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Welcome to the home of Derek's Links LS World - the number two resource for Links Golf!! (since August 1999). I originally created this site because I had a hard time finding continually updated LinksLS sites on the web. I've made a page that I hope helps the newcomers to Links but is useful and entertaining to veteran Linksters. Here you'll find tips, charts, FAQ's, links to other great sites, course info, patches, wavs, shot/round downloads, frequently updated news on what Microsoft is planning on doing with the Links series, and much, much more!! With Links 2001 coming out in Oct/Nov, I've decided to expand the site and divide it into 2 sections: LS2000, and Links 2001. I highly recommend you view this site with Microsoft Internet Explorer!!
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This page was last updated: Friday, July 27th, 2001 at 1:40 p.m. EST

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Sunday, January 13th, 2002
11:20 am
It's come to my attention that most if not all of the .wav file download links no longer work. I searched into the problem and looks like the accounts that the .wavs were housed on were deleted due to inactivity. I will be going back upto UConn in a week or so, and when I do I will try to upload all of them and more back up for all you folks! Sorry for the inconveinence!
Thursday, July 26th, 2001
8:40 pm
Information about the new Links Championship Edition has been added to the News section.

Saturday, July 21st, 2001
3:20 am
Congratulations to the 2 winners of the Links Expansion Packs Giveaway! They are: Jeff Geres and Neil Reisel. As soon as I get an email with your shipping address from you two, the 2 Packs'll be out in the mail! :) Congrats and thanks for those entering!!
Friday, July 13th, 2001
7:40 pm

I'm pleased to announce that this site, Derek's LinksLS World will be GIVING AWAY 2 of the new Microsoft Links Expansion Packs!! The Expansion Packs contain: PGA Tour pros Mike Weir and Keith Clearwater player animations on four new courses designed for Links 2001 The Canyons Course at Bighorn, Thanksgiving Point, and newly upgraded versions of Pelican Hill and Banff Springs.

Details of Giveaway: Only (1) entry per person. I will be picking (2) winners who will get the Un-Opened Expansion Packs randomly. All you have to do is email me at with the subject heading being Links Giveaway and your full name somewhere in the email. 2 Randomly picked emails will be picked outta the set. The contest will begin Friday, July 13th and will end Friday, July 20th at 12:00pm EST. Any emails after 12:00pm EST on July 20th will be void. The 2 winners will be announced here and via email that weekend! Good Luck! :)

Saturday, June 9th, 2001
6:50 pm
Ack.. been a lil while.. had surgery on my tailbone which kinda put me outta commission and then im dealin with some school problems and whatnot. As for me, I'm still torn between LS 2000 and Links 2001! *sigh* With the LSTour shutting its doors.. its in a way forcing me to move into 2001. Just picked up the Expansion Pack from Wal-Mart today and fired 2001 up and shot a smooth -11, and -8 at the new Canyon Course @ Bighorn. Prior to today, I've been juss putzin around with the Pro Skill, Excellent Abilitied Virtual Tournaments in Links 2000. Anyways, heres the new news provided in an email by Steve Cherrier!

First off, Microsoft is announcing a new Web site for its Links franchise: Links Country Club, the official portal to the Links fan community, will go live on June 18. will direct visitors to popular Links fan sites, as well as offer original content and activities from Microsoft, such as the Links Tour(sounds kinda like Bubsnews...). The 2001 Links VGA Tour will also originate from and details of this tour will be announced soon.

In addition, a new update for Links 2001 is now available from the official Links site. The 1.21 update corrects a number of issues that Linksters were having and are listed on the News page.

Also a reminder to all you Links 2000 users out there, the LSTour will be closing its virtual doors on June 30. :( This is a big blow to the LS2000 online community but users can be comforted by the fact that they can still play online matches @ The Zone.

Monday, May 14th, 2001
7:50 pm
Weeee!! I did some Links community surfin today! To check out all that I've come across including a new Microsoft APCD Contest, and a preview of an Augusta National for Links 2001, check out the News page. Tomorrow's my 19th Birthday!! Guess how I'll be spending it.. Takin my Geog160 Final!! What fun!

Saturday, May 12th, 2001
9:30 pm
Okay quick update for today. I'm really busy right with the last week of college(Finals.. aaaaah!) so I haven't been on the computer too much. I did however get an email from Dave Barfield. He pointed out that Bubsnews has returned!!! That's great news!! In case you're new to Links, Bubsnews has been THE site when it comes to LinksLS golf! Go check it out!
Saturday, May 5th, 2001
1:10 pm
I just stopped over to Dave's Mega-Links site this morning. Turns out there is gonna be some sorta golf outting in July. Sounds like a ton of fun and there's going to be some great prizes given away!... here's the info from the site:

A Links Corner, Microsoft and Sportsplanet sponsored event!
Microsoft has just announced plans they will co-sponsor our event! Go HERE to view some of the door prizes to be awarded at this event! Have you ever wanted to meet and play against some of the guys or gals you have been playing online with over the years? Well nows your chance! This July we are organizing a golf outting in Avon Lake Ohio at the Sweetbriar Golf Club. We have set up a hotel where some of us out of towners can stay if we prefer. The hotel is called Cross Country Inns. Its located about 15 minutes from the course. If you are interested or perhaps feel like helping out with organizing of this event, feel free to send either Chas, Jeff or myself an email! Check back often this page will be updated every few days! Please take a minute or two and go to our message forum. Leave us any comments concerning this day we have planned! So far we have had a great response. To date we have the following people confirmed. If your name does not appear on the list below please email me HERE and I will add your name to the list.

Sunday, April 29th, 2001
8:50 pm
Go visit Dave's Mega-links page. The website for all Links related or affiliated sites!! mega-links

Anyone got any new, recent LinksLS news??? If so, I'd be happy to post your news here along with credit! Just email me @ :)

Monday, April 23rd, 2001
3:40 pm
Did some housecleaning on the site today trying to clear out old info and the such and try to find out whats new in Links-Land. Added the latest patches/demos and also made a button for all those who would be so kind and wish to link to me.
Monday, April 16th, 2001
7:10 pm
Whew.. 1st day back on the site and I get an email about a new update available for download for Links 2001!! Click here to download. Features include: New Dynamic Camera, Increased difficulty for Championship skill level, Asynchronous play (Fast Play) for six players instead of just four, Improved golfer commentary, Increased visibility of Swing Meter elements, New ball tracers, Variable length courses -- no longer restricted to 18-hole courses, and Improved multiplayer! Sounds good to me, go download it!

2:00 pm
Well howdy.. yup an update. heh. Well I've been busy but have been trying to get 2 other websites up off the ground while I have been away from this while trying to handle the new college life. Well I think I got things pretty stable right now I've been thinking about coming back and once again regularly work on this site. I've also seen a great amount of new websites for Links since Links 2001's debut so I'm not sure whether I can offer anything else that the other ones aren't already. Well either way I'll try to update some of the basic stuff with patches and addon info and whatnot the next couple days. Take it easy ~ Derek

Saturday, January 13th, 2001
5:36 pm
Here's a link to my new website that I will be spending most of my energy on updating. "Tiger Woods Online"..Sign the guestbook and let me know what you think! :)
Sunday, December 31st, 2000
4:15 pm
I've decided to discontinue my maintenance of this site...Sorry.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2000
11:15 pm
Update on the News page of this site!
Wednesday, December 13th, 2000
5:15 pm
Since the last update, I have the sad news of telling you that Bubsnews; the best site for overall Links news, has shut its doors. :( George Fitting's(Bub) explanation for closing the site can be found at

Theres tons of news and stuff that I've missed and hopefully I can catch up soon. I have Links 2001 but not installed on my computer as right now I'm perfectly satisfied with Links 2000. Once the LSTour no longer supports 2000 will be when I make the switch probably. Any emails to me with reported broken links/dead downloads would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance! :)

A patch for Links 2001 is coming shortly. The development team is hard at work, and we anticipate that the file will be available next week. Issues that will be addressed in this update include: Late and missing snaps are fixed, The snap point for a "pick shot out of the sand" for left-handed golfers is corrected, Swing type can no longer be changed during a multiplayer game, The verify score bug during a multiplayer round is fixed, Other issues are being addressed, and we'll be sure to let you know as soon as the patch is available.

The Course Converter has been delayed, but will be available on January 31, 2001. Creating the course conversion utility was not a simple task; and to ensure that each of the 39 could be converted properly, great care is being taken with each and every course. When available, players will be able to download the course converter application. Since the new Links 2001 engine uses a new terrain rendering system, they will also need to download a new terrain kernel for Links courses, since the older format isn't read in Links 2001. The converter will then pull and plant the objects from the older .crx file over to the new kernel and presto -- a playable course in 2001 is created! Players will be able to download course kernels one at a time or as a bundle. There will be no charge for downloading the converter or kernels,but connection charges may apply. Each kernel is approximately 1 MB, depending on the size of the terrain. Before courses can be converted, the converter application will ensure that a previous licensed version of the course is installed on the player's computer. Graphically, these converted courses will look better than the originals, but not as great as the newer 2001 courses because they weren't built from the ground up with the new architect.

The fourth terrain template is now available for download. It includes terrains suitable for a sand canyonsetting. Also, don't forget the Meteor Crater, Mountain Stream, and Center Lake terrain packs that are currently available. For this and other downloads, follow this link:

Just a reminder that the old LS Tour site will be closing its virtual doors on December 31, 2000. The Links Tour Open Preview is underway at the new site (, where there are many exciting tournaments going on. So, get your virtual clubs and head out to the fairway!

Friday, December 1st, 2000
2:15 pm
Whoa..I haven't updated in a looooong time. Sorry bout workload has been crazier than what I thought. Look for updates later this afternoon and this weekend. Also like to thank a few people for pointing out some broken links. :) Again, I'm gonna try and break away everyday to keep this site going as I can't believe I hadn't updated in about 20 days!! I also have got some Links 2001 calenders here to give away from this site, so I will try to come up with some kinda contest or giveaway. Until later, have a good day :)
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