It would make sense to me that there are more golf course failures in climates where you don’t have sunny weather year-round, versus the warmer climates in the west, south, and southeast. But the bigger driver of this trend is that the younger generation is not adopting golf the way it was with my generation. From their perspective it takes too much time, it’s too difficult a game to master, it costs too much, it is not a good match to their attention span, it’s low on the “adrenaline meter” (think Grand Theft Auto and extreme sports), and, it’s simply what “they” did, not what “we” do. That being the case, this trend will impact all regions eventually.
Primarily an after school program where kids (ages 7-13) play modern, multiplayer board games and card games, discuss tactics, analyze mechanics, improve rules, create expansions and become game designers.
When you feel yourself losing a skill or a simple pleasure in your day, resist the urge to acquiesce to technology that is ultimately transferring a lot of money and control to someone else.