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Gone Golfin’…in Scotland

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Great news….about now I am touching down in Edinburgh for my first trip to play some real links golf in Scotland.  Over the next few weeks my posts here my be less frequent as there is plenty of golf to play and I hear these Scots like their whisky so I may be forced to give some single malts a try. I’ll try to post as much as I can but when faced with the choice of writing versus golf,… Continue Reading

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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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Open Championship Preview: Holes 7, 8, 9

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Our Open Championship Preview continues. The 401 yard par 4 seventh heads inland off the coast and tests the players with a zig-zag fairway. The eighth is the shortest hole at Royal Troon and in the Open Rota. The famous Postage Stamp, a 123 yard par 3 sounds like an easy hole but it is far from that.  Hit the green or you’re in jail and the wind can make it play much longer. The ninth hole is another challenging… Continue Reading

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Tips from Maria: It’s Your Posture

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Today Links Life Golf is featuring a guest post from long time LPGA Instructor Maria Palozola. Maria has quite an impressive resume. She has been named a top teacher by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. She’s a three time LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year and she ranks in the Top 50 LPGA Instructors.  Click here for her full bio and visit her websites at the end of this page. And read on, this is good stuff.  … Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie A love fest broke out today at Augusta National Golf Club as the club played host to the inaugural Drive Chip & Putt Championship, a competition among young golfers ages  seven through fifteen. Eighty eight competitors, boys and girls, brought their games to the most honored course in the U.S. having qualified through regional skills completions held last summer which were conducted under the auspicious of the PGA of America. There hasn’t been any event quite like… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie,”Hard Work Paying Off”

by Jeff Skinner Lost in a weekend full of torn achilles in the NFL, grand slams in the MLB Playoffs, Webb Simpson’s runaway win and Amy Yang’s first LPGA victory was a great weekend by Michelle Wie. Wie carded a sizzling 66 in the final round of the KEB-HanaBank Championship to fall one stroke short of the playoff.  Amy Yang defeated Hee Kyung Seo to finally win on the LPGA but Wie’s round was the low round of the tournament. … Continue Reading

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USGA-Fox Deal All About the Money Says Frank Hannigan

by Jeff Skinner The reverberations from the USGA-Fox Sports deal are still being felt around the golf world.  With the USGA abandoning NBC, its partner of nearly two decades, the controversy has obviously stung one of the USGA’s own. Former USGA Executive Director Frank Hannigan hasn’t been silent since he left his former post years ago.  He has taken the USGA to task and has also defended its positions on many occasions.  But the recent Fox Sports deal has Hannigan… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Embarrassed, Excited & Always Entertaining

by Jeff Skinner Is the glass half full or is it half empty?  In Phil Mickelson’s life it’s always half full.  Only Phil The Thrill can come away from an wild round like he had on Saturday and be “excited about the weekend.” He went from shooting a 63 on Friday where he made everything  to a scrappy 71 today where he played Army Golf…left, right, left, right.  There was no telling where his tee shot was landing but with… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson, More Than Just The Champion Golfer of the Year

by Jeff Skinner Golf is an odd game.  It’s frustrating and rewarding and painful and joyful, many times simultaneously.  It is said that if you really want to get to know a person play eighteen holes of golf with them.  We like to think that golf will reveal the true character of that person and most times it does. We’ve been watching Phil Mickelson reveal his character for over two decades.  And while  no one can really know someone through… Continue Reading

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