Will A $14,000 Launch Monitor Help Or Kill The Game Of Golf? - Dog Leg News

About the author

Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

Related Articles


  1. 1


    Hi Tom,
    no way triple but in essence what they are doing is like Top Golf. young people who do not have the real appreciation of the game that you and I do may “cotton” to this. i think it has a place certainly not for me or our generation but envisioning the game 40 years down the road it may be prominent.

    1. 1.1

      Tom Edrington

      Yes, we have a Top Golf here in Tampa, went about a month after it opened. Very expensive. I asked some college kids how much they paid for their pitcher of beer — $17 and it wasn’t a very big pitcher. Top Golf uses limited flight golf balls as well. The VP of Foresight contradicted himself big time and that’s what got my attention, they’re gonna triple the number of players yet very few in the future actually going to a golf course. A ton of mom and pop courses for sale, can’t remember the last time a new one opened in our area.

Leave a Reply

Copyright Dog Leg News 2015 | Terms | Privacy