Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Death watch: How much longer can golf survive?

Death watch: How much longer can golf survive?

It's racing the print industry to the finish line.

So I guess I should give up my dream of starting a golf magazine?

From the article:

* Though the U.S. still accounts for more than 40% of the world’s golf courses, according to the National Golf Foundation (NGF), the country has lost nearly 800 courses in the past decade. Some have been outright abandoned for their real estate value.

* The number of U.S. players dropped from an all-time high of 30 million in 2005 to 24.1 million in 2015. Even worse, the number of people ages 18 to 30 playing the sport is down 35% in the past decade.

1 comment:

  1. When I was young, people often told me that learning to play golf would be a good way to network with people who could help my career. But I never took it up. I have a bad back, and I still recall one of the books I read about dealing with that quoted an orthopedist who specialized in back pain as saying, "If I had to invent something that would destroy your back, I couldn't come up with anything better than golf."