30 Jul '14, 4pm

Contrary to many media stories of late, golf isn't dying. My story:

To read golf stories in the media today you'd have to think that golf was going the way of polo, relegated to a niche sport played by the ultra-rich on fields in distant spots where spectators sip Pimms and eat cucumber sandwiches. The National Post, Maclean's , the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time. . . the list goes on and on of outlets that have jumped on the golf-is-in-decline story. The majority of these stories rely on the same details - courses with half-empty tee sheets, a major U.S. retailer laying off golf professionals, too much equipment in the supply chain, yadda, yadda, yadda. In reality, this isn't news. The problems have been around for a while and most are self-inflicted. Yes, there were way too many golf courses built in the boom years of the 1990s. I can remember reading a report from the U.S. National Golf Foundation that said the sport would need to bu...

Full article: http://scoregolf.com/blog/bob-weeks/2014/july/golf-isnt-d...

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