23 Jul '14, 2pm

Dick’s fires more than 500 PGA pros - GolfWRX via @po_st

IMHO there are several factors at work here. One, the price to play decent golf courses. In Maryland they charge outrageous green fees for a lot of the quality courses. People can’t afford $85 to play golf in these times. I moved to northern Georgia and the price difference is crazy, I’m playing excellant courses for $30-$40 and there is never a lack of golfers on the courses I play. Second, the big 2, TM and Callaway are killing the golf business. Just look at this site right now and see the article on the new Callaway V driver. They just came out with new Big Bertha drivers. You go in and buy that one for $400-$500 and then a month later here comes another one that will make you even better. Now go out and buy the mini SLDR after spendind $500 on the SLDR that came out several months ago.It doesn’t take long before you start feeling cheated. Golf club prices are too high...

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