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CLEMSON: The Unusual Relationship Between Football & Golf

By Karen Stum | Jan 13, 2017

Clemson Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney is a member at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, and for the second consecutive year the golf club is showing the Tigers their support in their quest for the National Championship. The maintenance team has transformed the Great Lawn into a half-sized football field featuring a tiger paw. Read More …

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LinksWalker is a proud sponsor of the Chi Chi Charity Classic

Chi Chi Rodriquez Charity Classic

By Karen Stum | Jan 5, 2017

LinksWalker is a proud sponsor of the Chi Chi Charity Classic. Approximately 25% of all money spent at the Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Course goes directly to educational programming, which helps benefit children who struggle with low academic achievement and poor personal skills, as well as supporting The First Tee of Clearwater. The Putting Contest Read More …

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2017 GOLF RESOLUTIONS

2017 Golf Resolutions

By Karen Stum | Dec 30, 2016

For most people, New Year’s Resolutions only last the first week of January. In fact, only 8% of the people who make resolutions actually stick to them. Psychologist Paul Marciano says the key to keeping your resolutions involves creating an attainable goal, executing a thought-out strategy, and measuring progress along the way. Based on lessons Read More …

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Most Altruistic Golf Guiding Spirits

Charles Dickens and Golf Instruction

By Karen Stum | Dec 22, 2016

Charles Dickens introduced a number of powerful guiding spirits to Ebenezer Scrooge late one Christmas Eve. “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of his transformation into a kinder and gentler man after being visited by a series of apparitions. Like Scrooge, golfers can be inspired to improve their game with influential guides. This is a Read More …

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LAKE BALLS: Diminished Performance?

TOM MORRIS: Lake balls worth thousands?

By Karen Stum | Dec 15, 2016

Golf is an expensive game, especially when you are first getting started. New clubs, a golf bag, and even proper attire all add up to a significant expense. But as expensive as those items can be, they can last for years without need for replacement. There is, however, a reoccurring expense in golf that cannot Read More …

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STAN UTLEY and DAVE PELZ: Hit Up Or Down?

By Karen Stum | Dec 9, 2016

The development of the Trackman machine has changed our understanding of golf ball flight patterns over the last decade. The Trackman machine demonstrated that widely held beliefs pertaining to flight patterns are inaccurate. The machine is able to measure clubhead/ball speed, track the stroke path of the clubhead through the impact zone, and detect the Read More …

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Common Golf Injuries

BEAU HOSSLER: Golf Injuries & Being Sidelined

By Karen Stum | Nov 28, 2016

In the 2016 NCAA Semifinals, Texas Longhorns men’s golf defeated the USC Trojans, but at a high price. Junior star Beau Hossler injured his shoulder on the 15th hole and head coach John Fields declared his status “up in the air”. Every sport has its trademark injuries and in order to fully play at your Read More …

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Tee Up for Thanksgiving

By Kim Kennedy | Nov 23, 2016

For many families, Thanksgiving is a day to enjoy a large meal and sit on the couch watching the “big game” – the big football game. It makes sense. The first gridiron Thanksgiving football game was held in 1869, just six years after Thanksgiving became an official holiday. But what if we told you there Read More …

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Duke Claims Bridgestone Title, Record-Breaking Second Round

By Karen Stum | Nov 21, 2016

The Duke Blue Devils recently made history at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. Duke pulled out a 21-under-par second round, the best round in school history, finishing four strokes ahead of Iowa State to capture the title. The victory was Duke’s first in their last seven events, dating back to Read More …

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