2017 Brings Endorsement / Equipment Changes

“We knew contracts were going to come up at the end of last year and we were just hoping to do the best we could. We did our due diligence and looked around but when Nike came in they were like – just give us five days…” — Jason Day Some of the most recognizable…

Titleist Files for IPO

Acushnet Holdings Corp., the golf products company that owns the Titleist and Pinnacle brands, has filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. to allow shareholders to cash out part of their stakes. The company could fetch a valuation of about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said last year. Acushnet is owned…

The New, Improved US Ryder Cup Presence: Mickelson’s Legacy?

Phil Mickelson’s comments following the US Ryder Cup team’s defeat at Gleneagles, Scotland (September 28, 2014): “We had a great formula in ’08. I don’t know why we strayed. I don’t know why we don’t go back. What Zinger did was great. There were two things that allow us to play our best I think…

Ryder Cup Notes From Across the Pond

“It is hard to believe Bill Murray can mill about the course unattended without being mobbed by fans, but no one said the Ryder Cup was a normal event.”   Continue reading… Results of Singles Matches: Patrick Reed def. Rory McIlroy 1 Up Henrik Stenson def. Jordan Spieth 3&2 Thomas Pieters def. JB Holmes 3&2…

NY Post: Americans Are Losing Interest in Playing Golf

Golf Businesses Struggle as Interest Fades From the New York Post: “Golfsmith, a 150-store golf specialty retailer, has hired an investment bank and restructuring expert as it weighs a possible bankruptcy court filing, according to a report. “The Austin, Texas-based chain, caught in the middle of a downdraft in the sport — roughly 6 million…