Taylor Made Golf Experience News

Taylor Made Golf Experience News

November 20th, 2014 |

Check out the recent article on the front page of the Las Vegas Review-Journal by award-winning columnist Ron Kantowski. The article detailed the HACK Golf initiative and showed our Tuesday night golf league in action plus featured the 15” Cups we have on each green.

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These new 15-inch golf cups, which seem roughly the size of the Grand Canyon, at least from the tee box, are supposed to provide a shot in the arm to an industry that needs one. Statistics show that not as many people are playing golf as before. This could be because the game is more difficult than trigonometry homework, or because it takes too long.

These 15-inch golf cups are supposed to help fix what ails golf. In the manner of bumpers on a bowling alley, they make the game easier, and shave about an hour off a typical round.

HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” recently did a story on the 15-inch holes, and how the golf industry is struggling; courses once that had charged an arm and a leg for greens fees are now overrun with tall grass and weeds, Gumbel said. Courses are closing every day.

“Every macro indicator that we’ve been looking at for the past 20 years — rounds played, number of minorities playing, women playing — all of these things that we’ve tracked says there’s less people playing, and the ones that are playing are playing less frequently,” a man named Mark King, a leader in the industry — “one of the most important men in the game” — according to Bryant Gumbel, told the host.

Even the great Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, agrees with doing anything we can to make golf more fun.

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