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The USGA's #Play9Golf effort: as much fun in half the time: - this needs to become a regular choice

The USGA's #Play9Golf effort: as much fun in half the time: - this needs to become a regular choice

There are a few obstacles every golfer faces when heading to the first tee. Outside of the obvious hazards and bunkers, hooks and slices, the less obvious snags of time and money can combine to make golf a difficult hobby to sustain. The United States Golf Association knows this, and is trying to do something about it. The idea? Playing nine holes instead of 18. Play 9 Day, led by the USGA -- with help from Rickie Fowler and American Express, -- took place Wednesday for the first time to promote a different way of playing the game. Executive Director Mike Davis is aware the concerns of the golf industry and took part in the event, answering questions and playing nine holes at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in New Jersey. “It’s all about awareness and trying to do something for participation in the game,” Davis said. “There are a lot of people who play the game that think 18 h...

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