If the Queen of England Can Podcast, So Can I

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It was reported on Yahoo that Queen Elizabeth II of England will be making here traditional Christmas speech available as a podcast for the first time. The broadcast will show the queen, wearing a green outfit, chatting to schoolchildren as she helps… more »

Podcast: Top political golfers, Nancy Lopez Golf is sold, drugs in golf balls, and more

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #28 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand on the Golf Digest Top 200 Political Golfers, and Scotland Opens Children's Golf Course. In She Golfs Too we explores the Sale of Nancy Lopez Golf and… more »

Dick's Buys Golf Galaxy - Let the consolidation begin

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I had written in April that Dick's had opened a prototype concept store called simply The Golf Shop. Now, it appears that Dick's didn't want to wait to see how it would perform. Instead they went out and bought Golf Galaxy for $225 million. According… more »

Why Are Golfers So Gullible?

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Many will say that "perceived" product innovation drives the golf club market each year. Knowing that, gullible golfers still wait in line to be the first to turn over their money and buy the latest, hottest or most advanced product on the market today.… more »

Podcast: Woods' Wife Sues, Daly Divorces Again, A New Maxfli, Wie Fails Again, Drug Testing for LPGA

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #27 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand that Woods' Wife Sues, the Medieval City Found Under a Golf Course and John Daly to Divorce Again. The Perfect Fit explores TaylorMade-addidas attempt… more »

Golf a New Way With New Zealand GolfCross Game

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We like to think that the Scots invented golf and the Americans moved it forward by forming the PGA and making it a big money sport. But what about the New Zealanders? What do they have to do with golf? The land of grazing sheep and beautiful scenery… more »

Update on 2nd Swing Golf Liquidation

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A reader asked about cashing in a credit he has available at 2nd Swing, the Minnesota-based retailer that filed for bankruptcy liquidation in September. It appears that customers are out of luck. I found an article from the Milwaukee Journal from Sept… more »

Podcast: Norman Buys McGregor, Duo Jailed in Assault, North Korea Golf, Duffer is Found, Police Chase Stops Tournament

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #26 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand that Norman Buys Controlling Interest in McGregor, Hockey Player Gets Hole in One and Callaway's New Online Concept. Hear about a Super Expensive Putt… more »

Podcast: China's Elite Golfers, Trump Wins, Tiny Tiger, Ping in Hot Water, Pasture Golf and Missing Fish Found

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #25 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand that a Chinese University is training socially elite golfers, a Fake Michael Jackson crashes a charity event, Trump finally wins at golf and Tiny Tiger i… more »

Ping Finds Itself in Hot Water over Military Rebates

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In late September, Karsten Manufacturing, maker of Ping golf clubs, has gotten itself into some hot water by forbidding retailers from offering a discount to active-duty and reserve members of the military. The controversy exploded when Ping terminate… more »

Podcast: Dream Endorser, Real Ryder Cup Loser, 2nd Swings Liquidation, World's Dumbest Golf Product, Golf Bag Habitrail and the Golf Boy

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #24 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand about Tiger Woods: Dream Endorser, Senate Awards Nelson a Medal, Bettor Loses Big on Ryder Cup, and 2nd Swing to Liquidate. Perfect Fit looks at Movea… more »

Dynacraft Will No Longer Exist

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Yesterday I was ordering golf components from Hireko Golf and found out that Dynacraft, the equipment company based in Ohio that Hireko purchased last year, is disappearing in the same way as the Passenger Pigeon or the Dodo: its becoming extinct. Acc… more »

Mitchell Golf Equipment's new program found lacking

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On October 1, 2006, Mitchell Golf Equipment Company, the clubbuilding industry's largest supplier of club building equipment, announced their Mitchell Partners Program. The company predicts that this will become the largest network of clubbuilders in the… more »

Podcast: Ryder Cup Trouncing, Iranian Golfing, 2nd Swing Dies, Fat Golfers, Night Golf in Finland and Leroy Smith's Golf CD

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #23 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand that US Media Savages Ryder Cup Team, Iran Building Golf Courses, and on a study that finds Golfers Are An Unhealthy Lot. Our Perfect Fit looks at the… more »

American Ryder Cup Players Don't Care

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Here in the United States we don't understand the rest of the world's love for soccer (okay, football everywhere else). It is also obvious to this writer that the Americans don't have any love for the Ryder Cup either. Captain Lehman talks all about t… more »