The Links Life with Tom Coyne: Episodes 11 and 12: Pinehurst and Hacienda Golf Club

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By Mike D., Titleist Staff

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  1. Team Titleist Staff

    Looking for some fresh golf content?

    Well, our good friend Tom Coyne is here to help us out. Check out his latest episodes of The Links Life below as he tees it up at Pinehurst No.2 and then crosses the country to take a stroll at Hacienda Golf Club.

    After you're done watching, drop us a comment and let us know your favorite golf course that you've ever played.

    Episode 11: Pinehurst No. 2 with The Veteran Golfers Assoc.

    This week on The Links Life, Tom heads to iconic Pinehurst to play the legendary Donald Ross track and the Gil Hanse short course, The Cradle. Joining Tom is one of the founders of The Veteran Golfers Association (, Aaron Ojard, who tells the story of how they are impacting over 7,000 veterans everyday.

    Along for the ride are two of golf's new media elite, with Ryan Walker from Golf & Entrepreneurship Magazine and golf photographer Ryan Barnett.

    Episode 12: Hacienda Golf Club with Hayden Sylte

    This week on The Links Life, Tom joins fashion model and golfer Hayden Sylte for a round at the iconic Hacienda Golf Club ( Together they talk about Tom's decision to stay out of the modeling game, playing golf around the world and more as they battle the hidden SoCal gem that 16 touring pros call home.

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    Looking for more of The Links Life ... Click below:

    • Episode 1: Streamsong

    • Episode 2: Whistling Straits

    • Episode 3: Sand Valley - Lawsonia - Forest Dunes

     Episode 4: Canal Shores with Joel Murray

     Episode 5: Coyne Cup IV

     Episode 6: Tetherow

     Episode 7: 100-Hole Hike

     Episode 8: Sleepy Hollow

    Episode 10: Rustic Canyon

    And just a friendly reminder to give Tom a follow on your favorite social channels:






  2. Sean N

    Sean N
    Coshocton, OH

    That would be a great "job"!
  3. I'm a muny track golfer. The high end resorts are nice, but feel the small town courses keep the nostalgia. My bucket list consist of any 9 hole or local low end course I can find. Played several last year and met some great folks along the way.
  4. I began reading Coyne’s book “A Course Called Ireland” just before heading there in June of 2019 to play. We played Lahinch (it closed the next day to make ready for the Irish Open), Tralee, Doonbeg, and of course, Ballybunion. I waited to finish the last chapter of the book on the plane ride back so I could feel how Coyne must have felt when he finished his last round at Ballybunion. I had tears in my eyes as I closed the book. I love golf too and all of the wonderful people I have met. Played many great courses but Ireland and its people will always hold a special place in my heart.
  5. Watched the whole series so far and eagerly waiting on the next episode. Tom’s interest in golf and golfers is compelling. The production on each episode is second to none and I hope to have the opportunity to meet Mr Coyne for a round one day. My bucket list is massive having not ventured far due to family and lack of funds. But I’ll keep hoping that one day a ‘diDprojects’ invite will be answered and we’ll play somewhere nice.
    I think Porthmadog GC is my favourite course played, along with Trentham Gardens. My bucket list includes The Belfry, St. Andrews, Druids Glen, Yas Links, Bandon Dunes amongst others.
  6. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    I loved playing in Ireland mainly because of the people. The course that our tour guide choice were great and I enjoyed each one of them. Ballybunion, Dooks, Dingle Bay, Waterville, and Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Stayed at a B&B in Killarney for five nights and enjoyed the local festivities. Another was Cabot Golf Links Resort in Nova Scotia. A truly golf destination. We played the Links course and the Cliffs before it was open to the public.
    Cliffs is up there among my favorite in the world, layout and beauty. Have made the Pinehurst Resort trip a few times, only a three drive from the house, Kiawah Island courses, thirty minutes away. I guess the only course on my bucket list is Augusta National. Have been to Carmel, San Diego, Palm Springs, Jacksonville and many of the TPC courses. Have been blessed. Now seeking out old municipal courses whenever I visit cities. Can find some real jewels. Such as the back nine at Pacific Grove, CA.

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