Fitness


Golf is a declining sport, but why?

by scott pickard

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.

Sports Golf 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, and it's low on the "adrenaline meter" (think Grand Theft Auto and extreme sports).  That being the case, this trend will impact all regions eventually. sp in general: big hole golf | celebrity tournaments: Jalen Rose |  Fedex Cup | foot golf | handicap: formula | magic | online game: http://pgacharitychallenge.worldgolftour.com, Virtual U.S. Open | outings: player grid sp | PGA: pgatour | performance: priming | Ryder Cup: Ryder Cup, Ryder Cup Diary 2012 sp | rules: smartphone, videos | sand: soft sand, hit hard; hard sand, hit soft | social: topgolf | speed golf | soul of the game | top ten courses: Chicago | trends: mitigation banking, The Future of Golf | youth: Drive, Chip & Putt questions: When will you shoot your age?  Is golf a sport? who cares, we love it books/movies: mentoring: Seven Days in Utopia | rules: Golf Rules Finder sp Biosphere natural capital | Philosophy | Entertainment

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