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Mike Stachura

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Trumbull, CT, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

PGA Championship 2020: Brooks Koepka switches driver for TPC Harding Park

Brooks Koepka, who had been playing Callaway’s Mavrik Sub Zero this season, put last year’s TaylorMade M5 back in the bag for the first round of the PGA Championship. → Read More

Ireland vs. Scotland: Which is the better golf destination?

In our latest installment of the “Great Golf Debates” E. Michael Johnson and Mike Stachura tackle the pressing question: Which is the better golf destination, Ireland or Scotland? → Read More

Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of where golf's allowed and where it isn’t due to the coronavirus

Things change daily with the coronavirus, but here's a list from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America on where it’s still OK to play golf → Read More

The distance resistance: Why golf's rule-makers believe it's time to act

What's the next step in the pursuit of a solution to golf's "distance problem?" Here's how it stands at current → Read More

Golf equipment truths: How to know when you should consider irons geared for a better player

Golf equipment truths: Here are some quick tips to follow when considering making a purchase on a set of irons geared for a better player → Read More

Keegan Bradley's game gets boost from anti-slice driver

Former PGA Championship winner likes look of new TaylorMade driver designed to produce "up to 20 yards of draw bias" → Read More

Costco’s latest version of its budgeted golf ball flopped, but the company tried to make good

Costco restocked its shelves with its budgeted golf ball in recent weeks, but customers noticed flaws in the product → Read More

How the business of making golf balls saved four small American towns

Small-town America is the hub for golf-ball manufacturing—and the companies have become part of the fabric of each of those towns → Read More

Men's pro tours see driving-distance averages decline in 2019 (yes, decline)

After a year where every major men's and women's pro tour saw a jump in average driving distance, 2019 reports drops on all but the LPGA Tour → Read More

Driver testing on tour: What happens, what doesn't and what probably should

When it comes to driver testing, there are several questions. The most prominent being how much is enough? → Read More

Acushnet, Titleist and FootJoy parent, acquires performance ski/golf apparel brand KJUS

Titleist and FootJoy CEO David Maher says the company's purchase of KJUS "provides significant opportunities" → Read More

British Open 2019: The must-play golf courses of Northern Ireland

If you're coming to Portrush for the Open Championship and bringing your clubs, or planning a future buddies trip, here are the must-play spots in Northern Ireland → Read More

This might be the most encouraging news about golf participation in a decade

NGF report shows first measurable increase in the number of on-course players in 14 years; Baby Boomers on the rise, too → Read More

Is Tiger Woods a compelling reason for the latest rise in golf's rounds-played numbers?

The Tiger Effect, 2019 edition: We're beginning to see the influence of Tiger Woods' Masters win throughout the industry → Read More

U.S. Open 2019: We used real data to showcase the stark difference between how average and pro golfers play Pebble Beach

Using average-player stats from the venerable links, a recurring theme emerges: we're playing a different game → Read More

We used real data to determine what clubs a mid-handicap would hit at a major setup

Never mind how they'd manage the rough or fast greens—the sheer length of Bethpage Black would overwhelm an average golfer → Read More

PGA Championship 2019: The challenge of Bethpage rough often overlooked

The penalty of rough at Bethpage Black has less to do with how far the ball travels, but the unpredictability of where it goes. → Read More

PGA Championship 2019: The can't-miss, sure-fire, obvious-but-not-obvious choice to win at Bethpage

Our Mike Stachura is at it again, crunching the numbers in his own unique way to predict this week's PGA winner ... who not is assured not to win → Read More

The Masters is the golf industry's annual ignition switch

The Masters pushes the season forward, both for golfers and perhaps more importantly, for golf companies. → Read More

Why golf's latest participation numbers are actually better than they look (no, really)

When you factor in weather, the decrease in rounds played bucked historical trends. → Read More