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An Emotional Day Leaves Teams Spent and USA Leading

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It was an amazing day at the Ryder Cup as Team USA and Team Europe battled it out over a Hazeltine course packed with 45,000 rabid fans. The European Team won the morning foursomes 2 ½ points to 1 ½ points featuring a huge meltdown from the super pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. The Americans squandered a 4 Up lead over Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello. The Europeans won four of the last six holes to scratch… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Castle Stuart

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Our second Monday in Scotland had us on one of the best modern links courses on the planet.  Castle Stuart in Inverness sits on the Moray Firth with spectacular views all around. But its the course, built upon classically rumpled linksland and transitioning upward onto a bluff for awe inspiring views that makes this so very memorable. Gil Hanse partnered with Kingsbarns developer Mark Parsinen to sculpt a links that melds into the rugged landscape but feels like it has… Continue Reading

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Gary Player & Jack Nicklaus May Be Partying with the Kids

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Gary Player was as competitive a golfer as there ever was on this planet.  No player ever got so much from such a small package.  He won nine major championship and hundreds of golf tournaments on a dozen different tours. And he’s still a feisty son of a gun. I think he may have been a bit put off by all the attention that Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Smylie Kaufman were getting from their SB2K16 escapades. Well,… Continue Reading

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Masters Flashback: 1986…Greatest Masters Ever

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Finally, it’s Masters Week and we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus’ miraculous 1986 win. It was his record sixth green jacket and was the most improbable of victories. Jack was 46 and supposedly over the hill. But an historic back nine charge from The Golden Bear and some “choking” by a few players gave Jack his last and probably most unexpected major win. We’ve all seen the CBS footage many times but here’s a look at the… Continue Reading

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Spieth, Paramor and Slow Play

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Jordan Spieth is used to making headlines. In 2015 his Grand Slam Chase had him front and center on every media outlet. This year is no different. He lapped the field with his win at the Tournament of Champions and is the feature attraction at the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi Championship. Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were the main event in round one and once again Spieth dominated the headlines. But it wasn’t for his round of 4 under… 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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Phil Mickelson’s Career Slam Slips Away

by Jeff Skinner There is no joy in Mudville oops, I should say the Sandhills, Mighty Casey has struck out. Our Mighty Casey this week was supposed to be Phil Mickelson. He swung and missed only it wasn’t with a bat it was his putter. No player came into the U.S. Open with more pressure on him, mostly self-imposed, than Phil Mickelson. Phil’s six seconds and his trials at the U.S. Open are legendary. But ever since he hugged the… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickeslon Questioned on Insider Trading Investigation

by Jeff Skinner The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported yesterday that Phil Mickelson is being investigated by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission for possible insider trading violations.  The stories focus on a former Pebble Beach pro-am partner of Mickelson’s, Billy Wagner a high stakes gambler and Carl Ichan one of the highest profile Wall St. investors in the country. From the Matthew Goldstein and Ben Protess New York Time story: Federal authorities are… Continue Reading

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Be Nice to Monty…Again

by Jeff Skinner Colin Montgomerie drained a  30 foot birdie putt on his final hole of the day to take a one stroke lead at the Senior PGA Championship. He leads his old European Tour cohort and former Ryder Cup partner Bernhard Langer by a single stroke and the two will play together again in the final round. Monty is still looking for his first official win on American soil. Langer on the other hand has 20 Champions Tour wins,… Continue Reading

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Paulina Gretsky…Now In Video

by Jeff Skinner A couple of weeks ago Golf Digest broke the news that Paulina Gretsky would appear on their cover for their fitness issue.  And then the controversy started as plenty of people in and out of the golf industry voiced their opinions on whether Gretsky should have been chosen over an LPGA player.  Well, here’s a video covering the photo shoot.  Let the controversy begin again.  In the mean time watch The Great One’s hot daughter stretch it… Continue Reading

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