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair: PGA Day 1

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Our Links Life Golf boss, Big Skins, reminds us  all that this week’s PGA is ” the last shot for fame and glory” for 156 professional golfers in 2015. No argument from me on that point but from another perspective this week’s tromp along the dunes in Kohler, Wisconsin lays out like a long running soap opera with multiple story lines all converging in a dramatic climax. Below are  listed just a sampling of the many narratives waiting for their final… Continue Reading

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Our PGA Championship Picks

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It’s PGA Week and no major would be complete without the pathetic prognostications of the Links Life Golf Crew. “Glory’s Last Shot” isn’t just for the players it’s for us also. G. Rennie is the current champ having won at The Open Championship. We’ll all do our best to take him down. Remember: bet with your head and not your heart. Lil Skins: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Louie Oosthuizen and Dark Horse (as usual) Miguel Angel Jimenez. Gordo:… Continue Reading

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Historic Win in LLG Open Championship Contest

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As Zach Johnson basks in the glow of his Open Championship victory it’s time to celebrate another winner who certainly shares Zach’s enthusiasm for golf on the Old Course. In another close finish in the Links Life Golf Pick a Winner contest G. Rennie finally broke through for his first win in 2015.  Rennie rode his favorite, Louie Oosthuizen and Grand Slam hopeful, Jordan Spieth to a win over a field of LLG hackers. In doing so he made a… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from a Grumpy Old Golfer

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So Rory McIlroy laps the field last week at the Wells Fargo jets off with his buddies to England and misses the cut at the BMW PGA. It’s no big deal like many would try to make it. Rory will miss some cuts, most golfers not named Tiger Woods (in his prime) miss cuts. The kid could use the weekend off, after all he hoisting the Irish Open at Royal County Down. “I’d love to have played the weekend but… Continue Reading

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Jimenez Cards Another Ace, Sets Euro Tour Record

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The Coolest Guy in Golf has done it again.  Miguel Angel Jimenez or Keegan’s Sparring Partner as some may call him, is in the history books again for making his 10th hole in one on the European Tour. The popular Spaniard aced the par three second hole during the third round of the BMW PGA Championship. It’s his third ace of the season and his second in back to back tournaments. It’s just another reason he’s the coolest guy in… Continue Reading

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Miguel Angel Jimenez Dances Again

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He’s back at it again. The Coolest Guy in Golf to us, the Most Interesting Golfer in the World to others, Miguel Angel Jimenez is back in the spotlight. And it’s not for busting Keegan Bradley’s balls. The ageless wonder carded another hole his one while defending his title at the Open de Espana. The 51 year old treasure aced the par three eighth hole and in doing so won 288 bottles of beer. Now beer isn’t Miguel’s usual beverage… Continue Reading

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