Reg Henry is taken aback that golf is waning in popularity. He tells us that golf gurus are concerned that there are 5,000,000 fewer golfers than there were a decade ago.
I live next to a golf course, and I see few young golfers, except for youngsters being set on a path of corruption by their fathers, and members of the golf team from a local college, just down the road a piece.
Remedies are being considered. Here’s a nugget from his column:
Now it is suggested that these forlorn, disappointed people might be lured back to the game by gimmicks. The Times story came with a picture of a tour professional putting into a 15-inch-wide hole, which looked like a bucket.
What an appalling prospect if this should catch on. You could go play Pebble Beach because it’s on your bucket list and find a bucket being used for the hole.
Golf is an expensive sport. Other than freakish “xtreme sports,” it is probably the most expensive sport short of skiing. One wonders whether the destruction of the middle class, depriving many of the ability to pay for club memberships, not to mention golf clubs, may have something to do with its waning popularity.
Whatever, it’s still golf, a good walk spoiled.
Golf is pool on an extra-large table, with added membership and greens fees and without heat in the winter or AC in the summer.
Get a pool table. It’s cheaper, more comfortable, just as frustrating, and lacks the built-in mosquitoes.