Another Golf Retailer Bites the Dust

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I just found out that 2nd Swing Golf based in Minnetonka, Minnesota (my home state) declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on August 23rd. Founded in 1997, they've expanded to more than 50 stores selling used golf equipment. It looks like the end for these guys.… more »

Chicks That Caddy Have a Home on WorldGolf.com

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Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm a prude. Maybe I just don't understand, but during my daily web surfing, I tripped over a website called Caddychicks.com that claims to be a site launched to help those women that want to learn more about the game of golf through… more »

Podcast: Scot Wins, Tiger OKs Testing, Steel Shafts, Mistreated Women, China Golf, Farmer Golf, Warm Balls

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #22 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand that Scot Wins Amateur, Woods Favors Drug Testing, Maury Povich Fails for Senior Amateur Bid, and Cesar Chavez Seizes Two Golf Courses. Our Perfect Fi… more »

You Know, A Nine-Hole is Still A Golf Course

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Over at Travelgolf.com, writer Chris Baldwin makes an excellent point on the lack of 9-hole courses. To me, he's right on the money. I've often complained that golf is a sport that isn't growing and one reason is that an 18-hole round takes 5-6 hours to… more »

Podcast: Cleaning Your Balls, Transexual Qualifies for Ladies Tour, Teenagers Attack Golfers, Lightning Strikes Twice

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Click CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #21 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports on The Newstand with a Rare Albatross Sighted at PGA, Top College Golf Schools, Cleaning Other Peoples Balls, and Caddie Getting a 2nd Chance. Our Perfect Fit… more »

Michelle Wie Dumps Caddie. Is this the Beginning or the End?

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I continued to be amazed at the ongoing saga of Michelle Wie. Anything that she does is front page news. So she fires here caddie. Big deal. Keeping a job as a caddie on the tour is harder than being a professional golfer. You can't fire yourself, b… more »

Golf Gear News #20: Tiger Woods Learning Center, Ryder Cup for Seniors, camera phones at British Open, and more

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Click CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #20 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch says he's got a NEW CONTEST. He also reports on THE NEWSTAND with the Tiger Woods Learning Center, Site for Scandanavian Masters Vandalized, Ryder Cup for Seniors Tour?… more »

Golf Gear News #19: Lessons for Millionaires, VJ Singh is Funny?, USGA Soft on Cart Rules, Slimmer Lopez, Theives Steal from 85-Year-Old, Viagra Ring

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Click CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #19 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch announces he's got a new microphone and media kit. He also reports on THE NEWSTAND with a Golf Lessons For the Rich & Famous, V.J. Singh = Funny??, Blind Golfer Has Ho… more »

Golf Gear News #18: Villegas Tops in South America, John Harris Part Deux, Korean Invasion, Golf Jokes, Golf Mysteries, Golf Cart Driver Runs Over Four

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Click CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #18 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch is reporting from Up North in Northern Minnesota. He reports on THE NEWSTAND with a story on the new Massive Prize for the PGA 2007 season, Long Drivers Raising Money f… more »

The Second Coming Revisited. John Harris Lives!!

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I'm not one to say "I told you so" to my buddies when they miss a putt or shank one into the trees. No not me, I'm too much of an adult to behave in such an immature manner. Nor do I question a player's judgment when they pull the wrong club from their… more »

Golf Gear News #17: Golf Stocks Stink, Michelle Wie Exploitation, LPGA Home Office Meltdown, Fairway Wood Changes, Golf Nut Society

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Click CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #17 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch says there is a winner of the GOLF GEAR DADDY GIVE-A-WAY. He also reports on THE NEWSTAND with a US Open Odds Review, Pros Using Testing Labs, Golf Stocks Stinking, and Sc… more »

Royal Precision Shafts Won't Be Dead for Long

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In my last podcast (#16) I reported that Royal Precision Shafts, loved by tour players and better golfers, was expected to close operations after years of losses. Knowledgeable golfers and clubbuilders alike know Royal Precision as the ones they put int… more »

The Exploitation of Michelle Wie

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Back in January I made a blog entry entitled "Michelle Wie ā€“ Give it a Rest". Iā€™d like to address the Michelle Wie phenomenon again. What really set me off this time is that the hype hasn't stopped. In fact, it's getting worse. I reference an arti… more »

Golf Gear News #16: LPGA's Rarick Drunk, Royal Precision Goes Broke, Daly Endorses Wine, Golfing in Namibia

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Click CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #16 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch says its the last show for the GOLF GEAR DADDY GIVE-A-WAY. He also reports on THE NEWSTAND with LPGA's Rarick Having A Drinking Binge, World Robot Golf Tournament, and Tw… more »

Golf Gear News #15: Herron Wins, Norman Breakup, Trump Alienates, Earl Woods Eulogy, Man Robs to Play Golf

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Click CLICK HEREen. In Episode #15 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch continues the GOLF GEAR DADDY GIVE-A-WAY. He also reports on the latest from THE NEWSTAND with Minnesota's Tim Herron Winning The Colonial, The End of Greg Norman's Marriage, and… more »