15 May '12, 6pm

Governor says Florida needs more golf courses

Governor says Florida needs more golf courses

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott says golf is so important to Florida’s economy that, in a state with more than 1,200 golf courses, more should be built. In visiting the recent Players Championship here, Scott, a first-term Republican, outlined the economic benefits that the game provides, including the millions of tourists who visit Florida to play the game year-round, and the need to market the Sunshine State as a golf destination. In turn, Scott intends to work with local markets that want to grow the golf-course inventory. “We look at programs to add more golf courses around the state with a variety of well-named golfers,” Scott said. Nevermind that nationwide, the golf market is saturated with too many courses chasing a shrinking pool of players. Last year, 157 1/2 golf courses closed and 19 opened, measured in 18-hole equivalents, the National Golf Foundatio...

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