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Remembering MacGregor Golf

| August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Remembering MacGregor Golf

About five years ago, MacGregor golf was sold to Golfsmith International Holdings. While I was skeptical, Golfsmith vowed to re-launch the brand and elevate it to become their flagship product. When the new clubs finally arrived about a year later I found myself very disappointed with the product they turned out. I wrote a post […]

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TaylorMade Cutting Workforce by 15%

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade Cutting Workforce by 15%

Earlier this week TaylorMade adidas Golf (TMAG) announced that they are restructuring and closing the Plano, Texas headquarters for Adams Golf, which they purchased in 2012. Our friends at mygolfspy.com broke the story. Adams Golf currently employs about 180 people in Plano. In all, TMAG will reportedly cut about 15% of its global golf workforce. […]

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Bubba Watson Disses PGA Long Drive Contest

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bubba Watson Disses PGA Long Drive Contest

Bubba Watson is a unique talent. He’s a throwback to the good ‘ol days of golf when every shot was curved left-to-right or right-to-left on purpose to attack pins and navigate doglegs. His distance and imagination have garnered him fans all over the world. But those who cover the PGA Tour every week sometimes see […]

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Dick’s Fires 500 PGA Professionals

| July 28, 2014 | 3 Comments
Dick’s Fires 500 PGA Professionals

Last week Dick’s Sporting Goods,  the nation’s largest retailer of Callaway and Taylor Made golf equipment, fired all of the PGA Professionals they employed in the golf department at over 560 stores across the nation. Dick’s tried to differentiate themselves from other retailers by employing a PGA professional in each store to improve the customer […]

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The Sad State of Golf Media

| June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments
The Sad State of Golf Media

Over the past several years I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in golf coverage from television, print, internet and social media outlets. I acknowledge that it is partly my fault, but I refuse to apologize for it. Traditional print media is dying a slow death and they know it. For a long time, bloggers controlled the […]

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Symetra Tour’s 2014 Season Set to Begin

| February 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Symetra Tour’s 2014 Season Set to Begin

The expanded 2014 Symetra Tour schedule tees off February 21 in Mesa, Arizona. This year the tour will have 20 events, five more than last year, with purses totaling more than $2.2 million, a record for the tour. Again this year, as it has for the last two seasons, the LPGA will award full status […]

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5 Golf Companies to Watch in 2014

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
5 Golf Companies to Watch in 2014

While the golf industry as a whole isn’t doing as well as in years past, 2014 is shaping up to be a decent year for new golf products. While many were underwhelmed with the new product launches at the PGA Show, that doesn’t mean there is nothing worth watching in the coming months. Here are […]

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Growing Golf – State of the Game: 2014

| January 24, 2014 | 3 Comments
Growing Golf – State of the Game: 2014

Every year in January the golf world descends upon Orlando, Florida for the biggest trade show in the game – The PGA Merchandise Show. The show welcomes over 40,000 golf industry professionals, buyers, media and guests from over 75 countries for the four day event. The Orange County Convention Center’s massive North/South concourse boasts over […]

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The Road (Back) to the LPGA

| January 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Road (Back) to the LPGA

The Symetra Tour is the official developmental tour of the LPGA. It is made up primarily of young women from all around the world who have just turned pro and are trying to make the big jump to the highest level in women’s professional golf. The tour’s official nickname is “The Road to the LPGA.” […]

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LPGA Rookies To Watch in 2014

| January 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
LPGA Rookies To Watch in 2014

There are 28 rookies preparing to tee it up this year on the LPGA tour. Traditionally rookies have a hard time making cuts and earning enough money to keep their playing status for the following season. It is a big step up to play at the highest level in women’s golf. Of the 28 rookies […]

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New Year’s Resolutions For Golfers

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Year’s Resolutions For Golfers

2014 has arrived. Here we go with another fresh start to the golf season! For some of us in the sun belt of the United States or warm weather climates like Australia & New Zealand, the season starts now. For others it will begin in a few months. Either way, it’s time to reflect on […]

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Tiger Woods – Illegal Drop on 15 at the Masters?

| April 13, 2013 | 4 Comments
Tiger Woods – Illegal Drop on 15 at the Masters?

So far the 2013 Masters Tournament has had plenty of good stories, like 14 year-old Guan Tianlang making the cut or 53 year-old Fred Couples in contention again, but the big story so far this morning is the controversy brewing over the drop Tiger Woods took on the 15th hole yesterday. Woods’ third shot on the 15th […]

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2013 Masters Tournament Predictions

| April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
2013 Masters Tournament Predictions

It’s April and the 2013 Masters Tournament is just around the corner. Ever since my pilgrimage to Augusta National in 2010 I have had a level of appreciation for the tournament and its incredible venue that you simply cannot get without going there. Like the majority of golf fans out there, I’ll be watching the tournament on TV at […]

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2013 PGA Show Hits & Misses – Drivers

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
2013 PGA Show Hits & Misses – Drivers

The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show has come and gone, and the golf world is now ready for all the new toys to come to market. I’ve been going to the PGA Show in Orlando since 1996, and every year some companies come out smelling like roses, and others – not so much. In this “hit […]

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Preview – Battle of the Golf Blogs 2013

| January 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
Preview – Battle of the Golf Blogs 2013

Every year the golf world comes to Orlando for the annual PGA Merchandise show. While this is certainly an important event, the Battle of the Golf Blogs competition is even more important! Ok, maybe not, but we take it very seriously have a lot of fun with it and so do our sponsors for the […]

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Handicapping The 2012 LPGA Qualifying School

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Handicapping The 2012 LPGA Qualifying School

By Dave Andrews LPGA Veterans Kim and Diaz Headline Field I follow women’s golf more than most people but I don’t claim to be an expert. With that said here are my look at the upcoming final stage of LPGA Q School and my prediction for those most likely to earn playing status on the […]

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10 Club Companies That Fly Under The Radar

| March 27, 2012 | 15 Comments
10 Club Companies That Fly Under The Radar

Here in the US, spring is approaching and some of us will be out to buy new clubs. Considering the beating the golf industry has been taking in a down economy, the major brands are still spending millions in advertising to get your business. Everybody knows about the big boys like TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, Cleveland […]

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2012 Battle of the Golf Blogs – Preview

| January 20, 2012 | 4 Comments
2012 Battle of the Golf Blogs – Preview

For many years, the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida has brought together many of golf’s greatest minds and influential people for its annual trade show. Over one thousand golf companies will be there along with tens of  thousands of golf industry insiders, PGA club pros and media. But for some of us, the PGA Show isn’t […]

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19 year old Hannah Yun prepares for rookie year on LPGA Tour

| December 5, 2011 | 2 Comments
19 year old Hannah Yun prepares for rookie year on LPGA Tour

I’ll always remember the first time I met Hannah Yun. It was in the summer of 2008 at a Duramed Futures Tour event in Bloomfield, Ct. On the patio outside the clubhouse at the course I happened to strike up a casual conversation with a man who turned out to be Hannah’s father. She was […]

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Steve Williams Hurls Racial Insult at Tiger Woods

| November 4, 2011 | 1 Comment
Steve Williams Hurls Racial Insult at Tiger Woods

We’ve known for some time now that Tiger Woods’ (apparently very bitter) former caddy Steve Williams is brash and opinionated. We all remember his TV interview after his new employer Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational for his first win since being fired by Tiger. Now Steve Williams may become known for something far more damaging […]

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