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Owner of former Golf USA in Derby files bankruptcy

WICHITA — Golf USA owner Howard Love has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the Golf USA store he closed in Derby in December.

"It doesn't have anything to do with the Newton store," Love says.

He opened Golf USA of Newton at Chisholm Trail Center-Outlet & Retail Shops in 2008.

The Derby store was open three years.

"Absolutely business was tough down there," Love says. "It just wasn't working out."

The bankruptcy filing doesn't stipulate how much Love owes except that it is between $100,001 and $500,000.

Love, who says business in Newton is "great," is hesitant to discuss the bankruptcy.

"It was just a business decision."