The golf business is tough. Sales are flat. Manufacturing costs are high. Advertising is expensive (except on golf blogs). Yet some people who have millions to burn still try to make it in the golf industry, only to be sent home with their prototype between their legs.
Here’s a good read from Business Week discussing some of those people.
The site at pro golf news dot net (URL not included intentionally) is stealing content from Hooked On Golf Blog and many other golf blogs and sites like The Golf Channel’s. Much of this content is not linked or credited to the original authors AND they have google ads on the site. They’re making money by illegally posting OUR blog posts.
Though this site and many golf blogs have RSS feeds, these feeds are intended for the personal use of individuals on their personal home computer. These RSS feeds are NOT for other sites or companies to use for monetary gain.
I’ve sent them a C&D email and reported them to google for adsense violations.
Here are a few Father’s Day ideas for you.
Your dad could use some golf fitness training from Mike Pedersen. Click here for Mikes Father’s Day Sale.
Another unique gift item for dad would be a Green Friendly golf belt.
Perhaps he needs a rules tune up. Get him this cool game.
Perhaps a unique rain cover from Rain Wedge would do the trick.
If pop just doesn’t seem to hit the center of the club face perhaps some Golf Dust would help.
If dad is a “gamer” then perhaps True Swing Golf would do the trick. You’ll need a DS too.
Perhaps you could get dad a subscription to Hooked On Golf Blog. Oh, I guess the best things in life are free.
Day 3 of my 7 straight days of reviews:
It’s hard to write a 2000 word “review” on a ball repair tool. It’s equally as hard to write a 2000 word review on a belt. So this won’t be the world’s longest review either.
Green Friendly makes belts for men and women. Yeah, whatever. Right? There are zillions of belt companies out there. But Green Friendly’s belts stand apart from any other.
Built into the tip of each Green Friendly belt is an awesome green repair tool and magnetic ball marker! No digging around in your pocket, dropping tees on the ground and pulling your pocket inside out looking for your ball marker or repair tool.
I have several GF belts and they’re great. They’re convenient, useful and they look very nice.
Want to make your belt even more special or put company logo on there? No problem. GF can engrave your artwork right onto the tip of the belt!
Take care of pop
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Check out the awesome Father’s Day belt package in the pic below.
You can get a Green Friendly golf belt for free! Click here to find out how.
My good buddy Eat (Rich) has been burning his geek candles at both ends. He’s been flexing his super geek muscles for a couple of months on something that could have a huge impact on how us “club ho” types buy gear:
The new EAT GOLF SHOPPER
Type in any golf item you’re in the market for and let the Eat Shopper search all the stores on the web and present you with a list of all the best prices, with images no less. It’s like golf’s version of Price Watch.
Shh. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say this but it works for other items too. I searched for “panties” and the Eat Golf Shopper gave me a mere 40611 selections. Ahem, I’ll be busy tonight…