Dick’s Sporting Goods has laid off hundreds of PGA professionals who provide golf instruction in its stores, underscoring the company’s concern about sagging sales of equipment and accessories as fewer Americans show interest in hitting the links.
The layoffs were not announced by the Findlay-based retailer but were confirmed by the PGA of America, which said Wednesday that 478 of its members were notified by the company that their services were no longer needed.
Dick’s, which operates more than 550 stores nationwide, did not immediately respond to email and phone messages. A PGA spokeswoman said it was disappointed in Dick’s decision and had reached out to the people affected.
“We are extremely disappointed by the news, as any time even one PGA member loses a job, we are extremely sensitive to such matters,” PGA spokeswoman Jamie Carbone said in an email on Wednesday.
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Is it just me or do y’all find this whole thing bizarre.
First of all, sex rehab in Hattiesburg, MS…not sure exactly where a sex rehab clinic should be… but Mississippi????
Secondly, what the heck is sex rehab, exactly? People are unable keep their zipper up and all of a sudden it is an addiction and not their fault they are a skank??? Are we enabling these people? First David Duchovney, now Tiger Woods.
Maybe I am just too old for all this nonsense but it all just seems too much to comprehend.
Is it just me or does David Letterman telling Tiger Woods jokes seem oddly out of place and not funny. I don’t think David Letterman is funny to begin with. Actually, I think he is bitter, but that’s another rant. The whole situation grosses me out. They are both disgusting people.
I think Letterman should zip it when it comes to other people’s sex scandels. Just sayin…..